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Will's sister Gracie has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. We had a horrible week with a sudden severe illness and lost our precious Gracie. Will seems pretty lost and my heart is broken. She was the kindest most loving dog and stayed that way through the end. Although I know she has to be in a better place it is sooo dang hard to be without her here. Here is a recent picture of Gracie - as you can see she was a beautiful dog - and her beauty ran so deep. She spent the last year and a half of her life teaching Will the ways of life and how to be a good dog as well. I hope I can do things right to help him through his grief as well. Another earth angle has passed....

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My thoughts and prayers are with you and Will. The pain is unbelievable, I know. Look up in the clouds and you will see Gracie looking down on you. Her spirit and love will live on forever.

God Bless

Madeline, Scruffy and Sparky

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i'm so sorry for you. she is indeed a beautiful dog. cairns can learn a lot from the patience and loyalty of shepherds! you'll always see some of gracie's teaching in will. until you meet her again.

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Thank you all so much for your thoughts and kind words. Today has been horrible - beyond words... We had to get up and I could hardly get out of bed because I knew she wasn't here. This evening we had to take our first walk without her - I cried and Will was quite different, he was very jumpy about noise - like scared easy. He had never done that before, but all in all I still think he enjoyed his walk. Everytime we go out he is so excited like he is going to find her - and then there is a pause like he is confused. Then when we come back in he charges like he is going to find her inside and then again - the pause and confusion. Just breaks my heart on so many levels - for me, for him, for her....... I begged her to send me some kind of sign that everything is okay - sure hope she is able to somehow. They give us such a deep and sincere love - I just hate that we can't have them any longer than we get to. I know I am feeling sorry for myself but 9 years just feels like I was short changed again. I love them so much and do everything I can to make their lives happy,healthy, fun and comfortable and now I have lost 2 dogs in less than 2 years, one 4 years old and one 9.... Of course I wouldn't change having had them and their love so I know it is what it is. Anyhow, I am thankful for this kind place to vent - somehow it helps. Linda

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She looks so strong and gentle in her picture. I am so sorry. She must have been a wonderful friend for Will, and a wonderful family member for you and your family. Have been there too myself, with a sweet seven-year-old pup that left too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thank you so much for sharing your memories and thoughts of Gracie.

Pam

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i know the feelings you describe, and i often remind myself of this: housepets have one great thing going for them in this world, which is that they have a chance of spending their whole lives in the care of one beloved person. we will never know that, as we normally lose our parents at mid-life and generally spend our whole lives switching from the care of older loved ones who leave us to younger loved ones whom we will leave. but a cat or dog has a chance to be carried by one person as puppy and held by that same person at the end of their lives. it is a wonderful gift for them --but comes at a very high price for us! for them to have this gift, they must leave us behind. i think we must celebrate their gift and do all we can to enhance it. it is part of the natural order.

i can tell from your post that gracie is still with you. she has already given you the sign you wanted. i also believe that we will all see all our friends again.

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Linda, I am so very sorry for the loss of Gracie. She was a beautiful dog and you can see the kindness and gentleness in her face. I truly believe she is with you - as are all the beloved pets who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge. You were so blessed to have her and SHE was blessed to have spent a lifetime being loved by you.

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So sorry to hear of your loss, she was and in your heart and memories a Beautiful Girl! Hugs and kisses from our gang to your Will and You. As times goes you both will get new challenges and Gracie has been there in the past to show you how to cope and decide. She was a good teacher to Will and you, and she will always live on in your memories and hearts. Again Hugs, and Prayers for you and yours.

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I am so sorry for your loss. We all want to be able to say something, anything, to help you and make things better but I have been there before and know that it is easier said than done. Just know that although I cannot find the words to express my sympathy, I have been in your situation before and I know the pain that you are feeling right now. I don't think we ever stop missing them but in time, it will get easier. Take comfort in knowing that you gave Gracie a wonderful life. I will keep you, Will and the rest of your family in my thoughts and prayers. Again, I am so sorry.

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.

-M. Acklam

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Dear Linda,

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet Gracie. I know how much you cherished her. It is so very difficult to lose them, and it does seem so unfair especially given you have lost two of your family in as many years.

I hope the presence of your little Will can give you some comfort over the coming days, weeks and months. I only wish I could find the words to ease your sorrow. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Barbara

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We would like to add our condolences for your loss of Gracie. All of us who have lost a cherished pet know the heartbreak you are experiencing. I know that in the years ahead there will be times when Will does something, and you will say it's something that Gracie taught him, or it's just what Gracie would have done. In this way Gracie will always be with you, through Will. God Bless all of you.

Jim, Connie, Bailey & Sophie

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I am so sorry for your loss. I also lost my Sandy this past February. I still miss him. This site has been so helpful for me. Just remember all the good times you had with Gracie, and have faith that she is still walking beside you and watching over you.

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I'm sorry I'm late posting to you. I am so sorry to hear about Gracie. It's never easy losing a member of your family. There really are no words I can give you to ease your pain that I know all too well. Just know that Gracie's paw print is forever on your heart. After I lost my Lab, I came across this poem that made me think of him. It's been a few years now and I still feel his presence.

"We have a secret, you and I that no one else shall know.

For who but I can see you lie each night in fire glow?

And who but I can reach my hand before we go to bed

and feel the living warmth of you and touch your silken head?

And only I walk woodland paths and see ahead of me,

your form racing with the wind so young again and free.

And only I can see you swim in every brook I pass

and when I call, no one but I can see the bending grass."

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Beth, mom to Ninja (5), Hannah (7), Abbey (7 1/2), Kiara (10)

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I'm so very sorry getting to this late. Please know my heart breaks for you. Losing a pet, no words can help ease your pain. I lost my Missy over 2 years ago and thew pain is still there. I try to remember the good and know that one da we will all be together forever. Gracie's picture brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful soul, filled with such love and devotion.

My deepest condolences.

God speed Gracie

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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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Hugs to you and Will for Gracie's passing. I believe she will be waiting at the bridge to walk with you two again. Can you picture Will jumping and wagging his tail at the sight...you of course will be crying tears of joy as you see your Gracie again. My heart goes out to you... Gracie = :halo:

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