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I want this post to be a celebration of love & life & healing & happiness, for those are all the things I think about when I think of sweet Larry.






From the moment he stepped into my home and my heart, it was obvious that a gentle soul had come to reside here.


I wanted him to find peace and comfort here; he brought those things to me. I wanted to heal his sad, broken heart; he healed mine. I wanted to give him abundant love; he returned it to me ten-fold. And in his final moments, as I lay crying beside him trying to tell him it was okay & he wasn't alone, he reached his paw out to my hand and let me know it would be okay & I wasn't alone.


I won't dwell on the sadness of the last week with Larry. I'm going to think about and celebrate every good thing, every triumph, every sweet moment I had with him. And while letting him go was one of the saddest things I've ever had to do and brings me to tears, can you imagine the happiness at Larry's reunion with his dad?


I was so lucky that the most gentle 12-year old boy stepped into my house & life and fell in love with me and, for almost eight months, called me Mama. I'll never forget all the people who came together to bring him here. From Jen, who first posted his photo when his dad died to Rescued Racers in St. Louis to his foster mom, Kelly, to his angel driver, Buck to all the people who cheered him on as he traveled and rejoiced when he made it safe & sound.


Larry is a part of all of us, and I hope you'll join me in celebrating his life.




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I am so very Sorry! As I read your tribute the tears can't stop, You were Larry's Angel and Ollie was a sweet Baby and what a joyful life they shared for the last 8 months...... :f_red:grouphug Thanks for being there with Larry and I am sure the memories your family has will always be cherished!



:f_red:gh_run Run Free Larry!!!! :f_red

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A match made in heaven. We should all be so blessed. Thank you for sharing and may your memories bring you peace and comfort.


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Dear Ollie, you were the best little sister ever to Larry.

You made him heal his broken heart after his dad died. You helped your mom heal her heart when Wilbur died.

You have worked hard, little girl.

Know that you did your best your best to keep Larry on Earth.

Larry taught you that you were special, short legs and all.

Let not your heart weep, Ollie.

Let your heart heal.

One day when you look up there will no longer be a cloud's shadow overhead.

Instead, it will be the presence of Larry standing over you and letting you know that he is OK.


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A match made in heaven. We should all be so blessed. Thank you for sharing and may your memories bring you peace and comfort.




God speed very special boy


Missing my little Misty who took a huge piece of my heart with her on 5/2/09, and Ekko, on 6/28/12



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I'm so so sorry! I truly believe that they come here, do what they need to do and once their 'mission' is complete they move on to where they need to be next - sometimes too soon. Larry got what he needed to get done in your home and in your heart with lightening speed, you know in your bones that you couldn't of loved him more than you did, even if you had 10 years to spend with him rather than a far too short 8 months. I know what it's like to lose a special guy so quickly but you're going to look back with smiles and tears and look forward to the day you'll see him again, he'll be waiting for you too.

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I'm so very sorry. :cry1 Larry was a special boy who was extraordinarily fortunate to find you, your family, and Ollie for his last months.


Godspeed Larry.

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Keep watch over momma Adrianne who loved you more than life. You truly were an angel to her here on earth.


Look for Wilbur, I bet you have many notes to compare.


Godspeed beautiful boy. :f_red


Red roses for you, the distinguished gentle man.

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I am so very sorry, Adrianne :(:cry1 :cry1 I'm so glad the two of you got to share the short amount of time you both had. I know it helped to heal both of you. :(:cry1


sending many hugs your way :grouphug :grouphug

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What a lovely tribute to your special boy. I'm so glad he found your family, and so sorry he couldn't stay longer with you.


Godspeed, Larry. Send your people and your Ollie-girl some kisses on the wind.

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