Re our gentle giant Ben

Thank you all so much for your wishes for Ben, unfortunately he has now gone to the end of the rainbow in the sky to be with Sophie who died 4 weeks ago and that is still so very raw with me, he suffered a sudden brain infection and stroke, we were with him about 2hrs ago when he had to go, I called him my gentle giant, he was a huge boxer but so very gentle and followed me every where, he would lay in the garden where ever I was working, I miss them both so very much .....hugs to all.. From a very very sad Dee xxx :(

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  • so sorry do you know of RAINBOW where you can upload photos and leave messages fro you beloved departed pets.(search rainbow bridge on facebook)

  • cant imagine what you must be feeling.its hard losing one friend let alone two.thinkof them together playing happily .

  • I'm so sorry Dee. Thinking of you xx

  • Dear Dee I am so sorry what very sad news. Nothing I can say so I am. Sending a warm comforting cuddle xxgins

  • so sorry to hear about Ben Dee. you've not had time to grieve for Sophie and now Ben. I'm sending you soft gentle hugs.


  • I am just so so sorry Dee , this is the last thing that you needed, especially as you are still grieving so much for your beloved Sophie. I can't begin to comprehend how you must be feeling, but I know it will be very hard for you, so I am sending lots of healing thoughts and vibes to you. Both dear Sophie and my Gertie will have been waiting for Ben and he will now be free from the pain and suffering and be running free, with no

    inhibitions at all !!


    Foggy x

  • Dear DEE I'm am soooo sorry to hear of your devastating news, so soon after Sophie. It is the worst!! The house just feels so empty. I know it's no consolation, but they will be reunited again, take some pleasure that they have each other and are not alone. This is going to sound so silly when my springer went I would always talk to hi a and ask him to let me know he was ok. A week or so after he went I dreamt that he was running up the garden towards me and he was all white. (He was liver and white) . I took great comfort from this as I saw it as he was letting me know.

    My heart felt hugs to you. Xx

  • Dee, so sorry about your news. You must be feeling a sadness that is so empty. I have lost a dear friend too, my little cavi a couple of years ago and you never forget them, they will always be with you. You can tell yourself what a wonderful job you did and gave them both a home filled with love and kindness. My thoughts are with you.

    Tannels xx

  • The Rainbow Bridge

    inspired by a Norse legend

    By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,

    Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.

    Where the friends of man and woman do run,

    When their time on earth is over and done.

    For here, between this world and the next,

    Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.

    On this golden land, they wait and they play,

    Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

    No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,

    For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.

    Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,

    Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

    They romp through the grass, without even a care,

    Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.

    All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,

    Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

    For just at that instant, their eyes have met;

    Together again, both person and pet.

    So they run to each other, these friends from long past,

    The time of their parting is over at last.

    The sadness they felt while they were apart,

    Has turned into joy once more in each heart.

    They embrace with a love that will last forever,

    And then, side-by-side, they cross over… together.

    © 1998 Steve and Diane Bodofsky. All Rights Reserved.

  • Jilly that is wonderful,I have a poem, also,about the rainbow bridge, I will pm it to you. :-)

    Foggy x

  • Thank you. I love to share with people about this poem when they have lost a much loved furry family member. Still missing my two Irish setters, 10 years on.



  • HJust to confirm this poem was not written by me. I have put the acknowledgement at the bottom of the poem.



  • Billy that is beautiful xgins

  • So sorry to hear about the loss of Ben, it's such a sad time when we lose a beloved pet and you have only just been through one loss, try and think that they together now it might give you a little comfort .

  • So sorry to hear of the loss of Ben Dee x especially so soon after Sophie there isn't much that I can say so I'm sending you giant comforting fluffies


  • Dear Dee, Im so, so sorry to hear this. I know how devastating it is to lose a furbaby. Take care, big hugs xxx

  • Lots of gentle hugs from sue.

  • Oh Dee that is so very sad. I'm so so sorry to hear that. Sending you some strength. x

  • I am so sorry to hear that. Sending love and empathy

  • I'm so, so sorry for the loss of your beloved Ben. How sad you must be feeling. All I can say is please visit Rainbow Bridge; it has the most amazing things on the site. My deepest sympathies to you. XXXX

  • Iam very sorry for your loses dee,iam sending you extra fluffy comforting hugs xxx

  • So sorry for your loss Dee, both Ben and Sophie. I know how much it hurts and how much you will miss them. The pain you feel now, is part of the love you shared. Hold it close.

  • Dear Dee, I'm so terribly sorry to hear about Ben, you are in my thoughts. It's so hard when you've only just lost Sophie. Sending you my deepest sympathy and much love, mim x

  • Lots of love & hugs Dee. So sorry to hear of your news.

    Thinking of you,

    Julie xxx

  • Hi Dee

    I can think of nothing that hasn't been said already but sorry, so very sorry.


    Is x

  • Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you. x

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