I Lost Shoes on April 23rd.

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  1. Shoeskitty-GA

    Shoeskitty-GA Well-Known Member

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    I lost my sweet old man on Monday afternoon, April 23rd. He had one of his sudden drops the evening of Sunday, April 15th and took a bad turn on Monday, 4/16. He spent 2 nights in the ER on iv fluids and an all day stay at regular vets for continued iv fluids, then when I was able to bring him home, he had to go back to the vet's twice and would have a good day, then a really bad day. He had suddenly become mildly anemic also and was very wobbly and weak. I made the decision that morning on 4/23 because he told me that it was time.

    His exact age was unknown as in his previous life as a barn cat for my best friends, they acquired him in early 2001 and he was very much an adult cat then so he was probably older than the 18 years we estimated him to be. Shoes converted me from strictly a dog person to a cat person. He was such a loving boy with a very talkative personality that even the hardest heart fell for him! I miss him terribly but am happy that he is not suffering anymore. His first momma, my best friend, was with us at the end. It was very very peaceful and totally painless for him.

    Thanks to all for the friendship and knowledge freely given. I will have some AT2 test strips to sell later but plan to donate most everything else to DCIN.
     
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  2. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    Sandi, I am so sorry to read this. It’s never easy when they leave us and it’s always way too soon. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  3. Doodles & Karen

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    ((Sandi)) you were such a caring and wonderful bean. How sweet little Shoe’s converted you! Sending peace and love for your heart.
     
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  4. Tracey&Jones

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    I am so sorry of your loss of Shoes.


    :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  5. Bellasmom

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    I am so sorry for your loss :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  6. carfurby

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    I'm so sorry. Fly free sweet Shoes. Sending prayers. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  7. Amy&TrixieCat

    Amy&TrixieCat Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry, Sandi...Shoes will live on in your heart. Our deepest sympathies to you....
     
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  8. Nan & Amber

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    Oh, no, I'm so sorry. No matter how long they have, or how long we have with them, it's never enough. Farewell to your sweet, chatty guy, and :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: to you in this sad time. :(
     
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  9. Nicole Z

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. Shoes is running healthy and is with momma cat now. cat_wings>o
     
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  10. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry you've lost your old boy. He had a long and wonderful life with you. :bighug::rb_icon:cat_wings>o
     
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  11. Judy and Boomer

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    Oh Sandi I am so very sorry that it was Shoes' time to cross.
    :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  12. Shawna & Davidson (GA)

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    So sad to hear about your loss and I'm sure he brought you as much love as you did for him. RIP little boy!
     
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  13. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    Sandi, I know you must miss him terribly. My heart goes out to you. Shoes was such a special little guy.

    I hope you will still come back and see us, and pass on all the invaluable knowledge you have gained over the past few years.

    You remain in my thoughts and prayers. With love and peace,
    Lucy

    :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:

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  14. Beth 73

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    :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug: And prayers for peace to your heart, Sandi :bighug::bighug:
     
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  15. Idjit's mom

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    Very, very sorry for your loss, you were so fortunate to have each other. Peace and comfort, and tears for you. cat_wings>o
     
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  16. Stephanie & Quintus

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    I'm sorry for your loss, and send you courage to hold in your grief.
     
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  17. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

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    ((((Sandi))))

    I'm so sorry for your loss. He was clearly a well loved kitty.

    Fly free Shoes and land softly.
     
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  18. Stacy & Asia

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    I'm so sorry to hear this sad news. Shoes knew how loved he was. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  19. Sharon14

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    Oh Sandi I’m so very sorry for your loss. Shoes was indeed a very special kitty and he will live on in your heart.:bighug:
    Rest In Peace Sweet Shoes:rb_icon:
     
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  20. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

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    Dear Sandi,
    We are so sorry that it was Shoes' time to don his wings and head to the Bridge. His many friends there will keep him "in good paws" until the day when you will meet again. He was a special kitty and had a wonderful life with you. We will all miss him.

    In deepest sympathy,
    Ella & Edward, Rusty, and Stu (GA)
     
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  21. Gill & George

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    (((((Sandi))))))):bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
    I'm so very sorry that it was Shoe's time to go the rainbow bridge.
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    Fly free and land softly sweet Shoes.

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    cat_wings>o
     
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  23. Carol & Murphy

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    Sandi I am so sorry to hear this terrible news, but join you in celebrating the life of this very special kitty.
    Holding you both in my thoughts peace and comfort to you, and RIP, dear little Shoes :bighug::bighug:
     
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  24. Bobbie And Bubba

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    Shoes was one lucky kitty to have you as his momma. You took such great care of him and I know that he knew how fortunate he was to be your baby. We never get enough time with them. Even 18 more years wouldn't be enough.

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  25. LizzieInTexas

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    So sorry it was time for Shoes wings cat_wings>o

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  26. Amanda & Shmee

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    :rb_icon:cat_wings>o So so sorry for your loss, hugs your way and cherish your memories. cat_wings>o :rb_icon:
     
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  27. Bronx's dad

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    I am so sorry for your loss Sandi, fly free Shoes :rb_icon: 14425.jpg :rb_icon:
     
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  28. Chubba (GA)

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    I’m so sorry. :bighug:
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  29. HWright

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    (((Sandi))) sending hugs and vines for you and for your magnificent Shoes in this his next journey. I know that your love for him will be with him forever as will his love for you. Soar high, sweet Shoes and with celestial joy in the company of the Spirits. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
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  30. Wendy&Neko

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    (((Sandi))) I am sorry for your loss. :bighug::bighug::bighug: Fly free sweet Shoes. Send your momma a sign from the Bridge. cat_wings>o
     
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  31. Deanna & Billie

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    I'm so sorry for your loss :bighug::bighug::bighug:
    I wish they could live forever.
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  32. Susan&Felix

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    Very sorry for your loss of sweet Shoes.
     
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  33. Kako & Tux

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    Oh I am so sorry..........
    ((((((Sandi))))))
     
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  35. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

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    {{{Sandi}}}

    I'm just now catching up and learning that dear Shoes has crossed the Bridge. I am so very sorry. I know what a special cat he was, and how devoted to him you were. He knew how much you loved him, and that you would honor his wishes when it was time and set him free, although I know you didn't want to let him go.

    He was very blessed to have you as his mama. I wish you peace as you adjust to your new normal. Remember, he will always be with you, waiting at the bridge until the day you meet again. :bighug::bighug:

    Fly free, Shoes, and land softly.
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  36. Sue and Luci

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    So very sorry to read of Shoes' passing...so good that you were able to care for him and you're 'converted' to a cat-mama now...sending healing hugs and vines for your heart at this sad time...cat_wings>o
     
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  37. Olive & Paula

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    Sandi, so sorry for your loss. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  38. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thank you to everyone! I check on everyone daily and am keeping all in my heart and prayers! Big hugs to everyone :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:

    Shoes ashes came home this am.
     
  39. Carol & Dante

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    Oh, I know how difficult it is to lose a family member; Shoes knew he was loved and Shoes told you he loved you every day! Both of you were gifts to each other; Shoes is back home with you forever now! :bighug: :bighug:
     
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  41. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

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    I'm so sorry. Prayers for your grieving heart.
     
  42. Carol & Murphy

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    that's a very tough day
    Hugs to you :bighug::bighug:
     
  43. Bron and Sheba

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    Sandi I am so sorry to read that Shoes has gone to the rainbow bridge. What a wonderful life he had with you and to have been loved so much. It is heartbreaking to lose our kitties and I hope in time you will remember the wonderful memories of your times together.
    :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  44. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thank you Elise.
     
  45. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thanks Karen.
     
  46. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thanks Tracey.
     
  47. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thank you Bellasmom.
     
  48. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thanks Carla.
     
  49. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thank you Amy.
     
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  50. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thank you Nan.
     
  51. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thanks Nicole.
     
  52. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thank you Kris.
     
  53. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thanks Judy.
     
  54. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thanks Shawna.
     
  55. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thanks Lucy.
     
  56. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thanks Beth.
    Thank you Idjit's mom. Cute cat name BTW.
    Thanks Stephanie.
    Thank you Sienne.
    Thanks Pamela.
    Thanks Stacy.
    Thanks Sharon.
    Thank you Ella.
    Thanks Gil.
     
  57. Shoeskitty-GA

    Shoeskitty-GA Well-Known Member

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    Thank you Carol.
    Thank you Bobbie.
    Thanks Lizzie.
    Thank you Amanda.
    Thank you Bronx's Dad.
    Thank you Chubba (GA).
    Thanks Sina.
    Thank you Wendy.
    Thanks Deanna.
    Thank you Susan.
    Thanks Kako.
    Thank you Sandy.
    Thank you Tricia.
    Thank you Sue and Luci.
    Thanks Paula.
    Thanks Carol.
    Thanks Carla.
    Thanks Rhiannon.

    Thanks Bron.


    All, Please forgive my rudeness for failing to thank each of you in a timely manner. I am slowly healing emotionally . Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
     
  58. carfurby

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    Sending more prayers. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  59. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thanks Carla.
     
  60. JeffJ

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    It is hard losing our kittehs, whether they are young or old. You have Shoes a comfortable and loving home. It doesn't get better than that.

    Healing vines for you. Shoes' spirit is watching you from the Rainbow Bridge.
     
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  61. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

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    It's not rude, Sandi. We all grieve in our own way and on our own timeline. We totally understand. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  62. Gill & George

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    Oh Sandi,:bighug::bighug::bighug: it's not rude at all. Our grief can hit us so hard when we loose one of our kitties and we all understand the need to take time and heal.
    You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
     
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  63. Noah & me (GA)

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    Sorry Sandi. I almost never poke around in Lantus so I never saw this.
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  64. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thank you Tricia! Hope all is well for you and yours these days.
     
  65. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thank you Dickson.
     
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  66. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thanks Gil. Hope BFGeorge is back to OTJ now.
     
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  67. Gill & George

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    He is, thanks. It was all a bit touch and go for a while, thought we were going to loose him. He's doing great, his appy is back to normal and he's perkier (as much as can be expected for an old boy).
    :kiss::bighug:
    I need to update his more recent numbers and write an update, been a bit crazy here since we got back from our vacation.
     
  68. Shoeskitty-GA

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    That is wonderful news!
     
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  69. Gill & George

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    I hope you are slowly feeling better Sandi, it's nice to 'see' you on the board, don't be a stranger.
     
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  70. Shoeskitty-GA

    Shoeskitty-GA Well-Known Member

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    I am healing. Nights are the hardest. But getting there.....TY
     
  71. Gill & George

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    :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  72. Marje and Gracie

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    (((Sandi))))

    I’ve been out of the country and am so sad to come home and find so many kitties have crossed but my heart really dropped when I saw that Shoes crossed. I’m so very sorry. Our little ones leave such a hole in our hearts when they cross but our FD babies .....it’s even more profound. Our very deepest condolences in the loss of your very special boy.

    :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  73. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thanks Marje! Hope your trip was for pleasure.
     
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  74. Becky & Baby Girl Kitty

    Becky & Baby Girl Kitty Well-Known Member

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    I’m sorry for your loss- it’s never easy to say goodbye! May you find peace & comfort in the days ahead! :bighug:
     
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  75. Shoeskitty-GA

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    Thanks Becky!
     
  76. Marje and Gracie

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    Yes’m, we were in Scotland.

    I hope you are finding peace and feeling the spirit of your sweet boy surrounding you.
     
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