Sorry for your lost. Fanni will be remembered by all of us. Prayers are
with you. One thing about collies is that there is 2 times in their life
where they can make you cry and they are when they arrive in your life and
when they leave. Otherwise there is not a day in their life where they
don't make you smile or laugh. Hang in there.
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Dear Tarja, it is with heavy heart that I write this to let you know
that you are in my thoughts and prayers tonight. I am so sorry for
Fanni will always be in our hearts never to be forgotten.
* * * * Hyvää huomenta, Tarja Uusi päivä jälleen alkamassa...ei varmaan voi olla eilistä raskaampi. Sielu on taas ihan kipeä ja silmät itkua täynnä. Mutta uskon että aika tekee tehtävänsä ja suru lievittyy. Usko sinäkin. Sitäpaitsi Fannista tuli ihana koiraenkeli, joka on ihan siinä lähellä koko ajan suojelemassa sinua ja muita koiria.... Nähdään taas pian. Toivoo Sari
The Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here,that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. He happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Fannie just remember she is at peace now. She is waiting for you on the other side of the rainbow bridge.....
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Oh TARJA..I am crying for you.... but I am happy knowing Fanni is free of pain and any semblence of discomfort! She is once again.."young" and strong..once again..Fanni leads the "pack"!! Jim this is a beautiful prayer..it says it all!! Here is a poem..I do not know who the author is..but it is something you may find some small comfort in. Darlene
"DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND WEEP,
"I AM NOT THERE I DO NOT SLEEP.
"I AM A THOUSAND WINDS THAT BLOW;
"I AM THE DIAMOND GLINTS ON SNOW.
"I AM THE SUNLIGHT ON RIPENED GRAIN;
"I AM THE GENTLE AUTUMN'S RAIN.
"WHEN YOU AWAKEN IN THE MORNING'S HUSH,
"I AM THE SWIFT UPLIFTING RUSH
"OF QUIET BIRDS IN CIRCLED FLIGHT.
"I AM THE SOFT STAR THAT SHINES AT NIGHT.
"DO NOT STAND AT MY GRAVE AND CRY.
I AM NOT THERE; I DID NOT DIE."
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Tarja, Tarja, Tarja, Big hugs to you Tarja.....I am so sorry for your loss, you have my prayers and deepest sympathy. I thought I was prepared for this but I guess there is no way to be prepared. Fanni will always be with us in our hearts and memories.
Hugs and Kisses, Jim, Cathy and Katie and Molly
A Parting Prayer
Dear Lord, please open your gates
and call St. Francis
to come escort this beloved companion
across the Rainbow Bridge.
Assign her to a place of honor,
for she has been a faithful servant
and has always done her best to please me.
Bless the hands that send her to you,
for they are doing so in love and compassion,
freeing her from pain and suffering.
Grant me the strength not to dwell on my loss.
Help me remember the details of her life
with the love she has shown me.
And grant me the courage to honor her
by sharing those memories with others.
Let her remember me as well
and let her know that I will always love her.
And when it's my time to pass over into your paradise,
please allow her to accompany those
who will bring me home.
Thank you, Lord,
for the gift of her companionship
and for the time we've had together.
And thank you, Lord,
for granting me the strength
to give her to you now.
© Brandy Duckworth, 1998
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BIG HUG TO YOU, I AM REALLY SORRY!!!!!
BUT SHE IS ALWAYS IN YOUR HEART
Remember now she can run and play again
and all dogs
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Voi, olen sydämestäni surullinen puolestasi.
Fannilla on varmasti hyvä olla.
Koita jaksaa, tiedän, ettei ole mitään mikä lohduttaisi, ainoastaan aika.
Kirjoita kun pystyt.
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ODE TO FANNI
FANNI WITH YOUR COAT SHINNING BLACK AS NIGHT
YOUR SOFT EYES GLOWING WITH WISDOMS LIGHT
DO YOU DREAM SOMETIMES OF DAYS GONE BY?
WHEN PUPPY FANNI CHASED PRETTY BUTTERFLIES?
REMEMBER FANNI, WHEN YOU LEAD THE RACE?
AS THE OTHERS STRUGGLED TO MAINTAIN YOUR PACE?
OH FANNI, HOW BOLDLY YOU WOULD LEAD THE PACK.
WITH A SWEEPING GALLOP ,PLAYFULLY GLANCING BACK.
BUT "FATHER TIME" HAS STROKED YOUR HEAD,
TO YOUR TINY FEET,HE ADDED A "TOUCH" OF LEAD.
HE'S SHORTENED YOUR STRIDE, STIFFENED YOU LIMBS.
BUT YOUR GALLANT SPIRIT HE CANNOT DIM.
THOUGH THERE ARE DAYS..WHEN YOU FEEL ILL.
YOUR COURAGE DEAR FANNI, GIVES YOU THE WILL,
TO CONTINUE ON..AND NOT GIVE UP.
OCCASSIONALLY YOU STILL ACT LIKE A FROLLICKING PUP.
YOU HAVE GOOD DAYS AND BAD..THEY COME AND GO
OUR HEARTS ACHE DEAR FANNI, TO SEE YOU SO
YOU'VE BEEN A "GOOD" LASS, YOU'VE ALWAYS STOOD TALL.
SO IF ONE DAY SOON "THE MASTER" SHOULD CALL
WE UNDERSTAND YOU MUST BE ON YOUR WAY
BUT WE WILL MISS YOU EVERYDAY
THE MEMORY OF YOUR LOVE OVER THE YEARS,
WILL HELP TO BRING SOLACE DESPITE OUR TEARS.
FOR NOW..WE WILL LOVE YOU..AND VALUE EACH DAY
WE KNOW NOT WHEN YOU'LL BE CALLED AWAY
THE "JOURNEY" YOU MUST MAKE, WAITS FOR ALL OF US.
GOD GRANT US THE COURAGE TO GO WITH AS LITTLE FUSS.
Composed with RESPECT...May 27, 2002 Darlene
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Hugs as big as my heart and soul can send!!
Fanni has her angel wings now. You will
never be without her....she lives in your
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Oh Tarja, I am so sorry to hear about Fanni, but she is in a better place now, where she is free from pain, her spirit will always be with you.
(((((((((((((((((((((TARJA))))))))))))))))))) this is a big hug for you!