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Old 01-25-2021, 6:33pm   #101
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Someone in my group posted this quote, just thought I'd share it here with you all:

“There is a cycle of love and death that shapes the lives of those who choose to travel in the company of animals. It is a cycle unlike any other. To those who have never lived through its turnings or walked its rocky path, our willingness to give our hearts with full knowledge that they will be broken seems incomprehensible. Only we know how small a price we pay for what we receive; our grief, no matter how powerful it may be, is an insufficient measure of the joy we have been given.”

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Someone in my group posted this quote, just thought I'd share it here with you all:

“There is a cycle of love and death that shapes the lives of those who choose to travel in the company of animals. It is a cycle unlike any other. To those who have never lived through its turnings or walked its rocky path, our willingness to give our hearts with full knowledge that they will be broken seems incomprehensible. Only we know how small a price we pay for what we receive; our grief, no matter how powerful it may be, is an insufficient measure of the joy we have been given.”

-Suzanne Clothier
I always hate to see when this thread goes active, but this post is really great. Thanks!
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I always hate to see when this thread goes active, but this post is really great. Thanks!
Like you, I brace myself before clicking on this thread when I see that there has been any recent posts but am glad when any content is helpful to someone else here.
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That pic hurts.
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We lost Dusty on 3/8/21 at almost 19 years old.

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His sister Maggie. We adopted them both at the same time in 2002, and they were about the same age. We lost Maggie to renal failure on 5/21/19.

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They did not get along at all at first, but quickly became buds. As they got older, every time Maggie went to get a drink, Dusty would go around the back of the water dish and drink at the same time. In his last few days, Dusty started drinking from the back of the dish again...it was almost like Maggie was there with him.
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We Remember Them

In the rising of the sun and in its going down, we remember them.
In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter, we remember them.
In the warmth of the sun and the peace of summer, we remember them.
In the rustling of the leaves and the beauty of autumn, we remember them.
In the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember them.
When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember them.
So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.

- Excerpt, by Sylvan Kamens and Rabbi Jack Riemer

One Small Star

When I need to feel you near me
I stand in this quiet place
Where the silver light of countless stars
Falling on my face
Though they all shine so brightly
Somehow it comforts me to know
That some that burn the brightest
Died an eternity ago
But your light still shines
It's one small star to guide me
And it helps me to hold back the dark
Your light's still shining in my heart
I'm learning how to live without you
And I never thought I could
And even how to smile again
I never thought I would
And I cherish your heart's memories
Cause they bring you back to life
Some caress me gently
And some cut me like a knife
But your light still shines
It's one small star to guide me
And it helps me to hold back the dark
Your light's still shining in my heart
Can your soul be out there some where
Beyond the infinity of time
I guess you've found some answers now
I'll have to wait for mine
When my light joins with yours one day
We'll shine through time and space
And one day fall on a distant age
Upon some stranger's face
But your light still shines
It's one small star to guide me
And it helps me to hold back the dark
Your light's still shining in my heart
Your light's still shining in my heart

- By John McDermott
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Old 05-11-2021, 9:57am   #110
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I’ve been avoiding clicking on this thread. My sincerest condolences to everyone who posted about the loss of a furry family member.

Today it’s my turn. This is Mew. He is resting peacefully now after his heart gave out way sooner than the rest of his body. His soul has probably entered a human now because he was always more human than cat. He will make a good human. Miss you buddy.
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^Great photos, with even greater memories attached to them all I’m sure.

RIP, Mew...you were indeed loved.
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Today is the 2 year 'Angelversary' of Clara's passing, Cosmo's sister. Where does the time go? I remember meeting her as a puppy, and holding her in my arms I went through a bunch of old photos today, brought back a lot of memories.
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I went today on a hike to the pet rock memorial pile on a local trail here, I was able to spot the rocks I placed for them both again.

Today my friend, whose dog I have been dog-sitting since 2/15, entered in-patient hospice care. Time is short, so I brought her to his apartment yesterday to say our goodbyes. I prayed, read him a poem, held his hand, told him we loved him. Lots of tears. It was an extremely heart-wrenching, difficult, emotionally-draining day.

I brought Sadie with me for the hike...we have hiked the rest of this 18-mile trail (in pieces), but saved this part for last. Today was the right time. I formally 'introduced' her to Cosmo and Clara, and thanked them for allowing me to pay forward the love I gave to them, to her now. The grief has come full-circle.
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I went today on a hike to the pet rock memorial pile on a local trail here, I was able to spot the rocks I placed for them both again.

Today my friend, whose dog I have been dog-sitting since 2/15, entered in-patient hospice care. Time is short, so I brought her to his apartment yesterday to say our goodbyes. I prayed, read him a poem, held his hand, told him we loved him. Lots of tears. It was an extremely heart-wrenching, difficult, emotionally-draining day.

I brought Sadie with me for the hike...we have hiked the rest of this 18-mile trail (in pieces), but saved this part for last. Today was the right time. I formally 'introduced' her to Cosmo and Clara, and thanked them for allowing me to pay forward the love I gave to them, to her now. The grief has come full-circle.
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I went today on a hike to the pet rock memorial pile on a local trail here, I was able to spot the rocks I placed for them both again.

Today my friend, whose dog I have been dog-sitting since 2/15, entered in-patient hospice care. Time is short, so I brought her to his apartment yesterday to say our goodbyes. I prayed, read him a poem, held his hand, told him we loved him. Lots of tears. It was an extremely heart-wrenching, difficult, emotionally-draining day.

I brought Sadie with me for the hike...we have hiked the rest of this 18-mile trail (in pieces), but saved this part for last. Today was the right time. I formally 'introduced' her to Cosmo and Clara, and thanked them for allowing me to pay forward the love I gave to them, to her now. The grief has come full-circle.
Sorry to hear about your friend. Thank you for taking great care of Sadie.
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