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Old 07-15-2019, 10:20 PM   #261 (permalink)
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Hev, you're so right.

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...ml#post7017869 (The Power of the Dog, by Rudyard Kipling)
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:47 PM   #262 (permalink)
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I read it again, Least. But I noticed something this time - I didn't cry. I just smiled & nodded. Progress.
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Old 08-28-2019, 10:24 PM   #263 (permalink)
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Really missing my sweet old man tonight. The nights he would sleep in the den until bedtime, then climb the little steps to the bed. sigh... They sure do occupy a huge space in our hearts. I miss you Jack. Can't believe it's almost a year since I gave him back to God.

I think of him every thunderstorm, how afraid he was and how he'd hide under my desk and tremble. Little timid Jack. As George Harrison sang, All things must pass.

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Old 09-14-2019, 08:23 PM   #264 (permalink)
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Tomorrow it will be one whole long/short year since I lost my soulmate, my sweet old man, my Jack. Last night when I went to bed, I finally put his bed-steps in the corner. I remember training him to climb the steps to get up on the bed. He learned quickly.

The mattress still has the little 'dip' in it, a little depression where he always laid. I could turn the mattress, but kind of want to leave it there, in Jack's honor.

Jack, I miss you so much but am glad I let you go when you were struggling. I couldn't let you suffer anymore. You sure made my world a better place for your presence.

Lily misses you. She comes upstairs and talks to me about you and Freddie.

sigh...
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Least, my thoughts are with you today. I remember putting away the ramp that Ned needed in his last months to get down the steps to go outside. And Franklin, my current basset friend, sleeps where Ned used to. Sometimes in the early morning, before I'm completely awake, I feel that heavy lump and think "oh, Ned, my dearest boy, my honey piglet, you're here!"

We love them. We just love them so much. You are in my heart on this anniversary date, Least.
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Hugs and love to you today least.
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Well - you know how I feel, least - having lost Jackpot not long after we lost Jack. At times I wonder why we put ourselves through it - but then I remember why we give our hearts to them. We'll keep doing it.

RIP Jack - you were loved beyond measure.
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Anniversaries can be pretty powerful. I hope you are ok today least, sending you and Jack a prayer.♥♥♥
Hev, I am not sure how long it's been since we've lost JackPot, but love and prayers to you too.♥♥♥
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About 9 months, Aly. Thank you sweetie.
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In memory of all our beloved furkids who have crossed the rainbow bridge. You will be forever etched in our memories and will be remembered with so much love.
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