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You probably don't remember me, but I used to live in Ohio and occasionally see you at shows. I was Judy Stachowski's assistant. Anyway, I am so sad today to learn of Andy's passing. I remember him as a happy, happy little dog that was just as cute as a button. My heart goes out to you, Becky. Please know you're in our thoughts.Luanne McCainEsme SheltiesLongwood, FL
Oh my God Becky, I came to have a look at your blog and I'm so stunned to hear about Andy. I'm in tears over his tribute.I'm thinking of you. Here is a poem that was sent to me when one of my heart dogs passed away. I hope it helps.I stood by your bed last night, I came to have a peep.I could see that you were crying, You found it hard to sleep.I whined to you softly as you brushed away a tear,"It's me, I haven't left you, I'm well, I'm fine, I'm here."I was close to you at breakfast, I watched you pour the tea,You were thinking of the many times, your hands reached down to me.I was with you at the shops today, Your arms were getting sore.I longed to take your parcels, I wish I could do more.I was with you at my grave today, You tend it with such care.I want to reassure you, that I'm not lying there.I walked with you towards the house, as you fumbled for your key.I gently put my paw on you, I smiled and said "it's me."You looked so very tired, and sank into a chair.I tried so hard to let you know, that I was standing there.It's possible for me, to be so near you everyday.To say to you with certainty, "I never went away."You sat there very quietly, then smiled, I think you knew ... in the stillness of that evening, I was very close to you.The day is over... I smile and watch you yawningand say "goodnight, God bless, I'll see you in the morning."And when the time is right for you to cross the brief divide,I'll rush across to greet you and we'll stand, side by side.I have so many things to show you, there is so much for you to see.Be patient, live your journey out ... then come home to be with me.Peace, and gentle hugs to you on the loss of your precious Andy.Jo Ann
Dear Becky, what you have done here is , well I have not found all the words that I can say because I am crying, your tribute to Andy is beyond words for me, the hole that he has left in your heart , all of us who have had the special love for our guys and gals, we have it also. I am so in awe of your tribute to Andy, thank you for sharing it with us. Suzanne Levine QCDTC Cincinnati-
BeckyI am STUNNED and saddened to come to your blog and see that Andy is gone. I can't believe that he will never get the chance to complete the UD. Watching his video performance, he is so "young". Really, it is just dis-belief that he could be gone. I am so, so, sorry for you. I too am just sitting here crying. You have many lovley pictures of him, and many wonderful memories, and a decade of love- but it is never enough. My heart goes out to you. I am so, so sorry for your loss.Cadie
I'm so sorry for your loss.//Bente
Becky, I am very late in this... But I did not realize you had lost Andy. I too, have an Andy, in a red BC named Sally. She is truly about the journey as well. I adored Andy, and went out of my way to watch you two run in the ring together. Always such joy from both of you. That is what I enjoy watching. Not the spectacular Qs from top handlers, but the little people like us, who truly adore our dogs, enjoy every second no matter what, and understand every second is a gift. Bless you both, he will be missed, and you are in my thoughts.. Misty Young and the BC crew... Sally, Bailey, Moxie and Hustle... And my little man at the bridge gone WAY too soon, Luke.. Who I lost in our house fire last december.