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    Thread: One year

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      One year

      It was one year ago today that my boy Bruce crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge. He was only 18 months old.

      I loved that dog. To say my heart was broken would be a gross understatement, and not a day goes buy that I don't re-live that terrible moment when I heard him die.

      One of the things that helped me though all this tragedy was the outpouring of sympathy and support from many, many of the people on this board. Bruce was the 10th Labrador I've had the pleasure to have shared my life with over the past 32 years. All of those who have departed hold a special place in my heart, and all were special to me on their own way. The thing that hurts most from losing Bruce was that I'll never know his full potential. It's so unfair such a special boy was taken so young.

      I'll never forget any of my Labs who have passed, and especially not Bruce. He will always hold a very special place in my heart, until the day I die. Godspeed my special boy, Godspeed.

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      I think we all lost a little piece of hearts over Bruce. Nothing like what you went through.
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      Many young, good, Labradors passed last year, including one of mine, I dread the one year anniversary.

      Hang in there.

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      Have not had a many labs as you but like you each hold a special spot in my heart. Bruce's life was short but he shared all he had with you; you were greatly blessed.
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      None of us will forget that day. My heart aches for you, your wife and Sophie. Bruce. Taken too soon. Always in our hearts.


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      Isn't amazing that an animal-a dog a special dog can have such an impact on our lives. Barry, you are very special blessed to have so many wonderful labs in your life, do you see how they have made you a different, better human being to have had them than not.

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      It still seems so raw, the shock when you made that post. My OH came in all concerned to see why I was crying at the computer. I have lost dogs and horses to old age but cats, darn cats, they have broken my heart at young ages. It always hurts but it gets easier to handle the memories.

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      I still think of Bruce frequently myself. He touched us all.

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      I think of Bruce often. He touched many of us. He will never be forgotten.

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      Barry, I was just thru another birthday of Roxy's and wish I could tell you otherwise, but it doesn't get any easier to deal w/ anniversaries. All we can do is keep busy w/ training, look forward at this point. I wish I had some better secrets, but it's all I've got... Anne
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