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Goldfields July 15th, 2013 10:13 AM

Vale for our darling Gemma.
 
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:rip: Parkwyn Gold N Gem, known to you all as Gemma. 15/3/'00 - 15/7/'13

Why are you crying,
I am not there.
Look not for me by the favorite chair,
I am not there.
See me not at the bed's foot,
Nor at the door's step,
I am not there.
Do not look to the earth's cold hand,
It could not hold me,
I am not there.
Look to the midnight star, a comet's flash,
Racing shadows in the field, sun lights
Dance on water's edge.
Hear me, the rustle of the grass,
Pine bough sigh, the beat of bird's wings,
The rain's quiet tattoo.
Feel me in your heart, for it is there I cannot leave.
Wait for my loving kiss, my paw's soft touch
At Rainbow Bridge.
I will meet you there, and we shall dance again,
Together.

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pbpatti July 15th, 2013 10:20 AM

A very sad day for you and your family. :cry: Good-bye sweet Gemma. :angel2::angel2:

Jull July 15th, 2013 10:28 AM

Oh GF!! so sorry about Gemma :2huggers:

:rip::candle:

Winston July 15th, 2013 10:43 AM

Thinking of you today GF. :cry: :grouphug:

RIP Sweet Gemma!
:rip::dog::pawprint::angel2:

hazelrunpack July 15th, 2013 04:51 PM

So sorry for your loss, GF. :grouphug: It was a good run, though, with lots of good memories and a large place for her in your heart...

:candle: Gemma

Dog Dancer July 15th, 2013 05:21 PM

Oh GF I am so sorry to hear this. Gemma had the best of lives with you though, and went with your love and comforting touch. The poem gave me shivers and tears.

RIP sweet, beautiful Gemma, you will always be so loved.

Barkingdog July 15th, 2013 06:16 PM

I am sorry to hear of the lost of your beloved Gemma. The poem brought tears to my eyes.

marko July 16th, 2013 07:22 AM

So sorry to be reading this sad/sweet poem GF - please accept my deepest condolences :sorry: :grouphug:
:rip: sweet Gemma :candle:

lindapalm July 16th, 2013 08:25 PM

That is a beautiful poem for a beautiful sheltie. Shelties are special dogs that leave so many memories, many of them strange. But the strange ones are the ones that make you laugh the most when you remember them. I'm so sorry, Goldfields.

Goldfields July 16th, 2013 10:22 PM

Thanks for the kind words everyone. You are a very special group of friends, dog lovers to the core who can feel for a dog half a world away, and have empathy with its owner. Sad times that we all unfortunately have to get through in our turn. :( A District Nurse who was here yesterday is grieving still for a beautiful Border Collie she lost maybe 2 years ago. I will try to be positive. It was a delight to own a pretty little girl like Gemma. Lindapalm is right in the she did make us laugh a lot, and so many nice memories. Losing Gemma makes me think I need to cherish every day I have with the remaining shelties, 2 of which are now 12 years old, and two are 10.

growler~GateKeeper July 17th, 2013 12:56 AM

:rip: sweet :angel2: Gemma :candle: She is playing at the [URL="http://www.indigo.org/rainbowbridge_ver2.html"]Rainbow Bridge[/URL] with those who've gone before :candle: :grouphug:

Barkingdog July 17th, 2013 08:15 AM

[QUOTE=Goldfields;1059660]Thanks for the kind words everyone. You are a very special group of friends, dog lovers to the core who can feel for a dog half a world away, and have empathy with its owner. Sad times that we all unfortunately have to get through in our turn. :( A District Nurse who was here yesterday is grieving still for a beautiful Border Collie she lost maybe 2 years ago. I will try to be positive. It was a delight to own a pretty little girl like Gemma. Lindapalm is right in the she did make us laugh a lot, and so many nice memories. Losing Gemma makes me think I need to cherish every day I have with the remaining shelties, 2 of which are now 12 years old, and two are 10.[/QUOTE]

I had people come up to me when I had my Standard Poodle and they would tell me stories about their Poodles they had growing up and how much they still miss their dog. Our pets really know how to work their way into our hearts forever.

Jull July 17th, 2013 09:07 AM

[QUOTE=Goldfields;1059660]Thanks for the kind words everyone. You are a very special group of friends, dog lovers to the core who can feel for a dog half a world away, and have empathy with its owner. Sad times that we all unfortunately have to get through in our turn. :( A District Nurse who was here yesterday is grieving still for a beautiful Border Collie she lost maybe 2 years ago. I will try to be positive. It was a delight to own a pretty little girl like Gemma. Lindapalm is right in the she did make us laugh a lot, and so many nice memories. Losing Gemma makes me think I need to cherish every day I have with the remaining shelties, 2 of which are now 12 years old, and two are 10.[/QUOTE]

They do have a very special place in our hearts don't they? I have lost my fare share of people and pets... and I think with pets it tends to be a bit harder because they are around for a shorter time, and it literally feels like loosing a child, :grouphug: how are the other dogs doing? are they missing her lots?

Longblades July 17th, 2013 09:56 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I love that poem. Gemma will always be with you, in your heart and soul.

Goldfields July 17th, 2013 11:24 AM

Jull, I used to sleep Dundee and Gemma together and Dundee did seem a bit lost at first. Now I've put 3 boys together, Matthew , Toby and Dundee and he seems happy with their company. When Jarrah comes in season I will need to separate the boys but we're used to that. They get a bit short tempered with each other at such times. I never pair Bo up with another dog seeing he wasn't reared here and has had fights with Dundee. He also is the most likely to want to trounce Roo. LOL.
You're right, Longblades, doesn't matter how many years fly by, you don't forget the dogs you've had, do you?

Longblades July 17th, 2013 11:28 AM

[QUOTE=Goldfields;1059689]Jull, I used to sleep Dundee and Gemma together and Dundee did seem a bit lost at first. Now I've put 3 boys together, Matthew , Toby and Dundee and he seems happy with their company. When Jarrah comes in season I will need to separate the boys but we're used to that. They get a bit short tempered with each other at such times. I never pair Bo up with another dog seeing he wasn't reared here and has had fights with Dundee. He also is the most likely to want to trounce Roo. LOL.
[B]You're right, Longblades, doesn't matter how many years fly by, you don't forget the dogs you've had, do you?[/[/B]QUOTE]

Yes, they are always with us. I find the board helps keep memories alive too. This thread of Jull's [url]http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=84303[/url]
just brought Whisper back to me in living, breathing colour and with scratch and sniff effects. :)

Goldfields July 17th, 2013 11:44 AM

LOL. What you said about Whisper reminded me of a very funny story about a Boxer in one of the James Herriot vet books, and also bought to mind my old darling Shady. The first Shady, a cattle dog. I'd fed her on Pal the night before our local show and didn't she let us know once she got in the car. I went with my brother to that show as he was judging Terriers, and the 3 of us, sister in law too, laughed all the way, with me offering to roll the window down and stick her hear end out the window. LOL.

Goldfields July 17th, 2013 11:46 AM

Incidentally, Gemma would never have been so unladylike, she was a genuine Princess. Her mate, my golden girl, Silk, looked like a Princess but after eating her food she would always give a big burp. :)

Dog Dancer July 17th, 2013 02:40 PM

Ah, the burps. Why is it they always have to burp in our faces??? Now if you want to talk gas, let me introduce you to Lupa. Her name gets longer by the day, she could be Princess Lupa China Doll (she breaks easy) Gassy Pants.... Yes our dogs give us great memories!

Goldfields July 18th, 2013 12:15 AM

Hahahaha! Longer and funnier, DD. That's priceless. :)
I've just ordered Gemma's rose, and a few others of course, but they tell me it won't be delivered till August, possibly then while I am in Hospital? I will have to leave the pots and mix ready and see if Di will pot them up for me, or Stephen would for sure.


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