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What wonderful email; it's obvious by the tone of it she cares very deeply for the animals she takes care of.

That is a beautiful picture of you and Flash. I'm sure you'll treasure it forever.

Thank you for sharing this journey with us, even though it didn't have the outcome we had all hoped for.
 

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Beautiful photo. Still very sad for you....You must have many, many wonderful memories of her, tho.
 

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Very pretty photo Jen......I got professional photos of me and my Bentley before I lost him to lymphoma which I will always treasure :) Hope you are feeling a little better it takes time.
 

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That's a such a beautiful photo, Jen.
Just wanted to say, I know you are going through a very hard time right now and that you can always come on here and talk about Flash. We are all here for you.
 

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So… 12 weeks ago today I had to post I lost my girl. In my search to find ways to come to terms with losing her and finding my grove again I’ve been trying to do things friends are suggesting. One of them was to make a video tribute or celebration of her life with me. At first I didn’t think I could do it because I couldn’t look at all the photos to put it together, but as time has gone on I was finding it comforting looking at them and remembering what was going on with each photo taken.

While I looked at each photo it took my mind off of the nightmare that we went through trying to win a losing battle or reliving our last day together. But if I’m honest with myself – I start to relive it every Wednesday night, how she for the first time didn’t eat much of her favorite dinner of chicken, rice and veggies – how the first time in 11 years when I was laying down next to her and put my arm around her she got up and move a step away from me instead of moving closer. Then every minute till I heard the dreadful words “the lump on her throat is just the tip of the iceberg and to go any further would be going from surgery to autopsy” I can’t proceed further till you give me the ok.


I’ve posted so many photos here of her being sick or filled with lumps, bumps, growths and surgery’s that I thought I owed it to her to post this video so you could see how beautiful she was when she was healthy and young – how her eyes were filled with such love when she looked at me, how she was so close to her sister Lucy and brother Rickie – how cute she looked in all her little outfits that she just loved to wear – yes, I said loved! She would bring me things and drop them in her lap to put on her. Or if I was dressing both her and Lucy they would head bump each other because they both wanted to be the first one to get dressed.


How she would lay her head down in her food tray and stare at it for at least 20 minutes before she would start to eat – one piece of food at a time. And she had to be feed on the tray because when she was fed in the bowl – she would throw it across the room so she could eat the food off the floor. I blame this on hubby because for her first few years she was spoon feed all her meals. Until I finally put my foot down because we couldn’t ever make plans to do anything around dinner time or she wouldn’t eat. I’d give anything to spoon feed her just one more time.


How she would sleep all day in my office while I worked and throughout the day come over and whack me on the leg telling me she needed a little loving from momma and I should take a belly and ear rub break. I miss the sound of her breathing behind me when I’m working. Even with the news on it’s so quiet in here without her.


I hope you enjoy this little tribute of the celebration of my Flash that you all prayed so much for. I’m sure she’s over the bridge with all the other hounds running, playing and eating all the cookies and treats they can until the day we can hold them again.


For those of you that happen upon this post in time that have lost a pup and say that you’ll never get another because they can NEVER “replace” the one you lost – please reconsider. I’ve always said when people asked me through the years if I would get another when I lost my Flash – my reply was always within a heartbeat – yes. It wouldn’t be to replace her because there will never be another as special as she was to me in her way – but it would be to pay tribute to all the love she’s shown me throughout our 11 years together to pay the love forward with another pup. The whole is still in my heart as deep and big as the day she left – and I’m afraid will always be. But what a new pup does is allow you to love and laugh again. Just last night hubby and I were sitting watching Mabel sleep at our feet – and he said - ya know, I have no idea how we would have gotten through the last 12 weeks without her in our life. They help you move forward.





Hugs,
Jen~


 

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I know how hard that must have been and through the tears i hope it brought you some joy. What a beautiful wonderful baby she was and i hope Mabel brings you as many years of joy.
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What a beautiful tribute to Flash. After following Flashes story for the sadness at the end of his journey many of the pictures brought a smile to my face. Loved the pictures of her with her tongue sticking out.
 

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Such a lovely girl she was. Enjoyed seeing her "snuggling" and looking so content. It is so hard to say goodbye.
 

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That was a beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl.

Thank you for sharing her life with us, and I'm happy you have Mabel to pay the love forward.
 

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I smiled through the whole thing.What a pair of bookends,no wonder Lucy won't give Mable the time of day.You shared her whole life she was your's from beginning to end.Mabel is Flash's presant to you.You know that right,timing is everything. We know Flash was loved.
 

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A beautiful tribute to Flash. I have tears in my eyes as I have just just now read the whole thread. You could not have done more for Flash. It's so tough to lose them and to have to let them go.

I hope Mable brings you years of joy. I know Bogie has filled our lives with love and laughter after we lost our beloved Bubba.
 
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