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Author Topic: Good thoughts/positive vibes/candles requested  (Read 13858 times)

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Offline Moffie65

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Re: Good thoughts/positive vibes/candles requested
« Reply #50 on: June 26, 2006, 05:51:06 PM »
Peace, Love and Light to you and Benjamin.

In Sadness, your friend, Tim.
The Bible contains 6 admonishments to homosexuals,
and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
Lynn Lavne

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Good thoughts/positive vibes/candles requested
« Reply #51 on: June 26, 2006, 06:50:55 PM »
Hello Jonathan,

I want you to know how sorry I am to hear about the passing of Ringo,I do understand how difficult this must be for you.I raised some wonderful, loving little exotic pets throughout the years, and it was always such a difficult time, dealing with their passing. It's never easy...

My Deepest Sympathies------Ray

Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 20mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 9/24/2017

Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 9/18/2017,  Viral load remains <40
CD 4 @358 /  CD4 % @ 13

 65 years young.

Offline TedEBearNC

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Re: Good thoughts/positive vibes/candles requested
« Reply #52 on: June 26, 2006, 11:11:33 PM »

I'm so sorry and saddened to hear of Ringo's passing.  At least he had his two best friends and the loves of his life there with him.

My heart goes out to you.


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Offline Robert

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Re: Good thoughts/positive vibes/candles requested
« Reply #53 on: June 27, 2006, 12:12:56 AM »

I'm so sad.  I'm bawling my head off.




Offline Christine

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Re: Good thoughts/positive vibes/candles requested
« Reply #54 on: June 27, 2006, 11:03:14 AM »
Absolutely!! Good thoughts and prayers going out to all of you!

I apologize, I did not read down through all the posts first. i am very sorry for your loss. My husband had a ferret, Stewie, when we first met, and she passed a few years ago.

Have you heard of the Rainbow Bridge?
The Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of Heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge. When an animal
dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to the
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, someone who was 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
begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green
grass, 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 those trusting eyes,
so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...
taken from http://www.canine-epilepsy.com/petloss.html

« Last Edit: June 27, 2006, 11:18:22 AM by Christine »
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Offline bluelove

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Re: Good thoughts/positive vibes/candles requested
« Reply #55 on: June 27, 2006, 08:04:08 PM »
I am so sorry foy your loss.

You and Benjamin are in thoughts and prayers.

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Re: Good thoughts/positive vibes/candles requested
« Reply #56 on: June 27, 2006, 08:07:39 PM »
Aw My thoughts and prayers are with you and your lovely friend.....hug and kiss
"I married a German. Every night I dress up as Poland and he invades me. "
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Offline anniebc

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Re: Good thoughts/positive vibes/candles requested
« Reply #57 on: June 27, 2006, 10:00:00 PM »
Oh Jonathon..I just caught up with your post..I was so sad to hear about Ringo, with all those lovely stories you told me you have been left with some beautiful memories of him.

Thinking of you.

Jan :'(
Never knock on deaths door..ring the bell and run..he really hates that.

Offline Sae

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Re: Good thoughts/positive vibes/candles requested
« Reply #58 on: June 28, 2006, 12:12:44 AM »
Dear Jonathan,

I can feel that lump in your throat, remember it all too well.
I'm so sorry.

I'll share my Reilly story, not to be selfish....but just to say that Ringo will be around for awhile for you, as Reilly was and is for me.


Reilly was my best friend and how I met my other best friend as we had Golder Retriever littermates and met at puppy school.  Reilly was the kind of dog you wait a lifetime for, and my friend was someone you only get a brief time to be with, but a friendship that forever changes you.  There was something about Reilly that was so unmistakable, so pure, that anyone who met him felt something special, albeit indescribable.  Sure he was a beautiful showdog (unsuccessful because the judge told him he was cute and he sat down and barked his thanks), but there was that 'something' about him. I could be walking down the street with him and the strange bus driver would stop to ask about him.  Everyone loved that dog, family, vets across the country, neighbors, friends...always asked about Reilly first. Even the Cargo guys at Air Canada would spring him loose to let him run around the terminal...a big no-no.  Reilly is how I became aware of HIV, for that same best friend died shortly thereafter from AIDS, and I was left with the two dogs for a very short time.  Having a golden was his dying wish, and on his gravestone is an etching of him and his dog. 

Reilly meant more to me than anything.  He judged (correctly) the men in my life and would find a way to show his disapproval or fear.  Sometimes he lived with my parents, when I had to travel or move across Canada, so he just built a bigger fan base, with neighbors dropping in to take him for walks.  He loved drive thrus and always managed to score a treat.  He was terrifed of bagpipes as I found out when I took him to a parade once.  More people wanted to watch Reilly than the parade, and he had so many friends IN the parade it was a complete debaucle because the kids stopped to say...LOOK there's REILLY, and he went nuts.  That was always the way with him.  I walked him down the aisle at my sister's wedding, he promptly rolled over and did this crazy upside down thing for the whole group...its hysterical when the bride has to step over the dog and no one minds...because it was Reilly afterall. 

I was traveling again...and I came home and Reilly wouldn't get up one evening and I just knew it had to be bad.  I got the phone call from the vet with news of anemia and my heart sank.  I had to leave for an interview the next day for two days and returned on the Sunday afternoon, he seemed bright, he seemed ok....so I let him sleep with me on the couch all day, but I knew.  By the next morning, we had to rush him to the vet and I had to put him to sleep, knowing he had struggled to wait for me to return to him to say goodbye. He never had a chance with such a raging cancer either.  I felt his soul leave in the same matter you describe and the pain of realizing the stark difference between him...and his poor body.  I don't think its normal that everyone in the clinic was crying that day...even the seasoned ones were devastated by the loss of my little old man.

For months after he would visit me.  Sometimes in a dream, sometimes a warning that something needed to be checked.  We got a new puppy later that year and Reilly's favorite sticks fell over twice for no reason...just as the puppy would be getting into trouble.  About a year ago I dreamed that Reilly came back to make sure I was ok, and that I hadn't forgotten him despite the new dogs.  Its still completely vivid in my mind, not a normal dream.

I planted a red dogwood with white flowers in the yard....it bloomed the next year exactly on the day he died, sure its a coincidence, and I knew it was a spring flowering type....but I got my first message from Consumed that same day two years later.   Those trees still bloom June 2nd.  Maybe I'm clownshit crazy, but I know I've felt Reilly at times when I really needed him.  Its not so often now, but still....he remains.

I wish that for you Jonathan.  I've accepted Reilly's passing, even moved on and loved new pets but there is nothing like my Reilly. 

To Ringo...

Offline Lisa

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Re: Good thoughts/positive vibes/candles requested
« Reply #59 on: June 28, 2006, 09:50:13 AM »
I am so very sorry for your heart. I know that Ringo's loss has devastated you, and Benjamin.
I've been in tears, since yesterday afternoon when I came across this thread.
This time it was my turn to clutch, and kiss my little furry Princess in the inconsolable sorrow for your beloved friend.
Sweetie, and I send gentle hugs, and kisses to you and Benjamin.
We love you. and are here if you ever need to talk. :'(
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