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Kaiser is gone!

Post by Liongules » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:52 am

Tony,

I don't know what to say! I'm very, very sorry to hear this. It brought tears to my eyes.

Goodbye my little friend
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Eine Gute Kleine Kamerad

Post by Wyliecoyote » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:46 pm

T

So very sorry to read of Kaiser's passing on, I know there is nothing that could be said to lessen your sense of loss. Perhaps it can be of some small comfort to know that the photos of "Ein gute kleine Kamerad" will continue his memory and bring smiles to the people who view them for many years to come.

My Sincerest Condolences,

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Post by Lost Skeleton » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:20 pm

Why, oh why, must man's best friend have a lifespan so brief? :(

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Post by -dick rowback » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:20 pm

Tony; I know how you must feel, My sincere condolences. Dick Roback

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Post by Peter_Suciu » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:53 am

I'm sorry to hear about Kaiser. Hang in there Tony.

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Post by Adler » Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:01 am

Oh My God! This is very sad to hear... Tony, I wish you all the strenght to help you trough these hard moments.

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Post by Das158er » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:57 pm

So very sad to hear that little Kaiser is gone. my heart goes out to you Tony I know how that feels.
Take care and treasure those happy memories.
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Post by garder » Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:46 am

Very sorry to hear your dog is gone :(

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Post by joerookery » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:44 am

Sorry.
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Post by Leone » Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:30 pm

Very sorry.................... :(

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Post by pointystuff » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:46 pm

Sorry to hear that.

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Post by Irish Teamster » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:04 pm

You have my condolences Tony. I lost my little friend this year as well. Just remember all the great times and you will smile.

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Post by Chris Liontas » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:31 pm

G-d Tony I dont know what to say. I am so sorry right now, I have tears in my eyes writing this. I am so sorry, I wish there was something I could do

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Post by poniatowski » Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:22 pm

Like losing one of the family, sometimes worse. Best wishes to you.

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Post by Borden Battery » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:35 am

Hello Tony

We lost two Shelties years ago - the attachment can be very strong.

Here is the "Rainbow Bridge" for pet owners. Borden Battery

As much as I loved the life we had and all the times we played,
I was so very tired and knew my time on earth would fade.
I saw a wondrous image then of a place that's trouble free,
where all of us can meet again to spend eternity.
I saw the most beautiful rainbow and on the other side
were meadows rich and beautiful lush and green and wide!

And running through the meadows as far as the eye could see
were every sort of animal, as healthy as could be!
My own tired failing body was fresh and healed and new
and I wanted to go run with them but I had something left to do.
I needed to reach out to you to tell you I'm alright,
that this place is truly wonderful - then a bright glow pierced the night.

'Twas the glow of many candles shining bright and strong and bold
and I knew then that it held your love in it's brilliant shades of gold.
For although we may not be together in the way we used to be
we are still connected by a cord that no eye can ever see.
So whenever you need to find me we're never far apart
if you look beyond the rainbow and listen with your heart.


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Post by Tony without Kaiser » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:25 am

Thank you everyone for your thoughts. It has taken me this long to be able to write his memorial. One of the most difficult things I have ever had to do. A suitable ending for a very difficult year.

Please click on the memorial link on my web page, or use this link: Goodbye my Little Friend.

Now it is done. Now I will try to get back to living again, which for me, is collecting; they are one and the same. But my little Noodle will always be in the back of my mind. Every moment of every day he is with me.

Thank you again for thinking of me in my time of loss. Tony http://www.kaisersbunker.com/

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Kaiser: 09 July 1997 - 12 October 2010.
Nina: 23 April 2002 - 31 July 2015.
I miss my little Noodles.

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Post by joerookery » Fri Dec 31, 2010 7:48 am

Must have been difficult to put on paper. Sorry for your loss.
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Post by Liongules » Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:39 pm

A beautiful memorial, Tony. I don't think I've cried that much since my mother died! Kaiser sounds like he was a truly wonderful and unique companion.
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Post by Tony without Kaiser » Fri Dec 31, 2010 5:42 pm

I'm sorry. I know it can be a tough read for anyone who has been lucky enough to live with a wagging tail.

Everyone keeps saying the hurt will fade as time passes, so why does it seem some days like I only lost him this morning?
Kaiser: 09 July 1997 - 12 October 2010.
Nina: 23 April 2002 - 31 July 2015.
I miss my little Noodles.

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Post by Westfront » Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:17 pm

Thats sad news.
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Post by Borden Battery » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:05 pm

From the images in the Memorial Tribute to Kaiser, it is clear that Kaiser totally bonded with you and thought himself not as a dog but a smaller human - perhaps assistant museum custodian and co-pilot in your life? He lived a safe and secure life with very few worries and cares - what would his life have been with anyone else who might have cared for him less? Lucky dog who knew how good his life was - and gave equally in return.

Both of our Shelties left us many years ago and my wife was never able to adjust to accept a new puppy because of the feeling of loss. Coming home from work after our dogs were first gone - the house was very quiet. However, in late November 2010 we inherited a new dog via "the back door" with the return of our son from out of province. He brought his Mastiff-Shepherd cross one year old puppy Odin with him. At first, we were someone apprehensive with our new guest - quite a change from Shelties to a Mastiff cross.

Suffice to say, while Odin has managed to scratch some of the new hardwood floor; he can now sleep on our bed - the sure sign that the Lady of the House has accepted him fully. Had my son and/or myself scratched the hardwood, we would have been fixed by the vet or worse. We now have a big dog with a very happy disposition but very protective of his human family.

In closing, Kaiser is gone but Kaiser is also remembered. Could he have experienced a better home than yours - clearly not? Perhaps, someday another little fellow in need of a very good home will come into your life - not to replace Kaiser but to compliment him. Kaiser wanted you to be happy during his life-time and would certainly wish more happiness to you in the future. If you are a “dog person” (certain this is true for other pets) you already know about the special communication between the species - there is a spiritual connection.

Monumentum Kaiser Meus Amicus

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