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Darling Nike, I simply cannot believe that 11 months have passed since your little spirit was released from your golden body, and you were sent to the Rainbow Bridge. Not a day has passed when I have not longed for you, and wanted to hold you once again. Not a day has passed that I have not smiled in remembering something precious about you, not a day has passed that I have not kissed your photo upon awakening, and upon retiring . We had Terez's little girl Hannah for a week recently, and it was ever so nice having a fur baby in our home once again, the first time since you left. I held Hannah close to me for hours, closing my eyes and feeling her soft warm head against mine. Oh, I felt so close to you then! When I opened my eyes, I almost expected to be looking into yours. Beloved Nike, I hope you are doing Ok at the Bridge, eating well, getting plenty of exercise, and having a good social life. I worried about you in the beginning, as you were so shy, but I know you have made a lot of friends by now, and that you are part of the exclusive golden club as well. Can I let another fur baby into my life Nike, can I gather the strength do this? You were my rock, and my soulmate, and as much as I want to have another little one in my arms and home, I am terribly afraid of experiencing the unbearable hurt and grief again. I thought by now I would be ready.....I will wait for you to send another precious soul to me, someone like you with a gentle heart, and big brown eyes. Until then Nike, I can think of no one but you, the best girl in the whole world, my little golden angel, my little doe. I miss you so, xoxooxxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo mommy
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Nike is so beautiful and the letter to her is so touching. I wrote a letter to my cat Cheeseburger today on his second month Bridge Day.
I know it is not the right time for me to have another special angel in my life; I feel I will know in my heart when it is, if it ever is. It is so amazing how these precious souls impact our lives and our hearts. Your Nike is absolutely gorgeous - what a sweet face and such loving eyes. We were blessed to have their love, friendship, and companionship. Dee >^..^< Cheeseburger's Mom email@example.com Dee + Cheeseburger = LOVE
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Your letter to Nike is beautiful and of course made me cry. I know that your bond with Nike was much the same as mine was with Christopher. I know that we will miss them for Eternity. I know that you are in pain too. Where has the time gone? I can still remember when you came to the petloss site. How is it possible that 11 months has passed? I feel like life is passing me by. I too Kiss Christopher's picture every morning and every night. When things get really bad I still sleep with Christopher's favorite blanket. These precious Angels fill our Lives with so much Joy and when they leave the Joy leaves with them. As I am typing this to you I am sitting at my desk looking at Christopher's precious photograph. I still cannot believe that he is really gone; it feels so surreal. It feels as if Christopher just left yet he has been gone for over 15 months. The tears still fall every day and the pain is so overwhelming it takes my breath away. I know you understand that feeling all too well. I am sure that Nike and Christopher are good friends and I know that they are safe. I know that when we arrive at the Bridge they will be waiting for us just as they did every day until we returned home. I also know that our babies would want us to open our hearts to other fur babies who need our love. No one will ever replace Nike or Christopher, but there are so many fur babies who need loving homes and that we can give them. I am sure Nile will lead you to that Special One. The pain we are suffering is worth every ounce of the Love they gave us. I wish there was something I could say to help with your pain, but as you know as long as I have been looking I have found nothing that helps. Just know that you and Nike are always in my Prayers. HAPPY 11 MONTH BRIDGE DAY PRECIOUS NIKE. YOUR MOMMY MISSES YOU SO MUCH. PLEASE SEND HER A SIGN THAT YOU ARE OK AS SOON AS YOU CAN. PLEASE STAY SAFE UNTIL YOUR MOMMY ARRIVES AND TAKE REALLY GOOD CARE OF CHRISTOPHER FOR ME. MAY GOD'S ANGELS WATCH OVER YOU AND KEEP YOU SAFE FOREVER. Big Hugs Georgeann and Christopher Forever My Precious Angel You Are MY Man and I Love You Mommy
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Dear Jan-- I know your pain as I go through this Bridge Day just about the same time as you. Teddy's 8 month is today. I've said before that I feel that goldens are angels sent from above and they have a special purpose here before they are summoned back. There is something very unique--their dispositions, kindness, patience with others, and gentleness--that is unmatched in any other breed I've seen. I'm sure your beautiful Nike lived his life that way.
I hope we both can find some comfort today, and hopefully, the beautiful memories will outweigh any sad thoughts that will unfortunately surface from time to time. HAPPY 11 MONTH BRIDGE DAY, DEAR NIKE. You are well-loved and missed so very much. All my thoughts and prayers are with you--- Teddy's Mom (Helen)
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What a beautiful letter to your precious Nike. The picture is so sweet. It's wonderful to share such a great love with our beloved pets. I completely understand you feeling of grief that you would not be able to love another now. When our Brutus left us I felt the same that I could never go through that pain again. It was 10 years after that we found our sweetheart Meister. He was with us for 17 years and went to Heaven on June 6, 2008. The pain is tremendous and I'm not sure when the time would be right to love another but I think it will be a very long time. I only wish I could take all the animals that need a home and love. I keep Meisters picture with me also and kiss him at night and in the morning and take it with me everywhere. I know that Nike has many great new friends at the Rainbow Bridge and they are happy together. HAPPY 11 MONTH BRIDGE DAY TO YOU SWEET NIKE - YOUR MOM LOVES YOU AND MISSES YOU WITH ALL HER HEART. PLEASE GIVE HER A SIGN THAT YOU ARE OK. Many hugs and prayers to you and Nike today. Mary Meisters Mom
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I know how hard this 11 month marker is, it is sometimes harder than the 1 year date. All I can say is that I understand the longing you have for Nike, I too long for Chancey and Digby and can still feel their warm soft bodies. How we long for what was. Nike gave you so many wonderful years with love and joy. They do that so easily and don't even think about it..it just comes naturally to them. You were so very blessed to have had such a love as your Nike. Hoping that you find some peace and comfort today and everyday.. As always, Helen
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As always your letter to your sweet Nike was so touching. I am glad that you can reflect on those good memories and they have been able to bring a smile to your face. I can tell you still have a lot of love to give but I can also understand your apprehension, afraid of going through pain and sorrow again. I believe you will know in your heart when the time is right and I am sure Nike will have something to do with it. God Bless.-----Jerry in Oklahoma.
Nike, Happy 11th Month Anniversary at the Bridge. You are a handsome boy, bet the ladies love being around you. You know you were a very special companion and soul mate to your mommy and that she misses you so very much. You both were so fortunate to have one another.
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I can't believe it is eleven months already. I know the horrible pain you are feeling. All the anniversaries are terrible -but especially the ones leading up to the one year. I wish you peace- and golden memories you can smile at instead of cry. I know that takes time, and so many feel that they are grieving too long. That isn't true-it takes as long as it takes-not a minute longer or shorter. We have found so much comfort in our little Bijou. My husband even adores him. He is so different from our Spartacus-but maybe that is good. The breeder insisted that we pick Bijou up 2 days before Sparty's BridgeDay.We didn't have time to cry we were so busy with our little puppy. I think Spartacus planned this as I never planned on getting a puppy when we went to look at them.I too was waiting for one to come but this time we had to go and get him. Bijou's Dogster Page http://www.dogster.com/dogs/392714 Have a wonderful Bridge Day Nike. You are loved!! Love and Hugs, CareWolf aka Carol
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As usual, you have composed a lovely letter to your little doe, Nike (I love the way you refer to her as your little doe). And, as is my usual, I am crying as I read your words. Your sweetheart is such a beautiful Golden girl. What a blessing she was and is in your life. It is interesting how we all have our little rituals. Kissing photos, talking to our beloveds, holding their blankets. Recently, I decided to make a little memorial for Betsy at my office. It is directly beside my computer, and is so comforting. I have a photo of her and an angel sculpture. Every few days I bring in a fresh flower to put in the vase beside her photo. I am so happy you were able to hold a little furbaby and feel comforted. I know you want another furbaby, but are so afraid. I am also. I find silly mind can conjure up all types of calamities for a new furbaby. But, I know the day is coming and I know it will be another terrier baby. Not yet, but some day. I think Betsy would be thrilled for me, as she LOVED new pups. Just take your time, Jan. Your sweet doe will lead another baby right to your heart. I truly believe this. HAPPY 11TH MONTH BRIDGEDAY, BEAUTIFUL NIKE!! PLEASE SURROUND YOUR MOM'S HEART WITH LOVE AND VISIT HER IN HER DREAMS. WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT, SWEET DOE, SEND HER A PRECIOUS BABY TO LOVE AND LET HER KNOW THIS IS YOUR GIFT TO HER. HELP HER HEART NOT TO BE AFRAID TO LOVE AGAIN. Sending hugs from the Texas Hill Country, Melissa Betsy's forever mom
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Dearest Dee, Georgeann, both Helens, Mary, Jerry, Carol, and Melissa.....how very sweet and kind of all of you to respond to my post, and wish Nike a Happy 11 Month bridge day....needless to say, this is going to be a tough month, counting down to the one year anniversary of sending her to the Bridge. I had promised myself that after one year of mourning, I would put away her bed and some of her photos, but guess what....it is not going to happen. Not yet anyway. I am comforted knowing that you are all part of this wonderful family that I have found at petloss, and it gives me peace knowing that Nike is surrounded by so many loving friends, Cheeseburger, Christopher, Teddy, Meister, Chancey, Digby, Peaches, Spartacus, Betsy, Samantha, Golda, Max, and all of the other babies that were much loved and lost. God Bless you all. Love, Jan
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Dear Jan, Hershala has been at the Bridge eith months today. So much has happened in our family that I am stuggling to hang onto reality. Along with Hershala, his grandma Perle passed away in Jan and his Uncle Zollie just passed away on the 28th of June. Once again our deepest sympathy. Meriam and the Doxies three
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I know this has been so difficult for you without your beautiful Nike. Every time I see her sweet face, I am struck by what a sweet soul she is. Your words to Nike make me cry. I know how awful it is to be without their physical prescence. I just know that she will send you the perfect kid that needs a wonderful forever home full of love. But I do understand, how difficult it is to know that they are only with us for far too short a time. I'm so glad that I logged on tonight and saw your post. My laptop died about a month ago. Before I could do several things while I was online. Now I have to use the desktop and it has been difficult to find the time. I miss you all so much. It is still so awfully hard without Golda. I know that this is going to be an especially difficult time for you. These anniversaries are so hard. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Golda's Mom
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Thank you also Meriam, and Golda's Mom for your comforting words. What would we do without our petloss family? We have a bond like no other, and we have not even met "in person" Yet, I bet we feel more understood by eachother than people we associate with daily. I surely do. Hugs, MsSavion
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I just read your beautiful post. 11 months. I cannot believe it, and I know that you cannot either. I have no idea how we get through -- how we continue on -- without our companions by our side. But, really, they are still by our side. Just not in the way that we were so comfortable with. I know that Nike is still right there, by your side, in your heart. She will always be there.
Thinking of you. I hope that Molly and Nike are stirring up trouble at the bridge...
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Thank you Robyn, yes, Nike is by my side, every minute of every day, and that is a very comforting thought indeed. Our fur babies love will protect and surround us all of our remaining days on earth. Love, Jan
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Dearest Jan, Your loving words to your Golden girl always touches me deeply. I am sure our Golden children and all the precious friends they have made at the Bridge are running freely though fields of Gold and want for nothing but to see us smile again. They gave us strength while they walked with us on this earth and from the Bridge they are still bringing us to where we need to be. They will never be gone from us Jan although how much we yearn to hold them close to our heart but they are already in our heart and they will remain there until we join them one very sweet day. I also found it very difficult to bring another golden child into my life and l feared the loss , the pain again and I still do but I know that Max wanted me to love again as Nike wants that for you but I dont think we find another furchild but they find us and I know that our babies at the Bridge are making that happen when the time is right and only then . Sending you a big hug and lots of love, Max's mom Jo Just close your eyes and see our precious children surrounded in a glowing light that is love all around them. My golden boy Max still watching over me The golden boy that found me with a lot of help from Max ~~Marsh~my Sage
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Dear Jo, I always look forward to reading your posts with your magical words.....no wonder Marsh found his way to you after Max went to the Bridge. I had to lean into my computer screen and give Marsh a kiss on his sweet little nose. What a precious boy! I want to move beyond this fear of pain and loss, and like you said, when the time is right it will happen. Obviously I am open to the idea of bringing another fur baby into my life and heart....it is just taking the first step that is so awfully hard. Your validating words are always so helpful, and right on target. Looking at the photo of Max gazing out the window makes me smile, goldens are so very special, I love them all. Hugs to you, love, Jan
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I read your sweet words to your Little Doe. I can't believe it has been almost 11 months since I first came and read about your girl, Nike. It is approaching my 11 months that my Edison has been gone and it hasn't gotten one little bit easier. But I do want to tell you about the busy work of my two bridge babies. A few weeks ago I was walking down by our river park. I ran into a couple that were sitting with their two Saint Bernards. My heart almost stopped. I couldn't believe the bitter sweet pain I felt while holding onto those big heads and scratching those huge bellies. The couple talked to me for about an hour and I loved on those two rescues the whole time. I knew at that time that I couldn't live without another one of those babies in my life. I believe that Einstein and Edison sent me there for that very purpose. Three weeks later I sit with my new baby girl. Everything about her coming into our lives was very planned by my rainbow guardians. Emerson very definitely is her own sweet self and making her own place in our hearts. But she brings such sweet, sweet memories of Einstein and Edison to us. For the first time the memories are full of joy and not a bitter reminder that they are not here. So, as the time was right and my bridge babies led the way, I am now owned by a 3 month old Saint Bernard. Am I scared? You Bet! But is it the right thing for us? Yes. I know that you sweet Nike will take over and guide you in your decision also. Gwen