In Memoriam

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Hello, Frankie, how are you?
I am great! This place…this place is fantastic! Where is this?
This is where you’re meant to be. We’ve been waiting for you.
Am I dead?
Your body was no longer needed. Your spirit is forever free
Can I still have carrots and dandelions?
Of course!
And Mom, is she here?
Someday, just not today. Her spirit still has much to do. We’ll wait for her, too.
Am I here because I was finished?
Pets are special. Pet are animals who choose to help a human soul. The human path is never easy. Your human needed your help.
But now she is alone.
She is never alone.
I love her so much. Can I still help?
You can help. Visit her dreams. Whisper she is not alone. Be her comfort.
I will. I'll never leave her alone. I'll see her every night. Thank you for waiting for me. Thank you for waiting for her.
We’re glad you’re here. Now, if you haven’t noticed, there are dandelions to eat, lawn chairs to push and fences to topple. Go get ‘em, Frankie!
They will never know what hit them…..




Frankie died June 29, 2019 from Pneumonia or Lower Respiratory Infection. We fought for 80 days, did all we possibility could, took him to the best veterinarians, tried various drugs, gladly spent the money, and much more to help him recover.

We'll miss his antics and his determined personality so much.

Thank you all his friends who delighted in his stories.

http://frankietortoisetails.blogspot.com/
 

TammyJ

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Hello, Frankie, how are you?
I am great! This place…this place is fantastic! Where is this?
This is where you’re meant to be. We’ve been waiting for you.
Am I dead?
Your body was no longer needed. Your spirit is forever free
Can I still have carrots and dandelions?
Of course!
And Mom, is she here?
Someday, just not today. Her spirit still has much to do. We’ll wait for her, too.
Am I here because I was finished?
Pets are special. Pet are animals who choose to help a human soul. The human path is never easy. Your human needed your help.
But now she is alone.
She is never alone.
I love her so much. Can I still help?
You can help. Visit her dreams. Whisper she is not alone. Be her comfort.
I will. I'll never leave her alone. I'll see her every night. Thank you for waiting for me. Thank you for waiting for her.
We’re glad you’re here. Now, if you haven’t noticed, there are dandelions to eat, lawn chairs to push and fences to topple. Go get ‘em, Frankie!
They will never know what hit them…..




Frankie died June 29, 2019 from Pneumonia or Lower Respiratory Infection. We fought for 80 days, did all we possibility could, took him to the best veterinarians, tried various drugs, gladly spent the money, and much more to help him recover.

We'll miss his antics and his determined personality so much.

Thank you all his friends who delighted in his stories.

http://frankietortoisetails.blogspot.com/
You gave him a great home. Thanks on his behalf. Very sorry he did not make it after all your efforts.
 

Shuler24

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Hello, Frankie, how are you?
I am great! This place…this place is fantastic! Where is this?
This is where you’re meant to be. We’ve been waiting for you.
Am I dead?
Your body was no longer needed. Your spirit is forever free
Can I still have carrots and dandelions?
Of course!
And Mom, is she here?
Someday, just not today. Her spirit still has much to do. We’ll wait for her, too.
Am I here because I was finished?
Pets are special. Pet are animals who choose to help a human soul. The human path is never easy. Your human needed your help.
But now she is alone.
She is never alone.
I love her so much. Can I still help?
You can help. Visit her dreams. Whisper she is not alone. Be her comfort.
I will. I'll never leave her alone. I'll see her every night. Thank you for waiting for me. Thank you for waiting for her.
We’re glad you’re here. Now, if you haven’t noticed, there are dandelions to eat, lawn chairs to push and fences to topple. Go get ‘em, Frankie!
They will never know what hit them…..




Frankie died June 29, 2019 from Pneumonia or Lower Respiratory Infection. We fought for 80 days, did all we possibility could, took him to the best veterinarians, tried various drugs, gladly spent the money, and much more to help him recover.

We'll miss his antics and his determined personality so much.

Thank you all his friends who delighted in his stories.

http://frankietortoisetails.blogspot.com/
So special. Sorry for your loss.
 

omhoge

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Thank you so much for writing this poem and putting this thread up top in general discussions. I've never seen it before.
Our Turtle recently passed. Thankfully very peacefully and easily after being with us for 32 years.

Reading your poem is exactly how I'm envisioning him now, and what we are expecting when our time comes to see him again.
It is very comforting to know we're not alone in the powerful love we shared with our pet,
and that the Turtle is happy and will come running to play with our feet again some day.

Very Much Appreciated!
 

Ray--Opo

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Thank you so much for writing this poem and putting this thread up top in general discussions. I've never seen it before.
Our Turtle recently passed. Thankfully very peacefully and easily after being with us for 32 years.

Reading your poem is exactly how I'm envisioning him now, and what we are expecting when our time comes to see him again.
It is very comforting to know we're not alone in the powerful love we shared with our pet,
and that the Turtle is happy and will come running to play with our feet again some day.

Very Much Appreciated!
Sorry for your loss.
 

omhoge

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Thank you so much for writing this poem and putting this thread ....
I meant to mention the head petting part at the end, that got me, and it encapsulated the little daily joys we share with our pet friends. After playing "push the foot", watching him bliss-out and fall asleep while he got his neck rubbed was a favorite pastime. -- Thank you Ray--Opo, vladimir and KarenSoCal, and everyone on this forum!
 

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I still have no words to tell how close we were. Since he's gone I am at a loss as to what to do. So I do nothing. I still cannot talk about him without tears, and just walking past a dandelion will bring the tears. I'm not sure I have ever loved an animal the way I did Bob. He was the best companion ever and I miss him every second of every day. King Robert III 1998-2015
I just didn't expect an animal who should have lived 150 yrs or more to die at 17????
We all know the pain of losing a special pet. Sometimes it makes me not want to have any more animals.
its so sad when we lose a beloved pet, I know the feeling.... but always remember that you will be together again best wishes to all who are suffering their loss xxx
 

Steviemonty

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Rip my scorpion Crimson Peak. Yes, she was a very unusual pet but she was loved to my full extent. She was the most docile, largest, and sweetest scorpion you'd come across. She even let me pick her up. Dying of old age was probably best for her because she lived a good long life but it was worst for me because I got to love her for a longer period of time. At least she's in a better place. View attachment 165016 this was my baby the day I got her ;(
sorry for your loss my friend RIP Crimson Peak xx
 

Desabuse

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My little lady died 20 min. ago..Eyes were semi opened, mouth opened, legs swollen.........I want to kick the *** of the death.....I hate myself, because i made euthanasia..............
 

Tidgy's Dad

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My little lady died 20 min. ago..Eyes were semi opened, mouth opened, legs swollen.........I want to kick the *** of the death.....I hate myself, because i made euthanasia..............
I am very sorry for your loss.
I know you've had her a few years and done your best to give her a good life.
 

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Heartbroken.. 💔💔My little russian has passed away..back leg is stiff,shell a dark red colour,eyes won't open,right eye looks sunken,soaked him to try and get some reaction..nothing..been off his food,not even had his fav Romanian..no breath coming from his nose,cold to the tp
 
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Yvonne G

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That's sad. Sorry to read this.
 

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MCTLONG WROTE THIS AFTER DAVID'S RAINBOW BRIDGE THREAD, AND I'VE MERGED THE TWO, BUT MCTLONG'S WAS FURTHER DOWN. SO I CUT IT AND MOVED IT UP HERE. THE GREEN PART IS MCTLONG'S POST:

This week I've noticed several posts about members loosing shelled family members. I don’t know about you guys, but I mourn for every last one, from the youngest hatchlings to the very old torts who have been with their owners for decades. Although I have not met most of these little torts or their owners in person, I cry almost every time I hear about one of them passing. Searching the forum, I could not find a group In Memoriam thread, so this is a thread to remember all our shelled friends who have been lost. This is a thread to post pics and memories of the shelled loved ones who have passed, offer support to their owners, and never forget how much our lives have been enriched by these beautiful creatures.

Here are some of torts that have been lost recently -


  • Craig’s (@Anyfoot) beautiful homeana adult and redfoot hatchling
  • @Sweet0dodo’s tortoise
  • Maggie’s (@maggie3fan) Bob the Sulcata


:tort: Rest in Peace. :tort:




And now on to David's thread:

So I have been posting the poem rainbow bridge for awhile whenever someone loses a tortoise, I always felt bad since it seems written more for cats or dogs, as we all know we love our tortoises as much as anyone else who loves a cat or dog. So I decided to rewrite rainbow bridge for tortoises.

Just this side of heaven is a place called rainbow bridge.
When a tortoise dies who was loved by someone, that tortoise goes to rainbow bridge.
There are wide open plains and warm basking spots for all our beloved tortoises to spend all day basking in the warm sun. There is plenty of grass, and flowers, lots of warm water to soak in. Our friends are all warm and comfortable, and play together all day long

All the tortoises who have been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remembered them in our dreams of days and time gone by. The tortoises are happy and content, except for one small thing. They each miss someone very special who had to be left behind.

They all bask, and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are eager and intent, his shell starts to wiggle. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, his stubby legs carrying him over the plains, faster than they ever could in life.

You have been spotted, and when you and your tortoise meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy head rubs commence, your hands once again caress your tortoise's head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your beloved tortoise, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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ahh. I just love how much people pour into their torts and now that I lost my 1 yr old Russian after only 5 months. it just saddens me, but this poem made me feel happy for them, and I can't wait to meet Daytona past the Rainbow Bridge this is a picture of her
 

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