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Old 09-21-2009, 11:38 PM   #16
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Oh, he was very handsome, and didn't he know it.
I like all cats, really, but this one was really special, very smart and very tuned into me, somehow.
His name was Atlas, because in his bearing, you could see the weight of the world resting on his shoulders, even when he was a kitten. I never felt like a cat loved me before, but that one did. He was lovely.

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Old 09-22-2009, 11:44 AM   #17
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:04 PM   #18
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Aww. Sorry for your loss Pearly. Along with the joy having and loving pets comes the seriously down-side of having to let/help them go eventualy.

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Old 09-23-2009, 01:06 AM   #19
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I miss my Cinnamon Girl. 1 month yesterday.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:06 AM   #20
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INSCRIPTION ON THE MONUMENT OF A NEWFOUNDLAND DOG.
A Memorial to Boatswain
George Gordon, Lord Byron
Newstead Abbey, November 30, 1808.

Near this spot
Are deposited the Remains of one
Who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
Strength without Insolence,
Courage without Ferocity,
And all the Virtues of Man without his Vices.
This Praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery
If inscribed over human ashes,
Is but a just tribute to the Memory of
BOATSWAIN, a DOG
Who was born at Newfoundland, May, 1803,
And died at Newstead, Nov 18th, 1808.


When some proud son of man returns to earth,
Unknown to glory, but upheld by birth,
The sculptor's art exhausts the pomp of woe,
And storied urns record who rest below:
When all is done, upon the tomb is seen,
Not what he was, but what he should have been:
But the poor dog, in life the firmest friend,
The first to welcome, foremost to defend,
Whose honest heart is still his master's own,
Who labours, fights, lives, breathes for him alone,
Unhonour'd falls, unnoticed all his worth,
Denied in heaven the soul he held on earth:
While man, vain insect! hopes to be forgiven,
And claims himself a sole exclusive heaven.
Oh man! thou feeble tenant of an hour,
Debased by slavery, or corrupt by power,
Who knows thee well must quit thee with disgust,
Degraded mass of animated dust!
Thy love is lust, thy friendship all a cheat,
Thy smiles hypocrisy, thy words deceit!
By nature vile, ennobled but by name,
Each kindred brute might bid thee blush for shame.
Ye! who perchance behold this simple urn,
Pass on --- it honours none you wish to mourn:
To mark a friend's remains these stones arise;
I never knew but one, --- and here he lies.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:47 AM   #21
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sorry for your loss miss pearla


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Old 09-30-2009, 04:34 AM   #22
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'Lucy in the Sky' dies
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THE woman who inspired The Beatles' legendary song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds has died aged 46 from an auto-immune disease. Lucy O'Donnell was at school with John Lennon's son, Julian, when she was three and it was his picture of her in 1966 that inspired the classic song.

According to various biographies, the young Julian took the picture home to his father and explained: ''It's Lucy in the sky with diamonds.''
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:19 PM   #23
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To the overdue death of a friendship.
To a man who forgave his own debts.


I should have set his clothes on fire,
Or thrown a rock through his front window.
But I simply kicked him off my train.
Bully. Toxin. Thief.
Limp nub of a barren man.
He destroys the sanctity of homes.
Travel into your darkness alone, sir.
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:42 PM   #24
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You can only really stick it to life by living.
I wish someone had been there to tell you, or, if they were, that you could have heard the words.

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Old 08-20-2010, 07:45 PM   #25
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I miss my Cinnamon Girl. 1 month yesterday.
Coming up on 1 year. I still miss her especially when I'm out for a good, long walk along the beach.
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:26 AM   #26
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HERE A NIT-WIT LIES
Patrick Barrington

Here a nit-wit lies,
Between myrtles serried;
Mourners dry your eyes.
He is better buried.

He from toe to crown
Wooden like a tree was;
Never yet was clown
Purer clown than he was.

Other fools have been
Foolish for a season,
Yet at times have seen
Glimmerings of reason.

He, the arch-fools’ butt,
Could do nothing clever
But, conceived a mutt,
Stayed a mutt forever.

No redeeming sparks
From his brain rebounded.
His obtuse remarks
Kept the world astounded.

Start his watch and he
Would be sure to stop it;
Give the fool a free
Drink and he would drop it.

Mourners, let him be
Without word or mention;
Such a prodigy
Passes comprehension.

Here a nit-wit lies.
Let us not regret him.
When the dead shall rise
He’ll forget to. Let him.
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Old 10-10-2010, 05:12 PM   #27
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:20 AM   #28
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My friend died two weeks ago of stage four brain cancer. She was only 50. Her favorite word was bastard. That bastard, this that bastard that. I miss her.
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Old 10-13-2010, 05:01 PM   #30
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^That is a perfect example of what the internet is capable of at its best.
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