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Old 06-06-2015, 10:03 AM   #1
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Rose In memory of Crystal

This Sunday will be the 7th Anniversary of Crystal's death. I never could have got through it all without YorkieTalk....such wonderful friends that have kept me here for now over 10 years.

I will never forget how the thread that I started titled 'my heart is broken' gave me so much strength. Every time I try to get another pup something happens or I make something happen?

I've come to look at how lucky I was to have that sweet gal for 11 of her 14 years and I will be forever grateful for that precious time.

I do regret through the years the loss of a very good friend, Villette (red 98vett) and I'm sure it was 99% my fault.

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Oh, Joan, I am so sorry. Although time diminishes the pain, it still hurts so much. Yesterday it was five years since I lost Ashley, so I know how you are feeling. I miss Ashley so much, along with her baby sisters and her sister before her. Although it's very dofficult when we lose them, the love they share with us while they are alive and the love that forever remains makes the pain of loss worth it all. I wish you could have another little baby to love. You have so much love to give to others, including animals and people. I feel very fortunate to know someone as special as you.
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Old 06-06-2015, 12:59 PM   #3
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When we loose one of these precious babies, it takes a peice of our heart with them....and I have to admit, as I lose my precious senior pets now, one at a time, in their 12th - 14th years, I am getting at an age when the sorrow of loosing my precious little darlings that have shared my life all these years, is getting to be more than I really can recover from......I know just how you feel, as I also cry still, at the thought of my lost babies....Hopefully, you will be able to see a path to a new little soul to love and treasure, as I do think it helps our hearts to mend....never replaced, but an addition to our hearts and memories of what we had, and what we can have again, with a new little personality, that will adore you ever bit as much as Crystal did! You will be THAT little soul's mommy, treasuring her as much as she treasures you!
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I completely understand how you feel. For a long time I didn't want another dog because I didn't think I could handle the pain, but now in my golden years, I feel differently, I don't want my little ones left behind should I die, so I think it would be better for me to if they die first, the thought of leaving them behind is too much to bear.

By the way, Villette seemed like a very passionate, yet very understanding and forgiving person. I'm sure she would forgive you if you feel like there was something you've done that was wrong. I really miss her, she added a lot of spice to the board, but from my understanding, she had to seek a full time job and no longer had time for YT.

Hugs to you Joan, I'm sure we will get to meet all of our pets in Heaven, otherwise it just wouldn't be Heaven!
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I know so very many of us have lost our darling little furry friends and you always seem to understand, I have been weakening at times and yet at my age it would not be fair to the dog. The more I think of my case, I was alone at that time and although we always had dogs when the children were young it was not the connection one has when it is just the two of us. I had and have family close but the big part of life was at the place we called home.

Our pets were well taken care of,groomed every day, ate the best food but we were a busy household with even the children busy, some days I hardly remember getting out of the car taking them to all their sports, piano lessons and all the other things children love. I think they got plenty of love when we were home, one or another always seemed to have a favorite and had them at their lap and that included my husband and me however, I think you know what I am saying and that may be the reason I was going down a different road than most here.

This forum is a wonderful place. It seems to me it's only wonderful people who own a Yorkshire Terrier....in some cases not I suppose, but mostly.

Nancy, I will try to get V's email address, I lost so many a while back when I went from one Gmail address to another. You are so right she added so very much fun to the forum but I do believe as you that she is working quite a few hours a day if not full time. It would be nice if she could just pop in once in awhile.
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Oh, Joan, I am so sorry. Although time diminishes the pain, it still hurts so much. Yesterday it was five years since I lost Ashley, so I know how you are feeling. I miss Ashley so much, along with her baby sisters and her sister before her. Although it's very difficult when we lose them, the love they share with us while they are alive and the love that forever remains makes the pain of loss worth it all. I wish you could have another little baby to love. You have so much love to give to others, including animals and people. I feel very fortunate to know someone as special as you.
Oh sweetie, I didn't know yesterday was a five year Anniversary of when you lost your beautiful Ashley....I think this thread should be for you and your beautiful Ashley as well. You are the person with one of the biggest hearts on YT and don't think for a minute we don't notice it. Yes one of those special people I was talking about.
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When we loose one of these precious babies, it takes a peice of our heart with them....and I have to admit, as I lose my precious senior pets now, one at a time, in their 12th - 14th years, I am getting at an age when the sorrow of loosing my precious little darlings that have shared my life all these years, is getting to be more than I really can recover from......I know just how you feel, as I also cry still, at the thought of my lost babies....Hopefully, you will be able to see a path to a new little soul to love and treasure, as I do think it helps our hearts to mend....never replaced, but an addition to our hearts and memories of what we had, and what we can have again, with a new little personality, that will adore you ever bit as much as Crystal did! You will be THAT little soul's mommy, treasuring her as much as she treasures you!
Every time I read your posts, I think to myself how lucky your yorkies must be.
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I know how you feel and how you miss your deal little friend, Crystal. I lost my Jilly on Christmas Eve and it took years before I could ever fully enjoy that holiday quite the same again. These little Yorkies have such huge presence, almost always totally own the room they are in, are larger than life and completely rule the worlds of their owners and best buddies in every way. The relationship one can have with a dog is essentially as valuable, special and enriching as that of a human relationship. I'm so grateful for the years I had with Scotty and Jilly but still miss them mightily.

Would you mind if I ask if you can not physically manage to care for another little Yorkie or are you just hesitant to possibly have to leave one to go into a nursing home or something down the road? For what its worth, I've taken in many dogs who'd lost their former owners/homes and each and every one adapted to its new life here just fine. Dogs are practical little survivors given a chance and even the elder, ill or injured ones adapt to new homes.
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I know how you feel and how you miss your deal little friend, Crystal. I lost my Jilly on Christmas Eve and it took years before I could ever fully enjoy that holiday quite the same again. These little Yorkies have such huge presence, almost always totally own the room they are in, are larger than life and completely rule the worlds of their owners and best buddies in every way. The relationship one can have with a dog is essentially as valuable, special and enriching as that of a human relationship. I'm so grateful for the years I had with Scotty and Jilly but still miss them mightily.

How horrible to have lost your Jilly on Christmas Eve and knowing you and the love you had for her, it must really put a tent in your holidays.

Would you mind if I ask if you can not physically manage to care for another little Yorkie or are you just hesitant to possibly have to leave one to go into a nursing home or something down the road? For what its worth, I've taken in many dogs who'd lost their former owners/homes and each and every one adapted to its new life here just fine. Dogs are practical little survivors given a chance and even the elder, ill or injured ones adapt to new homes.
My health is great for an 83 year old except eye-sight. I had high BP for a time but I went to the Cleveland Clinic and they were able to get in back to a normal range very quickly and it has stayed that way with medicine of course. I walk a couple miles every day and when it's too cold I try to walk inside but it's boring. My bones are fine and I can bend over etc. and pick up the weight of a Yorkie very easily. Any of that I am not concerned about. My son and daughter in law adopted a rescue and it worked out like a charm and that little dog appreciates it's new life and seems to say 'thank you' to them every day. I have thought of that but my problem is financial and I want to leave it at that, I'm not starving but the Vet expenses with a rescue might even be more than I can handle. My kids help me and it's not easy for them so it would not be very nice to add more expenses to my life when they are taking a big load of it off me.

Don't think I haven't though of every way but there are certain times in ones life when even a Yorkie has to be a second priority. I enjoy all of of the sweet ones here..
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My health is great for an 83 year old except eye-sight. I had high BP for a time but I went to the Cleveland Clinic and they were able to get in back to a normal range very quickly and it has stayed that way with medicine of course. I walk a couple miles every day and when it's too cold I try to walk inside but it's boring. My bones are fine and I can bend over etc. and pick up the weight of a Yorkie very easily. Any of that I am not concerned about. My son and daughter in law adopted a rescue and it worked out like a charm and that little dog appreciates it's new life and seems to say 'thank you' to them every day. I have thought of that but my problem is financial and I want to leave it at that, I'm not starving but the Vet expenses with a rescue might even be more than I can handle. My kids help me and it's not easy for them so it would not be very nice to add more expenses to my life when they are taking a big load of it off me.

Don't think I haven't though of every way but there are certain times in ones life when even a Yorkie has to be a second priority. I enjoy all of of the sweet ones here..
Wished you lived closer and I could share my two guys with you, you are really a wonderful person!
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My health is great for an 83 year old except eye-sight. I had high BP for a time but I went to the Cleveland Clinic and they were able to get in back to a normal range very quickly and it has stayed that way with medicine of course. I walk a couple miles every day and when it's too cold I try to walk inside but it's boring. My bones are fine and I can bend over etc. and pick up the weight of a Yorkie very easily. Any of that I am not concerned about. My son and daughter in law adopted a rescue and it worked out like a charm and that little dog appreciates it's new life and seems to say 'thank you' to them every day. I have thought of that but my problem is financial and I want to leave it at that, I'm not starving but the Vet expenses with a rescue might even be more than I can handle. My kids help me and it's not easy for them so it would not be very nice to add more expenses to my life when they are taking a big load of it off me.

Don't think I haven't though of every way but there are certain times in ones life when even a Yorkie has to be a second priority. I enjoy all of of the sweet ones here..
Believe me, I understand that specific financial reason. It's a dealbreaker. Vets' expenses can use up available funds in an instant and then still more care or testing is often needed after the money is gone. It's such a shame that dogs have essentially become a luxury item for so many older or poorer folks, due to the high vet care fees. And often older people or a poor child are the very ones who so badly need a dog the most for support, constant love and giving of affection, loyalty and something to care for on a daily basis. A dog will not let you languish about or feel down for too long - they are wonderful personal coaches, strongly urging us in only the way a dog has, to get up and play with them, walk them, water, feed, groom them, whether we feel like it or not. I'm so sorry you cannot have another furry companion, Joan. That's just not right in any way.
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Joan, Crystal was a gorgeous girl and she was lucky to have such a wonderful mom who loved her dearly. I hope the memories of happy times with her will help comfort your heart today.

Like Nancy, I wish that I lived closer to you so that I could bring my boys over to share time with you. Judging from Crystal's beautiful coat, you are an expert Yorkie groomer! I would beg and bribe you for help in that department.
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By the way, Villette is still on the vendors' list and sells cards, notecards, and labels, here's her contact information. Contact
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Joan, Crystal was a gorgeous girl and she was lucky to have such a wonderful mom who loved her dearly. I hope the memories of happy times with her will help comfort your heart today.

Like Nancy, I wish that I lived closer to you so that I could bring my boys over to share time with you. Judging from Crystal's beautiful coat, you are an expert Yorkie groomer! I would beg and bribe you for help in that department.
Wouldn't that be nice if you and Nancy could stop over with your boys.

The 27th I am going to be taking care of a good friends poodle for a few days and that is nothing but fun.Yes,I did like to groom and Roberta gave me a few good hints but never did I get her looking like hers....but I tried.
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