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Andy 1997- 12/20/06

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We helped our big black boy Andy to the Bridge this morning. A week ago, a swelling appeared on his right front leg, and it seemed to grow every day. This morning we saw a specialist who showed us the x-ray and the devastation to the bone caused by cancer and told us that a spontaneous break could occur at any time. Andy never showed any evidence of pain or even discomfort until his last day. This morning he was unwilling to walk very far when I took him out. That was the first time I saw any discomfort.

Andy was a bounce who came to us two years ago as a 7 year old. He was a dancer who would lift one front leg and then the other in a "happy dance" whenever he was pleased with something. I would often call him to go for a walk and he would not appear. When I would track him down, he would be standing, smiling, and dancing like mad. He had to get that dance in before his walk.

I feel that we did the only thing we could for him today. A break would have been devastating and I just couldn't put him through even the possibility of that kind of pain.

I feel that Andy was ready for his journey this morning. When the vet tech brought in the blanket for him, he climbed onto it and laid down, putting his head in my lap. He quietly left us as I stroked his head.

Through my tears I can see him dancing at the Bridge - and smiling, always smiling.

Have a safe journey, dear Andy. We'll miss you.

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I am sooooo very sorry to hear about Andy. Thanks for giving him his perfect home for the last two years. He knew you were there to love and protect him.



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I'm very sorry to read of your loss :(

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I'm so sorry. :cry1


Dance on Andy.

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Missing Cora (RL Nevada 5/99-10/09), Piper (Cee Bar Easy 2/99-1/10), Tally (Thunder La La 9/99-3/10), Edie (Daring Reva 9/99-10/12), Dixie (Kiowa Secret Sue 11/01-1/13), Jessie (P's Real Time 11/98-3/13), token boy Graham (Zydeco Dancer 9/00-5/13), Cal (Back Already 12/99-11/13), Betsy (Back Kick Beth 11/98-12/13), Standard Poodles Minnie (1/99-1/14) + Perry (9/98-2/14), Annie (Do Marcia 9/03-10/14), Pink (Miss Pinky Baker 1/02-6/15), Poppy (Cmon Err Not 8/05-1/16), Kat (Jax Candy 5/05-5/17), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07-7/21)

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I'm typing through tears, too, as I read your loving tribute to your sweet boy. May God bless you and heal your broken heart.


Andy, you will always be loved.

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We are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Andy. It makes our heart cry for losing him but our heart laughs too for his dancing at the bridge. I'm sure he was met by a herald of rooing friends.

The more I see of man, the more I like dogs. ~Mme. de Staël
Missing my Bridge Angels Ryce, Bo, Jim, Miss Millie, Miss Rose, Gustopher P Jones (Pimpmaster G), Miss Isabella and Miss Star

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Well I was wrong, it does seem to hurt as much even when its a dog one is meeting for the first time in rememberance. Dance your way to the bridge Andy! f_yellowf_yellow

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.

So strange not living in Atty World. I was a love struck handmaiden to your every whim.

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God’s Angels


We’re put on this earth to do what we can

To be kind to all animals and our fellow man

Some do this well and some can’t do it at all

But a few special folk do hear God’s call.


The folk that take in all God’s waifs and strays

Give them love and care till the end of their days

They’re special beyond the words I can reach

They just get on and do – have no need to preach.


But as each waif passes on to live at God’s side

Another small part of the carer’s heart dies

For to give so much love is a selfless thing

When you know from the start the pain it will bring.


So although right now the pain is still raw

Take heart from knowing it’s you they adored

And when your turn comes in the fullness of time

The dogs that you love will be waiting in line.


Till then they’ll be close, not far from your side

They’ll lick away tears that fall from your eyes

And when you feel the bed dip in the night

Know that they’re with you – just out of sight.


For the love that you shared can never die

It’s only farewell, never goodbye

The dogs that you love, you will meet again

Till that time arrives they’re your faithful friends.


Trudy Goodwin

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Farewell Andy.



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