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Goodbye, my wonderful Trick - the best girl ever

Yesterday I lost another part of my heart - my wonderful Trick, as close to perfect as a dog can get, made her last journey off of this mortal world and into the arms of angels. I stroked her beautiful gray face as she closed her eyes and told her over and over "you are such a good girl .. I love you, Trick" while choking back tears so that she could pass peacefully without feeling my overwhelming sorrow.

Trick, you gave me 13 1/2 wonderful years - my best friend, my most trusted friend, the one dog in my life who always chose me over everything else. It wasn't just training, it was the incredible bond we had. You taught me how to listen to what a dog says instead of forcing a dog to comply, and it made me into a much better trainer. You were my first "primarily positive" dog and I'm still in awe of the bond that grows through that trust - a bond that you shared with me. Along the way you taught me how to toss the treats so that they landed right at your feet, and you taught me how to throw a frisbee straight and true. And in our many travels - one a road trip of 10,000 miles - you earned numerous ribbons and titles. But those ribbons and titles pale next to what was truly important - the love, warmth, trust and companionship of a perfect dog.

I miss you so much. My heart aches incredibly, and the tears keep flowing with each memory. But along with the pain comes a feeling of relief, that you are no longer in pain and confusion. May your legs now bear you boldly and strongly, your eyes deep brown and full of life, and tongue lolling over strong white teeth in that special grin that only a GSD can have. Please greet those who left before you - Dawson and Kylee, your friends and mentors; Fireweed, who taught you that horses can be a lot of fun, especially on a long ride; and Raven, who showed you that cats and dogs CAN be great friends.

I will always miss that adorable cowlick that ran down the middle of your nose .. it was one of the first things I noticed in your puppy video that was sent weeks before I actually saw you, and which proved so obviously that you WERE the same puppy when I picked you up. I stroked that cowlick while you laid on the blanket, waiting for the vet, and thought back to the first time we met. You were a spunky, feisty, bossy little thing and came right to me with a bark that said "so THERE you are .. I've been waiting forever!". I'm so glad you waited for me and that we found each other. We were a perfect pair.

I will miss the way you would come to me and lay your chin on my leg, gazing up at me with those deep, loving, trusting eyes. I can only hope that you felt the love flowing from me as much as I felt it from you. Goodbye, my sweet friend, and please wait for me - and tell the others that I'll be there when I can.

RIP Trick (Hawks Hunt's Tricky Saxon AKC/CKC/ASCA CD, AKC RE NAP NJP, CGC, HIC)

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I'm so sorry Melanie. I went thru this a couple weeks ago with my 13 yr old Gal. It's never long enough.

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I'm so very sorry Melanie.

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Melanie, that is one of the most beautiful tributes I have ever read. Obviously a very special dog and very special relationship. I know your heart is breaking, but as you said, there is some comfort in knowing that she's out of pain and is with those who went before her. I am so sorry...

Run free and healthy, sweet girl...

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I am so very sorry for your loss. I feel your pain and can only hope that you can find some comfort in the many memories you have of times you spent together.

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What a wonderful tribute to a special dog.
I am very sorry for your loss. They give us so much and leave a huge void in ours soul when they leave us.
Run free Trick, there are many wondreful friends at the Bridge waiting to show you the way.
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Dear Melanie,

From much of what I have read on this Board I have come to the conclusion that people get the dogs they deserve.

Trick was made for you.

May she rest in peace.

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I am so sorry for your loss and the pain your feeling now, my heart is breaking for you, you wrote such a wonderful tribute to your girl, I found it hard to hold back tears while I read it. Rest in Peace dear sweet Trick.

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I'm so sorry Melanie.

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My deepest condolences on your loss. Trick
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