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Saying Goodbye

Discussion in 'Memorials' started by Varstrom, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. Varstrom

    Varstrom New Member

    Hello all,

    I haven't been here for awhile. I posted that Lucas had DCM last November and the doctor gave him 6 to 9 months to live. Well, I lost my baby last night. We went outside to go play and he was barking and running around and just wobbled, fell to the ground and was gone.

    His heart gave out within 5 months of diagnosis. I was hoping for a longer time, but God took him sooner than I expected. I am grateful that I was here to be with him when he passed and that he didn't suffer. It was very quick.

    Thank you all for your prayers and encouragement. I wish you all the best with your babies and maybe one day I'll be able to care for another one. I love this poem that someone posted and I'd like to post it again.

    Don't grieve too long for now I'm free
    I've followed the path God set for me
    I ran to Him when I heard His call
    I swished my tail and left it all.
    I could not stay another day
    To bark, to love, to romp or play
    Games left unplayed must stay that way
    I found such peace, it made my day.
    My parting has left you with a void
    Please fill it with remembered joy
    A friendship shared, your laugh, a kiss
    Oh yes, these things I too shall miss.
    Be not burdened with times of sorrow
    I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow
    My life's been full, you've given so much
    Your time, your love and gentle touch.
    Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
    Don't lengthen it now with undue grief
    Lift up your head and share with me
    God wanted me, He set me free!
    ~ Author Unknown ~

    My best to all of you!


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  2. Gelcoater

    Gelcoater Expert ThreadCrapper $ Premium Subscriber $ Hot Topics Subscriber

    I'm so sorry for your loss,Sue.
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  3. Dobie Wan Knobie

    Dobie Wan Knobie Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    So sorry for your loss.
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  4. obbanner

    obbanner $ Premium Subscriber $ Hot Topics Subscriber

    Sorry to hear this. It sounds like he died happy. :sorrow:
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  5. Judith

    Judith Hot Topics Subscriber

    so sorry Sue they take a part of your heart with them. Run free Lucas :sorrow:
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  6. watson123

    watson123 Active Member

    I'm so sorry for your loss! RIP Lucas run free!:sorrow:
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  7. Crutch & Ursa's Veteran

    Crutch & Ursa's Veteran Forum Shyboy Hot Topics Subscriber

    My sincerest condolences, Ma'am...
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  8. MyBuddy

    MyBuddy Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    How terribly sad! I'm so sorry. :(

    I agree. I would hope that I would be there too. You know he was loving you and enjoying his life right up to his last moment.

    RIP Lucas :sorrow:
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  9. Ingrid H

    Ingrid H Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    I'm so sorry to hear of your boy's passing. Run free Lucas! :sorrow:
  10. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    So sorry for your loss. I lost my boy to DCM just over 4 years ago so I understand wanting more time with him. I had to settle for making the best of what little time we had. It's hard to believe you can ever love like that again but I can tell you that can and more than likely will. That dobe bug just gets under skin and you just can't live without one.
    Run free and healthy sweet Lucas.
  11. Marinegeekswife

    Marinegeekswife Hot Topics Subscriber

    I'm so sorry for your loss.
  12. ariegel

    ariegel Active Member

    :sorrow: So sorry.
  13. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. :( You gave him a wonderful life while you had him and he'll always be with you in spirit.

    Run free Lucas. :sorrow:
  14. Rach

    Rach Hot Topics Subscriber

    My heart breaks for you.... Run free sweet Lucas... Vibes to you and yours
  15. Dobs4ever

    Dobs4ever Hot Topics Subscriber

    Very sorry Sue. He is a lucky boy to have had such love and care. RIP Lucas
  16. Varstrom

    Varstrom New Member

    Thank you all for your kind words, thoughts and prayers. He's buried in the backyard and I feel he is still with me. I will always remember him running, barking, and playing up until his last moment. He was doing what he loved best!

    Thanks again,
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