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6 months as an Angel

October 16th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Uncategorized

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An Angelversary does not feel like something to celebrate 🙁  I am glad you are pain free. You were so stoic that I now wonder how long you hid your pain from me. This week I found some old SD cards. The first picture of you is your best girl’s ( well besides me LOL) Graduation in 2009. That would have made you 3. I made muffins the other day and was reminded of the time you counter surfed a whole batch off of the counter. The second picture is you and Chandler in the RV headed out to The Quarter Horse Congress in 09. You loved going in the RV. I think this is the last year we took the RV because we got a pull behind and I made you ride in the truck. Now, you both had a whole back seat to yourselves. Your Dad and I had a running joke because he weaves a bit as he drives. When we would go over a rumble strip at the edge of the road , one of us would say, “Hold on boys!”  We would even say it when you were not along. Now, we don’t say it. 🙁  Makes us sad. I know we both are thinking it though. You will have to send your new brother some pointers on how to ride in the car. He insists on sitting up. which when you are missing a front leg, makes for a rough ride. He seems to have bonded with Dad the most. I think it is helping him to heal a bit though. I miss you so much my boy!! Daryl was sniffing in the crack of the couch in the sunroom while we were watching TV last night. I stuck my hand way back in and came out with a handful of your fur. Does not say much for my housekeeping, though, in my defense, it is a recliner couch so hard to get way down in.  I am going to use today to be thankful for you. For having the privilege to have you as a part of our family for 8 years. I have never liked the term Dog owner. You are more than a dog I owned, you owned and still own a big part of my heart. Run like the wind today my precious boy. Jump and gather as many shoes as you can.  Love , Mama

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  • Rachel Hopple

    Beautiful tribute to your lovely angel. I am working on a tribute for our 15.5 yr. old Brittany mix we had to send to the Bridge this past Saturday. Thank goodness for memories. Biscuit wasn’t a tripawd, but she was loved just as much as all of the tripawds I read about on here. Thinking of you….what a wonderful life he had…

  • benny55

    Beautiful remembrances Lori, just lovely. And of course, the pictures take my breath away….such love, such contentment, and such beautiful reminders of the thousands and thousands of days of happy memories.

    Lori, you gave Ty THE best life possible! And the best chance at life possible!! Never doubt that, okay? You mention sometimes you feel badly about what “you” put Ty through and that hurts my heart. YOU did NOT put Ty through anything!! That stupid piece of crap disease put us all on a journey that we had no control over. It jerked us around daily with it’s evil intent and all we could do was constantly be on guard and try and dodge every unseen bullet it shot our way.

    Ty had a mission beyond the disease, a life affirming legacy that will continue to touch lives for years to come on this site……and that is the awareness raised about MRSA. Due to your incredible determination, the fight within both you and Ty, you two made medical history and were victorious on so many levels!!!

    Our gratitude for you still being able to stay on this site and share Ty’s legacy is beyond measure. So yes, we shall celebrate heartily today the life of Ty! A life well lived and well loved! A life that will truly make a difference on this site for years and years and years to come! And a life and legacy that will never let us look at flip flops the same way again……or go over a rumble strip without thinking of Ty!!! And it will remind us to continue to look for fur in every crevice of every piece of furniture! I love that Daryl sniffed that out for you!! Sounds like sign to me!!

    Sending you lots of love and hugs today sweet Lori! We all love you so!

    Sally and My Eternal Light Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

  • leland4

    Lori,

    Such a precious letter you wrote to Ty for his Angelversary. Perhaps with time the Angelversaries that we all will experience can be celebrated but right now you still miss sweet Ty terribly. The snippets you shared of your past together are beautiful and continue to hold onto those special memories.

    And like Daryl and your husband, Lucian has formed a stronger attachment with my husband. Perhaps Ty and Leland knew best and that our husbands needed Daryl and Lucian a little more because they suffered so with their sadness and grief. At least that’s what I tell my husband when he asks me why Lucian is attached to his hip and is his little shadow.

    Sending you a HUG!
    Sahana and her Angel Leland

  • Michelle

    Lori,
    Angelversaries are a celebration of their life here on earth (well at least to me plus we can share our memories of our babies. I would rather celebrate them any way i can.
    Thanks for sharing some of Ty’s life with us. I love hearing all the stories of our babies.

    I know you still miss him terribly. It just seems like yesterday. You gave your Ty guy a great life and now he brought you Daryl to help you & your family.

    Hugs
    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  • bcullom

    Lori,
    Very lovely story……Today it is Ty’s 6th month Angelversary, and my Polly’s 8th month Angelversary.
    I do want you to know that between Ty, Polly, Happy Hannah, and Shelby all having a milestone of remembrance this week, I have consumed an obscene amount of chocolate, if there is such a thing….my heart-strings are being pulled constantly for all our beloved angel Tripawds, but more so this week. I also have a theory on Daryl and your hubby…..I think Ty sent him to heal you both but especially your husband….you have here to come and share your feelings with us, your hubby, not so much….so Daryl came to be his comfort……besides, you know Ty is with you all the time, even if you can’t see or feel him…..
    Keeping you in my thoughts tonight,
    Love,
    Bonnie & Angel Polly

  • mom2shelby

    Lori,

    Is that your daughter? She is simply beautiful and such love between her and Ty. I know how hard these anniversaries are. I loved reading your letter to Ty.

    I kind of agree w/Bonnie’s assessment here. I remember your saying that your husbands was a bit of a tough nut to crack on getting a new pooch and it was really his fear of loss again. Ty was looking out for him (and you).

    Ty is with you always … fur or no fur – he is always with you. I loved reading your memories of your RV trips together (with Chandler).

    No doubt there was some serious partying over the bridge this week with our kids!

    Sending so much love as always ….
    Alison (Shelby and Jasper too)

  • Codie Rae

    What better way to celebrate than to celebrate your life with Ty. Thanks you for sharing those memories with us. He will always be in your heart and ours!

    xoxox,
    Codie Rae and the OP

  • benny55

    Good observation Bonnie and Sahana on the “hubby thing”!

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