In loving memory of cousin Mabel

Furiends I’m very sad today because my beautiful cousin Mabel has crossed the rainbow bridge. She had CDRM or Chronic Degenerative Radiculo Myelopathy which is a progressive wasting disease that affects the hind limbs. She went for Hydrotherapy sessions which helped her stay active and maintain her muscle usage. I blogged about it here you can see her swimming! She fought the disease with such strength and dignity. She was the boss until the very end putting cousin Polly in her place five minutes before the final goodbye. She went peacefully in her favourite field surrounded by lots of love. I hope that she’s running free somewhere now. She was the most sweet natured German Shepherd.

I’m so glad she got to meet Sharkie and Blue and spend some time with my mum recently.

Mabel, Sharkie and Blue

Ria, Polly and all the humans will miss her very much I’m sure but we are all very lucky to have such wonderful memories of a beautiful soul.

Polly, Mabel and Ria.

My favourite photo of her will always be this one where she looks so dignified even though Polly is photo bombing.

Polly photo bombing Mabel!

Polly photo bombing Mabel!

Our Darling Mabel – 30 November 2005 – 26 October 2014. Run free special girl.

Bisous, Bailey

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  1. Sorry for your loss of such a dear cousin.

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  2. Sweet dreams dear Mabel, such a gorgeous and courageous girl.

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  3. Bailey….I send thoughts of sorrow for the loss of your cousin Mabel. You can rest assured that Mabel is running free and without pain now. From all accounts she had a wonderful life and has now gone to another path of her life’s journey. ‘It is my belief that you will be with her again one day.

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  4. Aw, Bailey, I’m so sorry you lost a good paw pal, and yes Sharkie and Blue helped you both stay connected! Pat

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  5. This is tough to deal with, sorry for the loss Bailey. 😦

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  6. I’m sorry that she’s passed. I enjoyed your posts about her and can only hope that Polly can comfort her family. Love to all.

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  7. Me and the humans are sad for you all too Bailey. She was such a pretty pooch.Please accept our heartfelt condolences. =^,,^=

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  8. I am so sorry for you and your human family. When loosing someone you love, it is very difficult. I lost my human dad last year, and still look for those belly rubs!
    God bless, Montyx

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  9. We’re so sorry for your loss Bailey…..Mabel was beautiful – I think what gets me through things like this is knowing that they are at long last feeling good, running through fields and having fun over the Bridge…..I’m sure Mabel missed being able to RUN RUN RUN….and now she can. Sending all of you hugs………

    Love, Sammy

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  10. So sorry to read this sad news. It is always so painful to lose someone so close…

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  11. So sad to read this xx

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  12. So sorry fur your loss! She was beauwooowooootiful!

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  13. so sorry for you loss ❤

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  14. Purrs to Mabel’s family. What a sad time for them.

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  15. So sorry to hear about Mabel. She seems like a very sweet dog. Glad she was able to have hydrotherapy, which helped her during her illness. There is a songwriter named Don Conoscenti who wrote a lovely song called “The Other Side”. You can find it on You Tube. It will bring you joy and tears, and is a powerful song for anyone who has said goodbye to someone as they cross that Rainbow bridge. Mabel is waiting for her loved ones there.

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  16. The Swiss Cats says:

    We’re sorry for the loss of Mabel. We send you and her family comforting purrs and gentle headbutts. Purrs

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  17. So sorry Bailey that sweet Mabel has lost a battle with this cruel disease…we send all our love and hugs to her family and yours Fozziemum xxxx

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  18. So sorry for your loss. Your post is a beautiful tribute to Mabel. “Run free special girl.”

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  19. What a brave, beautiful girl. Prayers for all of you who love her. xoxo

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  20. Bailey, that was a beautiful eulogy for Mabel! Hope she is running and jumping and doing all kinds of happy doggy things over the Rainbow Bridge! My sympathies to her family.

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  21. What a shame that the family and friends are parted from Mabel. I remember the blog about Mabel’s hydrotherapy. Just remember she is out of pain now and running with other pets waiting for her loved ones.
    Big hugs and purrs,

    (((Shoko and Kali)))

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  22. kittiesblue says:

    We are so sorry for your loss and send purrs and prayers to all Mabel’s family. We were happy we got to see more photos of her recently and then again today. We know she is running and running across the RB and suffering no pain. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  23. Sending my love and prayers to all of you today. So very sorry on this sad day. Mabel was beautiful and I loved reading about her on Bailey’s blog. I too believe she is running happy and pain free over the Bridge waiting for the day everyone will be together again.
    Luvs
    Marty’s Mom

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  24. Sorry to hear about Mabel. Sending purrs.

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  25. So sorry for your loss… 😢

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  26. We’re so sorry to hear about your cousin Mabel. Purrs….

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  27. Rip, pretty Mabel.

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  28. So sad. 😦

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  29. I am sorry for your loss, sending hugs!

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  30. I am sorry too dear bailey for your loss, my heart and my hugs for you and for your family, Love, nia

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  31. I’m so sorry for your loss, sweet Bailey. My thoughts will stay with you, your mom and dad.

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  32. Our condolences Bailey, Mabel looks wonderful, zi am sorry she is gone,

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  33. Oh I’m so sorry! Paw taps and hugs to you all! 💚💙💜

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  34. So sorry to learn that Cousin Mabel has passed over the Rainbow Bridge.My humans have been worried about cousin Siela (a Rhodesian Ridgeback boy) but a visit to a specialist yesterday told them that he didn’t have the Big C after all. You should have seen Mum’s and Aunty Colleen’s HAPPY faces. Give your humans an extra smooch to let them know we are thinking of them SamWise the Aby

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  35. Mousiez Bailey me sweet Brofur me haz bin reemiss in not gettin here to bizit ya.
    Pleeze nose we iz BERY sorry fer da loss of yer Cuss-in mabel what waz a furabuluss poochie! WE iz so glad yer Mum n Blue n Sharkie got to bizit her one more time befur she went off to Summerland….
    Run free sweet ❤ Mabel ❤
    Lub Nylablue n Mum too x0x0x0

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