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#1 Dixie_Girl


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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:00 PM

We had to call the vet to the house. Holly couldn't even make the trip to the vet. Thunder storms roaring outside, and she just laid where she was. She was a rescue that had no place to go but here. She was so loving in her way. She lived in her own world, but came to visit ours. Holly started life who knows how, or why her owners gave her up, but she finished here with love and understanding of her quirkiness. I believe she was happy here, and felt love. I believe that is what helped turn her from a snapping, biting, unpredictable dog, into one I would trust with toddlers. She was not the sharpest tool in the shed but she brought joy and laughter to our lives. Her poor little mind is finally at rest. Her cancer and arthritis pain is gone. And she can finally become the dog she always wanted so desperately to be. You did good Holly girl, say hey to Cheyenne, and wait for me.
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#2 Nellie's Dad

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:10 PM

So sorry to hear this. You gave Holly what she really needed, understanding and love. Rest in peace Holly
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:35 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Rest easy sweet Holly.


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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:36 PM

Linda, I am so sorry that your kind heart is hurting for Holly. You took her in and gave her love and shelter when she was in great need, and you gave her some good years too. Run free and happy, Holly.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:53 PM

I'm so sorry, Linda - Holly was very blessed to have you for the latter part of her life.
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:57 PM

Linda, we're so sorry to hear of your loss. Holly is now whole and running through the fields. Maybe one of her playmates is Lady.
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 08:28 PM

Linda, thank you for all you did for Holly in her last years. She had to know that, with you, someone finally had her best interests at heart and would care for her, no matter what.

Run free, Holly.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 08:34 PM

I'm very sorry.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 08:56 PM

Rest is peace, Holly. Very sorry for your loss.

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 09:42 PM

RIP, good Holly
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 10:22 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about Holly. I remember you taking Holly in and all the love and care you gave her. Others might have given up on her, but you didn't. I am sorry she is gone, but she lived her final years knowing love.
Rest easy sweet Holly.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 08:06 AM

I'm sorry Linda. You gave Holly something no one else could or would: love and care and understanding. You made her life better and at the end you made her passing easier. Blessings to you. RIP Holly.


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 09:42 AM

I am so sorry. Thank you for making Holly's life so much better - she was loved and valued. Run fast and free Miss Holly

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 09:50 AM

Linda, Holly was so blessed to have you and your family in her life. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 11:03 AM

Linda, I clearly remember your journey with Holly from foster dog to permanent family member. She was so fortunate to have found you. I'm so sorry for your loss. RIP Holly. You will be missed.

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 04:23 PM

Thank you, Linda, for caring for Holly and taking her in like you did. Rest in peace, Holly.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 01:01 PM

I'm very sorry to read about Holly. I have no doubt she was greatful for everything you did for her.

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Posted 04 June 2011 - 08:01 PM

Oh Linda I was afraid to read this thread, I am so sorry. I know though that Holly was loved and spent her last years in the best place possible. Godspeed Holly.
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 10:38 PM

Thank you all so much for your thoughts and words of kindness. I am still trying to come to terms with Holly's passing. It was just so sudden. I do want to thank Kris, Nancy, and the others who helped with her when I first brought her home and she was so in need of vet care. I told her story (the biting and unpredictable behavior)and some said to put her down, some said try this and that. In the end, she helped me make the decision. She walked over to me and laid her head on my leg, and looked at me as if to say, I'll try if you will. After that, she always came over and laid her head on my leg when she wanted some petting. She wouldn't play with toys. Never learned to sit or lay down with out physical "help". She did great on a lead though. And she learned not to go out the front door or gate in the yard. And she made me laugh. When the other dogs would get excited about something, she would too, and then look around as if wondering, so what was that about? Sometimes she would stare at the freezer and we would always tell her, no, Holly, that is not the mother ship. I think she laughed at that. She stuck with me, what ever I was doing. If I went to bed she went to bed. If I went outside, she stayed out till I got done with what I was doing. Loyal as the day is long. Some may say I probly should have put her down in the beginning, but I don't regret a day I had her. She might not have been capable of learning a lot. But she did get to learn what it meant to belong. To be a part of a pack and what it felt to be loved and wanted. No, I don't regret the time I had with her. She made my heart bigger and my memories longer. And she will have someone to wait for.
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Posted 04 June 2011 - 10:41 PM

She was lucky to have you. Godspeed, Holly.

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