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#1 DeltaBluez Tess

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Posted 10 August 2015 - 11:27 PM

I haven't been online for a while due to a couple of reasons. One is that I have been fighting cancer and will update that info in another post. The second is my beloved Maid died in Feb and now I am able to talk about her without bursting into tears.


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Posted 11 August 2015 - 04:28 AM

You have been blessed with some very special dogs, Diane. 

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 06:16 AM



I am sorry.  I know held a special place in your heart.  When you live and work beside a dog there is an entire different level to your relationship.

Lad passed away last April and I still get teared up thinking of him.  I think of him giving shepherds a run for their money and taking some shepherd and teaching him the finer points of working sheep like he did for me.  Giving them that LOOK that only he gives when you ask him to do the wrong thing. I am sure Maid had little things that made her unique making you smile.  Remember those and those incredible moments you shared doing the everyday work when she was beside you.


The leave way to quickly, while they are here they bless us so greatly.

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 07:17 AM

I am so sorry for your loss.


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Posted 11 August 2015 - 07:19 AM

I am very sorry for your loss, and the best of luck with your health problems.

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 08:06 AM

Dear Diane,


as Vicki Hearne said, "Dogs are immortal until they die."  I'm sorry for your loss.



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Posted 11 August 2015 - 10:40 AM

I'm so very sorry for your loss, Diane.  It's so unfair that dogs don't live as long as we do.


I'm also sorry to hear of your experience with cancer.  My very best wishes that you can transform this in the best way possible.



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Posted 11 August 2015 - 06:03 PM

So sorry to hear of Maid's passing. It is wonderful that you two were able to be a team.


Sincere wishes that you come back to full health.


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Posted 11 August 2015 - 08:30 PM

That was a beautiful tribute to an amazing dog, partner and friend. I hope you find comfort in your many happy, sweet memories of Maid.



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Posted 12 August 2015 - 12:01 AM

Your tribute to Maid demonstrates how she was so much more than "just a dog". My heart says that such great pain from a loss is a reflection of such great love given. So sorry for your health issues but glad Maid was there to nurse you better. So, so sorry for your loss.

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 04:35 AM

So sorry for your loss; I lost my old boy Buddy the day before you lost Maid.

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Posted 12 August 2015 - 11:37 AM

I'm very sorry for your loss.


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Posted 12 August 2015 - 03:58 PM

I'm very sorry.

What a lovely tribute to a very special partner.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 10:30 PM

i still miss here but she is in my heart.....i think she is in heaven...gathering up all the Angels. And being fed treats from God.

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 01:56 PM

What a special dog!

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 02:20 PM

Thanks Diane, for letting us all see that.  What a great dog and great gift of a relationship.  I'm sorry for your loss; especially after just a few years.


I pray that you are recovering from your illness well; and that in due time you will find the next dog to step in and (not replace, but...) fill the role that Tess and then Maid did.  These dogs are truly a gift beyond measure.


Edit:  I just read further in your blog.  Bliss?  I hope so.

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 08:15 AM

I'm sorry Diane. It's so hard, especially when unexpected. Bliss has big paws to fill, but it sounds as if she's stepped up. And Maid and Tess are both waiting for you....



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Posted 18 August 2015 - 08:28 AM

That'll do Maid.


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Posted 18 August 2015 - 07:43 PM

Sorry for your loss.  RIP Maid.  And keep fighting the good fight against the cancer.

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