Saturday, May 25, 2013

A Memorial to My Friend and Companion, Boomer Of The Vermilon River.




      This is the most difficult of all posts, and indeed, of all articles that I have ever written. Boomer went to   Wildlife Valhalla on Thursday, May 23,2013. I miss him desperately.



   A post to:Id Rather be Birdin,Our World Tuesday, and WBW . I'll post to the memes,but I'm not certain if I'll follow most of them this time. Right now its easier to be in the forest where Boom and I wandered for fun.

74 comments:

  1. Oh my God, Gary, I am so so sorry for your loss. I know Boomer was your dearest companion. You spent so many wonderful years together, and you'll always keep that in your heart. I know the pain is deep. You're both in my prayers.

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  2. No words adequate. I understand your sorrow, and send wishes of peace. The good dogs should live forever.

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  3. Sorry for your loss!
    I wish you all the best!

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  4. i am so very, very sorry. he was a handsome dog and a most excellent hiking companion for you! i'm certain he was an excellent companion all the time. bless you, gary. i know that loss is so hard!

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  5. I'm so sorry. It is never easy losing a beloved companion. I've lost two of my favorite horses in the last 4 years and my German Shepherd, Rommel. My heart goes out to you... Just remember, it takes TIME to heal.
    ~~Cheryl Ann~~

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  6. Gary, tears flow down here, your loss will be immeasureable. Memories, photos, and the love you shared together will always be with you.Darling Boomer, beloved by you so much, adored by us all out here.May the Valhalla welcome him with open arms, an open heart, and greetings he deserves so very much. Fondest caring thoughts, from Jean, NZ.

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  7. Sorry to hear that. Take your time in the forest. :)

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  8. Gary my thoughts are with you; it is a such a tough time to work through. You will find how it works best and just getting out and about in the forest will no doubt help you just walk it out and help soften the blow just a touch. Your blog posts have always been such a treat, you and Boomer were such a great team together. Take care ... repair, in your own way

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  9. So sad! Sorry for your lost! Will continue to look forward to your posts.

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  10. ooh, I am so sorry to hear of Boomer's passing. So sad.....take your time coming back to blogland. He had a good life with you. Sending along {{{{{hugs}}}} to you.

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  11. Gary, like Nancy, I can hardly see my keyboard for tears. You, I know, were at one with Boomer. Losing him is losing a part of yourself. Blogland will still be here however long it takes you to at least get a scab over the hole in your heart. Yes, go to the forests and streams, Boomer will still be with you for a while and look out for you.
    I am deeply, deeply sorry for your loss and hope Boomer sends you some other companion from the wild to help you through this terrible time.
    Hugs and Blessings . . . Arija

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  12. Oh Gary. I am so sad. I am without adequate words. Please take care of yourself and spend all the time you need remembering Boomer in the places that he loved. My thoughts are with you. thank you for taking the time to let us know; I hope knowing your friends care helps a little tiny bit.

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  13. Gary, another comment today, I usually end my blog with a quotation,and today it is some words by Helen Keller, and is dedicated to you and your beloved Boomer.
    "What we have enjoyed, we never lose...
    all that we love deeply becomes a part of us"
    Take care, have time in the forest and trees, walk the same familiar tracks,Boomer will walk with you in spirit always. fond greetings from Jean.

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  14. Oh my gosh. Gary I am so sorry. I know you are in so much pain right now and so much sorrow. There are no words that anyone can say that takes the pain away. I was right there once when my dog died a few years ago. I hope you know how wonderful it was that you shared your time in the woods with Boomer with all of us bloggers around the world.

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  15. The tears flow here!!!
    It's always so very difficult to be left behind and lose such a wonderful, loyal companion!! The only thing that will sustain you in this time of sorrow are the great memories!!!

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  16. I'm so sorry for your loss, Gary. Boomer was such a great pal. Fortunately you have many happy memories.

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  17. Gary, I am so sorry for your loss. Boomer was a great companion and family member. You do have some wonderful memories and photos. Take care and remember the good times.

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  18. How sad to lose your wonderful companion Gary. Cherish your memories of him.

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  19. This is so tragic, i am so sorry.
    Hope memories of good times will help you get over this.

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  20. Words are not enough to express how much sorry we are to hear Boomer is gone. He will be missed and will stay in our hearts for all time.

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  21. So sorry to hear your sad news Gary... my thoughts are with you.

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  22. Oh, how sad. I am so sorry for your loss. Take care.

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  23. Gary that was such unexpectedly sad news. My thoughts are with you.

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  24. Oh, to lose a loved one is SOO hard. No one is really going to comprehend your loss...he was your buddy, your pal, your best friend....may you feel a little comfort every time you think of him.

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  25. That lovely dog​​, I imagine it must have felt sorry for your loss, my condolences!

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  26. I extend my sympathy to you too. Such a sad time for you. I hope the forests where you two wandered for so many years bring you peace and healing!

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  27. Oh my God Gary. I am so so sorry. No words will ease the pain you must be feeling, but I hope your loving memories of Boomer help heal your heart in time.

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  28. Oh no! I am so sorry Gary, it's so awful to lose a beloved pet. I hope you find some comfort walking where you both used to walk, I slept with my previous dogs collar under my pillow for such a long time. My thoughts are with you.

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  29. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  30. The bond you shared was unique and so very special. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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  31. He was the most magnificent of friends! I am so very very sorry for your loss.

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  32. Sorry for the lose... we will miss him on ur blog....

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  33. I´m so sorry. To lose such a close friend is so hard. My thoughts are with you!

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  34. I'm so sorry for your loss. I guess at times like this, what is left is inspired by the memories you had together and the amazing truth of nature around you. Please do not be misled by the sadness of the lost, but rather remember with joy the moments you enjoyed together. A big hug Gary, we are all with you!

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  35. I am really sorry that your friend has gone. He looked like a really nice dog that had lots of good fun with you.

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  36. Ohhh...I am so sorry for your loss...My thoughts are with you.

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  37. Gary

    I am so sorry to hear that, it is so very hard to lose such a loving companion.

    All the best
    Guy

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  38. I am thinking of you and know how hard it is to loose your best companion.Only time will help! So sorry for you!

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  39. I'm so sorry to hear this news, Gary!! I know how much you love Boom and what a wonderful companion he was.
    I lost my beloved Maggie last year and I still miss her terribly.
    Thinking of you and sending positive thoughts. Cherish the memories you have.

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  40. Oh, I feel so sorry for you! He was a beautiful dog!
    My thoughts are with you! /Pia

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  41. Gary, I am sooo sorry to hear about your loss of Boom! Losing a canine companion is just like losing a close family member in my experience. Each dog has his/her own personality which is irreplaceable. I have lost two dogs and each time after a couple of months or so I was saying to myself "I need a companion to take on my walks" and got another rescue puppy that needed a home as much as I needed a canine friend. I hope that eventually you'll too find such consolation.

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  42. I'm so sorry that you lost your good and faithful companion. He was such a handsome dog too.

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  43. This was such sad new to read Gary. My thoughts are with you.

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  44. Having never met you and Boomer personally, I've only journeyed with you on your blog, but through your stories and photos I know what a great companion Boomer was. I, too, have an aging large dog that has been my long-time companion and just reading your post brings tears to my eyes. Hoping your hikes will soon bring smiles, even if they're teary, as you remember Boomer exploring his woods. Sending you warm hugs from me, Panzer and our youngest, Dexter.

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  45. I have just popped over from my blog to you after you left a comment. I am so sorry to read you have lost Boomer. Dog family members are so precious to us all, they seem to know how we are feeling and act accordingly. It is a huge void when they leave us. My thoughts are with you at this time and I hope your time with your memories in the forest are of great comfort to you. Take care. Chel

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  46. ¸.•°❤❤⊱彡

    Passei para uma visita e sei o quanto você está triste.
    Eu também perdi um cachorro no início do ano e ainda tenho muita saudade.
    Força amigo, prefiro lembrar dos bons momentos com meu animal de estimação, é menos doído.
    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil.
    ¸.•°❤❤⊱彡

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  47. Bad news indeed - Boom and you were one of the first to follow my blogs - I'll miss him as well.

    Stewart M

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  48. You have my sympathies for the loss of your friend. I, too, will miss him.

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  49. Sorry about Boom. I have a fur son, so I relate with your feeling about Boom leaving.

    Hazel

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  50. Gary I lost my beloved cat last week so I know how you feel right now! My cat was 15 years old and a member of my family just as much as a person would be. We will never forget our furry friends--they live on in our hearts. Boomer is running wild and free in the great beyond, and so is my cat Bo!

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  51. I'm so sorry to hear the sad news. Boomer looked like a wonderful dog and loyal companion.

    All the best,

    Charlotte

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  52. I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet Boomer. Our four-legged friends become family, and the grief we feel is the same.

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  53. aww, sorry to hear it. such losses are hard.

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  54. Just seen your post Gary, sorry to read this news, I had a Boarder Colli once so know the loss.
    Take it easy, Gordon.

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  55. Gary, so sad to hear this. I have grown up as a Blogger with Gary and Boomer, best wishes to you from here in the UK

    Of course Boomer will be forever remembered in your posts

    Dave

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  56. Such a lovely companion! I am so sorry for your loss. Losing one of our best friends that never ever disappointed us is so difficult. So glad you have so many photos to remember Boomer by.

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  57. I'm so sorry for your loss. Companion animals are such an integral part of our lives. They give so much and ask so little. Bye Boomer. - Margy

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  58. When I saw the thumbnail with Boomer's photo my heart sank. I was afraid that it was sad news. I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear companion. What a wonderful hiking partner he was! My thoughts and prayers are with you, Gary.

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  59. I can fully relate with you because we lost many pets also in the past. In fact we don't have a dog now because we don't want to experience our last episode with our dog Jopet. However, i can't understand when you said Boomer went to Valhalla Wildlife, what happened? I am sure if he is alive he is missing you terribly too.

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    1. Valhalla equals doggy heaven, although I see it as much more. Answered by email.

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  60. I am so very sorry to read about this Gary.
    Rest in peace Boomer.

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  61. so sorry to read this Gary. A true friend you will miss. But now you can still feel his presence in the places you used to enjoy together.

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  62. Very sad to lose such a special and wonderful friend, like Boomer. I know you will always carry him with you in your heart.

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  63. I'm so sorry for your sad loss. I know this must be very difficult and I'm sending out good thoughts for you.

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  64. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear friend Boomer,He will be missed by your readers also. Love & Prayers.

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  65. I am so sorry to hear that! So sad! That handsome face is no more! Best way to get over the grief is to remember the good times you had together. He will always be there in our memories!

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  66. I have missed this post because I was on holidays ! I feel so sorry for you, it's terrible to loose somebody who shared your life for quiet a long time. Only time heals a bit, but he will stay forever in your heart.

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  67. I am sorry about your loss. Valhalla is a better place. Our dogs are gods in a very special way. They teach us the world in ways no other being can. My heart goes out to you.

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  68. I'm sorry to hear this, I only noticed in the latest bolg somthing was amiss. I know how you feel we lost two whippets with in weeks of each other and though we still have two dogs one misses them greatly and the little sheltie keeps trying to cheer the other up. I think we will get another at some time but it will never replace what you have lost.

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  69. Just seeing this now Gary. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know Boomer was such a great companion for you and as someone whose own dog is 13 yrs old, I know how much they become a part of the family and your everyday life. Hugs!

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  70. I am so sorry you have lost Boomer. I know how it hurts to lose a beloved pet and companion.

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