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#346164 - 12/02/17 08:37 PM Buddy 04/07/2000 to 11/24/2017
PositiveDog Online   coffee
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As difficult as this is to post, it is only fair to let Buddy's friends know I fulfilled a promise to him. I said goodbye when he let me know it was time. After a wonderful fall, Buddy became very sick just after midnight last Friday morning.

As his internal masses began leaking, Buddy was unable to stand and was barely able to lift his head or wag his tail. Before the pain could overtake him, his wonderful doctor and I helped him leave this world.

I could write about him for days and still it would not be enough. So I will just say he will never be forgotten and he left me with a heart full of love.

Buddy, even 17 years and more were not enough.


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Bonnie

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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#346165 - 12/02/17 08:43 PM Re: Buddy 04/07/2000 to 11/24/2017 [Re: PositiveDog]
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Oh Bonnie, I'm in tears reading of Buddy's passing. I can't imagine the loss after 17 years of togetherness. I so hope you find comfort in his memories and all the times you shared. He was so loved.

My heart aches for you. hugging
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Rosa

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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#346166 - 12/02/17 11:06 PM Re: Buddy 04/07/2000 to 11/24/2017 [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Dear Bonnie, the first pic of Buddy looking back in the car says it all. A gentle soul and compassionate loving pup. wub
He is running painfree at the Bridge with all our other dogs. RIP sweet angel. 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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#346169 - 12/03/17 02:23 AM Re: Buddy 04/07/2000 to 11/24/2017 [Re: SeanRescueMom]
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Our deepest sympathy to you!

Sound like you did the right, however painful, thing for your true BUDDY!

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#346171 - 12/03/17 08:50 AM Re: Buddy 04/07/2000 to 11/24/2017 [Re: Codmaster]
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You have to smile at Buddy. Then you have to remember all the people he helped to smile when they needed to so badly. Then you have to be grateful to your very core that a humble animal can do so much for the world.

Goodbye Buddy.

Bonnie, you have my deepest sympathy for your loss.

Mary Jane

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#346172 - 12/03/17 09:46 AM Re: Buddy 04/07/2000 to 11/24/2017 [Re: Mary Jane]
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Bonnie, I know you are feeling lost and in pain right now. I wish there was something I could do to ease that pain.

Buddy was a wonderful sole who was loved by many.

Run Free Buddy.

I have a long memorial post here about Cheyenne. It helped me remember the many many good times we had together. If you feel up to it, please come back and share your memories of Buddy.
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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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#346174 - 12/03/17 11:54 AM Re: Buddy 04/07/2000 to 11/24/2017 [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
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I am so sorry to hear this.
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Suki May 31/08
Diva Dec 4/09

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#346175 - 12/03/17 12:13 PM Re: Buddy 04/07/2000 to 11/24/2017 [Re: Sylv]
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Buddy had a wonderful life, with a great family. He was "one lucky dog." Congratulations, Buddy, on a life well lived. Your passing makes me sad but that is a small price for having vicariously shared in your life. Thanks, Bonnie, for letting us share that life and for telling us of his passing.

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#346176 - 12/03/17 12:32 PM Re: Buddy 04/07/2000 to 11/24/2017 [Re: middleofnowhere]
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Buddy, you wondrous giver and healer, your eager distribution of happiness and laughter buoyed so many. Your spirit holds so much joy, you just had to share your inner sunshine with those who needed you most. Your kindness and sweetness continues to heal as we remember your gifts. angel

Dear Bonnie, may you feel wrapped in the warmth of our care here. So many of us benefitted from your sharing of your sweet, precious Buddy. Thank you. Please know that I am keeping you in my best ongoing good thoughts and prayers. I am wishing you strength. hugging
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Patti
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Grimm van den Heuvel, "Donnerpratzen"
Smokey The TeddyLion, DLH purrbuddy

Dir gehört mein Herz

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#346186 - 12/03/17 09:00 PM Re: Buddy 04/07/2000 to 11/24/2017 [Re: Braverhund]
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Many hugging's for you Bonnie. Your sweet Golden Buddy was a special boy. He will be sorely missed.
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Anita & 10.5 yr old Yukon

R.I.P Amber & Cisco:
"Goodbye may seem forever
Farewell is like the end
But in my heart's a memory
And there you'll always be."

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#346188 - 12/03/17 10:19 PM Re: Buddy 04/07/2000 to 11/24/2017 [Re: Wolfie]
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grouphug
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Rosa

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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#346193 - 12/04/17 08:25 PM Re: Buddy 04/07/2000 to 11/24/2017 [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Bonnie, I'm so sorry for your loss. grouphug
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Johanna

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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#346194 - 12/04/17 08:28 PM Re: Buddy 04/07/2000 to 11/24/2017 [Re: Woodreb]
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My deepest sympathies, Bonnie. My heart goes out to you. grouphug

RIP Buddy butterfly
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Danielle
~Basia
~Amadeus

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#346200 - 12/05/17 09:43 AM Re: Buddy 04/07/2000 to 11/24/2017 [Re: BasiaBear]
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thinking about you Bonnie-take care.

MJ

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#346201 - 12/05/17 12:25 PM Re: Buddy 04/07/2000 to 11/24/2017 [Re: Mary Jane]
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Bonnie, I'm so sorry to hear about Buddy... What a special boy he was - and 17 years - wow, that's a long time for a big dog. I know it's never long enough... My thoughts are with you...
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Kris
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Samson, GSD, 10/13/07
Annabel, Keeshond, 4/21/11
Petie, Toy Poodle, 5/5/07
Kitties: Meezer, Bob, Mia and Dewey

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#346202 - 12/05/17 06:56 PM Re: Buddy 04/07/2000 to 11/24/2017 [Re: Kris]
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*tears*

The end of an Era. I'm so sorry it was his time. You guys were an amazing team <3

Thank you for sharing him with us.
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MaxaL (aka LisaT)

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

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#346253 - 12/08/17 01:57 PM Re: Buddy 04/07/2000 to 11/24/2017 [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Just some more gentle hugs. hugging hugging hugging hugging hugging
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Patti
Frauchen von:

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

Dir gehört mein Herz

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#346254 - 12/08/17 06:09 PM Re: Buddy 04/07/2000 to 11/24/2017 [Re: Braverhund]
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Thank you, everyone. I still can't believe he's gone.

Memories of all the people he met and worked with during 10 years of volunteering is helping. I've heard from so many.

And I appreciate all his friends here, as well.

I am truly fortunate to have shared my life with so many wonderful dogs.


_________________________
Bonnie

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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#346256 - 12/08/17 06:19 PM Re: Buddy 04/07/2000 to 11/24/2017 [Re: PositiveDog]
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Lovely sentiments and beautiful card, the golden with the angel wings is poignant and touching.
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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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