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Oh my, where does time go? On the 24th it will 6 months since Gimli left my life to start a new one in heaven. It will be 3 years and 6 months since Scruffy did the same.
I miss them both every day and I look at the stars at night and talk to them. I hope that they hear me. I hope that they like each other. One old girl and one young boy staring down at the same sad mamma. I was lucky to have been blessed with both of them. I learned so much from Scruffy. Being brave in the face of a horrible illness which devastated her old age, I learned that love is timeless and letting her go was saving her last dignity. Gimli taught me to love every minute because life changes in a second. You turn around and they are gone. He was only 2. Just a baby. Never forget my dear friends the lessons we learn in our grief. Dear Scruffy and Gimli, I love you as if you were still here. I will always love you and miss you. True love never dies, and our love for you will never die. Be good at the bridge. I love you, Mom
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Dear Beverly, I know your pain. It still hurts me after 5 1/2 yrs ago loosing Miss Dallas. They get into our hearts and remain there forever. I am glad we can tuch them away there in our hearts.
Happy 6 months Bridgeday to you Gimli and 3 1/2 years to you, Sweet Scruffy. Come into your Mom's dreams soon. She misses you so. Love, Diane
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I am so sorry for your pain. Losing your beloved sweet Scruffy, and then losing precious Gimli in that accident. Your heart has been through so very much sorrow. I have always wanted to ask you if you are the same Scruffy Mom who's little Scruffie was a precious little black dog who had have subQ fluids at the end. If so, I remember your posts almost as if they occurred yesterday. You always had wonderful photos of her. Do you still post those? I was so touched by your Scruffy stories and your deep love and devotion for her. I looked for your stories each time I visited PL, long before I registered. I think it was around the time we lost our beloved German Shorthaired Pointer, Easy, in January of 2005. I was crazy with grief around that time and could barely write anything. HAPPY 3.5 YEAR BRIDGDAY, BELOVED LITTLE SCRUFFY, AND HAPPY 6TH MONTH BRIDGEDAY DEAREST GIMLI. I HOPE YOU BOTH CELEBRATE BY EATING ALL YOUR FAVORITE TREATS AND SENDING YOUR MOM PUPPY KISSES ON THE BREEZE THAT BLOWS DOWN FROM THE BRIDGE INTO OUR HEARTS. SHE LOVES AND MISSES YOU SO. PLEASE VISIT HER IN HER DREAMS, LITTLE ONES!! Many hugs and prayers are sent with this, dear Beverly. Melissa Betsy's forever mom
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I am so sorry for your 2 losses in such a short time. I had to chuckle when you said you hope Gimli and Scruffy like each other. They probably do and are most likely "hanging out" with each other. The love and gratitude they have for you is a bond that will bring them together. I often wonder who my beloved Mr. Meowgy is hanging out with.
I am sure your babies hear you when you speak to them. I believe our darlings are still with us, near us and are watching over us. I wish you peace and comfort. Donna, Mr. Meowgy's mom
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The pain of their loss never leaves. Christopher has been gone for over 15 months and I still cry for him every day. Most days it feels as if he k=just left yesterday. These Precious Angels bring so much Joy into our lives and when they leave us the Joy leaves with them. They will Always be safe in our Hearts. Joann, Buddy's Mommy sent this post to me, written by Martha White. The post speaks for itself. How Long Will The Pain Last? Author: Martha White How long will the pain last?" a broken-hearted mourner asked me. "All the rest of your life", I have to answer truthfully. We never quite forget. No matter how many years pass, we remember. The loss of a loved one is like a major operation. Part of us is removed, and we have a scar for the rest of our lives. As years go by, we manage. There are things to do, people to care for, tasks that call for full attention. But the pain is still there, not far below the surface. We see a face that looks familiar, hear a voice that echoes, see a photograph in an album, see a landscape that once we saw together, and it seems as though a knife were in the wound again. But not so painfully. And mixed with joy, too. Because remembering a happy time is not all sorrow; it brings back happiness with it. How long will the pain last? All the rest of your life. But the thing to remember is that not only the pain will last, but the blessed memories as well. Tears are proof of life. The more love, the more tears. If this is true, then how could we ever ask that the pain cease all together. For then the memory of love would go with it. The pain of grief is the price we pay for love. You Gimli and Scruffy and in my Prayers Big Hugs Georgeann and Christopher Forever
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The time has a way of slipping by so quickly doesn't it? How can it possibly be 6 months already since the loss of Gimli.. I am sure that Scruffy and Gimli are together, they would have found one another from the love you have for both of them. We really do learn from them, learn to have faith in ourselves, they always did. We have been blessed to have had such wonderful souls in our lives. "Love is timeless and letting her go was saving her last dignity," that says so much about the love you had for Scruffy. I felt that for Chancey, her dignity was important to her and I didn't want to diminish that for her. Love never dies and we will continue to love them forever, Helen
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Thanks so much dear friends. I need to repost some pictures. It is indeed the same Scruffy that had IV fluids for a year and a half. She had her famous (or infamous) yellow pajamas, pink easter sweater and a wardrobe fit for a queen. She loved getting dressed up. Gimli on the other hand, was all boy. Rough and ready, but If you could give Love a face it would have been Gimli. Always at my heels, every move. I could wake up and he would be right in my face. I felt his breath first before I woke up.
I had some surgery not long ago, and you wake up with the oxygen in your nose....and the funniest thing happened....I was dreaming the sweetest dream, that it was Gimli's nose!!!! Maybe it was. I will redo my photos and get them in my posts. They are too precious for everyone not to see.
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Dear Bev....You are on my mind this morning, and I am remembering with you your precious Scruffy and your Gimli boy.....I, too, remember the pics of your Scruffy with her little outfits- especially the one with the yellow p.j.s....What a sweet girl, and I know you miss your Gimli boy.... I'm sure they are both with their Mom everyday....And, I pray that you will feel them there today in a really special way!! Much love to you Bev.........Kelsey's Mom (Ruth)
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Thanks for helping me and remembering my children with me. It means the world to me that you did. No better compliment to a parent. My love for them is immeasurable. I miss them every day. Posting and being a member of this family is a pleasure and an honor.
Thanks for admiring theri photos. They are pretty cute, but I am their mom, so I say that. I was truly blessed in my life to have two completely different little black dogs, but to tell the truth, I could have done without losing them, especially on the same day. I love you all and thanks, Bev
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Oh how sweet your precious children are. As you look into the sky and talk to them I know Scruffy and Gimli hear you and love you so much. I am new at the site but I am going back to read more about your babies. I too am so thankful for everyone here who have been so supportive and loving for me and my sweetheart Meister who went to Heaven on June 6, 2008. HAPPY 3 YR. 6 MONTH TO SCRUFFY AND 6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY GIMLI AT THE RAINBOW BRIDGE. YOUR MOM SHARED WITH US THE GREAT LOVE YOU HAVE FOR EACH OTHER. SHE WILL BE WITH YOU AGAIN ONE DAY. Sending many hugs, Mary Meisters Mom