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Farewell Rustypup, have fun in doggy heaven.

May 25, 2009 - 8 comments

It's with a heavy heart that I write my farewell to you Rusty. I am happy that you are now in a place where you can once again run and frolic.

You were my friend and confident and although I know that some may think that you were just a dog, you were so much more. You picked me up with your silly antics when I was down, you walked beside me when my legs were wonky, you let me whine and complain and never judged me. You always loved me unconditionally and I loved you.

You lived a good 14 years and I am so happy that you were around for so long. You were family and I am ever so grateful that you came into our lives. The good Lord knows we were so lucky to have you.

I'm looking outside right now expecting to see you but know that will not be anymore. I shall miss you my friend.

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by doni54, May 25, 2009
Thank you Rusty for being such a loyal and faithful friend to Moki.  I know you brought her love and joy and much happiness.  My heart hurts for her, as I know she is going to miss you every day until you meet again.  I promise to be here for her and take good care of her until then.

God's speed sweet one.

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by Heather3418, May 25, 2009
Mok,

I am so sorry to hear about your puppy Rusty.  He was a German Shepard wasn't he?  If he lived to be 14 years old, that is a long life for a large breed.  How I wish our doggies could stay with us throughout our lifetimes.  I told my 4 yr. old female Chihuahua today, how I wished she could live with me forever.  She will be gone from me, before I even know it.  I treasure every year with her, as she grows closer and closer to my heart.

I have lost so many animals over my 55 years on this Earth and each one is as devastating as the last.  It never gets any easier.   I miss them all and their passing always leaves a void in my life.  I know that Rusty leaves a void in your life too.

I am so sorry, Mok.  I am an animal lover too and I'll tell you dear heart, some of my animals have been closer to me than some of my friends.  My animals never judged me and always loved me, no matter what I looked like, or what mood I was in.  All they wanted back from me, was a rub on the head, healthy food to eat and a warm place to sleep on my lap or on my feet.  They asked very little of me.  I know how you are feeling today.  Rusty...have fun in puppy Heaven until your Mommie and you will reunite some day, to play along side each other, forever.

I send you love, my Mokie girl....I weep with you, honey!  Rest in peace, Rusty...

Heather
Earth Mother and Animal Lover

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by rendean, May 25, 2009
So sorry to hear of the passing of your friend Rusty. It's amazing how much comfort , delight and understanding an animal can provide, often more than any human being. My condolences on your loss.

Let the comfort of knowing your puppy Rusty is now in better place waiting for you to reunite some day. He's carefree and running free as he waits for your reunion some day.

Ren

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by turkee23, May 26, 2009
im so sorry for your loss.... im a pet owner myself and this poem ALWAYS made me feel better after one of mine passed.... hopefully it will do the same for you....


When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

  Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

dont worry he is safe and confortable now waiting for you....

Heavenly Father, Creator of all things, thank you for having entrusted us with a loyal pet.

Thank you for letting him teach us unselfish love.

Thank you for the memories that we can recall to brighten our days for the rest of our lives.

Finally, in gratitude, we return our pet to you.

Amen.



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by mokibear, May 27, 2009
Thank you all for your support in the loss of my beloved Rusty. I can't begin to tell you how much it means to me. I really miss him and find comfort from your kind words. He was my friend and family and grieve him as much as I would any human.

Doni: Dearest friend thank you for being there for me, you have made this easier for me.

Heather: Sweetness, I know you are with me. I too have lost many a dog friend over the years but Rusty had just a little more of my heart. I am happy he is painfree and able to frolic once again like a pup but I miss his presence here. Yes, he was a German Sheppard/Lab cross. He did do well to live the length of time that he did and I am grateful that he did. I know one day him and I will reunite again.

Ren: Thank you for your kind words. Yes, Rusty provided all of the things you said. He was my confidant and friend and the only thing he asked in return was that I sit with him during thunderstorms. I look forward to the day I reunite with him and see him run and play again. He may have been 14 but he never quite grew up and always thought of himself as a pup.lol

turkee: I pm'd you back already but just wanted to say thank you, once again.

Hugs to all of you
Moki

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by Heather3418, May 27, 2009
turkee,

That was absolutely beautiful.  I will always remember what you wrote.  There is a website, where I posted my puppy's picture when she died, adding a digital "Rainbow Bridge" to simulate her crossing.  I wish I remembered the name of the site.  It did my heart good to be able to memorialize my baby on that page and helped in my greiving.

Her name was Krystal Anne (toy poodle) and she died in Bedford, VA., several years ago.  If you know which website I am talking about, maybe you would like to take a look at the picture we worked so hard on - to portray the Rainbow Bridge.  The pic really came out well.

Thanks again for posting your beautiful piece.  I am sure that it will touch Moki's heart as it did mine.

Heather

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by Rena705, Jun 02, 2009
Moki honey... I am so sorry to hear about losing your baby and I can relate to the pain you must be feeling right now.  I am sure that your Rusty is up there playing with my Kassy and they are both missing us as much as we are missing them.

I want to share with you though that although I am not a believer in the hereafter and all the rest I have to say that I have had thoughts that my new puppy Tippy was Kassy in a past life.  She is picking up a lot of the same habits that Kassy had and as she grows she looks more and more like Kassy.  I don't compare the two because they are totally different dogs but it is comforting to see Tippy madly chasing her tail just the way Kassy always did and it puts a smile on our faces and reminds us of just how much we love both dogs.

I hope that your journey through this painful time will soon turn to happy memories and you will be able to move on...please know that I am thinking of you ok?

Lots of Hugs,
Rena

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by mokibear, Jun 07, 2009
Thank you Rena. I'm doing better but there are still times where the tears flow when I least expect it. I do have happy memories but there are times where I still find it hard.

I personally do believe in the hereafter and know that what you say is true. It does give me comfort but I still miss the every day contact with him. Ah well, such be life.

Hugs back at ya.
Moki

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