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Gavin left this morning

Discussion in 'Sheltie Angels' started by Cindy, Feb 8, 2023.

  1. KarenCurtis

    KarenCurtis Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2010
  2. Caro

    Caro Moderator

    Jan 14, 2009
    I am so very, very sorry.

    Beautiful sweet Gavin. What an amazing life he led and how destined he was to be with you.
    Darren, RikyR, Piper's mom and 5 others like this.
  3. woof

    woof Forums Enthusiast

    Jul 13, 2008
    You know Cindy the wonderful thing is I bet Gavin felt all of that in his life with you. Till the very end he was home and loved and he knew it--we are left to bear the scars of those wonderful relationships and the pain at their loss-- dogs like Gavin make us better people. I know what you mean by trust that shelties place in us and how valuable that is- can't imagine a better home Gavin could have had than the one he had with you..
    Darren, RikyR, Piper's mom and 5 others like this.
  4. Darren

    Darren Forums Enthusiast

    Nov 1, 2019
    Oh no I'm so very sorry Cindy :hugs. No-one on this Earth could have given him a better life and home than you did and your stories have been a real inspiration. I will be so happy if Monty turns out to be just half as strong and happy as Gavin when he's older.
    Sending love and hugs from Monty and I :hugs
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  5. Cindy

    Cindy Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    I wanted to thank everyone on here who reached out to me through all of this.
    Gavin's memorial chair is full of stuffies and momentos from you.
    The frames are of videos and pictures to remind me of all his happy days.


    I am on a list for a potential summer sheltie thanks to Sharon.
    Then I guess I will need to move all this to a higher location on a bookshelf to keep it away from prying puppy antics!
    Chris, Darren, RikyR and 5 others like this.
  6. Ann

    Ann Moderator

    Feb 25, 2008
    Cindy, this chair is just so special. I hope it's a comfort to you. So many people treasured Gavin and will miss him along with you. It's wonderful that you're seeing that in these momentoes.

    I can't wait until there's a puppy to fill your home with puppy antics and joy. You deserve it! :hugs
    Darren, RikyR, Cindy and 1 other person like this.
  7. Sharon7

    Sharon7 Moderator

    Oct 31, 2009
    I love this chair memorial. So special, just like Gavin. And yes, we certainly do miss him very much.

    I'm so happy you got on her list and really hope you get another Sheltie this summer/fall. Timing seems good for your life that way.
    Darren, Ann, RikyR and 2 others like this.
  8. Cindy

    Cindy Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    I have been going through some of my old threads (of which there a few monster ones).
    I am overwhelmed with how involved so many people here on SN have been, following Gavin's life for the past 5 or 6 years as I started posting more often.
    I am tearing up just thinking about how so many of you cheered on my boy as he aged and enjoyed life as much as he could.
    You gave me the strength and support I needed to give Gavin his best life as we faced challenges together.
    Because of you, I have a nice blog of Gavin's life as he got older and I can't thank you enough.
    Chris, Darren, Ann and 4 others like this.
  9. Sharon7

    Sharon7 Moderator

    Oct 31, 2009
    I felt it was a privilege to hear how devoted and dedicated you were to giving Gavin his best possible life, through the cancer treatment and then his disability. I am glad you feel the Forums were a good support system; it's a special bunch of people in my book. As special as Gavin was, you were just as special. :hugs
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  10. Cindy

    Cindy Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    San Francisco Bay Area, CA
    I wrote the woman who used Gavin as her Sheltie model for her greeting cards to let her know of his passing (he was probably the one of the last of the models to pass)...she sent me a framed picture of him. The memorial keeps growing

    and then a co-worker gave me mug from pictures I had sent her
    IMG_9087.jpg IMG_9084.jpg

    I am beyond touched by how loved my little man was...is...
    The photobook is around 100 pages; I'm still hunting down a few pics I know I have somewhere.
    Everytime I see a picture with his 'I love you Mom' look I start tearing up...and there are a lot.

    Attached Files:

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