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Thread: Goodbye Kayleigh Kahoona

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    Goodbye Kayleigh Kahoona

    I've been away for a week(eye surgery). My dogsitter called last night concerned about Kayleigh. She wasn't eating and was very lethargic. He took her to our vet just before midnight. Kayleigh became essentially non-responsive on the way to the clinic. She perked up overnight and was doing quite well, much better than expected. Just after 7am, she tried to stand, had a seizure and was gone.

    She had just turned 13. Kayleigh was the toughest dog I've ever known. Tough in every way, except to love. Despite all her issues, she had a quirky personality, a spark of mischief in her eye, and a goofy sense of humour. I wish she had waited for me to get home so I could say goodbye, but Kayleigh had a independant streak a mile wide. Maybe she wanted it this way. I am forever grateful to Buddy, the dogsitter. He saved her from a cold & lonely death. She was at least warm, medicated, comfortable and with her vet, who she always liked. Cause of death was acute kidney failure. Both Candace and I suspect Kayleigh had sub-clinical or atypical Addison's disease and this was related to that.

    The silence from behind the shop is deafening tonight. Godspeed big girl.
    If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you must find the courage to live it.
    --John Irving

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    Aww I am so sorry. RIP beautiful girl.
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    Gosh, I am so sorry Glacier. I love seeing Kayleigh's pics she was one of my favorites from your pack. Rest easy pretty girl
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    Rest in peace, pretty girl. You know you have a special place in not just your momma's heart, but in many hearts all over the world. Join the joyful howling chorus at the Rainbow Bridge, where you can run as free as you want.
    I've Been Frosted

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    What a beautiful soul. So sorry you weren't with her but very thankful she was in good care. She looks like she enjoyed life to the fullest. Now she waits for you at the RB, free of pain. Her smile will brighten up tha.t rainbow

    9/3/13
    I did the right thing by setting you free
    But the pain is very deep.
    If only I could turn back time, forever, you I'd keep.
    I miss you


    I hear you whimper in your sleep
    I gently pet you and say, no bad dreams
    It will be alright, to my dog as dark as night.

    Fur as dark as the night.
    Join me on this flight.
    Paws of love that follow me.
    In my heart you'll forever be.
    [/SIZE]



    How I wish I could hold you near.
    Turn back time to make it so.
    Hug you close and never let go.
    11/12/06




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    I am so sorry for your loss. This last year has been so hard for you. You have my most heartfelt sympathies. RIP Kayleigh Kahoona.

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    Have fun at the bridge Kayleigh Kahoona. We will miss you.

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    I'm very sorry about Kayleigh.

    Forever in my heart...Lacey,Sassy,Mandy,Corey,Ginger,Casey
    HAPPY HOWL-O-WEEN!!!
    I'VE BEEN BOO'D!

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    Kayleigh, you were one of the most beautiful dogs I've ever seen. Your eyes in the pics always seemed to be saying so much. Enjoy the Bridge sweetheart.

    Tamara, I'm so sorry you've lost another "baby".
    Gayle - self proclaimed Queen of Poop
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    (RB furbabies: Rascal RB 10/11/03 (ferret), Sami RB 24/02/04 (dog), Trouble RB 10/08/05 (ferret), Miko RB 20/01/06 (ferret) and Sebastian RB 12/12/06(ferret), Sasha RB 17/10/09 (border collie cross)

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    LES. I am so sorry. My heart dropped when I saw her name.

    RIP Kayleigh
    Our goal in life should be - to be as good a person as our dog thinks we are.

    Thank you for the siggy, Michelle!

    I've been Boo'd!!!

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    I'm so very sorry for your loss. That picture brings tears to my eyes. RIP sweet baby.
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand and strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming WOO HOO - What a Ride!
    --unknown

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    This breaks my heart. Poor big girl! You are the toughest girl I've ever "met", Tamara). My heart is with you all!
    The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world. - Dr. Paul Farmer

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    Oh, no. I am so very sorry.

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    Amber: Mom to Connor, Carson, Sadie, Maggie and Grant

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    Oh Tamara i am so sorry, what a rotten year for you and your kids . Rest easy beautiful Kayleigh.
    Rhi *Hooman* Clover *Rottie x ACD* (RIP to my BRD) Elvis and Tinny *The BCs* & Harri *JRT* Luna *BC x*

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