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Duke

Our dog Duke a black and gold German Shepherd. We named him after John Wayne. He was born November 2001 and he left us during March 2013 after a short illness. Duke had Colitis, which meant that he had to get various medicines mixed with his food. On reflection we should have called him Fagan as he was always stealing things. He had the T.V. remote control more times than I did. He would not damage it. This was his way of telling us that he wanted a treat.

He loved going in the car and digging in the sand, but hated to get his feet wet. Duke tolerated other dogs and liked cats. He was a gentle giant who loved to play even at his old age. He had a tattered old knotted rope which he would fetch, when he felt like it. He was a great watch dog, he would sit and watch us all night. If he did not want us to go out, he would lie down behind the front door and would not move. We can never replace him.

Duke was perhaps not the cleverest dog. There was a time when he stole a large bag of potato crisps and gave it up for a single crisp. He was a beautiful proud dog as can be seen from his pictures.

Every time we see other people with German Shepherds we always think of Duke and wish we had him back. It was so hard to loose him. He was more than a dog, he was a member of the family, who will always be in our thoughts.

From

Allan and Sheila

Proud owners of Duke.

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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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