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Stella and Rory

Stella and Rory

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Rory has gone to the Rainbow Bridge

Dear Friends

It is with a deep deep sadness I have to tell you that we helped Rory to the Rainbow Bridge on Monday 10 October 2016.  Our great big, sweet darling boy has gone.  We are utterly heartbroken.  

He had been unwell for a short time and last Wednesday we took him to the Vet.  He had a temperature, high heart rate and seemed very unwell.  After checking him out our Vet diagnosed what she thought was a chest infection.  He was given antibiotics and we brought him home.

He did seem to rally, but by Saturday was really bad and stopped eating.  We once again had to help him to walk with a sling as he had no strength in his back legs.  We kept up his fluids and antibiotics and he again rallied Sunday, but Monday morning was again very flat and we took him back to the Vets thinking he would go on a drip and perk up till he started eating.  Upon further examination, our dear Vet, whom we love dearly, found a large painful mass near his stomach.  He had shown no signs of pain before this.  Another of our Vets also checked Rory and after discussing all options, we decided our big darling boy could not suffer anymore.  For the last six months his legs have been getting considerably worse.  It broke my heart to see him trying to walk.

He left us surrounded by his loving family.  I told him I loved him and kissed his dear sweet face.  

It is so bloody unfair.  Rory, my big goofy boy, you never complained.  You had your stupid embolism and got over that, you chewed your feet, you had gastro and now the shitty cancer has taken you.  I want you back.  I miss you so much.  My heart has broken.  Run fast run free Rory.  You deserved so much more.  Five years and three months is not long enough.  Never long enough.  We will love you forever big fella.  Always will.  You gave us your sweet pure love and asked for nothing in return.  Oh Rory, I miss you and our home is so empty without you.  Stella is on your big bed.  We don't know how she will be without you to boss around. 

Carol xxx 

















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50 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    OMD - Carol and furmily, my heart is breaking for you - I can't see for the tears on my specs... Rory, you have been missed on the Blogville circuit anyway - but to now hear of your departure, it is a double blow. I do know that those over the 'bow will welcome you with many wagging tails and happy dances, and you will know relief and a different happiness. Blessings and hugs and wags to all. YAM-aunty xxx

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  2. Oh no.... no words, just tears for my big friend and your beloved pup... it is unfair, I agree...and I'm, so sad with you...

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  3. Our hearts are breaking for you and your family and for Stella. You were such a handsome boy, Rory. Hugs to you, Miss Carol♥

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  4. Oh Rory. My heart hurts reading this. It's such a painful and hard decision to make, but we know you're running free and happily over the rainbow bridge. Im sure Darwin was there to greet you and make you feel at home. Big big hugs to you Carol and the rest of your family.

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  5. So very very sorry to hear your sad news, sending you lots of luffs and hugs
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  6. Oh Carol...my heart is aching so badly for you..i have been so awol since we lost Forrest and to see this breaks my heart..your sweet big goofy boy..unfair and cruel this world..please accept my deepest sympathy on the your loss of Rory and know we are here and have a shoulder and ear when needed..i will light a candle for your boy and family..Bev (fozziemum) and family xxxx

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  7. Oh I am so sorry to hear that your Big Boy is no longer around. You gave him the best life he could possibly have had, although it was far too short. How he will be missed.
    Sending love and hugs to all of you,
    Gail and Bertie.

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  8. We are sorry to hear that Rory has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. We are sending warm hugs and kisses to all of you but especially to sweet Stella.

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  9. How handsome, how beautiful he was ... and so shall he be, forever, beyond the rainbow. Prayers for all. Sharing in your sadness.

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  10. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Rory. How terribly sad. We are sending you lots of hugs.

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  11. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your gentle giant. Sending love and hugs to help you all through this difficult time.

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  12. I am so sorry to hear your very sad news. What a brave boy he was in his too short life. He was loved so very much by his family and those who followed his journey through your words here. Be sure he will have been ween welcomed at Heaven's gate. Sending much love to you and your family. Give Stella a big hug from me xx

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  13. We are so sorry. Thinking of you and your family.

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  14. We are so very saddened to hear about Rory. What a wonderful boy he was and so very loved.
    sending you lots of pug hugs and prayers
    Mr Bailey, Hazel, Mabel & Mom

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  15. We are so sorry. Thinking of you and your family.

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  16. Not even six years???? You wuz robbed. The evil "C" has been taking too many lately.

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  17. So many losses in Blogville over the last week. Ciara, Natasha, Teach and now Rory! I'm so sorry, he was such a beautiful boy, and way too young.

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  18. Oh No....This is such heartbreaking news. I'm so sorry. Rory will always be with you, just not in the same way. Just remember he's there. You gave him one final gift...the gift of being pain-free.

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  19. Oh no, so sad to hear about our friend Rory. Run free sweetheart
    Lily & Edward

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  20. So sad that your big gentle giant went to the bridge.
    May the blessing of light be on you Rory - light without and light within. Our deepest sympathy.
    Sweet William The Scot

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  21. I'm so sorry you had to let go of your big boy. We didn't know Rory, but we know how it feels to have to let go of someone so very dear. Soft Pawkisses to comfort you. RIP sweet boy <3 <3 <3

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  22. So sorry for your loss,To many of our pals have been lost to the horrid "C",much love and snuggles to you all,xx Speedy and Mum

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  23. We are so deeply sorry it came time for your Rory to leave. We know the pain and sadness of losing a beloved furry, so we're sending a warm hug, purrs and paw taps of comfort.

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  24. Dear Carol,
    I just lost my Golden Retriver this August 3rd. He had a lymphatic sarcoma.
    He was just 6 years and a half.
    I know what your going throught.I am so sad that you had to let go your big boy.
    Marie-Hélène from up over (Canada)

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  25. Oh no! We were so shocked to see that Rory had such a short time with us! You have held his paw and helped him as much as you could so we are glad you gave him the biggest dose of love to help him across the bridge as your hearts shattered. Run free Rory!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  26. I am so sorry for your loss. Run free sweet giant Rory.
    Love Noodles and Molly

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  27. We three, and mummy are very sad to read of Rory's passing. We loved to hear about your adventures, being dogs living in our part of the world. Three semms to be so many of our friends passing over the bridge at the moment. Kai Kaha - keep strong. Love the three bestest maremmas in all the land.

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  28. We are so very sorry for your loss. We loved Rory and he always fought so hard. we lost our Ciara last week, so we fully understand how you feel. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us. We are sure all our Angel Sibes met Rory at the bridge with great resounding woos.

    Woos - Lightning and Mom

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  29. Oh no we are so sorry to read about Rory...he was a gentle giant with a kind and loving heart. We agree no more suffering...sweet handsome boy
    Hugs madi and mom

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  30. We are so sorry for your loss! Putting our paws together fur you!!!

    xoxo,
    Matt & Matilda

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  31. Oh, Carol, this is devastating. I have loved Rory since his puppy days; he was always so cheerful and goofy. I know how dear the big boy was to you, and I know your sorrow. I wish I were closer, that there was something I could do for you. You are in my heart today; extra love to you and Stella.

    xoxo Marjie

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  32. Oh no! We can't believe it!!! That poor, brave boy put up with so much. There are tears in Dubbo today. Hugs to all of you...

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  33. Oh noes. I am in shock. My pal, I am so very sorry. I knows you are across the Bridge and in no more pain, so I am sendin' you lots of love. To all of your family, I am so,so, so sorry for your loss. You sweet boy is in everybody's hearts, he was such a happy, goofy, sweet dude. I will never forgets his furiendship. Know that we are all thinking of you, and have all of you in our thoughts and prayers. I am sendin' extra AireZens your way. and lots of slobbery kisses....{{{hugs}}}
    Kisses,
    Ruby and Ma ♥

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  34. Sorry for your loss. Gentle nose nudges to you.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  35. I am heartbroken to hear about Rory. I send all of you my deepest sympathy with a great big lump in my throat. May he rest in peace and run free, once again. Love and hugs - KB, Shyla, and R

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  36. Oh Carol! I'm shocked! I just told Otto that Rory is running free with Bart, Gizmo and Ruby. I'm sending love, Otto's sending rottie kisses. this news just sucks. take care of yourselves...

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  37. I am so sad for you and your family. I know how badly it hurts to lose one of our dear, sweet dogs.

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  38. I am so very sorry that such a fine boy is gone before his time. I have (silently) enjoyed his adventures, and Stella's.

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  39. This is so sad, and we are so sorry.... Its just not fair.
    We know how much you hurt.
    love
    tweedles

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  40. OMD, we are just reading this.
    I can't tell you how sorry I am. Rory was just the most wonderful boy who lived life with such enthusiasm and fun.
    We will miss him dearly.
    Hugs to you all,
    Lynne, Elliot and Cricket xxx

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  41. Stella & Family,
    We are so very sorry to log on this morning and read about our friend Rory. Our hearts are very sad and we will miss him too.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  42. He was such a handsome boy - thank you for sharing him with us all these years.

    Monty, Harlow and Ramble

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  43. Oh gosh, I am sorry I am late offering my condolences. I am so very sorry about Rory's passing. What a sweet and gentle spirit. I remember him from back in the day when Pip was still with us. Perhaps they are together at the Rainbow Bridge - what a pair they would make! Run free, sweet boy

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  44. So very sad to read this and apologies for the late message. Heartbreaking news - such a lovely giant of a boy. RIP Rory - sending hugs to you all - Moth, Magic and family xxxx

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  45. My dear Carol, I have been missing from blogland for what seems forever, (probably will stay that way) but something told me to go for a visit to a few of my favourite blogs this morning and this is how I found your devastating news. My heart goes out to you, Stella and your entire family. You are right, it is not fair - he deserves so much longer in such a loving and wonderful family. RIP Rory and run free. My heart breaks for you all.

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  46. Ah shit Carol. We liked Rory a lot too. Your blog is one of our favorites. We'll miss Rory too. We were always worried about his feet. We're really sorry. From your Canadian friends

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  47. Oh Carol, I am so very, very sorry. Rory was so special. I've been away from blogging for awhile. It just got too hard after losing Morgan, but I'm trying to get back into it and I saw this post. It makes my heart sad. Sue

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  48. Carol, Stella and family. We are heartbroken to learn this news - as you know we are not around much in blogville anymore. We also think he deserved more time, and that cancer just SUCKS! Be strong everyone, he'll never be forgotten - that big goof ball ...

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