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Oh Clare, I'm so sorry - what a shock. I feel like I knew her from your videos and photos of the girls on their walks - she was truly special. 

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Thank you, everyone, for your very kind thoughts and comments. Please know that they are hugely, hugely appreciated.

I'm still struggling to process the fact that Pie has gone. I still cannot believe it, how can she be there and then suddenly not there? It's a cliche but I half expect to wake up and find it was all a dream. It doesn't seem possible.

Somehow it's the small things that knock me down, like a massive punch hitting me out of the fog, and leaving me on the floor. This morning, I got an email reminder of Meg's rehab vet appointment in three days time. These are automatic emails sent three days before each appointment, and, as I always booked consecutive appointments for Meg and Elsie, I would always get two emails, half an hour apart, reminding me of first Meg's appointment and then Elsie's. So today, for the first time, I just received the one email. And it floored me. The absence of that second email totally knocked me down. Pie's last rehab appointment was the day before she died. There will be no more email reminders for Elsie Pie. 

Meg, Mutt, aged around 9, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
My life as a MEG-A-STAR 


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Clare

Yes, it sure feels like a fog doesn’t it? Im sorry Clare, I know how this hurts! There is nothing that we can do or say to take away that pain. Im sorry, I wish there was!

All those little things add up to a whole bunch of Love!!! You wouldn’t feel this way if you didn’t love The Pie so much! She wants you to be happy again Mum, She’s staying close to you and Meg!

Keeping you in our thoughts. Take care of you and Meg, The Pie will do the rest! 💫 ❤️ 💫 

Petra, Stewie and his Pride Of Kittens 

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You described it so well.  As you always do with every emotion that has no words.

You have a lot of "firsts" yet  to go through.  Not that the seconds or thirds are much easier, but the "firsts" are  more  of  a shock because, as you say, it doesn't seem possible.  And those "firsts" remind us of what was, and what won't be again

The thi g is, ELSIE PIE always lives here with us!!!   There's not a person on the Planet who ever got to know The Pie as we did who could EVVVVVVVER  forget that one of a kind character!!

Do you have any pictures of the Pie during her Rehab?  Did she ever wear the doggles and get laser?.  Seems like she did, but I can't remember.  What was her attitude like at rhe Rehab?  Did she love it?  Was she more like...ho..hum...just a other way of getting  ore attention ?  Did she  think it was just a vunch of poopicon_pngand she, being The Pie, did not need it?way-cool

I DO hope you'll share that with us, but especially with her photos and any "commentary" The Pie would be discussing with you and Meg duriw her "therapy.

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Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Thank you, Petra and Sally ❤️❤️

As regards photos, well what do you know...

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She didn't actually wear glasses during the treatment, we just put them on her for fun.

Here she is during her laser treatment. She was extraordinarily obliging about any sort of treatment or physical handling - perhaps a legacy of the intensive treatment and physical care she received when she was a very young pup. I used to take a packet of chicken and feed it to her while she had her laser, and occasionally acupuncture too. The only issue we ever had was when she occasionally got a little over-excited about the chicken and couldn't sit still. She would also shout all the way from the roundabout where we turned off, up the lane and down the track, as she was so impatient to get there...

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She was also always up for her physio. Quick to learn what she needed to do and extremely obliging about doing it.... for a piece of chicken (or two...).

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She was just the sweetest little bubba ❤️

Meg, Mutt, aged around 9, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
My life as a MEG-A-STAR 


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I'm not sure which is worse not receiving the email or getting one after they have crossed over. Both suck! I had emails sent after one

of our kitties passed. It was upsetting.

I'm sorry Clare. I know the feeling, hard to believe they are gone and wish it were not so!

Remember Elsie is never gone but in a different form,  Has she sent you a sign yet? 

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Oh Clare I know how tough getting that reminder had to be.  I still smile every single time I see a picture of our Pie but now it's through tears every single time too.  Perhaps it's a good thing we're an ocean away from each other because if we were together our tears would probably flood the UK and raise the ocean level a good bit.  At least this way it'll stay even on both sides.  Sending you tons of love and hugs!  Kiss the "red head" for me too and tell her Auntie Linda loves her!

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Exactly Linda, it really is IMPOSSIBLE not to smile at any and every Pie picture, no matter what!

Honest to goodness though, I do think sometimes Clare just photoshops the same Pie head with the same Pie expression.....that shame enchanting Pie look...that same Pie gaze into the camera.....that same Pie ear position......in every photo.winkerwinker

Like everybody here, we can NEVER get enough stories and pictures about that one-of-a-kind  Elsie Pie!     NEVER!!!way-cool

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Holly, I can well imagine how upsetting it must have been to receive that email. I thought myself at the time how that would have been still worse. Apart from anything because then I would have had to phone and check that the appointment had been cancelled and all the rest. The rehab vet has been extremely kind. She sent flowers the day that Elsie died, which was such a lovely gesture, I thought. It will be hard to go and see her tomorrow with just Meg, but I'm looking forward to seeing her too because I know how she loved little Pie.

Linda, I wish you weren't an ocean away, but what you say makes sense. Flooding the UK would not be so good, and Pie was in no way a water dog. Meg would naturally love it. Your kiss has been delivered ❤️

Sally, it's funny you should say that, because I used to say the same thing to Else. She would get terribly indignant if I took a photo of Meg and not of her. She saw it as favouritism and would vocalise her dissatisfaction. I used to say to her 'But Pie, you always look the same! I've got 5000 photos of you exactly like that, do we really need another one? Why don't you do something different?' And of course she'd just look straight back at me and then I'd take a photo anyway, because why not, and then she'd get her thank you biscuit, which was what she was really after in the first place. And now of course I am so grateful for every single one of those photos.

Now hopefully this one will make all of you smile. It makes me smile with my whole heart.

Pie had a thing about being left behind. If she saw me heading towards the car, or even just getting out the bag I often take to London, she would go straight to the car and stand with her paws up resting on it, to make sure she wasn't left behind. Often I would just put her in even an hour before we left because it was the only way I could get her to settle and stop worrying she was going to be left. It was the same at the end of a walk, she was always first back to the car, and she'd stand with her paws up on it (Meg meanwhile would be quarter of a mile back down the path, lying down refusing to come).

So here she is in her classic pose. It also shows off the beautiful shape of her body. How I loved the shape of her little body.!

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Meg and I are in London for a couple of days, and when we left Norfolk to come, I found that I had to bring Pie's ashes with us. I just couldn't bear to leave them behind, even though I know, of course, that her spirit left them weeks ago, when she went on ahead of us. Pie couldn't have borne to be left behind, so she went on ahead, as she always did, and some day somehow Meg and I will join her.

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Meg, Mutt, aged around 9, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
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Ohhhhh yeah.......huge smile plastered across my face!  E V E R Y single photo of Pie is a smile maker!!    But to see one that shows off her voluptuouss womanly figure is a real treat!!   

And then you took our smiles it to another level  y sharing the discussions you have with Pie about changing her expression for her photos!!

And then the story about putting her in the car ahead of rime so she wouldn't have ro "worry"!

   Oh Clare, your love for Elsie Pie truly knows no bounds! 🙂  And your ability to continue to make us all smile and laugh  while your heaet breaks....well....I hope somehow as you recall these DELIGHTFUL memories and these knee-slapping hilarious conversations you have with Pie, you find a moment ro smile and laugh too.

Shhhhh....Ive also traveled with my Happy Hannah's ashes, as well as my other dogs, when they first crossed over.  Even slept with them by my  side  in the bed at first (in  their "container" of course!)!  Why the hell not!  They are still with us in many different forms

Inlove that Paula had a diamond made with  Nitro.  Others have done necklaces, etc.   Hmmmmm.....maybe you could find some piece of jewelry in the shape of a car thst would hold a little pi ch of her ash.   With your creative mind, you'll come up with something!! 

We love you dear Clare, and we are all soooo appreciative that you continue to share Elsie Pie with us!!  It means the world to is because we all love her sooooo much, and the Meg tooheartheartheart

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I think they are both awful really, hard getting an appt reminder or no reminder both hurt! I believe it was horrible on our Vets part and we do not go there anymore obviously! They sent a condolences card etc. but forget to cancel the appt reminders?  Not good in my heart book!

I love that you took Miss Pie with your and I agree with Sally get something made with a part off ashes anyway?  She will go with you every day the rest of your life no matter what, but it is nice to have something to hold or wear as a remembrance. You could hang her little angle charm in your car too!

Awe kissis it possible to love Miss Pie more YES I love that picture and hearing the explantation OH My Miss pie. I loved her little shape too!

Thanks for the smiles!

Have fun and be safe getting back home!
Sending lots of love to you and Meg

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Oh Pie 😥❤️😥❤️   Love that picture Clare!  Love that you took Pie with you to London Clare.  I can just picture the satisfied look on her face that she got to come along.  ❤️🐾

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One month ago yesterday the Bridge was changed forever.....and for the betterway-cool

ALWAYS REMEMBERED......ALWAYSheart

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Clare, You are able to convey your love for Angel Elsie Pie in an amazing way! In everything that you write and every picture that you show us, your fur babies personality’s shine through! Even in spirit Elsie Pie is strong among us when we read your posts! 

One of my most recent quotes that shall remain with me gives me comfort and makes me smile when I say each of my Angels names...

”When we whisper their name, they will REMAIN!” heart

Let’s keep whispering Elsie Pie’s name! aw-shucks

Sending hugs to you and Meg and spirit kisses to Elsie Pie! heart

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