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Goodbye, sweet Dublin (update p. 25, Dublin has crossed the bridge; update for details on funeral on page 32.)

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  • #41
    Mickey and I are jingling for you, too! I hope you can hear it down the freeway!!!


    (((((((((((((( and a great BIG HUG, too!)))))))))

    "Both rider and horse must enjoy the work. This is the essence of success" - Reiner Klimke
    "A horse's face always conveys clearly whether it is loved by its owner or simply used." - Anja Beran


    • #42
      We are praying for you as well.


      • #43
        at Flight Check Farm


        • #44
          Jingling in time to "The Rocky Road to Dublin".

          Unashamed member of the Arab clique...just settin' on the Group W bench.
          "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

          ...just settin' on the Group W bench.


          • #45
            As others have much more eloquently written, my best wishes are with you. As we've seen in the saga of Aiden, prayers DO help, and most certainly mine will continue to flow in your direction.

            Cheers, Maggi
            Cheers, Maggi


            • #46
              Hang in there, Dublin! Get plenty of rest, and know that we are all sending you our prayers right now.

              ErinB, what a wonderful, wonderful poem!

              *Charter member of the GM Fan Club*
              *Member of the Dirt Divers 78th Airborne Unit, ATH Squadron*


              • #47
                Dublin, I think of you every day that I am on this bb, and when I see your name in my address book.

                You are missed by so many. Stay strong and positive, there are a lot of us pulling for you to get better. Hang in there.

                All my best wishes and jingles, aimee

                Elippses Users Clique........
                Co-Founder Occularly Challenged Equine Support Group
                Ellipses users clique ...


                • #48
                  I'll be praying as well. I live pretty close to Dublin, so I'm thinking that local prayers are twice as effective, right?

                  What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what its all about?
                  What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what its all about?


                  • #49
                    Dublin, it is always darkest right before dawn... hang in there and you will get through this!


                    I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
                    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)
                    \"It\'s a funny thing about life: If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.\" ---W. Somerset Maugham


                    • #50
                      Dublin, I'm jingling as hard as ever I can and sending prayers your way. Please feel better and come back to us soon.
                      "We don't ride the clock. We ride the horse." Reiner Klimke.


                      • #51
                        Boy, I can't believe I have managed to miss the threads on Dublin's illness

                        Very best wishes and lots of jingles for a positive outcome. One of our friends has just completed a year of chemo so I know how incredibly tough it can be.


                        • #52
                          Lean on us, Dublin. Adding my thoughts, prayers and jingles to the rest of the BB-ers. Looking forward to seeing your posts again soon.

                          Joan S.
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                          Thoroughbreds in Motion
                          Those Old Grand Prix Photos, Vol. II


                          • #53
                            Prayers and positive thoughts headed your way today and always.

                            "If you are going through hell, keep going." ~Churchill~
                            \"If you are going through hell, keep going.\" ~Churchill~


                            • #54
                              I haven't read up regularly, I don't know how I missed this news....FEEL BETTER! We're praying for you!




                              • #55

                                Do you know what protocol (drug) she is using?

                                I'm a member of the "cancer clique" at work -- one of my very good friends has metastatic breast cancer, and is currently on a lulu of a drug.

                                With a bit of research, she managed to control a number of the ill effects with diet. I know it's awful -- but sometimes there are ways to make it more bearable.


                                • #56
                                  Jingling away; getting extra jingles as I slip and slide on the snow and ice! Hang in there, Dublin; you're in my thoughts.
                                  "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                                  Spay and neuter. Please.


                                  • #57
                                    Thinking happy, beautiful, healing thoughts and sending them to our Dublin. Keep your chin up and keep fighting. You will get through this!!

                                    "You're only young once, but you can be immature forever!"
                                    \"So shines a good deed in a weary world\" - Willy Wonka


                                    • #58
                                      Dublin, I have my whole family in four different states praying for you! Get well soon!


                                      • #59
                                        You are high on my prayer list, Dublin. Hang tight and know we're behind you!

                                        Pax et Bonum - Inverness
                                        Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.


                                        • #60
                                          Stay strong Dublin. You can lick this!