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And now she's gone..like a dream that fades into dawn


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#26 OFFLINE   blueviolet

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 01:15 PM

awww. I am so sorry. very sad.

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#27 OFFLINE   Lori

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 01:39 PM

I can't stop crying sosad.gif We become such a family here...That things that happen with our friends we feel in our hearts too. I can't think of any other way I would want my boys to go....Lying next to me where they belong instead of a cold strange place.... We here in Colorado send our love.

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 03:56 PM

Maureen, I am so sorry for your loss. I just now saw your post. If it gives you any comfort, Vegas passed away where she was the happiest (snuggling next to you & the other dogs). She will be forever in your heart & waiting for you on the other side. My thoughts are with you & your family. Bless you for giving sweet little Vegas the life she deserved. Rose.gif Rose.gif
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 05:21 PM

Oh..Im so sorry, Maureen. The first thing I thought was how lucky was Vegas that she passed in the comfort of the home she loved, around the one that loved her the most. I was telling a friend today, who lost her Lab 2 weeks ago, that after Star passed, I could still hear the tapping of her little toes on the tile, hear the jingle of her collar, and catch a glimpse of her in the corner of my eye....for weeks. I believe she is still with me and I know Vegas is healthy, happy and young again, still watching over you. Attached File  igbridge.gif   2.78KB   0 downloads
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:11 PM

sosad.gif I am so sorry to hear this. I can't imagine a happier place for a dog to end her days than snuggled up right by the people who loved her the most. Animals are amazingly in tune and sensitive to us... I am sure she knew that she wanted to end her time and spend it with you.

Run free, sweet Vegas: beautiful, healthy and whole once more.
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 08:53 PM

So sorry for your loss. Run free sweet Vegas, run free!
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 11:42 AM

I'm very sorry for your loss.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 11:48 AM

Sorry I am just seeing this now ... I am sorry this happened and my thoughts are with you. Glad that she went in her sleep snuggled next to you.
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 12:39 PM

Maureen,
I am so sorry for your loss.
Vegas was a very lucky girl to have been given such a wonderful home full of love for her last days.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 02:45 PM

You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your sweet girl. How very special that she left for the Bridge from the comfort of her loving home.

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 03:10 PM

Maureen, so sorry to hear about Vegas. Hope your doing ok

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 06:01 PM

Thank you, everyone for your heartfelt and loving replies. I know she was older. I know she was sick. I know it was a blessing that she passed so quickly. But....I was so not prepared. She was such a love. My heart really hurts and I know...that is grief....and so on. I still hear her little chirps. I still feel for her to snuggle up to me. I love that she loved me. I hope she loved me just a smidgen as much as I loved her. The other dogs here, my IGs, are still a little freaked out. I know they are looking for her, as I am. We will be okay. It just hurts so much. xoxoxoxoxo Hug your babies today!!!!
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 04:26 AM

Maureen, please know that we are here for you as you grieve for Vegas. I remember the weeks following the loss of my Tara and the feelings of loneliness and emptiness. I wouldn't wish those feelings on anyone. I so wish I could do something to comfort you, but I think the grief is necessary when you have loved so deeply. Vegas was a very fortunate IG to have been loved the way you loved her. I am thinking of you.
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 07:45 AM

Maureen, I am so sad reading this. tears are coming out and my heart is breaking for you. Please except my deepest sympathies.
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 03:30 PM

I'm so sorry to hear this sad news, it makes me cry and my heart hurt.
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Posted 20 March 2010 - 08:54 PM

Whoa iam soooo sorry. crying and cant see keys. know yall in our thoughts.
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Posted 21 March 2010 - 08:16 AM

Thinking of you Maureen and sending {{hugs}} Rose.gif I am sure its been a hard week for you and the rest of your babies.
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Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:43 PM

Vegas was a special girl. I remember years ago when she came into rescue. Her sad story and one eye. She found many people who loved her and painted pictures of her. She became a legend. I'm so sad to hear she has left us. Vegas you were loved by all here. Sleep peacefully dear girl. You won't be forgotten, but will be missed a lot.

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 03:35 PM

Thanks again, everyone. It brings peace to my heart, knowing that so many people loved her. I still am forgetting and making a food dish for her. I am still waking up, expecting to hear her little chirp. I still can't believe she is gone. She was such a strong little dog....strong in character. Thank you for helping me through this xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 05:51 PM

Aww, I am so sorry for your Loss, Maureen!! Big hugs from the snow bunnies!!
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 07:15 PM

I am so sorry to read of this. But, so glad she had your love and affection, and belonged to her own special iggy pack. Run free, sweet Vegas.
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 07:47 PM

Hugs to you Maureen from me and my iggy family. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of beautiful Vegas, she sounded like a wonderful dog and companion. She will live on forever in your heart and the memories that you have of her. You are a very kind person for letting her pass on her own terms...it was her time, and I'm sure she felt very loved and at peace. I am thinking of you during this difficult time...hang in there, we're all here for you!
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Posted 29 March 2010 - 09:11 PM

Maureen,
I haven't been on the internet in about 3 weeks I think it has been. I have been pretty busy and then went on vacation last week. You need to know that I have been thinking about Vegas the last week and my aunt had asked me how she was doing. She is the one that found the stockings for the secet santa. I told everyone in my family that Vegas had been sick. Everyone has been asking me about her. I actually sat down to make time today to go online just to see how Vegas was doing. I read the update on Vegas thread and then was forwarded to this thread.
I am so sorry and I really was praying for her the last few weeks. I told you before when I seen her on the video she just stole my heart. My stomach is turning just thinking about how you are feeling. I have tears in my eyes for you and the other dogs. I feel like I knew her even though I never met her. Words can't describe how I feel for you and the other dogs. I imagine Vegas is running around with all of the other iggies up in rainbow bridge. My heart is filled with sorrow. I send all of my love in this difficult time.
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Posted 13 April 2010 - 06:57 PM

you have placed her in a vision of a land that she is whole again
and forever young. im sad for you and her playmates but will have
you in my thoughts and light a candle for yall.

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 10:48 AM

Marueen--I just logged in after months away and saw this. Kathy and I are so sorry for your loss. She was a special little lady, and you gave her a life she probably never would have had these past few years.

I'm sure Bullet was there to greet her when she crossed over.

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