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The Tell-Tale Heart

The Tell-Tale Heart

Yes, this title I did borrow, from Mr. Edgar Allen Poe;
Because it’s powerful implications, are so very apropos!
For my heart does tell a tale, of how it is broken clean in two;
From the loss of my two Soulmates, whom I love so very true!
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My dear Nico and baby Cody, left my side so premature;
Causing never ending heartache, that I ever will endure!
For they were the culmination, of my roller coaster life;
They brought it to its epitome, they ended all its strife!
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For years we were inseparable, my little boys and me;
They brought me to Nirvana, and filled my life with glee!
We were a powerful triumvirate, we had the perfect bond;
But they were taken way too early, to the Heavens far beyond!
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Now my tears fall ever freely, for them I so dearly miss;
I dream we are still together, and they are giving me a kiss!
But all too soon I waken, and return to life’s reality;
My Angels are gone forever, ne’er again to be with me!
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My heart tells a tale
The loss of its two Soulmates
Broke it for all time

 

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Marion Price

Hugs...I felt like this with the passing of each of my animals, hope you find peace 🌹

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Larry Ran

Dear Marion,

So nice to meet you.  
It has been 4 1/2 years since I lost Nico, and Cody 25 months.
I still cry for them many times a day, for they were irreplaceable.
Thank you for your heartfelt words.

Peace and Love,
Larry xxx

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Marion Price

I get it...truly Larry, IV grieved all my animals but I felt the same with my Amber, my German shepherd who passed at only nine years old during a very troubled time for me. I could not get over my grief for her and like you cried for her in all the years after, I grieved and grieved because her end had come too soon and also because I felt guilt that she passed in a time of chaos and turbulence in my life and that I was unable to be with her at the end, though I sat with her body all night long and buried her myself. Even when I had my boy, Keller,  the grief continued. It wasn't untill I aquired Molly 2 years ago that I felt peace, I felt Amber had come home. I truly hope you find some comfort, animals are soul mates, hugs hugs and more hugs🌹🌹

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Larry Ran

Our Dear Marion,

My wife Linda, and her ex-husband bred and showed German Shepherds, so she is well versified with your pain, because she lost a few very early, as did you with your beloved Amber.  When we met, she was divorced, and still had her last German Shepherd, Niki, who was her special favorite.  Thirteen months later, we lost Niki at 13 years.  She died just before New Years, running in the snow on Monday night, but by Friday, so ill, we had to send her to Heaven.  Then we were without a doggie until the tragedy of 9/11, when we made a decision that it was time to have a baby again.  Our beloved Nico, was named to honor Niki.  Then, when he was 19 months old, we decided he needed a little brother, so we went back to his breeder, who had had a litter ten weeks before, by Nico's mother.  There were seven little puppies, but one of them stood out from all the others, for he was running around, attacking all his siblings.  Since Nico was an Alpha, we knew right away this would be the perfect little brother for him.  From the moment they met, it was love at first sight, their hearts and Souls bonding forever.  They brought more joy to our lives than we had ever known.  After losing each one of them, started what I call "The Tears of Eternity", for we will cry for them forever.  We feel our little Cookie, is a gift they sent us to help alleviate our pain.  It is amazing, that there are so many inexsplicable similarities.  Nico's birthday was July 26th, and Cody's was Feb 27th.  Our little Cookies birthday is one day after Nico's, Jul 27th, the same day of the month as Cody's.  She also has many of their little idiosyncrasies.  She has been a pure blessing.

All our love,
Linda and Larry xxx

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Marion Price

I already adore you and Linda Larry, it is so nice to converse with people who know that dogs and all animals are kindred spirits just in different bodies and not just 'animals'. There is something unique about dogs and cats though and their bond with humans is so special and spiritual. I agree that more is at work in the universe than we can ever understand. I was not in a position to have 2 dogs( not allowed) when I met Molly. I had moved to a new place and she lived outside and though well cared for she was lonely and I worried she got cold. I walked her and it got as soon as her owners opened her hutch to feed her, she would escape and wait outside my garden gate. When they asked me if I wanted her, how could I not? I feel Amber has come home. She is the same age as my Keller and shares many of Amber's quirks. I wish you both many many years of joy with your little Cookie 😊🌹💕

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Larry Ran

Our Dear Marion,

Such a beautiful story about your Amber and Molly.
It is a real pleasure to know people like you, who have an exalted place in their hearts for animals, especially doggies and kitties.

All our love,
Linda and Larry xxx

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Larry Ran

Oops, forgot, we are following you!

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Larry....I understand that ache all too well.  I don't think I will ever get over  my collie, Jade, to cancer of the brain.  She died in pain with so many seizures, and I could not let her keep suffering.  I have her ashes in an urn with her picture on it.  I have it on a shelf in my bedroom closet, and I take them down and just hug her to know she is with me.  Someday, I believe God will allow our dogs to be resurrected to the new world and life too....for He Himself said His creation was "good" and He loves his creation of dogs and understands our bond with them.  I hope your dog, Cookie is giving you lots of hugs and kisses these days, as I know she will feel love from you as Cody and Nico did.  Love n Hugs, Cherie x ;)   

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Larry Ran

My Dear Cherie,

As do you for Jade, we have Nico and Cody's ashes in carved wooden boxes, where they rest in our dining room, atop a large shrine we have for them.  Even having Cookie, I still cry for them several times a day, especially when I am alone.  I'm going to see if I can qualify to have her registered as a therapy dog, because she has helped alleviate some of the pain.  For instance, since Nico passed, and after we lost Cody, I wrote "a letter to Heaven" every day.  But I was able to quit doing that soon after we got Cookie.
Thank you for always understanding the neverending pain of our dear Soulmates loss.

All my love,
Larry xxx

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Lorna Caizley

AHHHH..I love this picture of you and the boys Larry
They are such a miss arnt they?? Hope your well..say hi to Linda for me 

Lots of Love 
Lorna 
xx

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Larry Ran

My Dear Lorna,

Thank you for those beautiful words.

The sad mists of miss
Daily inundate my eyes
Broken heart and Soul

All my love,
Larry xxx

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