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Bruce H
8th January 2007, 07:23 PM
This was forwarded to me from Kris today. I can't imagine anything more awful.

<This was on the golden list. Carlin lives in Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Carlin Rasmussen has lost her dogs, her house and her beloved husband, Trent, in a house fire this morning. She was at the Minnesota dog shows this weekend. Some may remember her "Dickens", Ch. Carlin's Holiday A Xmas Carol.

Everything was lost in the fire, with the exception of the clothes Carlin had with her, and her van. This was a terrrible, terrible fire, with 15 fire trucks from 3 different departments on the scene.

Lost in the fire were Trent, Atti, their golden and Carlin's beloved Champion Chinese Crested; Sable, their Border Collie who helped care for the game farm birds; 2 young golden puppies; and Brin and her litter of 5, 6-week old golden puppies. There was one surviving dog, Samantha, who was outside in the kennel.

This puts everything in perspective. Hug your love ones, human and animal.>

lily
8th January 2007, 07:29 PM
What a devastation, cant find words to say. So sad what a tragedy thoughts are with you Carlin & the sad loss of your husband, dogs & home of many memories...

Maxxs_Mummy
8th January 2007, 07:34 PM
OMG Bruce I have gone cold. That poor, poor lady :(

I think we'll all give our loved ones and extra hug tonight :hug:

arasara
8th January 2007, 07:39 PM
wow,

Bruce if you know this lady personally pleaes give her an extra big hug and a compassionate tear from Kosmo and I.

I can't imagine losing everything. Thank God at least 1 of her animals was spared in the fire. I can't think of words to say about this situation.

I think we all will give our furries an extra hug tonight..

Claire
8th January 2007, 07:47 PM
What a sad thing to hear - I hope she has family and close friends to rally round here. Have they found out the reason for the fire... Note to everyone to get smoke detectors and test them regularly. :(

Lindsay
8th January 2007, 07:54 PM
I can't imagine. That would be it for me. I would be in an institution. Have any funds been set up to help this woman? :(

matties mum
8th January 2007, 08:02 PM
So very sad to hear this news I cannot image how I would feel if that happen to me I hope she will be alright I will keep her in my thoughts ---Aileen

Laura&Lia
8th January 2007, 08:36 PM
Bruce, do you know her personally??

Buffff, what a disaster!!! I am shocked with the story!

Shay
8th January 2007, 08:41 PM
OMG! This has got to be one of the worst possible things I've ever heard. I am just in tears reading this. I dont even know what to say, but how sorry I am.

Nicki
8th January 2007, 08:51 PM
oh Bruce I'm so so sorry to hear this...what a dreadful thing to happen. :( :(

I just can't imagine how poor Carlin must be feeling - sending comforting thoughts to her...



I don't understand why these awful things happen - it does make us realise how precious our loved ones and little ones are and reminds us to cuddle them close...

Karlin
8th January 2007, 10:36 PM
That is a terrible, terrible tragedy. How difficult to have been away to find this has happened. :(

molly+charlies mum
9th January 2007, 12:09 AM
omg so very sad ,i will be thinking of her :(

Kimmisue
9th January 2007, 01:28 AM
Bruce ,

How awful. Yes I have hugged my babies tonight.
I wish there was something to say to ease her pain.

KingstonsMom
9th January 2007, 03:48 AM
Is there a way to donate money?

judy
9th January 2007, 09:31 AM
it really does put things in perspective.
:(
i hope by the news of this tragedy spreading, the caring thoughts of people far and wide will touch karlin and soothe her heart..

selina
9th January 2007, 10:57 AM
Poor Carlin,
To not only lose your husband but your furbabies as well is a great tragedy. My heart goes out to her.

Bruce H
9th January 2007, 01:07 PM
Didn't know her personally, just knew of her. Any time anything terrible happens in the dog world, it's like it happened to your own family. Someone on the other forum found the news story: http://www.wisconsinrapidstribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070108/WRT0101/70108038/1982

babyC
10th January 2007, 03:37 PM
Very sorry to hear this tragedy .. i feel their loss.. hope she's recovering well. Prayers and thoughts to her. :(

Crittercall
13th January 2007, 04:04 AM
I had chill bumps just reading the story. I can't imagine goint through something so horrible.

My prayers will go out to her tonight.

Critter