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Good night my sweet Myla
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26 November 2010 - 9:26 am
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Myla passed away unexpectedly in my arms last night.  The vet had just been at the house an hour before to have a look at here and take some blood to run a cbc count.  Everything looked good.  He autopisied her this morning and discovered that she had a blood clot in her heart.  She did not suffer and she got to leave this world in the arms of the person who loved her the most.  She was most loving, wonderful dog, that lived a great nine and a half years.  My heart is broken, but I hope that soon I will be able to focus on all of the good memories we had together.  Thank you all for your support.



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26 November 2010 - 9:42 am
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How very sad, but how wonderful she went quickly surrounded by love.  My heart breaks for you as I send good thoughts that you will find strength in facing life without Myla.

RIP sweet Myla.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge .

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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26 November 2010 - 10:06 am
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I am so sorry to hear of Mylas passing. I hope you can at least have some sense of comfort knowing that she knew she was with you when she passed. Our thoughts are with you, Spirit Gus and Dan

My buddy Gus had a left front amputation on April 7, 2010 and lived a great life until July 26,2010

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26 November 2010 - 10:51 am
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oh my word, this is such sad news.  we are glad you and myla were together as she moved on to her next adventures, but so hard on you to let her go.  our thoughts are with you, bless your heart.  love never ends.

charon & gayle

Life is good, so very, very good!!! Gayle enjoyed each and every moment of each and every wonderful day (naps included).  She left this world December 12, 2011 – off on a new adventure.

Love Never Ends


26 November 2010 - 10:52 am
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I am so very sorry. I'm glad she didn't suffer and that she had you with her. I can only imagine how difficult this must for you right now. Please except my most sincere condolences.

Run free sweet Myla

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26 November 2010 - 11:19 am
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I'm so sorry to read this.  Of course it happened in the best possible way, but it's still heartbreaking.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.



Cemil and mom Mary, Mujde and Radzi….appreciating and enjoying Today

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26 November 2010 - 11:56 am
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Oh Neala,

I'm so sorry!  How tragic!  She seemed to be doing so well.  The pain and shock must be so devastating! 

It's just so sad. 

This happened to my Rugby and he seemed fine one minute and comatose the next.  I didn't get the opportunity to be with him when he died since I left him at the vet's to run tests.  It broke my heart to not get to be with him.  So, it's so nice you got to be with her at the end. 

There aren't words that can take away your sadness right now but just know we are here.  Whenever you are up to it, please come and share happy stories of Myla. 


My deepest condolences,


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She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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26 November 2010 - 12:24 pm
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We are deeply saddened by your tragic loss, please know that you are not alonr in your grief. We are all here for you.

May sweet myla run free of pain and rest in peace at the Rainbow Bridge.

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26 November 2010 - 12:57 pm
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Neala, we are shocked and saddened, this is very, very sad, and we are deeply sorry.

Someday we hope you can smile instead of cry when you think of your beautiful girl and the good life you had together. Until then, please know that this community is here for you when you need someone to talk to OK?

Our hearts go out to you, we are so sorry.

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26 November 2010 - 1:21 pm
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Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. There are just no words to ease the pain we know you feel, but we hope you take some comfort in knowing that we are all here thinking of you and here to talk to and do our best to comfort you at this time.


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26 November 2010 - 5:10 pm
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Thank you for all your kinds words.  I would like to share these pictures that my Dad took of Myla and I, two nights before her surgery.  This dog was special and touched the heart of so many people in her life.  In the last nine and a half years, she has moved close to 20 times with me and has always been great as long as she knew I was close by.  So caring and mom told me that she has heard that dogs like this are called your 'heart dogs'.  I will carry her in my heart forever.


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26 November 2010 - 6:13 pm
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So caring and gentle… mom told me that she has heard that dogs like
this are called your 'heart dogs'.  I will carry her in my heart

The special bond we have with our 'heart dogs' makes the parting so much more difficult.  But as you said- she will be in your heart forever.

I am very sorry for your loss.



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Thanks for putting that picture up...I wasn't sure how to do it.  She was a beauty and so strong in ways I can't even explain.

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26 November 2010 - 7:06 pm
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she was a beauty! so magnificent......

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