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    {{{{HUGS}}}}
    Play hard Annie

    love,
    Sharlene and Molly Muffin
    Sharlene and the late great diva - Molly muffin (always missed and never forgotten)

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    May you be happy now.
    Hugs Sonja and Angel Apollo

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    Sweet Annie. I feel like I knew her since she is spoken of so often. Time heals, but memories live on in our hearts.

    Happy Holidays, Kim.

    Hugs,

    Ro and Chey

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    I can't think of a better place to wish you a very merry christmas.
    Thanks for everything that you do to help others here on the forum!

    HUGS,
    Sharlene and Molly Muffin
    Sharlene and the late great diva - Molly muffin (always missed and never forgotten)

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    Merry Christmas Kim, thank you so much for all the help, advice and moral support, with all your knowledge you are such an asset to this group. Hope you have a lovely day
    Trish and Flynn xx
    Stop worrying about what can go wrong and start getting excited about what can go right!

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    Dear Kim, I also want to thank you for all the kindness and support you have shown Jasper and I, not to mention all the help and direction you have provided. And I don't want to forget the hand holding either!

    I have been meaning to read both Annie's and Haley's threads and plan to take some time to do that over the next few days. Hugs to you on this first Christmas without your baby, I know it is tough. I hope you are having a peaceful holiday. Merry Christmas my Nebraska friend.

    Love and hugs,

    Tina, Jasper and Shelby

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    Many hugs and much love, dear lady.
    "May you know that absence is full of tender presence and that nothing is ever lost or forgotten." John O'Donahue, "Eternal Echoes"

    Death is not a changing of worlds as most imagine, as much as the walls of this world infinitely expanding.

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    Hugs and shared smiles and tears, Kim.
    love,
    addy, zoe and koko


    My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet. ~Edith Wharton

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    Dear Annie,

    Wow, a year has passed since you passed. I never wrote a tribute to your life as the pain was just too much & I was just plain tired from the hard fight we had. Let me tell you this my feisty one – it was worth every bit of stress, pain and all the tears shed.

    I’m not sure I can do your life justice as you were one special girl. You came into my life at the age of one. My mom discovered you were in need of a loving home. It wasn’t your fault - your first mom was terminally ill and her son was supposed to take care of you but instead he ignored you and treated you badly.

    That first night you ran into the house, hopped over the back of a high-back chair, ran over to the sofa and did laps on top of it! I thought I had adopted a deer. You had never seen a treat or a bone and when I went to feed you – you were so skinny – you ate like you were starved. I spoke to you but you did not even look up. You didn’t know words because you were never spoken to. You lived in a kennel. You weren’t let out so you went potty in it as well. I vowed to make your life special. No more beatings, starvation or kennels for my Annie.

    I know you wanted to be the alpha dog but Haley was 3 and used to ruling the roost. And so you tried to be Beta dog but on so many occasions your Alpha shined through. You ruled the roost in your own way. I know you raced Haley to the door every time we walked – pushing her out of the way so you could be the first inside. You were Mrs. Krabitz of the block, always looking out the windows to see what was going on in the neighborhood. God forbid a UPS truck pull up. You barked like you hated anyone in brown with the core of your being. You recognized their truck from blocks away. You even had a unique bark for them. What happened between you and UPS as a puppy?

    You were so feisty and fun – always the life of the party. What I remember most is your huge smile and happy eyes. When you were really happy your big ole tongue would hang out and tail would move a mile a minute.

    You ornery thing you - remember how you used to lead the way and show Haley how to break out of the back yard just so you could hang out with the construction crew down the street and beg for people food? You got away with that for years because no one told us. And remember how you used to chase Haley making her fall into the swimming pool? That is why we had to have doggy swimming lessons. We placed a ceramic angel by the stairs so you and Haley knew to swim to the angel so you could get out without breaking your legs!

    Oh and the look on your face when we said we were going to walk to the marina. Friday nights with Greg, Wes and the gang at the marina were good times. Treats, fresh air, and palm fronds to urinate on. Oh life was grand. I miss those days Annie baby.

    You were easily excitable yet laid back. How is that possible? I think it was your zest for life after a year of abuse. You took joy in the little thing like chasing squirrels and rabbits – gathering every single toy out of your toy box and putting them into the middle of the room before taking a nap smack dab in the middle of them.

    You never met a throw rug you didn’t muss up. You always had to be on top – if there was a pile of anything you had to lay on top of it. If there was a chair with a back on it you had to sit on the top of it and not the seat.

    Annie when I first got you I thought that I had rescued you. I was dead wrong. No baby girl - without a doubt you rescued me by giving me a life filled with love. Not a day went by that you didn’t go “ape” when I came home – it was as if you hadn’t seen me in a year. I know you worried I’d leave you like your first mom but you know I would never do that.

    When Haley got Cushing’s you sat patiently as I nursed her as if somehow you knew. I felt so badly that you got sick when Haley passed because that was supposed to be your special time. Instead you lost weight and struggled to eat as you fought the pheo tumor. All those days with our loving Doctor Ann who treated you with acupuncture. The refrigerator lined with foods you could not eat for weeks on end when I knew you were hungry. Yet you fought on my hero. Oh and what a warrior you were. You never cried or whined. You lived each and every day to the fullest. You taught me so much in this regard. You lived for my love just as I did yours.

    Our last two years together were tough but I take solace in the fact that you chose to fight so hard so that the two of us could spend more time together. I cherish every single minute of it my angel. I know without a doubt that you know you were not only loved but adored.

    It’s lonely down here without you. Please know that I think of you every day and still sleep with your little pillow pet. I hope you hear me tell you I love you each night as I go to bed. I hope that everything they say about heaven and the bridge are true and that you are up there with our Haley having a blast, pigging out on food and romping around like a puppy.

    In closing I just want to thank you for being such a great companion and friend. I love you dear sweet Annie.

    Hugs and kisses,
    Mom

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    Thanks you for sharing such a wonderful story Kim, She was a very happy and wonderful friend.

    (((HUGS)))
    John (Roxee & Rozee's Dad)

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