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Angel-pie, Punkin, Sweet-pea and I'm sure many others!
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November 13th 1995
Her stuffed toys, food, more food, love, walks, did I mention food, tennis balls and swimming!
Her buddy Marley and how she chewed on her neck all the time, when I take the tennis ball away from her
This ragged old stuffed ball.
I fed her Nutro, but she loved beggin' strips!
From our mountain home to the lake. She practically prances when she sees the lake!
high fives, "bang-bang" (where she would play dead), shake, boxer
Angel was a Christmas gift (thus her name - Sweet Angelica Noel). We arrived at a house where there were two litters of Golden Retreiver pups. One litter had the red coloring and the other litter was very blonde. There were only two females left and there were two of us there looking at the pups. The minute I saw her I knew she was my puppy. I was so excited. The scary part was that the other person got there first and was trying to decide between the two puppies. I had to wait anxiously while the other person decided...she was there first after all. The agony of that 10 minutes was almost unbearable. I would have been heartbroken if she had taken the blonde puppy. Finally, the agony was over! She chose the red puppy and I got my sweet blonde bundle. She was only 3 weeks old and so tiny she fit in my hand. It was love at first sight.
Her name came because of the time of the year she came into my life. Christmas! It seems appropriate that I would pay homage to her now. Angel was a very special dog, as every owner says, but I've never seen a golden who was so gentle and careful, with impeccable manners! She was always so careful not to knock anything over with her tail and make sure she didn't step on your feet as she walked by.
She went through alot in her short life suffering from one malady to another, but I'd like to believe she had a good life. She was my first puppy and while I made mistakes, I know she forgave me and still loved me for it. She was a devoted dog.
She also helped me through some of the most difficult times of mine. And all the while, she never left my side. Her loss was devastating. As many of you know, making the decision to help your pet die is one of the most heart wrenching experiences. As I laid on the vets floor (on September 11th) and held her while she took her last breath, I never imagined the pain that would come with it. The tears roll even as I write this. The pain is still very alive in my heart. Her picture and ashes sit prominently in my home so that all who come in will remember her as I did.
Sweet as an Angel
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May 5th 2009 1:59 pm
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Welcome to the Bridge, my dear friend. I don't think anyone could have said it better than what Sweet Holly posted for you today.
Thank you Holly!
You're giving me a special gift,
So sorrowfully endowed,
And through these last few cherished hours,
Your courage makes me proud.
But the sweetest kindness is knowing
When your 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 found you,
And chose you as my friend,
And why I've loved you all these days...
My guardian till 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 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, within your heart,
And in memory I'll stay.
I'll be there watching over you,
with all the others I now join
And in your dreams we'll run,
... as young dogs once again.
March 15th 2008 6:24 am
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When Mom and I moved into the house 4 years ago, one of the first pups we met was Sophie. She is a sweet Golden just like all other Goldens we know, but she was special. She was always there to greet us as we walked by and she never left her Daddy's side. I loved to go see her. After I passed, Mom loved to go for walks and Sophie was the one dog she couldn't wait to see.
Well the time has come for Sophie to join me at the Bridge. I was so happy to see her when she arrived this passed week, but I also know that meant that her Daddy was very sad and so was Mommy. It brought back all the memories of having to put me to sleep and then her eyes started to leak.
Mommy - just know that Sophie and I are having fun here and are anxiously waiting to see you again. But take your time, we'll be here. We'll always be right here watching over you and in your heart.
June 10th 2007 6:45 am
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It's been 6 or 7 months since it happened and I've known all along, but Mom just found out.
Kita came to the Bridge in November '06 (you can see her picture above). Her death was quite tragic, but I can assure you she is pain free and running like a pup again!
Kita and I were quite good friends when we lived together. We would snuggle and sleep together. We would play and run and love eachother all the time. Kita came into our family when I was about 5 years old. She was 7. We just couldn't understand how her family could give her up, so we loved her twice as much as anyone ever could. She deserved it.
Then a very sad day came when Mom and Dad decided they could not live together anymore. I was 8 and Kita was 10. I stayed with Mom and Kita stayed with Dad. It was hard on everyone, but we each knew we were staying with the right human. I never got to say goodbye to Kita, but I did get to say hello when she got here. I got to tell her how much I loved her on Earth! I'm so blessed.
Mom has not seen Kita in over 3 years and when she heard the news of her death and what Dad must have gone through, she was very sad. Kita was such a sweet girl and Mom knew that Dad took the best care of her possible.
Thank you, Angel. I love you!
I love you Kita!
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