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  1. #1
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    Default Goodbye old buddy

    Dear Trigger,

    It has taken a few days for the tears to stop flowing. Oh wait, here they come again.

    I will never forget the day you came into our lives. The runtiest runt of the Blue Heeler litter. I begged my husband not to get you; you were ugly and shy. But I lost that battle, and I am so glad I did.

    Over the years, you became my best friend. You licked my tears, you waggled your butt when I told you good news, you protected me and your kids when dad was deployed for months at a time with the military...you were there with me every step of the way when I lost 60 pounds. You were the best footstool, squirrel chaser, and pillow. You helped raise my kids. I can't ever thank you enough for the love you gave us.

    Almost 11 years buddy, and in the blink of an eye, you were gone. I try so hard to be strong, but the tears are constant. I miss you so much Guy- Guy.
    I will never forget you, and I promise to bring cheese for when I see you again.

    Run free. No more pain.

    I love you,
    Mama


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    Awww. What a nice tribute. So sorry for your loss. You never know which on.es are going to be super special.
    RIP.



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    I am so very sorry for your loss of Trigger.



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    So sorry for your loss. There is never a good time for them to go. RIP Trigger.
    www.crosscreeksporthorses.com
    Breeders of Painted Thoroughbreds and Uniquely Painted Irish Sport Horses in Northeast Oklahoma



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    Oh, I'm so sorry you have lost Trigger. He sounds like the very best of dogs.
    Originally Posted by Alagirl
    We just love to shame poor people...when in reality, we are all just peasants.



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    So very sorry you've lost your friend. The best ones never stay long enough.
    ~Kryswyn~ Always look on the bright side of life, de doo, de doo de doo de doo
    Check out my Kryswyn JRTs on Facebook

    "Life is merrier with a terrier!"



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    I am so sorry you lost your dear friend Trigger. He is still with you, sitting by your side as you wrote your lovely tribute.



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    Thank you all. This sucks so bad.

    We weren't prepared. We have a JRT who is constantly looking for her buddy.
    My husband is devastated.
    Big strong Marine who couldn't even stand up. His sobbing was uncontrollable.

    We haven't gotten to the day by day. We're still trying to survive moment by moment.

    I never knew it would be this hard.



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    I'm so sorry for your loss. Our Aussie girl was the same age. I think I'm mostly in shock, not really feeling it very much because MrB is so devastated, I am trying to keep it together. But night time is the worst.
    (A decidedly unhorsey) MrB knocks over a feed bucket at the tack shop and mutters, "Oh crap. I failed the stadium jumping phase."
    (he does listen!)



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    Am so sorry...Godspeed Trigger! and hugs to all of you!
    Julie
    www.centaurfencing.com
    Safer, Stronger, Lasts Longer!
    Godspeed BARBARO--Run fast and free!



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    So very, very sorry for your loss.
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!



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    I'm so sorry! Hugs from Kentucky.
    Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Goethe



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    I am so sorry for the loss of your best friend. It is always so hard. Hugs to you and your family.



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    I am so, so sorry for your loss.

    Gretchen Jackson said, "Grief is the price we pay for love," or words to that effect, when she lost Barbaro. To this day, I think that is a profound statement and it encompasses both the wonderful joy we have with the animals who share our lives, and the devastation that comes when those lives are shorter than our own.

    Sending you hugs and the hope that one of these days, the memories of the love and happiness you shared with Trigger will replace the tears.
    **********
    We move pretty fast for some rabid garden snails.
    -PaulaEdwina


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    In tears reading this. Bless Guy-Guy's perfect little Blue Heeler heart. Gone far too soon.

    <<<<HUGS>>>> to you and DH and your family including the now lonely little JRT who misses his buddy. For 11 years you all were greatly blessed by that 4 legged blue gift from heaven. Not to worry - he's sitting at the Bridge, faithfully and patiently waiting for you.



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    So sorry about Trigger. Love the name. Perfect sentiment from Lucassb.
    Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time. Malcolm Forbes



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