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#1 OFFLINE   letumrun


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Posted 15 July 2009 - 10:19 PM

Pneumo remembrance

Silly foster boy. We knew we didnít stand a chance. He made us official foster failures and Pneumo was our only boy.

We knew he was not a healthy boy upon adoption. His lung capacity was diminished, but his spirit made up for it three fold! His breathing was always labored, but it was never a chore to steal a sandwich of the counter. Stealth fighter, under the radar. Maybe it was the lack of fur that never gave him away.

Although he had his troubles, his day always started with a stretch and a wagging tail. Even to his final day, his tail wagged. I think we could all learn a lesson from Pneumo, when you feel like the world is on your chest and you canít breathe, wag your tail, try to stay positive, and somehow someone will leave a sandwich on the table and turn their back - or in other words: something good will come your way. He always made the best of what he had. For that I am so grateful. I had the ability to witness this lesson everyday.

To bid him farewell, there is a song - similar to the blessing - called the Irish Blessing Prayer by Bob Fabing I sang him the refrain on his final day a lot as we sat in the sun, then as he fell asleep and as we had a chance to say good bye.

ďMay the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always with you. May the sunshine warm you always. ĎTill we meet again.

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 06:07 AM

:tomato: I am so sorry for your loss. You did the very best you could and gave him a more enjoyable life. For some reason I can actually imagine there will be plenty of sandwiches left on the counters by those waiting at the bridge with him.

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 06:48 AM

Pneumo, for which you were named, may you now bark with clarity, run free without gasping, and wait for Meg with vibrant doggy youth.
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 06:50 AM

I'm real sad for your loss; somehow I'm feeling it too. But I'm real glad that he found you and lived the life of a loved dog to the end. Bless you and yours Meg.
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:01 AM

Meg: I have been reading all the messages on your dear Pneumo, and I have tried to add my thoughts - but somehow couldn't get through it - I am so glad that Dino and I did get to meet him (especially were able to witness his food "borrowing").

You gave him some wonderful and special time, you have to think of all the great times, and how you gave him the best he could have had.
Thinking of you all with sadness!!!
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:21 AM

Very sorry for your loss :dance_for_joy: you did everything you could and gave him good times for sure
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 10:57 AM

I am sorry for your loss
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 11:43 AM

I am so sorry for your loss...run free little Pneumo. :dance_for_joy:
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 02:04 PM

We are so sorry for your loss.
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Posted 16 July 2009 - 03:20 PM

I am so sorry for your loss... but it sounds like you made his last days special, and at least now he is no longer in pain.
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:08 PM

Bless you for taking him in and making his last days his best days. He was loved....
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Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:55 PM

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 07:30 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.
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Posted 18 July 2009 - 08:26 AM

I'm so sorry.

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