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    fburke is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultBandit's Overdue Tribute

    This is a little over due, I Joined JL after my Banditís passing but after I found this picture I figured I would give him a little tribute.

    I had Bandit for 13 years and he was the best dog, always there for you when you needed him. He went through 2 separations from my wife then a divorce. I use to joke that she got the kid and I got the dog ;D

    He was high strung up until the day he passed on. He went the way he would have wanted at home in his sleep the night after a seizer.

    I didnít think he would recover from the seizer he had the night before but after a half hour at the vets he jumped of the table and came home.

    Because of his age I declined testing, and decided against putting him down even though the vet leaned toward that. Since he recovered from it I knew it may not be the last but I wanted to give him the chance.

    I never knew how much a part of my life he was until the days after his passing. My house had a huge emptiness to it my faithful companion who always greeted me at the door with a tail wag and slobbery tongue was now gone. It took very little time to figure out I needed another dog.

    This need is what introduced me to Labs and this site.

    They say everything happens for a reason and his passing may have been the reason for me finding this site and all the wonderful people here.

    I now have Willow a 9 month old black lab who demands even more attention then my Bandit did.

    Run Free Bandit.. and Merry Christmas I will never forget you my friend.

    Christmas 2005

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    DefaultRe: Bandit's Overdue Tribute

    Enjoy the green fields and the warm sunshine Bandit. We know that you are in the best of company now. You will always be in our thoughts and our hearts.
    Southwest Pennsylvania Retriever Rescue Organization or S.P.A.R.R.O. and Shades Of Grey Senior Sanctuary
    A 501c3 Non Profit Organization.
    Plum, Pa.

    Saving one dog will not change the world But, surely, for that one dog the world will change forever!

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    DefaultRe: Bandit's Overdue Tribute

    That is a lovely tribute to Bandit. Our precious dogs certainly do leave a huge hole in our lives and special paw prints in our hearts when they pass on don't they. :'( Run free Bandit.

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    Mel is offline Senior Member
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    Run free, sweet Bandit. :'(

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    Run free Bandit.

    Kassa 25/11/01 - 09/02/05 O.S Jaw cancer forever in my heart.
    Ernie 25/11/01 adopted May 05
    Sam 11? adopted Nov 06 - 18/12/07 Lyphoma
    Tessa. Rescued June 2011.
    Bone Cancer Dogs org.


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