In Memorium
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Originally posted 2nd August 2009:

Kepdragon Stavros SpotOn WaveDancer
20 December 1992 to 02 August 2007

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Kep died two years ago today.

Rest in Peace old man.
I still miss you. Every single day.
I still catch myself looking for you in your favorite spot.
I still look for your face amongst the group when I get home.
I still expect to hear your tail thumping when I shout at the TV.
I still miss you shoving your head under my hand while I sleep.
Miss you wagging your tail at the elephants feeding outside.
Miss you watching me, just watching me, constantly.
Miss you following me all the time, everywhere.
Miss all those adventures we used to share.
Miss you chasing thunder off with the biggest stick you could find in your mouth.
Miss you always being there for me, always happy, always ready, always just being Kep.
Mad as a hatter, nuttier than a fruitcake, bright as a button, you amazed me for 15 years.
I still wait for the "humph" as you flop down on my feet the minute I sit down.
You made the best of the bad times, you made the good times the best times.
My friend, companion, ally, co-conspirator, co-pilot. My dog. I miss you.
I hope I can see you again one day, even if it can only be for an hour.
Just to pat you, to tell you:
You are a good dog, Kep.
And much loved.

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Everyone who has one of these dogs,
please just give them a hug, a kiss or a treat today
Whatever it is that makes them happy,
lets them know that they are a good dog.
And much loved.
They are with us for such a short time
and they give so much of themselves.
It is such a privilege share any amount of time
with any creature like that.

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Thanks for creating a place where these special friends can be remembered.
And where tributes to them can be read by people who understand the impact they, and their loss, can have on our lives.
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#12
Wow, had to take a break away for a moment. Had a good cry with Silky. Put some pics of Sketcher on my computer, finally. I had Sketcher for 9 years and she pulled me through many hard and lonely times. When her time came to leave, we were settled into a great life and she passed in our backyard, her favorite place. Through her loss I found Stitches, and I think she knew her time with me would be short. She really was the smartest dog I ever met, never put any effort into learning tricks--Stitches just knew what to do. She also knew to be with me on 9/26/2008, the day she laid down her life for me. She always knew what time it was.

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#13
Wolf, from the time I was a small toddler to when i became an adult, you were always there at my side. You were my best friend, always. I loved you from the minute you walked in our door. You looked at me and we had an instant deep connection. I didn't care that you were forced to retired from the K9 unit, i didn't care that you were afraid of thunderstorms, and i didn't care how many people thought it was dangerous to have you around me, a child. From that day on you never left my side. You were always so gentle and protective of me, i've never felt safer than when I was with you. Even when thunderstorms came you would remain calm and in control when i was near you, you never put so much as a toe out of line when it came down to me. You were my pillow while we watched tv, the alarm when something didn't feel right, my playmate when no one was around. You let me dress you up and put stupid things all over you. You were the best dog. You didn't love anyone near the amount you loved me and everyone knew that. You were MY dog and i was YOUR human.

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Even when you began to get older and the vets said to "warn me" of your "impending death", you pulled for another 5 years with me. You got me through the toughest times and i don't know what i would have done without you. You followed me anywhere and everywhere, i knew i'd always have you to count on. You picked out the bad boyfriends and friends before I even saw it coming, but you were always gentle and kind because you loved me and would never hurt me.

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Now it was my turn to take care of you and to protect you. I helped you up every time you needed to go out, we walked at a slower pace, i stayed up with you at night when the storms came, i slipped you bits of breakfast lunch and dinner... No one would ever be able to replace you.

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Finally that horrible night came, the only night you wouldn't be near me. You refused to come inside when i did, and refused to listen to me when i called you. So i let you be. And you quietly passed. I was so mad and upset with you for so long, you left me. For the most crucial moment, you left me. But I know now that you didn't want me to be in pain, silly dog! Of course i'll be in pain. I've lost my best friend.

I love you, Wolfie Dog.
Forever in my heart
1991-2009


Whew, sorry that was long. Couldn't stop once i started.
-Kristina & Seamus
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kristinavb Wrote:Wolf, from the time I was a small toddler to when i became an adult, you were always there at my side. You were my best friend, always. I loved you from the minute you walked in our door. You looked at me and we had an instant deep connection. I didn't care that you were forced to retired from the K9 unit, i didn't care that you were afraid of thunderstorms, and i didn't care how many people thought it was dangerous to have you around me, a child. From that day on you never left my side. You were always so gentle and protective of me, i've never felt safer than when I was with you. Even when thunderstorms came you would remain calm and in control when i was near you, you never put so much as a toe out of line when it came down to me. You were my pillow while we watched tv, the alarm when something didn't feel right, my playmate when no one was around. You let me dress you up and put stupid things all over you. You were the best dog. You didn't love anyone near the amount you loved me and everyone knew that. You were MY dog and i was YOUR human.

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Even when you began to get older and the vets said to "warn me" of your "impending death", you pulled for another 5 years with me. You got me through the toughest times and i don't know what i would have done without you. You followed me anywhere and everywhere, i knew i'd always have you to count on. You picked out the bad boyfriends and friends before I even saw it coming, but you were always gentle and kind because you loved me and would never hurt me.

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Now it was my turn to take care of you and to protect you. I helped you up every time you needed to go out, we walked at a slower pace, i stayed up with you at night when the storms came, i slipped you bits of breakfast lunch and dinner... No one would ever be able to replace you.

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Finally that horrible night came, the only night you wouldn't be near me. You refused to come inside when i did, and refused to listen to me when i called you. So i let you be. And you quietly passed. I was so mad and upset with you for so long, you left me. For the most crucial moment, you left me. But I know now that you didn't want me to be in pain, silly dog! Of course i'll be in pain. I've lost my best friend.

I love you, Wolfie Dog.
Forever in my heart
1991-2009.


Whew, sorry that was long. Couldn't stop once i started



That is a very long relationship, you are so fortunate to have had him for so long, but that does make it awfully hard to say goodbye.
Nature is cruel, but we don't have to be. -Temple Grandin
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#15
Hi from Sharon This made me cry and smile,time for my Doctors appt. I will email tonight glad to be back
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#16
This is such a lovely but sad thread. All of thes dogs are beautiful, what lovely tributes x
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#17
I dont like ths thread I have to say, I dread the day that Millie leaves....even though shes only 13 months.

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#18
I just went and cuddled all three of my dogs after reading Rainbow Bridge. God it made me sob! What a lovely, lovely thought that they will all be waiting for us there.

I've always said the only issue I have with owning dogs is that they just don't ever live long enough.

AndyP - I know where you're coming from. I keep telling Shadow (7) that he can just about stop getting older now. He can stay at 7.
"To err is human:To forgive, canine."

- Anonymous

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#19
I've been dreading it since the day we got our pups. Freck 5 mos, Tuck 5 wks, BennE 5 mos
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#20
I stumbled across this part of the forum and the pictures, letters/notes cut thro my heart,

[attachment=1991]They reminded me of my best friend "Sky" I lost just 4 months ago, he was a very beutifull and clever boy, My Daughter wrote the poem below the day after he died, it is beutifull to,

Thankyou for giving me the oppertunity to write this memorial.

God bless you Sky, Mom, Dad, Hannah and Karl, X


Our best friend went to sleep last night,
The way we asked him to,
Our best friend went to sleep last night
Its almost like he knew.
You said goodbye in your own way,
Pushed the ball a bit further that day,
Chased your bruv on his bike,
Done everything we knew you liked.
Although we know the pain will ease,
Will never forget the memories,
Of the dog that changed our lives,
The joy the pain the laughs the cries.
The "ugly" dog with great big ears,
Chasing rabbits for all those years,
The chocolate chips, the slicky tongue,
Just one wish that you were young.
I hope you know we tried our best,
If you could speak,
Then you’d say yes
You showed your love in every way,
You’re cheeky tricks and love of play.
We’ll miss the ball roll down the stairs
Your imprint on the living room chairs,
We’ll miss your smell, your looks, your bark
The dog who left a permanent mark.
Our broken hearts will never mend
We’ll feel the love you forever send
We thank the lord we had you sky
The apple of your mum and dads eye.
There will be times we’ll miss you more,
Expect to see you at the door,
Christmas time just not the same,
Tearing presents like some big game.
Your personality filled up the room,
With you, there was no doom and gloom
Always happy to see us all,
Loving those who played futty ball.
The cleverest dog we’ve ever seen,
Catching stoneys from the stream,
Swimming around whenever you could
Chasing pheasants through the wood.
And like your name I look to the sky
And see you scoob before my eye
Stood before a doggie crowd,
Ber-doinging through the wispy cloud.
One day sometime we’ll meet up again
And join together the broken chain,
A massive gap you left behind
You really were one of a kind.
So go now scoob and climb those stairs
And we shall all get off our chairs
And kick that ball way up so high
To you my sweet lying in the sky.
So one last word I say for us all,
You precious boy
The best of all
We love you now we always have
Come see me soon,
Karl mum and dad.
Our best friend went to sleep last night
Rest in peace and sleep real tight.
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