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Offline fletcharrows

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StJudes auction 2004 - Please read
« on: August 19, 2014, 01:06:00 AM »
I have been absent from here for quite awhile. In 2004 I bid on and won a beautiful baby Beagle. I named her Dutchess. She stayed at my side while cancer tried to kill me. In fact, her favorite place was my lap. Today her highness, the Duchess of Beagle passed into memory. My face was the last thing she saw and my voice was the last she heard. Thank you all for allowing me to have her. Michael Fletcher
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Offline Jerry Jeffer

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Re: StJudes auction 2004 - Please read
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2014, 01:37:00 AM »
Glad to hear you made it through the cancer. I also beat it this year. A dog is a great companion. You were blessed with a good friend to help you through.
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Re: StJudes auction 2004 - Please read
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2014, 02:03:00 AM »
So sorry for your loss.
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Re: StJudes auction 2004 - Please read
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2014, 07:53:00 AM »
Sorry to hear.

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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2014, 08:06:00 AM »
I am saddened to hear of your loss and so very thankful that you are still with us.

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Re: StJudes auction 2004 - Please read
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2014, 08:16:00 AM »
So sorry you lost your friend, so glad you beat that despicable disease.
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2014, 08:20:00 AM »
So sorry.   Keep her close in your memory, always.

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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2014, 09:00:00 AM »
The right dog is a miracle, steals your heart, gives you hope and faith, makes you smile and keeps you going.  Unfortunately those little miracles live far too short a life.

Sorry for your loss
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2014, 09:11:00 AM »
I often wonder if dogs live shorter lives because they pour out 100% of their love unreservedly day in and day out...and when used up, are called 'home'.

I echo other's sentiments of gratitude for your healing from the Big C.  I'm glad you've had all these years to share with Her Highness.

It would appear that you enriched her life as she did yours!

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Re: StJudes auction 2004 - Please read
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2014, 09:53:00 AM »
Happy to hear you're okay. Sorry for the loss of Dutchess. I have two beagles, great great dogs.

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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2014, 10:00:00 AM »
I too lost a dog this year he was an English Mastiff he had big feet and they left big tracks on my heart and soul. I feel your loss and am sorry for it.
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Re: StJudes auction 2004 - Please read
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2014, 10:37:00 AM »
It is truly a gift from God to have such a wonderful pet and friend. She went out in the best way possible, knowing that she was loved.

Most of us who have had pets have had at least one that we were close to such as your Duchess, so we really understand your feelings at this time. Her life and her continuing memory will continue to bless your life forever. So sorry for your loss.
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2014, 11:15:00 AM »
Sorry for your loss ... the unconditional love of a dog is something special and a St Jude puppy is very special...
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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2014, 11:41:00 AM »
Sorry for your loss... non dog owners don't know the attachment.
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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2014, 11:46:00 AM »
So sorry for your loss, especially when she was such a rock for you.  Carry her memory.
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« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2014, 11:50:00 AM »
After losing our 15 year old beagle last year, we waited a short time and got another one, which was the best decision we ever made. There is something about beagles that make them some of the best companions ever. If you are anything like us, you will be blessed to get another pup. So sorry for your loss.
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« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2014, 11:56:00 AM »
I am saddened by the loss of your friend.
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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2014, 01:45:00 PM »
There is no better friend........
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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2014, 02:12:00 PM »
God bless you both.   I have three angels, my big guy Lloyd, 6.5 year old pit/Rott/spaniel mix.  Points and retrieves Bird's and is my constant companion.  Recently blessed, thx to my loving wife w/ twin toy poodle pups.  Gotta say at first I considered myself a big dog guy, but wow, these little ones leave big marks on your heart!  

Dicey at first but all three getting along famously now.     :clapper:    :pray:    

I feel for you, loss of a dog is only understood by other dog lovers    :biglaugh:
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Re: StJudes auction 2004 - Please read
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2014, 03:24:00 PM »
WOW....what a special gift to you and her from the auction.

This one hit me....hit me hard...

Any chance of getting a pic of her?
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« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2014, 03:24:00 PM »
10 years with a Beagle are special!

Our last dog is buried 15 feet from the house under the Sycamore tree. My wife and I don't have the heart to have another.  He was 15 when he died in February, 2009.
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« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2014, 03:30:00 PM »
My prayers go out to you as it is hard to replace the love of a good dog. But it is good to hear you are still here flinging arrows.
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« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2014, 03:30:00 PM »
Goes to show that taking part in the auction, and like parts of life, does good that multiplies and comes back to you many times over the years.  Sorry to know your companion has gone home, but glad to know that you had her.
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« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2014, 04:32:00 PM »
Here is a picture of my girl. Thank you all for the well wishes. I do hope the picture works.    
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« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2014, 06:47:00 PM »
Here is the pup that we got after our 15 year old died. He is an absolute joy to have in the family. A new pup can really help you in your loss.
 
After numerous other dogs, I have to say that beagles are my favorites; so much personality, so intelligent, so loyal. Again, very sorry for your loss.
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