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Thread: Thanks for the Dance - Tributes/Condolences

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    I don't know if this one has been posted yet or not, but it hit home for me a couple of years ago.


    The Rainbow Bridge Story

    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, 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...

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    hers a lil slide show of TICK.....lost him a year ago to cancer....hunted to the very end!!!



    click on photo for slide show

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    In Loving Memory of “Chevi”

    Twin Pine’s Victory Lane QAA

    9/11/97 - 5/28/09





    Dear Mom and Dad,

    You’re giving me a special gift,
    So sorrowfully endowed,
    And through these last few cherished days,
    Your courage makes me proud.
    But really, love is knowing
    When your best friend is in pain,
    And understanding earthly acts
    Will only be in vain.
    So looking deep into your eyes,
    Beyond, into your soul,
    I see in you the magic, that will
    Once more make me whole.

    The strength that you possess,
    Is why I look to you today,
    To do this thing that must be done,
    For it’s the only way.
    That strength is why I’ve followed you,
    And chose you as my friend,
    And why I’ve loved you all these years…
    My partner til the end.
    Please, understand just what this gift,
    You’re giving, means to me,
    It gives me back the strength I’ve lost,
    And all my dignity.
    You take a stand on my behalf,
    For that is what friends do.
    And know that what you do is right,
    For I believe it too.
    So one last time, I breathe your scent,
    And through your hand I feel,
    The courage that’s within you,
    To now grant me this appeal.
    Cut the leash that holds me here,
    Dear friend, and let me run,
    Once more a strong and steady dog,
    My pain and struggle done.
    And don’t despair my passing,
    For I won’t be far away,
    Forever here, with your heart,
    And memory I will stay.
    Your best friend,
    Chevi



    I received this today from Mike & Vikki Diehl. My deepest condolences on the loss of their girl, Chevi.
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    WR Brasco of Tun Tavern 8/3/95-7/11/09

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickF View Post
    WR Brasco of Tun Tavern 8/3/95-7/11/09
    Brother Rick,

    I am crushed that you lost Brasco.

    Within the last 24 hours, I came home and viewed a photo of you running her in a NAHRA test in Ohio on a randomized photo slideshow. Then tonight, I was looking in my drawer for a hankerchief that my 4 year old son Sammy had to have - a hand-me-down from my deceased grandpa.

    First, I found a folded up piece of paper with a $5 bill in it. It is from my sending you the cash after your winning a duck calling contest bet in South Carolina years ago. Apparently you sent it back to me!

    My deepest condolences on the loss of Brasco. Maili will not be far behind her...sadly.

    Chris

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    Thanks Brother Chris.

    It is truly a sad day here.

    Your mention of Ohio reminds me, she may have had enough points for her MHR. Just not sent in etc.

    I'll never forget the day we went grouse hunting up here in SWPA. She sat to flush and shoot, temporarily

    These dogs bring so such to our lives. Frankly, without Brasco, you and I may have never met. Gotta love these dogs.


    Thanks again Chris,


    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickF View Post
    Thanks Brother Chris.

    It is truly a sad day here.

    Your mention of Ohio reminds me, she may have had enough points for her MHR. Just not sent in etc.

    I'll never forget the day we went grouse hunting up here in SWPA. She sat to flush and shoot, temporarily

    These dogs bring so such to our lives. Frankly, without Brasco, you and I may have never met. Gotta love these dogs.


    Thanks again Chris,


    Rick
    Rick,

    My unending friendship, love, and loyalty to you and yours....

    Chris

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    Dear Lord, Please look after Buster. I hope to handle him again someday.

    HRCH Muddy Jack Skybuster MH
    9/28/1998 - 7/14/2009
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    Mike Akeroyd ~ Houston
    Last edited by Skybuster; 07-24-2009 at 07:53 PM.

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    Tribute to a Best Friend
    Sunlight streams through window pane unto a spot on the floor....
    Then I remember,
    It's where you used to lie, but now you are no more.
    Our feet walk down a hall of carpet, and muted echoes sound....
    Then I remember,
    It's where your paws would joyously abound.
    A voice is heard along the road, and up beyond the hill, Then I remember it can't be yours....
    Your voice is still.
    But I'll take that vacant spot of floor and empty muted hall And lay them with the absent voice and unused dish along the wall.
    I'll wrap these treasured memorials in a blanket of my love And keep them for my best friend until we meet above.

    In loving memory of Ebony & Ivory's Joy of Joys, JH
    Owned & loved by Todd Williams & family

    5/2/2000 - 7/29/2009

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    Well, here I am crying again as I was three years ago when my Nanci went to the Bridge,,,
    Freya

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