Ben's Rainbow Bridge Guest Book

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On: 9/22/17
From: pam
On: 2/3/17
Dear Terri, you have my deep sympathy on the loss of your dear Ben. God bless you.
From: Michelle
On: 1/29/17
I am so sorry for your deep loss Terri. What a blessing to have had your precious boys in your life, they really open our hearts to a new kind of love. While they can never be replaced or forgotten in your heart, I hope time will heal the wounds you are experiencing. Thank you for sharing your experience, may God bless you with comfort, peace and joy.
From: Jim Ruffi
On: 1/14/17
Thank you, Terri, so sharing your very touching tribute with us. I did feel so much of your pain while I read through the story, but also experienced the love that you have for Boris, Ben and JuneBoy and I'm grateful for the wonderful lives you provided for these pups - animals that could have been euthanized, poorly cared for or spent more needless time in shelters than they did. Your gift to them was your love and kind attention and your reward was that boundless affection and devotion that a well-loved pet provides. I'm sorry that Ben was taken from you before you were ready and can only hope that time heals those wounds. Ben did have a wonderfully long life, thanks to you. I hope you find comfort in knowing that and, of course, we know Boris has a happy and loving home and that's such a good ending to this story.
From: Tara Ramdin
On: 1/12/17
I'm so sorry for your loss.
From: Mike E
On: 1/11/17
So sorry for your loss!
From: Kathy (Oreo,Ralph,Eva)
On: 1/11/17
Terri..Ben is a beautiful boy.....a beautiful tribute for a great friend.It is never easy to lose a furry young or old and I have lost both.For whatever reason they are always taken from us too soon while leaving their forever pawprints within us. He is now healthy and playing with Oreo,Ralph and Eva while waiting for us to join them on the Bridge, they are gone from our site but never forgotten. I can send you my babies site if you wish to visit..I hope someday you will find the answers to your questions and I hope they are not the ones you are thinking..take care..
From: Megan
On: 1/9/17
Dear Terri, So grateful to have the opportunity to stop by Ben's beautiful memorial page and to learn about his life through your writing. I am so sorry to hear that he has died. You guys had a really great run together and it's understandable that there are parts of his death that are confusing and sad for you. I hope that answers show themselves to you in time, as sometimes sickness and death can make some of us think and do strange things. What a wealth of wonderful memories you and Ben made- when you wrote of him, I could imagine him! I hope your memories keep Ben close to you as you grieve. With empathy, Megan, Philadelphia PA with Dexter "Big Essie," Bernese mountain dog
From: Debbie
On: 1/8/17
I know no words can really sooth the loss of your beloved Ben. My prayers go out to you. He was a beautiful boy and I know he must have brought a lot of joy to your life. He will be waiting for you by the Rainbow Bridge. My deepest condolences, Debbie
From: Rose (Paisley's mom)
On: 1/5/17
Dear Terri, my condolences on the unexpected passing of Ben. In reading your story, I'm guessing maybe an accident happened that may have required Ben to be euthanized. I pray that you will stop blaming yourself for not being there in that instant and that you will forgive yourself. Thank you for rescuing him and giving him a wonderful,happy life. May it comfort you that Ben and JuneBoy are happily chasing butterflies at Rainbow Bridge. My thoughts and prayers are with you as I know he meant so much to you. Blessings, Rose
From: Tessa
On: 1/3/17
Terri, It took me a while to read through your story of Ben. I remember writing for JuneBoy who passed 4/24/16! I am sorry for the passing of your Ben 5 months later - and the way your intuition tells you he went. The combination of what you feel is a premature death and his actual passing has, of course, changed your life for ever. I am so sorry this has happened to you. When such a terrible situation arises there are few words that are adequate. All I can say is we at Rainbow Bridge are here to support you if you need help to get through this incredibly painful time. Whatever happened when you had to go away was beyond your control and you are not to blame. Either way it has been a very painful event all round for which you might need talking therapy as well as any support RB can give you. May you find healing in the knowledge that Ben and JuneBoy are together in a better place and that one day you will see them again. May you find resolution for your grief and healing of your heart.
From: Carol (Murphy's Mom)
On: 1/3/17
Terri, I am so sorry for your loss of Ben. You did everything for him and Juneboy, and they love you for that. The bond you have with both boys can never be broken or diminished. Even though they shed their fur suits, they are with you in a different form. You probably dream about them, or even see or smell them. No need to wait until you pass. They are right there with you in your heart. I hope they meet up with my little angel, Murphy, so they can play together.
From: Chester's Dad
On: 1/3/17
Dear Terri, My prayers are with you on the passing of your precious Ben. He was a beautiful boy and obviously deeply loved. You gave him a wonderful life and It is not easy losing our loving companions. It is no devastating that he was taken away from you so unexpected. Hope that time is helping you to heal. I completely understand the pain and grief that you are experiencing and you are not alone. Would like to share this poem read during Princess Diana's memorial. "Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity." (Henry Van Dyke) Hope that the many memories of Ben continually provide you with comfort, he will forever live in your hearts and memories. If you would like, please feel free to visit my Baby's memorial. Sending love and light, Nelson
From: Ann
On: 1/2/17
May the special memories of your beloved fur-angel, Ben, bring comfort to you in your grief. Such a beautiful, precious boy!
From: Susan Harrill
On: 1/2/17
I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Ben. Please find comfort in knowing that Ben is now at Rainbows Bridge and making lots of friends. Saying goodbye is never easy. I also lost my precious cat Spooky July 30th 2001 after 16 wonderful years with her. On January 11, 2013, I lost my faithful friend Hannah who was a beautiful blue tick hound dog. On August 2, 2013 another one of my beautiful cats, Sammi, a black and white tabby, went to Rainbows Bridge. April 9, 2014, Maci, my English Bulldog passed over to Rainbows Bridge. Maci and Hannah were best friends. I am sure that Ben and my babies have all become good friends. You can visit with Spooky at: Take Care, Susan
From: Andrell
On: 1/2/17
Terri- What a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to Ben, who filled your life with love, compassion, patience and resilience. May memories bring you solace and time bring you peace as each day your grief will soften. I am so deeply sorry for your loss and left a shiny new water bowl along with his (endless) food dish at his resting place, Rainbow Bridge.
From: Lula - Mom of Angel Duran
On: 1/2/17
So sorry for the loss, of your furbaby, it is always hard to lose a good friend. May your days of pain and adjustment be short, and your memories of your baby bring you peace and love. No more pain or suffering for our furbabies, only sunshine and lots of new friends. Soon you will all be together again and going over the rainbow together, which is where your lives’ really begin
From: Lauri Armstrong
On: 1/2/17
What a beautiful story and remembrance! So very touching! Tugged on my heartstrings!
From: Debbie, Ginger's mom
On: 1/2/17
I'm sorry for your loss.
From: Donna Becker
On: 1/2/17
Terri.. what a beautiful tribute to your best friend. It made me cry. I have had to say good bye to many dogs during my life and it is never easy. No matter why the decision is made.. its never easy. No matter how many times..its never easy. I have had a few go by themselves during the night..its still never easy. They leave such HUGE holes in our hearts when they go. But you know what? I will always let them in my life..knowing they will leave again... and that's easy...because the love I get from these fur angels makes life worthwhile. The smiles and happiness they bring makes it all worthwhile. Your Ben brought you so many years of smiles. I hope that someday your tears will turn back to smiles whenever you think of him. Ben.. you are such a GOOD dog! Let your mommy know you are OK and that you are never far from her. You are her Guardian Angel now forever watching over her.

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