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Shamus - you may be gone from sight but not from my heart


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#1 OFFLINE   smokeysmom

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:25 AM

After a courageous battle with a brain tumor my little Shamus said goodby yesterday and winged his way to the Bridge.

He tried to be brave and learn his way around the house after he suddenly lost his sight but his memory of what he
learned the day before just didn't work. He was a pin ball bouncing off the walls when he couldn't find his way. In the
end Shamus grew tired of the confusion and though there was no sight in his eyes I knew when he looked at me he
was asking to be let go.

He laid beside me as we made the trip to his vet quietly wimpering and shaking under his favorite blanket. And though he
had spent the night at the vet's just a few weeks earlier he did not remember. Dr. Luzi helped settle him in my lap and talked in quiet tones to Shay while all the time his heart was breaking too.

He lays beneath the willow trees on our acreage. Even though it was cloudy and threatening to rain, a ray of sunshine
shown on him as I laid him to rest.



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Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:29 AM

Oh I am so sorry for your loss. I am sitting here at work, quietly crying for you and your lovely boy. May you be comforted by memories of Shamus.
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:32 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Run free and whole Shamus, say hi to Maggie.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:42 AM

My heartfelt condolences. Losing one you love so much is so hard. Wishing you comfort.
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:57 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the fond memories of your friendship.
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 12:50 PM

I'm sorry you had to say good-bye... It's never easy :( Big hugs to you :Rose:
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 02:14 PM

I am truly sorry for your loss. What a beautiful boy...it is never easy to let go...remember all the good times and hold them near and dear to your heart....
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 03:40 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope your memories help your heart heal.
Run free, Shamus.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 05:02 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I too had to "let go" of one of the most precious creatures in my life far too soon.

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:41 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss Linda. You did the best thing you could for your handsome boy. Shamus will live forever in your heart.
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 06:52 PM

I am so sorry to hear this, Linda....my heart breaks for you.
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 02:40 AM

I'm so sad to hear this. He was a special little guy. Run free at the Bridge sweet Shamus. Hugs and condolences to you Linda.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 05:36 AM

Oh Linda, I am so sorry. I started crying when I saw this. Your little man was such a fighter. You gave him everything he needed or wanted. My thoughts are with you & your family. Rest in peace sweet Shamus.
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Posted 19 May 2012 - 06:18 AM

Oh Linda, I'm so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful, special boy. May the sunshine embrace you in its warmth always Shamus.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 06:22 AM

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 09:27 PM

Linda, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure Shamus felt your love and comfort.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:23 PM

I am just reading this. I am so very sorry. My heart goes out to you!

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 10:14 PM

So sorry for your loss! God Bless you and your family during this difficult time and may sweet memories of him bring you comfort!!!

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:07 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Run free sweet Shamus.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 07:34 AM

Thank you so much to all of you for your comforting words. Shamus has left a great void in our household but I know he is running happy and healthy.

Hugs to all and your furbabies.

Linda, Smokey, Pepper & Giles




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