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Jean,

Very sorry to hear of your losses, it's a very tough period when a pet goes to the Bridge. Time almost heals the loss.

Floyd (BB)
 

mtrocket

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Messages
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Billings, Montana
My XLR/V(s)
2007 Red Jewel XLR
I'm still crying!!!:bawling::bawling: Very sorry to hear about your loss, Jean. I also know how hard it is to lose one of your special friends
 

mtrocket

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Billings, Montana
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2007 Red Jewel XLR
I'm still crying!!!:bawling::bawling: Very sorry to hear about your loss, Jean. I also know how hard it is to lose one of your special friends :grouphug:
 

Cadillac Tech

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Messages
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Location
Cicero,Indiana
Wonderful story

A GREAT DOG STORY -- zzzz zz zz
get-attachment.aspx


Anyone who has pets will really like this.

You'll like it even if you don't and you may
even decide you need one!

Mary and her husband, Jim, had a dog
named 'Lucky.' Lucky was a real character.
Whenever Mary and Jim had company come
for a weekend visit they would warn their
friends to not leave their luggage open
because Lucky would help himself to
whatever struck his fancy.

Inevitably, someone would forget and
something would come up missing.

Mary or Jim would go to Lucky's toy box in
the basement and there the treasure would
be, amid all of Lucky's other favorite toys.

Lucky always stashed his finds in his toy
box and he was very particular that his toys
stay in the box.

It happened that Mary found out she had
breast cancer. Something told her she was
going to die of this disease.... in fact, she
was just sure it was fatal. She scheduled
the double mastectomy, fear riding her
shoulders.

The night before she was to go to the
hospital she cuddled with Lucky. A thought
struck her... what would happen to Lucky?

Although the three-year-old dog liked Jim,
he was Mary's dog through and through. If I
die, Lucky will be abandoned, Mary thought.
He won't understand that I didn't want to
leave him. The thought made her sadder
than thinking of her own death.

The double mastectomy was harder on Mary
than her doctors had anticipated and Mary
was hospitalized for over two weeks.

Jim took Lucky for his evening walk
faithfully, but the little dog just drooped,
whining and miserable.

Finally the day came for Mary to leave the
hospital. When she arrived home, Mary was
so exhausted she couldn't even make it up
the steps to her bedroom. Jim made his wife
comfortable on the couch and left her to nap.

Lucky stood watching Mary but he didn't
come to her when she called. It made Mary
sad but sleep soon overcame her and she
dozed.When Mary woke for a second she
couldn't understand what was wrong. She
couldn't move her head and her body felt
heavy and hot. But panic soon gave way to
laughter when Mary realized the problem.

She was covered, literally blanketed, with
every treasure Lucky owned! While she had
slept, the sorrowing dog had made trip after
trip to the basement bringing his beloved
mistress all his favorite things in life. He had
covered her with his love.

Mary forgot about dying. Instead she and
Lucky began living again, walking further
and further together every day.

It's been 12 years now and Mary is still
cancer-free.

Lucky?

He still steals treasures and stashes them
in his toy box, but Mary remains his greatest
treasure.

Remember... live every day to the fullest.

And never forget... the people who make a
difference in our lives are not the ones with
the most credentials, the most money, or the
most awards. They are the ones who care for us.
 

standby-V

Seasoned Member
Joined
Oct 16, 2008
Messages
1,114
Location
Mesquite, NV
My XLR/V(s)
2004 Lt. Platinum & 2006 Lt. Platinum XLR-V
Well between Bruce and D and everyone else I think this move has brought out the best in all of us and I thank you Jerry for banning me from your small little world being run by a dictator.
We are put on this earth to take care of these small wonderful pets and If anyone gets the award it's Jean for the love she has for animals and will spare no $$$$$$$$$$$$$'s to make them comfortable if only for a short time.....
Check out this youtube video. Its one of the most amazing things I have ever seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiGKWoJi5qM

if the link doesn't work just search youtube for "lion reunited"

If you have not seen this video you are really missing something special.
 

Little Woman

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Joined
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Messages
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Location
Bourbonnais, IL
My XLR/V(s)
Cubby's, RIII Attendee, Midwest Marauder Alcohol Czar
A GREAT DOG STORY -- zzzz zz zz
get-attachment.aspx


Anyone who has pets will really like this.

You'll like it even if you don't and you may
even decide you need one!

Mary and her husband, Jim, had a dog
named 'Lucky.' Lucky was a real character.
Whenever Mary and Jim had company come
for a weekend visit they would warn their
friends to not leave their luggage open
because Lucky would help himself to
whatever struck his fancy.

Inevitably, someone would forget and
something would come up missing.

Mary or Jim would go to Lucky's toy box in
the basement and there the treasure would
be, amid all of Lucky's other favorite toys.

Lucky always stashed his finds in his toy
box and he was very particular that his toys
stay in the box.

It happened that Mary found out she had
breast cancer. Something told her she was
going to die of this disease.... in fact, she
was just sure it was fatal. She scheduled
the double mastectomy, fear riding her
shoulders.

The night before she was to go to the
hospital she cuddled with Lucky. A thought
struck her... what would happen to Lucky?

Although the three-year-old dog liked Jim,
he was Mary's dog through and through. If I
die, Lucky will be abandoned, Mary thought.
He won't understand that I didn't want to
leave him. The thought made her sadder
than thinking of her own death.

The double mastectomy was harder on Mary
than her doctors had anticipated and Mary
was hospitalized for over two weeks.

Jim took Lucky for his evening walk
faithfully, but the little dog just drooped,
whining and miserable.

Finally the day came for Mary to leave the
hospital. When she arrived home, Mary was
so exhausted she couldn't even make it up
the steps to her bedroom. Jim made his wife
comfortable on the couch and left her to nap.

Lucky stood watching Mary but he didn't
come to her when she called. It made Mary
sad but sleep soon overcame her and she
dozed.When Mary woke for a second she
couldn't understand what was wrong. She
couldn't move her head and her body felt
heavy and hot. But panic soon gave way to
laughter when Mary realized the problem.

She was covered, literally blanketed, with
every treasure Lucky owned! While she had
slept, the sorrowing dog had made trip after
trip to the basement bringing his beloved
mistress all his favorite things in life. He had
covered her with his love.

Mary forgot about dying. Instead she and
Lucky began living again, walking further
and further together every day.

It's been 12 years now and Mary is still
cancer-free.

Lucky?

He still steals treasures and stashes them
in his toy box, but Mary remains his greatest
treasure.

Remember... live every day to the fullest.

And never forget... the people who make a
difference in our lives are not the ones with
the most credentials, the most money, or the
most awards. They are the ones who care for us.


Beautiful Bruce. :bawling:
 

Little Woman

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Messages
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Location
Bourbonnais, IL
My XLR/V(s)
Cubby's, RIII Attendee, Midwest Marauder Alcohol Czar

mtrocket

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Joined
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Messages
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Location
Billings, Montana
My XLR/V(s)
2007 Red Jewel XLR
Check out this youtube video. Its one of the most amazing things I have ever seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiGKWoJi5qM

if the link doesn't work just search youtube for "lion reunited"

If you have not seen this video you are really missing something special.


Pretty special video... makes you think of what it will be like when we meet our friends at the rainbow bridge. I'm tearing up just thinking about the pets I have lost...:(:(:(
 

Luparello

Active Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2008
Messages
41
Location
Apex NC
My XLR/V(s)
2005 XLR - Platinum with Ebony Interior
We have 5 cats and 1 dog. I'll post a couple of pictures and then try later to post another couple.

Calico Cat - Wooslie (15) - my DH's fave - he picked her out and named her at 3 days
Gray/White tuxedo kitten - Datner (5 months) - from a friend's litter
Solid Gray cat - Oxford (14) - born in GA and came home from the Oxford family reunion
Black Cat - Holly (8) - rescued by my stepson and DIL on Holly Springs Rd - we were going to look for a home for her :chuckle
Dog - Sydney (10) - our granddog that we have permanent custody of - kids were determined to get a puppy before they got married when living in a brand new 3rd floor apartment - that didn't work so she's ours.

My husband's other "pet" - our 73 Plymouth Duster drag car. We LOVE drag racing. :crazy: I fully plan to make a pass in my XLR the next time we go to the track.

Diane
 

LinSue

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Joined
Oct 17, 2008
Messages
63
Location
Wilmington, IL
My XLR/V(s)
2005 Blue Steel XLR, 2012 Camaro convertible, 2008 Blue Diamond DTS
I'm "trying" to stay away from this place so I get "it" together to get to FL.....but this Pet Thread is just drawing me back in. Luparello, I love how Datner has his paw on Wooslie, is he just trying to be buddies? That's the hard thing about going south in the winter, just can't have the pets I'd like to have. And whenever I read "The Rainbow Bridge" I just lose it. I'll have so many waiting for me....
Linda
 

standby-V

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Joined
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Messages
1,114
Location
Mesquite, NV
My XLR/V(s)
2004 Lt. Platinum & 2006 Lt. Platinum XLR-V
Bruce, I think that one goes along with Rainbow Bridge. That's true love giving up your toys, Don't know if I could.............yea I would.
We have 5 cats and 1 dog. I'll post a couple of pictures and then try later to post another couple.

Calico Cat - Wooslie (15) - my DH's fave - he picked her out and named her at 3 days
Gray/White tuxedo kitten - Datner (5 months) - from a friend's litter
Solid Gray cat - Oxford (14) - born in GA and came home from the Oxford family reunion
Black Cat - Holly (8) - rescued by my stepson and DIL on Holly Springs Rd - we were going to look for a home for her :chuckle
Dog - Sydney (10) - our granddog that we have permanent custody of - kids were determined to get a puppy before they got married when living in a brand new 3rd floor apartment - that didn't work so she's ours.

My husband's other "pet" - our 73 Plymouth Duster drag car. We LOVE drag racing. :crazy: I fully plan to make a pass in my XLR the next time we go to the track.

Diane
 

Little Woman

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Joined
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Messages
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Location
Bourbonnais, IL
My XLR/V(s)
Cubby's, RIII Attendee, Midwest Marauder Alcohol Czar
I'm "trying" to stay away from this place so I get "it" together to get to FL.....but this Pet Thread is just drawing me back in. Luparello, I love how Datner has his paw on Wooslie, is he just trying to be buddies? That's the hard thing about going south in the winter, just can't have the pets I'd like to have. And whenever I read "The Rainbow Bridge" I just lose it. I'll have so many waiting for me....
Linda
I know what your talking about Linsue. I can't help but be on here. Kevin keeps threatening to find someone else to do my job, I work for Kevin and his brother. OOPs I think I highjacked this thread. :laugh::laugh:
 

mtrocket

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Messages
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Location
Billings, Montana
My XLR/V(s)
2007 Red Jewel XLR
For pet lovers

Received this today via email... thought it was very thought provoking...

Anyone who has pets will really like this. You'll like it even if you don't and you may even decide you need one!

Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named 'Lucky.' Lucky was a real character. Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit they would warn their friends to not leave their luggage open because Lucky would help himself to whatever struck his fancy.

Inevitably, someone would forget and something would come up missing. Mary or Jim would go to Lucky's toy box in the basement and there the treasure would be, amid all of Lucky's other favorite toys. Lucky always stashed his finds in his toy box and he was very particular that his toys stay in the box.

It happened that Mary found out she had breast cancer. Something told her she was going to die of this disease . . . in fact, she was just sure it was fatal.

She scheduled the double mastectomy, fear riding her shoulders. The night before she was to go to the hospital she cuddled with Lucky. A thought struck her . . . what would happen to Lucky? Although the three-year-old dog liked Jim, he was Mary's dog through and through. If I die, Lucky will be abandoned, Mary thought. He won't understand that I didn't want to leave him. The thought made her sadder than thinking of her own death.

The double mastectomy was harder on Mary than her doctors had anticipated and Mary was hospitalized for over two weeks. Jim took Lucky for his evening walk faithfully, but the little dog just drooped, whining and miserable.

Finally the day came for Mary to leave the hospital. When she arrived home, Mary was so exhausted she couldn't even make it up the steps to her bedroom. Jim made his wife comfortable on the couch and left her to nap. Lucky stood watching Mary but he didn't come to her when she called. It made Mary sad but sleep soon overcame her and she dozed.

When Mary woke for a second she couldn't understand what was wrong. She couldn't move her head and her body felt heavy and hot. But panic soon gave way to laughter when Mary realized the problem. She was covered, literally blanketed, with every treasure Lucky owned! While she had slept, the sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to the basement bringing his beloved mistress all his favorite things in life. He had covered her with his love.

Mary forgot about dying. Instead she and Lucky began living again, walking further and further together every day. It's been 12 years now and Mary is still cancer-free. Lucky? He still steals treasures and stashes them in his toy box but Mary remains his greatest treasure.

Remember . . . live every day to the fullest. Each minute is a blessing from God. And never forget . . . the people who make a difference in our lives are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care for us.

If you see someone without a smile today give them one of yours! Live simply. Love seriously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
 

Little Woman

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Joined
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Messages
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Location
Bourbonnais, IL
My XLR/V(s)
Cubby's, RIII Attendee, Midwest Marauder Alcohol Czar
Beautiful mtrocket.:bawling:Animals are very loving little creatures.
 
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mtrocket, thank you for this it was truly wonderful to read. Jean
 

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