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Mon May 28, 2012, 10:34 PM

Bam passed this morning. RIP, beloved friend.

Jonas burst into my room early this morning telling me that I had to say 'good-bye' to Bam.
I was confused, heard the sounds of a shovel, digging,... from my bedroom window.
I asked him where Bam was...I honestly thought that he had found him dead.

Jonas told me that Bam was outside....
He had let Bam out only to find that he couldn't walk...
He had already called the vet and his older brother.
JoJo arrived quickly to dig Bam's grave...

Bam made it to the side of the road....
He rested....waiting....waiting for peace.
Waiting for Jonas....
Jonas had gone inside to get a blanket....

As I sat with Bam, I took the last picture of him...
He raised his head when he saw Jonas coming toward him...


And so I held Bam close...said good-bye...and wept.
Jonas lifted him into his van.

I sat...at the computer...searching for something....numb, yet not.
JoJo had to leave to get a tool to cut thick roots.....
When Jonas came back ... I couldn't look out the window.
I could not look.

Bam's final resting place was awaiting him.
Brothers...love.

I went outside...

Jonas had already put Bam's dog bed into the earth...
Bam rested atop in peace...
And then Bam's first and favorite ball was placed next to him...
And his feeding dishes....

As Jonas began to cover his grave..
I lost it....

Later...Jonas brought something to show me.
The vet gave Jonas Bam's imprinted paw print in clay.... his name etched ...



Rest in sweet peace, Bam.


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Reply Bam passed this morning. RIP, beloved friend. (Original post)
Dystopian May 2012 OP
EvolveOrConvolve May 2012 #1
Archae May 2012 #2
pink-o May 2012 #3
CherokeeDem May 2012 #4
irisblue May 2012 #5
emilyg May 2012 #6
Kali May 2012 #7
bluesbassman May 2012 #8
Kaleva May 2012 #9
Angry Dragon May 2012 #10
LaurenG May 2012 #11
sarge43 May 2012 #12
Pool Hall Ace May 2012 #13
YellowRubberDuckie May 2012 #14
dana_b May 2012 #33
hobbit709 May 2012 #15
Phentex May 2012 #16
ceile May 2012 #17
littlewolf May 2012 #18
UrbScotty May 2012 #19
livetohike May 2012 #20
RebelOne May 2012 #21
Samantha May 2012 #22
GoCubsGo May 2012 #23
fizzgig May 2012 #24
Dystopian May 2012 #25
Worried senior May 2012 #26
yellerpup May 2012 #27
abq e streeter May 2012 #28
orleans May 2012 #29
backwoodsbob May 2012 #30
sinkingfeeling May 2012 #31
dana_b May 2012 #32
polly7 May 2012 #34
surrealAmerican May 2012 #35
one_voice May 2012 #36
kimi May 2012 #37

Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 10:36 PM

1. That was beautiful

Losing a friend is one of the hardest things in life. Peace, dystopian.

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 10:37 PM

2. So sorry to read this...

Bam was a good friend to you, not just a pet.

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 10:38 PM

3. So sorry you lost your dear friend

Bam will live on in your heart.

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 11:03 PM

4. Your beautiful Bam...

passed with those he loved, knowing that you loved him.

Words are never enough when we lose these wondrous creatures that give us nothing but love and devotion.

May you find peace in his memory...

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 11:03 PM

5. a red candle

is lit and burning for bam , jonas, you and the rest of the pack. ((jonas)) ((dystopian)). i am so sorry

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 11:11 PM

6. Beautiful, sad.

 

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 11:34 PM

7. ah

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 11:44 PM

8. So sorry to hear that.

Even knowing it's coming, it's a bitter thing. His suffering is over, let the grief you and Jonas endure be brief.

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 11:44 PM

9. That was very moving.

I've been in Meta arguing but come here to see what is really important in life. Bam passing. An ill, elderly mother passing away. A member requesting vibes.

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 03:51 AM

10. ..............

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 05:49 AM

11. I am so sorry for your loss

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 06:34 AM

12. All of you gave him everything a good dog ever wants

A loving family and peaceful passage in the arms of his friend.

Rest in peace Bam. Good dog.

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 07:34 AM

13. ....

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 07:35 AM

14. So sorry for your loss.

Bam had a ton of good kids waiting for him when he got to the other side. He's running in the grass and sunshine, probably sharing some fries with my boy Leroy.
Please rescue again. I found this and thought you might like it...

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Response to YellowRubberDuckie (Reply #14)

Wed May 30, 2012, 03:13 PM

33. that is a beautiful saying/poem n/t

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 08:25 AM

15. Goodbye Bam.

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 09:25 AM

16. Love the paw print!

What a great idea!

So sorry for your loss of Bam.

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 09:31 AM

17. RIP Bam

You were a good boy and much loved...

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Tue May 29, 2012, 11:02 AM

18. so very sorry .....


that is all I can say ....

Yellowduckie .... thank you for that ...

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 11:27 AM

19. So sorry, Dystopian.

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Tue May 29, 2012, 11:43 AM

20. Rest in peace Bam.....and hugs for all of you

Dystopian . What a sweet baby....and a beautiful tribute. May all the joy Bam brought to your lives bring you comfort when you think of them.

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 12:46 PM

21. I really choked up reading your post.

My guess is that he went peacefully. So sorry for your loss.

I had to put down my beloved Rottweiler in July 2010. I had her cremated and the doggie funeral home gave me two paw prints of her back and front paws.

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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 12:57 PM

22. What a beautiful dog; what a tragic loss

I was so sorry to read this thread. I have walked down this road a few times myself. I am sure you will find in time that in some ways BAM never leaves you. We lose people, we lose pets but we never lose the love. It never dies.

Peace be with you.

Sam

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Tue May 29, 2012, 01:11 PM

23. I'm so sorry.

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Tue May 29, 2012, 01:24 PM

24. rest easy, boy

i'm so sorry for your family's loss, dystopian

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Tue May 29, 2012, 03:09 PM

25. I want to thank all of you for your loving kindness...

This time...this day, it's a thank you to all in one post.

Bam was a huge part of my life...
He was Jonas's best friend...
Bam and my doggie, Maeve, were in love...

I cared for Bam during his final weeks while Jonas was at work.
Jonas was so thankful that my work had ended....off for the summer.
Bam was never alone....

This is his FB post after he buried his beloved friend:

*************

To my best friend bam, I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU...
(05/17/2008 -05/28/2012) 4 Great Years.

*************

The crazy big doggie play-fights are memories gone...yet captured...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=105&topic_id=9778158&mesg_id=9778158

My doggie, Maeve is looking for Bam...sad.
Bam was hell on wheels...with so many great stories...
And he was so very loved.
He never met a human or another dog that he didn't immediately love...
He was the happiest of happy...Jonas gave him a good life.
Bam gave him the best of all worlds......
I wish that we all could love one another in the way the Bam did...

Last night I asked Jonas if I should change my screen saver...
Jonas gave the computer to me as I need it, and he uses it as he needs it.

He said, "No leave it there....I like it"..
I made it based on a video that we both loved.....too funny.
We thought it was hilarious....





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There is nothing worse than living the pain of my children.
And we will get through this ... with beautiful memories ....and move on.

Heartfelt thanks to all ....

The End.

Peace and Love ~




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Response to Dystopian (Original post)

Tue May 29, 2012, 03:37 PM

26. I hated seeing your post

I am sure you and your son are in terrible pain.

What a wonderful vet to give all of you the paw print, something to remember him by once you get over the intense grief.

Very thoughtful of your son to put all of Bam's things in the grave with him really made me cry.

When we lost our Tripper, our basset, last summer we had wraped him in a blanket because he was always cold.

It sure never gets easy, but our lives would be terrible without them.

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Tue May 29, 2012, 03:55 PM

27. You did everything right

and gave that good boy a wonderful life. You'll miss him, I know, but you'll never be sorry you loved him and cared for him the way you did. He was a beautiful soul that was lucky enough to wind up in a family of beautiful souls. Peace to you and your family.

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Tue May 29, 2012, 06:38 PM

28. Shedding a tear for you and Jonas.

but glad, even though it has to be so horribly sad for you, that Bam is no longer suffering. RIP to an obviously wonderful friend.

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Tue May 29, 2012, 10:07 PM

29. how sad. it's always a tragedy

when we lose someone we love.
i'm so sorry.

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Wed May 30, 2012, 02:17 AM

30. damn

that was an amazing tribute.

So sorry for the loss of such a close friend

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Wed May 30, 2012, 02:44 PM

31. Good night, sweet Bam.

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Wed May 30, 2012, 03:11 PM

32. I am so sorry

for your loss. I know that your heart aches and I have to admit that I have seen your thread here for over a day and haven't addressed it until now because your Bam reminds me so much of my dog, Kaloni. I know that one day I will be in your shoes and it hurts just to think of it.

Many good thoughts for you, Jonas, and of course Bam.

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Wed May 30, 2012, 06:50 PM

34. I'm so sorry Dystopian.

What a beautiful friend and tribute to him.

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Wed May 30, 2012, 07:14 PM

35. My condolences.

It's hard to lose a friend.

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Wed May 30, 2012, 09:58 PM

36. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend...

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Thu May 31, 2012, 06:18 PM

37. So very very sorry for your family's loss

It hurts. RIP Bam.

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