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Baren (02/23/88-05/10/99)

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            ~BAREN~
(Feb. 23, 1988 - May 10, 1999)


Upon this day I reminisce
   With sadness and regret
The loss of my beloved
    Special "child" who was my pet.

It's been a year of longing
   Wishing you'd return to me ...
For though you left one year ago,
   I cannot "set you free".

Though time has made it easier,
   To go from day to day ...
No one can understand the
   "Special" role your life did play.

For every day you were a part,
   Of love and joy and life ...
You had a way that focussed me
   And lessoned daily strife.

I'd hurry home to see your face,
   Behind that window pane;
Where wiggles, hugs and cuddles
   Brightened up the worst of days.

And now I sit, with eyes tear filled,
   You are not by my side;
And when I see the window,
   It is bare and bleak inside.

Emotions, they are raw today,
   I'm simply torn apart ...
For hollow, wrenching feelings
   Tear apart this very heart.

An emptiness, that's deeper than
   The oceans ... fill my soul;
A painful hunger bites my
   Inner self beyond control.

For though time healed the daily wounds
   I wore upon my sleeve,
I shelter from the world outside
   Just what you meant to me.

No children was I blessed to have,
   My womb was baren ... yet,
You filled the void my darling one,
   My sweet and lovely pet.

To me, you were more human
   Than some others I have known ...
You gave such love and tenderness;
   T'was deep within your soul.

Now spring is here, and little things
   We loved now cause me harm ...
The walks we'd take around the yard
   No longer hold their charm.

We're packing just to get away,
   And leave this home we've lived ...
For without you to share this with,
   I get no joy from it.

I see you as I turn each step,
   I watch for you each day ...
Oh little one, I miss you so,
   ... Much more than words can say.

       In fond remembrance
             of Misty
   Feb. 23, 1988 - May 10, 1999)

          /Kit McCallum




[This message has been edited by Kit McCallum (edited 05-10-2000).]
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Kit~ this brought tears to my eyes... I'm so sorry for your loss and understand the pain you speak of very well. This is a sweet tribute to Misty. -SEA
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~SEA:  Thank you SEA ... I've taken the day off to pack today, just needed some time alone ... having a rough one ...

Much appreciation,
/Kit
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Kit~
This was so lovely and yet sad, some poeple just don't understand what roles some pets make in some of our lives. They do become part of the family and I believe they know everything, they are more intelligent than we sometimes give them credit for.
I totally understand your feelings and deep loss, you have lost an important member of the family and it deeply hurts  
HUGS
Tracie~


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~Tracie:  Thank you for your thoughts and understanding. I sometimes feel so foolish when I hear "she was just a dog" ... thank you ...

/Kit
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This is a beautifully touching tribute to your Misty...I know how attached one can become to a little pet especially if one had not been able to have a child. My heart goes out to you in your grief. HUGS

Denise

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I have had so many beloved pets...I understand this lovely tribute and send hugs to you this day.
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~Denise:  She was 90 pounds of pure Shepherd (but still my "little one") ... thank you for the hugs ...

~Martie:  It's so comforting to know others understand ... thank you Martie ...

With Much appreciation,
/Kit
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Kit~
Understanding your loss and sending hugs your way.
This 'critter-loving' heart has known the pain also.
*Hugs*
~*Marge*~


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~Marge:  From one critter-lovin' heart to another ... thank you.

With appreciation,
/Kit
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~Kit....this is such a special tribute to Misty!!  I was rummaging around and found this!!  I can tell she meant very much to you!!  Heartfelt piece!!  Very sad though!!  
Take Care!!!!!

Bridgette  


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