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#0141 – Dudley

At 9:45 a.m., February 16, 2007 I held Dudley in my arms for the last time as he crossed the Rainbow Bridge peacefully and with dignity to be reunited with his VeeVee. Dudley was diagnosed with lymphoma December 20, 2006 and it quickly spread to his spleen and liver. His quality of life was soon to be compromised when we parted this day. He came into Golden Rescue and into my heart at two years of age on October 3, 1998, abandoned, severely abused both emotionally and physically with lifeless eyes that held no hope, he had shut down and broken in spirit. Dudley and I shared a long journey of healing and I am so proud of his accomplishments, how he overcame so many fears, gained confidence and for the first time in his life he had dignity. We enjoyed a very special love and understanding for 8 years and 4 months. I am so blessed and honored to have shared life with Dudley, he taught me so very much along the way, a gentle soul that will live forever in my heart. Until we meet again, all my love.