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Fri Aug 3, 2018, 09:00 PM

Tonight, again, my family mourns.

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At about 9AM this morning, our doggie Curly, my sweet little boy and best four legged friend for the nearly five years since he joined our family, crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He had been sick, lethargic and very weak for about the past ten days. He'd lost his appetite, lost control of his bladder and had nearly no bodily strength for the last 2 or 3 days.

We kept hoping against hope that he would rally, but this morning it became clear that he was ready to move on. My wife, son and I took him to the vet. I held my loyal little friend from the time I got up this morning until we got to the animal hospital. As his life was ending, the last thing that Curly knew in this world was being held, caressed kissed and being told how much he is loved by his family. I was rubbing the fur on his head when the doctor told us that his brave little heart had stopped, and the three of us went through a LOT of tissues.

While I'm not very religious, I am very grateful to Pope Francis for his statement about a year ago that he believed that God has a place for such loving creatures as our pets, and I think of Curly in Doggie Heaven running with his doggie and kitty brothers and sisters chasing bunnies and eating biscuits, or as he knew them to be called, cookies.

Good night and goodbye my sweet boy. We miss you, we'll ALWAYS love you, and rides in the car just won't be the same without you. Thank you so much for being a such an important and vital and loving part of our family. Thank you for five years of being my best friend. Now go find Spencer, Daisy, Gretchen, Frisky, Butch, Spirit and Moe. As eternity is measured, it won't be that long before we're all together again!

I love my little boy!

PEACE!

RESIST!

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Reply Tonight, again, my family mourns. (Original post)
MarianJack Aug 2018 OP
Ohiogal Aug 2018 #1
MarianJack Aug 2018 #2
sweetroxie Aug 2018 #3
MarianJack Aug 2018 #6
lunasun Aug 2018 #4
MarianJack Aug 2018 #7
peacebuzzard Aug 2018 #5
MarianJack Aug 2018 #8
sinkingfeeling Aug 2018 #9
MarianJack Aug 2018 #10
redstateblues Aug 2018 #11
vercetti2021 Aug 2018 #12
The Velveteen Ocelot Aug 2018 #13
irisblue Aug 2018 #14
herding cats Aug 2018 #15
BigmanPigman Aug 2018 #16
Duppers Aug 2018 #17
Corvo Bianco Aug 2018 #18
Guilded Lilly Aug 2018 #19
MontanaMama Aug 2018 #20
Stonepounder Aug 2018 #21
MarianJack Aug 2018 #38
pazzyanne Aug 2018 #22
catchnrelease Aug 2018 #23
zanana1 Aug 2018 #32
maddiemom Aug 2018 #24
Glamrock Aug 2018 #25
FuzzyRabbit Aug 2018 #26
Moostache Aug 2018 #27
KT2000 Aug 2018 #28
MarianJack Aug 2018 #34
KT2000 Aug 2018 #36
Fla Dem Aug 2018 #29
Stuart G Aug 2018 #30
zanana1 Aug 2018 #31
smirkymonkey Aug 2018 #33
Leith Aug 2018 #35
MarianJack Aug 2018 #37
MissMillie Aug 2018 #39
MarianJack Aug 2018 #40

Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 09:04 PM

1. I am so sorry

They are never with us long enough.

Hugs to you and your family.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 09:09 PM

2. Thank you, Ohiogal.

Curly was only 11 1/2. I was hoping for another few years, but he was ready to go and at peace now.

RESIST!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 09:12 PM

3. I'm so sorry that you lost your best buddy.

Your tribute to Curly is beautiful. He was clearly very loved. This is all very resonant to me as I lost my best buddy, Roxie, just over a month ago. My broken heart goes out to you.

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Response to sweetroxie (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 09:17 PM

6. Thank you, sweetroxie!

I think that we both have huge holes in our hearts now.

RESIST!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 09:15 PM

4. Condolences I am so sorry to hear this . RIP Curly .

Rides in the car just won't be the same

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Response to lunasun (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 09:18 PM

7. Thank you

It feels weird to not have him in the car.

RESIST!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 09:15 PM

5. so very sorry about the loss of your companion and friend,

sweet little angel, sounds like he was the best.
so sorry, MarianJack.

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Response to peacebuzzard (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 09:20 PM

8. He's a great doggie,...

...and he constantly heard me saying that I love my little boy.

RESIST!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 09:24 PM

9. I'm extremely sorry for your loss of Curly. Peace to your family.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 09:30 PM

10. Thank you

As much as we hurt tonight, we know that our hearts eventually will heal.

RESIST!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 10:09 PM

11. I totally believe that our dear animal's souls go on to whatever we call

the next plane. I had to put down my beloved 16 year old Mr. B a few months back. I brought his body home from the vet and buried him back behind my garden. I planted an impatiens plant on his grave. It had one flower-today there are more flowers than I can count. Call me crazy or foolish but I believe he is telling me that all is well with his soul. I miss him terribly. My deepest condolences go to you.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 10:11 PM

12. I'm so sorry

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 10:12 PM

13. Sorry for your loss!

R.I.P., sweet Curly.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 10:16 PM

14. I am so sorry for your loss

for Curly

I rremember that pain. He knew he was loved.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 10:40 PM

15. I'm sorry for your loss of your furry family member.

Peace and heartfelt love to all of you tonight. I know exactly how heartbreaking this is on all the family.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 11:04 PM

16. You and Curly made me cry.

I am sad for you, your family and poor Curly. My little girl is 15 and I am sad for myself too since I know we don't have much time left. When my other little girl passed away at home before Christmas 15 years ago her ghost was here for about a week. I never experienced anything like that before or since. I am an atheist and do not know what happens after you die but her ghost was very real and it was not spooky at all. I was told by someone who experienced the same thing that it happens sometimes when animals die at home.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 11:11 PM

17. Curly...



Your love for him touches me. We, who've known the deep love of a wonderful pet, know how you're feeling now. Sending...

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 11:12 PM

18. I love you and Curly thank you.

He'll be with you forever

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 11:24 PM

19. They are the very best. Unconditional love 💕 Sending many hugs.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 11:35 PM

20. Safe home sweet Curly.

I believe we meet our fur family again....somewhere out there they wait for us. At least I hope so. Iím so sorry for your loss.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 11:36 PM

21. No matter how long they are with us it is never long enough.

For those of us lucky enough to love our furkids, they are part of our family! I've always said that when one of them leaves us, they take a piece of our heart with them. But as time passes we discover that even though the took a piece with them, they left a piece of their heart with us to replace it.

I haven't seen this posted lately:

The Rainbow Bridge

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 to them, who had to be 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 quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him 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 the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #21)

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 02:30 PM

38. That is so beutiful!

Thank you so much.

PEACE!

RESIST!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 11:39 PM

22. So sorry for your loss.

But those bundles of unconditional love are so worth the pain at the end for the love and support they give us every day of their lives. Blessing on you and your family as you released Curly to cross the Rainbow Bridge and end his suffering. He thanks you for your compassion.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 11:47 PM

23. Hugs to your family

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Response to catchnrelease (Reply #23)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 09:24 AM

32. So true. nt

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 11:55 PM

24. Blessings and great sympathy.

All of us who are animal lovers know this time eventually will come. I've dealt with dogs, cats, and horses in this situation over the years. I'm not religious either, but have always felt the same as the Pope regarding our "loving pets." I wish I would have more faith in an afterlife, but I've never doubted, if it exists, that our animal companions will be thre as well.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 11:57 PM

25. I'm sorry.

Best wishes and warm vibes....

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 12:21 AM

26. I'm so sorry for the loss of your loving companion.


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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 12:23 AM

27. My heart breaks for you, but thank you for caring for Curly

You provided a home and loving environment and I hope the memories of better times fill your heart and assuage your grief with haste.

RIP Curly, your family loves you and paid wonderful tribute to you as a parting remembrance.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 02:28 AM

28. I feel for you

my dear cat Fiona is facing the end and it is like having your heart ripped out. Just so sad. You have been through a wrenching time so I offer my condolences. RIP Curly

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #28)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 05:48 PM

34. Our kitty Spirit went over the bridge in February.

He and Curly will rest with doggie Spencer and kitty Moe in our back yard by a statue of St. Francis of Assisi where we'll put a bench for us to rest on. I've told my wife that when I go I want a vial of my ashes to be put with my animal friends. She feels he same about hers.

PEACE!

RESIST!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #34)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 11:26 PM

36. I like your idea

we were so lucky to have them.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 09:10 AM

29. So sorry for you. Sounds like Curly had a wonderful welcoming committee waiting for him.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 09:19 AM

30. Sorry for your loss.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 09:23 AM

31. That hurts so much.

I feel for you and your family. Unconditional love is so hard to lose. I can't offer any words of life everlasting, but I know that your Curly is out of pain and must have had a wonderful life with you. So many dogs don't. (Damn. Tears are running down my face). Wishing you good memories of him and a calm spirit.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 10:30 AM

33. I'm so sorry for the loss of your baby and best friend Curly.

I know how painful it is to lose a beloved pet. It is heartwrenching. My condolences to you and your family.

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2018, 08:32 PM

35. It Hurts When They Pass On

but you gave all your furry babies wonderful lives. They loved you as much as you loved them.

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Response to Leith (Reply #35)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 04:56 AM

37. Just last night I realized...

..that I'd like to eventually get another doggie BECAUSE of how much I love Curly!

RESIST!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 03:52 PM

39. I'm so sorry for your loss, MarianJack

It's never easy to lose a beloved member of the family.

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Response to MissMillie (Reply #39)

Tue Aug 7, 2018, 09:03 PM

40. Curly's ashes came home today.

When I got into the car I held them to my heart and wept. This has been a HARD loss to bear.

I want to get another doggie eventually BECAUSE of how much I love Curly.

PEACE!

RESIST!

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