Saturday, May 12, 2012

Angel 1998 - 2012



After a rough night, Angel died early this morning. We buried her in the yard next to her beloved Bandit, with the scent of lilacs floating through the air and turtle doves flying low above. 
Angel was 13 years and approximately 7 months. She came to our Los Angeles house in June 1999, and refused to leave; she has taken care of all of us ever since. Angel had discoid lupus that only affected her nose. Other than that, she was never sick a day in her life, she didn't suffer from age-related arthritis, she could jump, run, play, and guard still. I am devastated and will take a few days off from blogging to take care of myself and spend time with Samson, who was so attached to her. She raised him and taught him all he knows. 



I wish all of you who take care of kids or critters a very Happy Mother's Day tomorrow.

46 comments:

  1. oh, inger. i am so sorry. i read the post title and my heart just sank! she was your girl; your angel. i am so very sorry for your loss...

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  2. Oh Inger, I am so sorry about your loss. Rest in peace sweet Angel! Hugs to you!

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  3. Thank you guys, I was going to close my computer, but then I saw your comments and I know that reading comments will help me, so I will leave it open. This was so sudden, which was good for Angel and that's really all that counts.

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  4. Sending you a big hug. This caught me by surprise because she's been doing so well. RIP, beautiful Angel.

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  5. Så ledsamt att mista sin hund...man vill ju ha dem för evigt...skönt ändå att det gick fort...Kramar från mej!

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  6. I am so sorry about your sweet Angel. I know you & your family will miss her greatly. She was very much a part of your heart.

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  7. Just breaks your heart...I'm so sorry.

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  8. Very sorry for your loss Inger.

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  9. Dear Inger, . . . words cannot express what you are going through now. To lose a dear friend is to grieve for all the that was and all that will not be.

    So I have only Dulcy's words to share with you. She gave me these words two days after she died: "At the end, all that matters is love. My love for my human and hers for me. I have planted the memories of our life together in her heart. She will find them there when I am gone and they will comfort her."

    May all your lovely memories of Angel comfort you now. She watches over all of you still.

    Peace.

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  10. Dear Inger,

    I am sorry for your loss. It must hurt very much. Angel is watching over you from above. Take care!

    Mona

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  11. So sorry to hear about the loss of your pet dog, Angel.

    I find writing about the pet helps, and you've done just that. It takes time to heal any hurt. I made a photo album of our family cat when he passed away. It helped.

    Do what you have to do to cope. Extra attention to the dogs left behind?

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  12. Oh Inger I'm so sorry for you I know how grueling this grief for your dear loved one can be. Even though she lived a long life and had you two it's still such a heart breaking loss for those of us who are animal lovers. My best to you dear friend and take care. Remember when one door closes another opens. Nan

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  13. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this. We lost our beloved German Shepherd, Rommel, in December of 2011. He had canine lupus and just wasted away. We took him to 2 different vets and there wasn't anything they could do. He played and ate until we left for a family reunion over Christmas break. Then, his body just gave out. We were devastated. We knew it was coming...it's never easy losing a friend.

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  14. I feel so terrible for you, your hubby and Samson. You will all miss Angel so much. It is so hard to lose a fuzzy friend. I have loved seeing pictures of Angel. She certainly was a sweetie. She lived a long, wonderful life. May she rest in peace, and may all of your wonderful memories bring you comfort.

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  15. I am so sorry. I've been there and I'll be there again one of these days.

    Love,
    Janie

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  16. Inger...a sad day for all of you. Angel had a good life and a very loving family. So sorry.

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  17. Oh Inger, My heart is broken for your loss. I read the story of Angel before and she was indeed your Angel!! We send our love.. (((HUgS))) from Gracie and me.

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  18. Dear Inger - I am so sorry to hear about Angel, but am glad she is with Bandit, with scented lilacs above ...

    Thankfully you will be with Samson, and he with you ... look after yourselves - with many thoughts - Hilary

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  19. Inger, oh no - I am so very sad to read about your sweet Angel. There are no words to adequately express the pain of losing our beloveds ... I can only tell you that I know what you are going through and I wish I could give you a big hug.
    My thoughts are with you...

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  20. I'm so sorry to hear your sad news, Inger. I still cry when I think of our lovely Josh who died almost two years ago now so I do know how you're feeling. My thoughts are with you. Take care.
    Ros

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  21. Åh vad tråkigt! Det är så ledsamt att minsta sina 4benta familjemedlemmar. SKönt att det verkar gått fort än att hon blev sjuk och hade fått lida.
    Nu är hon och leker där uppe i Rainbow Bridge: Kopiera länken. Den är så fin tycker jag.

    http://www.indigo.org/rainbowbridge_ver2.html

    Jättekramar till Er och vi tänker på Er.....

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  22. So sorry for this loss...you have had a rough couple of weeks...take care.

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  23. I'm so sad to learn that you have lost your much-beloved Angel. Her death leaves a huge hole in your family, and in you, personally.

    Blessings and Bear hugs in a difficult time.

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  24. She's beautiful and I am so sorry to hear of her passing. I firmly believe that animals are like children or best friends, and it hurts terribly to lose them. Take care of yourself. xxxx

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  25. Thank you all so much, you have no idea how much it means to me to hear from you. Or your probably do know because you know that when our blogger friends send hugs, they feel just as real and as good as the other kind. I am glad Angel didn't suffer, only for a few hours. Samson is doing OK. We will walk again this morning and I make sure to play with him, fuss over him, pet him, hug him. Soldier is completely oblivious. He does indeed live in his own world.

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  26. I send hugs to you and Samson. Take care of both of you...

    Cat

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  27. I am so so sorry four your loss Inger, Angel was such a special being and she lived up to her name fully. She now got her wings... god speed sweet Angel... you will be missed by all of us.

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  28. Åh Inger, jag sörjer med er och sänder varma kramar!

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  29. Oh Inger, how devastating. I am so so sorry for the loss of your precious Angel! I know I don't have to remind you but Angel will always be with you in your heart. Hugs to you...

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  30. How devastating for you...so sorry to hear that. I am so attached to my dog right now, I couldn't fathom that. Best to you...

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  31. Oh, Inger. I'm so sorry. Losing a beloved animal is so difficult. I'll pray for you and poor Samson, as I'm sure he will be lost without Angel. Take care and get some rest!! ~Jeff

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  32. Oh Inger, I am so very sorry. You have to be comforted knowing she did not suffer long though the suddeness must make it so hard for you. Give Samson extra love. I know you all will miss her so.

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  33. Inger, I tell anyone who loses a pet..."grieve not, nor speak of her with tears but laugh and speak of her as if she were beside you...she loved you so...twas Heaven here with you..."...:)JP

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  34. My heart goes out to you! I have only had 2 1/2 years with my beloved Keeko but she is already the light of my life (and my husband's). I know I will be a sobbing mess the day she leaves us but I pray to God we have many more years with her ahead of us.

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  35. Inger,

    I am so sorry for your loss! The love we have for our pets is so special!

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  36. Inger I am sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend.

    I hope your whole family finds a peacefull week ahead.

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  37. Inger, I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved Angel. I appreciate how your care and love for this wonderful dog.

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  38. Inger, I trust this isn't a double comment post. I'm so sorry for the loss of your beloved Angel. I appreciate your love and care for this wonderful dog. blessings your way - DeanO

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  39. (((Hugs))) to you Inger and to Samson who probably needs them to. So sorry to read this. What a beautiful dog.

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  40. Oh Inger! I am so very sorry!

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  41. I am so sorry Inger. They are a part of our families and it is so hard to lose them.

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  42. Oh Inger, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved and dear friend Angel... My heart just ache for you... I know that Angel will be sorely missed.
    Many hugs of comfort.

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  43. Hey Inger - I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious girl, Angel. She was very special and I know she will live in your heart for all eternity. May happy memories sustain you now thru your grief. It was my privilege to have known her. The critters & I send you lots of love. - In Deepest Sympathy, Rachael

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  44. So sorry to hear about Angel...my sweet...you gave her a safe and supportive home...you are a godsend!

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  45. Sorry, just heard of Angel's passing....he has been in heaven with you Inger ever since he 'found you both in LA, so his journey will not be too far from his 'earth heaven'. All the best.

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  46. so sorry to hear about angel. she was bvery beautiful. my sons dog broke his back a few weeks ago, 4 years old and had to be put down. our pets are a sorrow we can hardly stand up under. you have my heart felt sympathy.

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Thanks for leaving a comment.. ~~ Inger

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