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08/24/2018 - Not enough time has passed to make the sadness go away. God graced you into my life for the past 12 years. I miss you so very much, my Portia Marie and I think of you every day and night. I wonder if you are ok and if you miss me too. I truly hope you are well and that I can live life with you again. I have this image in my mind of you being a young Yorkie puppy, and so last Christmas after my trip to the Philippines, your Daddy and I found this very nice wonderful couple who love yorkies and 1 week before Christmas, we drove to Georgia to picked them up....yes, not one but 2 new puppies and we call them Bailey and Kanoli. Bailey looks a lot like I remember you - full of life and smiles. :-) Bailey & Kanoli brought happiness to our lives again but they are not a replacement since no one can replace you and your sister Lola Mae. I love you so much my baby girl, and I pray to our Almighty God that we can be together again and that somehow you are this new puppy. How I miss and love my friend. I wish you could come back to me, but until then, please hear my thoughts and prayers. I love you, Portia Marie! <3 <3 <3.

10/26/2017 - I miss you every day my Portia Marie, gone from sight but not from my mind. For 12 years you were my companion, my best friend, and you knew ALL my secrets. There were sad days, where your wagging tail cheered me up, and happy days where we would walk together for hours, you would growl & I would talk! You always knew if something was up. Some days, I cant breathe without you, and my heart hurts every day knowing that I'll never snuggle up with you at night, stroke your fur, or smell those 'cheesy' paws. It's funny how a dog can change your life, and how when they are gone, you feel like something is missing. I hope you are pain free at the bridge, running free--and that you and your sister Lola will be there waiting for me when I finally meet my maker. I will always love you, Portia Marie. There will never be another Portia! XOXOXO

10/16/2017 - My precious little girl, I'm sorry I haven't visited you and your sister Lola for a while. Work has keep me pretty occupied but know that not a day goes by that I don't think of you and your sister Lola. I hope you and Lola knows how much you meant to me. Every single day you brought joy to my life. Each time I came home you'd greet me like we had been apart for a lifetime. You'd squeak, run up my legs and into my arms. I can't believe we will never share those moments again. You were so much fun my little Miss P, your spirit was beautiful and ever-giving. You taught me so much. You took each day as it came, never complaining--you were forever happy. When we first met, I never imagined I would form such a strong, loving bond and companionship with such a little puppy. You were my shadow and my constant tiny companion. Our lives will never be the same without the sound of your paw reaching for kibble, without your kisses on our hands and feet, and without your cute little self just being around us.
Every night before bed, I will always say a prayer for you and will miss you always. Although you're no longer with us physically, your little paw print will always be in my heart. I'll love you forever Portia Marie. xoxoxo

06/28/2017 - My heart still aches and feels empty since you've been gone. Our home feels incomplete without your loving presence. Karl and I deeply miss you. You and Lola had such a huge impact on our lives. I miss hearing your tiny-pity tapping from one room to another, I miss you following me around the house, I miss having our morning and afternoon walks, seeing your big brown eyes peeking over the edge of your bed in the closet, the moments you stretched when I brushed you hair. You always look over your shoulder as if you were letting us know we missed a spot. I miss you so much, my precious little one. The only thing that helps me cope is knowing that you're somewhere watching over us. Portia, you are the BEST!! Your love has always been huge and gentle. Your sweetness in life has brought such joy to all who have met you and known you. Portia Marie, I love you and you will always be in my heart. I will miss you and I know, I will see you again one day. Until then, know that your 12+ years on this earth with me brought me great love and taught me about life so much.

05/29/2017 Oh, my Precious Portia Marie, I hope you are happy and healthy at the rainbow bridge. I'm sure you are so happy to see your baby sister Lola and you two running through the meadows free of pain.
I love you so much and miss you so much my baby girl. You have been gone exactly 5 months yesterday. That hole in my heart will never close. I am lost and broken. I still think you are just at the vet and that you are coming home. I so need to hold you. I so need closure. Thank you my precious little angel for giving me all of you, all of your love and devotion for 12 years!!!

01/07/2017 My precious little one, today you came home. Even though I don't see you anymore and not feel your warm loving kisses, I still feel your presence. I put your urn on the mantle in our bedroom so Lola, your Daddy Karl and I can talk to you. Our home is not the same without you, my little one. We all misses you terribly and my heart is so broken. :-(

01/04/2017 My Precious Portia, a week ago today you left us and without you by my side. There are no words to describe the emptiness and the void you have left in my heart! 😭Your sister Lola misses her other half and she was so lost without her BFF! We were devastated as we tried to be optimistic that you were coming home in a few days as planned, little did we know that our world would be shattered when the vet called your Dad and said you had more severe issues and the outlook was very poor. Of course, I was a mess! I couldn't bear the thought of losing you, but I also couldn't bear to see you suffer another day of being in pain. We all just take it one day at a time and take comfort in each other. Hopefully, you have met my other departed fur baby "Poochie" and you both are running around a great big green field at the Rainbow Bridge pain free. I will never forget you or our time spent together, there will always be a special place in my heart just for you, my precious "Portia Marie". I love you my Portia Marie! 🌈 I love you my precious little one.

12/28/2016 No matter how long or stressful my day has been or how tired I am, when Portia kisses me and wag her tail, everything makes it all better! Portia stays up with me when I can't sleep, stayed by my side when I'm sick, checked on me if I'm gone too long. Nothing is more wonderful than looking into the eyes of my little Portia and seeing total love and trust coming from her, that is unconditional love!

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