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Old 03-21-2013, 10:18 AM   #1
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In memory of my friend

On February 13, 2013 by beloved Sebastian suddenly and unexpectedly died. I am still reeling but thought I should check in.

There has been no progress on the Love Bug since.

He never met a stranger.

He was a magnificent animal, he loved life, the forest, the water, my grandchildren, my friends, Woody, and me - and I loved him.

We had many adventures together. We camped and swam and lay in the hammock. We went to the store, Dr. apts, rode in the car, and sat in the sunshine. He loved chasing squirrells, ducks, and bears, hunting lizards, fishing in the creek, stretching out on the furniture, grabbing shoes (he never chewed them) and then doing the "do you see what I have" trot in front of you till he got your attention. (which made him very happy)
He was a wise guy with a sense of humor. He infiltrated every aspect of our lives.

He licked my tears and calmed me when my heart was broken. He instigated play when my spirit wanted to do nothing. He helped me in more ways than I can name. He made me laugh, he helped me see my purpose. He utterly and completly accepted me as I am and loved me for it. He helped me feel brave and safe.
My life will not be the same for knowing him.

He was my beloved, faithful service dog, and I miss him

Please look at the picasa web album at the link below and have a chuckle.

Cathy


https://picasaweb.google.com/1122327...631/Sebastian#
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:43 AM   #2
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Our deepest condolences Cathy. I know so many of us here on the site have been and felt what you are now.
I actually have to help one of my senior kitties over the bridge today. We camp with a service dog and her two faithful chihuahua sisters. My girl Pixley is a Husky/Shepherd mix and is indispensible to me. We will keep Sebastian in our blessings
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:52 AM   #3
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I'm sorry for your loss. What wonderful pictures you have of him!
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:53 AM   #4
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Thank you Rosemary.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:54 AM   #5
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Yes Lizbeth, He was my muse. Funny, beautiful, and ever present.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:00 AM   #6
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To protect, serve, console, entertain and enjoy doing it! A dog's life.

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Old 03-21-2013, 11:16 AM   #7
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"He licked my tears and calmed me when my heart was broken. He instigated play when my spirit wanted to do nothing."

i so understand this. i am so sorry. what a big, beautiful boy he grew to be.

i'm new here today. lost my 15 yo mini-schnauzer 2 1/2 yrs ago and now travel with a 9lb mix. she is all i can handle these days...but we fit fine in my casita.

again...so sorry for your loss.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:34 PM   #8
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What a beauty! Great pics. Loved the one of the peanut butter jar... (Actually, I loved them all, but I had to laugh at that one.) So sorry for your loss. I'm glad you took so many photos through the years. He had a great run.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:05 PM   #9
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I looked at every photo, and what a lovely boy he was, both inside and out. I am so sorry for your loss.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:20 PM   #10
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Saw this post this morning. I was so choked up I couldn't respond. Lost my best buddy 2-26-12. Time will help but you'll never forget. I'm very sorry for your loss.
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Im very very sorry for your loss... 2 legged or 4 they mean so much to us.
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What a wonderful dog you had. Our condolences. Thank you for posting the photos as he was obviously one very special doggie.
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:50 PM   #13
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I shouldn't have looked- now I am crying. I used to have Labs. I'm so sorry for your loss. It never gets easier, even though we know we are going to outlive them from the day we bring that cute little puppy home.
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:44 AM   #14
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I'm truly, truly sorry for your loss, Cat...sigh...words can't express the deep love we have for our fluffy babies, and the grief that follows from that hole in our heart.

My pup turned 11 yesterday and for a big dog, she's pushing the envelope. The reaasurance is the at a recent vet visit, he said: 'She's unusually healthy for her age!"

Thinking of you and the wonderful bond formed with Sebastion. What a great friend and loving personality he shared with you and your family. I enjoyed the pics and walk down memory lane. Thanks for posting!

btw...you've captured some precious moments like the one with him in the purple flowers...great eye!
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I know you are hurting and Sebastian has now crossed the Rainbow Bridge The Rainbow Bridge Poem - A Pet Loss Poem. Someday you two will meet again.
Until then, volunteer at the local SPCA, there are other Sebastians there waiting there to see you and repeat their love if you take home.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:25 AM   #16
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I'm so sorry for your loss. Sebastian was a beautiful, extraordinary dog. Your pictures are wonderful.
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My heart hurts with yours even as I smile at the pix you took of Sebastian. What a gift he was in both your life and that of your family and friends.

"He licked my tears and calmed me when my heart was broken. He instigated play when my spirit wanted to do nothing."

Those words resonated with understanding as I read them. My late, beloved Charlie Dog was also that dog and I miss him terribly.

Many hugs to you as you heal from this loss of your sweet Sebastian.

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Thanks for the pictures, what a good boy! You were both lucky. Tony
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