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#344276 - 05/06/17 09:18 PM Losses, My Mom and Dante
Barb E Offline

Registered: 02/11/10
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Loc: Portland, Oregon
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I don't get here as much as I used to but I wanted to share with those of you not on Facebook.

On March 29th I lost my mom at the age of 91. It was not a surprise, her health was failing rapidly the last month or two but it's still incredibly difficult to lose your last living parent.

Today I sent Dante to the Bridge after 12 years and 11 months with me and at the age of 13+ years.

My heart is pretty broken at this point, Kaos will help with this wub

Mom and Dante 2009
Dante - March 8, 2004 - May 06, 2017
Kaos von Wolfstraum - Oct 31, 2011

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#344277 - 05/06/17 09:47 PM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: Barb E]
Mary Jane Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/16/10
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To lose so much so fast must be shattering. Your mother's distinguished age and also Dante's are facts, but I doubt that they lessen the pain.

Please accept my sincere condolences.

Mary Jane

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#344278 - 05/06/17 10:32 PM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: Mary Jane]
Braverhund Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 5426
Loc: Massachusetts
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Oh, arb, my deepest compassion. hugging May Kaos surround you with love at this time.
Frauchen von:

Grimm van den Heuvel, "Donnerpratzen"
Smokey The TeddyLion, DLH purrbuddy

Dir gehört mein Herz

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#344279 - 05/06/17 10:51 PM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: Braverhund]
GraciesMommy Offline

Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 2101
Loc: Central NJ
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My deepest condolences Barb. I'm so very sorry frown
Jen, proudly owned by Gracie, my heart & soul, my best friend

Gracie DOB 1/19/06 into our hearts 3/19/06

Accomplishments: CGC, TD, TT, PT [IMG][/IMG]

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#344281 - 05/07/17 12:41 AM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: GraciesMommy]
TimberWolf Offline
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Registered: 01/21/12
Posts: 970
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Barb, I can't even imagine the pain you are feeling right now. Please acep tmy sincere condolences.I am so very sorry. Hugs.
_________________________ remembrance of all Timber Wolves unjustifyably hunted down and killed for no valid reason at all.

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#344282 - 05/07/17 08:07 AM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: TimberWolf]
Wisc.Tiger_Val Offline
Member First - Owner Second "The Watcher"

Registered: 01/18/10
Posts: 8737
Loc: Wisconsin
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Barb, I am so sorry. Two losses so close to each other. Dante can now watch over your mom for you. Hugs
Val da Tiger

Fuzzybutt the cat.
Neilla the Big White puppy.

RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11

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#344283 - 05/07/17 09:02 AM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
Woodreb Offline
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Loc: New Milford, CT
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I'm so sorry for your loss, especially when they are so close together. grouphug

Caleb (aka Caleb-Moose)
Ciara(aka Ciara Belle, Black Devil)

RIP Aodhán, Rica, Max, Kelly - gone but never forgotten - forever in my heart

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#344284 - 05/07/17 10:15 AM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: Woodreb]
SeanRescueMom Offline
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Registered: 02/14/10
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Since I'm not on FB I sincerely appreciate you posting your loss on the forum. However, I am deeply saddened by your post. My heartfelt sympathies go out to you. Two angels to watch over you. angel
Sean - 1998/2014
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart I'll stay there forever.
Carleton DOB unknown
Neely - 2003/2015
Gizmo -2008/2011
Neeko -1991/2005

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#344286 - 05/07/17 02:29 PM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: SeanRescueMom]
middleofnowhere Online   content
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Registered: 02/22/10
Posts: 2688
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Ah Barb, what a rough time. Your Mom and Dante were both fortunate to have you in their long lives. I'm glad you have Kaos. I, too, am glad you posted although the news is tough.

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#344287 - 05/07/17 04:03 PM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: middleofnowhere]
MaxaLisa Offline

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Registered: 01/26/10
Posts: 19473
Loc: Northern CA
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Barb, accumulated loss is hard but I know you surround yourself with people that can help you through this. I'm so sorry for your losses hugging
MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

Health Index
K9 TBD info and Tick List Links

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#344289 - 05/07/17 07:03 PM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: MaxaLisa]
Sylv Offline

Registered: 02/21/10
Posts: 1522
Loc: Sharon, Ontario, Canada
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Barb, I'm so sorry for your losses. May Kaos and time dull the edges of your grief.
Suki May 31/08
Diva Dec 4/09

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#344291 - 05/08/17 08:46 AM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: Barb E]
PositiveDog Offline
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Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 4897
Loc: Ohio
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I am so sorry. Two so special to you, what a difficult time for you.

What a beautiful picture.

With approval of my friends:

SamCat, 03/2011

Seiko, Solo, Sophie, Skye and Buddy - bridge dogs who taught me so much

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#344294 - 05/08/17 02:25 PM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: PositiveDog]
Barb E Offline

Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 2275
Loc: Portland, Oregon
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Thank you all, it's a tough time in my house right now but Kaos, with her drive-by kisses, is helping!
Dante - March 8, 2004 - May 06, 2017
Kaos von Wolfstraum - Oct 31, 2011

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#344296 - 05/08/17 04:35 PM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: Barb E]
Shilohsmom Offline

Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 1648
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Barb, I've missed seeing you here and am so very sorry to hear of your losses. Please know we are here for you hugging

Proud Mom to Eli and Kodiak
and never to be forgotten, Shiloh and Shoshi
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!

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#344297 - 05/08/17 05:10 PM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: MaxaLisa]
Kayos Offline

Can't Figure Tech Stuff Out

Registered: 02/18/10
Posts: 11662
Loc: McAlester, OK
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So very sorry to hear this Barb.

PTE,AC,URO3,AG2,UCD Xtra!Xtra! v. TeMar CDX,GN,RE,CGC,TC,HIC, Bh "Havoc" 6/4/07
PAM, URO3, UCD, UACH Tidmores Rising Star Lydia "Mayhem" CD,BN,RE,AX,AJP,OFP,P1J,CA,DN,HT,TKN,TC,CGCA 4/4/12

Lucky, Wolf, Max, Kayos - gone not forgotten. gsdhalo

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#344302 - 05/08/17 10:01 PM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: Kayos]
kaisersmom Offline
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Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 809
Loc: Northwest OH
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I lost my mom and then Kaiser a year apart. Even though we know it's coming we are never prepared - and the loss of a parent and of a beloved dog are both a hurt like no other. My thoughts and prayers go out to you hugging

Marshall Dillon - 18 months old
Kaiser - 11 1/2 yrs old - At the Bridge
Ray (Radar) - 8 yrs old - At the Bridge

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#344321 - 05/09/17 09:58 PM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: Barb E]
zyp Offline
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Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 723
Loc: Shreveport
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So hard!

I'm sorry, so much.

Nothing is as simple as it seems or as complicated as we make it~

Attitude is everything -- Pick a good one!
Sofie AKA Ussina vom Haus Brezel
Jack von Jagenstadt
Tatty - Burmese bad cat

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#344374 - 05/14/17 10:51 AM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: Barb E]
Tarheel Offline

Registered: 04/17/10
Posts: 568
Loc: Cincinnati,ohio
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I am so sorry for you double loss.

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#344406 - 05/17/17 10:05 PM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: Tarheel]
Karin Offline
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Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 906
Loc: San Jose, California
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I'm so sorry, Barb. This is a really tough thing to go through, but I'm so glad that you have Kaos there to give kisses and provide comfort to you. That is such a sweet picture of your mom and Dante. They look so happy. Take care and know that we are all thinking of you during this sad time.
Karin and Dave

Heidi, 12-year-old GSD
Adopted on 10/14/07 from: German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California (

Sheba, GSD/Malamute angel

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#344450 - 05/27/17 12:32 PM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: Karin]
GSD07 Offline

Registered: 02/17/10
Posts: 313
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Barb, I am so sorry. It's so incredibly difficult to lose your mom and Dante almost at the same time. I lost my mom two years ago and it still hurts, I miss her every day... Hugs.

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#344453 - 05/29/17 05:34 AM Re: Losses, My Mom and Dante [Re: GSD07]
Qyn Offline

Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 1964
Loc: Victoria, Australia
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Sorry to read this Barb, my sincere condolences on both losses, devastating for you on all levels .... kind regards
Nix (derivative of Phoenix) Black GSD born 6 June 2011 (Gotcha day 9 Dec 2013)

Quynne gsdhalo - Black Female GSD - Sept 29, 2004 - 11 Nov 2013 Deeply missed

If you don't agree with me ... you are just not listening well enough. smile

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