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Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Greatest Loss Of My Life

In Loving Memory of Buddy..... the light of my life. Gone but never forgotten and always loved
November 2, 1995
March 3, 2010

110 comments:

  1. Kary, when I read the title of this post my heart stopped and I did not want to read further. My heart bleeds for you. I know I so so know how sad and heart broken you are. Just know I am there and that I love you Lorrie

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss. I can't even begin to fathom what you must be going through. My heart goes out to you and your family♥

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  3. Oh My Dear Friend,

    Oh no! I am so sorry. I weep for you. I can only imagine how your heart aches. I am praying for you.

    Love,

    Marjorie

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  4. Oh my dear, dear friend.
    My heart hurts for you.
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    xoxoxo

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  5. Oh, Kary. I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am. I am so sorry you're having to experience this. I'm seding prayers for comfort and peace your way.

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  6. There are very few words to say or to hear.
    I am so so sorry for your loss.

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  7. Kary, I'm so so sorry. I can't imagine how much you must be hurting. I'm sending hugs and prayers you way.

    Take care, my friend.

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  8. kary,
    i feel so sad for your loss....and i'm thinking of you. with much love i think of you...
    big hugs
    xo.
    k

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  9. Oh, Kary,

    I'm so very sorry for you:(. So very, very sorry.

    xoxo,
    blair

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  10. oh kary..i am so so sorry. what happened. before i had teddy i had freddy the love of my life. it is so hard to lose these wonderful animals. i'll be thinking of you!

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  11. Oh, Kary, I am so, so sorry. I know how much Buddy was loved - is loved - and how much pain you must be in. Dear friend, if you need to talk please email me.

    The loss of a beloved pet and companion is unbearably difficult. Buddy will always be with you.

    xo
    Claudia

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  12. Sweet little Buddy. You were the very best parents there ever were. Wasn't it lucky you found eachother? You will always have him in your heart, your wonderful boy.
    I'm here if you need to talk
    love,
    julie

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  13. Just started reading your blog recently- Want to send my sincere condolences- I too lost my best friend last October- I have found that I was the lucky one and he taught me so much about myself- I now have a new love and sincerely miss my Patty boy but think that he sent the new dog to me- I hope you can get to this place too.

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  14. I'm so sorry - sending warm thoughts and prayers

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  15. I'm so sad to hear about your sweet Buddy. My thoughts are with you today, Kary.

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  16. My adored tabby cat died Feb. 13, so recently, so I can understand how depressed and sad you are, dear friend.
    I planted some flowers in memory of my cat, and it lifts me heart to see them blooming. Maybe planting something in Buddy's honor would help you.
    Terra

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  17. Awww Im so so sorry! The sorrow...but you know I think all the animals we ever Loved we will see again! One fine day"! Your loved doggie went on ahead is my feeling and is waiting! Yes One fine day and what a day that will be. Your heart breaks with Sorrow...and I'm so very sorry I know how that hurts. Huggs from Texas ox

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  18. My tears mingle with yours. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    I understand, I am sorry for your loss.

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  19. Sorry to hear of the loss of your Buddy. They do so become a member of the family, and we grow to love them so much. I'm thinking of you today.
    xoxox

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  20. My deepest sympathy, I have a little dog myself and I know what he means to me.

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  21. I know all too well how you feel right now, please know that you were blessed by your sweet pet. So sorry for your loss.

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  22. My heart is with you. I understand how difficult losing a pet is...it's like losing a family member. I am so sorry!! ((comforting hug))

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  23. I am so sorry to hear about Buddy. Losing a member of the family like this is devestating. Our pug Suki passed away too this past summer. I like to think of her spirit as inhabiting the squirrels, flowers, bees, and other things she liked to chase and sniff. It's hard.....I am so sorry.

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  24. ((((Kary)))) ~ I am sorry to hear your news about sweet Buddy.

    Love, hugs and prayers ~ FlowerLady

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  25. Oh, dear, this is hard to take. I feel for you.

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  26. My husband often asks when I've been in this situation "Is it worth it? All the heartache? Why put yourself through it?" I think that's ridiculous because our animal companions bring us so much - unconditional love, trust and understanding, a true companion. When they are gone, the heartache is so very painful, but yes, the comraderie worth every minute.

    Our little dog Bailey is just 3 and has been diagnosed with cancer. We initiated Chemo last week, and I hope we are doing the right thing. Absolutely heartbroken.

    I'm sorry for your loss -

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  27. Oh Kary...having gone through this twice myself I'm sending your the biggest heartfelt sympathies. Big hugs to you today. xo

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  28. Kary, I'm keepin you in my thoughts and prayers. Pets are such sweet souls and losing one is so sad. Have you ever heard about The Rainbow Bridge? It is poem and a website dealing with pet loss. Here is the link http://rainbowbridge.com/ . Take care of yourself and you have my email if you want to email me. LadyCat

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  29. Dearest Kary,
    There are not enough words to articulate how very sorry I am for your loss. I cannot even begin to imagine the sadness that you and John must be feeling.
    My thoughts and love are with you
    Morwenna xoxo

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  30. I know what it feels like. I have always had cats (have one now, she features in my blog several times) and the only bad thing about having a pet is that, usually, we outlive them and sometimes have to decide about life or death for them.
    It is, by the way, 16 weeks today that my husband died. Which does not make losing a pet any less painful but (at least for me) puts things into perspective.
    Here is a virtual hug for you.

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  31. Dear Kary
    Visiting you here for the first time today and want to send my deepest and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Buddy. I know only too well how much you will miss him. We lost our *Buddy*, also 15, three weeks ago and I understand the pain and sadness you feel. The pain is the *other side* of the deep love you have been fortunate to share with your special companion. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  32. Oh, Kary! I'm so sorry for your loss.
    We're all here for you.
    xo

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  33. Dear Kary,

    One thing I have been sure of in the blogger world, is how very much you loved and will continue to love your Buddy. I am wrapping you tightly in a prayer for healing grief.

    xo
    Molly from Organic Spark

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  34. I'm so sorry :(

    I read the title of your post and I didn't believe it was real ...

    You're in my prayers, dear friend . I'm a dog mommy, too and I know how you're feeling at this moment ...

    Peace ...

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  35. I am so very sorry to hear this news today. My heart goes out to you and your family. Our animals are more than just a pet, but part of the family. I will pray for you all.

    Warm hugs,

    Kimberly

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  36. Kary,dearest. Your life will never be the same.I wish I could have met him. I'm sending you love and thinking of you in your pain, which I know will feel so raw right now.You loved each other & gave each other so much joy.He's running free now, and will be waiting for you - I'm sure of that. With our love xoxoxo Rachel & Alice

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  37. Oh my gosh, Kary! I'm am so sorry! I have been busy getting The Herbal Husband ready for his trip! I just spotted your post! What great memories you have of your Buddy! I know you will carry those with you in this time of grief! A big hug and kiss from me to you! xxoo Nancy

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  38. I am so sorry! We had a poodle too and they are the sweetest dogs ever! Cindy

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  39. oh, Kary! I am so sorry to see this post! I know that there are no words to heal the wound from your loss, but know that we are all there with you in thought, we love you and hope that you can remember all of the wonderful times you had with buddy (such a cutie!) know that he will always be with you in spirit and you gave him a great home and life which many dogs don't get. you will always be HIS best friend!
    xoxo

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  40. i just can't shake this. i have felt horrible all day. when i lost my beloved freddy 5 years ago i just lost it. i cried for 3 straight months and read every pet loss book known to man. i still have them all so if you would like any of them i would be more than happy to give them to you. the only thing that saved me was getting teddy. as long as we are capable of this kind of love for animals, we should find another to shower it on them. i know how awful you feel but i am hoping you can find a way to heal yourself!

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  41. There is nothing to be said that will ease the pain of your loss, but know that the passing of such a beloved pet was accompanied by the heartfelt wishes of so many for him to have a peaceful passage.

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  42. Oh, dear Kary, I am so so sorry for your loss of dear Buddy. I doubt that there are any words we can say her to console you in your loss but do know that we are all here thinking of you. I'm so glad I heard to this so we could lift you up in thought and prayer.

    Warmly,

    Mmmr toast.

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  43. "It is not just that animals make the world more scenic or picturesque. The lives of animals are woven into our very being - closer than our own breathing - and our soul will suffer when they are gone." (Gary Kowalski, Author of The Souls of Animals)

    Dear Kary, I am sure that Buddy was not your first, nor may he be your last, but he will always be "the one." It is sad that this opportunity only seems to come once, but then again, how blessed are we that we were given this one chance? Buddy will always be in your heart, and so, lives on forever.

    Many, many hugs...

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  44. Bless your sweet heart, Kary. I know your pain. Animals are angels in disguise. I think they learn all about us while they are here and when they leave us, look after us in a different way. Thinking of you. ~Mandy

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  45. I'm sorry to hear about your loss Kary. Many hugs! I'm sure that Buddy is smiling down at you ever so grateful for the wonderful life that he had!

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  46. Dear Kary,
    I am so sorry to hear about Buddy. I hope that you will be consoled knowing that we all wish you peace.
    Best regards always

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  47. My heart goes out to you! You will be missing your little Buddy so much. I hope you are able to give your dear doggy a beautiful farewell.
    My Condolences.

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  48. Weeping with understanding
    ... sadness times infinity.

    =^*^= Sigh.

    Wishing there were words to help
    ... but i know there are none. xx zu

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  49. I am so sorry for your loss Kary....I can tell from your posts that Buddy was everything to you and I believe that you also were everything to him....our pets are so much more in touch with us than most people realize....I'm sending prayers your way to help comfort you with your loss...take care.

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  50. Praying for you, sweet friend. Hugs, andrea

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  51. bless his heart. i'm so sorry kary. take good care.

    ♥ lori

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  52. Oh dear Kary... The moment I read your title my heart just dropped. Sending so many hugs your way, and love, and tears to join yours. Praying for your peace.

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  53. I am so, so very sorry for your loss, Kary.

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  54. Dear Kary,
    I am so very sorry and send you my deepest sympathy.
    I'll share these words that I find comforting in times like these:
    "If we continue to love the one we lose, we never lose the one we love."
    My thoughts are with you...xo

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  55. Oh hunny, so so sorry...I know how you must feel - it is terrible, absolutely terrible when we lose our cats...at least you can console yourself to know that you gave Buddy the best possible life with lots and lots of love -which some animals will never know or experience. Take care and sending you love xxx

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  56. Kary, I was moved beyond words when I saw this post, I know nothing anyone can say or write will make you feel better at the present time. I just want you to know that I am thinking of you and sending you big hugs through cyber space.
    XX

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  57. Woke up with you on my mind this morning.

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  58. Still thinking of you, Kary, and sending you prayers upon prayers.

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  59. Oh Kary ♥ You have my deepest sympathy. I'm sure your friend was so fortunate to have you. I will send you prayers.

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  60. I am so sorry for your loss, I understand the heart break & my heart goes out to you. When our family chow chow, Kennedy had to be let down (due to severe hip pain), it was a very hard decision. It has taken a lot of time to get over (she passed over three year ago & we are just now thinking about getting a new puppy). I know the void it leaves in your daily life & the vacant feeling in the house. My sincere & deep sympathy to you & your family. May this heartache pass quickly.

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  61. I know I tried to leave a comment yesterday but I don't see it here. I'm so sorry about Buddy. You have many friends who care about you.

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  62. I am truly sorry for your loss. We dog "folk" know how terrible this kind of life loss can be. Please remember that not only did Buddy bless your life, he was blessed by having you.

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  63. Thinking of you again today, Friday!

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  64. We've only had a pup for a few months, so I'm just starting to understand how hard this could be. A beautiful dog...I'm just sure with all the joy they bring...they must go to heaven. Really feeling for you. Holly

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  65. Dearest Kary,

    I just wanted to say another hello. I'm thinking of you today.... tomorrow.... wish there was something I could do:(.

    xoxo,
    Blair

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  66. I'm so sorry. Thank goodness you stayed to be with him - I've no doubt he was the happiest dog in the world and his life with you was devine.

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  67. Hugs, Hugs, Kleenex, and more HUGS!!! My heart goes out to you! We lost our most favoritist doggie in the world in June to cancer and I know your pain! Just know he's up in heaven with buttercups tickling his belly, running in the sunshine, in no pain and all is well! Plus he's got a new friend, Floyd to play with!

    Nancy

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  68. So sorry for your loss. Our pets are our family members:-)

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  69. Oh, I am so sorry! When one of James Herriot's clients would lose their dog he always advised them to get another right away. So I would always tell friends to get another one right away. "It will heal your heart" I would say. That was until my Tootsie passed. I didn't want another dog I wanted my Tootsie! It was 2 years last month that she died and I still miss her. I eventually did get another dog but there is still that space in my heart where Tootsie lives.

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  70. I am so sorry! Pets are just the dearest friends!

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  71. Dearest Kary, just wanted to let you know we're thinking of you still...you're not forgotten even though you're so far away. There's so much love out there for you both. I just wanted you to know.xoxo Rachel

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  72. No greater loss.
    So very true. I have been through this particular pain, and there is nothing like it in life. Just the hardest thing.
    I am thinking of you.
    And saying a prayer.

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  73. Today is Saturday and I am stopping in again. I hope a great comforting energy comes to you at this time of need.

    Thinking of you....

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  74. My heart goes out to you. We have experienced this pain...I can only send you love and sympathy...this is very sad.
    ♥, Susan

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  75. Kary, Kary, Kary.. I'm so so sorry to hear about your lost. Sending you big, big, big hugs right through the screen.

    Kate - xoxoxoxo

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  76. Dear Kary, I am so sorry for your loss please accept my condolences. Blessings to you.

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  77. so, so sorry for your great loss. how we love
    those little dogs.

    will pray for His consolation,
    lea

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  78. Thinking about you this morning....hope you are doing okay....take care

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  79. This here is my daily stop by. :) You all are in my thoughts.

    Moment by moment...we cling tightly to our old friends. Love is a wonderful thing.

    You love and were loved. :)

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  80. My sweet Friend,
    I am thinking of you!
    XOXO

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  81. oh kary! i just saw this today...i am SO sorry for your loss. i can only imagine how sad you must be...but i know that buddy made your life so much brighter, so there is much to be thankful for.


    many kisses and hugs from me and roxy. i hope to hear from you soon.

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  82. Today is Monday and things a warming up here in South Central Florida. Walmart and Lowe's gardening places are filled with tender vegetable and flowers plants. The color, the greenery, is so gorgeous and leaves me wishing for a space to garden.

    Thinking of you all today....:)

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  83. Still thinking of you.
    hugs and love being sent your way today,
    karen

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  84. kary...been thinking about you...my heart hurts for the loss of your sweet friend...
    i hope you are doing okay {a big hug}
    xo.
    k

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  85. Oh no!
    Sending lots of love and light your way.
    May your loving memories keep your heart warm during this difficult time.

    one love.

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  86. Dearest Kary,

    I am so bogged down with my own concerns here in GA, I didn't even know your sweet Buddy had died. I am so sorry to hear this. I send you a thousand hugs and kisses.

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  87. You all are still in my thoughts. Wishing you better days soon.

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  88. So sorry to hear of your loss. Pets mean so much to us and we love them so much. You are in my prayers.

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  89. Oh, my sweet friend, I am so, so sorry for your loss. I've been away from blogging this week and am only just seeing your message tonight. I know the loss of Buddy must be a terrible blow. You're in my thoughts and heart, and I can only send you all my warmest wishes for healing and comfort.

    All best,
    Gigi

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  90. Oh dear. I am just checking in again dear Kary, and wishing you and yours the best during this difficult transition.

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  91. Oh, Kary, I've been sick and can't believe I missed this post. You must be just heartbroken! I am so sorry for you, knowing from experience what you are going through! Losing our beloved pet leaves such a gaping hole! Sending you all my love and a big hug! Silke

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  92. Our condolences on your loss. Try to remember the happy memories, the cute antics, the cuddles. You will be together again.

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  93. hi kary....how are you doing? i think about you all the time! joyce

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  94. I tried so many times to say how very very sorry I am. It's a week now and I hope you have found some moments of peace. Sending good thoughts, virtual hugs your way. Little Buddy, may he rest in peace.

    Jane

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  95. So Sorry I cried for about a month when I lost my puppy a few years back so sorry

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  96. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. It's never easy to let go of a family member.... even the furry kind.

    Sending a big hug your way.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  97. Kary,
    Thinking of you. Wanted to let you know that you're in my prayers.

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  98. I am so sorry for you. We went through this twice with our kitties who were sisters born in the same litter. One lived sixteen years and the other eighteen years.

    My heart goes out to you as the grief is just as heavy as if they were human members of the family.

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  99. There is nothing I can say that hasn't been said. I just wanted to tell you I hear you. I have been there. Oh God, I have been there. So sorry.

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  100. As I am exploring your lovely blog I see this sad news. I am sorry for your loss, we lost our sweet Maggie a few months ago and it is so hard. Our pets are our family and it is heart breaking to lose them.

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  101. Oh I am sooooo very sorry for your loss. Great big enormous hugs from CT!!!

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  102. ((((hugs)) I have two toy poodles, the youngest looks very similar to your precious Buddy...I'm so sorry for the loss of your precious beautiful Buddy...

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  103. i have stood in this place. i send you love and hugs.
    there is a place in heaven for our four legged babies.
    xo

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  104. Kary, I'm so sorry to read about Buddy, having not blogged for a while and hope that you are able to find some consolation some how. Take care, Lesley x

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  105. Just wanted to let you know that I'm still thinking about you Kary....Take care.

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  106. I am sorry for your loss of your dear sweet friend. I have buried many of my pets and the loss is unbearable each time. I will pray to God to ease your sorrow. I truly do understand.

    This is my first visit to your blog but not my last. I live in the Mohave Desert in NW Arizona and your scenery as well as your wonderful posts will bring me back.

    Thank you,
    Catherine

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  107. I`m am sorry to read about the loss of your dear sweet Buddy. I have been there many times and I know your pain. I hope it is easing.

    This is my first visit to your blog. I love everything about it and will return.

    Thank you,
    Catherine

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  108. Kary, I know this is late, but trust me it is heartfelt when I say to you I understand or I can at least relate. Our creatures great (a Bernese Mountain Dog can weigh as much as 140 pounds -- Gracie is a smaller one at 89 pounds)---and our creatures small---your Buddy--give love so far beyond what we give to them. I am lighting a little votive candle at my kitchen work table just beside my laptop today to remember Buddy and the joy he gave this world and you!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by. I appreciate all your kind comments more than you can know.