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Goodbye to Lincoln, Bearís brother

Sadly, today, our family put our sweet boy, Lincoln, who would have been 11 years old August 17th, down. The end of June, an echocardiogram revealed a tumor in his upper heart chamber. Because he had been diagnosed with hemangioma of the spleen May, 2018, the cardiologist felt that it was most like hemangiosarcoma. There was nothing we could do other than putting him on Iím Yunity and hope for the best.

He had his good days and then some bad days that left him catatonic for several hours. Each time that we thought this was it, he would bounce back as if nothing happened and was ok for a few days. However, the bad days became more and more frequent. When he refused food and was unable to control his bladder and bowels, we knew it was time.

Lincoln was loving, intelligent and gentle. We took him everywhere and he was such a great traveler. I recall one weekend about five years ago, my teenage daughter, son and I went to Manhattan to visit our older daughter who was in a residency program. Her studio apartment had parcay floors. At night, one of the neighbors banged on the wall when Lincolnís nails would click on the floor. I grabbed my sonís socks and put them on his paws. Lincoln was so good about it and never once tried to bite them off.

September of last year we brought home 8 weeks old Bear. From the beginning, Lincoln was so patient with him. Even when Bearís little shark teeth would bite him in the ear, Lincoln would bark or growl but never, ever did he bite him. Bear learned very quickly who the alpha was and what he could and could not do. Bear brought new life to Lincoln who loved playing with him in the yard. Bear was housebroken and out of the crate in record time. I attribute this to his great teacher and brother, Lincoln.

We are all heartbroken but we have wonderful memories. His passing was so peaceful and quick. Our vet said, ďhe was definitely readyĒ. The last thing our beautiful boy saw was the faces of the people that loved him. He, in turn, gave us unconditional love back. He will be missed.
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I am so sorry, saying goodbye is the hardest thing. I'm glad his memories bring you joy. Godspeed good boy.

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I am so very sorry. Tears are streaming down my face as I read your tribute to sweet Lincoln.


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It is so difficult when that time comes. I am sorry and hope all your wonderful memories of Lincoln's time with you will help you during this time. Through your words, Lincoln was very much loved and I am sure he loved you as well!
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I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious Lincoln, your tribute is so lovely and touching. Would you like me to add him to The Rainbow Bridge List?.


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Thank you for your kind words. Yes, please do. Thank you, Ann
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I'm so very sorry for your loss of your beautiful Lincoln.
I can tell from your words how very special he was, my thoughts are with you.

Godspeed Lincoln
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I'm so very sorry for your loss. Sadly, having been down that road too often myself, I understand the depth of your pain. Cherish your happy memories and may those memories help you thru this difficult time.


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I'm so sorry for your loss of Lincoln, i can tell by your words he was a very special boy.

My thoughts are with you and your family, run free at the rainbow bridge sweet boy!


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