That's my dog...........

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That's my dog...........
« on: February 03, 2010, 19:25 »
My brave and wonderful Casper was put to sleep late this afternoon, he had a lunch of sirloin steak and an afternoon snooze on the sofa..........he had tea of sirloin steak and then we took him on his favourite walk through Raby woods...............



the vets were brilliant and allowed me to take him to the large animal practice (the farm animal part) he hasn't been there before so he didn't know he was at the vets, he stayed in the back of my car and the vet went to great care injecting him, he simply went to sleep sprawled on the back seat, not a twitch or a jerk, it was very peaceful, the snow started to fall and everything was silent......... except the gentle sobbing of Pip.

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Re: That's my dog...........
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 19:27 »
 :( :( :( :(

Tears as I read that TMG


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Re: That's my dog...........
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010, 19:28 »
i wanted to write a poem for him but my minds gone blank




the snow continued to fall and the ground where we planned to bury him is rock hard, so, he's still wrapped in my duvet in the back of my car.

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Re: That's my dog...........
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2010, 19:32 »
everyone loved Casper...................even the cats ::)


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Re: That's my dog...........
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2010, 19:43 »
So sorry to hear about Casper, but what a peaceful way to go.
"They say a snow year's a good year" -- Rutherford.

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Re: That's my dog...........
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2010, 20:02 »
Oh my.
I didn't know Caspar, but have cried reading this post.
I'm crying now. What a beautiful dog.
I know we all send 'hugs' on here, but please please accept my heartfelt 'hug' for a very very special dog.
xxx

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2010, 20:05 »
Oh Rom, your bestest friend, but what a way to go!  Lots of humans would be grateful for an ending like that to a lovely life.

lots of hugs to you all     XXXXXXXX  Ann

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Re: That's my dog...........
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010, 20:06 »
Oh my.
I didn't know Caspar, but have cried reading this post.
I'm crying now. What a beautiful dog.
I know we all send 'hugs' on here, but please please accept my heartfelt 'hug' for a very very special dog.
xxx

thank you Janet,
 that means a lot to me, i'm feeling very down :(
if you would like to read Caspers story..........

http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=48780.msg575898#msg575898

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Re: That's my dog...........
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2010, 20:07 »
Rom, really huge hugs from me, sobbing with you xxx
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: That's my dog...........
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2010, 20:11 »
oh i missed your post Grannie, i got carried away with reading my own post "fingers crossed for Casper"
thank you Grannie

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Re: That's my dog...........
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2010, 20:12 »
Oh dear now I have some tears too... what a gorgeous fellow he was and so obviously well loved, hugs to you all x

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« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2010, 20:14 »
thank you Joy,
 i never realised how much i relied on this forum and you lot, you see me through all the good times and the bad, thank you so much, i don't know what i'd do without you.

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Re: That's my dog...........
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2010, 20:27 »
Rom this is a very famous and beautiful poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye.

It may not be about a dog but I think it fits

I Am Not There

Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there:
I did not die.


It really means that your memories of him will live on and always be with you and you will see him in the common things of life.
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Re: That's my dog...........
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2010, 20:39 »
TMG what an incredibly wonderful caring person you are to have helped Casper on his way. He obviously loved you tremendously. My heart goes out to you.
Sending lots and lots of hugs
Sam x

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Re: That's my dog...........
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2010, 20:50 »
Aunty, i chose that poem and the vicar read it at my daughters funeral, at her graveside, it was slightly different..........

Do not stand at my grave and weep
i am not here i do not sleep
i am the thousand winds that blow
i am the diamond glint on snow
i am the sunlight on ripened grain
i am the soft autumnal rain
i am the stars that shine at night
do not stand at my grave and cry
i am not here i did not die

at the point where the vicar said "i am the thousand winds that blow" a great gust of wind came from nowhere and blew his white frock up over his head, if it hadn't been so awful watching him struggling to get it off it would have been funny :)




 

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