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Thread: Pebbles (7/6/2000- 11/28/2012)

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    The sweetest bravest gentlest Labrador I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing, asked to go to the Rainbow Bridge today. Her mind was still strong, but her great body was wracked with arthritis and ravaged by diabetes and couldn’t go on.

    Pebbles came into my life when she was 6 years old and just diagnosed with diabetes. Her owners couldn’t/didn’t/wouldn’t care for her and were going to euthanize her. I said with great gusto, “I can find a home for her.” And I did. She lived with me for another 6 years.

    She was the greatest SAR dog that never was. The greatest OTCH dog that never was. The greatest Field Trial champion that never was. She never sat in a duck blind nor won a ribbon. I wished I could have put just half of her play drive, perseverance, and joy of life into a body that functioned. She would have been world class.

    Good night, Pebbles. I hope someday I have the privilege of being greeted by you at the Rainbow Bridge.

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    Condolences, but she did good finding you 6 years ago.

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    She's waiting for you on the other side. Such a good dog.

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    So Sorry Kathleen.....she reminds me of Ray who I had shipped up from Georgia rescue in Sept..Ray has taken over couch appropriations here
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    youre the best for giving her a home when others gave up on her. hang in there..
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    My condolences Kathleen on your loss of Pebbles..... it's not about the titles, it's about the love.... she'll be waiting for you at the bridge...
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    Sorry for your loss.....sounds like Pebbles met a great friend 6 years ago!

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    Maybe she had no ribbons, but she won a bigger prize - your heart! I am sorry that you had to say goodbye to Pebbles, but she lived her life with you filled with love - you will be together again.
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    I'm so sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace Pebbles.
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    Sorry for your loss. They give us so much joy - and so much heartache when they leave us.
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