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Barefoot1

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Everybody, Termys mom thanks for the words from the book when it says"my new life is amazing" i hope that is true. Thank all of you had i not found you there is no garuntee i'd still be here. Some days are just horrible and coming here really does make a guy feel better. Jackie hope you have a great time on your trip. Really soak it all in lord knows you deserve it. Diane hang in there we are all in this together.Thanks Keith
cosesmom

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To all my friends,
Kieth, Diane, Kerry and Jackie,
I hope you are doing as well as expected. I am doing better. Never totally healed but getting where I can function again. I miss my sweet boy so very much. I walked his sister yesterday and on our walk Termy left me three feathers. I guess he was sending his love. I am so ever thankful to him and the spirits for giving me signs that he is still around me and walking through life with me.
I had a surprise yesterday also. When Termy was here we always gave him the empty cottage cheese container to lick. He would carry it to the living room and hold it between his paws and lick it clean. I never offered it to his sister after he passed because it was his thing. On the spur of the moment I said to Darla (Termy's sister) that "Termy used to lick clean and he would carry it away." I sat it down and turned away and then to my surprise she picked it up and carried it to her favorite chair. She licked it clean! Do you all think Termy had a paw in this? It made me smile. I would like to think he had something to do with this.
I hope you all are doing okay. Let me know if any of you need anything I can help you with. I am always here for all of you.
Comfort and peace
love and doggie hugs
Termy's mom
Bonnie
diane772

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Bonnie, Thank you for your thoughts and well wishes. Today when I was taking my walk I found a feather and it made me smile. All I could think was Brandy was sending it to me to let me know she was playing with Termy. I'm glad Darla made you smile, we can use all the smiles we can get. To all my friends I hope all is well and you all are remembering the good memories more than the sad times. Healing is a very long process but we all will get there together. Your friend Diane Brandy's mom
Barefoot1

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Hey, It seems there are signs all around. B used it pop her jaw at night it made a strange sound i'm sure last night i heard that sound after we went to bed. Then after i woke up i realized i had  had along dream with B in it running all over the place having a great time. Thats twice ive had B in a dream. im very grateful for that. I do seem to being doing some better but i even fell guilty about that. I hope all of you are doing good and that everyone is getting better. Please stay in touch,Keith.
Barefoot1

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Hey, I am so sorry for my spelling and grammer o had hand surgery fri. All i meant to say was i heard a sound after i went to bed saturday that only b would have made. And that i had seen her in a dream were she was running and playing like she was having a blast. Sorry my last post sas hard to understand. My hand is getting better.
JackieTeller

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Hi Keith, Diane, Bonnie and Kerry, 

I am not having a good day.  I spent all day yesterday in bed.  Lulu was by my side but today she wouldn't eat.  I am so sad.  On the 18th, it will have been 2 mos since Rosie passed.  I miss her SO MUCH!  I have felt her presence so much lately.  I want my Rosie back.  I am going on my road trip tomorrow but solo.  I also have a job interview at 3:00 so it will be a late trip.  The client messed up the times.

I feel so alone without my baby.  Rosie loved to go on road trips.  I feel like I am not being a good mom to Lulu.  I am so sad...I miss my baby.   I am gathering the roses from her flower and putting them in a vase.  Rose, I love you so much...it breaks my heart.  Lulu, I'm sorry I'm not a better mama to you right now.  I am drained.  I need all the hugs I can get.

Jackie in Washington 

JackieTeller

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Hi Keith, Diane, Bonnie and Kerry, 

I am not having a good day.  I spent all day yesterday in bed.  Lulu was by my side but today she wouldn't eat.  I am so sad.  On the 18th, it will have been 2 mos since Rosie passed.  I miss her SO MUCH!  I have felt her presence so much lately.  I want my Rosie back.  I am going on my road trip tomorrow but solo.  I also have a job interview at 3:00 so it will be a late trip.  The client messed up the times.

I feel so alone with my baby.  Rosie loved to go on road trips.  I feel like I am not being a good mom to Lulu.  I am so sad...I miss my baby.   I am gathering the roses from her flower and putting them in a vase.  Rose, I love you so much...it breaks my heart.  Lulu, I'm sorry I'm not a better mama to you right now.  I am drained.  I need all the hugs I can get.

Jackie in Washington 

Barefoot1

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Jackie, i am the same way i Miss B so much i cant stand it i really thought i was getting better. It will be 90 days tomm since i lost B and i still cant stand it. I cant let go and i dont want to. I want her back so bad i cant stand it. I hate it ,i wish i could just hug her one more time. Maybe thats why i am on here so much.  I think im starting to bore everyone. But Jackie go on your road trip and try to relax, thats what they tell me to do. When your going down the road just imagine the great times with Rosie dont think of her being gone. Try to come feeling better remember Kitkat and Lulu need their mama. Hope your trip goes great,Keith
cosesmom

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Jackie,
Keith is right. Relax and enjoy yourself. Recall all those memories when Rosie was your co-pilot. 
When you get back give LuLu and Kitkat a chance to love you in their own way. They can never take Rosie's place but they can offer you their own style of love. Don't shun the love they so readly want to give you.

Kieth,
I know it's hard to let go. I don't mean to let go of Miss B but let the grief and guilt go. I too, wanted just one more hug and wanted Termy back everyday. I still do but I let his spirit go and unchained his spirit from this earth. This way he is free to come back and visit me and love me when ever he feels he needs to come to me. 90 days is still a short time for grief. I didn't start to feel better until six months had passed. I also needed to have professional help and the spiritual reading I had helped me in ways I can't explain. I don't think we ever get over them, we just learn to go on with out their physical bodies beside us because they have never really left us. They are there always, in spirit beside us. We have to have hope and believe in them. I know I sound as if I am okay but deep down I still hurt but I replace all the negative with all those millions of great memories that Termy I made, together. September is coming soon and I bet you that on the 18th, I will fall apart, again.
You are not boring us. We all need to vent and want them back and share with those who care and understand. That is what friends are for.
Keep writing, it helps when you share.
Love,
Termy's mom
Bonnie
diane772

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Jackie, Keith and Bonnie are so right. Let your love for Lulu and Kitkat shine through. I miss Brandy so much it hurts but I have my cat Pearl. She always is ready for a hug when I need one. Enjoy your trip, when you get home let your babies welcome you home in their special way.     Keith, you will never bore us, we are here to help. Remember by helping you we are helping ourselves. In a few days it will be 5 months since I lost Brandy and the pain is still fresh and always in my heart. I do remember the good times a little more than the bad times now. It helps me so much to talk to her and cry to her. It keeps her here with me. She will never leave me and I will be with her again. Love and best wishes to everyone Diane Brandy's mom
JackieTeller

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Hello Friends, 

Well, I am leaving today but cancelled my job interview and cutting the trip a day short for KitKat.  I feel closer to you guys than anyone here in Seattle.  I have lived here for 12 years and quite frankly, it has changed so much in the past 5 years that I hate it.  I suffer from chronic depression and anxiety and I couldn't have picked a worse place to live.  Overpopulated, overpriced and nine months of gloomy weather.  When Rosie was alive we used to walk the neighborhood at least twice a day.  Lulu is content to just lay by my side (yes, I spent yesterday in bed also).  I know I have to get my act together because I am doing Lulu and Kitkat a major disservice but it is so hard.  Plus it has been really hot here (in the 90's) and all I've wanted to do is lay in bed in my air-conditioned room!

Being unemployed is not good and the headhunters are out in full force...$18/hr. and your rent is 2K a month.  My birthday is on the 20th and I will be most likely spending it alone.  Guess I'm on the pity pot.  Rosie, please give me the strength to carry on because right now I really don't feel like it.  

Jackie

diane772

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Dear Jackie, Happy Birthday. I wish I could help you feel better but in some ways we all have to find our own way out of the darkness. Just know that we are here for you. If you really hate living where you are consider moving. Lulu and Kitkat will be happy where ever you go and remember Rosie is always with you. Please feel better about yourself and your life. You have 2 babies depending on you and you need to be there for them. You are in my prayers   Diane Brandy's mom
cosesmom

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Jackie,
I hope your birthday was a good one. Diane is correct you can live anywhere with LuLu and KitKat. Happiness will follow you where ever you decide to go. Rosie's spirit will follow you and always be around you loving and guiding you everyday. You need to find your happy place.

Kieth,
I hope you are doing a bit better. Miss B wants you to be happy. I am so happy for you that she (her spirit) has visited you in your dreams. When we let go of the guilt and some of the grief we open ourselves up for them to come through. I know it's hard but we need to for we will always keep those feelings. I just try everyday.

Diane,
I am so glad that you have love on four legs to help you smile again. When I let Termy go, I had a hard time with his sister. I thought she hated me because she seemed so afraid of me and there was no bonding with her. I have to admit it hurt, really hurt but I wasn't giving her a chance because I only wanted Termy. Now that I've opened up my mind and heart to her she does give me comfort. She will never be my heart dog but she does make me smile and I still have a partner to walk with. I am glad that you have Pearl. I know her purring can comfort you and just being able to hold her must give you some peace. She will never walk in Brandy's paws as Darla will never fill Termy's paws but just having the unconditional love is what we need.
I am here for all of you and I am always thinking of you all.
Love and doggie hugs
Bonnie (Termy's mom)
Barefoot1

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Hey Bonnie,Jackie and Diane, hope everyone is doing good. Bonnie I started yesterday reading the book you suggested,thanks its very enlightening. I'm out of work a couple of more days with my hand and being here with nothing to do is driving me nuts. This weekend i kept busy but now just sitting here i have been thinking alot of B. Her lose is one of the two hardest things i have ever gone through(mom's death was the worst). Without to much detail i can say B was a bridge from a not so good life (way more downs than ups)  to a pretty good life. She listened to me talk out alot of problems i have gone through,or at least licked her paws while i talked. Anyway now i feel all those bad memories of years past coming back because of depression over losing B. Anyway i have figured out that im not ever really going to get over my baby girl,and really i don't want to. You know a day with her thoughts in it are far better than a day without her thoughts no matter how sad it makes me. Ecspecially with the way the world is today.
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Hi Keith, Bonnie and Diane,

The road trip was one of the worst decisions I ever made!  It took me 6 1/2 hours to drive 185 miles.  The hotel was nothing to brag about but the worst thing is that I think this trip took me back to when Rosie died.  Lulu is not a road traveler.  She stared at me with her buggy chihuahua eyes for the entire first leg.  I immediately began to miss my Rosie and how she would hang her head out the window and sit on the console next to me.  My little co-pilot.  On the second leg, it was more of the same and the more I missed Rosie.  I set her little paw print by the nightstand in the hotel so she could be with us but I missed her so much!  I'm starting to feel I am not a good mama to Lulu or KitKat.  I boarded KitKat the entire five days and she never came out of her kitty condo because she didn't want to be around the other cats.  That broke my heart to think of her sitting in that small "room" all alone.  But she was forgiving and glad to see me.  As weird as it sounds, I was hoping Rosie would run to greet me when I got home.  Of course she's been gone for over 2 months now.  I seriously think I am losing it.  It's like I went all the way back to the beginning when she first died.  I don't want to ever forget Rosie but this is the absolute worst experience I have ever had.  Today I am forcing myself to do good things for myself; but I am tired of always forcing myself.  That little dog was my life and I hope someday I can think of her fondly and not break down into a crying mess (like I am now). 

Your friend, 
Jackie (Rosie's mama)
Barefoot1

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Jackie your are not losing it,you are caring. You care Rosie is gone most fur baby owners dont care that much. Ive seen several people i know lose their pets and either hide it real well or just move on. Me im glad you are feeling what you feel because that way i know i am not crazy. I miss Miss B as you miss Rosie. Yes ms. Jackie you do care and thats a great thing I to care but with that caring comes so much heartache.  And if we are crazy then you have someone thats crazy who understands you. friends keith.
diane772

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Dear Jackie, I am sorry your road trip did not go well. I know how you feel about coming home. Every time I leave the house and then come home I dread walking in the door. Brandy would always greet me with tail wagging and wanting hugs, she was always so happy to see me. It didn't matter if I was gone 4 hours or 4 minutes. I know you miss Rosie so badly but please try to appreciate Lulu for her good qualities. Let her love you in her way, it will give you comfort. You are not losing it, you need a lot of time to recover somewhat. If you are like me you will never totally recover, I guess we learn to live with it. Please try to remember the good things about Rosie, maybe you will smile a little more everyday. Give Lulu and Kitkat a big hug tonight and enjoy their love for a moment. Your friend always Diane
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Good morning to my friends, I am feeling very down today, I miss Brandy so much. I have thinking about adopting a senior dog, giving them a loving home in their last years. I went looking yesterday but I compared them all to Brandy and not one came close. I know it is wrong to compare. So I guess I am not ready. I just felt Brandy would approve to helping another older dog, I'm so confused. I see all these older dogs waiting for homes and I am so afraid I won't love one because they won't measure up to Brandy. Thanks for listening and hopefully this will help me work this out. Your friend Diane
Barefoot1

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Diane,
Sometimes it really does feel like a losing battle. Miss B has Been gone for over 3 months and I still can't believe or want to believe she is never gonna sit on top of the couch behind me again. Brandy and B would both tell us to cheer up that we will see them again. Anyway this is my new normal
It's been a long time since I've been happy for a whole day. Diane we will miss them for the rest of our lives but we must push on. Someday we will see them again. Sorry not more upbeat but I'm just not feeling it. Friends Keith
cosesmom

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To my dear grieving friends,
Yes, it's a losing battle, this grief we share but some how we must try to go on. I believe it's good to remember and miss the things we do because it's a good memory coming through. Like you Keith with Miss B sitting on the back of the sofa. Yes, our new normal. Missing all those things that was a part of our life for so long.
Today was a rough day for me. I am helping Nicole with the impending decision of letting her dear Arby go. He was diagnosed in December with late stage kidney failure. I've been helping her emotionally and supporting her since she posted on Pet Loss. He is getting worse. She had an appointment yesterday but cancelled it. She's not sure she did the right thing. I told her to follow her heart. In trying to support her all those emotional times with Termy has coming flooding back and I've been sobbing uncontrollably. I feel Termy would want me to help her anyway I can. But it really hurts knowing that she will hurt the same way we are. There's no happy ending.

Jackie,
Please give LuLu a chance and open your heart to her. Termy's sister (Darla) hasn't been close to me and we haven't bonded but I think it's because I am not letting her into my heart. She will never be my Heart Dog (Termy) but I think she can help my broken heart. Just as LuLu can help you with your broken heart. She will never be Rosie but she can love you to the end of time, let her try. We will never heal completely inside because our heart dogs took such a big piece of our hearts with them.

Diane,
Yes, I am so very sure that Brandy would approve if you could open your heart someday to a senior pet. They need what people like us can give. We have a special gift that our babies helped us to see and grow. By sharing some of our babies special gifts to the less loved in this world. I too am thinking of a senior pet to foster. One reason is, I am afraid if I got another puppy and it lived as long as Termy it may out live and that scares me to death. So I think I can open my home to a senior for a few years at a time. Good luck with what ever you decide. I am sure Brandy will help you watch over them.
Love you all
Bonnie (Termy's mom)
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Bonnie,
You always seem to have the right things to say. I hope NIcole will lean on yourself as well as Diane,Ja ckie and myself. The appointment she Canceled was not the right time for her. She will know and tell you its time. Miss B's last night I had no idea would be her last. But in the morning I just knew. Tell Nicole she has friends praying for her. Diane ,Jackie hang in their ladies I personally can't do this alone. Thanks yal,Keith.
JackieTeller

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Hello Keith, Bonnie and Diane, 

I have been AWOL this past week digesting my road trip.  I have also been seeing a therapist and letting the grief comes when it does.  I had taken Rosie's picture down from the fridge but I put it back up.  Rosie was a one of a kind, the mold was broken dog.  She lived a good life.  When I look back at her last six months to a year though, I realize her spirit was gone and she was ready to go home.  She was deaf, arthritic, confused at times, I frequently hand fed her and her little heart just gave out.  It has been really warm (80's and 90's) here in Seattle.  Rosie would have been miserable.  Towards the end, I now realize when the dog walker came to walk Rosie and LuLu.....she really didn't want to go.  It exhausted her.  The night before she passed, she was looking off into the distance and we both knew.  

I have been reading this book on grieving and the moment your fur child died.  At first I dreaded reading this chapter but it asked to remember the moment Rosie passed.  When I held her in my arms and they gave her the meds to put her to sleep I kept telling her she was going to a better place but she already knew that.  It was so quick...her passing....that I believe her spirit literally leaped out of her broken body and was joyous to be free of her suffering.  I felt very sad but I will never regret the decision I made.  Rosie is with Buster at the Rainbow Bridge and I WILL see them again.  

As for LuLu, what a loving little dog.  LuLu is LuLu...she is not Rosie.  I expected too much of her.  I am focusing more on her and KitKat.  They are wonderful companions and each one sleeps on either side of me at night so I don't feel alone.  Another thing the book had mentioned was talking about Rosie's passing to LuLu and KitKat.  They would both see me crying but I never thought to do that.  LuLu would get very sad and so would KitKat.  So this morning I held KitKat and talked to her about Rosie.  She understood and snuggled and purred in my arms as if to say, "it's okay Mom; I'm here for you."  

Then I spoke to LuLu.  I talked about Rosie and at first LuLu turned her head away.  She didn't want to hear it...just like I didn't.  This little dog has shown me such unconditional love during the past 2 1/2 months since Rosie's passing.  Even before, she showed me love but always stayed in the background because she knew Rosie was top dog.  And this is a little chihuahua/jack russell that was dumped in a parking lot and was quite frankly a mess when I adopted her.  As I continued to talk about Rosie, she turned her head towards me and listened.  I told her how much I loved her and would not compare her to Rosie anymore, because she is a little gem in her own right.  Afterwards, we went for a short walk and she wanted to play when we came back.  Such a patient little girl!  

I still miss Rosie badly but I need to try and move past the grief so I'm not bawling my eyes out every day.  Rosie is in a much better place and she does come and visit me.  The other night LuLu was on the bed and she started sniffing and roaming around the bed before she looked up at a corner of the wall.  I believe Rosie was there with us.

Thanks for letting me share and God Bless you all.

Jackie (in steamy Seattle)


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Jackie. it was so good to read your note. I know Lulu and Kitkat will never replace Rosie and they shouldn't but you are seeing them for who they are. You can never have too much love in your life and I think it is wonderful that you are accepting their love. I know I never would have gotten this far without my cat Pearl. The first few years that I had her she knew Brandy was first in my heart and she accepted that. We still had our special times but it wasn't the same as it was with Brandy. Pearl went through a grieving period when Brandy passed. She was sleeping on Brandy's blanket all the time. We have gotten so close now, I can't go anywhere in the house without her. She makes me smile and laugh and loves to snuggle. I guess what I am trying to say is enjoy the love you have with your 2 babies and let them ease your pain a little. Take care Diane [ Brandy and Pearl's mom] Hello to Keith and Bonnie, you are all in my prayers
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To all my friends,
I know we all have our rough times and I truly appreciate the support I have received since finding you all. Thank you very much.

Today was a bad day, I opened my email this morning and there was one from Nicole. She had to let her wonderful little Arby go, Tuesday. I cried for her and for me and for all of us. I told her it just plain damn hurts and always will. I know she's having a rough time because of  her past. Please say a prayer for her and for Arby too. I asked Termy to greet him at the Bridge and take care of him.

I cherish the relationships we built because of our losses. I just wish happier events brought us together. Love our babies and the internal love that we will always have from them.

Always in my thoughts
Love and doggie hugs
Bonnie (for ever Termy's mom)
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Bonnie, I am so sorry and of course Nicole will be in my prayers as you all are.I used to think that someone should have warned us about the pain we would feel when we lost our heart pets but now I am glad no one did. Yes the pain is unbearable but think of all the wonderful moments we would have missed. I cherish every moment I had with Brandy and I will always rejoice in having her in my life and having her complete love and trust. I know that I will never have another baby like her and I am learning to live with that as we all are. I thank all of you for being my friends and truly understanding the pain. Always Diane [Brandy's mom]
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Bonnie,
You are so right the pain is unbearable. Last summer I didn't know it but that was the best summer of my life. Miss B was healthy and so was I the job was going good and j thought the good times would last. Now this summer I've suffered the unbearable pain of losing my baby. Unbearable unrelenting pain is what this summer brings. In the winter I had gone to look at campers so I could take B and both of us get away for a while. She would have loved that,now I hate the idea of a camper. Yes she is my heart baby the sparkle in this old man's eyes. Now that she's gone I have lost most of what made life special. I hate everything about my job. I am counting ting down the hours till I can retire,i actually have four more years. Maybe when i do I'll ride around the country try and meet everyone. I'll have to visit Bonnie and Diane in the su.mer though. This southern boy doesn't like the snow or cold. I'm sorrow I'm ramblin but please don't forget this guy down here. Need my friends keith.
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To my friends, Keith, Bonnie and Diane, 

Yes, the grief is unbearable at times and I have to tell myself Rosie would want me to be happy and free.  She is in a good place.  Today was pretty overcast and cooler, yay.  I stayed most of the day in bed cause I was just plain tired.  However, I did go to my local tattoo parlor and had Micah tattoo LuLu and KitKat on my wrist; just like I have Rosie, Buster and Shep tattooed on my other wrist.  I am glad I did it because they are my family just like you all are.  In numbers we have strength.  I couldn't bear to think of doing this alone.  I love you all and Keith you are more than welcome to come to Seattle.  I will be your travel guide.  Love and Hugs, 

Jackie in more normal Seattle
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Keith, I would love to meet you and show you New Hampshire.I am having a pretty good day today and I pray all my friends are having a good day too. I know the good days do not last but enjoy them when they come.  Jackie I am so proud of you, you have finally let Lulu and Kitkat in your heart. I know it will not be the same as Rosie but love is different in every situation, but it is love. Keith you will never be forgotten by me, you have helped me so much as have all my new friends. We do need each other and I will always be here for all of you. If you get right down to the reason that I have good days at all is because of all of you. When I have a bad day you all are here to make it easier for me and I only pray I do the same for you in some little way. Thank you for being my friends Diane
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Hi Diane, Keith and Bonnie, 

Your support has helped me through one of the toughest losses in my life.  If it wasn't for you guys and therapy, I'm not sure I would be here...seriously.  The only thing that kept me going was I couldn't leave LuLu and KitKat and I found strength in all of us bonding together in our grief.  This is Seafair weekend in Seattle and I might actually go and watch the hydroplane races.  I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend.

Your friend Jackie in Seattle (Rosie's, LuLu's and KitKat's mom)
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Hey Friends, Jackie it's great your going to the races some sun and fun never hurt anybody,hope you have a great time. Yes we have all been thru and are still going thru very rough times  if not the roughest time in our lives. Somehow we found each other and have joined together to get thru this. Who knows one day when i actually have a real vacation i might get around the country. Ive never been out of the south surely there is more to this world than heat and humidity. Anyway,Jackie you sound good,Diane i hope you and Bonnie are having good weekends. this would have been a day when Miss B would be bugging me to death to go outside and hunt for lizards (she would eat the ones she caught blah). So Seattle ,Rochester and of course Eerie Pa.I hope you can enjoy yourself's today. I'm gonna make myself only think of a happy healthy  B today. I can,and probably will,go back to the depressed state tomm. Thanks could not do this without yall.
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Jackie,
It's good to do things that are different than grieving our loses. I hope you enjoy yourself at the races. Feel the wind on your face and the mist from the water and close your eyes for a second and feel Rosie's love surround you. She will always be by your side.
Keith,
I am having a good weekend, doing all my chores etc. I am so glad we found each other. I am sure Miss B, Brandy, Rosie and Termy had a paw in it. At least this how I feel. Oh, my. Miss B ate Lizards? Yuck!! See your remembering good memories. With time they will keep coming. I was walking Darla the other day and I recalled walking Termy along those same sidewalks and I remembered him always looking up at me ready for the next treat. Good memories! Boy when you think of it, we are spread out all over the US. Keith, go out side and close your eyes, feel the sun on your face and picture Miss B chasing a lizard and smile. Remember the happiness you felt.
Diane,
Brandy would be proud of you, Helping others through the same pain as your feeling. This is the lessen our babies taught us, I think. That there will be days when we will think of others and lend a helping hand. This fall take a walk and scuff through the dried leaves and close your eyes, you will feel Brandy running though those same leaves and smell the great out doors. She will share your happiness because she will be scuffing those same leaves. Good things to recall.
Thank all of you for caring and offering support to each other and to me.
It means more than I can tell you.
Love and peace
Termy's mom always
Bonnie
Barefoot1

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Hello, Yes it is nice to think of the good memories. Even the ones of Miss B eating lizards. Those good days are few and far between. Those days were fun even if I didn't think much about it then. Jackie I hope yesterday was fun I looked it up it did look like fun. Yes I hope everyone had good weather and good day yesterday. Anyway stay in touch and keep up the faith thru thick and thin. Keith
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Jackie, I hope you had a good time and found some peace for awhile. Keith, I smile when I think of Miss B eating a lizard. Our babies had fun habits. Brandy used to love walking under low bushes. She would walk so slow you had to really watch her to see her moving. I could only imagine she liked to tickle her back. In her younger years she would run around the yard just as fast as her short legs would go. I can still see her ears flying in the breeze. I would love to hear about the little things your babies did. Maybe if we talk about the fun times it will help us smile a little more. Love you all Diane
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A good memory!
Oh, Termy and his macaroni. I made spagetti tonight and I remember Termy always begging for his plain spagetti. Termy wasn't there but his sister was so she got her share and Termy's. I think he would eat spagetti and macaroni until he'd burst. I miss giving him spagetti. Another great memory was Termy and birds. This time of year the birds are in small flocks in my yard, Termy's favorite time. I would see them in the yard and say "Termy, there's birds in your yard and open the door. He would take off barking and running so hard I was afraid he wouldn't be able to stop before he ran into the fence, He always managed to clear the yard and never ran into the fence. Another great memory was Termy riding on our Harley with us. We had a side car for a few years and he and I rode in the side car. we would go to bike shows and always took him with us. Some times he would look out the front but mostly he liked to see was behind us. He would go to sleep about fifteen minuets into leaving but always woke up when we stopped. We even took him to Norwalk to the drag races. I have pictures of him with goggles and a bandana and a little leather hat. He was such a scooter trash dog.
This is just a few of the good memories for now because there is tons.
Lets share some like Diane suggested.
Love,
Bonnie (Termy's mom)
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Hi Keith, Bonnie and Diane,

So many good memories with Rosie.  You are right....we have grieved but I need to celebrate Rosie's life.  Rosie was a real traveler; when I got divorced I bought an RV and we drove through 38 states in one year.  She would lay on the dashboard.

Ah, squirrels.  She loved her squirrels.  I would say in a low voice; Rosie I think a squirrel is over there.  She would freak out and go after them; yapping and jumping so high up the tree to get that squirreelll.  I had a dream the other night where she was jumping and yapping for me to throw her ball.  She loved her ball.

Another time when I had Buster and we had a big house in Kirkland, Buster would always spread all the toys all over the house.  He and Rosie were playing tug of war with a rope toy.  As I gathered up the toys, I looked down and here were two tiny front teeth on the carpet.  In their tug of war, he had pulled out Rosie's two front teeth!  Those were the only teeth my sweet Princess ever lost.  That was years ago.

She also was a beach dog and loved to play with soccer balls.  When I lived in Oregon and she was still young, I would take her to the beach and I had a small soccer ball for her.  I would kick it down the beach and she would use her nose and bring it back to me!

I didn't go to Seafair cause the traffic was ridiculous but I did take LuLu to the dog park on Lake Washington.  That crazy little pooch went nuts in the water, trying to retrieve balls from other dogs.

For me, a sign from Rosie is a feather.  I found one the other day at Marymoor Park on the nature boardwalk where I used to always take her.  I put it in my visor over my windshield.  Then I found another feather yesterday at the Lake Washington dog park.  So I put that one in my visor too.  So Rosie will always be with me when I drive my car.  

Such good memories!  Love to you all.  

Jackie in Seattle (where it is hot, humid and no end in sight).  My dear Rosie, Buster, LuLu and KitKat.  They are my family as you guys are.

I have to figure out a way to post pictures on here.  Rosie was a purebred Parsons Jack Russell and was pure white.
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To all my new friends, Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful memories. I smiled so much picturing all these wonderful moments. I truly hope it helped all of you smile for awhile. It feels so good to think of the good moments and the fun times. What I am doing is every day I think of a great memory and smile. It helps chase away the sadness for a moment. It does seem to help me, it helps to get through the day. One of my favorite memories is every morning Brandy wouldn't get out of bed until I gave her a big hug. I would tell her I loved her and she would really snuggle into the hug and wag her tail. I knew it would be a good day no matter what because she loved me too. Please keep sharing your memories. Love Diane
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Hello Family, 

Just a short note.  It has been so hot and muggy here in Seattle for the past couple of months (and with no end in sight), as much as I grieve Rosie, I am glad she crossed to the Rainbow Bridge when she did in mid-May.  She would have been miserable and walks would have been out of the question because heat makes heart failure worse.  So my Sweet Princess, you chose the right time to depart.  Always in my heart.  One other cute thing about Rose.  When I would tuck her in for the night, she would circle round and round and round in her little bed before I covered her with her blanket.  Like she was finding just the right spot to lay down.  

Everyone have a great day!

Jackie

Barefoot1

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Hello,
I know what you mean Jackie Miss B did the same thing circling in her bed,which was on reality my bed. Jackie I'm ad Miss B isn't going thru our summer here. We average 95 degrees and 80% humidity. In her prime year as she loved this weather but the past. Couple of years she stayed inside mostly. She used to stand in front of me and bark a few times then look at the door then bark some and look at the
door she would never give up. Sooner or later I would have to get up and go outside around here going outside is miserable. Anyway I never thought I would miss that but I truly do. Well anyway thanks for listing. Your southern friend Keith.

diane772

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Thank you everyone for the memories, I hope it is helping in some small way. I know it helps me, it is so nice to hear the happy times. Love and God bless Diane
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Hello ladies,
Yes Diane it does help to hear all the good memories. It helps just to hear everybody else any way. Like the other morning I was waken up by a whezzing sound I mean it sounded exactly like what Miss B would do occasionally. Out of the blue she would have a whezzing spell for a minute or two. I heard that sound and it was so realistic I really thought its was her. Well that's not a great memory like we have been sharing but it was a beautiful sound that I used to hate. Anyway ya'll try to have a good weekend. Love yall keith
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