Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Good-Bye to Our Most Handsome Beau

Tonight our candle is lit to help our boy Beau find his way to the Rainbow Bridge.
~Gus and our (electric) candle~

I met Beau on July 28th, 2014.  
~The day we met!~
Our time with him passed much too quickly.  How I wish I could have had seven years with him instead of just the past seven months. But there is not a single ounce of regret in opening our hearts and home to him.
Beau lived life on his own terms and by a routine that he must have known before he came to us.  We would adapt to his routine of eating first before going out, and he would adapt to ours of enjoying plenty of treats when he came back in. And together with the specialists we went through the treatment for his severe ear infections and entropian in both eyes.
~Waiting for the Ophthalmologist~
Even though these issues were never fully resolved it was enough to relieve the pain and the discomfort. Beau seemed happy and content in his life with us.
Beau found a companion with Gus, and the two often slept close to one another during the day. On Monday when they were laying next to one another and I was giving them both treats, I found myself humbled by these two very different senior boys. Gus the more carefree and silly of the two, Beau the more serious and reserved. Both never let their physical limitations keep them from enjoying life.    
It has been an honor to have had the chance to know Beau, care for him, worry about him and love him. I hope it was enough. 
God speed to our most handsome Beau who will be missed and not forgotten. I look forward to the day when I'll see him and all the others at the Rainbow Bridge.    

83 comments:

  1. Oh, Kim. We're so very sorry to hear Beau has left you so soon. But we're happy and we know he was grateful to spend the last months of his life surrounded by love and good care and a friend like Gus. Bless Beau, and bless you.

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  2. Good-bye sweet Beau. Gentle nose nudges to you Kim and all at Golden Pines.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  3. So sorry to hear about Beau. He sure was a lucky boy to spend his last months with you and your husband.

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  4. So sorry to hear about Beau. Sweet Beau. He was lucky to have had the last 7 months of life with you, Carl and the gang. You all gave him the best life that he could have had. Know that in your hearts you did the best you could to keep him pain free and happy. Ana

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  5. You guys did great. We still have "Kyla moments" and it's been almost three months. Geau Beau!

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  6. Fairwell, Beau. We're so sad, but we know that he at least had 7 months of intense love and care...

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  7. CRIKEY ... It was an honour for me to have known Beau too. Thankyou for sharing him with us. Goodbye sweet boy. May that candle guide you well. Our hearts are with you all ...

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  8. I just read the title to your last post of being on an angel watch for Beau earlier this afternoon. He has constantly been on my mind.
    What a wonderful stoic face he had. So sorry he lived with pain most of his life, but so very glad that you and Carl were there to ease his physical pain as well as give him so much special love.
    I know this is going to be hard on Gus, but know everyone will rally around him. Special hugs for Gus.
    How wonderfully kind and sensitive of you to allow Beau to continue to have his comfortable routine. That was a great gift to him.
    As,i always do after a death of one of your sweet babies, I will go back and read your posts of their first few weeks of coming to Golden Pines.
    Beau will not be forgotten. Each is important and worthy and special.
    Hugs,
    Gus' Mom

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  9. Oh... this. I am so sorry. Having been through this twice, I know what you were going through. Always so hard to say goodbye regardless of how long they are in our lives. Sending a hug.

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  10. I will miss our handsome Beau.hanging out on the blog with his good buddy Gus and the rest of his Golden Pines family.

    Love and peace to you Beau, our beautiful golden boy.

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  11. What a sweet boy! Bless you all.

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  12. I have struggled to find words for you today, Darling Beau, he had the best of his last months with you and the gang, they will miss him so much too, and the beautiful Rainbow Bridge, I'm sure the wooden treads were polished, the gates were open, and all waiting there welcomed him with love. He will be waiting with the others,

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  13. Beau couldn't have had a better home at the close of his days. God bless Beau.

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  14. I am so sorry to hear of Beau's passing but in those 7 months he was so loved, spolit and cared for and he chose you to make his last few months happy. Rest in peace sweet boy. Hugs to you and your family, dee x

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  15. RIP sweet Beau.. He had a happy end with you and Gus at Golden Pines. He will be missed. HUGS to you all!

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  16. What a most handsome boy. Godspeed, Beau♥

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  17. So sorry to hear your sad news. Lots of luffs and hugs from us
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  18. For you and the DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN...grieve not, nor speak of him with tears, but laugh and speak of him often...Twas Heaven there with you...he loved you so...:)JP

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  19. So sorry for your loss.

    Run free of pain at the bridge sweet boy.

    ♥♥♥Mona & Prissy

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  20. Such a blessing to know a senior dog had all the love he could hold for the past seven months... Safe journey dear Beau... until we see you again.

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  21. We are so sorry. Beau was such a lucky boy to have all that love at the end of his life. And we feel like it was a gracious plenty. We are just glad that he found you all. Sending many hugs and good thoughts.

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  22. The love you give those dear souls will be returned to you tenfold. Bless you.

    Dr. Lin and Abby the Lab

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  23. So very sorry about Beau. What a handsome fella and I know he will be greatly missed.
    XOXO
    Maggie May

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  24. We were so very sorry to hear about Beau. We wish he could have enjoyed more time with you. Thank you for making his last days comfortable and loving. Purrs of comfort and paws of sympathy

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  25. Thank you for loving Beau.
    ~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

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  26. i always tell myself i'm not going to cry. but you always bring tears to my eyes. your love for these beauties is so intense. thank you for sharing beau with us.

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  27. Rest now with the angels sweet boy.

    Our love to all at Golden Pines.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  28. I don't know how many times I have said thank you to you and your husband for being such loving caretakers for these dogs. I can't help it, I cry every single time I read about a loss. The good part, is the quality of life you have given to so many. You two are very special people and I certainly appreciate and respect all that you do to make a difference.

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  29. Tears are falling as I read the passing of this sweet boy Beau. Rainbow Bridge welcomes yet another gentle soul, RIP dear Beau. Big Hugs Francine.

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  30. We heard you lost your friend Beau and wanted to wish you comfort. We are very sorry for your loss. - Alana and Crepes.

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  31. Hugs to you Kim and the rest of your K9 gang. Run free sweet Beau...

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  32. We just read about this Kim, and we are so sorry. I am so thankful to you for giving these special seniors a place to live out their lives and be so happy. Without you, I am not sure what would become of them. I know this is your dream, and I know it comes with a heartbreak as a price. I am sending you a big hug from one momma to another today....Deb

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  33. He waits with all the others who have passed through your loving home. Run free and happy, sweet boy. You will see your people again. xo

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  34. my dearest heart.
    we know these goodbye posts well by now.
    and remember? once i had to give up golden pines because i didn't feel strong enough to endure them? what? ME? I? it almost amounted to blasphemy to do that. how limited and uncourageous is that?
    YOU are the one who endures the losses over and over. but oh the JOY!
    the joy you share with us of endless days laughing and loving and keeping these precious beings alive and well in their older years.
    and little todd. like a wee scottish ray of mischief running through it all.
    i am usually typing this kind of reply through streaming tears.
    but your tribute was so calming ... so beautifully and simply written...
    i find i'm at peace with it. as part of nature. as it should be for us all.
    bless you darling girl. bless you real good.
    xoxo♥

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  35. The time seven months or seven years, those of us who love furry pets love them instantly. I was sorry to read Beau had made his final journey. Blessings
    Sweet William The Scot

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  36. Beau by name and Beau by nature. You gave him a sheltered, cared for, end to a long life. There is both poetry and justice in that .

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  37. I am so very glad that you are in this world for all the sweet Beau's. Thank you for sharing your life and love.
    Bentley

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  38. How sweet Beau knew 7 months of love and companionship in your home. We are sorry it came his time to leave.

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  39. Run free, sweet Beau

    Edgar and his mum

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  40. We did not have the honor of knowing Beau, but wanted to stop by with our sincerest sympathies. Godspeed to you Beau; His strength to your mom and family during this sad time ♥♥♥

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  41. We're so sorry for your loss. Beau won't forget a golden heart, we're sure of that :) Soft Pawkisses to comfort you <3 <3 <3

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  42. Of course it was enough, dear Kim - you give your heart and soul to the creatures in your care, and Beau knew what a difference it made in the last months of his life. You are more than enough - you are a gift to the world, as was Beau. Big hugs from all of us here at MB - Miriam xoxo

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  43. You loved him, cared for him, and gave him a warm and happy home. I'm so sorry that your time with him was short... but I feel that you were his angel. He could leave for the Bridge knowing that he was a very special boy. I hope that Gus will be okay without Beau - I had noticed before that they seemed to like to hang out together. My sympathy to you, Kim, who does not hesitate to love souls like Beau, even though you know that your heart will hurt when they are gone.

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  44. We are so very sorry to hear about dear Beau. Thank you for giving him the love he so deserved. We send you many hugs and all our love.

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  45. God speed sweet Beau, he was loved and he knew it.
    Thank you for giving him such a loving home, and taking such good care of him in his last days.....
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  46. Bless you for taking Beau to your hearts, knowing you wouldn't have his companionship for long. With sympathy for your loss,
    Maggie

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  47. First, Thank You so much for taking care of him in his older months. That just says so much about you. Second, I lost my Golden last August at the age of almost eleven. I know the true love that they give. So, know that I know how this goes. Hugs and XO, JC

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  48. Why can't they just live forever, but I guess they do over the Rainbow Bridge but I can't stop the tears and that's not a good thing when you are at work.

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  49. I am so sorry that Beau had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. I am sure that you gave him enough love and happiness and good care. I send hugs and my kitties send comforting purrs.

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  50. We are so sorry to read that gorgeous angel Beau has gone to the Rainbow Bridge. We send you all many hugs and purrs. Take care
    x

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  51. Farwell....sweet Beau....warm hugs for you...love Ria...x!

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  52. WE are so sorry to hear about Beau. How blessed he was to have spent his final months with you.
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  53. Kim, I'm so sorry.Take comfort in knowing that Beau's last months on earth were probably the happiest in his entire life thanks to you. He wasn't with you long, but long enough to leave his pawprints on your heart forever.

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  54. Oh we are sorry to hear this news. We send sincere sympathy to you all. Beau was certainly loved and gave love in return and what a wonderful joy that is. Run fast, run free at the Rainbow Bridge, Beau. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory and Carol

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  55. So sad to read this news. Sweet Beau spent a very precious 7 months with you and, oh boy, was he loved!

    Sending love,

    xxx

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  56. You gave him so much happiness in the time he was with you. Godspeed, dear Beau.

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  57. Sending love to Beau and to you all
    xxx

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  58. We will say our goodbye's to Beau...but we will be seeing him again.....You know the great care you gave him was most likely the best times of his life.

    See you at the bridge sweet Beau

    The Mad Scots

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  59. There is a special Heaven for our golden angels. RIP Beau, you beautiful boy and thanks to your family for making their home yours. x

    Angel Trapper, Chopin, Tinker, Anastasia and Bridget

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  60. Run free sweet Beau.
    My prayers are with you tonight.
    Xo Cinnamon and Linda

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  61. Saddened to hear Beau is no longer with you but now residing in the land of the rainbows. He was so lucky to have found you for his remaining 7 months of life. He found heaven with you on earth.
    We still miss our beautiful Emma who came to us with her very own habits and needs and we always hoped we had made her remaining years as happy as we could.
    RIP Beau.

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  62. God's speed, Beau! Rottie kisses to you, Kim.

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  63. God's speed to Beau! yes you did right by him don't ever question that. thank you for sharing Gus with us - such a beautiful soul. my candle is lit as well to help him find his way. hugs and pets to you and your pack.

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  64. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Beau.

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  65. Oh Kim we have popped over from the POTP bloggie after hearing pf your loss..we have no words as they always fall short on describing the pain of losing our sweet pets..all we can do is say thankyou for being Beaus advocate and we are sure these few moments he spent of his life with you was wonderful..what a sweet face what a great loss...all our love Fozziemum xxx

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  66. Dearest Kim
    It was enough,, it was really was.
    Beau felt love like he never felt before. It surrounded his whole being.
    Beau was another special one,, they really all are.. And if you could hear him talk right now,,, he would tell you so. He would thank you,, for thinking of him,,, when his chance came to live at Golden Pines.
    He would thank you for thinking of him.. when he told you the time had come. He would thank you for "listening" and knowing him enough to understand what he was saying,
    You will all be united again sweet Kim..but that time is not yet. Instead, you will find a sign that he is okay,,, and you will know it.
    love
    tweedles and moms

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  67. We're sorry to hear the news. We know Beau must have meant a lot to your and your family, even though he stayed for just a short while. Our hearts and paws we lend to support your family through this time.

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  68. Run fast, run free sweet Beau. Hugs to you and the crew, Kim.

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  69. Such heartache. And so much happiness with the pups. Thinking of you.

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  70. Kim, I do not know how you do it. You are so special. (((hugs))) and prayers coming your way. RIP sweet Beau.

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  71. I am so sorry for your loss. Beau was a beauty. I know how much you will miss him.

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  72. You will be missed Beau. We know there will be a wonderful group to greet you at the bridge.

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