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Old 12-11-2005, 12:43 PM   #1
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Rose 7 Month Rest In Peace....

Wow, it has been 7 months today since we lost Bandit. For anyone going through losing a baby, it does get easier. It takes time, but I promise there will be a time when you have more happier memories than sad thoughts about them. There are still some days when it hurts, a lot. But, we get through those, and the next day is a bit better. What would be Bandit's first birthday is creeping up on us. I often wonder what he'd be doing right now if he were still with us. I wonder what he'd look like too, if he'd still have the little "mask" that inspired his name and such. Whenever I start to get sad about him, I just think about how much happier he is now. When he was here he was sick and in pain, now he's happy and healthy. Thank you for reading this everyone, and anyone who is going through or has gone through the pain of losing a beloved furbaby, you have my thoughts and prayers.

Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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Megan, I am experiencing the same exact emotions you are going through with Bandit. Just today I realized that my Half-Pint would have been two years old this week. My heart about sank when I thought about this.

As you, a day never goes by I don't think about her, or what she would be like. Her coat, would have it been long and flowing? Her personality just as sweet as ever? I miss her sooo much everyday and the happier memories do over weigh the sadder ones. It's so bittersweet because I think to myself that if I still had Half-Pint I wouldn't have Schatzie in my life. My heart strings are pulled often...I am thankful for both of them being such blessings in my life.


Thank you for your nice words to so many in your post.
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I cannot imagine what this feels like but I think it's wonderful that you talk about it and remember your babies as much as you do! I feel like I know all of them and I find comfort in that as I hop eyou do by writing about them. RIP little Bandit and Half-Pint!
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I cannot imagine what this feels like but I think it's wonderful that you talk about it and remember your babies as much as you do! I feel like I know all of them and I find comfort in that as I hop eyou do by writing about them. RIP little Bandit and Half-Pint!
I SO agree with Simonandhallie - I know lots of people get so sad reading this section.... but I try to because we can pay our respects to those little angels who have passed -

Megan this was a wonderful tribute to your Bandit ...I know how hard that was to have lost him and he's smiling down on you .....

Schatzie - that was a sweet post to read about your little Half-Pint....Can I say a little Birthday Wish to her ? I don't want to be upsetting but it's so hard when we lost them too soon and I think it's wonderful to remember their special days...It keeps their memories alive and is another way of showing your love for them...Happy Birthday sweetie and Rest in Peace....
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Thank you Kimberly and Vilette. I appreciate her wishes you sent.
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This is a beautiful tribute to Bandit .
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Megan, thank you for posting this. We are now in week 3 without Kelli, and there are already less tears and more happy memories. I won't lie though, it's incredibly hard. I miss her so much at times that I just don't think I'll ever be truly happy again without her here. But, like you, I know she's no longer in pain and she's healthy, happy and so full of life again. She had a rough one, and she deserves this happiness now. I know we'll see her again someday...and I know that eventually when the time is right, a new baby will enter our lives and home. He or she will never replace our Kell, but I know we'll have that joy again.

This was such a beautiful tribute to your Bandit, thank you again for posting it. RIP Bandit and Half-Pint, too!
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Carrie, you are one of the ones who was really in my mind when I wrote this. I remember reading the thread when you first let us know what happened, when you first told us she was not doing well, then what happened. That reminded me SO much of how it happened with Bandit, much too soon.
Sheryl, I love hearing about Half-Pint from you, because I know how much you love her. I remember seeing a picture of her, and she was just as cute as could be! And I love her name, I smile every time I see it!
Thank you everyone for your kind thoughts!
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Carrie, you are one of the ones who was really in my mind when I wrote this. I remember reading the thread when you first let us know what happened, when you first told us she was not doing well, then what happened. That reminded me SO much of how it happened with Bandit, much too soon.
Awww, Megan, thank you. It really was too soon, it was like night and day -- Wednesday morning she was fine, Wednesday afternoon she was clearly NOT. Something just told me that it was different this time, and I knew I had to rush her to the vet...that's a feeling I hope I never have to feel again or at least for a LONG time. Seeing her suffer so much those last couple of days are really what's helping me come to terms with her passing. Plus, having her ashes home with us is helping alot. I'm just glad I have you guys to talk to here, because I don't know how I would have coped with losing her without this site.
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Megan thank you for posting this. I'm so sorry that you lost your little Bandit. I know how you feel because it's been almost 1 month since I lost my little princess Katie. I feel like I'm lost and broken without her -- like half a person. The only comfort I have is that she's safe and happy and waiting for me at the Rainbow Bridge. I bet Bandit and Katie are playing together right now at the Rainbow Bridge with Kelli and Half-Pint.
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Aha, Jen, I've been waiting for you to sign on! How's Tia doing?
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Aha, Jen, I've been waiting for you to sign on! How's Tia doing?
Tia is doing much better. She's feeling almost 100% better! She's playful and spunky and chases Codie all around the house lolol We should definitely plan a play date for the pupsters when the weather warms up a bit!
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can lexi join the playdate too?
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thanks, she would just love it and so would i.
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