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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 12-25-2009, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Christmas Angel Lucy...I love you, miss you

Thank you, this is one of the few places it feels safe to speak of having loved and lost a dog so much. Too many people don't get it, even if they have dogs. I think many of us have been gifted with a heart dog and we are never quite the same when they go. But they leave us better people for having had them.

I took a portion of her ashes tonight and went to the church garden where she loved to sit with me at the end of a long walk. I'd pray, she'd close her eyes and just...be with me. Sturdy shrub roses grow there, even in the fall as Lucy was sick, and the wind and frost...the little roses always perservered. Just like her. Not the fanciest roses, but sweet and strong.

At the base of the statue (not pushing religion here, but it is of the Blessed Mother) I mixed some of her ashes in the soil by a rosebush. One bloom, dried but perfectly formed, sat on the bush, among the snow.

I've spent a year being mad at God for taking her too soon. But tonight...I gave what I could of her and thanked Him for having sent her to me. She is where she needs to be and I can accept that now. It's hard, and I miss her desperately, it is very lonely without my strong girl. But she is even stronger now and with me in a different way.

I feel a peace tonight and am home, warm and laughing with little Zuzu, who comes from Lucy's breeder, and my dear old friend Aik, who has been my stalward furry rock of support.

Thank you all, from my heart and hers.

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Re: Christmas Angel Lucy...I love you, miss you

I couldn't help but cry when I read that. What a beautiful tribute to your girl.
She will be waiting for you at the rainbow bridge.
I'm so sorry Christmas has such a sad memory for you.

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Re: Christmas Angel Lucy...I love you, miss you

I've read both posts of yours today, and they touched me deeply. All I could think of while reading was, that Lucy girl, she has taught you much buy sharing her life, love and heart with you. She is still with you in spirit too.

I do not know you personally, but in order to write what you have and share her with everyone, speaks volumes of who you are as a person and how she has etched your heart and life.

Thank you for sharing her, your story has helped me in my own journey and touched me. Bless you and Merry Christmas. And dear Lucy wherever you are, bless your heart too, you were a wonderful Angel to your Mom.

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Re: Christmas Angel Lucy...I love you, miss you

Thank you for sharing that beautiful tribute of your beautiful heart girl Lucy. I have had dogs for years but really never heard the term heart dog before being on this forum. I don't think I could fully explain what a heart dog is to someone but I think if they read your posts they would immediately understand the true meaning of the expression.

This must have been a very difficult year first losing your heart dog and then your dad. Now they are together watching over you and helping you to feel strong and at peace this Christmas.

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Re: Christmas Angel Lucy...I love you, miss you

Ooh boy, I've got to go to work now and I'm going to have red eyes.

That was beatifully written and very touching and moving to read. I also remember from last year....

Hugs to you Jennifer.

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Oh my goodnesss, it has been a year.

What a beautiful tribute to your heart dog, gone too soon.

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That was a soul moving, beautiful, heartfelt tribute. Thank you for sharing that with us.

You and Lucy are in my heart and thoughts.

Yours in GSDs and rescue,

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Re: Christmas Angel Lucy...I love you, miss you

Your story touched me to the core!

What a beautiful gift you've been given in her!!

What a way for God to show His love for you and share a glimpse of the future!

Bless you in your great loss!

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What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl.

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Re: Christmas Angel Lucy...I love you, miss you

am in tears too. Such a beautiful tribute. I know Lucy is close and watching over you. It was a grace that you were given such a consolation .
The love these heart dogs give us and the love they bring forth in us is does not end at death. It is merely strengthened and transformed until we are reunited.

It is hard for me too, when my family and others do not understand the bond I have with my dogs, and how it effects all my decisions, feelings. They really yell at me sometimes. It is nice to have a group like this that feel the same way.

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