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In Loving Memory of my Fur Babies

Buzz Strong
11/27/97 - 12/13/14
Experience Machine Gun Hendrix
3/7/06 - 2/24/20
5/2006 - 6/2/21
Buzzs paw
Hendrixs paw

My heart is full of love and broken at the same time. The loss of a fur baby cannot be explained, or understood, until one has gone through the death of a pet.

It’s a pain like nothing else I have ever felt. I’ve lost family and friends, and am in no way trying to take away from the pain one feels when a human dies, for me, the death of a pet feels different.

Unconditional, that is what dogs give us. Perhaps that’s why their death hits us so darn hard. Dogs do not judge, they just want to love us...and they love us really well.

Buzz, Hendrix & Chewie gave me purpose to life when I didn’t believe I was deserving, they helped me live life more than I ever thought one could. My boys showed me how to watch, and listen when words cannot be spoken.

Humans find fault in one another, dogs just don’t do that to us. They are so happy to see us, even when we just run to the bathroom.

That’s why my boys death hurts so much, they absolutely loved me for me.

I WILL grieve until the day we are all together again. My grief will come in waves of tears, laughter, silence, and who knows what else. I grieve for superhero dogs, Misfits and Wolves, that now play at the Rainbow Bridge, I grieve for them too, they believed in me. I will never apologize for my grief. And do not ever say it’s just a dog.

I miss you all every day, and love you so very much Buzz, Hendrix & Chewie. I thank you for showing me how to love, even through pain.

Love, Mom

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Buzz and Hendrix

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called the Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to the 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 & 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

We'll be together again... The journey of life is best traveled with a dog. Put your paw in my hand..

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