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post Jan 25 2008, 08:55 AM
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Today Goliath would have turned 11 years old had he lived. My memories of him are so very many. Goliath is the curve in my smile, the sparkle in my eyes, the joy in my heart and the light of my life.

When he was just a little puppy, he developed a very unusual way to walk. He pranced just like a clydesdale horse and held his head high. All his life he walked in "attention getting" style and was just a little ham for a crowd of people or a camera. He was an absolute "little dickens."

Chihuahuas often get a reputation for being mean little ankle biters. My Goliath was never anything but sweet and loving toward all of God's living creatures and he loved to visit the kitties at the pet shop or adoption center. His sweet little face and feisty personality charmed anybody who came in contact with him. Just looking at him put smiles on people's faces, young and old alike.
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post Jan 25 2008, 08:56 AM
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Goliath as a baby boy!
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post Jan 25 2008, 09:24 AM
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Isn't he just the cutest?
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Goliath and Gidget Pics
Happy Birthday Goliath
Goliath's Blessings
Bouncing Baby Browser (Goliath & Gidget's New Baby Brother)
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post Jan 25 2008, 09:25 AM
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What a little HAM!
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Goliath and Gidget Pics
Happy Birthday Goliath
Goliath's Blessings
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post Jan 25 2008, 09:27 AM
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Together, Goliath and I learned so much in obedience classes as well as advanced dog classes. He was so in tune with me and I with him that he learned things very quickly. His eagerness to learn and desire to please was written all over his face. Not only did he know verbal commands but also responded to hand commands. In a short period of time Goliath learned to wave, roll over, sit, lay down, close doors, give kisses, salute, "gimme five," stay, fetch, hand shake, dance and anything else I chose to teach him. I'm not sure who enjoyed our school days together more, me or him. It didn't really matter what we did, as long as we were doing it together was all that mattered.
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Heartfelt Letter to my Goliath
Goliath and Gidget Pics
Happy Birthday Goliath
Goliath's Blessings
Bouncing Baby Browser (Goliath & Gidget's New Baby Brother)
Browser Is Missing!
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post Jan 25 2008, 09:30 AM
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We shared our entire lives together including vacations, hiking, walking, bike riding, napping, parties, camping, boating and at the end of our busy days we curled up together.

At bedtime Goliath would wait for the sound of my eyeglasses to close and for me to turn off the TV. He would immediately act like he didn't really want to jump into my arms to sleep. His "cussing grrrr" would almost sound as though I was making him get into my arms. Then he would heave a big sigh, make his happy "mmmm" noises and snuggle in as close to me as he could. In my arms is where he slept all night long, and it is now when I go to bed that I find myself missing him the most.

Our special connection was beyond my wildest dreams. We understood each other completely. While others didn't always understand him, I understood him far better than I do most human beings and loved him more for it.
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Goliath and Gidget Pics
Happy Birthday Goliath
Goliath's Blessings
Bouncing Baby Browser (Goliath & Gidget's New Baby Brother)
Browser Is Missing!
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post Jan 25 2008, 09:43 AM
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On November 6th 2007, Goliath passed very suddenly. As I held Goliath in my arms I looked deep into his eyes and he in mine. The angels had come and took him back to Jesus and a special part of me died too. Though I tried desperately to breathe life back into his tiny limp body, God said it was His turn for Goliath to sit in His lap. I begged God to take me instead of my baby boy and I gladly would have done so without question, but God said that it was not my time just yet.

I will always remember his sweet kisses, loving disposition, his feisty personality and his friendship. His memories will remain imprinted on my heart forever.

The angels sang
January twenty fifth nineteen hundred and ninety seven
When God's own hand
Sent you to me straight from heaven


Thank you Goliath
For all you gave to me
Your unselfish love
And your company


You filled my days
With complete happiness and joy
Yes Goliath
You were always such a special good boy


We were joined by our hearts
From the day we met
You were so much more to me
Than just my pet


You left this earth
November sixth two thousand and seven
And went to live with our Lord and Savior
In heaven


Though you came to me
By God's own hand
He took you home to live
With Him again


You were only sent
For me to borrow
And your absence leaves me
With such great sorrow


And even though
We are apart
You will forever
Remain in my heart


One thing I know
With certainty
Is that we'll reunite
In eternity


But until then
You'll remain in my heart
My forever
Best friend

Sleep well
My precious angel
I will love you til
The day after forever
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Death of my Furry Baby Boy Chihuahua
Heartfelt Letter to my Goliath
Goliath and Gidget Pics
Happy Birthday Goliath
Goliath's Blessings
Bouncing Baby Browser (Goliath & Gidget's New Baby Brother)
Browser Is Missing!
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post Jan 25 2008, 11:55 AM
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Goliath wub.gif
happy birthday
you precious angel
you have got a very special tribute
and all the photos we can share make us smile
thank you
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goliath
post Jan 25 2008, 04:56 PM
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Thank you Katzen for sharing in my celebration and love for Goliath. Especially today being his birthday it means more to me than I can even begin to put into words.

I feel like shouting to the whole world how much I love him and always will and felt today was the perfect day to share with others by posting his tribute.

Thank you so much for the kinds words and continued support and for celebrating with me by reading his tribute.

God bless smile.gif


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Death of my Furry Baby Boy Chihuahua
Heartfelt Letter to my Goliath
Goliath and Gidget Pics
Happy Birthday Goliath
Goliath's Blessings
Bouncing Baby Browser (Goliath & Gidget's New Baby Brother)
Browser Is Missing!
Goliath Aloysius 1/25/1997 til 11/6/2007
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post Jan 25 2008, 11:59 PM
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Happy Biirthday Goliath, your mommy loves you so much!
Very cute pics MOM.


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post Jan 26 2008, 01:44 AM
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Happy Birthday Goliath!!!!! You live forever in your dear mommies heart, and now you live in us all too. When it is my time to cross over I can't wait to meet you.

This trubute is so buetiful, thank you for sharing it with all of us. Those pictures are just soo gorgeous, he lept right in to my heart the first time I saw him. He is a beutiful boy. I can't wait to show these pics to my husband. I will look at them and smile every time. smile.gif

I sincerly hope that on this day, your memories, and the loved you shared with your dear one can comfort you. I knbow how much you love him, and how much you miss him, he is so lucky to have you, and he is looking down on you and his little tag is wagging, and he wants you to be happy.
My heart and prayers are with you, Thank you soo much for sharing this tribute,
with love,
Cheesy


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post Jan 26 2008, 11:55 AM
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Happy Birthday, Little One! I am sure there is a celebration at the Bridge that we over here can not even comprehend. What a beautiful tribute to your baby boy. The pictures were just wonderful. What loving memories and what a gift it was for you to share your memories with us, here on the forum. Thank you for such a gift! Your beautiful pictures make me smile and like Cheesy, I look forward to meeting Goliath when the time is right.
Take care, Stephanie


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Duffy, I was so blessed to have you in my life, as my family, as my friend, as my baby, as my soul mate. I miss you, my PuppyBoy. Run, now, and enjoy the Bridge. I will be joining you soon.
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post Jan 27 2008, 11:24 AM
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Thank you all so much for celebrating Goliath's birthday with me.

Yes!!!!!!!! BIG wonderful things come in very small packages. He was just so full of love and he never hesitated to share it.

Hugs and love to all of you biggrin.gif


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Topics that include Goliath are:
Death of my Furry Baby Boy Chihuahua
Heartfelt Letter to my Goliath
Goliath and Gidget Pics
Happy Birthday Goliath
Goliath's Blessings
Bouncing Baby Browser (Goliath & Gidget's New Baby Brother)
Browser Is Missing!
Goliath Aloysius 1/25/1997 til 11/6/2007
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post Jan 27 2008, 02:07 PM
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What an adorable pup. I join you and the others in wishing your big boy a very happy birthday! Feb. 1 would be Sadie's 9th, it was also my late beloved Father's.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GOLIATH darling, enjoy the bridge.

Thanks for sharing those beautiful pics.

wishing you Peace,
Mack and Sadie's Mom,
Dayna


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post Jan 27 2008, 03:27 PM
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Beautiful pictures what a cutie.
Happy Birthday Goliath.

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post Jan 28 2008, 06:20 AM
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Our special connection was beyond my wildest dreams. We understood each other completely. While others didn't always understand him, I understood him far better than I do most human beings and loved him more for it.


You have so well described your Goliath that I also fell in love with this little dog, he sounds like such a love, how it must be difficult for you to not have him physically, though I think that from all you have written he is still by your side to inspire you and give you the courage to go on; you have taught me that chihuahas can be very special lovable fellows, keep telling Goliath's stories, they are beautiful, like you, how lucky you both were to have this dance on earth and wishing you many such dances again. Take care.
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post Feb 6 2008, 07:29 PM
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Thank you all so much for sharing in my joys and memories of Goliath's and my life together.

I have thought about Goliath all day today as it was 3 months ago on this day that the angels took him to heaven.

I know he is soaring high in the sky because he must have the biggest wings a chihuahua could possibly have. biggrin.gif


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Death of my Furry Baby Boy Chihuahua
Heartfelt Letter to my Goliath
Goliath and Gidget Pics
Happy Birthday Goliath
Goliath's Blessings
Bouncing Baby Browser (Goliath & Gidget's New Baby Brother)
Browser Is Missing!
Goliath Aloysius 1/25/1997 til 11/6/2007
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post Aug 9 2008, 12:11 PM
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Dear Beth wub.gif

I just read your absolutely beautiful, heartfelt tribute to your very special little boy, Goliath wub.gif . Thank you so very much for sharing it!

Much love & peace to you and yours,

Denise xo


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On November 6th 2007, Goliath passed very suddenly. As I held Goliath in my arms I looked deep into his eyes and he in mine. The angels had come and took him back to Jesus and a special part of me died too. Though I tried desperately to breathe life back into his tiny limp body, God said it was His turn for Goliath to sit in His lap. I begged God to take me instead of my baby boy and I gladly would have done so without question, but God said that it was not my time just yet.

I will always remember his sweet kisses, loving disposition, his feisty personality and his friendship. His memories will remain imprinted on my heart forever.

The angels sang
January twenty fifth nineteen hundred and ninety seven
When God's own hand
Sent you to me straight from heaven


Thank you Goliath
For all you gave to me
Your unselfish love
And your company


You filled my days
With complete happiness and joy
Yes Goliath
You were always such a special good boy


We were joined by our hearts
From the day we met
You were so much more to me
Than just my pet


You left this earth
November sixth two thousand and seven
And went to live with our Lord and Savior
In heaven


Though you came to me
By God's own hand
He took you home to live
With Him again


You were only sent
For me to borrow
And your absence leaves me
With such great sorrow


And even though
We are apart
You will forever
Remain in my heart


One thing I know
With certainty
Is that we'll reunite
In eternity


But until then
You'll remain in my heart
My forever
Best friend

Sleep well
My precious angel
I will love you til
The day after forever


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April, 1984 - February 7, 2004
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Forever, you will ALWAYS live on in our hearts!
DEPARTED FROM EARTH, NEVER FORGOTTEN.... Love, Mom & Dad xoxoxoxoxo


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post Aug 10 2008, 09:23 AM
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QUOTE (Muffins @ Aug 9 2008, 01:11 PM) *
I just read your absolutely beautiful, heartfelt tribute to your very special little boy, Goliath wub.gif . Thank you so very much for sharing it!


I love sharing Goliath's love with all I come in contact with Denise. smile.gif Thank you so much for taking the time to read about the special kind of love Goliath and I shared and still share together. His generosity and gentle touch will stay with me forever and a day. He truly was one of God's finest and I am honored that God chose for Goliath to spend his life with me.

Much love to you, Ben, Ms. Lucy & Mr. Yoster, wub.gif
Beth


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Death of my Furry Baby Boy Chihuahua
Heartfelt Letter to my Goliath
Goliath and Gidget Pics
Happy Birthday Goliath
Goliath's Blessings
Bouncing Baby Browser (Goliath & Gidget's New Baby Brother)
Browser Is Missing!
Goliath Aloysius 1/25/1997 til 11/6/2007
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post Jan 25 2009, 10:05 PM
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wub.gif wub.gif Happy Birthday Goliath
The little dog with the heart of a giant. wub.gif wub.gif wub.gif


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