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You belong among the wildflowers

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We had to let Reno go yesterday. It was so hard. He was the greatest dog, so kind, loving and sweet. He was a Newfi / retriever and all he wanted to do was sit next to me and have me hold his paw. I had to do that for the last time yesterday. He had stage 3 liver cancer, kidney disease and pancreatitis. Both Brad and I held his paws as we said our goodbyes. We played his song which is Tom Petty's Wildflowers. We chose that song because he loved to run through them. When we left him, we got on the freeway and I said to Brad "I wish he could give us a sign that he made it over the bridge and found Abby (another of our dogs who had to leave us 2 years ago on Christmas Eve) right after I said that, Brad turns on the radio and sure enough that song starts to play. We both cried like babies. It was a sign from Reno that he made it.

It's so hard for us because our dogs are our kids. We now have Wiley and Macy left. They are missing him as much as we are. I found Macy this morning using the towel we took with us yesterday as a pillow. He was her soul mate. He is going to be so missed. How do you say goodbye to a family member? When he left yesterday, another piece of my heart went with him.

I love you Reno. Thank you for choosing us to be your family. The last 11 years with you were wonderful, funny, happy, and now sad. Goodbye boy.

You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
Sail away, kill off the hours
You belong somewhere you feel free

You belong among the wildflowers
You belong somewhere close to me
Far away from your trouble and worries
You belong somewhere you feel free

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This topic was modified 4 years ago by marianegreer

Mariane Greer

Topic starter Posted : 18/02/2019 4:54 pm
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Awww I’m so sorry for you lost:( it hurts so much when we have to let our fur babies go:( Rebo was a beautiful dog 😍 @marianegreeer


Posted : 18/02/2019 7:24 pm
Mad Murphy
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So sorry for your loss...


How to say goodbye?

In doing exactly as you have done, by telling the world how much you loved him, by telling how much he is missed, by grieving for this beautiful soul, by honouring his passing with beautiful words, music and tears .

And by letting us join you in mourning the passing of your dear friend, companion and family member and saying that we understand your grief.


Posted : 19/02/2019 1:40 am
Griff Mom
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So sorry to hear of your loss. 

You have our deepest sympathies.  It's never easy to say goodbye, and you did it so lovingly.  May Reno and Abby play among the wildflowers forever without fear or pain.  😍  


Posted : 19/02/2019 8:02 am
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@marianegreer crying with you.  so very sorry for your loss. 

Posted : 19/02/2019 8:13 am
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I'm so very sorry you've lost Reno.


Posted : 20/02/2019 5:33 am
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I’m so sorry for your loss. He’ll be remembered always.

Posted : 20/02/2019 11:39 pm

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