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      Remembering Ozzy - 10/26/2002 - 06/28/2011

      Yesterday was the 3rd anniversary of Ozzy's passing. He has been on my mind more than usual, if that is possible.

      This is for my heart dog, the sweet boy that touched my life, my heart and my soul in so many ways. In 2001 I lost my 18 year old son when he was killed by a drunk driver. To say I was a mess does not even begin to scratch the surface. I had been seeing a wonderful therapist for a while. She knew how much I loved my Labs and I had lost my last 2 about 6 months previously, it had been the longest I had ever been without a Lab in my life. I thought getting another was a crazy idea, I just did not feel my heart was ready and definitely not open or able to give a puppy the unconditional love necessary and even more importantly deserved, or so I thought! I felt getting a puppy was a very selfish idea, how could I possibly give a new puppy that which I did not feel I had to give?

      She pushed and pushed and eventually I gave in and checked out a local litter. Ozzy came home with me and I will forever be greatful to my therapist for pushing me. As silly as it may sound it was the best thing I could have done. Very little else in my life had mattered much for quite some time. The day I brought that sweet, wiggly bundle of black fur home changed my life forever.

      Ozzy made me laugh and made me cry! He was a bad boy, very destructive and a challenge like no other. He kept me on my toes and very quickly I realized my every thought was not about Chad. He had rescued me from a dark abyss I had not been able to do my self. Now I was much too busy trying to stay one step ahead of Ozzy, not an easy feat!


      Ozzy came from a byb, there were no champions in his family, nothing to ooh and aah over in his "pedigree", not knowing any better those things meant nothing to me. As silly as some may think it sounds, Ozzy saved my life. I don't know how else to explain the dark abyss he pulled me from.

      My beautiful boy taught me many things along the way but the most important thing he taught me was this; love is not just about letting go, it is about learning to start over. I will forever love and miss you my sweet monkey boy. Until we meet again.
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      Ozzy - 10/2002 - 06/2011 - Rest well my sweet boy. You are forever remembered, forever missed, forever in my heart.

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      Such a beautiful tribute. Ozzy came into your life when you were in greatest need even though you did not think so. It's amazing how they can heal emotional wounds.

      Ozzy is waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge and the reunion with be so joyous. Until that time, he has given you an awesome gift.

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      Oh my what a beautiful tribute, I am crying as I write this. So very sorry about your son!. I know what it means to be rescued by a dog, in my lowest moments caring for my dog was the only thing that kept me going.

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      That's beautiful, he will never be forgotten.

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      Thanks for sharing. Hard to hold back the tears. Still not over my first heart dog -- the one who turned me from anon-dog person into a can't-be-without-a-dogster.

      Lovely tribute and a great photo.

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      Know what you speak of. My heartfelt condolences for the loss of your Son. Amazing what comes in a form of an angel in those dark times. Ozzy left you with a way to get through and you all will be reunited in the end. Ozzy just helped you, through his love, make it a bit easier. Always in our thoughts.

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      Angels come in all shapes and sizes, and when we least expect them. So very sorry for the loss of your beloved son and beloved Ozzy.

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      I am so, so sorry for the loss of your son and Ozzy. I know the pain of losing a beloved heart doggie, and as a mother, I cannot image the pain of losing a child. So sorry.

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      “Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.”

      They really mean a lot. Run free Ozzy.

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      What a beautiful tribute to Ozzy. My condolences for the loss of your son and Ozzy. Ozzy was truly an angel in your time of need.
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