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It's hard to believe it was a year ago today that I stood by the vet's table and watched a nimbus of sunlight cradle your body. Maybe I should be used to it by now, but I'm not. I'll always have a Gippie-shaped space in the center of my heart. Sometimes I hope I've dreamed this whole year, that I'll wake up tomorrow morning to the sound of you meowing for Dusty, then he'll jump off my bed to greet you and you'll walk off side by side to the food dish like you always did. Thanks, Gips, for 9 wonderful years together. I wish your time on earth had ended differently. If I'd had my way, you would have lived 10 healthy years longer, then fallen asleep in a sunny spot to awaken at the Rainbow Bridge. I've never doubted that you're in heaven, because heaven wouldn't be heaven without you. I know you can run, jump and play forever, blood clot-free. You can stroll into any home there and know you're loved. You can play outside all day long and always be safe. If there are thunderstorms in heaven, I'll bet you've frolicked in a few. I wish I'd taken you out on the deck more often while you were here. How many times did you want to go out, and I was too busy doing something mundane, like working? You'd like the three new kitties we've gotten since you've been gone. Shamrock wears your orange and white colors and shares your kind, gentle sweetness. He's also been a good buddy to Dusty. High-tops knows he's cute and likes to show off. Moxie likes to chase the big guys all over the house. She also likes to jump in the humans' laps. After you died, I met a lot of nice people on petloss.com. All of them have animals at the bridge. I'm sure you've met a lot of them by now. Oh, and Gips--if LindaK's Jitterbug is with you now, give her some nice ear-licks. Love forever, Mommy Shannon
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Dear Mommy Shannon, Sending love & hugs on the one year anniversary of dear Gippy Doodle's passing. Your tribute is so sweet and heartfelt ~ You captured the essence of your dear Gippy Doodle perfectly ~ God Bless You, Ceci's Mom (Robin) and Mama to Lil' Red, my precious boy and The Pinny Gig She was the light of my life The heart of my soul Ceci and Me " Kissing Ceci's Ears"
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I hope Gippie had a wonderful celebration at the bridge to mark his first year anniversary. He has such a sweet name! You were blessed with 9 wonderful years with Gippie!!!
Mare precious Christoph ~ my sweet boy ~
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That was very sweet. Another first done. Another day without your bud, but somehow you got through a whole year without Gippie. Think of the good time, don't beat yourself over what you think you should have done...Gippie loved you no matter what!