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My heart is aching. Today I had to let a dear friend go to the bridge. He came to me as a stray, covered in fleas & ticks, but the happiest young man you'd ever meet. He wandered into the campsite where I was staying, invited himself to dinner, spent the night under the truck, invited himself to breakfast, then invited himself to come home with me and never left.




He was a young adult, so I called him 1 year old & celebrated his birthday on Memorial Day, the day he wandered into my

life. He was the size of a beagle, with beagle ears, and omg such a beagle nose, but was all black like a lab, with a

white patch on his chest. He should have written the song "Don't Worry, Be Happy" because that was the way he lived his

life. Always happy, up for anything, anytime. Outlived 3 other canine companions, loved everybody. He's been my

friend for 16 years through thick & thin, good times & bad. He'd been healthy all his life, up until last year and

even then I kept him pasted together with Prilosec, Budesonide, love, and weinies. I didn't think he'd make it through

last winter, but he did. He took another bad turn last weekend, and I knew in my heart his time was near.


This is the way I'll always remember him, laying in the soft green grass with Desi, watching the world go by.




Happy Trails, little man. Save me a spot in the shade, we will meet again.

Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.

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Sweet looking dog. I am so very sorry for your loss. No matter how long they stay, they never stay long enough.

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Cannot type through the tears. Sixteen years together. How blessed you both were to have shared a love of that duration. My heart goes out to you, my friend. I am so sorry. :grouphug Desi, honey, you be strong for your momma. :grouphug


Godspeed Skeeterbug. So very handsome. What a good bud you have been.

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Angels: Pal :heart. Segugio. Sorella (TPGIT). LadyBug. Zeke-aroni. MiMi Sizzle Pants. Gracie. Seamie :heart:brokenheart. (Foster)Sweet. Andy. PaddyALVIN!Mayhem. Bosco. Bruno. Dottie B. Trevor Double-Heart. Bea. Cletus, KLTO. Aiden 1-4.

:paw Upon reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts defined by the all-too-short lives of our dogs.

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I'm so sorry you've lost your very special boy. Sixteen years is a long time, but sadly not long enough. :grouphug

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"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are." -- Unknown

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Run free, Skeeterbug. :f_white


I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for taking him in.


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What a special boy he must have been. I'm so sorry for your loss.

...............Chase (FTH Smooth Talker), Morgan (Cata), Reggie (Gable Caney), Rufus
(Reward RJ). Fosters check in, but they don't check out.
Forever loved -- Cosmo (System Br Mynoel), March 11, 2002 - October 8, 2009.
Miss Cosmo was a lady. And a lady always knows when to leave.

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I'm so sorry for the loss of your handsome little guy.


Godspeed, sweetheart.

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We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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He has special written all over him....I am so sorry you had to say goodbye. He was with you a long time and pups like that lay claim to your heart and make it so difficult to move on but we must. It is was he would have wanted and to be happy that you shared so much together.


Run free Skeeterbug, run free sweetie...:gh_run

Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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It sounds like you both hit the jackpot the day he wandered into your campsite. So wonderful that you were able to spend 16 years together, but no matter how long you have, it's never long enough.


Run free, sweet boy...

Jenn, missing Shadow (Wickford Big Tom), Pretty Girl (C's Pretty) and Tori (Santoria)

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What a beautiful soul, and wise, too! He knew a good thing when he saw it 16 years ago; he picked your campsite. I am so sorry for your loss. :grouphug:grouphug:grouphug

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Skeeter knew right from the beginning that he found the perfect mom. Sixteen years is a long time to spend together...how sad it was time to go.

Jan with precious pups Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si). Missing my angels: Bailey Buffetbobleclair 11/11/98-17/12/09; Ben Task Rapid Wave 5/5/02-2/11/15; Brooke Glo's Destroyer 7/09/06-21/06/16 and Katie Crazykatiebug 12/11/06 -21/08/21. My blog about grief The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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