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Posted by: dad2paisley Jan 28 2011, 10:22 PM
With very sad heart tonight we had to let Lincoln go to the bridge. His Mommy and Daddy were at his side as he went. Lincoln is now free of all pain.

We did all we could for our sweet boy, but God wanted him.

I am sure Lincoln is running and playing at the Bridge. I am sure he is with Zeus and our Annie playing.

We are glad we had you these great 5 years. You went with us many places, traveled many miles with us. You went to Florida, Dewey, Gettysburg, New Jersey, Ohio and many more. You got to meet lots of other greyhounds, many thousands of people, got lots of hugs and loving from them and from us.

We will remember all the great times we had together. You will never be
forgotten.

Run free Lincoln, until we meet again. We love you so much. I am sure you will be watching us from above.



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Posted by: 2NOFLEAS Jan 28 2011, 10:28 PM
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Some where........ over the rainbow....... greyhounds run............


Run free sweet Lincoln. I know your family here will honor the love you shared by loving others.

Posted by: Beryl Jan 28 2011, 10:51 PM
I am so sorry that Lincoln is now at the Bridge

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Run free and race the wind Lincoln
The Spirit Of A Greyhound

I was standing on a hillside in a field of blowing wheat,
and the spirit of a Greyhound was lying at my feet.
He looked at me with kind dark eyes, ancient wisdom shining through.
in the essence of his being, I saw the love there too.
His mind did lock upon my heart as I stood there on that day,
and he told me of this story about a place so far away.
As I stood upon that hillside in a field of blowing wheat,
in a twinkling of a second his spirit left my feet.
His tale did put my heart at ease, all my fears did fade away
about what lay ahead of me on another distant day.
"I live among God's creatures now in the heavens of your mind,
so do not grieve for me, my friend as I am with my kind.
My collar is a rainbow's hue, my leash a shooting star.
my boundaries are the Milky Way where I sparkle from afar.
There are no pens or kennels here for I am not confined,
but I'm free to roam God's heavens among the Greyhound kind.
I nap the day on a snowy cloud gentle breezes rocking me,
and dream the dreams of earthlings, and how it used to be.
The trees are full of liver treats, and tennis balls abound,
and milk bones line the walkways just waiting to be found.
There even is a ring set up, the grass all lush and green;
and everyone who gaits around becomes the Best of Breed.
For we're all winners in this place; we have no faults, you see.
and God passes out those ribbons to each one, even me.
I drink from waters laced with gold, my world a beauty to behold;
and wise old dogs do form my pride to amble at my very side.
At night I sleep in angel's arms, her wings protecting me,
and moonbeams dance about us as stardust falls on thee.
So when your life on earth is spent and you stand at Heaven's gate,
have no fear of loneliness-- for here, you know, I wait."
-Author Unknown

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Posted by: dad2paisley Jan 29 2011, 11:50 AM
Thanks. Beryl, love that poem.

Bear was outside with me today and he was looking for Lincoln in the backyard. Suzy and Milky I think know.

Posted by: Beryl Jan 29 2011, 12:10 PM
QUOTE (dad2paisley @ Jan 29 2011, 10:50 AM)
Thanks. Beryl, love that poem.

Bear was outside with me today and he was looking for Lincoln in the backyard. Suzy and Milky I think know.

you are welcome Tom

I do believe that these pups know when one makes their final journey

Posted by: Pipi5 Jan 29 2011, 12:21 PM
Oh Tom & Trish I am so sorry. This is so heartbreaking. I am so sorry.
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Posted by: mountain4greys Jan 29 2011, 12:55 PM
Tom, I am so sorry about Lincoln. If there is anything we can do for you and Trish, let me know.

I know Lincoln is at the Bridge just running and playing with his greyhound buddies.

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Posted by: Beryl Jan 29 2011, 01:18 PM
With all the trips you made to the vet I so hoped that the doctors would find out what was wrong and take care of the problem....

Posted by: dad2paisley Jan 29 2011, 02:58 PM
I know and with all the blood tests etc. His body just didn't except the transfusions, meds. They say some dogs will get over this once they get the meds, and some that won't . Lincoln didn't. He had a few good days but that's about all. We were waiting on some new blood test results, maybe they will tell us more when they come back.

Posted by: TheBigBoys Jan 29 2011, 03:02 PM
Just seeing this now Tom, I am so very sorry for your loss. When I read it I was filled with sadness because you guys tried so hard to get him healthy. I guess he was so special that god decided he needed another angel. Run Free Lincoln http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a60/dad2paisley/Icons/rungrey.gif

Posted by: Beryl Jan 29 2011, 03:06 PM
I hope those blood tests give you more information but if they thought he had bone cancer, he would of been in a lot of pain.

Posted by: dad2paisley Jan 29 2011, 03:40 PM
Our vet was leaning more towards Leukemia as well as the anemia.

Posted by: Beryl Jan 29 2011, 03:46 PM
yes that would cause anemia

Posted by: rycezmom Jan 29 2011, 10:49 PM
Oh Tom, I've never understood, nor tried to, why some are taken from us so young. I know your hearts are hurting and there is an empty spot in the house that just feels wrong. Know that Marian and I are thinking of you and Trish during this sadness in your heart.

L.

Posted by: dad2paisley Jan 30 2011, 01:45 PM
QUOTE (rycezmom @ Jan 29 2011, 09:49 PM)
Oh Tom, I've never understood, nor tried to, why some are taken from us so young.  I know your hearts are hurting and there is an empty spot in the house that just feels wrong.  Know that Marian and I are thinking of you and Trish during this sadness in your heart.

L.

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Posted by: inquisitive snoop Jan 30 2011, 02:44 PM
Tom, I haven't been on the computer since 4 on Friday and I write this with tears in my eyes. I am so sorry you had to make the ultimate decision and let Lincoln cross over the bridge. You, and everybody involved in his treatment did all you could for him, unfortunately it just wasn't meant to be. Lincoln was definitely loved and gave love in return. We all know he will be missed but he is running and playing free with all that have crossed before him.

Diane

Posted by: dad2paisley Jan 30 2011, 05:25 PM
Thanks everyone. I love you all and feel like you are part of my family and not just a member.

M2P is doing ok. She is still very sad and will hopefully get on the forum soon. She thanks everyone for all their prayers, thoughts and wishes.

Posted by: HoundIsle Jan 30 2011, 08:56 PM
Sorry to hear of your loss,,,,,


Posted by: dad2paisley Jan 30 2011, 11:51 PM
QUOTE (HoundIsle @ Jan 30 2011, 07:56 PM)
Sorry to hear of your loss,,,,,


Thanks

Posted by: DonnaBehr Jan 31 2011, 10:52 AM
Oh Tom, I haven't been on the website since Friday and I am so sorry. You and Trish did all that you could and it was just Lincoln's time to say good-bye.

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Posted by: 4greyhounds Jan 31 2011, 11:12 PM
I just read about Lincoln on GT. I am so very very Sorry, You and Trish will be in my thoughts and prayers.Please know we will I truly believe see them again one day, they are just playing and having no pain until we go to cross over to be with them again!


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Posted by: greydaddy Feb 1 2011, 05:43 PM
D2P and M2P. I am sorry for your loss. I know you did all you could to get Lincoln well. Sometimes God has other plans for both Lincoln and for you even though he was taken away from you in such a short time. Lincoln is now free of pain. You guys spoil and treat all your animals well. As your friend, I am saying some prayers for you all to heal the pain. It is fine to grieve and cry.
Remember all the good times.

Run free sweet Lincoln.

Posted by: allforgreys Feb 2 2011, 02:33 PM
I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by: dad2paisley Feb 2 2011, 05:26 PM
Thanks

Posted by: Liz Feb 4 2011, 02:21 PM
D2P I am so very sorry to read of your loss. Lincoln will always hold a special place in your heart. http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/love/love0028.gif

Posted by: dad2paisley Feb 8 2011, 02:52 PM
We're getting Lincoln's ashes tonight.

Posted by: dad2paisley Feb 8 2011, 02:53 PM
QUOTE (Liz @ Feb 4 2011, 01:21 PM)
D2P I am so very sorry to read of your loss. Lincoln will always hold a special place in your heart.  http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/love/love0028.gif


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Posted by: Beryl Feb 8 2011, 03:13 PM
QUOTE (dad2paisley @ Feb 8 2011, 01:52 PM)
We're getting Lincoln's ashes tonight.

It should bring some peace to the both of you

Did you ever get a diagnosis?

Posted by: dad2paisley Feb 8 2011, 04:21 PM
All the other tests came back negative. They still said it was K9 Lukemia.

Posted by: dad2paisley Feb 9 2011, 11:25 AM
Lincoln is home. I let all the pups smell the box. They all looked to me to recognize the smell. Bear sniffed the box and then went crazy playing with his toys and running and jumping up and down the house with the toy.
I put Lincoln on our mantle in his own spot next to Zeus and Annie. He is up there with our other animals that passed as well.

Posted by: Beryl Feb 9 2011, 11:53 AM
Good that Lincoln is home and I hope the diagnosis gives you some peace.

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