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Diamond-Bear
post Aug 5 2010, 02:03 PM
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Hi, Dimees.

I hope you liked my letter to you: http://lightning-strike.com/forum/index.ph...ic=5945&hl=

I received a call from your Vet today. It seems they made a paw print of your paw during your final appointment. I just came back from picking it up. It is a beautiful way to commemorate you. Your doctor just loved you to pieces, as did everyone.

I am thinking about you and missing you.

With Love Always,
Grandmom


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Diamond-Bear
post Aug 6 2010, 09:58 AM
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Hi, Dimee-Rhymes.

It is hard to believe that it was just one week ago that I received the devastating news about your cancer. The beginning of last week, I had no idea you were even sick! You were still bouncing around like your same old self. Everything happened so quickly. Now you are not here, and I miss you so much.

I feel your spirit, but I really miss seeing your beautiful face and feeling your soft fur.

I will love you always.

Thank you for loving me.

Love,
Ganmom


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Diamond-Bear
post Aug 7 2010, 11:53 AM
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Hi, Dimees.

I am really missing you today. I can't feel your spirit around me, and that makes me very sad.

Maybe you are spending your time around your little brother? He does appear to be doing better, and he even started doing some of your tricks. It is strange how much he is acting like you. I guess I should be comforted by that, but it just makes me miss you more.

I love you, Baby.

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post Aug 7 2010, 12:45 PM
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Hi, Diamond-Bear. Please permit me the opportunity to offer you my sincerst sympathies in your loss of Diamond. Losing a beloved companion is never easy regardless of the circumstances or how long we have been blessed with the privilege of their company. I do believe the sweet Living Spirit of our beloved companions does help to comfort and encourage the behaviors of their fur siblings who are still with us on this side of eternity.

Diamond-Bear, this grief journey is a very difficult one to get through regardless if it's our first or our thousandth - - losing a beloved companion is a very painful experience both physically and emotionally and is unique to the relationship that we have shared with each of our beloved companions. One of the many important things to remember is that you are not alone in your grief journey.

Diamond-Bear, thank you so much for sharing with us your loving letters and memories with your precious Diamond. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, and please let us know how you're doing.

Peace and blessings,
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ladywolf
post Aug 7 2010, 04:14 PM
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Hi Diamond-Bear--

Your letters to your beautiful Dimees are so beautiful and touching. I'm so sorry that you had to lose Diamond--he (or she?) must have been a very special cat.

As for feeling Diamond's spirit around you--here's my experience with my Ladywolf, who died about two months ago now. When I stop to look and listen, I know that she is with me, particularly here in this odd little house that I rent. Her presence is very powerful when I can clear my mind of other things and pay attention to it. When I'm all cluttered up with other concerns, I tend to forget about Ladywolf's delightful spirit--but I know that it is always here with me. She has provided great comfort during this past summer, which has been very difficult and challenging for me otherwise. I know that the body of the Wolf is gone, but the Wolf Soul lives on in me, and around me, and it's very special indeed.

I hope that you may come to experience something similar with Diamond. Again, I am so sorry for your loss.

Hugs--Margi, Spiritwolf, and Leopold the Bold
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Diamond-Bear
post Aug 7 2010, 09:26 PM
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Thank you, moon_beam and Margi. I appreciate your kind words and encouragement; it means a lot to know you care and you understand. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your losses.

moon_beam, thank you for confirming what I have felt in my heart about Diamond reaching out to his brother.

Margi, Diamond was a male--sorry I didn't say so earlier. Thank you for sharing your experience with Ladywolf. Your story helped me to be able to stop and realize that I can still feel Diamond's spirit with me. Also, after posting earlier, I went outside, and I found a feather right next to my car. It was mostly gray with a little bit of white. I know feathers are often sent to us to let us know that a passed loved one is near, so this was very comforting.

Diamond, thank you for the feather. I love you.

Hugs,
Teresa


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ladywolf
post Aug 8 2010, 02:51 PM
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Hi Teresa--

Feathers indeed are precious treasures, and I've always believed the same--that they are signs from our loved ones that they are around us. I'm so glad that you found that one!

One gloomy day I was walking along a stream with my first dog who was dying of leukemia. I was very depressed, and I threw my eyes up and said, "Please! Send me something!", and then I looked down and there was a perfect turtle shell lying on the rock my foot was on, bleached white by the sun. I cast my eyes up and said, "Thank you very much. That will certainly do!" I still have that turtle shell somewhere...

Signs are all around us, aren't they, if we keep our eyes open?

Big Hugs--Margi, Spiritwolf, and Leopold, King of Hysterica
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Diamond-Bear
post Aug 8 2010, 05:59 PM
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Hi, Margi.

I am sorry to hear about your first dog having leukemia. I appreciate hearing about your experiences. I am sure it was a comfort to find the turtle shell. I am not surprised that you kept your gift. I kept the feather I found and will be sure to keep it with all the mementos I have of Diamond, such as some of his fur, his bowls, etc. For the past couple years, I have been trying to become more connected with nature. It is amazing how much comfort we can find in this life when we can quiet our minds and look all around us!

Love and Hugs,
Teresa


Hi, Baby Boy.

Thank you for all the signs you are sending to let me know you are here; you are truly my little angel. I love you. Please watch out for all of the wonderful people and their pets here on this board.

Love, Hugs, and Plenty of Kisses,
Grandmom

P.S. I hope you are getting plenty of yummies!


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Diamond-Bear
post Aug 9 2010, 09:46 AM
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Hi, Love Bunny.

It is hard to believe that it was exactly one week ago that you left this world. I miss you so very much. You were always the best, most loving kitty, and I could not have asked for a better little boy than you. I cannot thank you enough for choosing me.

You will ALWAYS be in my heart. Please stay with me forever.

Love, Hugs, and Plenty of Kisses,
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post Aug 9 2010, 03:07 PM
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Hi Diamond-Bear. I just want to say that I'm so very sorry for your loss. I too am feeling the raw pain of losing a loved family memeber. It has been 18 days since we lost Husker, and the only comfort I have is knowing that time will heal the wound...and it will for you also. Thinking and praying for you during this tough time...

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Diamond-Bear
post Aug 16 2010, 10:44 AM
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Maranda,

Thank you for your kind words, your thoughts, and your prayers. Husker was just adorable, as are your other fur babies. I am sorry to hear about Mya, your German Shepherd.

You are in my thoughts, as well.

Hugs,
Teresa


Hi, Dimee-Rhymes.

I am sorry I have not been writing to you, but you know I have been thinking a lot about you. It has not been a good week; I miss you so much. It has been two weeks since you have gone, and life will never be the same. When I would have a bad day or a bad week, you were always there to comfort me, so having a bad week and knowing I couldn't bury my face in your soft belly fur this past week just made it that much more difficult. I know you are here, but it is not the same. Thank you for sending another feather. I had a charm and a suncatcher custom made in your honor. I will post pictures here when I receive them.

I love you!

Hugs & Kisses,
Grandmom


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Diamond-Bear
post Aug 30 2010, 10:01 AM
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Hi, Sweet Baby Boy.

Today is four weeks since we said, "Goodbye." I feel an emptiness that I don't think will ever go away. I miss you so much, Love Bunny!

I received the charm and suncatcher I mentioned. I put the charm on a bracelet with other charms to commemorate you. I will be hanging the suncatcher in your favorite window.

I hope you are well.

I Love You. wub.gif

Love, Hugs, and Kisses,
Ganmom


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post Aug 30 2010, 03:13 PM
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Teresa,

Thinking of you on your "four week" mark. I know this can be a painful 'anniversary'. I hope you manage to fill the day with happy memories of your precious baby.

Take care, Cheryl x


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post Aug 30 2010, 07:03 PM
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Dearest Teresa,

I've read about your precious fur child boy Diamond and weep with you ...

I also know the pain, grief, loneliness, void and utter devastation one experiences upon the loss of such a special, unique and cherished fur friend. Please, accept my deepest condolences and know that you and your Beloved Angel Fur Kid Diamond are in my thoughts and prayers.








Many Comforting Hugs and I Wish You Peace.




Always, Dottie xoxoxox
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post Aug 30 2010, 07:46 PM
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Dear Teresa, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your precious kitty. I know exactly how you feel. I lost my doggie Tyson on august12 he had leulemia. Just like you stated he seemed okay and then suddenly he was so sick. It's just a theory but I think our animals love us so much maybe they try to hide how sick they are from us so they can have as much quality time with us as possible. I know my dog even after I found out how sick he was he acted as if he was fine around me. Not like how sick people act as soon as they know the diagnoses. For our beloved pets, for them it was all about us. You know how I finally knew he was really sick. The one day in 8 years he didn't meet me at the door when I got home from work. That was the tip-off for me. I know your precious kitty loves you and we are all here for you. That is how we will heal by sharing our grief with eachother. Diamond bear is nearby in spirit dont forget that. doggielove
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post Aug 30 2010, 07:49 PM
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Hi, Teresa, just stopping by to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers on your one month anniversary without your precious Dimees. The anniversaries are difficult, and this is one of the many reasons why this forum is so wonderful - - it is a place we can come to share what is in our hearts and on our minds about our precious beloved companions - - a place we can come to know that we are not alone in our journeys.

Teresa, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, and look forward to knowing how you're doing.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam


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Diamond-Bear
post Sep 2 2010, 03:05 PM
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Thank you, Cheryl, Dottie, doggielove, and moon_beam for your thoughts and kind words.

Dottie, Thank you for the beautiful pictures. They made me cry, but in a good way.

doggielove, Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss of beloved Tyson. You may be right about how they try to hide how sick they are. The way I knew Diamond was sick was when he didn't come when I called him--so unlike him.

Thank you to everyone for lending an ear. I apologize to everyone for not actively posting, but I have been having a really rough time with this. Today marks one month since his passing, and miss him so much. I know he is with me in spirit because I feel him, but it is hard to walk through the door knowing he isn't there. Diamond-Bear isn't the first pet I have lost, but he is the first one with whom I shared that special bond.
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post Sep 2 2010, 03:30 PM
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In that second picture - is he having a rest after doing his weights? biggrin.gif He's beautiful.

Hang in there, we are right there with you.

Hugs, Cheryl x


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post Sep 2 2010, 03:58 PM
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Hi, Teresa, each of our beloved companions have their own special place in our hearts, each bond special in its own way. Undeniably, though, there are some relationships that are exceptionally close - - sort of like the "Vulcan Mind Meld" in Star Trek - - which also includes the very core of our hearts, souls, and spirits - - our very essence of existence.

Teresa, each of us understands how devastated you are feeling, and completely understand that you are only able to be here when you are up to it. Each anniversary is a milestone of time shared with a beloved companion during their physical journey with us, and a reminder of the difficult adjustment before us in re-inventing our lives - - our meaning to exist - - without their sweet precious physical presence to enjoy. It's a very difficult adjustment - - both physically and emotionally.

Thank you so much for sharing your pictures of your precious Diamond with us, Teresa. In sharing our beloved companions with each other here we are keeping their journey with us alive in our hearts and memories. We are here for you whenever you're up to sharing what is in your heart and on your mind. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers, Teresa, and look forward to knowing how you're doing.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam


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Diamond-Bear
post Nov 2 2010, 09:43 AM
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Hello, My Beautiful Little Boy.

Today is three months since you were released from your pain. I miss you so much, My Baby.

I was looking through pictures you recently, and found some of when you were a kitten. No wonder I was so smitten with you. You were absolutely adorable.

Last night I was listening to some of the songs I used to sing to you. It is difficult to do, but remembering how much you liked that was nice. You would get all comfy-cozy and just listen to me sing. You always let me know if you didn't like a song when you would glare at me and/or walk away flipping your tail.

I was thinking about when you would get startled and jump about a foot high and backwards. Again, you were so adorable. I regret not being able to get that on video.

I will always love you!

Grandmom


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