For Shilo, my beautiful supermodel

by Paul
(Tempe, AZ)

My lovely lady

My lovely lady

Shilo was 12 years old and died suddenly in her sleep last week. I know 12 years is alot, but she was still like a puppy: hyper, excitable and in apparent good health. Shilo was a friend, an excellent protector and just a beautiful girl.

I move between sad, bitter and angry as I just felt it wasn't her time yet. I am glad that she did not have to suffer the indignities of old age and "went out on top."

Shilo -- you will never be forgotten and I hope you knew how much you were loved, appreciated and adored. God Bless.

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Mar 05, 2010
She was Beautiful
by: Ric

Shilo caught my eye because I lost my little girl 2 months ago from today, 3-5-10. I truly share your pain and grief because I know how unique the bond is. My little girl had some similar qualities as Shilo had. I hope you would read and see what my Nikki looked like.(

I have found some comfort in fostering a few dogs. I know as you do that replacing Shilo is not an option, but in her memory giving some temporary happiness to the dogs still here is a good thing.

It's good to share, feel free to do so because I know how you feel.

Feb 06, 2010
To Paul
by: Joe

Unfortunately, we are all at this website for the same reason, our beloved pet has gone on, and we are left behind. The good part, if there is one, is that we all share your feelings and your grief. I have spent many hours of reading on this site, and it seems to help a little. I lost Yogi the Bear on Oct, 12, 2009, and although that is almost 4 months ago, it seems like last week. Time, I think, scars over the wounds and makes them less painful. Therefore, that makes 'time' the enemy. If you can, try to stay busy and make time pass quickly. If you haven't heard this poem, maybe it help some. Good luck to you.

Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here,
that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor.
Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again,
just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing;
they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together,
but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance.
His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group,
flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet,
you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again.
The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head,
and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet,
so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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Feb 05, 2010
by: Down Under

Paul, my condolences on your loss of beautiful Shilo. She looks like such a cute cheeky little girl. Keep the memories alive in your heart Paul. Wishing you all the best.

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