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My Daddy Passed 11-15-05


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My mom called me at work around 9:15am today and said that my dad passed peacfully in his sleep which was the way he wanted it. He had been in hospice since July and his body was gradually fading away. I was supposed to watch him this Friday night so my mom could have a break, Friday will be his memorial service instead.

This was expected, just not expected right now. We really thought he would make it until Christmas. He will be really missed and I love him so much!

I just got home from making all the arrangement (who knew it would take 3 hours and cost so much just for cremation and a memorial service??) and took the pups for a short walk in the rain/snow that is falling. I cried hard and am crying now. I thought I was all dried up already. I never knew how I would feel when it finally happened and had been trying to prepare myself. Tonight, I asked my mom at dinner, when will it sink in?

I'm home alone right now and will go snuggle with my pups. My house is sooo quite except for the tippy toes of my foster dog roaming around downstairs on my wood floors.

Please keep my family in your thoughts.



edited to add that today is the anniversary of my dad and his first wife. I think it's awesome that he went back to be with her on this day.


Passion and my dad this past summer


The pups loved my dad!


Thanksgiving 2004


My mom and dad after eating turkey (2004) and Passion never gives up her couch


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Kari and the pups.
Run free sweet Hana 9/21/08-9/12/10. Missing Sparks with every breath.
Passion 10/16/02-5/25/17

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:grouphug:grouphug I am so very sorry. I hope y'all had some soothing times together before he passed.

Missing my sweet girl Scout. My snuggler, my chow-hound, my kissy girl.
It never thunders at the Bridge, and your food bowl is ALWAYS filled.

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Kari, I am so sorry. I guess no matter what, it is always unexpected. Sending my love to you, your Mom, and the rest of your family :grouphug

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Oh Kari, I'm so sorry. Please call me if you want to talk, or get together, or just get out of the house for a bit. You know I can relate...

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I'm so sorry :cry1 Your love for your dad came through in your posts of him with you and your pups. Such precious moments. You and your family will be in my prayers :grouphug

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Kari, please accept my deepest sympathies, I will say a prayer for you and your family and of course for you dearly loved father. Give yourself time, it so very hard to go through but you will. I lost my father when I was 14 and there are still days that I can't believe he's gone. Just take it day to day.


Hugs to you,


Praying for all the missing greys!

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I'm so sorry Kari. May God bless you and hold you in His arms, and dry your tears. Your pups will keep you warm tonight.


We're here for you. Please let us know if you need anything.

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I am so sorry for your loss. My dad has been in hospice since August, so I know how hard this has been on you and your mom.


I wish you and your mom comfort and will think of you on Friday.

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Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The loss of a loved one is never really "expected" even when we know. God Bless you Kari :grouphug

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I am so sorry. I know so well you pain :( . Sending prayers. :grouphug:f_red


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:sad1 I am so sorry to hear of your loss....you can NEVER prepare for it, I KNOW, I have been there....know that my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time ! Hold your pups and think of all the good times...and no it wont sink it for awhile....it took me till AFTER the burrial and all.....then when the family stops checking on you and friends stop coming over, then it will hit...and hard at that. Again, so sorry to hear of your loss !!


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Kari, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. :candle:grouphug

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Kari, I know from your other posts how much you love your dad. My heart goes out to you and all your family.


Rest well, Kari's dad.

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