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Old September 15th, 2011, 04:14 PM
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Til we meet again my sweet boy!

Winston to his last difficult breath just a short while ago. While I am sad and heart broken I can tell you he went rather peacefully. He went to the bridge with visions of his Mom & Dad holding him and showering him with kisses! It gives me some peace to know the suffering has ended but now the hard part is moving forward.

I took this picture of Winston on Sunday and it is a good memory for me! I thought I would share it with you all and this poem that seemed so appropriate.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the prayers and kindness as I am sure they helped my boy on his journey.

Your free of pain now my sweet boy!




The Last Battle


If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then will you do what must be done,
For this -- the last battle -- can't be won.
You will be sad I understand,
But don't let grief then stay your hand,
For on this day, more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We have had so many happy years,
You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
When the time comes, please, let me go.
Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
Only, stay with me till the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me.
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I have been saved.
Don't grieve that it must be you
Who has to decide this thing to do;
We've been so close -- we three --all these years,
Don't let your heart hold any tears.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 04:16 PM
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Sweet Winston, playing at the Bridge

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Old September 15th, 2011, 04:21 PM
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What a lovely picture and tribute of Winston. I'm so sorry for the pain you must be going through.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 04:32 PM
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I am so so sorry for your loss

RIP sweet Winston, finally young whole and healthy again running on the beach at the Bridge.

to your whole family...strength and comfort to you all in the coming days and weeks (and months!)
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Old September 15th, 2011, 05:07 PM
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run pain free over the bridge Winston, till you all meet again, what a lovely fitting picture you've posted, my heart breaks for all of you. *huge huge comforting hugs*
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Old September 15th, 2011, 05:12 PM
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What a lovely tribute to your sweet boy Winston...wishing you peace and comfort in the days to come....as difficult as they will be, you can rest assured you did the very best for your boy right thru to the end..
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Old September 15th, 2011, 05:32 PM
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Beautiful tribute, Winston

Winston I know you loved your life having such a loving family. You are now pain free playing with Bomber.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 05:40 PM
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Aslan would like to pass on her deepest condolences and a huge , Winston.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 05:41 PM
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Thank you so much L4H and thank Aslan too please.

I am not sure what I would be like without the support!
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Old September 15th, 2011, 05:49 PM
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Good thing I'm alone at work as I am, again, at my desk in tears. Cindy and family my deepest sympathy to you all. I love the picture and I love the poem. It's fitting and Winston would approve. Winston you are whole again and playing with your buddy Bomber tonight. Be free and young until your family reunites.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 06:15 PM
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My handsome boy.

to you and hubby


MMM, also wanted me to pass on that her thoughts are with you.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 06:18 PM
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I, along with Chris, Rainbow, and many others who can no longer pass along their condolences "in person" would like you to know how sad we are at Winston's passing. He was a wonderful dog. Rest in peace big boy. Find a big bone and a great shade tree and have at it.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 06:20 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear about Winston He was a beautiful dog and I can tell how much you loved him. He'll always live on in your heart and I'm sure you'll meet again someday. Lots of hugs.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 06:38 PM
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Just wanted to say - I am so sorry - I know how you hurt.

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Old September 15th, 2011, 07:50 PM
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I keep typing words and can't find the right ones. I'm just so sorry for your loss and I have no words to help you feel better, just good thoughts and hugs.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 07:56 PM
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DD I am so sorry to upset you at work. That is so hard.

14+ You will never know how much your message means to me. Please thank everyone for me would you?

I will cherish all of the kind words from everyone in my heart forever!!

Sylvie, DMC123, Dash n Us, Tommysmom thank you so much!

Sylvie Winston loved you and DH so much!! all I had to do was say DH's name and Winston would look for him!!! thank you for being my rock!

I just wanted to add something....

No matter what our differences are I am so happy that we ALL can put them aside for the sake of our pets. We all understand the immense pain it brings to us when these things happen and it is nice to see us all stand together!

Although my heart is heavy tonight I feel it was right and in a strange way I feel a little bit of peace.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 08:57 PM
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So sorry to hear about Winston. i don't know what to say, its the hardest thing we have to do for our pets, but is the best choice for them when they are suffering. Run free Winston and play in the water at rainbow bridge with all our pets that have passed before you. 's left on our hearts.. to you and your hubby...
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Old September 15th, 2011, 09:31 PM
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My heart grieves for you tonight, Winston is running painfree and at peace knowing you will one day join him
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Old September 15th, 2011, 09:37 PM
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No matter what our differences are I am so happy that we ALL can put them aside for the sake of our pets. We all understand the immense pain it brings to us when these things happen and it is nice to see us all stand together!

Although my heart is heavy tonight I feel it was right and in a strange way I feel a little bit of peace.


This saddens me to read but happy to see just how people set aside differences for the love of our pets. You couldn't of put it any better Cindy.

My heart goes out to you and your family. Winston is running free to the bridge and romping with all beloved Pet members.

Sweet Winston
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Old September 15th, 2011, 09:56 PM
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(I can't remember how many hugs I can give... but I want to give you them all!)

Farewell beautiful Winston

Run free and say Hi to all our friends at the bridge
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Old September 15th, 2011, 10:21 PM
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I am also weeping as I read this. Winston was very loved and that picture is a wonderful last memory to hold close to your heart.

I hope you find much comfort in wonderful memories of your time together .
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Old September 15th, 2011, 11:23 PM
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Giant Hugs, my heart goes out to you and may the handsome boy rest in peace! Your poem is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your life with Winston with us.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 11:25 PM
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I am so sorry to hear of his passing, tears are running down my face as I read your words. It is so hard to say goodbye, even when we know we have to let go.

There will be a noisey welcome at the Rainbow bridge for most of us.

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Old September 15th, 2011, 11:27 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear about your loss Winston's mom. You did a good job. Thank you for sharing his life with all of us.

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Old September 15th, 2011, 11:34 PM
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So, so sorry to hear. Your poem is very fitting and that is a beautiful picture of Winston. My first dog Meesha will certainly be there to play with him!! They can swim together, she loved water too!
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Old September 15th, 2011, 11:52 PM
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I am so very sorry
You gave Winston a beautiful life. That was a wonderful poem and the picture; very fitting. Thank you for sharing all that you have with us. Winston was loved by many here.

sweet boy
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Old September 16th, 2011, 01:35 AM
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sweet Winston He is playing at the Rainbow Bridge with those who've gone before
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Old September 16th, 2011, 03:37 AM
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You know Winston has a real special place reserved in my heart, Cindy. I'm so very sorry. My love to you and dh and to those who knew and loved Winston .

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Old September 16th, 2011, 08:36 AM
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I'm so sorry about your loss, Winston will live on in your heart forever......"Rest in Peace" handsome boy.
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Old September 16th, 2011, 12:16 PM
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My condolences to you and DH on the loss of your beautiful boy.

Winston left this world knowing he was very much loved and is now free of pain.

Run free, sweet Winston
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