1/18 Sheba passed away today

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  1. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    It is with great sadness and heartbreak that I tell you Sheba passed away this afternoon.
    She stopped eating in the last 24 hours and neither zofran or cerenia helped at all. The specialist said I would know it was time when she stopped eating.
    Sheba looked at me this morning and that look told me it was time.

    Sheba spent the morning lying on her bed in the lounge room being visited by members of the family. One of my DGD spent a couple of hours patting her head and scratching her under the chin which she loved. She was purring up until the end. She was completely relaxed and calm.
    I arranged for the vet to come to the house. Neither of my normal vets was on duty but their locum came out with one of the regular nurses and he was very empathetic and understanding. He told me I had made the right decision while she still had her dignity and all her functions intact.
    He gave her a sedative and when that had taken effect he put in the canula. She was completely relaxed and comfortable during the whole thing ...except the sedative stung momentarily.......and she was not at all stressed. It was all very peaceful and she just slipped away while I was telling her what a good girl she was and stroking her. I wasn't able to nurse her because she was too uncomfortable being nursed because of her swollen tummy
    We buried her next to her soulmate Maxie in the side garden. The DGC each put a flower in the grave with her.
    I can't really believe it has all happened. I feel I am in the middle of a nightmare. I am heartbroken to have lost her but I promised her I would not let her suffer and I was determined to keep that promise.

    Rest in peace my beautiful Shebbie. I hope you find Maxie at the rainbow bridge:rb_icon:
     
  2. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    Bron, I'm so sorry. I'm glad she was relaxed and surrounded by your love. Fly free sweet Sheba. Sending prayers for you and your family. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  3. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    Dear Bron, I am so very sorry to hear this news. It sounds like Sheba had a beautiful send off surrounded by lots of love. Sending you lots of virtual hugs for comfort. Never long enough with our furbabies. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:


    RIP Sheba Fly High, Land Softly cat_wings>o
     
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  4. Osha

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    :bighug::bighug::bighug:((Bron)) I am so sorry it was Sheba's time. Fly free sweet Sheba:rb_icon:
     
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  5. Dyana

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    I'm so sorry (((((((Bron)))))))

    I will light a candle to help Sheba find her way to her soulmate Maxie. They will be so happy to be together again :bighug:

    I know you feel empty and torn. You did what was right, with all your love. And Sheba knows how much you love her.
     
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  6. Carol & Murphy

    Carol & Murphy Well-Known Member

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    Oh Bron I'm so sorry and sad
    wishing you peace on this very sorrowful day and in all the days to come :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  7. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

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    I'm so very sorry. Fly Free Sweet Sheba, Land Softly:rb_icon:
     
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  8. Shoeskitty-GA

    Shoeskitty-GA Well-Known Member

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    Oh Bron, I just can't believe Sheba went so fast! I am glad that she was comfortable and that it was peaceful and not stressful for her. I am so so so sorry! Prayers and hugs for you and your family!! RIP dear sweet Sheba!:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:cat_wings>o
     
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  9. Tuxedo Mom

    Tuxedo Mom Well-Known Member

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    (((BRON)))

    Crying my eyes out for you. So so very sorry that Sheba had to cross the bridge so soon, but she didn't suffer and she was surrounded and encased with love as she made the journey. RIP Sheba

    Prayers and strength sent for you and your family.

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  10. Vyktors Mum

    Vyktors Mum Well-Known Member

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    ((((((Dear Bron)))))) I am so sorry that you and your family are going through this heartbreak.

    You gave your beautiful Sheba the beautiful send off that she deserved, so brave, so loving :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:

    RIP Sheba:rb_icon:
     
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  11. Gill & George

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    (((((Bron))))))
    I am so sorry it was Sheba's time, I am so very sad for all of you, tears are flowing for her here too.
    I am glad that her crossing was peaceful and that team Sheba was with her till the end, I have no doubt that Maxie will have welcomed her at the rainbow bridge, where they will both chase butterflies too their hearts content.

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    Fly Free and land softly sweet Sheba.
    :rb_icon::rb_icon::rb_icon::rb_icon:
    cat_wings>ocat_wings>o
     
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  12. Doodles & Karen

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    ((Bron)), I'm so very sorry and there are never the right words. She's a special little girl and you're a wonderful mama bean to keep your promise. Fly free sweet angel. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  13. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry that you lost your lovely girl so soon. She was able to be with her people to the very end. :bighug:
     
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  14. Beth 73

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    Dear Bron...I know it is near bedtime there( we had that conversation one morning after u so graciously helped Elmo and I as you were headed to bed:bighug:). I am at a loss for words ..all our hearts are breaking for yours. Praying that a strong peace comes and settles over you and your family, a peace that has no explanation...that it wraps its arms around you as our love and prayers come across these many miles. :bighug:
     
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  15. Judy and Boomer

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    Bron I am so sorry that it was Sheba's time to cross. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  16. Lincolns Mom

    Lincolns Mom Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry Bron... there are never any right words... you did the right thing and the right thing is never easy but being the great bean you are that didnt matter... her final day sounds wonderful surrounded by those that loved her... no wonder she never stopped purring.... what a gift... sending prayers of comfort and care :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  17. AZJenks

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    She was so blessed to be able to transition peacefully at home, in the comfort and security of your arms, with your love to light her way to the bridge. Fly free sweet Sheba.
     
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  18. Amy&TrixieCat

    Amy&TrixieCat Well-Known Member

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    I am so very sorry, Bron....we have all been blessed to have shared in the beauty of your Sheba. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers...
     
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  19. Donna and Flame

    Donna and Flame Well-Known Member

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    Bron,
    My tears fall with yours at the loss of your dearest Sheba. Allowing them to leave us with peace and dignity is the greatest final gift we can give them, although it breaks our hearts. Sheba left this world the way she lived... in her own home in the arms of those who loved her and whom she loved. May your memories comfort you in the days ahead. The passage below was a comfort to me when my mom passed last month. I wanted to share it with you. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
    Fly with the Angels sweet Sheba cat_wings>o


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  20. Olive & Paula

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    Bron, so sorry for your loss. Words escape me as there are only tears. She knows how much she was loved by Team Sheba.

    Be free little one. :rb_icon::rb_icon::rb_icon::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  21. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    (((Bron))) Darn it. So fast just like my Max. I'm so devastated and sad to read this. Those of us who love our fur babies so much know how tough a decision this is and yet know it's the one final gift we give unselfishly. I know there are no words to ease the tremendous pain but know I am sending prayers and comfort and love. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  22. suki & crystal (GA)

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    Dearest Bron,

    We all knew this day would come, when you would have to give Sheba her final hug and cuddle and let her go, surrounded by love and with dignity, and in her own time.

    Endless prayers for you and your family for peace and comfort ....... she is forever in your hearts. Fly free sweet Sheba, there are many old friends waiting to greet you at the Bridge. cat_wings>o:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:

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  23. Linda and Scooter & Jack

    Linda and Scooter & Jack Well-Known Member

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    ((((Bron)))) what a wonderful way to set her free.
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  24. Sienne and Gabby (GA)

    Sienne and Gabby (GA) Senior Member Moderator

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    ((((Bron))))
    There are just never any words that make the loss better. Thank you for listening to Sheba when she told you that it was time. It is the last loving gift we can give. I found some comfort in the quote that I added to my signature line after Gabby crossed: "Cats never completely leave you. They side step time, shrug off death - come at the call of memory their beauty undiminished, their touch as gentle, their love perpetual." I hope it gives you some comfort, as well.

    Fly free, Sheba, and land softly. There are many friends from Lantus/Lev Land waiting for you at the Bridge to keep you safe until you are reunited with the ones you love best.

     
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    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️((((Bron)))) with all our love from our family and GA's Bo and Sootie who have joined in to welcome your beautiful soul Sheba:rb_icon: in her new journey. Our love and comfort vines for you and your family. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Sina
     
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  26. Christie & Willie (GA)

    Christie & Willie (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss. I know my sweet Willie will be among the first to welcome Sheba to her new life free of pain. Will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you grieve. Know that you gave Sheba a wonderful life and passing with dignity and love. May we all be so lucky when our time comes.
     
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  27. Asrael

    Asrael Well-Known Member

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    Sending so so so so much love and light to you- and so many hugs!! :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  28. Anne & Zener GA

    Anne & Zener GA Well-Known Member

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    :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: We are so sorry that is was Sheba's time. You were an awesome bean. :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:
    Liz, Anne and Tillie
     
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  29. Marje and Gracie

    Marje and Gracie Senior Member Moderator

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    (((Bron))) My heart aches for you; I know Sheba has always been like a child to you and your love is endless. Our lives are touched by our beloved babies and how very special they are but once we deal with FD, a bond forms like nothing before or after. She will always know that you showed her the most pure love by keeping your promise to her to not allow her to suffer. You are the best of moms and giving her dignity was truly a great, great gift. I know we will all see and hold and love our beloved babies again at the Rainbow Bridge. It is what gives me hope and I hold onto.

    Holding you ever so close in thought and heart today and sending extra prayers for strength and peace. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:

    The Ridge by Carol Notermann
    It’s been such a lovely summer, I’ve been napping in the sun.
    This morning, other cats and I enjoyed a long long run.
    We chased butterflies together. I climbed high into a tree.
    And now I think what woke me up was that small bumble bee.


    I’ve yawned and stretched, and still I feel that something has begun.
    He’s standing there in robes of white, and telling me to come.
    I always run to Him you know, when He comes across the bridge
    To see if we’re all having fun and if we’ve checked the ridge.


    He gives tummy rubs to all of us and pets and cuddles too
    I’m glad to see Him every day, when He comes into view.
    Each day He takes a different cat, and chats with them a while
    Then off that kitty starts to run. I swear they seem to smile.


    But now He’s stopped in front of me. He’s said a name I know.
    He said to look out towards the ridge. The sun is setting low.
    I start to walk out toward the ridge, and then what’s that I see.
    IT’S YOU! IT’S YOU! It’s really you. You’ve come to be with me!


    My goodness you are running and I am running too!
    You stop to bend, but I can jump and now I am with you.
    I feel your kisses on my head, as I did in long off days
    You’re holding me and hugging me, and into your eyes I gaze.


    And now He’s walking with us, as you carry me once more
    We’ve crossed Rainbow Bridge together. We’re here at Heaven’s door.
    And He has held it open, and told us to walk through
    That from now on and forever, I can always be with you.


    Fly free precious Sheba.
     
  30. Madrona and Leda

    Madrona and Leda Well-Known Member

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    I'm so glad you were there for her to her peaceful departure :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  31. Squeaky and KT (GA)

    Squeaky and KT (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Bron, I'm SO sorry it was sweet girl's time to cross....thoughts and prayers for comfort for all of you.

    Soar high on your new angel wings bootiful Sheba...land softly back in your family's broken hearts...

    HUGS and hugs, big loooooooong ones,
     
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  32. Red & Rover (GA)

    Red & Rover (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Bron, I'm so sorry for your loss. You were a incredible bean to her. I'm glad that Sheba was surrounded by her family when it was time.
     
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  33. DebG

    DebG Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] RIP beautiful kitty!!!!:bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  34. Dawn and Peek-a-Boo (GA)

    Dawn and Peek-a-Boo (GA) Member

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    (((Dear Bron)))),

    I haven't visited here in the past few weeks. I was so shocked to come on here today and see this terrible news. You were such an outstanding mom to Sheba and this absolutely breaks my heart. Sheba's sweet face was one of the first I remember on FDMB as you were so quick to greet me when I joined over a year ago. I'm sending my deepest condolences to you and your family, and I'm relieved to hear that her passing was peaceful and in her own safe, comfortable home surrounded with love....no better gift than that. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug: You did what was right.

    Rest in peace baby girl...you will never be forgotten here....cat_wings>o:rb_icon:

    Dawn
     
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  35. Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey

    Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Well-Known Member

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    {{{Bron}}}

    Words fail me, which is totally not normal.

    The promise you made to Sheba was probably the hardest you ever had to keep, but it was priceless to her and shows how deeply you loved her. You gave her a peaceful, loving send-off, which is something we should all be so lucky to have. Your family here in L&L Land grieves with you and Team Sheba. :bighug::bighug::bighug:

    Fly free sweet Sheba, and land softly.
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  36. Ozzy Pawzbourne

    Ozzy Pawzbourne Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Sheba. My heart aches for you. I hope you and your family are able to find peace soon knowing that Sheba has found it, too. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  37. elizabeth and gus

    elizabeth and gus Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family. Fly free dear Sheba.
     
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  38. sarahtee

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    Dear Bron, I'm so very sorry :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:
    It sounded very peaceful and I'm glad Sheba is no longer in discomfort, but I know you are really feeling her loss.
    Many :bighug: :bighug: :bighug: and vines for you and all your family. Thinking about Jess too today.
    Sarah x
     
  39. MiCo

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. ((((((HUGS)))))
     
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  40. Squalliesmom

    Squalliesmom Well-Known Member

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    Bron, I am so, so sorry. My heart hurts for you. You gave Sheba a wonderful life and, at the end, a wonderful transition to her new life at the Bridge, and she will live on in your heart until the day you meet again, there. She knows how deeply you love her. Sending prayers, love and peace to you and the rest of Sheba's devoted family.
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    For When They Leave Us…


    And God asked the feline spirit
    “Are you ready to come home?”

    “Oh, yes, quite so”, replied the precious soul.
    “And as a cat, you know I am most able to decide anything for myself.”

    “Are you coming then?” asked God
    “Soon”, replied the whiskered angel.
    “But I must come slowly
    My human friends are troubled
    For you see, they need me, quite certainly.”

    “But don’t they understand?” asked God –
    “That you’ll never leave them?”
    “That your souls are intertwined, for all eternity,
    That nothing is created or destroyed,
    It just is . . . forever and ever and ever?”

    “Eventually they will understand” replied the cat
    “For I will “Whisper” in her heart – that I am always with her.
    I just am . . . forever and ever and ever!

    – Unknown


    Fly free, sweet Sheba, and land softly back in the hearts of the ones you love cat_wings>o
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  41. MJ+Donovan

    MJ+Donovan Well-Known Member

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    Lighting Butthead's candle for Sheba... :rb_icon:

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    MJ
     
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  42. Taffysmama

    Taffysmama Well-Known Member

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    So very sorry for your heartache at the passing of your baby. Hugs to you and your family.
     
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  43. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    All your beautiful messages and poems have given me great comfort during this awful time. Thank you all so much for caring about my lovely Sheba. I will be rereading them again several times I know over the coming days and weeks....at the moment I feel like a zombie.
    It is 9 am here.....I didn't wake with the alarm for the first time in years. I had nothing to do when I got up except feed Jess and let her outside.......:(
    I am truly thankful Sheba's passing was so peaceful and calm. The specialist told me she could go on for a few weeks or if the swelling pressed on a particular spot .......a vein I think she said......it could be quick. And that is what happened, because only 24 hours before I had been saying to the vet I thought Sheba's QOL was about 70 or 80%. Then overnight it went down rapidly.
    I am getting endless questions from my DGC about Sheba's passing as they process it in their minds. It is interesting, they all want to be assured it didn't hurt her and that she was happy. School holidays here so they are here during the week days.......I am thankful for that as it will keep my mind occupied.
     
  44. Suzi_S

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    Oh, Bron.... My heart is broken for you. I am so sorry it was Sheba's time. You were a great kitty mom and she loved you. She will be your guardian angel until you meet again at the bridge. Many vines and hugs to you and your family.
     
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  45. Voula

    Voula Well-Known Member

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    Dear Bron, my deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your beloved Sheba. You loved her so much and so well and the love you shared will last forever. You and Sheba have been such an inspiration to so many on this board. So many times I looked at your spreadsheet and your devotion to her was so clear just from all those glucose tests throughout the nights. You were so determined to do your best and you did. You and Sheba were blessed to have each other and she will always be in your heart though of course you also want her in your arms. It is so hard to be without the physical presence of our loved ones. May precious memories of your beautiful Sheba bring you comfort at this most difficult time. Prayers for you and your family and many hugs. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  47. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

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    Dear (((Bron))),
    Your beautiful girl is flying free, being greeted by many old friends and by her dear Maxie. Your farewell to her was so poignant, so loving. I know she felt nothing but peace and love and gratitude to her mamabean as she departed this world. We grieve with you, dear friend, as you remember your Sheba. She will always be there in your heart--in her special place.

    In loving remembrance and deepest sympathy,

    Ella & Edward, Rusty, and Stu (GA)
     
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  48. marniepaul & miles

    marniepaul & miles Member

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    Bron, I am so sorry. You've been a great help here on the board. I hope you will stick around.
    Miss Sheba was a brave soul, fighting her cancer to the end - but if there is such a thing as a good death, she had it. You helped her perfectly with a seamless transition to the Bridge, where she undoubtedly has been welcomed by Willie and the newbies, and Maxie, and all those sugarcats who have gone ahead.
    Rest easy, Sheba. May your fur be warm and soft in perpetual sunlight.
     
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  49. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Senior Member Moderator

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    {{{Bron and the rest of team Sheba}}} I am so sorry it was Sheba's time to go, but you kept your promise to her, because you are the best of beans. :bighug::bighug: No regrets. Sheba is flying free again. No pokes, not shots, no arthritis and a happy tummy. Neko will show her the best meadows with butterflies and moths to chase. The rest of the GA's will welcome her into their embrace.

    Take care of you Bron. It's all still fresh in my memory, and I remember how hard that first night of no alarms can be. I felt exhausted in spite of finally getting a long sleep. We and our lives are so closely tied to our sugar cats. I am glad you have your family nearby so you can share your memories together of your beautiful girl.
     
  50. jayla-n-Drevon

    jayla-n-Drevon Well-Known Member

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    Oh Bron.....I am so very very sorry for our loss.
    When I joined the forum I knew how loved and special Sheba was. I have no words just tears as I read your post, it is never enough time.
    Many many thoughts of peace and comfort being sent your way.
    Fly free sweet Sheba and land ever so gently......:rb_icon:
     
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  51. rhiannon and shadow (GA)

    rhiannon and shadow (GA) Well-Known Member

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    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Bron}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
    I know that promise all too well.... You have given her so much love.....
    I'm glad she was purring and relaxed .....
    It's hard to love someone this much.

    I'm so sorry. Prayers for your grieving heart.
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  52. Jenny and Grady

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    So sorry to hear the news. Thinking of you!
     
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  53. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all so much. I am quite overwhelmed by all the love and support at this really sad time for us.
    No one understands quite like all of you do how much we love our little fur babies and how close we become with them.....and when we lose them the pain and grief we feel. :bighug::bighug:
     
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  54. Chris & China (GA)

    Chris & China (GA) Well-Known Member

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    ((((Bron & the rest of team Sheba))))

    So sorry to hear your dear Sheba had to leave you and so quickly, but your love for her will live forever and one day you'll be together again.

    She was such a special girl and all of LL will miss her ....too many of our old timers have left us :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:

    Fly free sweet Sheba and land softly....there will be a grand party at the bridge when you arrive and you'll see all your old friends again....before you know it, the ones you loved most will be there with you too cat_wings>o
     
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  55. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    What a compassionate thing to let her go. So sorry
     
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  56. Tiina and Hugo

    Tiina and Hugo Well-Known Member

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    I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Sheba. cat_wings>o Thinking of you :bighug:
     
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  57. Critter Mom

    Critter Mom Well-Known Member

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    I cannot properly express my sorrow at reading that Sheba has crossed to the Bridge. My tears and the ache in my heart for you will have to do.

    I am so sorry, Bron ...

    ((((Bron))))

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  58. Peg and Toby

    Peg and Toby Well-Known Member

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    Bron, I am so sorry. I was hoping you would have more time with her. Just know you did the right thing. Our last gift of love to them.
    Hugs and Prayers to you and your family at this sad time. :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  59. Julie and Eleanor (GA)

    Julie and Eleanor (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry, Bron.
     
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  60. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    I am missing Sheba dreadfully. She would talk to me all day and was never far away....I am finding the days are very long at the moment. I am always very busy and all her needs slotted into the day. But now the whole structure of my days has gone and I feel pretty much adrift. I can't settle to do anything. I don't know what is worse.....seeing her empty beds, or seeing the empty spots where her beds were.
    But I am at peace with the decision to help her cross when I did. We decided together and did it at the beginning of the end and not the end of the end.
    Yesterday I received a lovely bouquet of flowers from my vets, saying how sorry they were and that they would miss Sheba. I have been so lucky to have such good vets.
    All your messages have been wonderful and have meant so much to me. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

    @carfurby. Thank you for always being there for me and for your love and support.
    @Bobbie And Bubba. Yes Sheba's last hours were filled with love. You are right.....it is never long enough we have our furbabies.
    @Osha. Thank you for your condolences.
    @Dyana Thank you for lighting a candle for Sheba so she could find her way to Maxie and for your support.
    @Carol & Murphy Thank you for your condolences and kind words
    @Sharon14 Thank you for your kind words for my beautiful girl.
    @Shoeskitty Yes it was only a week from diagnosis to when she crossed. Looking back I guess there were subtle signs that all was not well but I thought it was the pancreatits. Her QOL was good though up until the last day so for that I am very grateful.
    @Tuxedo Mom Thank you for your condolences and the lovely poem. It all happened so quickly...I am still finding it hard to believe.
    @Vyktors Mum Thank you for your support and condolences. Sheba loved receiving her first parcel from her Auntie Serryn and had a good sniff at the vines....had to stop her having a nibble! I will try and find someone who can use the goods.
    @Gill & George Thank you for your lovely words and thoughts and the butterfly photo. I hope Sheba and Maxie are together at the bridge chasing butterflies too.
    @Doodles & Karen Thank you for your lovely words and thoughts. It means a lot to have such wonderful support.
    @Kris & Teasel Thank you for your condolences and support
    @Beth 73 Thank you so much for your love and prayers
    @Judy and Boomer Thank you for your condolences
    @Lincolns Mom Thank you for your lovely words. Yes, having Sheba so relaxed and purring during her final hours means a lot to me.
     
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  61. Bron and Sheba (GA)

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    @Amy&TrixieCat Thank you so much for your lovely words about my beautiful Sheba.
    @Donna and Flame Thank you so very much for your thoughtful words of comfort and for the beautiful poem. I am so sorry about your dear Mom. Sending you my deepest condolences...Moms are so special.
    @Woodsywife Thank you so much for your lovely words
    @tiffmaxee You have been with me since the beginning. Thank you so much for your lovely words of comfort and prayers. Yes it was fast like your Max....so hard to bear for the beans.
     
  62. Barbara & Uncle (GA)

    Barbara & Uncle (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Bron, I know these are the hardest days. Days of transition and a new normal that we don't want. As you know many of us have been right where you are and would do all we could to lessen the pain.
    I haven't written until now because I couldn't see through my tears. I am grateful I got to witness your love and care for Sheba. Wishing for moments of contentment to come upon you soon.
     
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  63. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    Bron, it's so hard when we lose a furbaby and our whole routine is changed. I hope you are able to smile through your tears soon as you remember your sweet Sheba. Sending prayers. I hope Jess is doing okay. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  64. Glennie

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    Bron, I'm pretty new on here, but I'm not new to losing much loved kitties and dogs. My heart goes out to you and all those who loved your Sheba, and I'm crying with you. I hope it's a comfort (someday) knowing that Sheba knew she was loved, and that you gave her the best home possible. I am so very sorry.
     
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  65. Bron and Sheba (GA)

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    @Linda and Scooter & Jack Thank you for the beautiful quote
    @Sienne and Gabby (GA) You helped us when I was having so much trouble with Sheba's bouncing....honey. It made a huge difference...thank you. And thank you for the condolences, reassuring words and the beautiful quote.
    @HWright Thank you for your love and condolences from your family and your GAs Bo and Sootie
    @Christie & Willie (GA) Thank you Christie...I know you have just been through the same thing with dear Willie:bighug:I hope you are managing OK after such a loss
    @Asrael Thank you for the love and light and the hugs.
    @Anne & Zener GA Thank you Anne, Liz and Tillie for your condolences
    @Marje and Gracie Marje, you have helped me so much in many ways since Sheba and I joined the forum. Rescuing me at the beginning of each year with the SS! Losing Sheba has been a terrible blow.......something I didn't see coming at all. But I am truly thankful I was able to make her passing so peaceful and stress free for her. We were so close, I knew immediately when she looked at me and told me she was ready to go. It all happened very quickly as the specialist said it might if the swelling pressed on a particular spot. The poem is beautiful thank you and thank you for the prayers.:bighug:
    @Madrona and Leda Thank you for your condolences
    @Squeaky and KT (GA) Thank you for your condolences and prayers and lovely thoughts
    @Red & Rover (GA) & "Cat" Thank you for your condolences and kind words
    @DebG Thank you for the lovely quote
    @Dawn and Peek-a-Boo (GA) Thank you for your very kind and comforting words and condolences...they mean a lot to me
    @Tricia Cinco(GA) & Harvey Thank you for being such a wonderful support to me over the last couple of years. You are always there...I sometimes wonder if you ever go to bed at night!!! Thank you for the "When is it Time" article the other day...it was a real help. I read through it and at the time Sheba had a pretty good QOL. It all changed quickly on the last day, which for Sheba was probably good (if it had to happen).
    I know you are all to familiar with what I am going through, having gone through it 4 times fairly recently :bighug::bighug:
     
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  66. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Carla. I can see I am going to have to rearrange my whole day. I was always here at certain times of the day every day if at all possible and it just became routine......
    Jess is doing well thanks Carla. Her QOL is 100% at the moment. She knows something has happened though and looks at me as if to say...are you OK?
    She went to the specialist on Thursday to have her staples out and they rechecked the tumour for bleeding...ultrasound... so far so good. She started chemo yesterday.
    @Barbara & Uncle thank you for your condolences and kind words. Your support means a lot.
    @Glennie thank you for your condolences
     
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  67. Anne & Zener GA

    Anne & Zener GA Well-Known Member

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    It's hard when you lose that structure of caring for a diabetic cat. It took months before I could leave the house without having a little panic attack that I hadn't taken care of Zener. And that's besides missing him terribly. Big hugs.
    Liz
     
  68. Bron and Sheba (GA)

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    @suki & crystal (GA) Thank you dear friend for always being there for me. The picture of the animals farewelling their friend is beautiful. I know you are still going through your own grief with having lost beautiful Crystal. I hope Sheba and Crystal meet up at the bridge along with all our other beautiful kitties who have gone ahead...there have been far too many this last year.
    @Ozzy Pawzbourne Thank you for your condolences and support and lovely words of comfort
    @elizabeth and gus Thank you Elizabeth for your support. I hope all is OK with you and your DDIL
    @sarahtee Thank you Sarah for your continuing support and condolences. It means a lot.
    @MiCo Thank you for your condolences
    @Squalliesmom Thank you for all those beautiful words. They mean a lot to me. And the picture and poem is just lovely
    @MJ+Donovan Thank you for lighting Butthead's candle for Sheba.
    @Taffysmama Thank you for your condolences
    @Suzi_S Thank you for all your lovely words of comfort. They mean a lot to me.
    @Voula Thank you for your condolences and all those lovely words. You have been a good friend to me and I have appreciated all your help over the last couple of years. I had just got myself organised with the zofran and cerenia...and SubQ fluids....when all this happened. But at least it helped a lot in the last couple of months. Thank you.
    @Gussie's mom (((Les))) thank you for thinking of us. I know you are going through a heartbreaking time at the moment with darling Gussie. :bighug:
    @Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) thank you Ella for your condolences and lovely words. You have been a good friend to me and I appreciate your support a lot. I am very grateful I was able to have the vet come to the house to make it peaceful for Sheba. Thank you.
    @marniepaul & miles thank you so much for all those lovely words. I appreciate them a lot. Yes, I think she did have a good death...having been a nurse all my working life, I know how important that is for every living creature....and knowing that, it has made it that much easier to bear.
    @Wendy&Neko thank you for all those lovely words of comfort. They mean a lot to me. And thank you for all your support since I first joined the forum. You were one of the first to help me and I was very grateful. It made such a difference to both our lives. I was determined to keep my promise to Sheba that she would not suffer and it was almost a relief when she gave me that look and told me it was time. I think we both felt at peace after that. I know you are still going through your grief having lost beautiful Neko so recently but you are still there helping others, you are a true inspiration to us all.
    @jayla-n-Drevon thank you for your condolences and the lovely words of comfort. I appreciate them
    @rhiannon and shadow (GA) thank you Rhiannon for your condolences and lovely words of comfort. You have been a good friend since the beginning and a great support. I remember following Shadow's story for months before I joined the forum and how upset I was when she passed. Thank you for the prayers and the lit candle is lovely
    @Jenny and Grady thank you for your condolences.
    @Chris & China thank you for your condolences and kind words. I appreciate them. You are another one of the original ones who greeted and helped me in the early days....a good friend. It was such a relief to find somewhere that could help on a daily basis and get Sheba on track. Thank you for your devotion to the forum.
    @JanetNJ Thank you for your condolences and kind words.
    @Tiina and Hugo Thank you for your condolences.
    @Critter Mom Thank you for your condolences. You were also one of the original ones who greeted Sheba and I on the board and helped us get sorted out. I know you have been through tough times losing Saoirse not very long ago....so many of our beautiful kitties have gone to the bridge.
    @Peg and Toby thank you Peg for your condolences. I was hoping I would have longer with Sheba too, but it was not to be. Thank you for the prayers and lovely words.
    @Julie and Eleanor thank you for your condolences.
     
  69. Bron and Sheba (GA)

    Bron and Sheba (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Thank Liz. I think it is going to take time for me to get used to it as well. :bighug:
     
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  70. sarahtee

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    Bron, I really appreciated the help and support you gave me when I was new to the board and things with Max were all too hard. And then when I was transitioning Milly to raw food, you were always there to answer questions and help in any way. You made things so much easier, taking time out of your busy life to do that. So many thanks from me, back to you :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:
     
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  71. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad she's doing well right now. I hope the chemo helps her. Please keep us updated. Sending more prayers. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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  72. Tara & Ivana (GA)

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    Oh Bron :bighug::bighug::bighug: I am a few days late, but just went searching for Sheba's condo and my heart broke when I saw the subject line. So very very sorry, Sheba was such a wonderful kitty and we all know how much she meant to you. It sounds like she had a lovely last day and that her passing was very peaceful - I guess that's all you can ask for. Hopefully being able to say goodbye helps you and your family. I'm so glad I got to meet Miss Sheba, I still remember how patient she was when I was learning to test and my hands were shaking while she was just patiently eating her chicken waiting for me to be done. We will all miss you, Sheba. Fly free little girl cat_wings>o
     
  73. Tiger(GA) and Ruth

    Tiger(GA) and Ruth Well-Known Member

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    Oh No, Dear (((((((((Bron))))))) My heart sank as well when I read your condo title......I have been gone but just have to say I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Sheba. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:We all know how hard it is to say goodbye, you let Sheba maintain her quality of life and dignity. You gave her the absolute best life possible- how blessed she was to have you as her human. I know she loved and appreciated all the loving care you and team Sheba gave her. You and your family will continue to be in my heart and prayers...Tonight I look to the sky and look for that bright new star that has been in the sky for a couple of days now. Fly Free Sweet Sheba and land softly, you were so loved.
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  74. Bron and Sheba (GA)

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    @Tara & Ivana Thanks Tara. I am glad you got to meet my beautiful girl. Yes Sheba was very patient letting you test her.
    I am missing her terribly and still find it hard to believe...it all happened so fast.
    I am really glad Ivana is doing so well.
     
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  75. Bron and Sheba (GA)

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    @Tiger(GA) and Ruth Dear Ruth :bighug: thank you for your lovely words and the beautiful poem. Yes, it is very very hard to say goodbye. My days seem so empty without her constant chatter to me and every so often I think....oh my god I have forgotten to test Sheba. And the time around AMPS and PMPS seems to drag by. We get so used to building our lives around them that when they are taken away, there is a gaping hole. Thank you for your prayers.
     
  76. MollynSkooter

    MollynSkooter Well-Known Member

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    My heart just breaks for you.....sending you lots of love right now
     
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  77. Bron and Sheba (GA)

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    @MollynSkooter
    thank you Molly.
    It is good to see you. I know you are still grieving the loss of your beloved Skooter. :bighug:
     
  78. Kathy and TiTi

    Kathy and TiTi Well-Known Member

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    You gave Sheba a beautiful gift, to die at home. Of all my cats' passings, the one that gives me the least pain is the afternoon my Todo died in my arms, in front of the fireplace where she so loved to warm herself.
    Home is where we all long to be. Sheba was home.
     
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  79. Bron and Sheba (GA)

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    @Kathy and TiTi
    Thank you Kathy. You are so right....there is no place like home. It made it easier knowing Sheba felt safe and at peace....just as Todo felt as well, I am sure.
     
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  80. Critter Mom

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    Completely broadsided here for you both. Please know that you are both very much in my heart and in my thoughts; can't stop thinking about you both ...

    (((Bron and Spirit Sheba)))

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