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post #1 of 134 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 134 (permalink) Old 03-27-2008, 09:54 PM
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Awwww, Posh, what a bittersweet idea. I think it's nice, though, to honor our lost pets with their photos and stories. Your big Otto was gorgeous!!

Here is our Mozart, who we loved SO much because he was very interactive and in fact, we would say he was like a dog, not a cat. He was beautiful to look at, with that silvery fur and amber eyes. He didn't come home after an April thunder storm a few yrs. ago and after putting out fliers and looking everywhere, we got a call Easter Sunday, a week later, that he had been found in a neighbor's half-filled pool. Very sad.

We would call him 'Mo'.




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You know Amy----today I had to take my daughter to a Dr. appointment far away and we stopped by a pet store to look you know

I swear to you---in this pet store was a great big Great Dane that looked exactly like your Otto.His name was Casey and my daughter fell in love! He was like a store dog I guess and so nice.....we petted the big guy,and ever since,Lacy has said,Mom--when I grow up and move out,I think I want a dog like that. He was very regal......

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This is Sophie who went to the Rainbow Bridge in October of 07. She grew up with our children and we miss her every day.
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post #5 of 134 (permalink) Old 03-29-2008, 08:51 AM
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The pictures of Sophie are so beautiful.
I love the third one.

Our dog Kelly died in 2004 at age 13.

Seeing Sophie's picture brought back memories of Kelly, who was so wonderful.

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I can't easily find photos of my last four because in those days I wasn't much of a picture taker, but I did (thankfully) have this mug made while I still had all four of them.

The mother, Jaime, had been abandoned and had a long deep patch of hair missing down her back. She must have been dropped of either on or by the highway. In those days I worked at a hospital right off the parkway. One day one of the girls called me and said there was a dog in the parking lot that the guards were watching out for but she looked hungry. Oops. You could never tell me that. From that day on, I used to go to a butcher store a few blocks away and buy her chopped meat and go out and feed her, give her water -- and love.

I was determined at that time not to get another dog. My last one had died a few years before and I wasn't in a place in my life where a dog would easily fit in. So I began a search for a permanent home for her. The problem was, it was the hottest summer we'd had in years and I couldn't in good conscience leave her out there to bake. So I started taking her home at night to relax in my air conditioned space.

Just about seven days later I found one of the guys at work who offered to take her. I suddenly looked at him, then at her and I knew I couldn't part with her. She'd become my dog. After taking her to the vet and falling madly in love with her (she was the best dog I ever had, one of my neighbors stopped me one day and said "that dog is pregnant." I took her back to the vet who said "absolutely not." He said she'd recently had a litter and I let it go at that. Well, as life would have it, the neighbor and the vet should have changed occupations.

One Monday night, during football, she delivered seven puppies. I used to run home from work every day just to see them. They sounded like human babies when they began making those cute sounds. I remember thinking nobody will ever want them because they're so ugly, but within weeks they were the most beautiful little things God had ever created. When they were old enough I started finding homes for them and I cried the day I handed over each one to its forever home. Ultimately I kept three -- and here they all are. You'll see Jaime, the mother on the bottom left, beautiful, angelic Christopher behind her, Miche (my son's friend named her Michelob) and Bandit.

And that's my novel.

Oh, and BTW, they followed me everywhere I went, en masse. My girlfriend Mary, a great animal lover said it would drive her crazy, but if I stood up and left a room, four dogs got up and left a room. It got mighty crowded in the bathroom. I felt a little like the pied piper.
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<b>Just Milo and me, and . . . </b>Bailey makes three . . . until Ruby said, "hey, what about me?"
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Unfortunately, there were no digital cameras when we had our other fur babies who are waiting at The Bridge. I'll have to dig through the photo albums to find snapshots of Cinder, Casey, and Peishi.

In the meantime, I couldn't let this thread pass without pictures of our "Forum Baby", Shadow.
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Amy, I love this thread. I can't wait to share photos of Casie, Mindy, Charlie and Maggie but I'll have to scan them. They all went to the bridge before digital cameras. I will be pleased to introduce you to our Maggie, the small, adorable girl who lucked out because PetsMart was having an adoption day the very same day she got turned in by her owners for being "difficult to handle." My MIL adopted her as a gift to me and thank God she did because had they done temperment testing on little Maggie, she probably would have been put to sleep. She was our "special needs" girl and we miss her so much.

Leslie, I love those photos of sweet Shadow.

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Shadow still brings tears to my eyes. God bless her.

<b>Just Milo and me, and . . . </b>Bailey makes three . . . until Ruby said, "hey, what about me?"
Geri, Milo, Bailey and HRH Princess Ruby Tuesday

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What a wonderful thread. Geri, your story brought tears to my eyes. What precious spirits our babies are and how they enrich our lives.

I too am going to have to do some digging for photos. In the meantime, here is a painting of two of my precious angels. I painted it when they were both living, but it's even more meaninful to me now. This is Dreamer (the black terrier mix) and Flash (a white retriever).

Dreamer was all black with a white star across her heart. She had the best sense of humor of any dog I've ever known. She was also dearest to my heart of any dog I ever had. She lived to be 20 years old. I had her almost half my life. Flash was sort of a rescue (long story). He was the embodyment of "good dog". I only had him a few years, but he was wonderful.


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