Jump to content

Welcome to our forums!

Sign In or Register to gain full access to our forums. Registration is free, and you'll be able to have full access to our forum, chat, ads, galleries, classifieds, blogs, and all other features of our community.

Photo
- - - - -

Four years


  • Please log in to reply
21 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   alliesmom

alliesmom

    Guide Dog

  • Moderator
  • 9,519 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Providence, RI
  • Interests:My main interest is loving and caring for my 2 IG girls, Allie and Riley, as well as my cat, Sabrina. I adore all animals, but I have a passion for IGs. This passion began with my first IG, Tara, who is waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge. I love anything that involves IGs; spending time with Allie and Riley, attending East Coast IG Rescue events, SHOPPING for Allie's and Riley's wardrobes, and of course, communicating with other IG Whispers members. Aside from IGs, my interests include reading a variety of genres and being with friends and family, especially my 13 year old niece, Ella. Professionally, I am a reading specialist for first and second grades. Although I enjoy teaching, the best thing about my job is the long summer vacation, during which I am free to spend endless hours with Allie and Riley.
  • Name:Deb

Posted 13 July 2011 - 03:33 AM

My dear Tara has been gone for four years today. It was Friday, the 13th of July when I lost my precious girl. I cried myself to sleep last night missing her. I will wear my necklace with some of her ashes in it today. Give your IGs an extra kiss and snuggle today in memory of sweet Tara. If you don't know her story, you can read it here: http://www.igrescuei...og/Tara-Shayer/

Regards from Deb, Allie (6/1/07), and Riley (2/20/09)
Posted Image
Allie's webpage
Riley's webpage
Tara's webpage

#2 OFFLINE   Blueskydogs

Blueskydogs

    Pack Member

  • Premium Member
  • 576 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Louisville, KY
  • Name:Teresa

Posted 13 July 2011 - 05:56 AM

QUOTE (alliesmom @ Jul 13 2011, 03:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My dear Tara has been gone for four years today. It was Friday, the 13th of July when I lost my precious girl. I cried myself to sleep last night missing her. I will wear my necklace with some of her ashes in it today. Give your IGs an extra kiss and snuggle today in memory of sweet Tara. If you don't know her story, you can read it here: http://www.igrescuei...og/Tara-Shayer/


Oh Deb, my heart is with you today especially. I have previously read Tara's story and know how special she is. They leave holes in our hearts that never go away. What a lovely tribute to Tara that you have a necklace with her ashes laying over your heart.

When I saw your post, I teared up and went and kissed my guys Vinnie and Belle.

May Riley and Allie and your IG Whispers family give your heart comfort today and always.

Teresa


#3 OFFLINE   BooBooKitty

BooBooKitty

    Guide Dog

  • Premium Member
  • 3,228 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Northern VA
  • Name:Fonda

Posted 13 July 2011 - 06:20 AM

I am so sorry Deb. I have been giving Boo lots of extra hugs and kisses lately....I will tell her that some are in honor of Tara.

user_587_e18.gifBoo Boo Kitty   2003 - 2014


#4 OFFLINE   codypup

codypup

    Pack Member

  • IGW Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 604 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:OC, CA
  • Name:Phyllis

Posted 13 July 2011 - 08:08 AM

Deb,

Sending our love to you....

Hope to see you soon.
Sandy and Phyllis
proud parents of Cody
Irvine, CA

#5 OFFLINE   shadedmoonigs

shadedmoonigs

    Guide Dog

  • IGW Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,560 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:UK
  • Name:Niki

Posted 13 July 2011 - 09:46 AM

(((hugs))) to you from across the pond Deb - so sorry - try to remember the good times too feelbetter.gif
Posted ImageRiyadhPosted ImageAspenPosted ImageCairoPosted ImageCubaPosted ImageNasirPosted ImageSaudiPosted ImageCaliph


Please visit my website and shop
www.shadedmoonitaliangreyhounds.co.uk

www.etsy.com/shop/shadedmoon
Posted Image


'We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: amidst all the forms of life that surround us not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us.' - Maurice Maeterlinck

#6 OFFLINE   jeanmc

jeanmc

    Big Dog

  • IGW Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 252 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Dedham, Ma.
  • Name:Jean

Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:15 AM

Deb,
Thinking of you and Tara today.
I too have a necklace with Katie's ashes in it and I have to tell you a story that I can almost laugh about now.
My first week wearing my necklace I was with my youngest who is in the 4H and we had just finished mucking out the male goats pen. Kathleen saw that the heart was gone from the chain, it had unscrewed-crying between thinking it was gone or having to search through the manure pile and thinking Katie is still causing trouble after she is gone! We ran back in the pen, I happened to look down and there it was at the bottom of the water bucket. Thank goodness for some reason the ashes were still inside. Katie,Katie always a brat.

#7 OFFLINE   iggielover

iggielover

    Guide Dog

  • Validating Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,289 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Canonsburg,PA
  • Interests:Spending time with my IG daughter Gracie and when she will let me reading anything from Lynn Kurland and Melissa Mayhue. Camping & walking with Miss Grace. Playing SIMS, Nintendo DS games and connecting with other IG friends on FB, IGW and at Playdates. Going to Renaissance Fairs. Cooking and baking.
  • Name:Gerri

Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:39 PM

Deb, as soon as I saw your post my eyes started to tear up. I had read Tara's story before and remember it well. I will be thinking of you today and sending you ((hugs)) Gracie is getting extra hugs and Kisses in memorie of Tara today. Hug Allie and Riley extra long today!

Gerri & Izzabellauser_371_e916.gifCanonsburg, PA 

 d025d10d-ca40-43b9-aad9-dd76acda36e4_zps

Izzie - 9/17/2012; Izzabella  Koklich
Gracie - 5/20/2004 - 12/30/2013, Grace Kellie Koklich  beatingheart.gif 


#8 OFFLINE   my3igs

my3igs

    Pack Member

  • Premium Member
  • 612 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Texas
  • Interests:Kindness in words create confidence, kindness in thinking creates profoundness, kindness in giving creates love.
  • Name:Evea

Posted 13 July 2011 - 02:36 PM

Will give extra lovin to Amity (aka Spud) and SidaLee. Which they have really been soaking up lately. So sorry Deb. hug.gif I'm sure Sophie has met her, and Sophie was quite the social bug.

Edited by my3igs, 13 July 2011 - 03:23 PM.

ur.com/1iBBJr6.jpg?1Posted Image

#9 OFFLINE   tinyfeetzfl

tinyfeetzfl

    Guide Dog

  • Premium Member
  • 2,068 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Largo, FL
  • Name:Renee

Posted 13 July 2011 - 03:13 PM

Oh Deb.. I cant believe another year has passed. Tara was a beauty - I am sure the angels in heaven are giving her a special birthday in heaven.
I am a firm believer that these little ones are special presents from heaven, sent down by the heavenly hosts above.
Hugs to you Deb - and I will give Gili a special hug and kiss in memory of your sweet sweet Tara. May she have lots of angel laps to always snuggle in Rose.gif
Renee

Renee
Posted ImageIG Gili 10.25.06 (aka Tweety-Lou)

Posted Image

"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

#10 OFFLINE   Kim

Kim

    Guide Dog

  • Validating Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,333 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Fort Myers, FL
  • Interests:Spending time with my Iggies and kitty. Reading good books. Staying fit and finding new healthy recipes.
  • Name:Kim

Posted 13 July 2011 - 03:51 PM

Thinking of you today. Your Tara was beautiful! I'm sure Riley and Allie are staying pretty close to you today.

#11 OFFLINE   Gwen

Gwen

    Guide Dog

  • Premium Member
  • 2,314 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Healdsburg, Ca.
  • Interests:Art, reading, animals. Especially my dear doggies.
  • Name:Gwen

Posted 13 July 2011 - 05:35 PM

Deb, I am thinking of you and Tara today. So hard to believe another year has passed...
Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image Boo Boo, Pixel and Georgie

#12 IGW Guest: "Angela64"

IGW Guest: "Angela64"
  • Guests

Posted 13 July 2011 - 09:49 PM



Deb, my heart and mind goes to you and Tara today.They always took a part of our soul with them....



#13 OFFLINE   alliesmom

alliesmom

    Guide Dog

  • Moderator
  • 9,519 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Providence, RI
  • Interests:My main interest is loving and caring for my 2 IG girls, Allie and Riley, as well as my cat, Sabrina. I adore all animals, but I have a passion for IGs. This passion began with my first IG, Tara, who is waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge. I love anything that involves IGs; spending time with Allie and Riley, attending East Coast IG Rescue events, SHOPPING for Allie's and Riley's wardrobes, and of course, communicating with other IG Whispers members. Aside from IGs, my interests include reading a variety of genres and being with friends and family, especially my 13 year old niece, Ella. Professionally, I am a reading specialist for first and second grades. Although I enjoy teaching, the best thing about my job is the long summer vacation, during which I am free to spend endless hours with Allie and Riley.
  • Name:Deb

Posted 14 July 2011 - 03:11 AM

Thanks for all of your thoughts, everyone. It really does help to know that you all understand the heartache that this anniversary brings. I have so many happy memories of Tara, but on this anniversary, I always have a hard time getting past that tragic day when she was lost. I can't believe that four years have gone by. I have been without Tara for longer than she was actually with me, as she only lived with me for three years. I can't wait to see her again at the Bridge.
Regards from Deb, Allie (6/1/07), and Riley (2/20/09)
Posted Image
Allie's webpage
Riley's webpage
Tara's webpage

#14 IGW Guest: "Angela64"

IGW Guest: "Angela64"
  • Guests

Posted 14 July 2011 - 05:28 AM

QUOTE (alliesmom @ Jul 14 2011, 06:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for all of your thoughts, everyone. It really does help to know that you all understand the heartache that this anniversary brings. I have so many happy memories of Tara, but on this anniversary, I always have a hard time getting past that tragic day when she was lost. I can't believe that four years have gone by. I have been without Tara for longer than she was actually with me, as she only lived with me for three years. I can't wait to see her again at the Bridge.



Deb, I sure do understand how you felt.....

My Mini Schnauzer died 3 years back (Kiki was with me for 8 yrs) and I still remembered, I cried for 3 months - I felt like the whole world had collapsed on me. Everyday, I will buy flowers to her grave behind my apartment. She had left many memories in my mind, and I tried very hard not to see her photo, then I wont felt so sad....




Edited by Angela64, 14 July 2011 - 05:30 AM.


#15 OFFLINE   About Time IGs

About Time IGs

    IGW Admin

  • Administrator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,006 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:New Mexico, USA
  • Interests:IGs, Horses, Photography, Website & Graphic Design, and having fun!
  • Name:Laura

Posted 14 July 2011 - 02:34 PM

Deb,
I share this post sometimes with those who have just recently lost a dog, and though I know that is not the case with you, it is still hard even years later. I thought you might appreciate this:


I've lost a friend I didn't know,
The message came today,
Propelled through wires
at speed of light,
From near or far away.

A noble friend, of ancient blood,
A tiny mighty guard,
A loving comfort, hero, friend,
A loss that would hit us hard.

Computer networks span the globe
And contact now is found
With folks that we may never see
But feel with touch profound.

The dots of light on screen of glass
Shape words of joy or pain,
We teach and learn and share our lives
And blessings deep we gain.

So now I sit with sniffling nose,
A tear runs down my face,
I share a loss and try to find
Pure words of peace and grace.

A dog has died, but more than that,
A precious life has passed.
We take them in, they bless our lives,
Then leave us much too fast.

God grant us peace and mem'ries long,
Our short-lived friends to keep,
In stories, images, and thoughts,
To calm us as we weep.

Now, lightning's brother, speed my words,
Through fibers, disks, and such.
May cold computer magic turn
To caring, human touch.

Rest in peace,
Sweet, gentle, brave Tara.

~Laura
I used to have a life, but my dogs ate it!

Posted Image
Hope's Blog ~ www.HopeAnn.com
Just A Little Faith ~ www.JustALittleFaith.com
About Time Italian Greyhounds ~ www.AboutTimeIGs.com
About Time Web Design ~ www.AboutTimeWebDesign.com

"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." T.S. Elliot, Poet

#16 OFFLINE   Linda

Linda

    IGW Admin

  • IGW Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 12,586 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wellington, Florida
  • Interests:My interests involve Anything and Everything IG. I have been making my own raw diet since 2006 and now am a big fan of dehydrating...now making all my dogs treats as well. I also love sewing and enjoy making reversible harness vests.

    https://www.facebook.com/ReversibleHarnessVestsByLinda

    http://www.igwhispers.com/forum/index.php?showforum=53
  • Name:Linda

Posted 14 July 2011 - 04:00 PM

(((hugs))) to you, Deb....Yesterday, 07/13, was 6 years since my Star passed away....we never forget, do we..
Linda
IGCA Rescue Volunteer

Star
11/23/90-7/13/05

Posted Image
"One of the unspoken truths of American life is how deeply people grieve over animals who live and die
with them, how real the emptiness is, how profound is the silence these creatures leave in their wake."
From Dog Years by Mark Doty
Posted Image
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then I want to go where they went.-Josh Billings

My Story, and why I love it here****Facebook****YouTube****ReversibleHarnessVestsByLinda

#17 OFFLINE   TinyTaf

TinyTaf

    Guide Dog

  • Moderator
  • 6,007 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Arizona
  • Name:Karen

Posted 14 July 2011 - 04:27 PM

Deb, I am so sorry that I am just now seeing this. Sweet Tara will always be in your heart. Just think, she will be the 1st one to greet you at the bridge some day. I truly believe that our departed, beloved companions are waiting for us. It is a peaceful feeling. BIG HUGS to you. xoxoxo

Linda, thinking of you & your beautiful girl Star.

Posted Image

#18 OFFLINE   Sarah

Sarah

    Veteran Dog

  • IGW Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,019 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Georgia
  • Name:Sarah

Posted 14 July 2011 - 06:57 PM

Hugs to you Deb. Sometimes the life cut far to short can sting as much or more as losing one who's life is more complete. You can't help but think of all the time and memories you didn't get to share. Prayers for peace and comfort go out to you from Georgia tonight feelbetter.gif
Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePearl, Opal, Ruby, and Quinn


Posted Image

#19 OFFLINE   ois7020

ois7020

    Guide Dog

  • Premium Member
  • 1,544 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Japan
  • Interests:taking photo and video,making Okara's clothes
  • Name:Nana

Posted 15 July 2011 - 12:25 AM

Oh Deb... I feel for you. The picture of Tara is so beautiful and I believe you are on her heart as much as she is in your heart. And she is on OUR heart,too. Thanks for sharing her beautiful picture.

#20 OFFLINE   alliesmom

alliesmom

    Guide Dog

  • Moderator
  • 9,519 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Providence, RI
  • Interests:My main interest is loving and caring for my 2 IG girls, Allie and Riley, as well as my cat, Sabrina. I adore all animals, but I have a passion for IGs. This passion began with my first IG, Tara, who is waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge. I love anything that involves IGs; spending time with Allie and Riley, attending East Coast IG Rescue events, SHOPPING for Allie's and Riley's wardrobes, and of course, communicating with other IG Whispers members. Aside from IGs, my interests include reading a variety of genres and being with friends and family, especially my 13 year old niece, Ella. Professionally, I am a reading specialist for first and second grades. Although I enjoy teaching, the best thing about my job is the long summer vacation, during which I am free to spend endless hours with Allie and Riley.
  • Name:Deb

Posted 15 July 2011 - 03:23 AM

QUOTE (Sarah @ Jul 14 2011, 09:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hugs to you Deb. Sometimes the life cut far to short can sting as much or more as losing one who's life is more complete. You can't help but think of all the time and memories you didn't get to share. Prayers for peace and comfort go out to you from Georgia tonight feelbetter.gif

You really hit the nail on the head, Sarah. I can't help but think that Tara should still be here with me today. She'd only be 9.5 years old. She had so much love to give.
Regards from Deb, Allie (6/1/07), and Riley (2/20/09)
Posted Image
Allie's webpage
Riley's webpage
Tara's webpage

#21 OFFLINE   LoganMango

LoganMango

    Big Dog

  • IGW Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 347 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Tacoma, WA
  • Interests:Teaching, 5 IG rescues.
  • Name:Michelle

Posted 18 August 2011 - 07:10 PM

We always go on, but life is never the same. There is always a memory or an empty feeling letting you know that they are still there, missing you too.

#22 OFFLINE   Francus

Francus

    Big Dog

  • IGW Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 277 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Milford, CT
  • Name:Marcus

Posted 19 August 2011 - 04:25 AM

Deb, I am SO sorry for your loss. That pic of Tara that you posted made me tear up. She was beautiful.


"Francus"
Marcus, Frank and our Iggy Max!

Posted Image




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users