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Thank you MJ. I do hope I am helping people here because in helping them I feel better. I remember how it was in the very early days and, as you said, I could never dream of a life without my babies so to reach out my hand to anyone in that situation is cathartic and I hope helpful. I’m so happy that you were able to adopt Charlie. He’s a lucky boy indeed. Bailey would be proud of his mom.
Thank you for your New Year wish for everyone. Very nicely said! Hugs to you! Ck
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Hi MJ ~ I appreciate your kind post on Molly’s page very much! Thank you for always being such an inspiration and a great friend. I hope Charlie had a great time opening his Christmas treats, with little Bailey helping him and sharing the love, of course. Having our fur children join in on the beauty of the season is the best gift of all, and the connection we have with them keeps us close forever. It amazes me how much they continue to show us and how they bring more meaning to everything we do.
Wishing you a new year filled with signs of closeness from your sweet Bails and many special moments with Charlie and Bailey both walking each step of your way right beside you. Lots of hugs to you all from your friends, Dawn, Randy and Molly xxx __________________ Love you infinitely our little Molly. Forever and ever XOXO
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Hi MJ, hoping that you had a wonderful Christmas, and I bet Charlie had a blast opening all of his presents! Its hard to think that 2019 is here already - sometimes its hard to believe that so much time has passed by since Bailey and Jim went over the Bridge, but at least we still feel that strong bond with them - and even more so during the holidays.
Wishing you a beautiful New Year, filled with lots of fun with handsome little Charlie - he is such a lucky boy to have found his forever home with you and Reinhard. and of course remembering all those special memories made with sweet Bailey! I just know he and Jim get up to endless amounts of fun and mischief over the Bridge - and so they should! Big hugs from your English Sis Jackie xxx __________________ J Taylor
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Just stopping in to let you know your lion-hearted boy, with the amber eyes was thought of on this 10th...May your heart be held gently and softly by his love always and may every once in a while your Bails remind you he is still keeping an eye on his special mum, dad and of course making sure that adorable Charlie Boy is 'behaving'! Two lucky pups for sure as Jackie says! Hugs always
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Thank you so very much for your message on Lucy's thread. I am so behind in writing to everyone on the forum...but I still keep everyone in my heart. Need to get back on track especially because we have all helped each other through such a wicked loss.
I remember when you reached out to me & discovered that Bailey & Lucy both left us on 11/10/2015. It was not only that you understood the pain, it felt as if Bailey & Lucy found each other-- 2 dogs who always seemed to prefer 'people' to other dogs. It was such a comfort to imagine them together, playing over the Rainbow Bridge :-) I thank you so much for those times & for all of your support still. Truly believe Bailey helped you find Charlie just as Lucy guided me to Daisy. We are lucky indeed. And as you know, you gave me the courage to try again. After Sam Dog & Lucy, & attempts to bring home a rescue (named Charlie) & a Cockapoo puppy, I just couldn't do it. Felt like I would never have another dog. But when you wrote about Charlie, I tried again. And for this too-- I am forever grateful.
So many people come into our lives but as Steve Jobs talked about in his Stanford Commencement Address...it's when you look back & 'connect the dots'...you can see how how your life is affected by so many things--people most of all. Everyone here @ the RB forum understands the pain of losing our best furry friends. But as I look back & ' connect the dots' I can see how finding you & everyone here @ the forum-- has made such a difference.
OK. Afraid this may be getting a little 'soapy'. Or is it 'sappy'? Oh well. I really mean it. I thank you & everyone here! And to new RB members...please keep coming here even if you do not post often or even start a thread. Just come, stay awhile, let yourself feel it all. We understand how much it hurts. Big 'bug' hugs & an extra hug to Charlie too! Kasey
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really had to search the forum some pages to find your thread, lol. Time flies but my thoughts are with you and sweet Charlie- I imagine you on long walks with the happy one and sweet Bailey's spirit around you running ahead very visible before your inner eye. Wish to send fresh hugs and good wishes your way __________________ Silvia (with Max forever in my heart)
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Thinking of you especially today - another 10th. May this day and all the days be filled with Bailey moments and of course that special touch of a lion-dog's paw! May your heart be guarded fiercely by his love and may Charlie guard you as devotedly. As said before 'lucky pups'! Thinking of you often MJ and sending you many hugs with always extra pets for Charlie.
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Thank you so much for your wonderful words of support, you always find just the right words that brings such comfort along with a little smile to my heart, thank you so doing so my dear friend. How is Charlie doing? I bet he is filling your days with laughter and lots of adventures, he is such a great boy and I just bet that your Bailey is wagging his tail in approval. The snow is now gone here, so we are back on schedule for spring. I'll be sure to send some sunshine your way, but you have to promise to return it.....ok..... Hope you got my latest message, I will try to give you a call soon, be great to catch up in real time. It is always so wonderful hearing from you, please say hi to your husband and of course give Charlie big belly rubs for me. Wishing for your heart to always feel the warmth of your Lion-hearted Bailey each and every day. Sending peace, healing and big hugs your way. Your Friend Always, Don
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Thinking of you, your husband, Charlie and especially your Lion Hearted Bailey. Hope this weekend brings a much needed calmness, along with some sunshine to lighten your heavy heart. Please give my best wishes to your husband, and be sure Charlie gets his belly rubs. May your wonderful heart feel the love that your handsome Bailey continues to surround you with, bring with his love, the peace and healing you so deserve. Your Friend Always, Don
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MJ, I want to thank you so very much for meeting me in my pain over on my thread last night with such warm, comforting words while I was in the throes of an unexpected grief attack. It meant and means so much that you cared and wrote such a precious post. I truly appreciate your kindness!
I hope you and your loved ones are having a nice weekend and that the sun is shining warm, spring rays on your heart today. I scrolled through to look at your adorable photos of Bailey. What a darling boy! Each one is precious! I especially smile at the one where he's resting his head on his toy. And it's funny, the way they come to have their nicknames, your boy a Sugarbear, my girl a Widget Bear. How we love them! I hope you and your husband and Charlie have a relaxing time this weekend. Thank you soooo much again. Oops, I just saw that Don wrote you about sunshine, too! I guess that's just what came to mind for you, though. Blessings and hugs to you, MJ! __________________ Catie -Missing Marissa deeply