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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 12th, 2008 7:05pm (Aug 12th 2008) edited
     
    My condolences to Red and everyone at the hen house on the passing of dear little Patch. Thank you, Red, for posting such a wonderful memorial to Patch. Made me cry. It was good to learn more about her adventurous little spirit. She will be missed.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeAug 12th, 2008 8:11pm (Aug 12th 2008)
     
    I'm so sorry to hear about little Patch, Red. I know you did the right thing for her, but it's still a hard thing to have to do. Deepest sympathies to you and all who loved her.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeAug 12th, 2008 8:16pm (Aug 12th 2008)
     
    Patch will be dearly missed, Red. You did the right thing, and she would've appreciated it. RIP Patch.
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      CommentAuthornancy
    • CommentTimeAug 12th, 2008 8:47pm (Aug 12th 2008)
     
    I'm sure Patch lived a wonderful live under your care Red. Your love has had a remarkable effect on Patch's life. She will be deeply missed.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 12th, 2008 11:54pm (Aug 12th 2008)
     
    She put up a good fight against the tumour - it was a few weeks now since you made the decision not to operate wasn't it? I'm glad her passing was so peaceful.

    Mel is in shot such a lot tonight - perhaps she's seeing Patch off to the Rainbow Bridge. Condolences on your loss. xx
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      CommentAuthorGloria
    • CommentTimeAug 13th, 2008 3:08am (Aug 13th 2008)
     
    Red--so sorry to hear about Patch. She was a real fighter and I'm glad she went peacefully, surrounded by love and being stroked.

    And, it's good news that Mel wasn't the cat's vicitm a few days ago....
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 13th, 2008 3:50am (Aug 13th 2008) edited
     
    That is a wonderful observation Kate. Any therapist who brings her dog to work knows that some animals do indeed show up for things like this. Any farmer too, eh Lynn? And any one who loves animals.

    It makes me feel like there is a dimension of existence (a sixth sense in a way) that humans don't experience the way some other animals do. Holly knows just a little bit before I see it in a person's expression that a client is going to a place of deep feelings. She goes over and sits with them. They usually have no idea she is there. And she never does that otherwise.

    I love the idea the Mel is helping with Patch's next adventure.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 13th, 2008 12:10pm (Aug 13th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thank you everyone this thread has made me cry (in a good way). Joe is coming over today to help me put Patch to rest right next to Jayden and we can say our final goodbyes :(

    She was a fighter, and I hope Patch is happily running about in mousie-heaven now with her mum and her sister, having a great time.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeAug 13th, 2008 12:37pm (Aug 13th 2008)
     
    Seeing pictures and reading about Patch was moving, especially knowing how satisfied any privileged animal would be, to be cared for by Red... no matter how short their stay may be.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 13th, 2008 4:48pm (Aug 13th 2008) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Aw thank you Trev... :heart:

    Patch was burried today under the same tree as Martha & Jayden. Joe held her as i dug a small grave and then we both said goodbye and covered her up :mellow:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 12:02am (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    She is in heaven with the others - no doubt about that Red. RIP little Patch. xx
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      CommentAuthorDianeonWhidbey
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 1:35am (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    Rest in Peace Patch.
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      CommentAuthorTori
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:07pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     
    :rip: patch awww she looked soo cute on teh pics ! :cry: :rat::ange:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeAug 14th, 2008 6:12pm (Aug 14th 2008)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks Diane and Kate. Thank you too Vicki, she was a cutie and a very photogenic little mouse :nicegrouphug: