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8 December 2019 - 7:57 pm
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You were the very best part of me. My truest friend of all. I don't know how I can ever live without you, my sweet little honey bear. Every day feels awful and every night feels the worst. Its funny, I loved you with everything I had and yet somehow you seemed to love me more. Showed me every time our eyes met, every wag of the tail, every hug we shared. 12 years together was a long time yet it wasn't long enough. If I could, I'd keep you forever by my side, just where you belong.

You were my whole life...

I got you when you were just a pup and I was a teen. I didn't know then just how much I'd learn from you or how much you'd mean to me. I'm having a really hard time. You always had my back. Letting me pour my very soul into your soft ears. Its hard to imagine living my life away from you.

I'm so so sorry Chance for everything.

I didn't deserve someone as sweet as you but I'm honored I was able to call you mine. You're the strongest boy I know. I miss you so very much. You'll always be my best friend, my honey bear.


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8 December 2019 - 8:48 pm
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This just breaks my heart to hear that Warrior Chance (and he was, indeed, a Warrior), had to head to the Rai bow Bridge.  He sure showed us all  that being a tripawd dog slow a dog down at all!

Your love and devotion to Chance comes shining through with every heartfelt word uoj wrote about your best friend.

And make no mistake about it, Chance headed to the Bridge so full of love and appreciation for you and with his tail wagging  in appreciation for all you did for him!!!  And Chance isn't "sorry" about anything!  He .loved, .loved, loved being loved by you and he loved, loved, loved, loving you!❤

We know all too well your heartache and your seemingly never ending  grief.   We know it feels like your world has stopped while everyone  else is going about their daily routine.  And your daily  routine seems so empty.  The void hurts.

We also know, and we promise you this, the thousands of happy memories you and Mr. Chance  Honey Bear shared for over twelve years will slowly push the sadness into the background.  You have to know that, even though Chance knows you are sad, he wants you to think of him with a smile in your heart.  And  in your  heart is where you will find him. 

Just as you felt privileged fo have Chance in your life, he feels just as privileged to have you in his.

When you can, please share more of your strong boy with us.  With pictures of his handsome self would be a love addition.

Know that Chance will make a connection  with you.  Pay attention.   He will let you know he is still with you AND that he is a very happy boy❤

With love

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie 

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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9 December 2019 - 12:02 pm
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My deepest condolences, I'm so saddened that your baby got his wings. We never, ever have enough time together and life seems so out of whack when we must say goodbye. How I wish I could help you through this grief, but I hope that by your sharing more of his life story here, that it will mend your heart.

Tell us more about Chance. He has such a sweet face! You spent many years together and it would be an honor to share those happy memories with you. 

Please know that you absolutely deserved him in your life. He came to you for a reason, and you both made quite a team. Now that he's an angel, his energy will continue surrounding you with love for all time. Watch and listen, he's never far!

I'm so sorry. When you feel up to it please come back OK? You can also call our Tripawds Helpline to chat with any of us. We can relate.


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