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Our Boy Riley #342555
11/26/16 05:57 PM
11/26/16 05:57 PM
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Hello everyone,

First, I'd like to apologize to everyone for not being a good frequent member. Since our move to the country things have either gone very good or very bad, too much bad. I can't access the boards from work (they have them blocked) and our Internet is cell phone data hotspot which we have to watch very closely because it's expensive.

I wanted to thank all of you who helped us every time Riley needed it, we are very grateful to all of you. I don't know how I would have made it through all his health and other issues without you all.

With tears just pouring down my face I wanted to let you know that Riley went to Rainbow Bridge on 11/12/2016. Our hearts are broken and like all of you who've lost their special furkid, we're beyond devastated. It's been two weeks ago today and we're still crying daily. We are happy that he was able to share the dream we worked so hard to get for him. He had six months in the country with room to roam and play in with Nissa and Gracie. We wanted that so bad for all of them but especially for him and Nissa because they were seniors and deserved more than a postage stamp size yard. We are financially broke but happy that we made it happen if only for six months.

This is our favorite photo of him and which we had engraved onto his wood cremation box which arrived yesterday.



We also had my favorite dog poem engraved on the box. The first time I read it I just knew it was him through and through, especially the third line. I can only hope that I lived up to the 4th line.

Quote:

They are your friend, your partner your defender, your dog.
You are their life, their love, their leader.

They will be yours faithful and true to the last beat of their hearts.
You owe it to them to be worthy of such devotion.


Riley says thank you to everyone for helping his Mom through so many really hard times.


Deb • Nissa & Gracie
Forever in My Heart • Riley, Hannah, Damien, Katy, Crocket, Kayla, Gypsy, Toby and Cookie
Re: Our Boy Riley [Re: FurKids] #342556
11/26/16 10:42 PM
11/26/16 10:42 PM
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As I read this, I could feel your heartbreak. I'm so sorry for your loss of dear Riley.

It was nice that he had some months to run and roam. But your best gift to him was you yourself.

Run free,Riley. And if you happen to meet Skye, give her my love.

Never forgotten.


Bonnie

With approval of my friends:

SamCat, 03/2011
Bennie the 12 1/2% GSD 02/2013

Seiko, Solo, Sophie, Skye and Buddy - bridge dogs who taught me so much
Re: Our Boy Riley [Re: PositiveDog] #342557
11/27/16 12:53 AM
11/27/16 12:53 AM
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New Milford, CT
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I'm so sorry for your loss. rip Riley


Johanna

Caleb (aka Caleb-Moose)
Ciara(aka Ciara Belle, Black Devil)

RIP Aodhán, Rica, Max, Kelly - gone but never forgotten - forever in my heart
Re: Our Boy Riley [Re: Woodreb] #342560
11/27/16 01:53 AM
11/27/16 01:53 AM
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Colorado
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I'm so sorry for your loss, Deb. What a beautiful boy... It's so wonderful he had that time in the country, but as Bonnie said, the best gift you gave him was yourself.


Kris
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Samson, GSD, 10/13/07
Annabel, Keeshond, 4/21/11
Petie, Toy Poodle, 5/5/07
Kitties: Meezer, Bob, Mia and Dewey
Re: Our Boy Riley [Re: Woodreb] #342561
11/27/16 01:54 AM
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Oh no, I am so very sorry! He had a tough battle, and your worked so hard for him. hugging

rip Riley, you were such a good boy!


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Our Boy Riley [Re: MaxaLisa] #342563
11/27/16 07:55 AM
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Also so very sorry for your loss!

We lost our then 8+yo male GSD in April this year to DM so can feel the pain!

Best of luck with your choice!

Re: Our Boy Riley [Re: Codmaster] #342564
11/27/16 01:13 PM
11/27/16 01:13 PM
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Wisconsin
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Deb I am so sorry for your loss of losing Riley.


Val da Tiger

Fuzzybutt the cat.
Neilla the Big White puppy.

RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11
Re: Our Boy Riley [Re: FurKids] #342565
11/27/16 02:18 PM
11/27/16 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted By: FurKids
.... We are happy that he was able to share the dream we worked so hard to get for him. ....


Riley's dream was his life with you. I think that's the most important thing.

I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Mary Jane

Re: Our Boy Riley [Re: Mary Jane] #342567
11/27/16 04:34 PM
11/27/16 04:34 PM
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Thank you, everyone. It means a lot to me that you'd stop by and say a few words.


Deb • Nissa & Gracie
Forever in My Heart • Riley, Hannah, Damien, Katy, Crocket, Kayla, Gypsy, Toby and Cookie
Re: Our Boy Riley [Re: FurKids] #342569
11/27/16 11:52 PM
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My deepest and dearest heartfelt sympathies go out to you. RIP sweet angel. angel


Sean - 1998/2014
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart I'll stay there forever.
Carleton DOB unknown
Neely - 2003/2015
Gizmo -2008/2011
Neeko -1991/2005
Re: Our Boy Riley [Re: SeanRescueMom] #342572
11/28/16 12:42 PM
11/28/16 12:42 PM
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Albuquerque, NM
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Oh I am so sorry Deb. I have not been on here frequently either. Something said check in today.We lost our heart dog Kayos, in later August. My heart still hurts so I surely feel your pain. Thanks for giving Riley a great home.


Kathy

PTE,AC,URO3,AG2,UCD Xtra!Xtra! v. TeMar CDX,GN,RE,CGC,TC,HIC, Bh "Havoc" 6/4/07
PAM, URO3, UCD, UACH Tidmores Rising Star Lydia "Mayhem" CD,BN,RE,AX,AJP,OFP,P1J,CA,DJ,HT,TKN,TC,CGCU 4/4/12

Lucky, Wolf, Max, Kayos - gone not forgotten. gsdhalo
Re: Our Boy Riley [Re: Kayos] #342579
11/28/16 01:51 PM
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Sharon, Ontario, Canada
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I am so sorry for your loss hugging


Suki May 31/08
Diva Dec 4/09
Re: Our Boy Riley [Re: Sylv] #342582
11/28/16 03:46 PM
11/28/16 03:46 PM
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San Jose, California
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I'm really sorry to hear this, Deb. It sounds like Riley had a wonderful, happy life and I'm sure he loved living in the country with his beloved human and canine companions. Take care of yourself and just take it day by day. Little by little, the pain will lessen and when you think of him, you will remember the good and happy times with him.

Rest in peace, sweet handsome Riley. angel


Karin and Dave

Heidi, 12-year-old GSD
Adopted on 10/14/07 from: German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California (http://www.savegsd.org)

Sheba, GSD/Malamute angel
Re: Our Boy Riley [Re: SeanRescueMom] #342584
11/28/16 03:56 PM
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Others have said it so well: Your gift to him was his life with you. He was fortunate to have found you. I'm glad he got some time in the country. I'm glad you took him in.

Re: Our Boy Riley [Re: middleofnowhere] #342601
11/30/16 01:52 PM
11/30/16 01:52 PM
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So sorry to read of the loss of your stunning boy, Riley. I am also glad your family including him and his sisters got to spend that six months in the country to enjoy as a family! wub

Sincere condolences on his passing. hugs

rip Riley wub


Alison
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Nix (derivative of Phoenix) Black GSD born 6 June 2011 (Gotcha day 9 Dec 2013)

Quynne gsdhalo - Black Female GSD - Sept 29, 2004 - 11 Nov 2013 Deeply missed

If you don't agree with me ... you are just not listening well enough. smile
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