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I only wanted you

They say memories are golden
well maybe that is true
I never wanted memories
I only wanted you

A million times I needed you
A million times I cried
If love alone could have saved you
you never would have died

In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart you hold a place
No one could ever fill

If tears could build a stairway
and heartache make a lane,
I'd walk the path to heaven
and bring you back again

Our family chain is broken
and nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
the chain will link again.

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"You can shed tears that he is gone
or you can smile because he h
as lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he'll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all he's left."

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To My Baby Boyd,

Boyd, I am so sorry for the decision I had to make to end your suffering from your awful disease.  It was the hardest thing mama ever had to do.  You were a part of me, Boyd, and that has been taken away.  You were in my life since the day you were born, and I knew right then and there you were my Special Little boy.  We had some good years together and I miss you so much.  I miss you wanting me to hold you and rubbing your little back until you fell asleep, and cooking your special dinners, and all your silly antics and just being you.
I learned alot from you, Boyd -  how special and wonderful life can be and to hold on to every special moment you have together.  I also had to learn how to be a strong person, when you needed me, Boyd.  I tried to do the best I could.  I did everything I could to make you as happy and comfortable as you could when you didn't feel well.  I learned to not be selfish anymore to try and keep you here with me.  Your little body could take no more.  I am glad that mama was able to be there with you when you had to go to the Rainbow Bridge; I held you till your eyes closed shut and at last you were at peace.

I will forever cherish our time and memories we have together.  Mama misses you, baby, and I love you now and forever.

We all miss you, my sweet baby Boyd.
Until I see you again,
Love, Mama, Daddy, Sissy Emali, Oscar, Mia and Mini Max


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It does not seem all that long ago on a dreary rainy night that we brought you to our home.
You lost your precious owner, and I lost a precious brother.
Due to my brother’s illness, you were obviously suffering with neglect.
As you hugged the corner of the room I sensed your sadness, fears, and anxiety.
Together we grieved a great loss and formed a new friendship
beyond any typical new owner and family pet relationship.

That next day we spent the entire day getting to know each other better.
You knew I cared as I washed, groomed and doted over you.
We were in awe by your beauty, impressed with your tenderness
and deeply affected by the instant love you shared.
From what I knew, at the tender age of 9 weeks you suffered from seizures.
As I read all your vet records, I couldn’t help but wonder what to expect.
How could such a beauty like you, a precious petite face
with the sweetest eyes, have such a troubling problem?

You were also so sweet to our top dog, Roman, who was only 2 months younger than you.
It wasn’t long before you were bonded buddies.
Those fun memories of you both romping like two bear cubs
and when you were through, you would give him your famous 4 quick barks.
He knew you were done playing around and retreated from your presence
as if you were the ‘top’ dog.
We enjoyed your typical Chow Chow, prancing classy ways.

I remember a night not long after when my father past on.
That night I walked in the door drenched with overflowing sorrowful tears.
You hugged my saddened heart.
I remember how you gave my tear drenched hands a tender kiss.
I thank you so much for being there and caring for me.

Over the next 5 years we helped you endure seizures.
They never seemed to rock your world as much as they rocked ours.
Roman became your body guard, always present when you had a tough time.
He would give you tender nose licks and then lay close to you to remind you were not alone.

Then one day you had the worst seizure ever.
We almost lost you then- and I prayed and hugged you to hang in there-
to be tough-and you did all that and more.
We all did our best to help make your life as comfortable as possible.
Your endurance taught me how to be stronger.
You were amazingly strong with all you been through.
When this happened again, my heart felt your agony and you needed to be at peace.
I understood what would come next, but my heart ached so badly now
that I needed to help you in a different way.

Our special love can never be replaced.
Because of you we know more about seizures and
have new friends who are in our daily prayers.
In your honor I will continue to help precious babes like you, Chaka,
giving prayers, praise and encouragement to their dedicated owners too.

Although you are not physically here with us,
your memories are tender paw prints embedded in our hearts forever.
Our arms will hug you again someday.
We thank God our earthly paths met.
In spirit, we have a new joy for you because you are now healthy,
in God’s awesome and peaceful presence.
Your memories will always live on until we meet again.

With our love today and always……
Your Mommy Louise, Your Buddy Roman, Scott and Chris


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My Precious Beloved Springer Girl "Dolly"
Only God knows the depth of how much you mean to me.
Your "CodyBoy" Golden, misses You, his one and only playmate.
Jeff and Shawna miss all your snuggles and cuddles and
I miss your loving eyes and wiggy-waggy tail
and the way you raised your lips
and smiled your special smile greeting us.

I truly enjoyed you so very much and
you brought such love and fun to our family.
I dreamed of your companionship far into the future as the kids grew
and moved away I had hoped for you to be my very special Pal
- and that was not to be - as you died quietly -
I thought you were napping and was so close by you.
I did not know of pet CPR and regret that you were not given that opportunity.

We rescued you from the Denver Dumb Friends League
and you became my Greatest Ever "Princess" of Springer Love.
For a short 5 years you greeted us and gave us such wonderful enjoyment
as you were a Treasure and always a Happy Girl.
Until we meet in Heaven, my 6 year old Sweet Springer -
My "Dolly" Always Our "Dolly"
Everyone should be so Blessed to have had a "Dolly" like You in their lives.

Jackie and family