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Old September 6th, 2009, 09:54 PM
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That poem is so beautiful and is so true, 14+. Thank you .
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Old September 6th, 2009, 09:57 PM
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That poem is so beautiful and is so true, 14+. Thank you .
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Old September 6th, 2009, 11:14 PM
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We needed him too, and were just as lucky if not more so...he helped open our eyes and our hearts wider.
I know how much you are hurting LP and I am so sorry for this but ... I"m so thankfull you 'saved' him ,,,, because you did !!! Yes , getting an older dog , that nobody wants to adopt because they are too old .... is an amazing experience. Yes it is hard but , oh so worth it. Know that Toby knew true love because of you , and that , is priceless !
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Old September 7th, 2009, 07:47 AM
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Beautiful poem 14+..
My husband often ask,why Frenchy,L-P and so many others take care of senior dogs,knowing they don't have long to live.
The answer lies in a senior dogs eyes,seeing the confusion,the pain of having been left at a very lonely place,without the people whom he thought loved him.
I can soo understand why so many of you give your love and compassion,even if it is for a short time
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Old September 7th, 2009, 08:23 AM
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Wonderful peom, 14+ and so true.

LP, my heart is just breaking for you

Shame, shame on his previous owners.
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Old September 7th, 2009, 09:08 AM
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LP...I just saw this thread and my heart goes out to you. I understand the sorrow and loss. I'm sure that Toby understood love and your friendship and that 's why he was ready to go to the bridge. He got the unconditional love he finally craved...you and your family gave it up to him. You are amazing
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Old September 7th, 2009, 09:28 AM
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I am so sorry for your loss LP. I too just saw this thread. He sounded like a very gentle soul and you were both lucky to have found each other.
sweet Toby.
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Old September 7th, 2009, 11:42 AM
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i just saw this too :sad:
so sorry for your lost lp wish we could take the pain away. he was so loved in the short time you had him you can tell how you talk about him all my love and well wishes during this tough time.
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Old September 7th, 2009, 12:35 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss LP and offer you my deepest condolences. So many of us know how hard this is, but now it's your turn to let the tears out and know that we are here to help.

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Old September 7th, 2009, 12:58 PM
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And the girls were forever kissing his face...in the second photo, Penny (on the left) and Jasmine in one of their smooching sessions .
I missed those pics yesterday ... the girls kissing him is too cute
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Old September 7th, 2009, 08:18 PM
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LP, I'm sorry for your loss but we all know how much you guys loved him in the short time he was there. I loved seeing his pictures, he looked to be a handsome and gentle boy . I'm sure he is watching over you all.

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Old September 7th, 2009, 10:31 PM
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(((((((HUGS))))))))

You are an angel, LP, you have given him more than you think. And I know he knew it. And he will wait for YOU at the bridge, not his other owner.

May the memory of him be a blessing to you all.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 10:20 PM
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Oh no :sad: . I was away over the weekend and am just now seeing this. I am sooooo sorry LP, you and your family must be heartbroken. Toby's gentleness and wonderful character was very apparent in the pictures you have posted and the wonderful tales of his short time together with your family. I am only glad that his last days were spent with so much love.

Lots of hugs from me and my furries going to you and yours.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 10:51 PM
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:sad: LP I'm so sorry to see this. Toby will wait for you at the bridge knowing that you were the family who truly cherished him. How lucky you all were to find each other, and yes you are right, he came to you for a reason.
RIP sweet Toby boy - you were so well loved by your new family. I love the kissy photo.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 02:05 AM
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LP, I am so very sorry to hear about Toby, my heart aches for your loss.

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Old September 11th, 2009, 09:21 PM
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Thank you every one.

At the risk of sounding weird, something odd happened to me this evening after work . I went to sit with our dogs outdoors...I sat by the firepit where Toby always laid. I haven't been able to light a fire since. I looked up and this is what I saw :sad:. I thought of Swaysbodyguard's site/blog and his sign from Sway...and wondered if this one was meant for me from Toby . It hasn't rained in over a week.

I miss him so much :sad:.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 09:28 PM
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How cool is that, LP!? A sun dog! I would say definitely a sign!
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Oh beautiful! Toby was letting you know you were his light at the end of his days. He was also letting you know he is very happy and content at the bridge.
And now I am in tears again for all of our babies who have gone on to better things.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 10:30 PM
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Yep LP you have been blessed with a message! I beleive Josh & Sway and many others receive these its just whether you can see them! and you did!

Toby touched many lives and is truly an inspiration! The pain will ease my friend!
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Old September 12th, 2009, 08:12 AM
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L-P,beautiful!
I believe the strong bond between us and our animals,the love we feel,will always be there and when an animal leaves for the Bridge,he/she is still always present in the beauty mother nature shows us every day.
We just have to open our eyes and see.
Toby is there,to comfort you,to tell you he's sorry he had to leave,but he's happy now
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 06:06 PM
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im so sorry for your sad loss he was a beautiful animal, you will dearly miss him, im sure you had a lot of good memories to share, the heartache of losing a animal can cut deep and time may heal a broken heart but memories will live forever in our hearts ,
be free and happy sweet toby
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Old October 10th, 2009, 11:56 AM
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oh! so sorry for your loss...he was so cute ... i hope you find peace in all the saddness, i know what it is to loose a loved one, ( i've had about 3 dogs since i was little) good thing he went away with a lot of love...
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Oh LP, I am so sorry I missed all this.... Toby was beautiful, and a ladies man by the looks on those girls! So sorry you had such a short time with him, but I'm sure you each made a loving, special difference in the life of the other.
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Old October 14th, 2009, 05:53 AM
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So sorry for your loss

Run free lovely boy xx
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Old November 8th, 2009, 04:36 PM
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Im So Sorry For your Loss

Hi,

I haven't been to this site in a few months, if any of you remember me, my Mandy (13.5yr old yellow lab) passed in July.

Anyway, I just read of your dear Toby..Im so sorry.
Please know I think of you today and hope you are well.

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Old November 23rd, 2009, 10:43 PM
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RIP, Toby. You are a beautiful boy.


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