Abby has crossed the Rainbow Bridge

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"I will miss you my friend."
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mimi's picture

I still miss my Sasha, and I don't know if she is still alive or not.

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Granma's picture

What a beautiful dog she was!

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There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. ~ Minnie Aumonier

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What a gorgeous dog! But such a sad day for you and Charlie. Hoping your memories provide you with some comfort. The only real downside of loving a dog is losing one.

But you know, I think in some way they're always with us, even when they're gone. I catch "glimpses" of my pups now and then, and have to remember how grateful I am to have known such unbelievable love and companionship. Hang in there, my friend. You two have a bond that will never be broken.

Must take PeeWee for a walk now, which hopefully will stop me from bawling like a baby. Much love to you and Charlie!

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Hell is empty and all the devils are here. William Shakespeare

studentofearth's picture

years. Will do a little of my own grieving today.

Haven't shared, but had a beagle run into my life in August. Literately running down the middle of my lane of the highway in a remote area. When I stopped she ran towards me and my arms instead of running away. A quick toss into the car got her out of harms way of traffic and coyotes. No luck in finding her owner so far and she is settled in with my crew. Your stories made the decision to keep her at my house vs the county kennel while looking for a previous owners much easier.

May you be surrounded with love when you think of Abby.

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Still yourself, deep water can absorb many disturbances with minimal reaction.
--When the opening appears release yourself.

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I'm sad that you lost her but glad that you had the opportunity to share her life.

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Very smart and extremely dignified looking dog.

You were no doubt both very lucky to have experienced each other's love and joy.

Hang in there.

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The Last Battle

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close -- we two -- these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.

-- Unknown

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to you. It is so hard losing a beloved furry companion.

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Who could ask for anything more?

I know how hard it is to say good bye to loved ones, my friend.

Warmest regards - Mark

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Saying goodbye to Chupe', to my steadfast companion of 15 years last fall was the hardest thing I've had to do in my 53 years. Dogs see us as we are and still love us unconditionally anyway. She'll always be in your heart.

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Hugs, my Friend.

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Ya got to be a Spirit, cain't be no Ghost. . .

Explain Bldg #7. . .

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May you find comfort in many unexpected ways.

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Marilyn

"Make dirt, not war." eyo

Shahryar's picture

Thank you, Abby, for making snoopydawg's life richer.

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Raggedy Ann's picture

May your friend now be in the dog heaven to beat all dog heavens!!!

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“The trouble [with injustice] is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There is no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable.”
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You were both lucky to know such love. Our critters send you licks and I send you hugs. May warm memories fill your heart to send Abby across the Bridge.

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"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

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My condolences Snoopy. *hugs*

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This shit is bananas.

I lost my last cat, Yinnie Bear, in May and I still have days where I cry on and off most of the day and miss him terribly. I thought I could make it through this and not cry but nope, not to be. You're in my thoughts and I wish you whatever small respite from the hurt that you can get.

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thanatokephaloides's picture

moneysmith told you:

Hoping your memories provide you with some comfort. The only real downside of loving a dog is losing one.

But you know, I think in some way they're always with us, even when they're gone. I catch "glimpses" of my pups now and then, and have to remember how grateful I am to have known such unbelievable love and companionship. Hang in there, my friend. You two have a bond that will never be broken.

and BORG_US_BORG also said:

Dogs see us as we are and still love us unconditionally anyway. She'll always be in your heart.

This kind of thing is what I mean when invoking the phrase nihil umquam in oblivione est (nothing is ever forgotten) when a friend grieves for a loss, as you obviously grieve for the loss of Abby.

And it also is very obvious that Abby was a kind, gentle, loyal, loving and noble animal, most noble, loving and gentle even by dog standards which, as we both know, are very high standards indeed.

I grieve with you for your loss, as it is my loss too.

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Sean

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

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but the memories are their to always cherish

RIP Abby

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trump will be amerika's last president

On Iran, as one person said ‘In electing PM M Mosaddegh, we had the first democratic election in 4,000 years- and the USA came in and fucked it up for us.” So much for democracy and freedom.

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May you find peace. RIP Abby.

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gulfgal98's picture

It is always so sad to lose a beloved friend. Our dawgs bring so much joy and unconditional love into our lives. But the downside is when we must say goodbye to them, which is way too soon. And it does not matter how long they have been with you. It is always way too soon. I know from losing my beloved Willie Bear last year after having him with me for over 15 years. It was still way too soon.

So, snoopy, my heart goes out to you today because I know your heart is broken. I hope you can cherish the wonderful memories that you and Abby had together. She was a beautiful dog and a beautiful soul. Sad

Hugs to you, my friend.

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"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." John F Kennedy

Always difficult to say good bye to your best friend.

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empathy, among other positive human traits. Like forgiveness and wonder. Cats too.
Sending strength your way. The goodness she shared with you is an everlasting thing.

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Pluto's Republic's picture

They help people become the best that they can be. They evolve us.

So sorry for your sadness, Snoopydawg. You may feel her presence in days to come. She will continue to watch over you. Remember, you two have a bond that cannot be broken by time and space.

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joe shikspack's picture

my condolences. that's the problem with dogs, they always leave us too soon.

i hope you find comfort in your memories as the days go forward.

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WoodsDweller's picture

@joe shikspack
it's a feature. After teaching us so many lessons during their lives, in the end they teach us to deal with loss and to let go.

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The truth is never as interesting as wild speculation.

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The words and wishes of everyone here are very comforting. Like Pluto said to you, and of course you know intimately ...

Dogs are wonderful souls. They help people become the best that they can be.

In my experience this loss can also become something beautiful in its sadness. Much good healing and many hugs to you.

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@janis b

in addition to their unconditional love that honours and encourages what we all possess. The feeling of softness came to mind, and how the soul can’t help but melt from its touch.

Cheers soft souled snoopy and Abby.

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@janis b

healing to you too charlie.

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snoopydawg's picture

for your words of comfort and support. Each one of you wrote something that soothed my broken heart. I knew that I could turn to this community who knew how much my dawgs mean to me and how much I will miss Abby. As you can see she was a beautiful dawg and she was just as beautiful on the inside.

I had known this day was coming and I am so grateful for the extra time I had with her. The poem that CB posted is exactly what happened. I knew I would be taking her in on Monday and Abby, Charlie and I had a great weekend at the cemetery where Abby and I have walked for over a decade. Must be close to 3,500 or more since we walk every day and twice during the summer. We walked a bit and then we just sat in the sun and the dawgs watched the world. After we got home she stopped eating and drinking and told me that it was time for her to go. This is the promise we all make when we bring our furry friends to live with us isn't it? The first photo is just after she came to live with us. My friends there found a spot for her in her favorite area that she would sneak off to every time I turned my back. "Abby you stay here....dammit Abby."

Charlie is sad and she is still looking for Abby when she gets home or in the morning. But we will be able to start doing the things we couldn't because of Abby's health. I took her hiking yesterday and I think that helped her mood. You can see how close she was to Abby in the picture of them. And Abby was always so gentle with her. I hope you can see that in the photo.

Thank you again. My heart is very full.

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and beautiful girl.

I'll burn a candle in Abby's honor and memory, this evening, along with Mr B's weekly 'Thursday' candle. (the day of the week that he passed away)

Just so you know, over the past several years, I feel I've come to know her. I'll miss her, too.

Give rose

For Abby,

Walk With an Old Dog

Because you will not be forever,
Hope against time though I may,
I paint your picture in my memory,
Eyes blue with age, muzzle gone gray.

Because you walked with me in Springtime,
Puppy-clumsy, running free.
As you grew, we grew together-
You became a part of me.

Because you shared with me my sorrows,
Not understanding- simply there.
Often spurring me to laughter--
My friend, you know how much I care.

Because the years have slowed your fleetness,
Though your spirit still is strong.
I promise I will take more time now,
So that you can go along.

Because you do not fear the future,
Living only in the now,
I draw strength from your example,
Yet time keeps slipping by somehow.

Because the day has come [revised]
When I will no longer see
You rise to greet me-but in memory,
You will always walk with me.

~~by Gayl Jokiel

(My Italics/Boldface)

Sending beau coup positive vibes of peace and healing your way . . .

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Namaste.

Mollie

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Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.

Centaurea's picture

We take these beings into our hearts knowing that one day they will leave us. It never gets any easier when that time comes.

My feline critters have known me in ways that no human ever will. Right now, my older girl is 19 1/2 years old. Her mom was a rescue cat, who turned out to be pregnant after I adopted her. She gave birth to her kittens
in my living room in the spring of 2000.

Precious beings.

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"Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep ... Don't go back to sleep."
~Rumi

"If you want revolution, be it."
~Caitlin Johnstone

you lost your Abby. What amazing beings dogs are. Their time with us can change us in a good way and I am just grateful for their company. I always hope that that feeling is mutual and it sounds as if Abby had a lovely life with you. That is the very best any of us can do. Peace to you and Charlie.

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@randtntx pup has flown beyond the stars and waits for you to join her. I lost 2 beloved Dobies in the space of 24 months. It has been close to a year later and I can finally feel that I am ready to adopt a new pup. All having multiple pups does is teach that each time you lose one, it will hurt like a SOB. That pain never lessens. Please take good care, Snoop dog. Rec'd!!

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c/o truthout

So sorry for your loss. Just reading this and my heart goes out to you. What a beautiful dog she was. They are such wonderful companions. Many times have thought about getting a dog to help me move forward but not yet.
Hugs to you.

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