RIP Fizz

I'm so sorry for you, Don. :(

I know how it is to lose a good friend like that. I hope you find some consolations in memories of her and the good times you had together.

Ah, man. I'm really genuinely sorry to hear that. :(

I know it's probably not much of a consolation right now but it sounds like she had a great and happy life and a quick and peaceful passing at the end.

We will miss her.

Oh My..So very sorry Don. She was a fine girl, I could tell she meant alot to you. I have only lost one pet in my life..a very sad day, um well days it was.. now I have one that is growing old on me. I love my pets as well, they are part of my family.

Keep your head up and think of the friendship you had and good times (it helped me laugh just a little through the tears)

A very close friend of mine gave me this when my last pet died. It helped me in some way so i hope it might help you to.
I know how it feels to lose a pet. There is, and never will be another one just like it, but like the others say you just have to think about all the good times you had togheter and be gratefull for it.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together…
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Aw man , you made me spill a tear .

I forget who , but I remember that someone once said when asked if he thought there was a Heaven , his reply was "I want to go wherever Dogs go " .

Don, I truly am sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to lose a friend and companion. We had to put our pet down almost 3 years ago and I still haven't gotten over it. Thoughts and prayers go out to you my friend.

Truly sorry for your loss. Our dog is very much part of our family and I know yours was too.

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear that Don. I know she was an extremely important part of your life. And although it's no consolation, I'm sure she enjoyed every minute of it with you. She had a great companion in you.

Please take care Don, try to keep busy.

That is sad, I feel your pain. How old was Fizz?

I have been in your situation before and know how painful it is to lose a good friend and companion. I'm my case, it was a fishing buddy who spent his entire life since he was a pup with the family and more than anything else, loved going to go to the pond whenever I went fishing. You have my deepest and most sincere sympathy.

I'm not very good with words (at least not in english), and even if I was I think it's almost impossible to find the right words to ease the loss of a good friend and trusty companion. Just wanted to let you know that I'm terribly sorry for you, Don!

There is paradise for people and hell.

For dogs only paradise.!

Im'really sorry for your loss Don..

Sorry to hear that Don.

My rabbit passed away in his sleep.

I'm very sorry to hear about that Don. I know Fizz meant a lot to you and was a great companion and friend. About all you can do is take good care of dogs while you have them and I know you took great care of your assistant. Through your posts she was a part of the BLF community and we will all miss her.


(plus Katie and Austin, my two assistants-in-training)

I am sorry for your loss Don.

Thanks folks!

You folks made a very, very bad day better.

I'm just glad that she died peacefully in her sleep. When I woke this morning, the only thing that was different about her was that she was cold to the touch. She usually sleeps in in the mornings so it wasn't till I tried to waken her that I realised she'd gone.

This is how she slept and is exactly how I found her this morning.

This is my favourite picture of her, and how I will remember her.

We buried her this afternoon in one of her favourite places, in the shade of some trees and we'll plant some more rowans (mountain ash) round her. Traditionally, every house in Scotland had a rowan tree planted near it to keep away evil.

I am really, really sorry Don. I hope you are well and remember her.

I will never forget her. Thanks Kathy, you said what I couldn't.

There is nothing to compare with the pain of death.

You were here, and now you are not.

That’s all.

I search for you in old photographs, letters,

Things that you touched,

Things that remind me of you,

But they cannot fill the space you occupied.

The space is in me too,

Bleeding round the edges where you were torn away.

In the night, strange shapes haunt the space….

Regret, fear, fury,

All the things we might have done.

All the shattered dreams.

How can I go on with this hole inside me?

Partial person!

Don’t let me fill the space with the wrong things.

Don’t let me cover it up,

To eat me from within.

Give me courage to bear my emptiness,

To hold it gently

Till the edges stop bleeding;

Till the darkness becomes friendly;

Till I see the star at its heart;

Till it becomes a fertile space,

Growing new life within it.

If I had not loved, I would not have wept.

This love you have given me;

This love I have carried;

This love has carried me.

And I know that though I cannot see you, touch you,

The love does not go away.

Carried by this love,

We are not divided.

And there will be no more weeping.