NFR...RIP Briddie.

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by bitterroot, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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  2. fly punk lunatic trout bum

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    Sorry for your loss. :(
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  3. Rob Ast Active Member

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    Oh man, sorry Lonnie. These threads always get me. I hope you take time to remember all the fun you two had, and I hope it eases the loss.
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  4. Roger Stephens Active Member

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    Sorry about your loss of Briddie. Dogs are such "buddies" who give unconditioal to owners. It is heartbreaking to lose them as they are like family members.
    Briddie looks like she could have been a border collie. We have a male of that breed and he is so smart and loyal.

    Roger
  5. bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    14 year old border collie. Her poor old body just finally gave out. She was watching our horses right up to the end...it was her job.
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  6. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    Bitterroot,

    There are no words that can ease your suffering right now. However, I would like to think that your friend is still watching over you and your horses, and waiting for you. I strongly believe that.
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  7. Krusty Active Member

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    I am sincerely saddened at your loss of a member of your family...a companion pure of heart. Good dogs are all alike, yet each one entirely different. You gave her a great life, and she left you so many warm memories.
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  8. Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Sorry for your loss Britterroot. Remember all of the good times you have had with her and hopefully she will still bring a smile to your face.
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  9. Josh Stroud Active Member

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    Sorry for the loss Bitterroot, Briddie looked like an awesome dog.
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  10. Gregg Lundgren Now fishing on weekdays too!

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    Lonnie,

    Sorry for your loss. It's difficult to lose a good friend and companion. I've been through it twice now, and I'm not afraid to say it brought me to tears both times. She will be awaiting your reunion.

    --- "Lord, help me to be the person my dog thinks I am."
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  11. Steve Call Active Member

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    So sorry! I know you and the entire family are grieving.

    Treasure the memories of 14 great years and all that unconditional love.
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  12. Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    I am so sorry, Lonnie. I am sure Briddie could not have asked for a better family and a better life. Please pass my condolences along to the rest of Briddie's loving family.
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  13. JesseC Active Member

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    Sorry Lonnie. Rough cruel world we live in :(

    Amazing how the memories of companionship are never forgotten and will continue to bring a smile to your face many many years down the road.
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  14. Rod Wittner Active Member

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    Sorry to hear about that, Bitterroot. I feel for you and your family. It is so hard to lose a dedicated companion and family member. Cherish the good times and memories. Hang in there...
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  15. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    My condolences, Lonnie. Such is always a painful thing to endure. Prayers sent.
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  16. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Lonnie, Tandy and I send hugs. We'll raise a glass in Briddie's name tonight.
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  17. Dipnet aka Tim Hartman

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    I know the pain of losing a beloved dog, bitterroot. My prayers are with you!

    I've taken some solace in reading this short little story: http://www.rainbowbridge.com/Poem.htm

    Best,

    Tim
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  18. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    So sorry Lonnie. You guys are in my thoughts. :(
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  19. jeff bandy Make my day

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    Lonnie, first I would like to apologize for not responding before. I've opened this thread half a dozen times. Just can't seem to find the words. As you know Tami and I don't have kids so our dogs fill those places in our hearts. I'm not saying it's the same as losing a child but, damn it hurts. Every time I see one of these threads I get choked up thinking of Digger, Roxie and the others that have graced our lives with their company.

    Sorry for your loss.

    PS. A new puppy can't heal your loss but, they can lick the wound.
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  20. Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Peace to you at this rough patch in the road of life. They're more than just pets.
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