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#1 IronHorse


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Posted 15 November 2015 - 11:38 PM

For ThunderBolt


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  Where To Bury A Dog

There are various places within which a dog may be buried.
Beneath a cherry tree, or an apple, or any flowering shrub of the garden, is an excellent place to bury a good dog. Beneath such trees, such shrubs, he slept in the drowsy summer, or gnawed at a flavorous bone, or lifted head to challenge some strange intruder. These are good places, in life or in death. Yet it is a small matter, and it touches sentiment more than anything else.
 For if the dog be well remembered, if sometimes he leaps through your dreams actual as in life, eyes kindling, questing, asking, laughing, begging, it matters not at all where that dog sleeps at long and at last. On a hill where the wind is unrebuked and the trees are roaring, or beside a stream he knew in puppyhood, or somewhere in the flatness of a pasture land, where most exhilarating cattle graze. It is all one to the dog, and all one to you, and nothing is gained, and nothing lost -- if memory lives. But there is one best place to bury a dog. One place that is best of all.
If you bury him in this spot, the secret of which you must already have, he will come to you when you call -- come to you over the grim, dim frontiers of death, and down the well-remembered path, and to your side again for he is yours and he belongs there.
People may scoff at you, who see no lightest blade of grass bent by his footfall, who hear no whimper pitched too fine for mere audition, people who may never really have had a dog. Smile at them then, for you shall know something that is hidden from them, and which is well worth the knowing.
The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.
 Thank you ThunderBolt for coming into my life and being my friend...you will be missed but never forgotten.

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#2 Sue R

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 05:03 AM

Very sorry for your loss.

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 07:59 AM

sorry, very touching tribute.

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 08:59 AM

So very sorry for your loss.


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Posted 16 November 2015 - 09:51 AM

My sincere condolences. ThunderBolt will live on in your heart.

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 02:40 PM

Beautiful words. So sorry for your loss.


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Posted 16 November 2015 - 06:45 PM

So sorry you lost your boy, love this tribute.


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Posted 16 November 2015 - 08:05 PM

Sorry for your loss.  R.I.P. Thunderbolt.

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 09:15 PM

Lovely tribute. I'm very sorry your good, good boy is gone. Cherish the things that make your heart smile, even if your eyes must weep.

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 05:24 AM

So sorry for your loss. Lovely tribute.
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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:50 AM

So sorry for your loss. Sometimes, I think about how life with dogs means inevitable broken hearts. But at the same time, they're entirely worth it.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 11:20 AM

I'm sorry you lost Thunderbolt. They leave such a huge hole in our hearts, but I think the memories of our shared love will eventually heal us. Godspeed Thunderbolt.



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Posted 25 November 2015 - 07:45 PM

Never, never enough time with them. So sorry for your loss.

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 08:40 PM

That was a truly beautiful piece of writing in honor of a deeply cherished relationship.


So sorry for your loss of Thunderbolt!


May he continue to leap thru your dreams and disturb the blades of grass at your feet.



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