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4 September 2018 - 2:17 pm
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That is such a sweet photo, thank you for sharing with us. No doubt you miss Bender, he’s quite an unforgettable dog.

Give yourself lots of time, it hasn’t been long and there’s no way anyone would expect you to not feel shattered after saying goodbye. We totally get it, you can come here anytime to vent and share memories of your adorable angel.

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5 September 2018 - 10:40 am
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What a beautiful picture, your love for each other is so, so strong 💓

I know it is really hard to move on on our own, our babies leave an enormous gap in our lives when they earn their wings …

But truth is they are still with us, they live in our hearts, where they belong.

You cannot change the way things are, you cannot bring Bender back to life but you can try and listen …

Bender is not far, he will visit you in your dreams or send you signs of some form …

Sending you a big, big hug, 😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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6 September 2018 - 10:27 am
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Oh I’m so sorry Beautiful Bender shed his earth clothes. There’s no comfort anywhere, you just cry and keep moving, one foot in front of the other. and such beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing. I have a soft spot for bulldogs and he was a beauty. 

You did so much for him and fought so hard – your love was so clear and he knew it and still knows it. and he’s still with you and always will be. Thank dog, they don’t leave us even after they leave us. and keep an eye out for signs – he’ll let you know he’s okay now and keeping an eye on you. 

Many hugs to you and more pictures! We’re all here for you. Come back and share when you can.

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Teri, the Roxinator and Angel Isa

Right rear leg amp 7/12/16 due to OSA. Metastatic lesion on her right front leg, January 2017. Joined the Winter Warriors January 19, 2017. Run free my sweet girl.

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7 September 2018 - 8:20 pm
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Your birthday is on Monday and I wish you were here to celebrate it 🙁

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7 September 2018 - 10:57 pm
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And you did it AGAIN Bender!!! You made us smile through  the tears!!  You take the best pictures  of any dog on the Planet.  You are soooo expressive and also so content,  so self assured.   Of course, that is because  you know you are so adored and loved❤

We will ALWAYS celebrate your birth…..and will always appreciate the fact you decided to be born! Tne world is brighter because you are in it!  Anf I know their will be one helluva pawty at rhe Bridge Monday as we celebrate  the joy you’ve  given us all.

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Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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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8 September 2018 - 4:52 am
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Ohhhhh … what a sweet picture ❤️

Bender was and still is a natural born top model, when you think no picture could be sweeter there you go and publish another, even sweeter and cuter than the last 💓

We will be celebrating his birthday here on earth and he is going to have a HUGE pawty in the sky 🎈🎈🎈🎈

Make no mistakes.

If there is a vast storm around the globe on Monday we know for sure thunder stands for their mad laughter, tornados are for their twirling around dancing, lightening is for the disco lights and heavy rain is for all the drinks being spilled all over the clouds as our Angels dance, eat and drink deliriously happy🌟🌟🌟

Life is not over just because they changed their “earth clothes”, now there are no boundaries for what they do and where they can fly to!

I bet you’re going to have some friends visiting you in your dreams that night and I hope they are vivid enough so you can remember it when you wake up.

You are very wise, sweetie, you accepted he is an Angel now and are at peace with the fact you could not control fate. 

That is not easy to do but you’ve done it.

Bender is SO proud of his Dad 😍🌟

Hugs and slobbery kisses from the sky 😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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10 September 2018 - 8:20 am
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Happy birthday buddy. Miss you every second.

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10 September 2018 - 9:06 am
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Oh Bender, sweet handsome boy, Happy Birthday big guy, you are so missed. I heard the thunder and saw the lightening though.. you and all of our babies are up there partying like crazy in celebration of being whole again. 

Love, peace, and healing to you and your family.

Jackie and Huck heartheart

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10 September 2018 - 2:08 pm
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY AT THE RAINBOW BRIDGE SWEET BENDER!!   I have no doubt you have been eating  ice cream and cake non stop!  Of course, your cake is made of edible kongs!

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I have no doubt that the “hurricane ” we are about to experience  on the East Coast is not that at all, but rather  the wild and crazy  birthday pawty that Eurydice  described!

Eurydice  said

If there is a vast storm around the globe on Monday we know for sure thunder stands for their mad laughter, tornados are for their twirling around dancing, lightening is for the disco lights and heavy rain is for all the drinks being spilled all over the clouds as our Angels dance, eat and drink deliriously happy🌟🌟🌟

We celebrate your birthday here on earth too.  Goodness knows you have brought us so much joy and laughter  and happiness  that we never would have experienced  had you not been “born”😁

We’ll all have an ice cream toast to you tonight😎

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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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10 September 2018 - 4:15 pm
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Happy birthday Bender ✨🎂✨ 

Raising a glass to you from planet earth, sweet boy 🥂

Hugs to your Dad and a cloud of cuddles flying your way 😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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26 September 2018 - 3:10 pm
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It has been 4 weeks and I still can’t believe Bender is gone. Out of habit, I find myself reaching to pet him or give him some morning yogurt. 

I was listening to the radio today, I heard a segment on PTSD for cancer patient caregivers. It really hit home with me and I believe it could help materialize a lot of what others are feeling.

https://www.ncb…..23579259 

https://www.new…..pital.aspx

During times like these, mental health is very important and I would recommend talking to someone if you notice symptoms of PTSD and/or depression.

Miss you Bender <3

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26 September 2018 - 9:09 pm
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I’m  coming back to read those links you so kindly and selflessly shared with us .

Just wanted you to know that reaching  out to pet Bender….well…go ahead and do it!! Talk with him.  Eat an extra bowl of yogurt, one for you, one for him. He’s watching and he’s  listening.  While these “routines ” are different  for you…not so much for Bender.  He’s  still a part of you, and you are a part of him.❤❤❤

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Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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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1 October 2018 - 2:15 pm
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I saw this picture last night and completely broke down. I really miss my boy… I wish this was a bad dream that I could wake up from 🙁 

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1 October 2018 - 2:43 pm
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Yes, we understand all too well feeling like you are stuck in a bad dream.  We can only promise you that, eventually,  slowly but surely, the bad dream does fade.  Eventually, slowly but surely, the day to day joy of having Bender in your life will lift the dark veil of night and let Bender brilliant light of love and happy toothy grins  come shining through. 

 Bender always was, always is, and always will be, one of THE cutest dogs ever!!   I know it’s bittersweet to see photos.  I know it also brings you/us smiles.  As I’ve  said over and over, you cannot look at a photo of Bender without smiling.  Bender has left us with so many facets  of his legacy, and his ability to bring us smiles no matter what is one of his greatest gifts.

With love 

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too 

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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19 February 2019 - 7:32 am
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For the first time since Benders passing, I dreamt of him last night. He came to meet my newborn daughter. He was so gentle and loved playing with her 🙂 best of all, he was whole again. I remember specifically saying that he can go down the garage stairs because his leg is better.

I miss him so much but it was a treat to see him again.

Miss you big fella. 

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