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My Beloved Willow

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My beloved soulmate Willow crossed the Rainbow Bridge yesterday morning.


She was a shy one when we first met, but quickly established her place in my house and my heart. She loved to sing when I sang...she would roo to cover my voice. She quickly destuffed all new toys, and divested them of squeakers. Her favorite toy was just the head part of a once stuffed and squeaky moose. She would not allow me to go to bed in peace without the usual floor snuggle and two cookies. She was, figuratively and literally, my shadow. In the shower? Poking at least her head in. Always in the kitchen helping me cook or clean or empty the trash. Sitting at the computer she had to come put her head under my arm and help. But my favorite was that she would come at me with her head down and push the top of her head into my chest and just stand like that for the longest time, or if I was not in a good position for that, then she would push her head under my arm (almost in my armpit) and just be quiet and calm there...indefinitely.


Her collapse yesterday was sudden and unexpected. Hemangiosarcoma, the vet says. Large tumor on her spleen. From her collapse at 6:15 to our sending her over the bridge at 7:30, that was all.


Her bed is empty and the nights especially are too quiet without her running dreams that caused her to incessantly scratch the walls and bark at the rabbit. The doorway is empty when I come home...no long brindle nose to poke into the bags to see what's for her. My heart is lost. My soulmate is gone. Wait for me, Willow. We'll be together again someday. I miss you desperately. When will the choking tears end?



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Guest vahoundlover

I am so very sorry! :grouphug Willow sounds like she was an awesome girlie who filled your heart with lots of memories. Willow is now running free with some of the very best, I'm sure Boss was there to greet her, he loves the pretty girls!


Godspeed Willow :f_pink



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I am so sorry Jo . The Pain is unbearable and only time can ease the Pain but we are all here for you .Run free... Sweet

Willow :f_pink:f_pink:f_pink

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So very sorry..... deepest sympathy.


The pain of loss will ease given time. but the love will not diminish...

Run free our beloved Sir Snowy, Pip, Queenie, Sadie, Tess & Rosie until we meet again......I would rather feel the thorn than to never see the rose

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I am so sorry. She sounds like such a special girl. May time bring you peace and comfort.


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I am so sorry for your loss. In your lovely tribute, it is so clear that you had a very special relationship with Willow. It is so hard to say goodbye to such a cherished friend but in time may all the wonderful memories you have of your sweet girl bring you comfort.


:f_pink :f_pink :f_pink




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I lost my Chloe suddenly to hemangiosarcoma. Such a shock. I am so sorry, Jo. :grouphug

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I am sorry for your loss. Willow must have been a wonderful friend and companion.



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I am so sorry for your sudden loss. It is never easy and we never have enough time. Know that your sweet girl is running and playing with our Angels and she is watching over you. My sympathy and prayers. :grouphug:f_pink


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I'm so sorry. I can't tell you when your pain will end, but it will, and you'll be left with memories of her happiness in your loving home.

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I'm so sorry. :cry1

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Jo- I am so sorry about Willow. :(


I am glad you found us on GT.





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