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Boomer March 13, 1996 to April 17, 2007

April 17th, 2007, 12:17 PM
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of our Border Collie Boomer at age 11 after a brief but courageous battle with prostate cancer. He was first diagnosed 3 weeks ago and even though we tried everything we possibly could Boomer succumbed this morning after the cancer had metastisized to his lungs. He was loved dearly by all who knew him and his final minutes were spent with his family at his side.

An old man and his dog were walking down this dirt
road with fences on both sides, they came to a gate
in the fence and looked in, it was nice - grassy,
woody areas, just what a 'huntin' dog and man would
like, but, it had a sign saying 'no trespassing' so
they walked on.

They came to a beautiful gate with a person in white
robes standing there. "Welcome to Heaven"
he said. The old man was happy and started in with his
dog following him.

The gatekeeper stopped him. "Dogs aren't allowed,
I'm sorry but he can't come with you." "What
kind of Heaven won't allow dogs? If He can't come in,
then I will stay out with him. He's been my faithful
companion all his life, I can't desert him now.
" "Suit yourself, but I have to warn you,
the Devil's on this road and he'll try to sweet talk you
into his area, he'll promise you anything, but, the dog can't
go there either. If you won't leave the dog, you'll
spend Eternity on this road " So the old man and
dog went on.

They came to a rundown fence with a gap in it, no gate,
just a hole. Another old man was inside. "Scuse me Sir,
my dog and I are getting mighty tired, mind if we come in
and sit in the shade for awhile?" "Of course, there's
some cold water under that tree over there. Make yourselves
comfortable " "You're sure my dog can come in?
The man down the road said dogs weren't allowed
anywhere." "Would you come in if you had to leave
the dog?" " No sir, that's why I didn't go to
Heaven, he said the dog couldn't come in. We'll be spending
Eternity on this road, and a glass of cold water and some
shade would be mighty fine right about now. But, I won't
come in if my buddy here can't come too,
and that's final. "

The man smiled a big smile and said "Welcome to Heaven."
"You mean this is Heaven? Dogs ARE allowed? How come that
fellow down the road said they weren't?" "That was the
Devil and he gets all the people who are willing to give up a life
long companion for a comfortable place to stay.
They soon find out their mistake, but, then it's too late.
The dogs come here, the fickle people stay there.
GOD wouldn't allow dogs to be banned from Heaven. After all,
HE created them to be man's companions in life, why would he
separate them in death?"

Author Earl Hamner
The Twilight Zone

Rest in peace my big guy until we meet again.

Eyon, Brenda, Ewan, Rhys and Crash

April 17th, 2007, 12:43 PM
I am so sorry for your loss.

:rip: Sweet Boomer:candle:

April 17th, 2007, 01:41 PM
I am so sorry to hear about Boomer. My deepest condolences for your loss. :grouphug: :candle:

April 18th, 2007, 11:02 AM
:sorry: My deepest sympathies to you. I know how you feel because just the day before I lost my beloved boy. May they be running together at the Rainbow Bridge and waiting for us to join them someday. God bless you and your Boomer. Just know that he isn't hurting anymore and is at peace. :grouphug:

April 18th, 2007, 12:47 PM
:candle: Boomer is running free... so sorry for your loss.

April 18th, 2007, 04:58 PM
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We too, lost our lil'boy Bam Bam this week. The pain is very real and deep. Heaven must be so wonderful, how could it not, with all our wonderful pets together just waiting for the day we cross the bridge to join them. May the day come when the tears fade, and their memories bring sweet smiles to our faces. :dog: :pawprint: :angel: :rip: :candle:

doggy lover
April 18th, 2007, 07:25 PM
Sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you. Having lost a dog to cancer three years ago I know how hard it is, at least he will suffer no more and is at peace.:candle: