My blog has always been a way for me to spread a little humor.  This is not going to be that type of post.  Just warning you.  There are no smiles here.

Almost anyone who knows me knows that I am a dog person.  I’m very much a Great Dane person and that is because of my dog Levi.  Levi was truly the best dog ever and I had to say goodbye to him today.  There are no words that describe the love we had for each other.  I’ve had many other dogs, but none like him.

I knew that this time would come and that I would come unhinged.  So here I am…unhinged. I’m not writing this because I’m looking for sympathy or RIPs.  I just wanted to let my WP family know I’ll probably be absent for a while as I heal.  You never know, I might do exactly the opposite and post like crazy.  Like I said, I’m unhinged so I could swing any which way.  I really don’t know how to deal with this grief.  This is hitting me harder than saying goodbye to many of the people I’ve lost in my life.  Our bond was and is that strong.

I think of Roda and her Velvet.  I think of Jay and his Ryder.  And now it’s me and my Levi.  There has been a lot of mourning lately.  Someday I’ll tell some Levi stories, but not today.  Today I let the pain wash over me and take me where it will.

 

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81 thoughts on “Unhinged

  1. Linda. I am so sorry. I do not know what to say but I so desperately want to help you and at least give you a hug. I cannot imagine how you must feel but the thought of losing Molly horrifies me and she is not even my dog.

    My thoughts ate with you dear friend. I know you might not feel like blogging but you know we are all here for you. Your extended WP family.
    Darren x

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  2. I’m sure you miss your big buddy a whole lot. Just do whatever you feel. If you decide to go on a posting marathon I’ll be here to see it. I’m sorry you have to deal with so much pain but I’m glad you’ve decided to work through it instead of stifling it.

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  3. Oh no, I’m so sorry. I’m crying over here for you and Walter and your family. Such a hard thing. Please know we are thinking of you and wishing you all peace during your time of loss and grief.

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    1. Thank you so much, Eric. I know that you know the love that exists between a person and a beloved pet. Levi was loved more than most and he returned that love a thousand-fold. I was so lucky to have him in my life. I am also very lucky to have you and my other WP friends. I return the hugs and more.

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  4. I have no words, my friend. Just know I am here and sending love and strength your way! I know 1 horse and 2 puppies that are having a blast together, somewhere over that rainbow bridge…Big hugs and so much love…💚

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    1. Thank you so much, my dear, dear friend. I laughed when you said they were having a blast. A pup, a dog who looks like a horse, and a horse. They would make the best trio! I send love and hugs right back to you. 🐉 ❤️ 🐉 ❤️ 🐉

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        1. Thank you, dear. it’s been easier today. I know I made the right decision and he’s no longer in discomfort. Walter has been a snuggle bug all day. He’s making it easier, too. I’ll need to find a new friend for him one day. I hear there are other breeds in addition to Great Danes. Hard to imagine but they say it’s true. I think we need the canine equivalent of your Frodo. A new friend that will never be a replacement but will fill the void in his/her own special way. I always smile when I think of Frodo. He came to you at the perfect time.

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  5. I’m very sorry Linda. It’s painful… and we’re meant to live with it. To God we belong and to God we’ll return. I wish you to be happy with his memories….
    Life.is sometimes hard. Huge hugs to.you Linda. 🙇💜

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    1. I cried when Ryder died because I knew how much he meant to you and W, and because he was just the coolest dog. I feel especially upset for you because you are now dogless. At least I have the demon dog Walter. I will find a friend for Walter when the time is right and that will help, but no dog will ever be loved more than I love Levi.

      I hope when the time comes that you will bring another canine into your lives. Few dogs would be loved as much as I know you will love any dog lucky enough to be with you. Sending hugs your way, too! ❤️💕❤️💕❤️

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      1. You are a beautiful soul. I appreciate it. We will probably adopt one (maybe two so (s)he isn’t alone) but not for a few months… we want to grieve, go away on a vacation and then come back and be ready for puppy training. May or June maybe.

        I like to think of Levi and Ryder hanging out now… and if I had to let him go, I’d want him to be around some very amazing friends. I’ve got a few other friends with pets there with him, too… and Velvet is keeping them all in line!

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  6. Oh Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and bill in your time of grief my friend. You know I’m here for you if you need someone to become unhinged at. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures as well. 💜💗 Love you lady.

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    1. Thanks, my dear friend. Yesterday was horrible, but today I am better able to see that saying goodbye was my last gift to him, and perhaps the most important one. Things will get better from here. Besides, I have my demon Dane Walter to contend with…I mean comfort me. 😉 Love you, too!!! ❤️💕❤️💕❤️

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  7. I’m so incredibly sorry for Levi. He was a beautiful dog and what an amazing mentor for dear Walt. I know you loved him so much. It must be very hard for you. Please be strong for you and for walt. Levi will be missed. I assure you he is in peace and happy too coz he has the best life with you, Bill and Walt.

    I’m in shock right now hearing about this, I can only imagine what u might be going through. Be strong! Love and regards.

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  8. Oh, Linda, my dear…just learned of Levi’s passing. I am so, so sorry for you and Bill and the infamous Walter.
    It seems as if deciding on his name was just a few weeks ago. How quickly a life of love and utter devotion can disappear but thankfully the the memories
    and love wrap arms around us and help to warm our souls. Many hugs.

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  9. My dear beautiful Dragon Keeper I am so sorry for your loss and words will never express and convey the feelings and thoughts we hope to send. I understand your grief all too well and Nikki death hit me in the same way. I have never fully recovered and a piece of my heart is gone with her. I picture her welcoming Levi over at the rainbow bridge where all our fur babies run free and without pain.
    I am happy that you had all the time possible with Levi and you provided a beautiful home and life for each other. The memories will always stay with us, no matter how much we miss our beloved children, until we meet again. I’m sending a giant hug across the miles, filled with much love and strengths for healing. Love you much my beautiful friend xo 💙

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    1. Thank you so much, my dear friend. I’m still working through it but it’s so much better now. I realize that I did absolutely everything I could for him and he had a beautiful death. No one can ask for more. Now the next step is to find Walter a playmate. It seems so soon but I know it will be good for all of us and will rescue an animal in need, as well. It still seems so soon….

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      1. I totally understand. I needed my grieving time for Nikki but also know that it will take another dog to help me mend some broken pieces. No other will ever take her place, but new memories can help make the pain easier to bare. Best wishes and much love for you my dear Dragon Keeper. I will miss you as I’m down to a few hours before leaving. Hugs xo

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                1. You have more than a little. Use what you must. You need to be strong for yourself and only then will you be strong for others. I have a feeling you’ll need to be both on this trip. You will find your way, there is NO doubt about that!! 🐉 ❤️ 🐉 ❤️ 🐉 I’ll have one of my dragons check in on you while you are there. If you are very observant, you might see her in the clouds. 😉

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  10. I’m so sorry for your loss Linda.
    You know, even I am a big dog person, whether it is my neighbour’s beagle or others walking their dogs in the park or Indies on the street, I’ll be found near them if I spot them.
    The only reason my mother doesn’t let me have one is because she knows I’ll be miserable when the day comes.
    I’ve told her I’ll get one the day I move out anyway! 😋
    I hope you recover real soon. Lots of love to you, Bill and Walter.
    RIP Levi

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