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Rest in peace Sweet Skyler
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12 June 2010 - 3:48 pm
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Jane and Cathy...

 

So sorry to  hear you lost your girl Skyler.  I am feeling the pain too!  Henri and skyler and playing at the bridge right now!

Thank you for your kind words and keep your precious memories close!

Lots of hugs~

Wendy

 

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12 June 2010 - 3:52 pm
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Jane and Cathy

I am so sorry to hear of your girl's passing. Skyler seemed to have an amazing ten years and I am confident she was loved every day of those ten years. She can now run free and jump high with all the other tripawd angels up there. Hang in there

Erin and Jack

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12 June 2010 - 5:02 pm
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I was sad to read that Skyler's journey came to an end. May you find some comfort and peace in the wonderful memories of the times you shared with your girl.

 

Jo Ann & Tasha

Tasha 8 years old, First cancer diagnosis 6/26/09, Last cancer diagnosis 9/26/09, Amputation 10/01/09, Loving our girl moment by moment.

Tasha lost her battle and became my Angel on May 4 2011. Forever in my heart….

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12 June 2010 - 6:17 pm
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I am deeply sorry to hear about your loss. I know there is nothing much that could comfort you at the moment,but you have made a right decision and gave your lovely girl peace and chance to start a new journey with no more pain, and that is the greatest gift you could have given her. Gift of pure love.

Run free lovely Skyler, you will be in my prayers.

 

     Daniela, Angel Dons Mum

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12 June 2010 - 8:56 pm
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Jane & Cathy,

Words cannot express how sorry we are that Skyler's battle has come to and end and would like you to accept our deepest sympathy at this time. Our warriors are so brave and loosing such a beautiful companion as Skyler is extremely tough. I can understand you wanting to post a tribute but needing time. I was able to post a short tribute to Miss Cherry but have not had the strength to make her full tribute for my personal records. In time you will find the strength, but now is the time for you to take care of yourselves. You will never totaly be without Skyler for the gifts that she has given you will live with you forever. Some day, you will remember Skyler with a smile and not just the canyon of a hole that now fills you.

Praying for that time,

Spirit Cherry's Dad - Bob

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12 June 2010 - 9:17 pm
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Jane, Cathy, and Chloe ... I am so very sorry you had to say goodbye to Skyler; everything you did for her was done with love, including letting her go.  You will all be in my prayers.

Amputation on 11/10/09, due to Histiocytic Sarcoma in left elbow. Angel Harley earned his wings on 06/24/10.

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12 June 2010 - 9:53 pm
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I haven't done a lot of reading in the last two days and trying to catch up and find to my horror we have lost two beautiful wonderful furkids.  Jane and Cathy I am so so so sorry....Know you did what you had to do and now spoil Chloe til you regret it!  I found our sibling animals that were not actual blood siblings moped around for awhile, but I always had multiple animals....So if there are only the two I suspect being real siblings (I think that was said) the grieving might be a little worse?  I do agree to treat as normal rather than reward behavior that then make take longer to get over.

Sending hugs....

ceholli
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12 June 2010 - 10:27 pm
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Jane & Cathy:

 

We are very sad to hear of Skylar's passing; your time after diagnosis was far to short.  Cancer is so unpredictible and it seems so unfair that we have so little control over it.

Rusty has a cat brother, Oliver, who we acquired at the same time as Rusty so that they could grow up together.  We were at my Mother's for several days and when we returned home Oliver was waiting for Rusty; they chased and played for almost an hour.  I know when Rusty's time is up that Oliver is going to miss him. 

You are in our thoughts!

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14 June 2010 - 4:37 pm
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Jane and Cathy,

I'm so sorry to hear that Skyler has lost her battle with cancer... cry I know what a difficult decision it was for you to let her go... but she is out of pain now and running free with Henri and Jake and all the other tripawds up there!!

I'm sorry that Chloe is acting depressed. My Wolfie was also depressed after we lost Jake beginning of November. Wolfie would walk around the house as if he was looking for Jake. He became so needy and whiny... and extra affectionate... like in your face affectionate! Touch me, hug me, kiss me right now! He'd force himself up into our laps. He'd sit in front of us and whine... Then he started acting up as if he was a puppy again. It was heartbreaking to see.crying We bought Wolfie lots of new toys and give him treats and lots of extra love. He'd lie on Jake's doggie bed and shove his face into it and take deep breaths... like he was trying to smell his scent. I still haven't washed Jake's doggie bed... I'm afraid to get rid of his smell. Wolfie sleeps on it every nite!

I wasn't ready for another dog even though my hubby kept pressuring me. But one day before Christmas, he called me from PetCo and said they had kitten adoptions, and that he had fallen in love with this adorable little kittie. I kept telling him no, no, NO! I'm not ready... But then I gave in, and 2 hours later, he came home with Nala. Wolfie fell in love with her immediately! He kept smelling her and licking her... and she wasn't scared of him at all!

It's now been a little over 7 months since we lost Jake... and over 5 months since Nala came to live with us... Wolfie and her are always together... playing, chasing each other. They are the best of friends. Wolfie is not depressed anymore. But from time to time when Wolfie is swimming in the pool and running around the patio, he stops in front of the patio door and looks in for a few minutes... I don't know if he's looking for Jake or Nala. But he's happy, so that's all that matters.

I hope that one day, Chloe will get over her sadness about loosing Skyler... Just love her and spoil her... and maybe one day when you're all ready, bring home a new sister or brother for Chloe.

You are in my thoughts and prayers... Sending you a big fat hug!! Rest in peace sweet Skyler!

Angel Jake's Mom

Jake, 10yr old golden retriever (fractured his front right leg on 9/1, bone biopsy revealed osteosarcoma on 9/10, amputation on 9/17) and his family Marguerite, Jacques and Wolfie, 5yr old german shepherd and the newest addition to the family, Nala, a 7mth old Bengal mix kittie. Jake lost his battle on 11/9/2009, almost 8 weeks after his surgery. We will never forget our sweet golden angel… http://jakesjou.....ipawds.com ….. CANCER SUCKS!

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14 June 2010 - 5:36 pm
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Oh Jane & Cathy,

Skyler has a new playmate, my Ruthie who left us Sunday night.  The Bridge must be overflowing with our lovely dogs.  They are free now and it is we who have to carry on and be strong.

The pain may always be with us, but so are the memories of the love they showed us.  I think they are way stronger than we will ever be.

So Skyler, welcome my Ruthie and have a good romp.  We will join you one day.

Angel Ruthie's Mom

Edmonton, Alberta
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14 June 2010 - 6:18 pm
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Jane, Cathy and Chloe

I am so sorry for your loss of Skyler. 

Carmen, Catie and Riley

 

Catie -

Birthday – November 4 2003

Amputation – January 13 2010

Crossed the Bridge – June 2 2011

 Catie Caitlin 

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11 August 2010 - 7:45 am
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It's been 2 months since our dear, sweet Skyler went to Rainbow Bridge . Although the pain isn't as raw as it had been, it's still there. There is such an emptiness in our home without her here, miss seeing her sister by her side. We finally got her urn to out on the dresser inside and the inscribed stone for outside, so we'll be have a few memorials to honor her.

 

***sob

 

Cathy/Jane/Chloe

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11 August 2010 - 8:43 am
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I can imagine how painful this still must be for you.  2 months isn't a long time.  I hope that having her near you brings you peace and comfort.  Sending you my thoughts and prayers that your hearts begin to heal. 

Kami (Mackenzie's Mom)

My sweet golden Mackenzie.  She became my angel on Dec 29, 2010 at the age of 8 1/2  although she was always my angel from the time we brought her home.  She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in Sept 2009 and officially became a tripawd (front leg) on Nov 5, 2009.  She will be forever in my heart and now she's running free with all of our other tripawd heroes.  I love you Mackenzie!

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11 August 2010 - 8:53 am
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I know I haven't posted anything in a long time.  Cathy has been keeping me updated on everything.  I'm still struggling with the loss of Skyler.  Please don't take that as an "I don't care about you and your problems"....I do care...very much.  I just haven't been able to keep reading about the deaths.  It was just too overwhelming for me.  But, today is 2 months since we lost our beautiful Skyler and I just couldn't let this day pass without honoring her.

Also, for those of you who have been reading Cathy's posts, she lost a very beloved Aunt today...also to cancer.  Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

 

Jane

(the other part of Cathy/Jane/Chloe/and Angel Skyler)

Skyler – 10 year old Golden Retriever.  Diagnosed with Mast Cell Tumor on 2-26-10.  Right rear leg amputated on 3-4-10.  Crossed Rainbow Bridge on 6-11-10.  Chloe – Joined her sister on 4-4-11, due to hemangiosarcoma.  The beloved Golden Girls are now back together.

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11 August 2010 - 9:01 am
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bless your hearts!!  cathy, so sorry to hear of the passing of your aunt.  chloe, jane & cathy, you seem to have gotten alot of sorrow dumped on you, but you are bearing it with grace - something you have in common with angel skyler no doubt.  two months isn't very long, when you loose such a large part of your world, so take it slow, and know we are here for you if you need us. 

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

http://etgayle

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