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Betty's First Bridge Birthday :(


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Betty Joan would have been 12 yesterday. I miss her a lot. Last weekend was my first time going to our local farmer's market since she passed. Except for some serious illness back in 2011 and a small handful of times over the years, we've gone pretty much every week since I adopted her back in the summer of 2005.

 

It's not the same without you, sweetheart.

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Looking back at her 8th birthday when we were going through some major health issues, I remember worrying that she wouldn't even make it to 8. So I should treat the time since as a very nice bonus. She was on the rebound here, but we had a couple of months of prednisone therapy to go to get her albumin levels back to normal but she rebounded pretty nicely.

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Ninth birthday.

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Tenth

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And her last birthday, from last year, her 11th.

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:cry1

 

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Betty "Beauty" Joan. 63B-21375. June 2003 - March 2015. Thank you pretty girl!

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Betty Joan's face is one of the most expressive on a hound I've ever seen. Happy Heavenly birthday, sweet girl.

 

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Losing them is so hard and then going through the "firsts" without them can be really difficult. She was such a precious soul. No wonder you miss her so much

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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Such a beautiful and sweet girl :wub: . I always think of you two as one of those pairs for the ages, perfectly in sync. Hugs to you as you remember your Betty.

Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
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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:heart Love her graying face. It's so hard, missing them.

Tin and Michael and Lucas, Picasso, Hero, Oasis, Galina, Neizan, Enzo, Salvo and Noor the Galgos.
Remembering Bridge Angel Greyhounds: Tosca, Jamey, Master, Diego, and Ambi; plus Angel Galgos Jules, Marco and Baltasar.

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:bighug to you. Those 1st bridge birthdays are rough although the following arent muct better

 

Betty go shopping today at the bridge farmers' market with the other angels & get yourself some birthday yummies :beatheart

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Caroline, Mom to Daphne (49B-50215) and Penny (41D-55779)
Remembering Bridge Angels Margo and Sabrina

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