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HER PRECIOUS BOY

Our beloved British Bulldog Bill Our eccentric Our stubborn Our precious boy Eleven years he gave to us pure happiness and joy When finally that day arrived that dreaded day had come For deep inside it felt just like our hearts would break apart and as he looked into our eyes I’m sure that Bill knew too ~ Jim ~ Bill’s vet he kindly came to see Bill in his home Our hearts would break to take him there Bill got so stressed ~ ’twould be unfair As Jim arrived nurse at his side Bill gazed at Jim as if to say ‘Well fancy seeing you today’ Then closed his eyes and gently lay Jim sat awhile as he explained just how it all would be and so we sat upon the floor stroking and saying goodbye Bill rest his head upon my hand as his soul soared to Heaven up high Gently closing his eyes ~ we saw Bill’s demise with tears of love with tears of sorrow for Bill there would be no tomorrow~~~ Later that day we walked by the sea craving solace and tranquillity then just like a gift sent from above we saw the sweetest bulldog pup we stopped we stroked we cried we tearfully spoke of dear Bill’s demise as even the owner had tears in her eyes… ~ but then our tears were tears of joy ~ as we turned to see her precious boy ~ Written with tears in my eyes 13th August 2020 Contest All Pets go to Heaven Sponsor Constance La France FIRST PLACE

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Date: 8/31/2020 9:39:00 AM
Ann, congratulations on your win in my All Pets Go To Heaven challenge, your poem is so emotional, I also had to put a pet to sleep so I know this pain like no other, a FAV for me _Constance
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 9/2/2020 1:40:00 AM
Oh Constance thank you so much for my win in your contest and for you to FAV my poem is indeed an honour and I thank you so much Constance. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/26/2020 3:31:00 PM
My heart is in my throat reading this, dear Ann. But you have told this story so well in your beautiful poetic style, and to see Bill in your avatar lets me feel his presence. You have memorialized him so well, my friend. Heartfelt congrats and hugs ~ John
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/27/2020 5:12:00 AM
Bless you dear John for your beautiful words my friend and I thank you for your visit. As you can see from my avatar Bill was such a darling boy and a real character. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/25/2020 5:33:00 AM
A soft spot for the bullies, I have a tear in my eye reading this. Beautifully written, congratulations for your win Ann, xomo!
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/27/2020 5:11:00 AM
Thank you PT and I'm so glad you too love the 'Bullies', they look fierce, but are absolute Darlings... Many thanks for your lovely words. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/25/2020 4:38:00 AM
- A friend and joy in life ... so sad when they leave us ... congratulations on your top win, Ann :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/27/2020 5:05:00 AM
Dear Anne-Lise thank you so much for your congratulations and I hope your sweet dogs are okay. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/24/2020 3:12:00 PM
They are special and tear our hearts apart when it is time for them to leave us. Beautifully told story, Ann. Congratulations with tears in my eyes
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/27/2020 5:03:00 AM
Thank you Sam, yes they give us such joy, but when their time comes... Many thanks for your congratulations my friend. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 8/18/2020 2:53:00 PM
Ann, ny friend...how touching and beautiful. Pangie xxx Best of luck
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 8/19/2020 10:12:00 PM
Bless you dear Pangie, yes he was such a character and writing this did bring tears to my eyes. Love to you both for Irene ^~^ and you xxx Ann ~ PS my avatar shows Bill in the sea...