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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 12, 2013 11:26 AM CST
... to your beautiful dog. How special our pets are! Lovey dubby
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
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MaryE
Feb 12, 2013 12:16 PM CST
I held my breath as I read your words and looked at the dog you love so much, afraid that your entry today would have a sad ending. I'm glad he is still with you.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Feb 12, 2013 12:17 PM CST
I agree
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Mary
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fiwit
Feb 12, 2013 1:40 PM CST
Thanks, Ladies...

She's still with me, but I don't really know for how much longer. She's having some neurological issues (Doc says) and there are only so many things we can try to help her. So I'm treasuring the bonus days. Looking through those pictures really drives it home, though... the Casey of today compared to the Casey of 2009 are radically different. The first three pics are right after she retired - wasn't she stunning!?!?!?

Writing the post gave me a chance to vent my fears and my grief in a flood of tears, which I sorely needed. We might have 2-3 more years together, but I honestly don't think we will. She'll be 13 in March, and that's a good age for a greyhound. She's been loved unconditionally (and loved me unconditionally) for the last 9 years.

It's time to move into "pamper" mode with her, I think.
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I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
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Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
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MaryE
Feb 12, 2013 9:13 PM CST
One day at a time.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
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SongofJoy
Feb 13, 2013 4:00 AM CST
I agree.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 13, 2013 10:30 PM CST
Yes, Casey was stunning! And she still is --- just in different ways.

Like the others..... one day at a time, unconditionally.
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Jewell
South Puget Sound (Zone 7a)
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Jewell
Mar 24, 2013 2:58 PM CST
The way you word your soul, moves me. Our pets are our closest, most accepting family members for the short time they are with us.
Name: Mary
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fiwit
Mar 24, 2013 3:03 PM CST
Thanks, Jewell.... some people paint with pigment -- I try to paint with words. Casey is still going strong, and like me, she's waiting for warmer weather. Thumbs up
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Name: Judy
California (Zone 9b)
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jg2peas
Jun 25, 2013 10:40 PM CST
So beautiful. Your words, your love, your dog. Group hug
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Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
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fiwit
Jun 26, 2013 5:18 AM CST
Thanks. She's still hanging in there, having more good days than bad.... Lovey dubby
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I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Aug 5, 2013 3:57 PM CST
Group hug Lovey dubby Group hug Lovey dubby The tears are rolling down my cheeks remembering the 5 Greyhounds, 2 Rhodesian Ridgebacks and most recently dear sweet D*O*G (Catahoula mix AKA walking heart muscle) that are in my Memory Garden. Angel Angel Angel Angel Angel Angel Angel Angel ALL Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Group hug
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
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fiwit
Aug 5, 2013 4:19 PM CST
Part of me thinks "I'm sorry I made you cry," and another part is doing a fist-pump and thinking "YEAH! I made her cry!" Hilarious! They really do get into our hearts, don't they?
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I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 5, 2013 8:41 PM CST
Yes, you made me cry too. Thanks, I needed that.

Here is a link for Turmeric, which I happen to think is a small miracle and a fountain of youth. I am not a veterinarian nor do I play one on TV.

https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/turmeric-dogs/
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Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
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fiwit
Aug 5, 2013 8:55 PM CST
Thanks -- sounds interesting!
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I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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Missielover
Feb 8, 2014 9:53 AM CST
I lost my Missie in October to cancer and I cry still every time I think of her. I had her for 11 yrs and remember all the time we had together. She didn't understand all the special treats and food she had at the end.. Just enjoyed it and I spent all the time I could with her. At the end, I was there with her and I hope she didn't understand what was happening. But she's free now and happy with all my other dogs that are there.. But that doesn't mean I don't cry and miss her every day. I have 2 others but they don't fill the hole in my heart where Miss was. Maybe some day......
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Feb 8, 2014 11:50 AM CST
Group hug Group hug Group hug
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Feb 8, 2014 12:39 PM CST
@Missielover .... It's always hard to say goodbye to them. I am so very sorry for your loss. Group hug Group hug Group hug

Missie knew she was loved, and that's what matters most.
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Feb 8, 2014 4:01 PM CST
I sent my beloved D*O*G on his final journey one year ago today. Bittersweet, but necessary Group hug Group hug Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Group hug Group hug
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Mary
My little patch of paradise (Zone 7b)
Gardening dilettante, that's me!
Plays in the sandbox Native Plants and Wildflowers Butterflies Dog Lover Daylilies The WITWIT Badge
Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Bluebonnets Birds Region: Georgia Composter Garden Ideas: Master Level
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fiwit
Feb 8, 2014 4:41 PM CST
((((((((((((((((((Gingin)))))))))))))))))

The best gift we can give is to let them go. Too many times, we keep them around for ourselves, instead of doing what's best for them.
Northwest Georgia Daylily Society
I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...

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