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Author:  colorado babe [ Jul 26, 2007 8:59 am ]
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Prayers going out to you today...I know you are doing the right thing! Special hugs for you and Spencer today! :cry:

Author:  Golden [ Jul 26, 2007 10:17 am ]
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This is such a hard decision to make, I know, I've had to do it. My prayers are with you.

Hugs!

Author:  Blackeye16 [ Jul 27, 2007 12:03 am ]
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Lots of love going out to you this evening, just keep in mind that it was the right thing to do. The first few days and especially nights are the worst. Something that helped me was to google the rainbow bridge poem it made me feel a little bit better and maybe it will make you feel a little better also. :cry: :dog: :dog: :angelwings:

Author:  CooknThyme [ Jul 27, 2007 5:45 am ]
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Spencer crossed the Rainbow Bridge yesterday afternoon. I can't yet believe that he is really gone. That was the hardest thing I have ever done. But it was the right thing to do. He is no longer struggling. Now he can walk and run again. He can breathe with ease and will never have another seizure.

We spent a beautiful morning together. So much love! We snuggled on the deck for hours. Several times he licked the tears from my face, which of course just made me cry harder. What an incredibly tender boy. I am truly blessed that he came into my life. My sweet prince left surrounded by love and in peace.

I am so deeply grateful for Spencer's love
I am grateful for Spencer's companionship
I am grateful for the joy and all the laughter he has given me
I am even grateful for the tears
I am grateful for how he taught me to care for someone with special needs
I am grateful for how he taught me patience
I am grateful that he taught me a deeper level of compassion
I am grateful that he taught me the true meaning of love
I am grateful that he taught me that it is ok to be upset or even mad at someone's behavior without diminishing any of the love
I am grateful for how he taught me forgiveness
I am grateful that he came into my life
I am grateful for everyday I have had with him
I am grateful that I have video footage of when Spencer was vibrant and full of life.

"Good night, my sweet prince, may flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."

Thank you everyone for both your emotional and financial support. You gave me the courage to do what was right. And your generous financial support allowed me to do it without money worries. And the gift of being able to get his ashes back; I can not tell you how much that means to me.

I trust that you and yours are well and happy.

Blessings

Author:  Sundancer [ Jul 27, 2007 6:19 am ]
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I LOVED YOU BEST

So this is where we part, My Friend,
and you'll run on, around the bend,
gone from sight, but not from mind,
new pleasures there you'll surely find.

I will go on, I'll find the strength,
life measures quality, not its length.
One long embrace before you leave,
share one last look, before I grieve.

Your place I'll hold, you will be missed,
the fur I stroked, the nose I kissed.
And as you journey to your final rest,
take with you this........I loved you best.


- Jim Willis
Pieces Of My Heart

Author:  frencil [ Jul 27, 2007 6:32 am ]
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My heart goes out to you!

Author:  JMiller [ Jul 27, 2007 6:45 am ]
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:love: :dog:

Author:  aspenleaf [ Jul 27, 2007 7:02 am ]
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Here's an excellent Rainbow Bridge. It still makes me cry every time I see it:

http://www.indigo.org/rainbowbridge_ver2.html

I believe that when I cross the bridge, about half way over I'll see my Dad and sister waving at me, welcoming me, but all the dogs I've ever known won't be able to wait for me to get all the way across -- they'll meet me half way and knock me down, trampling and licking me, they're so happy to see me. :love:

Author:  colorado babe [ Jul 27, 2007 7:08 am ]
Post subject:  Spencer

thanks for sharing your last day with Spencer with us. We all know what you are going through. I found this poem on the web this morning and thought I should share it with you:

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep,
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle Autumn's rain
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.

Author Unknown

Author:  Wily Fox aka Angela [ Jul 27, 2007 7:51 am ]
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Lauri,

I know that you struggled with this and it so hard for us to know if it's the right time or not. There is no right answer. All we can do is do our best and make the best decisions at the time and know that we acted from a place of love and honor. You did that in spades. You took care of your boy and you saw to it that he kept a life of love and dignity all the way to the end. He and you share the memory of the love that was expressed yesterday.

Please be kind to yourself as you take care of you and your other boy, Barkley.

My heart goes out to you; but also joy, from the knowledge that Spencer was able to be so loved and to give so much love.

No regrets.

peace,
Angela

Author:  ColoradoSunshine [ Jul 27, 2007 8:14 am ]
Post subject:  Spencer

Lauri

Sending a hug your way and one for Barkley too. You gave Spencer comfort, peace and dignity, he loves you for that unselfish gift.

I know you miss him, that doesn't change.
Pm me if you need to talk or just remember Spencer.

CS

Author:  dmcdd [ Jul 27, 2007 9:34 am ]
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Dang you people. I lost my two 13 year old dogs this year to cancer, and had thought I was over it. One went out on our property and passed away with his brother laying next to him. The other I had to have put down, but only when his eyes asked me to.

I though I was cried out.

Dang it.

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