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Sydney - Part 2

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Oh my goodness! I am using my tablet and it wont let me edit the original post but please know i meant TEARS shed and not YEARS. What a horrible typo!

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A bird that mimics the cat... would that be a mockingbird?

Has the cat been checked for a UTI? Peeing on the bed is usually a sign they are trying to get attention about something. Of course, this could just be missing your daughter. They tend to hate citric smells so maybe putting some lemony fresh dryer sheets (or similar) on the bed would help. Watch for smells she may be mistaking for catnip. Those would draw her towards the bed.

I know this thread belongs to Sydney, but have to remember sweet Brittany when September comes around.

Charlie, my love, I'm glad you have someone who adores you like I do. If you have to have a new "girlfriend" I guess Zoe is a good choice. I'm still jealous :wub:

Glad to hear from you. Remembering sweet Syd.

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Lab puppy? I want to see Layla !! Advice for dealing with them? Ummm. Turn everything into armor.

Really just consistant training, tire them out a lot and tons of safe chewable things!! I think everyone knows I have a bit of a soft spot for the labradorks :D

Paula, We've done everything to stop Princess (that's not her full name but it's what I call her, it's really far worse... teenagers!) to stop her from peeing on the bed. She's been tested, TWICE. She was even on kitty prozac (amitriptyline) for awhile to no avail. We've changed litter, we've tried the box by the bed, away from the bed, in another room. Anything I can think of - we've tried for periods. I'm seriously considering aluminum foil on the bed next, but if she moves to another bed she's in biiiggggg troubles. She's a darling cat, but the minute my daughter leaves for more than a few hours ... it's pee on HER bed. She's just been using water proof covers and cycling them through the wash (after replacing one mattress entirely). The cat had been returned to the rescue at least once before (my guess is for this issue even though they didn't disclose that). My daughter is far more tolerant than I am.

Brady is a quaker parrot .... and he meows non stop. " Meow, meow, PRINCESS, Meow, Come here!!" amoung a million other things but that seems to be his favorite. I also think he's starting to bark back at Charlie.

Charlie went for his annual check up and they said he looks like a puppy. No signs of slowing down. My daughter said today she wonders if Charlie remembers Sydney. I'm sure he does ... he loved her in his own way.

Charlie has a favor to ask IMOM'ers. If the angel is around that bought Sydney a bed (a sherpa mat) for Christmas in her final year, can you post or message or have someone message me where it was purchased from ? Charlie has over loved it since Sydney's passing and he's in desperate need of a new one. I thought I'd get him one for Christmas, but I can't find it anywhere. I bought one I thought was like it, but it wasn't and Charlie & Zoe promptly tore it to shreds.

It's hard to believe that Sydney will be gone four years in just a couple weeks. I was hanging stockings the other day and thought it was ironic the tale they told. There were three for me and the kids. And three for the labradorks. Now, two for the labradorks have been passed on to new pets and Charlie's probably won't be far behind. I tell him he's the last of the original crew. That he has to stick around forever to teach any newbies. So far he's listening !

I don't know that any fur or feather baby will ever fill the spot Sydney left but I'm finally to where I can just be thankful I had that special connection for as long as I did and just hold her memort so so close to my heart. I always will.

Merry Christmas IMOM :) Sydney will be sending a little gift to show our eternal thanks to everyone here.

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Here is a picture of Chloe, taken just the other week. I cannot believe how much I love this little labradork of mine. She's supposed to be chocolate but is pretty dark. When she is being rotton, I call it semi-sweet... :)

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Layla was my boxer girl that passed away in August, sorry for the confusion. I still cry like a baby when I talk about her so it's possible I created a mix up.

You're advice is right on. Chloe goes to day care two days a week to keep her tired and it barely does the trick for 24 hours. She has a MILLION chew toys and it's been an interesting journey so far seeing what she can shred. Boy, can she turn a toy into rags in seconds. She eats on that same schedule too, in seconds....LOL

I'm hoping you have a safe and blessed holiday season. Give the labs hugs from warm, sunny Florida. And of course, hugs to the Angels. :heart:

Gab and Chloe

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Merry Christmas, Charlie! :wub: We are glad to hear from your Mom, and wish her and all your human friends a joyous day.

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I found this quote on Sweet Brittany's thread....

"I came across little antlers that she'd wear proudly all the way to grandmas house on Xmas day."

I hope Chloe in her little antlers bring you a smile :) I think she wore them for Brittany :heart:

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Aww Layla, she looks absolutely adorkably PERFECT !!! I want to squeeze the daylights out of her. I have similar pictures of Britt just like the second one!

Sydney, baby.... tommorrow is four years since you left me to go to the bridge. When I close my eyes and think of you, your soft silky ears are still what comes to mind first. The way you'd snuggle up under my chin and I'd pet your ears for hours. Both of us completely content to just be with each other. I miss you more than words can ever say and think of you constantly. You are still my heart dog. Forevers.

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Angel Sydney...u will always be in my heart, as will ur mommy.

hugs.

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just letting you know you are not forgotten. Hope you are well my friend and life is being kind.

Susan, MisChief,

& Angel Zoom

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Hoping all is well with your family, especially those amazing labradorks of yours :) I've had Miss Chloe for about a year now and I can see why you have a soft spot for them - she is wonderful, smart, funny, everything I could ever imagine or want (ok, she can be a little puuuussshhy sometimes but we are working on it). Extremely food motivated. Ate the wall once too.

We miss you around here, hoping for an update soon....maybe some pictures? :) Wonder where Chloe gets the pushiness from ??? LOL

Love,

Gab n Gang

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Im not sure our forum is still read very often, but for those who do.... Please send prayers or energy Charlie's way as he makes his journey to the bridge to meet his sisters. :'(

At 13 1/2 he's had a long full life full of love and happiness. I'm sure there will be quite the reunion at the bridge tonight. God speed Charlie, you were an awesome friend, protector and loyal companion. Not to mention the best dog kisser In the world!! We love you and will miss you dearly. Give the girls kisses from all of us.

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aww Michelle, I'm so sorry to read about Charlie. He was such a great dog with so much character. Sending you huge hugs. He is now back with his girl Sydney. I'm sure its one heck of a reunion.

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oh, Michelle, I am so very sorry.

I have often thought of u guys and wondered how u all were faring.

Every single day I look at the wonderful frame with all the stars of angels who helped Tucker get the MRI he needed, and I always remember that u were the one that put it all together for me. You felt bad that u were unable to donate money to help Tuck, but little did u know that what u did brings a smile to me every day, and even with Tuckie gone I remember how many angels loved him. Out of the 20 stars that included angels and their furkids, Charlie was one of the last names of a furkid whose parent still comes to IMOM.

I know Tucker greeted Charlie at The Bridge as well as Sydney and Brittany. I know they are romping and playing and not scared of thunderstorms anymore.

:animcndc_sm: run free Charlie

Hugs!

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I can't believe I haven't posted in OVER TWO YEARS !

First,  Charlie didn't pass.  He's still here !  We've had many close calls and "thinking it was time" over the past two years but he doesn't cease to amaze me on a daily basis.  At 16.5 years old,  he still chases rabbits (although a little slow and a lot crooked) ,  barks at neighbors and gets around pretty well on most days.   Don't think he hears or sees really well anymore and he handed his protector of the family torch to a new guy (more about that later) and is enjoying his retirement.    The second photo has actually taken on a trip to the vet when we thought he had a stroke recently, but it wasn't (some sort of inner ear infection that caused vertigo)  and he came back home yet again.  He's like a cat with 9 lives!  (those who knew Charlie will enjoy that reference!) 

Zoey is as good as always.  She's perfectly healthy, adores and dotes on her brothers and mostly just loves laying in a sunny spot in the grass all day long and watching the world go by. She's still not very social with us people, but does well with her brothers.

We got a new boy and I'm head over heels for this guy.  He's two.  A mixed rescue (we think an Irish Wolfhound and yellow lab?) His name is Zak and he's really just the perfect companion that has been helping me through a ton.  I worried a little with Charlie's tendencies that it wouldn't go over well to bring a male into the house ... but they are SO close.  Almost like father and son.  If Charlie so much as grunts... Zak is right there to see if he needs anything.  Zak alerts me if Charlie's water bowl gets empty (Charlie can't do steps anymore).  There is a huge amount of respect between the two and it's adorable.  Zak and Zoey also get along great and she'll even share her favorite grassy spot for him sometimes.  Zak really is a lover boy and gentle giant.   We are working on doing CGC so he can visit the children at the cancer hospital. Seems that would be a fitting tribute to Miss Syd.  We are all so blessed to have him with us he's the perfect friend.

I miss all of you.  I'll check back for replies to this post.  Promise. 

 

 

 

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LOVE the pics, and so happy u still have Charlie-he looks so regal.  I didn't remember he was older then Justice (just turned 15yo). I guess I was thinking of Tuck who would be 17 in a few weeks (but as u saw I lost him over 3 years ago). It sounds like Zoe loves those brothers! Zak is adorable.

So glad u stopped in and updated on the furkids.

There is only one other PIN kid here besides Justice. Too many losses. I got a Xmas card back a couple years ago and the envelope read deceased-it was Susan who had Zoom and then after losing him she continued posting on threads. I know she posted here on Syd's thread.

Take care of urself.  As Susan used to say "I hope life is being kind".

Hugs!

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