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You were there on the first day of school in a new and scary town and you were there on the first day of college in a new and scary city. You were there when we had to move to a new home. You were there when the storms made it dark. You were there to keep me company when I was lonely. You made me smile and were there to dry my tears. You were a playmate, a sister, a best friend. You tolerated playing dress up but loved playing in the mud with me. You most importantly loved to run but I was always a few steps behind. Sometimes you made me mad and made me sad but how could I ever stay like that towards you. You always gave me that look and licked away my worries. As I write this I have tears rolling down my cheeks remembering everything, the good the bad and the ugly. Even over the weekend, on your last days, we still made each other happy. Darcy, you don’t understand how much you are missed but I know you’re in doggy heaven running around freely, soaking up the rays, and thanking me for the beautiful life we shared. I love you girl, I always have and always will. Rest in peace puppy.

Posted 3 days ago

akajadesy:

"Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month. The day after she passed away my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so, and she dictated these words: 

Dear God,
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick. 

I hope you will play with her. She likes to swim and play with balls. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her you will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.
Love, Meredith

We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had. 
Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, ‘To Meredith’ in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, ‘When a Pet Dies.’ Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note: 
Dear Meredith,
Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help and I recognized her right away.
Abbey isn’t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don’t need our bodies in heaven, I don’t have any pockets to keep your picture in so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.
Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you. I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I’m easy to find. I am wherever there is love. 

Love, God”
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sweetbabytee:

You Know, Goodbyes aren’t forever…

sweetbabytee:

You Know, Goodbyes aren’t forever…

Posted 3 days ago
allymcnally:

RIP Benny, We’ll miss you.

allymcnally:

RIP Benny, We’ll miss you.

Posted 3 days ago

bullysmiles:

It’s time…. I’ve given my life everything I have. I’m continuing to be strong because that’s who I am, but Roo and Clara can tell that it’s now time for me to rest. This time will come for all of us. We don’t always have control over when it does, but we do have control over being satisfied at that moment knowing we gave it our best shot. Though my body will soon be gone, my hope is that you will continue to tell my story, so Wallace the Pit Bull lives on. Roo and Clara will have more to say after I pass, and my hope is that people will listen to the lessons we all learned through our time together. I would like to thank everybody for their overwhelming support. Without all of you, I would not have been able to make the same impact; then, now, and in the future. I thank you for that, but more importantly, other dogs like me thank you as well. Remember, there are great dogs of all shapes and sizes in shelters across the country. They are there through no fault of their own. So please, when you’re looking for your next dog, think about giving one of them a second chance. You just never know how it will turn out. With that, I say good-bye. Try not to be sad. Instead celebrate my life. I do not need to live longer because I can die contentedly. That is something I wish for all living beings. - Wallace the Pit Bull

Today the world will lose one hell of an ambassador for the breed. May your passing be full of love and comfort, sweet Wallace... Rest in peace sweet pup. 

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gingersbridge:

This is so lovely.

gingersbridge:

This is so lovely.

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I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.
The Life of PI (via annakorina)
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