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Zippy
18th December 2006, 08:36 PM
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Zippy
18th December 2006, 08:40 PM
Our beloved Charley

April 1992 - July 2006

Charley was a wonderful companion, so loyal, funny and loving.

We'll miss him forever.

Charley was our beautiful boy.

Karlin
19th December 2006, 02:19 AM
What a beautiful face he has -- so friendly. So sorry for your loss. :flwr:

Zippy
19th December 2006, 03:53 AM
Thankyou

Cathy T
19th December 2006, 04:10 AM
Thanks for posting a picture of your beautiful boy. I am just amazed you had him for 14 long glorious years. What a special boy. I'm sorry for you loss but so glad he had such a wonderful life.

OhMarley
19th December 2006, 01:02 PM
Charley was a beautiful looking boy! 14 years is amazing, what a lucky boy. It's never easy when they leave us, all you can do is be thankful for the time they spent with you, hope your doing ok :flwr:

Zippy
19th December 2006, 05:35 PM
Thankyou for your kind words.

It's a terrible day when you lose them.

We'll always miss him but we can now laugh about his "quirks"....for awhile all we could do was cry.

As Christmas approaches, we keep commenting on his "groans" from under the table and how much he wanted the turkey to fall off the counter!! lol

I guess these days, Cavaliers don't usually make 14 .... he was the eldest one in his Drs. practice. ;D

Cicero's Mummy
19th December 2006, 06:19 PM
Sorry for your loss... :flwr:

Doggydad
20th December 2006, 11:46 PM
What a handsome boy! Great that you were able to have him to love for 14 years.

I don't usually peruse the In Memoriam section because of the tears in my eyes and lump in my throat it always causes. However, since we're struggling with health issues on our "Charley" boy, and that being the original reason for my finding this site due to my search for the Rainbow Bridge back in October when I thought we were going to lose him, the name of your boy caught my eye.

I cannot fathom the loss of losing one of these creatures. I'm so sorry to read about yours.

Hopefully Mary Alice is helping to fill the gap.

Good luck.

Zippy
21st December 2006, 12:53 AM
So sorry to hear that your Charley is having problems.

It's terribly sad when they pass but I try to remember the wonderful times we had.....that's how I cope.

After awhile you do stop crying and start to laugh again.

Mary Alice is a very different doggie, a good thing, I think.

Thankyou again, everyone, for all of the kind words. :flwr:

OhMarley
21st December 2006, 12:45 PM
Thankyou for your kind words.


As Christmas approaches, we keep commenting on his "groans" from under the table and how much he wanted the turkey to fall off the counter!! lol

;D

that made me laugh, Jake used to do that, and wedge his head between yours knees and stare so intensely at you trying to brainwash you into giving him some.
Xmas without him is so boring :(

judy
23rd December 2006, 05:46 AM
What a great face! it makes me happy just to look at him and to see his smile.

I'm sorry he had to go.

i'm glad you are able to laugh more now as of course, he would have wanted...

:flwr:

Zippy
26th December 2006, 05:19 AM
Thankyou everyone.

Our daughter had a lovely "Memory Board" of our beloved Charley made for us for Christmas.

It made me cry, the good kind, as I was surrounded by my boy again.

Oh how I miss him!!
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/145/333464727_40e5858e4c.jpg

bonniepirate
29th December 2006, 12:02 AM
wow! Charley was gorgeous - I'm so sorry for your loss

Linda
8th January 2007, 01:26 AM
Oh Zippy

I am another that does not visit this area of the board often, I cannot bear to ever think of dealing with my emotions when that time comes for us.

Charley is absolutely darling, and what a kind and loving gift your daughter gave to you.

I am sure he is running and playing with all the other little darlings at the Rainbow Bridge, have peace in knowing he sure lived a good life.

OhMarley
8th January 2007, 10:32 AM
that's so beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My 21st was just after Jake passed away and my sister did a similar thing, its nice to be able to look at them again. He was a handsome boy

Zippy
8th January 2007, 10:04 PM
Thanks Soma...... I was very surprized, it's a lovely collage of his photos.

It's one of the loveliest (?) presents ever! ;D

So sorry about Jake, it's hard, eh??

Joanne M
26th January 2007, 05:03 AM
Zippy, I'm sorry I didn't post sooner, I actually thought I had, because I'd looked at this thread before. I'm so sorry for your loss. Charley was handsome. I love the memory board. What thoughtful children.

Claire L
26th January 2007, 10:02 AM
Zippy I'm so sorry for your heartache! Charley was a beautiful boy :l*v: and I'm so glad you had him for such a long time.
I too have come on to this thread many times but couldn't post because each time I tried to write I just ended up :cry*ing: .
It's so very hard when they go and you feel such an ache in your heart......you don't think it will ever subside, but one day you find yourself laughing at something that they did, usually something naughty :lol: and it feels so much better than crying.....

:flwr: :hug: :hug:

Zippy
26th January 2007, 04:22 PM
Thankyou ladies.....it's a terrible day when they go but at least he's not suffering. :flwr:

Claire, you and I are very lucky with our new rescue howlers! :lol: :lol:

I just checked out your pics of Minnie Moo going walkies, she's gorgeous! :)

pippa
26th January 2007, 11:12 PM
So sorry to hear about your beloved Charley. I don't pop into this thread too often ...can't cope with the sadness. What a beautiful dog he was and such a thoughtful present from your daughter

KimNIndy
27th January 2007, 10:27 PM
Hi Zippy

I'm so sorry about your loss. I'm in tears just thinking about the heartbreak of losing a beloved dog---been through it before with Lady my childhood/teenage dog.


I don't think you ever really stop *missing* them, but eventually the rawness goes away. I don't know if this will make sense or sound ridiculous, but some of the 'leftover' love I had for her came back when I got Indy and now I feel that I have more to give him because of her. When you have a very special dog like Charley their love stays with you when they go.

It sounds like Charley has left a legacy of love as well and I hope that your family continues to heal!

:flwr: k

Cathy Moon
4th February 2007, 05:46 PM
So sorry for your loss of Charley. :hug: The memory board is lovely.

Gracesbigsis
5th February 2007, 10:58 PM
I'm so sorry for the loss. Charley was a very lucky little boy, he got 14 years, much much more than thousands of other dogs who don't get a shot at life. While it may hurt so much that he's gone now, you can still look back on him with love and sweet memories. Hopefully he's in a much better place now.

Zippy
11th February 2007, 03:48 AM
Thankyou so much. :)

It's very difficult to lose a beloved pet, it leaves a large hole in your heart.

If/when you are lucky enough to have another enter your life, you realize that they, and we, are only here for a short time....so it may as well be a good time.

Mary Alice has helped us all to find the joy that we had been missing since our Charley left us.

She's had a rough time in her short life and it's up to us to help her live the way she deserved.

We spoil our pets, I'm happy to say.....but the love we get from them is much more than anyone can ask. :flwr: :flwr: