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Old September 16th, 2011, 12:20 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss. Words fail me but I just wanted to offer hug and a thought of encouragement for you through this difficult time.
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Old September 16th, 2011, 03:02 PM
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I just want to thank you all for supporting me! To those that sent messages through other members here... "thank you!" We will take it one day at a time right now and hopefully the tears will flow a little less and the memories will shine. Thats what I am praying for!

Today our home feels very different and eerily quiet.

Sylvie and thank you for being such a special friend. You have taught me alot and suffered many more losses than I could ever imagine. You knew exactly what to say and you and DH support has meant alot! and besides Winston loved your DH!!!!! all I had to do was say his name and he would look at the door as if he was looking for your hubby! he loved you both!
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Old September 16th, 2011, 07:40 PM
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So so sorry to hear of your loss Winston. He left the world knowing how much you loved you and daddy loved him. My heart breaks for you. i know how hard it is. many many to you. you are in my thoughts.
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Old September 17th, 2011, 06:29 AM
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I'm sincerely sorry to hear this.
The thought of how you must be feeling and of Winston leaving moves me deeply.
Be strong and like you said he's no longer in pain and was loved until the end surrounded by familiar faces.

R.I.P. Doggy angel
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Old September 19th, 2011, 02:42 AM
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I am so sorry to hear about Winston's passing.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 08:27 AM
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RIP dear Winston. Run carefree and wild dear one.

My sincere condolences to everyone. May you find peace and strength.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 09:03 AM
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Thank you! We are missing our boy very much. The house was very very quiet this weekend.

Til we meet again my swwet angel!
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Old September 19th, 2011, 12:46 PM
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Been thinking of you. I know these next few weeks are very, very hard. You and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Be at peace sweet Winston.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 07:35 PM
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Just trying to mop up my tears for Winston before my husband walks in and wonders whose dog I'm crying over now. So very sorry to hear this news, R.I.P. poor old boy. You gave him a wonderful life and it's a lucky dog whose owners are with them to the end. Big hugs .
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Old September 20th, 2011, 03:45 PM
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Thank you Scottie Dog and Goldfields! I so appreciate your kind words.

We had our boy cremated and a special paw print made so I am looking forward to having him home. Sounds weird I know but its how I feel..should be this week sometime.

Thank you again!
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Old September 20th, 2011, 04:56 PM
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Oh boy I just had a good cry and a good laugh all at once! I was going through some photos and found this one! my sweetheart! he was such a good boy!
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Old September 20th, 2011, 05:25 PM
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What an adorable pic of sweet Winston.

Sending more your way, Cindy. I know how hard it is.
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Old September 20th, 2011, 05:35 PM
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Winston,I am so very sorry,I did not know Winston had passed
The picture of beautiful Winston walking away brought me to tears,but what a wonderful tribute to him.
Take care my friend,once again,I am so very sorry,I did not know you had said good-bye to your boy.
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Old September 20th, 2011, 05:43 PM
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Cindy, what a sweet picture, how appropriate that Winston is covered in love! I understand you looking forward to having him home again. I will be doing the same when Shadow's time comes.
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Old September 20th, 2011, 05:48 PM
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Cindy,it is strange,but when I brought Rocky home,I felt like everything was ok,he was home again....I talk to him and kiss him goodnight every night.
I am sure you will feel it too with Winston..
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Old September 20th, 2011, 06:04 PM
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Chico I do and will with Winston just like Bomber. I talk to him every day usually in the morning when his sister is crying for food and I did feel some comfort having him home too! Now Winston can keep him company!

Thank you for your kind words Chico...I know you know too well how I feel...
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Old September 20th, 2011, 06:06 PM
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Chico I do like the photo too but in some ways I dont??

I put it on the computer and DH told me to take it off....as it hurt too much to see him walking away...
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Old September 20th, 2011, 06:49 PM
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Awww, Winston, that is a precious pic of Winston. What a wonderful soul he was

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Old September 23rd, 2011, 12:17 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss. Winston is now playing and pain free and I know you would only want him to be free of pain. He is still with you and always will be. Hugs from me and Clark.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 04:10 PM
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Thank you Mastifflover.......please give Clark a smooch for me!
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 04:13 PM
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Again Thank you to everyone!

I brought Winston's remains home today although very sad I do feel better that he is back at home...I know it might sound weird

RIP my sweet boy!
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 04:58 PM
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I always felt somehow more complete once the remains were home, too, Cindy Glad he's home! You guys doing okay?
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 05:57 PM
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Winston,I am glad he's back home,where he belongs
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 06:29 PM
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Cindy, I am sorry I have not replied earlier but it has been really hard reading about Winston's last days and his so so sad passing. Please know that I have been thinking of you and your family during this sad time. I dread the day when I will have to say goodbye to Sasha or Buddy. patti
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 08:53 PM
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Chico I do like the photo too but in some ways I dont??

I put it on the computer and DH told me to take it off....as it hurt too much to see him walking away...
I know how he feels, Winston. With one of my dogs I was so upset I couldn't go near his grave till the grass grew back, and when we lost Tammy I couldn't bear to look at any of her photo's for a while. Same goes for Sugar. Just my way of coping I suppose. for your husband. Lovely that he cares that much.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 09:13 PM
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I am so glad Winston is back where he belongs.

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Old September 24th, 2011, 12:06 PM
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Sylvie

GoldFields DH really had a special bond with Winston. He trained Winston in many of the wonderful tricks he used to do! and Winston was so obediant to DH.

One favorite part of Winston's day was to have Mommy open the front door and lift the screen a little so Winston could lay there waiting for Daddy to come home.....the moment DH would pull in to the driveway Winston would let out this particular bark and run to the other door tail waggin waiting for his Daddy to come in!

Pbpatti thank you so much! I am so moved by the friendships we have on this site! In my heart there is one thing that I find very very comforting. My coworkers, family, friends, cyber friends and neighbours were all sending my boy off with prayers around the time he passed...

I am finding it particularly difficult but I know some peace will come at some point. DH and I both have found our routines have changed and our home is different....I just keep telling myself "one day at a time".

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Old October 2nd, 2011, 02:43 AM
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Oh Winston I am so sorry!!!! Both for your incredible loss and for being so out of the loop that I haven't been on until now.

Winston was such a handsome boy...I really adored him.

I hope you and DH are starting to heal.

sweet Winston
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 08:34 AM
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Thank you Chaser. We are managing day by day right now. There is an incredible whole in our hearts.

I hope the gang is well! I see you have Heidi again and for that I am so glad. I cant forget sweet Rupert...
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 10:04 AM
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The poem and picture are a beautiful tribute to Winston! I am so sorry for your loss - words cannot express how deeply these furbuddies are missed.
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