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Jo Bannister

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For Sally
« on: June 30, 2019, 09:19:27 AM »
Doing a bit of housekeeping on the laptop, I came across this that I wrote when I lost my elderly, much-loved Labrador:

A time will come
when I stop opening doors carefully
in case you're on the other side.
I know, really, that you won't be.
But I will always open my heart carefully
because you will always be right there.


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Re: For Sally
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2019, 10:18:24 AM »
I'm not sure the time will ever come. And maybe that's a good thing.

For me it is the evening cheese snack, something I did with Rosie, but don't do with Zak. Reaching for the plate, I always expect a chocolate lab to appear at my side with a look of anticipation on her gorgeous face.
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Re: For Sally
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2019, 08:22:07 PM »
I know, Mark.  It's the one downside, how much shorter their lives are than ours.  Loss is part of the price we pay for having them.  From their point of view, of course, love does last forever.

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Re: For Sally
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 10:56:21 PM »
Look at this lovely girl. She's 13 years old and had to go into rescue as her owner died. :(

http://animalviewer.anilog.co.uk/ImageStore/BCTGB_1_22631.jpg

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