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Old July 15th, 2013, 10:13 AM
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Vale for our darling Gemma.

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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Old July 15th, 2013, 10:20 AM
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A very sad day for you and your family. Good-bye sweet Gemma.
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Old July 15th, 2013, 10:28 AM
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Oh GF!! so sorry about Gemma

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Old July 15th, 2013, 10:43 AM
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Thinking of you today GF.

RIP Sweet Gemma!
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Old July 15th, 2013, 04:51 PM
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So sorry for your loss, GF. It was a good run, though, with lots of good memories and a large place for her in your heart...

Gemma
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Old July 15th, 2013, 05:21 PM
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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.
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Old July 15th, 2013, 06:16 PM
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I am sorry to hear of the lost of your beloved Gemma. The poem brought tears to my eyes.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 07:22 AM
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So sorry to be reading this sad/sweet poem GF - please accept my deepest condolences
sweet Gemma
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Old July 16th, 2013, 08:25 PM
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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.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 10:22 PM
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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.
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Old July 17th, 2013, 12:56 AM
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sweet Gemma She is playing at the Rainbow Bridge with those who've gone before
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Old July 17th, 2013, 08:15 AM
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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.
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.
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Old July 17th, 2013, 09:07 AM
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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.
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, how are the other dogs doing? are they missing her lots?
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