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It has taken me a week to be able to post this message. Last Wednesday, Feb. 7th, we helped our boy Eric cross over The Rainbow Bridge. He was 15. Many of you have read my posts about him and his recent struggle with glaucoma, OM and total blindness. Early last week he suddenly was unable to walk or stand. He had a slow growing cancer that was deteriorating his entire spine. That combined with his other issues severely compromised his quality of life and so we sent him to better place, where he can see, walk and play again. He is with Andy, our first Cairn, and all our other pets who have gone before us. I am thankful Eric was here long enough to meet the new puppy. Eric had a good, long life and the memories we shared will last the rest of our lives. There is a hole in my heart again that only time can heal. You all know that empty feeling. Thanks for listening and sharing your pets with us. We all help each other, we laugh at our Cairns antics, and we share these losses together.

Eric, you are gone from sight but will live in my heart forever!

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I am so sorry you have lost Eric. He is in heaven and has a lot of our friends up there with him. He will want you to be fine as you know how much they worry about us and know he is always with you.

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I am so sorry for your loss. Even tho I have a full house w/ Carins and other dogs that definitely fill my life w/ joy, there are still those wounds from past pets that never seem to fully heal. I do know that empty feeling and understand those holes in your heart. Time will never really heal your heart, it will only patch it w/ Eric's paw print.

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Dear Cynthia,

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Eric.

Such a loving and kind Cairn parent to offer him the warmth of peace.

Godspped Eric - you will meet him again!

Barbara

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I am so sorry for your loss. I know that Eric knew how much he was loved and is very thankful that you sent him to a better place where he feels like a little puppy again. You will never be "over it" but may God help to heal your heart.

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. I know the feeling too well. Adding what everyone else has said and also

Toomanypaws couldn't of said it any better. I truly think we never heal I know I haven't. Remember that he will be in your heart forever. Eric lived a wonderful life. My heart is heavy for you.

Rhonda,Kramer & Angel Missy "Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog". "It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are" Missy Rainbow Bridge Memorial
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I am so sorry about your loss. I lost my Sandy February 6, the day before you. It has been a week and half and I am still crying. I miss him so much and can't believe he is gone. He missed his 14th birthday by 4 days. He also had cancer, and it also affected his spine. His spine was sticking up from his skin and his back end got very skinny. He couldn't walk anymore. It was so sad. I hope him and Eric are up in heaven having fun looking down on both of us. God bless Eric and Sandy.

PS. My Sandy looks just like your Eric in that picture.

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Cynthia,

I can only echo everyone else's sentiments. My heart breaks for you on the loss of Eric and I believe, as do the others, that you will be joined again with him. Please know that you are in all of our thoughts.

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Eric is running and prancing through the clouds...watching over his owners who lovingly watched over him for so long. So sorry for your loss.

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Thank you everyone for your beautiful, caring messages. It truly helps ease the pain.

Sandysmom: I am so sorry for your loss! My heart aches for you! I believe Eric and Sandy had something similar as Eric's spine was protruding in recent weeks. They are together and sharing a wild romp in the green grass.

I wanted to share with all of you something I did after we lost Eric. I always meant to do this for all the dogs but never got around to it, so I don't have one for Eric. But I bought something called Sculptey clay at AC Moore (a craft store) and I made pawprints of the dogs. You can mold and shape the clay however you want, then press your dog's paw into it, and bake it. I made these ornaments for Emma, Maggie and Dino. Hope you can see them in these photos. The clay comes in colors and can be painted after baking.

Thank you again for reaching out at this most difficult time.

Cynthia

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Run free to the bridge little one :wub:

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It has often been said if you have a Cairn Terrier in your home for a year you will have one for the rest of your life

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sheila and Misty

our symapthy as well - :crybaby: made me cry just reading about it. we just lost Scruffy this past August.

That lost feelng over whelmed me again. But remember your bond- Eric was loved much and just think of all the wonderfull memmories you and he had.You were both fortunate to have found each other.

The only way that made our loss a bit easier..was to get another dog that needed love as well. not as a replacement -for that can never be.

But as a new joy that will help to mend your broken heart..and I feel my Scruffy is helping her along with her training -I swear. Plus I have lost 3 others besides Scruffy..prayers that you find a new puppy to love. And the love that you have for Eric is not lost nor finished Its forever present.

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Cynthia, even in your sorrow you've given us such a great idea for a memento for our Cairns! The ones you did are terrific and I appreciate the idea and will definitely be doing that. Just remember, Eric is so happy and I'll bet he's yelling down to you, "I can see you now Mom, I can see!" Hang in there my friend!

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I am sorry for your loss, Eric was a beautiful Cairn. In his picture his eyes however blind they may have been had an intense kindness in them. Just remember we all feel your loss with you. God bless.

Krista :crybaby:

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