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barley-6-16.jpg Barley was my introduction to Cairn Terriers.

I can't believe the breadth or the depth of the effect this wee dog had on my life.

She was a gift beyond all measure.

Goodbye B-girl. Thank you Sweet B.

The Power Of The Dog

by Rudyard Kipling

There is sorrow enough in the natural way

From men and women to fill our day;

And when we are certain of sorrow in store,

Why do we always arrange for more?

Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware

Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

Buy a pup and your money will buy

Love unflinching that cannot lie--

Perfect passion and worship fed

By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.

Nevertheless it is hardly fair

To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

When the fourteen years which Nature permits

Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits,

And the vet's unspoken prescription runs

To lethal chambers or loaded guns,

Then you will find--it's your own affair--

But...you've given your heart for a dog to tear.

When the body that lived at your single will,

With its whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!);

When the spirit that answered your every mood

Is gone--wherever it goes--for good,

You will discover how much you care,

And will give your heart for the dog to tear.

We've sorrow enough in the natural way,

When it comes to burying Christian clay.

Our loves are not given, but only lent,

At compound interest of cent per cent.

Though it is not always the case, I believe,

That the longer we've kept 'em, the more do we grieve:

For, when debts are payable, right or wrong,

A short-time loan is as bad as a long--

So why in Heaven (before we are there)

Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?

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Cairns2

Brad,

I am so sorry for your loss. With these dogs it's like losing a child. They take a piece of us with them. She was a beautiful girl and I'm sure you have many wonderful memories of her to sustain you. She'll always be as close as your heart.

Regards,

Cynthia

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josie&holly

So sorry for your loss of such a beautiful dog. Thinking about you, your wife and the other dogs at this time.

Josie

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pkcrossley

she was a great prize indeed. we are so sorry for your loss.

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Scruffys Mom

Dear Brad

I think we all share a small piece of your huge loss. Barley will live on in yoru heart and mind. Blessings to you and all of our furry friends.

Madeline, Scruffy and Sparky

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Autumn & Lola

Brad, I am so very sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful girl.

Autumn

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jimnconnie

Brad, we add our condolences for your loss. Barley was truly a beauty, and she shared many wonderful years with you & your family. It is obvious from your words that she will always be in your heart.

Jim & Connie

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tlwtheq

Brad,

Seems like yesterday (and not year 2000) when I lost my first

Cairn, Holdsworth to illness. I know exactly how you feel.

You never quite get over it...you just go forward minus a piece

of your heart.

Barley was beautiful and well-loved. Please accept our condolences.

The Wilk Pack

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Greg P

My thoughts are with you and Peggy as you mourn the loss of your dear companion.

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Tracy A.

Brad & Peggy,

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Barley. She was a lovely Senior Lady and i'm sure the house & your lives feel emptier today.

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Brody

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers going out to you and your family.

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Shazza

Oh my Brad, I'm so sorry.

My thoughts and prayers will be with your family.

She will always be in your heart and many many memories of the years you had together.

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jodi0553

Dear Brad,

So sorry to hear of the loss of the grande dame of the Robins End pack. Condolences to you and your family.

Jodi

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shellj2323
the loss of the grande dame of the Robins End pack.

I feel like we know your dogs. I'm so sorry.

Shelley

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Pepandfriend's mom

Brad, what a beautiful lady. I am so sorry.

Pam

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sheila and Misty

I havent been keeping up lately Brad soo sorry to hear your sadness-it had tears rolling down my face yes you were lucky she was a big part of your life. we all are fortunate to have such a tiny creature just love us to death. . my sympathy to you and yours.

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Kramersmom

Brad,

I'm so very sorry for your loss of sweet Barley. It really hits us all hard, we all share in the joys and the sorrows in each of our Cairns. Losing my little girl, also being a black brindle, she looked so much like Barley. I sit here and cry while I'm thinking of them both.

Godspeed Barley, you earned your "golden" wings

My sincere condolences to you & your family.

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kjwarnold

Brad, so sorry to hear about Barley. Condolences to you and your family.

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beccadiane374

So sorry to hear of your loss. They take so much of us with them when they leave.

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bradl

Thanks for so many kind words and thoughts. We knew the day would come eventually. I guess we didn't really expect it coming so fast, so hard, and from out of left field. Barley taught us so much and I reckon she had a couple more things to teach us, bless her scrappy little heart.

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TazTalk

Brad, I am so sorry to hear about Barley. My little Bandit (passed last year) will look out for Barley up in doggie heaven.

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BetsyNoodle

Barley is such a beautiful girl, Brad. I am so, so sorry for your loss. May wonderful memories of your sweet Barley be a comfort in your time of sorrow.

Melissa

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