Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lucas at the Rainbow Bridge


"And every new morning, all I can do, is hold on to the promise that we all hope is true. That when it's all over--when this life is through--I'll wake up in heaven and run to find you."

Thank-you all for the good thoughts and prayers that you sent for Lucas.  Sadly, his getting better was not meant to be and this afternoon I said good-bye to Lucas.  My heart is broken and the words are not coming to write a fitting tribute to him.  I know those words will come and I know you understand.  But I'm truly going to miss that sweet-silly-goofy-cat-stalking-Golden that was part of our lives for over a year.

God-speed my precious Lu-Lu...I hope you are met by our crew that have gone before you and you gave them my message.  And until we're all together again, I hope you enjoy the company of a cat that will let you chase them.   

76 comments:

  1. Farewell sweet Lucas. We will miss you.

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  2. that sweet boy had been through so much, and was so grateful to have your love and attention and your safe and caring home for the past year. bless him...

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss, Kim. What sweet, loving boy. He'll be chasing kitties everywhere all over Heaven. I know it. Sending hugs and love long distance..

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  4. Thank you Kim for letting us share the last year of Lucas' life. Your 'very tolerant cat' will miss him I'm sure.
    Take care
    Cathy

    Cathy @ Still Waters

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  5. Rest in peace and fun, Lucas. Go play with all your brothers and sisters, and stalk all the cats you want. You had people who loved you and they took care of you until it was your time to leave. You will see them again.

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  6. Rest in peace Lucas. We will miss you.

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  7. His last year was the best one of his life and all that really mattered was for him not to suffer. He will see Hamlet, Sam, and those boys, whose names I have forgotten, and if he meets up with my Samantha, the cat, he will have met his match. That I know for sure.

    As for you, dear Kim, how I wish I could be there and give you a hug and let you know in person how much I care about you and what you do for these dogs. I will miss Lucas so much.

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  8. I'm so sorry to hear about Lucas. You gave him a great year.

    Cindy

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  9. Oh Lucas; We loved you so much. It was a pleasure watching you enjoy your life at Golden Pines. Such a good boy.

    Dear Kim; You are very much in our hearts and thoughts right now.

    xoxox
    Camille, Buzzy and the Pip

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  10. Oh Kim, my heart is broken and it is raining down my cheeks with tears....so sad but I thank you for caring and loving this beautiful boy......We forever keep them warm and safe tucked away in our hearts........Big Hugs Francine.

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  11. We're heartbroken for you, too.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  12. I was so excited to see an update and then the title sank in. As always there are no words. Tears for your loss and prayers for your strength as you once again say goodbye. Knowing that dogs live in the moment,I believe his life with you is all that mattered to him.
    Goodbye Lucas-I'm so glad we got a glimpse into your life with Kim and Carl (who I know you knew loved you)and for as much as you were blessed to have them, they also were blessed to have you.
    (((Kim)))
    sending hugs and prayers to you and all your pack

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  13. We're so sorry to hear about Lucas :-(



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  14. Really sorry Kim. Thoughts and prayers.

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  15. We're so very sorry. We loved hearing about Lucas stalking the cat. We'll miss him, too.

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  16. Oh Kim.... oh Kim!

    (((((((((((())))))))))))

    Words are so small & insufficient. So I'm sending my love & hugs over the miles instead.

    Lucas...what a lucky lucky sweetheart to have the earthly family you did & to have the heavenly family waiting for your arrival.

    I look forward to meeting you someday too.

    Take care, Kim. Heart-healing wishes & prayers!

    --Andrea
    XOXOXOXO

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  17. Oh Kim, words cannot express how sorry I am about dear, sweet Lucas. I will so miss hearing about him stalking the cat and seeing new pictures of the two of them. You and Carl gave him the best year of his life and he knew he was loved. My heart goes out to you, he was such a special boy. I know he is now running free at the bridge with all the Goldens and I'm sure a cat or two! Rest in Peace sweet Lucas, I will miss you.

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  18. Sending love and rottie kisses to you. I'm so sorry for this loss.

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  19. Sending you big hugs Kim!
    xo Catherine

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  20. Your love and care kept him with you until now, no words, other than he would have a wonderful welcome at the bridge, I can see them all lined up waiting. Grieve, have tears, we share and care together, in the huge gap he has left in your life. Greetings from Jean.

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  21. Sorry for your loss, speechless over his passing. :'(

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  22. I'm sorry I missed your last post, Kim. We don't get much internet time.
    And I am very sorry for your loss. You are such a special person.
    *hugs* and God bless. ♥

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  23. Kim, you give such wonderful gifts to the Goldies who come to live with you. For Lucas, it was one very wonderful year, for us it was getting to know him and care about him.

    Condolences, yes, but it was his time. And for that, he can thank you and Carl.

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

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  24. We're so very sad to hear about Lucas. He was such a sweet boy. We're just glad that the last year of his life was spent with you, surrounded by love. Hugs to the whole pack.

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  25. I've thought of Lucas all afternoon. I knew in my heart that he was probably gone when I left my last comment. Hoping against hope, but knowing he was on borrowed time with all he had been through this past year. Sweetest face and kind eyes. What a love. I am so sorry for you going through this loss. And I will miss him and his antics. Sweet boy...
    Gus's Mom

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  26. Oh Lucas I have no doubt that there are kitties who will enjoy you giving them a joyful chase. Kim I am sorry for your loss. But my heart soars as I think of all the love and care you gave Lucas in that year. So much love that could fill a whole life time. Prayers for you my friend as you grieve and celebrate his beautiful life that you selflessly gave him.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  27. Oh, I'm so sorry! We can give them the best quality, but we can't guarantee quantity in the same way. The truth is, there's never enough time with them.

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  28. Oh Kim, I am so sorry to hear this. I will miss seeing Lucas's beautiful face, and am so grateful to you for sharing your life with him and sharing him with us. Love and hugs from all of us at Mucky Boots.

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  29. I'm so sorry. Lucas was lucky to have you in his life and we were all lucky to know him. I hope that he's playing on the Bridge with the many wonderful Goldens who have loved you. My very deepest sympathy.

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  30. Dear Kim
    I know your heart is just broken, sad and feeling all crumpled.
    You gave Lucas so much love and a life he never had before.
    You touched him and spoke softly - those were all gifts to him that he treasured,,, and now at the Rainbow Bridge- he will never forget the love you gave to him.
    We are here for you, and are so sorry and feel your sadness.
    love
    tweedles

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  31. I'm so sorry, Kim. If it comforts, Lucas doesn't suffer from any pain now. Maybe he's running on the field together with our all passed friends...

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  32. Hi Kim,

    I am so sorry for your loss of Lucas. He was such a dear sweet golden with an incredible curiosity for life and kitty watching. I will miss Lucas on this blog but I know he was well loved and cared for while he stayed at golden pines.

    Take care,
    Mo

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  33. We are so sorry about Lucas. Thanks Kim for making the last of his life so happy!!! Our hearts go out to you!!

    wags
    Jazzi and Addi

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  34. So sorry Kim; I missed your last post so didn't realise he was in trouble. He will stay with you forever as they all do. Take comfort from the great end of his life you gave him. x

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  35. I'm sure there is an angelic squirrel happily fulfilling that role. What a fighter - when he sickened he rallied as often as he could. There's no greater sign of how much he loved.

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  36. O no !!!..what a sad news.....warm hugs from me....xxx..!!

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  37. Hi Kim - I am so sad for you. There are no words that are good enough to say to you but I just know what your pain is like. Lily. xxx

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  38. So sorry. I'm sure he will be stalking cats on the other side of that rainbow bridge.

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  39. Sending warm and gentle hugs of comfort...
    Much love,
    Judy

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  40. Run free sweet Lucas....

    Hugs to you Kim too.

    Licks from Neeli & Elle

    Nadine, goldens Neeli & Elle

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  41. I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Lucas. It was good that you enjoyed some great times with him. These treasured memories will remain with you always.
    This was my first visit to your blog, came over from Angus, and to find this sad news....so very sorry.
    With heartfelt love and hugs, Virginia.

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  42. As we all know, Lucas was very lucky to have spent some time a Golden Pines. I'm sure it was heaven on earth for him. You and your husband are very special people. Thanks again, for all you do.

    Sleep well sweet boy.

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  43. My heart is very heavy. I'm so sorry. You gave him all that he could want.

    Gone but never forgotten, Dear, Sweet Lucas.

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  44. Woof! Woof! sad to hear the passing of Lucas. He was a lucky Golden to be able to lived with you and the Golden Pines Gang. Sending you and everyone Golden LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  45. I am so terribly sorry for your loss, Kim. The sweeter the dogs, the bigger the hole they leave behind when they go on ahead to the Rainbow Bridge. May happy memories bring you comfort in the days to come. Godspeed, sweet Lucas.

    Purple Magpie, Mitzi, and Emmy the Pogo Puppy in California

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  46. Sweet Lucas. He has so many friends waiting for him at the Bridge. He will be there to greet everyone who comes after him.

    I'm so sorry, Kim.

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  47. Oh dear
    Best wishes Kim
    As always

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  48. Farewell Lucas!!

    Maybe this will help just a little

    Rankin Family from Nova Scotia

    Ron

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  49. what sad news, we are so sorry, kim! run free, lucas

    edgar & his mum

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  50. I can not read your comments b/c the tears are coming to fast to see. I cry for Lucas and for all that I have lost and I do this a lot!!!!!
    Run free with all the others, Sweet Lucas!!!

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  51. Farewell sweet boy Lucas. Kim - I'm so sorry.

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  52. Such sad news about sweet Lucas, but what an amazingly loved and cherished last year he had with you.

    Sending love and a big hug to you KIm,

    xxxx

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  53. Oh no... so sorry for this, another loss in your life. My heart simply could not bear so many losses. Yours must have the strength of a thousand dog owners. xox Rest in Peace, Lucas... Rest in Peace.

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  54. Godspeed sweet Lucas boy, your kitty friends await your games, and running free.
    He will be missed, so sorry to read Kim.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  55. Bye Lucas, we will see you at the bridge one day to run and play with you, so be on the lookout for all of us one day. Wed know you are having a great time now, no pain and running all day meshing with the cats. Those still left here will miss you much!

    Susie & Sidebite

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  56. I am so sorry. Thinking of you, Karl and your dogs.

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  57. So sorry to read the news. God bless Lucas

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  58. Rest in peace sweet boy

    Stop on by for a visit
    Kari
    http://dogisgodinreverse.com

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  59. Oh Kim, I am so sorry to hear this. Lucas lived a good life and you made his final years wonderful ones. You are going to have so many wonderful dogs waiting for you at that rainbow bridge! Hope your wearing jeans and an old shirt when you go!! And you will need a hankey for all those doggie kisses!
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  60. I am so sorry Kim for your loss. I know how much you take care of your babies, but just know that he is with the others. You did so much for him the time you had him. He lived a good life. Ana

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  61. I wish I had known about Lucas before today but am grateful Tammy at the Peanut wrote of him and your work, or I should say your heart for him and others. I hurt for you. I will tell my sister about Lucas and you so she can mourn for him too.

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  62. You made such a difference in his life. How wonderful that he had that time at Golden Pines.

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  63. Kim,
    Lucas will meet the other crew member's at Rainbow Bridge and they will welcome him with open paws.
    My heart goes out to you as I can feel your sadness but rest assure that Lucas had a great year with you and the others. Those are the memories he will take with him.
    (((((((((((()))))))))))))))))
    Hugs for you and the other members as you all remember your days with Lucas.

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  64. saying goodbye is never easy....lucas had a wonderful end of life with you....godspeed lu lu....sending strength to you..
    xoxo

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  65. I'm so sorry for your loss,we prayed for him and you and were losing one of our own at the same time. Maybe Lucas will meet up with my Max (cat),22 years young and just as red and beautiful as your Lucas.jdl

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  66. Oh I'm so sorry. Love to you and the dogs. I so admire what you do. You endure countless trying times and untold expenses because you are so driven to help helpless creatures. You're an inspiration to me and I am so thankful you do what you do. Take some time for yourself please! If you lived closer I'd tell you to come to my salon and restore for a few hours.

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  67. Oh Kim, I am so sorry. Lucas had the best gift....he had someone who loved and cared for him to the end.
    Tears are streaming down my face...and I'm sending you a big hug!!
    Run Free Lucas, Run free!!

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  68. I am so, so, so sorry to hear about poor Lucus...


    My thoughts are with you... I hope he meets Uncle Fergus at the bridge... They can chase cats together.

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  69. I'm so, so sorry to read about Lucas' s passing. I'm sending you a hug and hope you ar comforted by your canine crew and those around you.

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