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Author Topic: And then, there was one.  (Read 3797 times)

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Offline Alain

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And then, there was one.
« on: March 08, 2007, 05:08:29 PM »
Yesterday was a rough ride for me, as I had to let go of my dogie friend Sasha.

She was quite the trooper and fought endlessly. She was a kind, a giver and full of Love. She never failed me.

Most importantly, she was my ears.

I shall miss her very much and I do already.

So long my dear friend Sasha (SEP13, 1989- Mar07, 2007)

Alain :(

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Offline Ihavehope

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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2007, 05:18:55 PM »
adorable picture. Sooooo sorry to hear your doggie passed away. I know how it feels. She is now in doggy heaven.
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Offline DanielMark

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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2007, 05:26:36 PM »
My condolences, Alain.




Offline AlanBama

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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2007, 05:31:19 PM »
Dear Alain,

I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved dog.   May she rest in peace.   She'll be waiting for you, you know......

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline Longislander

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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2007, 05:33:22 PM »
Aww, Alain, I'm sorry to hear about Sasha. She was a cutie, and a big part of your life~
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Offline mjmel

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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2007, 07:19:02 PM »
She was born two months before I tested positive. That's a long life for that sweet little girl.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2007, 07:22:17 PM by mjmel »

Offline dtwpuck

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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2007, 07:59:10 PM »
Aww  this is really sad.   I am so sorry for your loss.   Your puppy was loved and you gave her a wonderful life.  :'(
Floating through the void in the caress of two giant pink lobsters named Esmerelda and Keith.

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2007, 08:06:15 PM »
Glad you got to know her generosity and friendship for all those years. Very cute dog!

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2007, 08:34:19 PM »

Very sorry, and saddened to hear that Alain. My  condolence goes out to you.

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Offline Nadine

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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2007, 09:20:01 PM »

My heart is breaking for you...I'm very sorry for your loss.


Offline David_CA

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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2007, 10:50:37 PM »
It sounds like you two were lucky to have had each other for so long.  I feel for you.

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Offline Teresa

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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2007, 10:53:53 PM »

Im so sorry to hear of Sasha passing. I know she knew how much you loved her!

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Offline Robert

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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2007, 12:24:47 AM »

I'm so sorry.  Such grief only shows how much love you two had for each other. 

My deepest sympathies.


Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2007, 04:33:05 AM »

My sympathies on the loss of your small friend.

(Who is an avid dog person)

Offline anniebc

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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2007, 09:04:25 PM »
Dear Alain

I'm so sorry I have just seen this post, my thoughts are with you, I know how heartbreaking it is to lose a beloved pet..you gave Sasha a good home and she left knowing she had been loved.

Jan :'(
(who like Matty is an avid dog lover)
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Offline tigger2376

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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2007, 09:11:43 PM »
I'm so sorry. I know how much it hurts to lose your pet..it seems like such a little word for such a big part of your life :'(
(who loves canines despite being more than a little feline herself)
I know i'm going to enjoy the party in the afterlife, but do you all mind that I'm going to be VERY late!!!

Offline Alain

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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2007, 08:57:53 AM »
Thank you all for your kind words and for taking the time. It means a lot to me.

It never get easier when that time comes, but I have no doubts and in some ways I am relieved that the girls are back together.

Sophie, her sister died on January 18, 2004. They were the best of friends.

I might apply for a hearing working dog. They are trained for any sounds like the front door, telephone TTY, kitchen timer and alarm clock. Most important they jump on you when sleeping should they hear smoke or carbon monoxide detector.

The dogs that are trained by the agency are Border Collies, Golden Retriever, German Shepperd, Poodles and some Terriers. There is a waiting list but because of my age and the fact that I became totally deaf late in my life, I get sort of a priority. We will see and I let you guys know.

The Girls together.

Alain :-* 

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Offline bear60

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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2007, 01:35:58 PM »
I just found this thread and want to add my condolences.  Hang in there!
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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2007, 04:18:47 PM »
Alain, so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear buddy, Sasha.

Hugs and hugs,
Andy Velez

Offline Christine

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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2007, 02:54:11 PM »
I am so sorry for your loss. Sophie and Sasha are together, playing in beautiful fields. They were both very lucky to have a doggy daddy who loved them so.

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Re: And then, there was one.
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2007, 07:07:14 PM »
Sasha, au revoir, vous êtres partis le jours de mon anniversaire, je me rappelerai toujours ça.

Sending you all my love , Alain. Thank you for having the courage to wish me happy birthday.
(je suis toutes les larmes)



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