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Shelby forever in our hearts

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#1 OFFLINE   Trena


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Posted 26 May 2009 - 06:58 PM

Even several weeks later, I can hardly write this memorial. This isn't really a heading that I ever wanted to have a reason to post under. I've had a busy spring and have not been on the sight much as of late. I have a senior gradulating from High School and all the various events and activities are upon me even as I try to write this.

Shelby and her sister Sadie were our first IG's. We got them from a breeder and they became the very heart of our family from the beginning. Six months later we added our boy, Enzo to the family and everything seemed so complete. The three went everywhere together and were best of friends, especially Sadie and Shelby who had never spent a day apart from one another. My husband often called the two girls "book ends". Shelby was the keeper of Sadie, she protected and looked out for the smaller Sadie.

On April 24th, we lost Shelby in a very sudden and sad accident. I cry to think of it even now. Oddly, the whole family was there and we all rushed to Shelby (I tried to shield my 8 year old son, who Shelby was always his "favorite"). I held my sweet girl as she took her last breath. My husband and I both cried together openly as we laid her to rest.

Sadie and Enzo immediately went into distress. It's been a long road back to normal for both of them, they are lost without their best friend Shelby. We will forever remember her and love her dearly. It's hard to pick a couple of pictures to properly remember Shelby by but here are a couple.

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:06 PM

Oh Trena....I'm so very sorry for your loss. This is just awful news. Your Shelby will live in your heart forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Attached File  flowers1.gif   1.43KB   0 downloads We will all see our beloved pets who have passed...they wait for us at the Rainbow Bridge.Attached File  igbridge.gif   2.78KB   0 downloads
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 07:27 PM

:dance_for_joy: :( :wub:
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Posted 26 May 2009 - 08:15 PM

Oh my gosh, I am so sorry to hear this. :(

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 08:21 PM

Oh my :( I'm sorry for your loss of little shelby. My condolences to you and your entire family
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 03:38 AM

All our love for your family's healing Trena, as well as for Enzo and Sadie. Hold dear the memories.
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 08:42 AM

I am so sorry for your loss :( your heart must be breaking.....My love and prayers for you and your family.
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 11:56 AM

So sorry for your loss :( Run free, Shelby!

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Posted 27 May 2009 - 02:44 PM

My condolences to you and your family. I know Shelby was loved very much and enjoyed her life with you. Take care Trena.
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Posted 29 May 2009 - 09:47 AM

I'm so very sorry. Shelby will always be with you and you will meet again at the rainbow bridge.

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Posted 29 May 2009 - 01:49 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. :wub: I am sure Shelby will always be a part of your family and in your hearts. :dance_for_joy:
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 07:12 PM

I'm Sorry for your Loss Trena! :LMAO:
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:23 PM

My heart is with you and your family Trena. :LMAO: I know what it is to say good bye to a loved pet... She is now resting in peace in doggy heaven..

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 10:50 AM

What a beautiful girl she was.. I am so sorry. They are never with us long enough, but somehow manage to leave their sweet footprints
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 08:22 PM

What a beautiful girl she was.. I am so sorry. They are never with us long enough, but somehow manage to leave their sweet footprints
in our heart. :(

Oh Trena. I had a tear in my eye when her lil picture popped up and i didnt even know the little darling. my heart goes out 2 u. I know what its like!!!!!


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Posted 23 June 2009 - 05:06 AM

I wasn't really online when this happened, and I was so sad to come across this post as I try to catch up.

Trena, I am s sorry to hear of your loss. I can't imagine what you are going through. Know that our thoughts go out to you. She was a beautiful girl. I remember hearing stories and seeing pics of her. She was truly a beautiful girl.
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