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Tribute to our 14 1/2 year old Barkley who left us yesterday

I have read this forum over the last few months but had no idea had hard it would be to type today. Our 14 year old Barkley went to wait for us at the Rainbow Bridge yesterday after battling with illness over the last 6 weeks. He just refused to give up even when he couldn't walk or eat much during the last 6 days. He was happy to have mom and dad giving him attention around the clock and loving on him as he did on us for years.

He told us yesterday it was time to go so we said our goodbyes to him all day.

I felt like honoring him with a tribute video that I posted on YouTube for all to see how lucky we were to have him in our lives. If you would like to see my tribute to him here is the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQnsUV7CAhw

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So beautiful, so moving and so loving. I am so sorry you lost Barkely - he is a gorgeous doggie who is so clearly loved. You have my heartfelt sympathies.

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I'm so very sorry for your loss of Barkley. Run free at the bridge, dear boy.

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I'm so sorry for your loss! Wonderful video of Barkley, it shows that he loved well and was well loved ♥
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Beautiful tribute and beautiful pup! I'm so sorry for your loss of Barkley...RIP dear boy!

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So sorry for your loss....Barkley looked like he was loved by all.... My Nitro & Nash are there just recently, hopefully they can be there to welcome Barkley...my thoughts are with you and your family at this time....It's never easy to let them go...

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Sorry you lost your beloved Barkley. How wonderful that you had him for 14 1/2 years. You gave him so much love and time with you. He loved you so much more in return. He was beautiful.
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I'm so very sorry about Barkley. That is really something that he lived over 14 years, but even then we never have them long enough.

I loved the video of him. Such a nice tribute of your handsome boy.


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So sorry for your loss. Just imagine the smile on his face when you are reunited
I've lost two in the past year.. never gets easier.
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My thoughts and prayers are with you.
We, too, are grieving the recent loss of our best friend, Kodiak.
Enjoyed your YouTube tribute!
I also prepared an online memorial for our beloved Kodiak.
I hope Kodi has a new friend, Barkley, at Rainbow Bridge.
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