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I have been through so much death these last few years. The worst was losing my “sweet boys” in a year and a half. My golden retriever Bo and pug Mugsy all crossed the rainbow bridge. Today on this list I would like to tell you some of my favorite memories about my “sweet boys” (all in honor of their lives with our family). 

When I first held my Mugsy he fit in the palm of my hand (most adorable thing ever)
He used to take cat naps on my husband’s shoulder
The first time I dressed him in a knitted sweater he got depressed, not mad
In October 2005 he was on “Fox & Friends" as a "pumpkin pug" and took 1st place!
He snorted when he wanted treats and sneezed for attention
He used to do laps around the kitchen before breakfast as a pup
He was faster than the energizer bunny until about 4…then was lazier than a potato
His two brothers lived right next door to us, they were all so close until we moved 
When Ella was born, he wouldn’t leave her side. 
He slept at my feet snoring every night for almost fourteen years and I loved every second
Bo was raised by my sister Karen until we adopted him after she died 
His devastation over Karen’s death turned into love for our family
When we brought him into our home Mugsy welcomed him with open paws
Bo was raised with 2 dogs, 3 cats, 5 tropical fish and 4 frogs
His favorite ducky toy somehow turned into Mugsy’s favorite ducky toy?!?
Bo kissed me more than my own daughter
When he rolled over it looked like he was grinning ear to ear
He was a strong champ with cancer until the end
When he passed it took 2x the medication because he wouldn’t stop kissing and wagging
Every Autumn, Ella, Bo, Mugsy and I would all rake leaves and they would play in them
Christmas pictures of the two of them wearing antlers were awesome
They used to sleep together during the day, but NOT at night; both had their spots
When I let them outside Mugsy would only go as far as Bo
When Bo died, he didn’t have Bo outside for a guide, so sometimes he wandered down the street
They both loved the snow
All my nieces and nephews adored these two
Ever since Bo died Mugsy was not the same
I have their ashes resting on a small table with their pictures next to them
Every day I take a deep breath and look at that table with pride yet sorrow

10 about Mugsy
10 about Bo
10 about both of them

August 1, 2019
Writing Challenge 3, July 2019 - List
Dear Heart

1st place

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Date: 8/12/2019 6:42:00 PM
Lu, congratulations on your win in my writing challenge with this excellent and emotional poem and I love the pics too.
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Date: 8/10/2019 12:14:00 AM
BIG CONGRATS to win top. love.
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Date: 8/9/2019 4:35:00 PM
I sorry ,Laura, I read your wonderful list before the contest and fail to comment. Congratulations on your 1st place win. Hugs
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Date: 8/8/2019 12:57:00 PM
This is so sweet and touching, Lu Loo! I have lost a couple of pets and it's hard. They become like family, no, they Are family. Congrats on your 1st place win! Blessings, Kim
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Date: 8/8/2019 3:51:00 AM
- Much love ... - Greetings from one who has 3 dogs ... and loves them all :) - Congratulations on your win, L.L. :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/2/2019 10:35:00 AM
I am tearful. I have lost 4 little furry "empty nest" friends in the past. I have a "dog wall" of their portraits I did in pastel. The one I have now was given to a Rescue. She's 4, and so sweet. Thank you for adding the pictures!
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Date: 8/3/2019 12:14:00 PM
awww so sweet. how can you NOT have a dog wall? We got a new Golden (Brady) after Bo died and when Mugsy died he was so upset. On a small table I have Bo and Mugsy's ashes, 2 pics, pawprint, ducky and Bo's last rawhide bone. You know that Brady will NOT touch anything on that table? Once and a while he sniffs Mugsy's ducky but he walks away. Because, he knows! Dogs are smart. Thank you:)- luloo
Date: 8/1/2019 6:00:00 PM
Excuse me for not weeping. My old Barney lived till he was seventeen. I cried my balls out when I gave him to the vet. Even so, I find it over the top for a pet. I just said: say ya Barn. Mrs Cooldrige just lost her son.
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Date: 8/1/2019 9:57:00 AM
A lovely list. I can feel how much you loved them and miss them...I feel mine walking by my side still years later...
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Jeanne McGee
Date: 8/7/2019 7:54:00 PM
And congrats on your win!!
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Lu Loo
Date: 8/3/2019 12:10:00 PM
yes they sweet :) thank you -luloo
Date: 8/1/2019 9:30:00 AM
An ode to the joy of pets. Nice.
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Lu Loo
Date: 8/3/2019 11:59:00 AM
many thanks DM :)-luloo
Date: 8/1/2019 7:46:00 AM
VERY touching, Lu Loo. Loved it.
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Lu Loo
Date: 8/3/2019 11:59:00 AM
thank you so much sweat lady :) -luloo