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I have been a part of Poetry Soup since 2009, and have made wonderful friendships, and been inspired beyond what I had could have ever imagined .  As a novice poet when I first joined up, I have learned so much, thanks to all of you.  Thank you for the many gifts of poetry, challenges, and inspirations.  But especially for the friendship and encouragement offered here. Thank you all, very much !

Remembering Stanley....:)

Blog Posted:10/24/2010 11:11:00 AM
 In Billy the Kidster's  Blog below, he shared a website memorial for those who have lost a beloved pet, inspired me to share our little ceremony we had in honor of my daughter's beloved Chocolate Lab recently.  Over the Labor Day weekend, we took the ashes of "Stanley" ...a sweet, old guy, who died this summer.  We (our whole family) gathered near our cabin, scattered his ashes  at  his favorite place in the whole world....the lake area where he loved to swim and fetch sticks, and chase the geese.  Goodbye Stanley...happy swimming ....I know you are still chasing those heavenly geese!!
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  1. Date: 10/25/2010 1:56:00 PM
    I still fill up when I think of Murphy, my son's chihuahua. I loved that dog. God Bless. Hopefully there is a heaven for Stanley and Murph and all the other pets who were so loved on earth. Vince

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  1. Date: 10/25/2010 7:01:00 AM
    It is nice that your whole family gathered to give Stanley a wonderful send off. It is so hard to loose a pet, they become so much a member of the family. :) Catie

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  1. Date: 10/24/2010 4:49:00 PM
    How wonderful to pay tribute to a beloved pet in that manner, Carrie :)-- he sure was lucky to have all of you-- and I'm sure he was with you on that special day....hugs :)

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  1. Date: 10/24/2010 3:33:00 PM
    RIP dear Stanley. When you get to Doggie Heaven look for Tarom (I named him after the Romanian Airlines because my Dachshund looked like an airplane :)I hope you both guys can play ball together up there. Love, Iolanda

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  1. Date: 10/24/2010 3:29:00 PM
    Just checked out Stanley's pics Carrie. What a handsome gent he is and may I also say what a beautiful family you have. Please extend my heartfelt condolences regarding the loss of Stanley to your loved ones.

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  1. Date: 10/24/2010 3:25:00 PM
    Nothing so dear as a loyal loved animal! HUGS Carrie and thanks for all your wonderful comments!Light & Love

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  1. Date: 10/24/2010 3:24:00 PM
    Carrie, this is so sad, I have tears, how these pets entwine within our hearts and souls as you know I just lost my beloved Kitty, and I just cannot get over it, I am in mourning the same as I would for any person, forever will your pet have a place in your heart and forever will mine, we share this pain, Carrie, there is not greater pain, than losing a pet, it is that unconditional love thing.. love Constance

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  1. Date: 10/24/2010 2:10:00 PM
    Yep...that is Stanley out in the water, along with my granson playing in the mud. Stanley was so gentle with all the kids...even though he was big old guy, but had a playful spirit till the end. Loved the water! :)

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  1. Date: 10/24/2010 2:10:00 PM
    I have nothing to's so sad, Carrie!

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  1. Date: 10/24/2010 2:07:00 PM
    Ahhh, this is a sweet story about remembering a beloved dog. Is that him out in the water? MY eyes are not that great sometimes But it seems to be a dog out there in the water! LUv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 10/24/2010 1:24:00 PM
    It's really hard saying goodbye to a pet. I'm glad you had family around you when you said your final farewell to Stanley. It sounds like a nice sendoff that brought the family together. Love, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 10/24/2010 12:27:00 PM
    A lovely blog Carrie and its very hard to let a pet go but ..... I have done it so much having so many sons and all had their own pet for many years.. we are down to three now and it never is easy to see them leave the family... hope Stanley is having much fun in the great beyond..luv..

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  1. Date: 10/24/2010 12:09:00 PM
    Wot a nice tribute to Stanley. Chocolate Labs are generally pretty cool dogs, even though some have weird personalities, which suits me fine! :D~Pets can be such a healthy part of the overall family unit for sure~Chris

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  1. Date: 10/24/2010 11:36:00 AM
    How much we become attached to our pets..They just like our children..I am glad that I came by here today and read your blog..Have a nice Sunday...Sara

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