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Jacki's LuvBug - RB 2-7-04


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My sweet, sweet girl could surely use some of the positive energy generated here.

She is in the hospital. They suspect either early stages of renal failure or Lyme disease. Of the two I would much rather it be Lyme disease. In the event that it may be Lyme disease they have started treating her with Doxycycline.

I've been up most of the night researching both possibilities.
If anyone has any experience with canine Lyme disease I'd love to hear from you.

Bug is only 3 years old and as many of you already know her life was not an easy one before I rescued her. She does not need this. heart.gif

If you don't know my girl you can read about her here:
www.imom.org/voices/rescue/lady.htm

If you would also like to know how I feel about the person who dumped her:
www.imom.org/voices/would_u_care.htm

Please hold Bug in your hearts and in your thoughts

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Rottendogs
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Jacki,
I'm sorry Bug is sick and there are certainly lots of good thoughts and energy from here coming her way. We'll hope it's Lyme and the doxy will get it. Please ask the vet to do a lepto titer also because on another list that I'm on there have been lots of dogs all over the country showing up with lepto.
The list that I referenced is one for dogs with kidney failure or disease. I have a 7 year old rottie that was diagnosed in Oct., 2002 with early renal failure. So far, with the help of a homeopathic vet, supplements and diet changes, he is stable and his bad numbers have decreased which is very unusual. If it is early renal failure, I'd be happy to share the resources that I have and what regimen my guy is on if you would like.
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Please ask the vet to do a lepto titer

This was done last night. We should have results later this morning.

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Dear Jacki;

I'm sending extra prayers up for "Bug", and you. You have had a rough weekend, with your Mom's dog and now Bug. Add that to all the things happening on the forum right now and your stress level must be sky high.

As you juggle giving your Mom support, IMOM stuff and worrying about Bug, please remember to take time to care for yourself. A candlelit bath w/ relaxing lavender in it always helps me! Do what you can to relax, you don't need to get sick on top of everything else!

I read Bugs story back in December and it was so amazing. You two were meant to be together and will be for years to come! Please give Bug an extra kiss for me when you see her again.

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Jacki and Bug, all of us in my house -- human and feline -- are sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers to Bug. I'm so sorry to hear that she is not doing well sad.gif and I sincerely hope that whatever is found, it is something that can easily be treated.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Laurie (and Bleys, Merlin, Caine, and Fiona)

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Oh Jacki,

This is just awful. I will cross my fingers for Lyme disease. What a strange thing to wish for huh?

You and bug are in my thoughts.
~~VaLorie

My goal is to honor the memory of my sweet boys, Snowball & Storm. Gone way to soon, but loved forever.



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Jackie, I am so sorry Bug is sick. When I read the story of how you rescued her and everything you posted about her I was happy. I was thinking well now she will be loved and have happiness the rest of her life. And now she gets sick which makes me sad. I will be praying for her that she will have whatever is easier and quicker to treat and can be cured right away.

Take care of yourself too Jackie. We need you here. I hope your Mom is okay. My prayers are with you all.

Please take care Jackie and God bless you and your furkids. I respect and admire you so much and do not like to see you going through hard times. Hope your next post has better news.

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Jackie,
I am so very sorry "Bug" is sick.I remember when you were trying to catch her and all you went through gaining her trust and she is truely your "Love Bug" .I hadn't read your letter to her owner though.I just read that,how appropriate.She has been through enough I had always hoped she would never get sick as she had such a rough life but I too am hoping the medicine she is on now will take care of it.You do have so much on you right now try to give yourself 5 minutes even we don't want to hear you are sick to.The bath sounds great.My thoughts and prayers are with you.Please give "Bug" a gentle hug,kiss and scritches from me and my furfamily and {{{{{Hugs to you and yours}}}}}}}
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Jacki, sending good thoughts and prayers to you and Bug. Kay


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Jacki and Bug, I just wanted to let you know that Dale and I are sending you tons of positive thoughts and prayers for tonight. I hope that there is good news in the morning. You know that you and Bug have tons of support here and all we want is for Bug to get well. We are all with you and Bug tonight. Judy



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Bug is now listed as critical. Her values are rising and she can no longer produce urine. I wanted to take her to another Internist for a 2nd opinion but she is not stable enough to be moved.



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Jacki, this is just heartbreaking. broken_heart.gif I am so, so sad and sorry to hear this. I was praying that your next status update would contain much better news about Bug.

My thoughts and prayers and love are with you both.

Laurie (and Bleys, Merlin, Caine, and Fiona)

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LuvBug - I'm sending you all the positive energy and love that is in me. I know the Rainbow Bridge is tempting but you have too much love that you need to gather here on earth first. We've been rooting for you since the day Jacki found you out in that field. You have shown us so much about love and trusting others. You stay with us Bug!

I'm sending St. Francis to give you strength and courage and even more love. Hang in there dear one!

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OH NO!

This is just so sad. Jacki it hurts to watch you hurt. I know how much you put your whole self into animals. That just makes it so much more hurtful. I have bug on my prayer list. I am crossing my fingers for good news.
~~VaLorie

My goal is to honor the memory of my sweet boys, Snowball & Storm. Gone way to soon, but loved forever.

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Jacki;

I'm sitting here trying to find words of encouragement for you. The right ones are escaping me. All I can say is that everything has it's reason. Magic's life had a reason, his passing had a reason (IMOM!), Bug coming into your life was for a reason and now her being so sick has it's reason. God mapped out your life and Bugs before either of you were born. Only he knows the reasons for all of this and the out come.

Believe in his wisdom! We are all praying that it is his will that Bug stay with you here on earth for many more years! May he hear our prayers!

God be with you and Bug through the next few days.

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Posting an update for Jacki:

She's at the hospital now with Bug. Her vet is going to do a telephone consult with a specialist at U of PA. As Jacki said above, Bug isn't urinating and her kidney values are getting worse. It sounded as if she was "blocked," but x-rays and ultrasound didn't show any stones. Lepto hasn't been ruled out yet.

Bug means the world to Jacki, so this is a very trying time for her. She has done so much for other people's pets - now she needs our prayers for her girl. Keep 'em coming, please. And Bug, please keep fighting.  heart.gif


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I've just put Bug and Jacki on a prayer chain. Let's all keep up the positive energy for them. Alison.


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Jacki just called me and asked me to post this re: Bug. She said they found fluid in Bug's chest cavity. They tested it for creatinine and there was creatinine in the fluid. Bug possibly has a hole in her bladder. If there is a hole in her bladder she can have surgery to fix it. They are running dye her right now to see if there is a hole.

Please continue to pray for our Bug.



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Hi All
Jacki just phoned me and they think that Bug may have a hole in her bladder so they are running tests and she may be whisked off for emergency surgery

Jacki just happened to have my number on her cell, as I called her to see how she was doing and called me back asking me to contact you and get the word out She may not know anything for several hours-If I hear more I will update

(IMOM helped my foster Paco get cataract surgery-just so you know who I am)

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Sara, thanks and it's nice to hear from you. We remember Paco fondly and hope he's doing well.

C'mon guys, I think those prayers are working - American *and* Canadian. smile.gif Jacki at least has a better answer now as to what's wrong with Bug. Let's keep prayers going for a successful surgery, if that's the next step.


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I am focusing and mustering up all the positive energy I can send.

Bug will get better. Bug know's he is loved.
~~VaLorie

My goal is to honor the memory of my sweet boys, Snowball & Storm. Gone way to soon, but loved forever.

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Bug and Jackie I am praying for you. Oh Bug you will get better I know you will with so many prayers and so much love you will be our happy healthy loving girl once again.

God bless you Bug and your Mom.

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Jacki and Bug my thoughts and prayers are with you.Many good healing vibes are coming your way.Keep fighting Bug.We love you both.{{{{{{{{Hugs to you both and the family at home}}}}}}}I am so sorry you are going through all this.You are always there for us.If you need anything please don't hesitate to ask.Healing thoughts and prayers will continue to come your way.
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I just got off the phone with Jacki-the tests were negative and all they can do is play around with her meds

Jacki is in such a sad sad place-please keep up the prayers. I just made a donation to IMOM for Bug-It is all I can do as I feel so helpless heart.gif


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There is no hole in her bladder. She is still not stable enough to move anywhere for a second opinion.

The consult with U of PA - they said I could bring her there for dialysis @ $15,000 and of course no guarantees.

If Bug does not start to show improvement within the next 12 - 24 hours she will die. My girl is only 3 years old.




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Jacki;

I'm so sorry that things are looking so bleak sad.gif

Something to think about:
If things are really bad tomorrow and she's not turning around, transport her for a second opinion anyway. If it's that critical moving her can't worsen it can it? It might just end up saving her. It's the only thing I can think of and I don't know if it's the right thing. What do you all think???

God-Please help Jacki decide how to help Bug!

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Jacki, I am praying SO HARD that things will straighten out tonight. Bug and you have been in my thoughts and prayers constantly. There are so many people out there that are hoping Bug has the strength to fight this. We are so worried for you both. Judy


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Jacki, I'm just so sad and sorry to hear this and I feel completely helpless about what to say or do. My heart is aching for you and Bug.

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HI Jacki and Bug,

I was told about you and your wonderful Bug. My name is Rosalindia and I have a sick dog too. His name is Bambino and he is also a fighter. I completely understand how you feel as I'm sure many other people in this forum do. Just one more person trying to give you the strength you both need. Just always remember you have a lot of people thinking about you both. Bambino sends his wonderful fur buddy kisses to your girl. heart.gif I only wish the best for you and the struggle you are both going through right now. Please feel our warmth we are sending. Take care,

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There was a sadness in her eyes and an aching in her heart. A sadness I could see, and an aching I could feel.

It was all she could do to take care of herself and her 4 pups. She was courageous and brave and overcame all of the obstacles placed in her way. Every day of her life had been a test of survival.

She was destined to be my dog. I don't know why we had to wait until she had suffered for two years before finding each other. I don't know why we would only have 14 months together before she would once again be betrayed. This time, by her own body.

She fights, but she is growing very tired. She will let me know when she has no more strenght to fight. Then it will be my turn to be brave and courageous.

Bug has changed my life and I'm unsure of what my future will be without her.




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I just spoke to Jacki – her vet just called and said that Bug’s temperature has gone up a little bit and she is now producing some urine. Per the vet, it’s enough urine to give her some hope. She asked me to post this message because she’s on her way down to see her Luv Bug.



Please continue to keep Bug in your thoughts and prayers. Jacki appreciates all the love and support from all of you.



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With tears in my eyes I am hoping and wishing and praying that bug will improve. All is not lost...
~~VaLorie

My goal is to honor the memory of my sweet boys, Snowball & Storm. Gone way to soon, but loved forever.

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We'll take even a glimmer of hope at this point. Bug has such a bond with Jacki that you just know she's fighting not to leave. It may take a miracle for Bug to pull through, but then again, she's capable of miracles. So is Jacki: www.imom.org/voices/rescue/lady.htm

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Jacki just called back and said the vet called a second time. The vet thinks that things have changed now and that Bug is an excellent candidate for dialysis – the dialysis at this point can save her life and completely turn things around. The problem is that it will cost $15,000. She asked that we solicit for donations to save her Luv Bug. She asked that we be sure to let folks know that Bug is only 3 ½ years old and include a link to her rescue story (www.imom.org/voices/rescue/lady.htm).



We will gladly refund any donations made should this dialysis not take place. Ask that donations be made to *EF-Bug Hadra*



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Barbara, I just sent you an email about this too. Can this thread be moved to either the emergency forum or the General/Ongoing forum to ensure that everyone reads it? I'm afraid some folks will not see it in its current location, as I think many visitors only focus on the main categories and don't come to General Discussion. I just KNOW there are many people who will be happy to donate to Bug and Jacki after all IMOM has done for them.

I'm just worried that Bug's situation won't be noticed in its current location, and I want everyone to have a chance to give. (And I want Bug to have every chance to make it through.)

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Laurie, you raise a good pt. I think a lot more people will see this appeal and respond if it's listed under General Emergencies. Why don't you start a new topic there? Somehow I don't think Jacki will "fire" us for doing it this one time.


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Everyone, Jacki's sweet girl Bug is very, very ill. Prognosis last night did not look good, but this morning there is a ray of hope.

But Bug needs $15,000 for dialysis.

Yes, this is a big number. But we have worked so many miracles before, I know we can do it again.

IMOM has done so much for so many people -- and now, please, if you can, it's time to do something for Jacki.

I encourage (beg...) you to reach deep in your pockets and give whatever you can. $1000, $100, $10, $1 -- it will all make a difference.

Please help save the life of sweet Bug. She is only 3-1/2 years old and her life has been filled with so much hardship. Jacki does not want to say goodbye to her yet.

Laurie (and Bleys, Merlin, Caine, and Fiona)

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Prayers and best wishes are coming for Bug. My candles have been lit all night.

I'm new here but I know Jacki. I was talking to her this morning and told her I know we can all help raise the funds that bug needs.

Is it okay to start crossposting a plea for help for Bug's fund yet? So many have been touched by IMOM and I'm sure they'll all pull together for Bug.

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Absolutely, please crosspost at will. We need all the help we can get. Thanks.
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One thing that I'd like to add - $15,000 sounds like a lot of money - and it is. However, in looking at the *big picture*, maybe it's really not. Jacki founded IMOM in 1998. In over 5 years, she has tirelessly worked 7 days a week to financially assist other people's animals. She even takes her laptop with her on the very rare occassions that she travels so that she can continue to do her part in helping the animals. In 5 years, IMOM has saved the lives of HUNDREDS pets and paid out nearly HALF A MILLION DOLLARS to save those pets. Jacki has always been there for everyone else, it's our turn to be there for her and her "Bug". I know all of this because I'm a founding member of IMOM. I've seen how many late nights she's been up on the PC. As Treasurer, I've seen how much she personally put into IMOM before we had a donor base, never asking for reimbursement. She has given so much to pets everywhere and started a new, unique way of assisting animals by founding IMOM. In her *free* time, I've watched her help others in different ways - doing countless transports and rescue work. If everyone that she has helped in the last 5 years just gave a little bit, I know that Bug would have the funds she needs in no time at all.

Jacki has given anything and everything she has had to help the animals. It's our turn to help her now to save her girl.

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I just spoke with Jacki on her cell phone. She was at the vet with Bug. Bug is holding her head up, wagging her tail and seems to get upset when she thinks her mom is getting ready to leave.

Heart rate is up/urine production is getting better and better. Her temp, which before they couldn't get up past 94 has now climbed up to 97.8. Her diagnosis is kidney disease - Jacki said she had a lot more questions to ask about that because she would like something more specific, but right now she's just taking things a minute at a time for Bug.

She cannot be moved to U of PA at this time, but if she keeps improving, she can be. Also, if she continues to improve, she might not even need it, so that is why it's important that everyone understands that if this ends up *not happening*, we will give refunds to those that would like for us to do so.

The vet said she expected to come in this morning and have to call Jacki to tell her it was time to let Bug go. Instead, this little girl is fighting with everything she's got and showing improvements. This was not expected, but it sure is welcomed.

Jacki asked me to express her appreciation to everyone who is being so very kind in showing their concern for Bug. It means more to her than she could express.

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This news is just more and more hopeful... thank God.

Angel15.gif s, please donate to Jacki and Bug. As Barbara says, if it turns out that Bug doesn't need the dialysis after all, your money will be refunded if you desire.

But at the same time, it's so critical that we raise the funds so they are there if Bug needs them. I can't bear to think of Bug not receiving the dialysis if this is what she needs to keep her here with Jacki.

I was absolutely flabbergasted to read Barb's earlier post, stating that IMOM has raised and donated more than $500,000 (!!!!!!) for other pets in need. Please, please help show your appreciation for everything Jacki has done for others by donating to Bug.

Laurie

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Laurie,

You need to read imom.org/newsletter/nov03/, and click on "Numbers Talk"  smile.gif

Jacki had a vision for IMOM, and those of us who have been helped in the past are very grateful. Those of us who volunteer, do so because we enjoy it. Jacki is selfless in her dedication to pets - all pets. Barb's post was wonderful - but it just scratches the surface.

If we can help Jacki and Bug - then we've got to do it - for without Jacki - there would be no IMOM.



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My dear Jackie, God be with you and Bug at this time and help you both to have happier days soon. I have been praying and will continue to do so.

Please Bug continue to have the strength to fight this ailment so you can stay with your Mom for more years. I love you Bug.

God bless you Jackie and Luvbug.

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Bug, you hang in there honey! You are doing a GREAT job of fighting and we are behind you 110%! You have the WHOLE Internet behind you and your family. If we can't do it, no one can! If only words could say what I'm feeling for you, buth they can't...Today, my whole heart is yours...I hope it helps...Judy

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I'm home long enough to take care of my other babies and maybe catch a little nap.

My girl has a chance now. The only reason she has been given this chance is because of all the love and prayers she is getting from all over the country. And of course because she is such a good girl. She still has a very long way to go, but she is fighting with everything she's got.

She told "Aunt Julie", the pet communicator, that she does not want to die and she does not understand what is happening to her body. She said she would talk to each of her organs and see if she couldn't get them all to be nice to each other.

In communicating with her I learned some things about her past. Bug thought that when a pet has to be "put to sleep", their person takes them out back and shoots them. We very quickly eased her mind on that!

I don't know what tomorrow will bring but today I have hope. She held her head up and wagged her tail everytime we said her name or talked to her.

She has won the hearts of her caretakers in the hospital. We had explained to them that Bug has emotional needs much stronger than the average dog. She needs to be hugged a lot an reassured that she is loved and cherished. They are doing a wonderful job in supplying both her physical needs and her emotional needs.

There are no words to express how overwhelmed I am at all the support we are getting. If love can heal - Bug will get well.

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We're changing that damn subject line because Bug is not growing tired - she is coming back to life! Maybe it will be baby steps, Jacki, but she's doing it. Go, Bug!

Wonder where she got that notion about taking 'em out back and shooting 'em? Perhaps those rednecks she lived with before?? Grrrrrrrrrrrr! Well, Bug knows she's surrounded by pure love now.  heart.gif

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Question for any IMOM volunteer-

Can owners of others PINS donate to bug? I know it's a normal rule that they cannot- BUT THIS IS JACKI AND HER PET! If it weren't for Jacki, the others wouldn't be here and wouldn't have a chance.

IMOM board members take a quick vote and let us know!

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Hey ya'll.. I'm pretty new here.. I read the story about Bug.... Beautiful story...It took a week for my wife to catch "Pretty Girl" our Aussie when someone tossed her out of a car at the grocery store parking lot..... I ended up winning our small shop Super Bowl pool. Me and the guy running it have been off all week and tonight at 11pm I'll see him and collect it. I don't know how much it is $50..$75.. or $100.... whatever it is I'll be sending it your way for Bug's..
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Nancy, I'm not an IMOM rep and don't mean to speak for the Board of Directors, but I know that Jacki would not want applicants to donate money that could be used for their own pets. We all have to take care of our own first, ya know?

Don, this Yankee apologizes for using the term "redneck." To me it means an ignorant lowlife.... residing anywhere! You certainly don't fit the bill.  smile.gif Thanks for your generosity.  


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HI JACKI, THIS IS SUSAN LEXI CANNON'S MOM. I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T GOTTEN TO POST UNTIL NOW BUT I HAVE READ EVERYTHING AND AFTER SEEING LEXI TODAY WAS SO TIRED I TOOK A NAP.
YOUR HEART IS "BIGGER THAN TEXAS" AND I AM WAITING TO SEE WHAT THE ANSWER IS FROM IMOM AND I WILL GO SEE WHAT IS IN MY PAYPAL ACCOUNT AND IT'S YOUR. IT'S NOT MUCH I KNOW BUT IF IT GETS YOU ANY CLOSER TO WHAT YOU NEED I WILL BE SO GLAD. ALL OF OUR HEARTS ARE WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF NEED, BUT YOU CAN SEE WHAT THE POWER OF ENERGY AND POSITIVE THOUGHTS CAN DO. BUG IS FIGHTING HER HARDEST AND WE ARE RIGHT BEHIND YOU BOTH. SENDING LOTS OF LOVE AND LICKS YOUR WAY, SUSAN AND LEXI


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Susan, how wonderful of you to offer funds for Bug...but as Kim mentioned and I think I agree with her. Jacki would totally appreciate what you want to do, BUT she would WANT you to take care of Lexi FIRST. We may be wrong, but wait to see what one of the Board Members post. You are really sweet to offer. I know that Jacki really appreciates all the thoughts and prayers Bug is receving. She knows that you care, really she does. Bug is really fighting today and that's GREAT, isn't it? Judy


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I am so very, very happy to hear the latest bit of good news regarding our Bug!! I haven't written here earlier because I have been busy sending out the following message to various groups and lists trying to solicit donations for Jacki's girl. I thought I would include a copy of it...although with her recent improvement, it probably needs a little updating.  smile.gif

I noticed someone had said they sent Bug's name to a prayer circle last night..well I did as well, so I think we've pretty much covered the heavens by now and for what it's worth, someone must be listening!!  Angel15.gif

You keep fighting Bug! Remember, it is okay for good girls to fight...especially when they are fighting the good fight!!

We luv you!

Cyndi, John, Kelsey, Alex, Tater Bear, Maxie, Sebastian, Sammie, Sidney & Simon  
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IMOM’S OWN NEEDS YOUR HELP!!

Six years ago, Jacki Hadra started IMOM in memory of her diabetic black cat named Magic, with the hope of helping to save the lives of companion animals everywhere. Jacki felt that no companion animal should have to die, or suffer in pain, simply because their caretaker was financially challenged. Since it’s inception, IMOM, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, has raised close to $500,000 and helped hundreds of companion animals who otherwise may have died without its help!

Now, Jacki’s own furbaby is in trouble and we are asking, no…we are BEGGING for your help to save Bug!

“Lady Bug” “Luv Bug” or just “Bug” is a 3 1/2 yr. old beautiful Dalmatian girl Jacki found as a stray in a field in N. Carolina, struggling to survive along with her 4 puppies, apparently dumped for “trash” by some unkind humans. The story of Bug’s rescue by Jacki is heart-wrenching - www.imom.org/voices/rescue/lady.htm

She is now the apple of her mom’s eye. Several days ago Bug suddenly became very ill. Her kidney’s seemed to be failing and as late as last night, her body temperature was dropping, she had become acidotic, her potassium was rising and we were all afraid Jacki was going to lose Bug.

Many prayers have been said and candles have been lit. This morning a glimmer of hope…Bug’s temperature has gone up a little and she is now producing some urine. Things may have changed now and Bug is an excellent candidate for dialysis – the dialysis at this point can save her life. The problem is that it will cost $15,000!

We need your help to raise the $15,000 to help save Bug! No amount is too small. If you have been helped in the past by IMOM or know someone who has, maybe this is a way to give back a little and help this wonderful woman who has given of herself to help so many animals and who now needs our help!

Donations can be made at - www.imom.org/donation/ Please specify the donation be made to *EF-Bug Hadra* Note: We will gladly refund any donations made should this dialysis not take place.

Thank you from the IMOM Board of Directors
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Kim.. No need to apologize...
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Jacki just called and said Bug has gone to Rainbow Bridge. I don't know what happened - she was so upset when she called she couldn't tell me. I'm sure she'll post later when she is up to it.

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Oh, nooooooooooo. Damn. I am so sad for Jacki and Pete. Bug was such a wonderful furkid.


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OH MY, THERE ARE NO WORDS heart.gif. I, ALONG WITH EVERYONE HERE, FEEL SO HELPLESS. NOTHING SAID CAN HELP RIGHT NOW. I'M JUST SO GLAD THAT JACKI WAS ABLE TO GIVE "BUG" LOVE FOR THE TIME SHE HAD HER. I KNOW IT WAS THE BEST TIME OF BUG'S LIFE. OH JACKI WE MOURN FOR YOU AND BUG AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE CAN DO PLEASE LET US KNOW. EVERYONE READING BUG'S STORY WILL FOREVER KEEP HER IN OUR HEARTS. SHE WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN. MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU, SUSAN


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I am so saddend by the news..
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Jacki,

I have no words - just tears. broken_heart.gif Know that you have made the last 14 months of Bug's life, the best months of her life. She found a true angel in you - learned love and trust, and became such a wonderful loving dog. You two have such a bond, I know she'll be visiting you from the Rainbow Bridge.

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I have no words, only sorrow that the world has lost this sweet, gentle girl. But I know she's in a place without pain, without fear, without sorrow. I'm sorry that there wasn't more time, but the time she had with Jacki and Pete was truly blessed.


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Jacki,
This is so heartbreaking for all of us that loved Bug. We never met her, but your stories about her made us feel like we knew her. She was so lucky to find you in that field in NC. I am glad she got to know what love was for those short 14 months. She knew more love in those months than most animals know in their lifetime. I am sure she has found Magic at the Bridge and he is showing her the fun places to run and play.

Hugs for you and Pete and her best friend Trooper,


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A Parting Prayer
Please open your gates and call the Holy Ones together to come escort this beloved companion across the Rainbow Bridge.
Assign her to a place of honor, for she has been a faithful servant and has always done her best to please her family.
Bless the hands that cared for her, and may those that wronged her know the wrath and pain they deserve.
Grant Bug's family, both human and animal, the strength not to dwell on their loss.
Help them remember the details of her life with the love she has shown her family.
And grant Jacki and Pete the courage to honor her by sharing those memories with others.
Let her remember them as well and let her know that they will always love her.
And when it's their time to pass over into your paradise, please allow her to accompany those who will bring them home.
Thank you for the gift of her companionship and for the time they had together.
And please help give her family healing and peace as they give her to you now.

Bug,
I cried tears of joy when I read the story of how you came to be part of Jacki's family. I cried tears of pain and loss today as you left us. Fly free, Lady Bug.
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Jacki and family, I am just crushed to read that Bug has gone to the Bridge.    
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I don't even know what to say to express how terribly sad and sorry I am at the loss of your beloved girl.

I know that Bug felt so much love and joy while she was with you. I just wish so much that it could have been for a far longer time.

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I can't come up with anything "good" to say. Please know that tears are being shed and a candle is being lit.

Jacki I am grieving with you and everyone else here. I am so very sorry.
~~VaLorie

My goal is to honor the memory of my sweet boys, Snowball & Storm. Gone way to soon, but loved forever.

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Jacki, I know that Bug would have stayed with you if she could. It wasn't meant to be, and I pray that someday the reason will be revealed to you. Right now your pain is incomprehensible, but please take some comfort in the fact that you made the most of every single day that Bug was with you. Those days in the park and her 14 months with you and Pete made up for all the rest she endured. She knew an abundance of love, Jacki, and that was because of you.  heart.gif


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Assign her to a place of honor, for she has been a faithful servant and has always done her best to please her family.

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Jacki;

For once I'm speechless. Tonight I'm going outside to look for Heavens newest stars- Kelly and Bug. As some know- Stars are the windows from which our loved ones look over us from heaven. Watching us and reminding us we are loved. I wish I could take your pain away and little Megan Warrens too (see Kelly Warren at Rainbow Bridge). But without Pain there is no need for faith or hope, so may your faith bring you through this time.

I saved this poem that someone e-mailed me once, it speaks of why people come into our life. I believe it's message can also speak about the animals in our lives too. Hope this helps. Your season with Bug was short, but worth every moment.

People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually.

They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire ulfilled;
their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on.

When people come into your life for a SEASON, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway); and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you Bug for being a part of Jack's life..

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Jacki and Pete, I just want you to know that Dale and I are sending you our condolences for your loss of Bug. I can't begin to put into words the feelings I am having tonight. Please know that there are so many that cared, if only love were enough...So Sadly, Judy and Dale   broken_heart.gif

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Jacki,
I am so very sorry.I don't know what to say and can't think through the tears."Bug" was so special and you made her life so special you saved her and showed her what love was.She was able to trust people because of you and learned that they aren't all bad.You gave her and her babies wonderful homes.You are a very special person and the best Mommy for "Bug". I know words don't really help right now,I remember losing Kori but know that I am and many others are here if you need anything anytime.We all care so much.You have given to all of us and we are here for you.
{{{{{{{{{{Hugs to you all}}}}}}}}
Love Laurie,Kori and family              
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Jacki,

my deepest condolences on the sudden and unexpected
loss of your dear bug. broken_heart.gif you were bug's angel when you rescued her and her puppies. you gave her unconditional love and a forever home. a home filled with
a warm place to sleep , plenty of food, and probably close to a thousand hugs and a million kisses.even though bug was ill she still was able to respond to you with a tail wag and lifting her head. and you and the pet communicator were able to put bug's fears to rest before
she left for the bridge. that dog loved you so. heart.gif
she is now at the rainbow bridge .instead of saying good-bye, say "until we meet again"


my prayers are with you and your family

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Jacki,
From one mom to another, I am very sorry for your loss. I was contacted by a friend of IMOM who told me of what was going on with your beloved Bug. I dont have words to ease your pain, nor will I tell you there was a reason. I still dont understand why they leave us so young. I simply wanted to let you know I am thinking of you, in your time of need, when you have helped so many others with thier loss..


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Please don't think you are alone
because I've left your sight,
for I proudly sit atop a cloud
and visit you each night.
The angel paws upon your skin,
and the nudge within your palm
are really me inside your dreams
the quiet hours before dawn.
Please know I'm waiting for you,
but until your time arrives
I'll be the touch and comfort
in the dreams that fill your mind.

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I am locked within your broken heart,
(That`s a place I can never leave.)
I hate to see you cry those tears,
Although I know you have to grieve.
I never wanted to leave you Mum,
I tried so very hard to stay,
But it was God, you see, he called me home
And sent angels to help me on my way.
This new place, Mum, it`s not so bad,
For there are many more like me,
Who, now released from their pain & suffering
Are well, and their spirits set so free.
I want to thank you for trying so hard,
And for all of the loving care you gave,
I know your heart aches that I am gone,
But my little soul you saved.
So every time you think of me,
Please hold those memories tight,
And please know that we`ll be together again,
One day, when the time is right.


in Friendship, Lisa ~ Sampson Bell's mom

Many have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You remain responsible,Forever,for what you have tamed.

*Antoine de Saint-Exupery*


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"Until we meet again..."
I will never know what I did to deserve such an awful life full of abuse and neglect. My life had become so sad and lonely it was like living in an endless, dark tunnel. I remember looking up one day and seeing a bright light shining at the end of the tunnel. The light was so bright I thought that God must have sent an angel to finally end my suffering.
God did send an angel, he sent you. The bright light I had seen was your smiling face. You promised me that my days of neglect and abuse were over. My battered body and broken spirit hardly dared to believe it was true.
You opened your heart and your home and gave me more love and comfort and safety than I had ever known before. You gave me the softest bed my tired, aching bones had ever felt and more toys and attention than I had ever dreamed existed.
I no longer cringed when a hand was raised near me, because your hands had only kindness and treats to offer me. I no longer feared the sound of feet approaching, because your feet had never kicked me, they had only taken me on wonderful adventures to exciting new places.
Although "quantity" of time can be measured in days and weeks, there is no way to measure the "quality" of time. So there is no way to really measure just how deeply your love and devotion affected my life. But sometimes, even love & devotion and all the medical attention in the world can't heal a body that has been battered and broken for too long.
So please do not be sad that I am gone. You performed a miracle in what little time we had together. You made my spirits soar and helped my soul find peace and contentment. From the day I met you I never suffered again, not even at the end.
Just knowing that my memory would live in your heart forever gave me the strength to let go and find my way to Rainbow Bridge. So go forward from today with only happy memories of me in your heart and let them give you the strength to keep on lighting up sad, lost lives.
Remember I will live forever in your heart and in the stars up above and my star will shine brighter with every life that's touched by your love.

Sara and Joe, with all the Spotted Wonders

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I'm Still Here  Angel15.gif

Mom, please don't mourn for me
I'm still here, though you don't see.
I'm right by your side each night and day
and within your heart I long to stay.

My body is gone but I'm always near.
I'm everything you feel, see or hear.
My spirit is free, but I'll never depart
as long as you keep me alive in your heart.

I'll never wander out of your sight-
I'm the brightest star on a summer night.
I'll never be beyond your reach-
I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach.

I'm the colorful leaves when fall comes around
and the pure white snow that blankets the ground.
I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond,
The clear cool water in a quiet pond.

I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in the spring,
The first warm raindrop that April will bring.
I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,
and you'll see that the face in the moon is mine.

When you start thinking there's no one to love you,
you can talk to me through the Lord above you.
I'll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,
and you'll feel my presence in the soft summer breeze.

I'm the hot salty tears that flow when you weep
and the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.
I'm the smile you see on a baby's face.
Just look for me, mom, I'm everyplace!

~ Author Unknown






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I took the liberty of adding Bug to the list for this week's Candle Ceremony at http://www.petloss.com/ . If you would like to post a tribute to Bug, please fill out the form located at fs6.formsite.com/petloss/...index.html Use the name: "Lady Bug (Love Bug) (Bug)" (omit quotation marks) and show the owners as Jacki and Pete Hadra. The Candle Ceremony is at 10 pm Eastern, 9 Central, 8 Mountain and 7 Pacific; additional time zones are shown at http://www.petloss.com./ A copy of the ceremony is located at : www.petloss.com/ceremony.htm .
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Oh, no!!!! Jacki, I just finished posting an update about Crash Gordy and saw for the first time the story about Bug! I am SOOOOOOOOO sorry!!!!! I lost my little Scamp to kidney failure too; by the time his first symptoms appeared, it was too late, and we had only 3 weeks together left after that. I was stunned to learn that it is one of the most common causes of death in dogs today!!

There are so many beautiful poems and prayers on this forum; I was crying too before I was halfway through even the first one!! I hope you can find some peace and comfort knowing that Bug is not really gone; she has only gone on ahead, and she is waiting for the day when you will be reunited once again. In the meantime, I can only tell you that, when Bug was set free from her failing body, her spirit was whole and healthy and that she is no longer suffering while she awaits you at the Rainbow Bridge. And, as others before me have said, she is frolicking in good company as they all await our eventual reunion.

But for you, Bug would NEVER have known any love or kindness in her whole life....even your releasing her from her final suffering was an act of love that SHE appreciated, given that there was no possibility of restoring her physical body to health. I know from experience that that knowledge isn't much comfort when our grief at losing them is still so fresh, but I pray that it will eventually give you some comfort.

Like all of us, having to choose to between letting a loved one suffer in order to delay our own pain of losing them and ending a loved one's suffering and taking the pain onto ourselves in their place -- there really is no other choice anyone who really loves could or would make.

My heart just breaks for you and the grief that you are going through. There are no answers known to any of us still here as to "why" certain things happen. We can only know and have faith that our partings from our loved ones, be they human or animal, are only temporary and that we will, indeed, be reunited once again.

For my part, I try to dwell not only on the happy memories but the fact that "they" who have gone on ahead are happy and whole now too even though we are, for the time being, denied their company. It is only we who, for the time being, are left behind who are still suffering and in pain. I would rather bear the pain myself of having lost my beloved Spooky than to have had her suffer in order to ease my pain, and I'm sure that every one of us who has been through this would agree with that.

The best way we can honor their memories is to, in spite of our tears, look around for another of God's little creatures who need us now and here. I don't mean to imply that another little animal in need can ever REPLACE the ones we've lost; but when one holds a candle in one hand and then lights another candle from it, the flame from the first candle is in no way diminished; yet the second candle burns just as brightly as the first. That is the way I think of love. Just as your love for Magic has not and never will diminish, you were able to light another candle for Bug and love her too.

I personally can't imagine how God can even let evil people do the unconscionable things they do to innocent and helpless animals in the first place, but I do know that those poor, abused little hearts and lives need us to rescue them and to give them all the loving care we can for as long as we are able to.

If I understood the story correctly as I read it through my tears, you are the founder of this wonderful organization, and it is through your selfless devotion to all of us who are doing all we can for God's dearest creatures, large and small, that so very, very many of us, human and animal, have had our lives enriched because of your efforts, your courage, your love, your devotion to this noble cause. Every little critter who has benefited from IMOM has honored not only Magic and all the other dear hearts but you as well.

You are a blessing from God to untold numbers of people as well as to animals; I can personally assure you of that. But for you and all the Guardian Angels you have inspired through this organization, little Crash Gordon would not have been able to receive the care he needed after he was left in the street after having been hit by a car. I thank each and every one of you Guardian Angels and send blessings your way every time his furry, purry little heart responds so lovingly to the first real kindness and care he has ever known, every time he nuzzles and tries to push himself into me so we can become one and I CAN'T leave him, every time he reaches out and pats my face with little velvety paws in gratitude and love.

I wish I could know what to say or do to ease your pain at this time. You have done so much for so many. If it helps at all, please know that you are all in my prayers and that my gratitude and appreciation for all that you do just simply defies description. God bless you....

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Of all the emotions I feel, the strongest is an unbearable grief. Next is anger. A fierce, uncontrolable anger.

My girl was too young to die. Since the very first time I saw her she won my heart. I always chose to forget about her first two years and to believe that her life began on that wonderful day when she decided to put all of her trust in me. I believe that day was the happiest in both of our loves. What a very special gift she gave to me.

Some say there is a reason for everything. There is no reason to justify the death of such a dear sweet creature. We didn't have enough time together for her to overcome all of her fears. Yes, she knew love - but she still knew fear. At times we thought she had overcome them all, only to discover some were still there.

One day Pete was getting ready to take her to the park to run. It was cold outside so he went out and started up the Jeep to get it warm for her. It was then that we discovered she was afraid to get into a vehicle if the motor was running.

My tears are not for myself. My tears are for this dear sweet girl who wanted nothing more than someone to love her and to grow old with.

I miss that Dally smile and those gentle hugs and kisses.





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Jacki,
I am so so sorry for your loss. I know what it feels like to lose one so young, it just isn't fair and there is no good reason for it.

I will continue to say prayers for Bug and for your family. And though it isn't fair, she is at the Bridge with all of our babies, patiently waiting for to be reunited. I'm so sorry. Tonia



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I am so sorry to hear Bug has lost her battle. Far too many of us understand the heartbreak of such a loss. It seems so little to extend heartfelt words. I know Bug has been greeted at the bridge by many wonderful furkids that have made that journey and they will all be romping young and healthy together. Sending warm and gentle hugs. May good memories and gentle time soon replace your tears with a smile.
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Jackie, I am so upset and broken hearted I cannot think of what to write. I can't see through my tears anyway. Just know I loved Bug through all your stories about her and I will pray God will strengthen you so you can get through this difficult and sad time. I know my Tony too welcomed Bug at the Bridge.

God bless and help you and Pete.

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Dogs Don't Have Souls, Do They?

I remember bringing you home. You were so small and cuddly with your tiny paws and soft fur. You bounced around the room with eyes flashing and ears flopping. Once in a while, you'd let out a little yelp just to let me know this was your territory. Making a mess of the house and chewing on everything in sight became a passion and when I scolded you, you just put your head down and looked up at me with those innocent eyes as if to say: "I'm sorry, but I'll do it again as soon as you're not watching." As you got older, you protected me by looking out the window and barking at everyone who walked by. When I had a tough day at work, you would be waiting for me with your tail wagging just to say, "Welcome home. I missed you." You never had a bad day and I could always count on you to be there for me.

When I sat down to read the paper or watch TV, you would hop on my lap looking for attention. You never asked for anything more than to have me pat your head so you could go to sleep with your head over my leg.

As you got older, you moved around more slowly. Then one day, old age finally took its toll, and you couldn't stand on those wobbly legs anymore. I knelt down and patted you lying there, trying to make you young again. You just turned your head and looked at me as if to say: "Thank you for taking care of me."


I thought, "No - thank YOU for taking care of ME."


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Jacki,
I don't know what to say except that I feel your pain. From reading all the posts, I think we all do. Bug knows how much you love her and as someone so eloquently said, she has not left you, she has just gone on ahead. Most of us have followed her story from the day that you started trying to win her trust. She knew then that you were her angel from the start.. now it is her turn to be your guardian angel. I don't know if you remember, but I told you when you rescued her that falling in love with a Dalmatian would change your life. Even though I know your heart is breaking right now, you will remember the good times and how much you meant to each other. Bug wants you to go on, to continue to do all the wonderful things that you do to help other animals in need. She will also help you to heal so that you can share yourself with another Dalmatian, another one that needs you. She will help you know when that time is right.

If there is anything that we can do for you, anything at all, just let us know.

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Jacki,

Your strength and character are what helped you start this wonderful organization that helps so many fur babies. That same strenght is what will help you thru this. Know that our hearts are breaking not just for you but with you. Our prayers are going out to you.

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Dear Jacki,
I just found out by a post on Mutz's forum that you loss Bug's this weekend. On behalf of my family and myself we extend our sincere sympathy. This has indeed been a very bad week for both of us after earlier I loss Mutz who as you know was dear to me also. I as I am sure you are also, feeling extreme pain which will never vanish. As result of seeing how Mutz started to suffer last Monday and Tuesday, I can see now and should have realized that the doctors at Cornell were honest in their evaluations. I just didn't want to believe that Mutz was seriously nearing the end that I knew I couldn't accept. However, rather than him being in pain I knew come last Wednesday morning that I had to accept the pain so he could be relieved of his. It was the most emotional and hardest decision I ever had to make in my entire 64 years of life. I just didn't want to let him go despite anything. I do feel your pain, believe me I do. I want to extend my gratitude for all the help you, IMOM and its supporters have done for Mutz. God bless you from the bottom of my heart.

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You're right, Jacki, it is unfair. I'm so sorry. I've thought of a million things to say, and nothing seems right. We love you, and your are in our prayers.

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Jacki and Pete:

We have no words to express our sorrow, and it's difficult to see the computer screen through the tears. You're both in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything...anything at all...you have but to ask.

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Jacki,

I cried and cried when I read about your poor sweet spotted Luvbug girl who has now joined your Magic Cat at Rainbow Bridge. I realize that no words could possibly take away the pain you must be feeling right now, but I just want you to know that I will be lighting 2 candles for you tonight, in hopes that Magic has already be united with Luvbug, and I'm sure they have already started swapping stories about having the greatest MOM in the world who loved them SO much and did everything humanly possible to make their lives with you as comfortable as possible. I know my Aya girl who has been helped so much by IMOM also wanted to send some hugs and prayers to you, because when I started crying as I read about your sweet baby girl, Aya came in to find me from another room and layed down on my feet as if to say "please send my prayers" also to Jacki, Pete, and all your other furbabies who I'm sure will also be missing their Luvbug and will do their best to comfort you as they sense your sadness. Please please know how much we all love you and all that you do for all of us PINs at IMOM, and if I could do anything to help make your pain go away, I would do it, but I also know that one day you will be given a HERO's WELCOME at RAINBOW BRIDGE and will once again be reunited with all the furbabies that you have helped at IMOM and of course, with your precious Magic and Luvbug, too. Take care of YOURSELF now more than ever, Jacki, and feel the warmth of 1,000,000 on-line hugs coming your way to help you through this painful time.

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a RainbowBridge or heaven, Bug is there free of pain and fear waiting for your reunion.

Jacki and Pete, I am so sorry for the untimely passing of Bug. And for the horrid pain you are experiencing from her leaving.

Although I know at this time there is little to offer solace, think not of what could have been but what had been. The joy you shared during your 14 mos. together. The joy when you and Bug became a family after the trying times in the field. Hold those times close to your heart.

I am unable to offer more than this as I like others feel your grief and am writing through tears.

Peace be with you and if I can offer anything let me know Jacki, please.

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Jacki - I am so sorry to hear of Bug - She was special - and very lucky to have had you to save her and her babies from the woods. May God hold her in his arms until the two of you meet again.



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Somehow I made it through the first 24 hours. I don't know how. I have cried until I think there are no tears left and then they start to flow again.

When I lost My Magic Cat I thought I couldn't go on. The difference between losing Magic and losing Bug is that I had 19 wonderful years with Magic and I knew the end was coming for him. I made the decision to allow his vet to release him from his suffering. The element of shock wasn't present.

We were so encouraged when we saw her Saturday. She was holding her head up and wagging her tail. She even rested her chin on my leg for a while. Her temp was rising close to normal, her heart rate was good and she had started to produce urine.

All we wanted was for her to get well enough to come home and we would have done what ever she needed to treat her renal failure.

I have a suggestion for everyone with young animals. I know when our pets get older we need to have a CBC frequently. I do that for all my senior guys. I had taken Bug for her annual vaccines in Nov. but because she was so young and apparently healthy, there was no CBC done. PLEASE, no matter the age of your pets, have a CBC done at least annually. I don't know that it would have made a difference, but it might have. There may have been an increase in her BUN and creatanine in Nov. to indicate a problem existed.





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Jacki-I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know your pain of an unexpacted loss. At least Bug had the chance to know unconditional love and acceptance while she was here. My thoughts and prayers with you.
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Jacki,
There are no words to discribe how sad I am for you and your family. I know how you feel and it feels like losing a family member. At least Bug is not suffering anymore. She will be in a better place. I know that it is hard to just let go, but you were a very loving owner "mother" and you gave her the best of everything and You'll be in her heart forever as she will be in yours...........Her foot prints will be on your heart forever.....  pawprint.gif pawprint.gif pawprint.gif
We send all of our love and deepest sympathy,
Nicole, Jake Hammel & Family

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Bug's dad, Pete, had to go out of town Sunday morning. His father had a heart attack and he needed to go to his family in NJ. Before he left he wrote his thoughts in a letter and left it for me to read.

Because he has not been able to express his grief here on the forum I would like for you to read part of the letter he wrote.

Jacki,

It's not fair! Why did it happen? Our dreams are shattered. I miss her so bad. Last night I just wanted to hold her pillow and blanket. Her smell is so strong on them, but I needed more. I needed her goodnight kisses and hugs and her "tuck me in" routine.

This morning I filled her water bowl because it was empty. I looked at the table I built for her. I looked at her food bowl that still had her last scoop of food in it. She's every where I look.

I remember the night you brought her home and she was in the back of the Jeep. I asked myself, "what are we going to do with another dog? It was only a few days later that I asked myself, "what would we ever do without her"?


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Jacki, please tell Pete that we know he's hurting too. broken_heart.gifbroken_heart.gifbroken_heart.gif   Bug owed her rescue to you, but she owed her happy, secure life afterward to you *and* Pete. She paid you both back a million fold every day, and you were wise enough to appreciate every day the joy that she brought into your lives. That girl knew she was loved! And she knows that she will never, ever be forgotten.

Pete, it isn't fair and we don't know the reason why Bug had to move on. But I can't help but feel that her 14 months with you and Jacki somehow helped to prepare her for whatever "job" she has in Paradise. Maybe welcoming all the other animals that were dumped or abused but never got to know the love that she did.


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With Jacki's permission, I'm sharing a story about Bug that she sent us back in April of last year. I think it speaks volumes about Bug's intelligence and "people radar." And how Jacki fiercely protected her:

This morning I took Bug to PetSmart for her social hour. A man approached us and Bug growled at him. She doesn't usually do that unless she is approached by someone who is holding something she feels threatened by, and he had nothing in his hands. He asked me if she was friendly and I told him she is normally very friendly. He started to tell me what a beautiful dog she is and then asked me if I was interested in selling her for $800. He thought she would produce beautiful puppies and they could be sold for at least $500 each. He would even be willing to split the profits with me if I didn't want to sell her to him but would just let him breed her with his dog. Those of you who have met me don't even have to wonder what I had to say to this ****! For those whom I haven't met - use your imagination smile.gif

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Dear Jacki and Pete:

After reading Jacki's earlier post, I'd like to remind you to please take care of yourselves right now. There is a stress factor test, that I've taken before, that shows when a person is at high risk levels of getting really sick (or worse). With your Mom's Dog going to the bridge, your needing to support her through that, Bug going to the bridge and your grief, sorrow and anger that accompanies that and Pete's dad having a heart attack, you two are prime candidates for a major sickness to strike you!

I don't want to worry you more by saying this, I just want you to be aware and to somehow find a way to detox and destress yourselves. You need each other to be strong for the other and for yourselves right now, not to be sick.

Mourn (it's healthy to), but please take care of yourselves and stay healthy!

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I am so sorry for your loss. I've read Bug's story and followed this thread with tears streaming down my face. My heart is breaking for you and Pete.

I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

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Jacki and Pete,

You continue to be in my thoughts. I am so sorry.
~~VaLorie

My goal is to honor the memory of my sweet boys, Snowball & Storm. Gone way to soon, but loved forever.

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Hello Jacki and Pete,

I'm so sorry for the loss of your wonderful Bug. Bambino sends his regards as well. He is sending you a huge fur hug. I know it's so hard to know what to say. Knowing people are out there thinking about you and your loss, is helpful. I am very sorry and sad. I just got news about my Bambino today too and I am scared for him. Please take some comfort in knowing we are with you in spirit and heart at this very hard time. Please take care of yourselves and thank you for taking care of Bug for the wonderful time you did have her. We need more people out there like you to take a proactive approach to helping those animals that are so cruelly discarded. I am glad you both had eachother and loved eachother. That is a wonderful gift to have in life, the love of a wonderful fur baby. All my best to you,

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Dear Jacki & Pete,
Though I read (holding my breath the whole time to see if you would be able to catch Lady and babies or not) your rescue story of Lady Bug on Saturday, I have not felt able to write to you sooner when I saw that your Lady Bug went to the Rainbow Bridge.
This is just, like your pete said, so, so unfair! All I can say is that at least she knew and felt all the love you where able to give, and just from knowing about you for a short time, I know that she got more love in the short time with you than she could have found anywhere else on earth. My heart aches for both of you, more than I can express.

If you would like, I would love to honor Lady Bug with her Angel wings also. Just e-mail me when you are ready at magicwolf703@yahoo.com.I would also be honored to do a web page for her.

I know that Lady Bug won't be alone at he Bridge and she was welcomed by a gzillion dogs her Mommy has helped. She will have many other babies and dalmations to play with for sure.

I would like to share a page with you. I created it a few months ago for another Dalmation named Lady, and her Mommy always called her Lady Bug also. I hope it will bring at least a tiny smile under all those tears.
I bet those two Bugs will rule the pack:)
Here is the addy:
www.geocities.com/plwolfpack1/lady-friends.html

You and Pete will be in my prayers
{{{{Love & Hugs}}}}}
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you back into the darkness, stinging your eyes with tears of sorrow and pain...
Clouds of doom seem to darken the moon and you can't find the sun...
Remember the words of wisdom from the whispering winds...
"This too shall pass"..

Like a storm in the night it will pass...
The rage will mellow and the stars will once again shine...
The tears that once filled an ocean will pass away...

We face storms each and every day in our lives...
Some storms more severe than others...
However, through our faith we hang onto the hope of a better tomorrow...
Sometimes it is just better to have faith and to let it be...
What will be will be...

We can not see into the future...
We can not dwell in our past....
We can only accept the gift of today and let it be the best day of our lives....
Reaping wisdom from the strength of the
whispering winds and just let it be....

Living everyday to it's fullest we will never have any reason
to say I could have, I should have and/or I would have....
~Author Vee ~

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Dear Jacki, Just to let you know my prayers and thoughts are still with you and Pete. Hope Pete's father is okay now. Everytime I think about Bug I start to cry too and of course reading these posts make the tears come. Bug was a wonderful girl and I will never forget her.

God bless you, Pete and your fur babies.

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Jacki, I was just wondering if these sentimental postings have helped you deal with your feelings about Bug, or if they have sometimes made you feel more sad... because I know every time I read the new posts here, I can't stop crying, but the good thing is that tears are very healing, and knowing that SO many people are here for you to provide a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, a virtual pillow to scream into, and esp. a place to share your journey as you grieve and eventually heal. WOW, I just started to think about the millions of people out there who may not have this type of support when they lose a furbaby and how horrible it must be to have to grieve in isolation, which probably happens far too often! Every time I read about another furbaby at IMOM that has gone to Rainbow Bridge, it makes me more afraid to think about how I will somehow get thru my first experience with "saying goodbye". Here's a question for anyone since I start to cry every time I've wondered whether maybe "this is the time"... do you think it's okay to take a few days off from work after a furbaby has just gone to the bridge, and how does one do that without appearing to your boss/co-workers to be taking things a bit "over the top" (i.e. in a public school as a teacher responsible for so many others every day)? I sure do envy people who work for animal organizations who would probably understand if someone took a few days off as "pet bereavement leave", but I'm very worried that in my job, I would be discouraged from doing so, even though I think if I came to work too soon after I lost a pet, I might start crying at any moment (in front of a classroom full of kids, no less!). Anyway, I really just want to second and third the suggestions I've been reading here about Jacki and Pete taking AS MUCH TIME for themselves to heal and de-stress and not to feel selfish in any way for doing so, because saying goodbye is NOT EASY and I'm very glad that Jacki and Pete have each other, also, for extra hugs! Aya and I will light another candle for your Lady Bug (LuvBug) and we're sending lots of Cyber-hugs to you and Pete, also prayers for Pete's Dad who we were sorry to hear had a heart attack on the same day that Bug passed on?

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<< I sure do envy people who work for animal organizations who would probably understand if someone took a few days off as "pet bereavement leave" >>

Sarah, I can tell you that you may get more emotional support in an animal welfare organization, but time off? No. Because there's a line of animals needing help and you often don't have the luxury of giving yourself time to grieve. I've been very glad to see applicants posting condolence messages here -- expressing appreciation for Jacki's work on behalf of other people's pets, but also showing that you're aware of the tragedy she and Pete have endured. We all need to give Jacki time to get back on her feet, and to be understanding if IMOM business doesn't get transacted as quickly as it usually does. Thank you to the Board members and caseworkers who are pulling together to keep things running during this difficult time.

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Jacki, I was just wondering if these sentimental postings have helped you deal with your feelings about Bug, or if they have sometimes made you feel more sad...

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I find great comfort in reading all the forum posts and the emails I have been receiving. It reminds me that the Internet is about the only place one can go when suffering such a loss. Only here are we able to reach out to others who share our love for animals and their welfare.

I have two adult sons. Neither of them is able to understand my love for animals. Quite honestly, I get a lot of flack from them about the number of hours I put in for IMOM. What I
hear from them is, "Mom, how can you spend so much time working and not getting paid"?

My answer is always the same. "I can only hope that someday you find something you are as passionate about as I am for the welfare of animals. Try to be happy for me that I am able to do something I love. There are rewards far greater than financial compensation"

On more than one occasion I have missed family events because someone's pet was in crisis. I cannot tell that person, "I'm sorry I can't help. I'm going out to dinner with my sons"

So yes, IMOM is taking time to grieve one of our own. For the first time in our history there are personal reasons preventing us from accepting any new applications.

Bug was, and always will be in the hearts of everyone in this org. She was not just "my" dog. She belonged to everyone at IMOM.

Over the past few days I have asked myself repeatedly, "why is it that IMOM has saved so many and we were unable to save one of our own"? Intellectually I know there is nothing that would have saved her. Now I have to make my heart accept that. And therein lies the challenge.

This dog had strength and character like few humans I have ever met in my lifetime. We were not only soulmates. We were heartmates. And my heart is broken into a thousand little pieces.




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Jacki;

I wish I had the glue to put your heart back together Only God and time have that!

May you find some peace today as you journey through your time of grieving!

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Dear Jacki,
As I just read your post, every word hit my heart so deeply. There has never been a difference for me in loving two legged or four legged animals. You & Bug will be together again one day. That I am sure of. Your pain will never go away. We can just hope & pray that it will become a livable pain for you. You are needed here to love & cherish other babies that will need your help. You are a very special person. Your love of all animals makes you who you are. Why Bug got so sick & could not get better is something I will NEVER understand. I am so sorry this happened. With all my heart & soul, I feel the same passion you feel, & never understand how others don't. Take care of yourself.
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Jacki, you are so amazing. The way you have expressed your self is beautiful. I also feel as you do about animals and I know that I always will. Sometimes I think that I"m too passionate but it's who I am. I have made some wonderful friend here on IMOM and it's all thanks to you. Losing Bug was heartbreaking and I know it will bother me for a long time. I wish I could put into words the way I am feeling. This is so odd for me. I usually am pretty good at expressing myself, but I am till at a loss for words in this situation. Judy


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You're wrong Judy. Our passion for animals is what makes us the people we are.

I was talking to Kyle on the phone today and I told him that my intense love for animals would probably be my demise. And it might well be.

As much as I love animals, my hatred for those who abuse, neglect or mistreat them in any way is just as intense.

I've been doing a lot of soul searching these last couple of days to try and put my finger on the reason for my anger. I'm not the type of person to get angry often. When I do I make it known and I move on. I have made my anger over Bug's death known, but still cannot make any progress at moving on. And I've figured out why.

Bug spent two years, out of three, being abused by people. It made me angry then but I was able to do something to make it better for her. I was able to get her pups to safety so they would not have the kind of life she'd had. However, I was only able to make 1/3 of her life happy. She got cheated. The person/s responsible for that is the one who dumped her. This is a fierce anger that has been growing inside of me since I rescued her. Now it is far, far worse.

There isn't anything anyone can say to me that will make it better. It's there and I will find a way to live with it. It was just so much easier to live with when I had her with me and could look at the love and trust in her eyes.

I would give my life if she could come back and have at least enough good time to equal the bad in her young life.



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Jacki,

I have been trying all day to think of the right words to say. I am at a loss, but here I am. I can and do feel your pain and heartbreak. I sincerely hope I do not offend anyone when I say I have a hard time imagining that losing a child can hurt any more than this. The pain can only ease with time and strength and love. Please remember that the life Bug had -- the life you gave her -- was a miracle. You say she knew fear as well as love. Well, without you there would have been only fear. Remember the way she looked at you, remember the way she loved you, and, especially, the fact that she let you love her.

It is our great privilege and blessing to have these animals in our lives. And suffering their loss someday is the price we pay for our single-minded devotion. I am so truly sorry that this someday came so very soon for you and your husband. When Annah died my husband said that his heart was not broken, it was dead. You cannot imagine the healing everyone speaks of ever beginning, but eventually and slowly it does. Hold on to the moments you shared, and be proud of the gifts you gave her. Believe that she thanks you, she loves you, and she is happy.

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My other furkids seem to be coming around a little now. I know they have been grieving right along with me.

Pete will be home sometime this afternoon and we will spend the time together that we haven't had yet. We will cry together and hopefully even be able to smile when we talk about some "Bug antics". She was quite a clown at times.

Once again, thank you all so much for your love and support.



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I have always heard that animals have no conception of "Time" - I think the time she had with you erased all the bad memories that she had from the past. Animals have such a way of "forgiving and forgeting" - I am sure she was so happy to have someone in her life that was so good to her - she forgot about all of the bad things and was so happy to be with someone who adored her and appreciated her so much.You did the best you could - that is all that you can do - It is sad that she could not have stayed longer - but she had it all - someone who loved her and was there for her to the very end.


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pawprint.gif Jacki, I'm so heartbroken about this whole story. I've just been seeing it for the first time - from the begining - over the last few days. I've been so wrapped up in Gunther and his problems that I haven't seen anyone elses. I had no idea all this was going on, and I'm just devastated.

I don't have anything to say that hasn't already been said over and over. Just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. You are such a special soul.

Thinking of you in Illinois

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Jacki, I admire your ability to have keen insight about your own feelings... especially when you're in a ton of pain. And I think you've hit on something here. You are the kind of person who sees an injustice and does something about it. You could sort of deal with never being able to punish the moron who dumped Bug as long as you could make her daily life a joyful thing. Now you don't have that equilibrium, so to speak.

But.... try to remember that every time you help an animal it will be in Bug's honor. Whether it's all the PINs who get a chance because of IMOM funding, or the transports you do, or your efforts to educate people about puppy mills, animal cruelty, and spay/neuter. You will honor Bug always through your work on behalf of animals in need.


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Absolutely know how you feel. But "dobielover" makes a great point - that animals don't have a sense of time like we do. And because of that, they don't feel "robbed" or have regrets. They live in the moment. What a gift that most of us don't have! Bug didn't worry about the future or mourn the years she wouldn't have here on Earth. She just knew that, in the present, she could always expect and receive love from you and Pete. It doesn't get any better than that.

So yes, you and Pete got cheated out of the wonderful years you expected to have with Bug, and you have every right to be angry. But please don't think that Bug felt cheated. In my humble opinion, the first day that Bug realized she had a real home and family erased all the crap that came before. You gave her that.

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Jacki and Pete I am glad that you will be together tonight to be able to grieve with each other.I hope that you can share "Bug's" funny stories too.Losing your heart dog and so young is so hard and I am so very sorry.I wish there was something we could do but know we are here if you need us.I know it takes time.Remember Bug will always be with you and you gave her the chance to know love and to love.That is the best gift of all.My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Dear Jacki and Pete,

We all deal with these things differently depending on the pets, the circumstances and the timing. Bug's situation was a bummer on all counts. I wish she could have had another 15 years with you. But...she knew she was loved and that's what counts most.
So many animals will never know any form of caring or kindness no less real love and while it's hard for us to realize we can't save them all (oh, how I want to) we CAN love the ones we share our lives with whether it's 2 minutes or 20 years. We and they are better for even those 2 minutes, if that's all we get.

Comforting prayers and many hugs for your family.
I hope Pete's dad is alright.

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Last night I ordered two oak urns. One with a Dalmatian figurine on top and one with a Pom.

Soon I will bring both of my babies home where they belong. They will sit next to Magic and Tiki.



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At 7 PM it will be one week since my Bug went to Rainbow Bridge. The entire week has been a blur to me. In one week I lost my youngest and my oldest.

Today I will go out and buy a nice scrapbook. I'll put all of the emails, cards and letters I have received in it. Then I will place it between Bug and Rascal's urns.

Once that is done I will begin to make the necessary arrangements to get another Dalmatian to help heal the pain in my heart. This one will of course be a rescue baby.

I remember when I lost My Magic Cat. I founded IMOM in his memory and did everything I could think of to heal my heart. Pete called me from a job out of state to tell me about this black cat that had found him. He asked, "what should I do with him"? My reply was, "Magic sent him to us. I'll come get him and bring him home"

The next day I drove up to Delaware to get him. Then my heart began to heal.

I have so much love to give and I feel like it's being wasted.

Bug and Rascal will send us a Dal. Soon, I hope.



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My heart goes out to you and Pete both. Although I just became aware that IMOM even existed 2 weeks ago, the incredible support that this group and forum members have shown towards Oscar and me have been a lifesaver.

I am getting so much comfort in reading over all of these posts, especially yours. I know that you are heartbroken over the loss of your babies as I am. The lengths that you have gone to rescue these dogs and to provide them with a happy home is unbelievably inspirational. It is heartbreaking that they have passed on and there are no words to say that will take away your pain or give you solace.

If you had not so passionately continued your "animal work', I and so many others might still be floundering out here in cyberspace, struggling to come to terms with our unspeakable grief, made worse by not being able to express our feelings amongst friends and family who don't understand.

God bless you for being here. Your babies that have passed on came to you for a purpose and they are waiting for you in the garden of the Rainbow Bridge.

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My house feels like a haunted house. Everywhere I look I see signs of Bug and Rascal.

Pete has gone back to NJ to see his Dad and then to start a new job up there. His Dad is doing much better and will be going home on Monday.

So - I am alone. I did get a dinner invitation from my son but until I can control my tears I think it best I not be around my granddaughter, Kelly. Four year olds just don't understand why their grandmas's can't stop crying.

Trooper and Slick are sleeping on my desk. Sport is in Pete's office chair. Missi is on my lap and Spirit is laying under the desk where Rascal used to lay.

I am surrounded by love.



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Jacki,
I am glad you are surrounded by love today by Trooper, TSO, Missy and Sport.  heart.gif You know there are lots of humans that love you too, right? I wonder if a visit with your special granddaughter Kelly would be a good thing. I am sure would love to see her grandmother even if she cries. I am glad Pete's dad is doing better.

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Ok not the usual post here but.....I have offered Jacki a Dalmatian pup that I have here at my rescue in IL-now he needs to get the MD next weekend-so if you want to help bring Jacki some spotted love-read on

Calling all members, friends and supporters of IMOM! We have a **very special** transport to fill and we need your help! Jacki Hadra, founder of IMOM is adopting a special little Dal puppy to help fill the void in her heart after the recent sudden loss of her Love Bug. Won't you help "Sonny" get to Jacki this coming weekend? He's a precious, 5 month old Dal, coming from Plantation Dalmatian Rescue, who seems fated to give Jacki all of his love.

If you are able to help with any portion of this transport, please contact Carol Keany at carolk @ lablinkstransport.org and/or ckeany @ comcast.net (remove spaces in these addresses). Sorry for the dual e-mail addresses, but one account has been giving me trouble so I've set up an alternate.

Date: February 21-22
Begin City and State: Steger, IL
End City and State: Upper Marlboro, MD

Name: Sonny
Breed: Dalmatian
Age: 5 months
Sex: male, neutered
Size / Wt? approx. 35 lbs.
UTD on Shots? yes
Health? perfect! HW-, on flea and tick preventative and heartworm preventative, micropchipped, healthy as a bull!
Housebroken? He tries but is not 100% yet, although he is crate trained
Does it Get Along with other animals? Wonderfully!
Any behavior problems? none
Is a crate optional or mandatory? optional - Sonny isn't overly fond of riding in a crate, although he is crate trained at home. He will be rather vocal if you crate him for the trip, so let's call this "optional" but don't say I didn't warn you! He will be travelling with a seat belt harness.
Sonny will also be bringing an ample supply of food, water, treats, health certificate and all vet records, his collar and leash, extra leash, and all the things the trend-setting Dalmation needs to travel for the weekend.

Sonny will also be bringing some goodies for the kind people who offer him rides.

Name of Rescue Group or Shelter: Plantation Dalmatian Rescue
City & State this group is based in: Steger, IL
Group's website or Petfind.org page url: http://www.ameritech.net/users/fancydals/P...imalRescue.html
Foster mom - Sara Haddon - fancydals@ameritech.net

Reason for Transport: Sonny is going to his forever home!

Forever home:
Jacki Hadra - jacki@imom.org or jacki245@earthlink.net
Upper Marlboro, MD
Founder of www.IMOM.org

Transport Coordinator:
Carol Keany - carolk @ lablinkstransport.org (remove spaces)
Alternate e-mail - ckeany @ comcast.net (remove spaces)

The route - flexible -

Saturday, February 21
Steger, IL - South Bend, IN - 90 miles - Filled! Thank you, Sara!
South Bend, IN - Freemont, IN (time change here) - 85 miles - FILLED
Freemont, IN - Swanton, OH - 73 miles - ***NEEDED***
Swanton, OH - Avery, OH - 89 miles - ***NEEDED***
Avery, OH - Cleveland, OH (this area) - 55 miles - ***NEEDED***
Cleveland, OH - Youngstown, OH - 78 miles - ***NEEDED***
Youngstown, OH - Pittsburgh, PA - 70 miles - ***NEEDED***

***Overnight may be needed here***

Jacki will pick Sonny up in the Pittsburgh area, depending on timing, either Saturday evening or Sunday morning.

Pittsburgh, PA - Upper Marlboro, MD - 206 miles - Filled by very happy new mom and dad! Thanks, Jacki and Pete!

Thank you for any help you can give in uniting Sonny and Jacki!

Carol Keany - carolk@lablinkstransport.org or ckeany@comcast.net
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HERE IS A LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS ARGANIZING TRANSPORTS OF PETS TO NEW HOMES. MAYBE WE CAN PULL OF THIS MIRACLE WITH THEIR HELP!!!!

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I am crying so hard.I cant beleive that this sweet young baby is gone. My heart is bleeding.If you need anything please email me.

Who can say for certain
Maybe you're still here
I feel you all around me
Your memories so clear

Deep in the stillness
I can hear you speak
You're still an inspiration
Can it be (?)
That you are mine
Forever love
And you are watching over me from up above

Fly me up to where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for awhile to know you're there
A breath away's not far
To where you are

Are you gently sleeping
Here inside my dream
And isn't faith believing
All power can't be seen

As my heart holds you
Just one beat away
I cherish all you gave me everyday
'Cause you are mine
Forever love
Watching me from up above

And I believe
That angels breathe
And that love will live on and never leave

Fly me up
To where you are
Beyond the distant star
I wish upon tonight
To see you smile
If only for awhile
To know you're there
A breath away's not far
To where you are

I know you're there
A breath away's not far
To where you are

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Jacki,
I am so sorry for your loss. Having experienced a similar loss one week ago today, my heart aches for you.

And many thanks to you and everyone here for showing me that there actually are some good and truly beautiful people in the world.


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Dear Jacki,

Through an odd series of links, I came upon your site. It is intriguing. I read about LuvBug's failing health, but never got to the reason of her death.

Could you provide that final piece of the puzzle?

I have also helped dogs. I live in the country where dogs are dumped regularly. I try my best to help.

I also knew of a dalmation that lived in a cage barely big enough for her body for two years by an Asian family. They were finally persuaded to give her up for adoption. She was adopted by my in-laws and had a wonderful life with them.

Congratulations on your caring site.

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Chris,

Bug had Acute Renal Failure. It is a devastating illness.

Not a day goes by that I don't cry for her. I still miss her terribly.



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There are a lot of rescue animals taken care of because of the impact you had on your mom -- and all of us -- during the short time you were here. Come close to your family today as they remember you on your birthday.

Happy birthday, Bug...  

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She was here today. This afternoon I really broke down. I went to the bedroom to lie down for a while because I didn't want my family to see me in such a state. There was a warm spot on the bed. None of the other furkids had been in there. It's hard to explain but I felt her there next to me. A few minutes later Sunny came in. He jumped up on the bed and instead of laying right up against me like he normally does, he laid at the foot of the bed.

When I went back out into the living room I told Pete about it. He said he had felt her presence too.

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I don't think it was all in your mind, and I am so happy for you that you had the visit...what a blessing.  heart.gif

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I'm so glad to hear she visited. I KNOW she was there - the bond is so strong.

  
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On 2/7/2004 my sweet girl went to Rainbow Bridge. It is a day I will never forget.

I miss you, Bug. I always will.

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Thank you for all you taught me.


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Helping you honor Bug's bridge day. This plaque is terrific.
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Collie Hugs - Linda aka ellgee

Please click below to visit my furbabies
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Jacki, I will be keeping you and Bug in my thoughts today...I can't believe it's two years already...and I know that a day doesn't go by that you don't think of your every so special girl...I know that she's with Kayla and they are  anidogfris.gif at the Bridge... heart.gif, Judy



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Jacki,

You and Bug are in my thoughts today. I hope Bug comes to visit you today and let you know how much she loved you.  heart.gif

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They come into our lives, in oh so many ways
Bought, adopted, found, our lives are never the same,

The ones that burn into our souls, are ones that have a past
You can see it in their eyes, the baggage on their backs.

But if you take the time, to read between the lines
You will see a little angel, came to you in time

We are so vain, to really think, That we saved them, just from the brink
Oh how silly we humans are, they hold the secret of our hearts

But when all the cards are played and the dealing is all done
We realise that they saved us, we are the ones that won

So every little soul, that passes through your door
Are Angels sent from Heaven Above, to teach us a new score

So sing today, and be full of joy its time to start the show
A Little Bug composed a song and its playing in your soul

Play it loud and sing along, this tune you already know
Its the lyric of your love, that only she could know

Its ok to cry today, and feel a little sad
But sing today, A Bug's Tune You heart will now be glad

She gave to you a present, and its buried deep inside
For only you to open, for only you to hide

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Kim  
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(2/7/06 11:46 am)
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Jacki, we know this is a tough day for you and that you still miss Bug every day. I can't believe it's been 2 years either. Think about how you didn't think you could go on without her, but you have. And in the 2 years since Bug left, look at all the animals you have helped - esp. the rescues, in her name.  heart.gif


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Jacki IMOM  
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(2/7/06 12:27 pm)
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I keep thinking that I have now been without Bug for more time than I was with her.

I think about all of our triumphs and how very proud she was of each and every one of them.

I think about the days I spent walking through the fields in NC calling, "Lady, Lady, Lady" because I wanted her to have a name.

I think about the first opportunity I got to look into her eyes and I remember the pain and absolute terror I saw there. I wanted more than anything to take away her pain and the terror.

Then, there came a day when I saw love and trust in her eyes. All I ever wanted was for Bug to know love.

Bug and I are still together in our hearts but I would sell my soul to hug her just one more time and see the love in her eyes.


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paulajmnj
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(2/7/06 4:12 pm)
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Jacki,
thinking of you and knowing how hard this day is for you. heart.gif
Hoping you get your wish and Bug vists you soon.
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Diana S IMOM  
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(2/7/06 11:54 pm)
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Aww, Jacki - how sweet. I too wish you could see Bug sooner,than waiting for your time go pick up all those who have gone ahead. Know that she is waiting for you - with lots of love in her eyes, and in her soul.

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