Saturday, May 1, 2010

It was all going so well

Just a quick update. Digby has collapsed - temperature is 40.6. Off to the emergency room.

12.30 update - Two hours on the vets table. This mountain is proving just too steep for him to climb. He has developed diabetes, the disease has started to recur again destroying his red blood cells, his hepatitis is worsening and there are signs that his organs are weakening. He's fighting like blazes and he's not in pain.

His family will be arriving tonight so we're bringing him home for such time as is granted. I wish for him what I wish for myself - to go surrounded by familiar faces and with happy dreams of puppyhood before my eyes.

One observation. Wilfs demeanour has changed totally today. He knows.

95 comments:

  1. Oh no, we'd hoped the rollercoaster ride might be over. Best Wishes.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

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  2. keeping fingers and paws firmly crossed, but also sending bags and bags of positive thoughts, but the chin is quivering just a tad :(((((

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  3. I am praying for Digby......
    xoxo

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  4. The road is more than bumpy.
    Wishing you all the best.
    Gail and Bertie

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  5. It was all going so well...As I have done for the last week, I will continue to send my prayers and hope that Digby will find the strength in his heart and soul to continue this gallant fight!!

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  6. Surrounded by familiar faces -- and by the love of his friends around the world.

    We are so so saddened by this turn of events and can only send you our tear-filled thoughts and prayers that this last time, if that is what it is, will be peaceful.

    Angus, thank you for keeping us updated even at these awful moments. You're never far from our thoghts and that will continue. Wilf, like you, will need his own time to grieve.

    xx Joan

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  7. So sad to see this post. We will still hope for a miracle and keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Hugs and Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  8. We are so sad to hear this news...

    You are all our in our thoughts & prayers...

    Abby & her Mom xxxxxxoooooo

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  9. I am so sorry for how this is turning out. Such sad news. You, your family, and Wilf, and Digby are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Milly, Shelby, and (their Mom) Maggie

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  10. We are so, so, so very sorry at this turn of events. Our thoughts are with you.

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  11. Simply heart-broken. Give Digby a kiss from us on his sweet shaggy head, then save a hug for you and The Font. Kisses for Wilf too. Our prayers continue.

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  12. I am so sorry. It has been such a treat to read about Wilf and Digby each day. They live across the ocean, yet it's as if they are in my neighbor's backyard. I was so relieved the past day or two to read that Digby was coming around. He's a fighter, but I guess even champs go down for the count. Hugs and kisses to Digby and Wilf. My best wishes to you, too. This has been a hard battle, but you gave it all you've got.

    Liz

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  13. We are so sad to read this - we will hope and pray for a miracle. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  14. I am so sorry to read this! I always wish for my dogs the same thing, but I also always wish it didn't have to happen. We're thinking of you, the font, Wilf and Digby. My heart is very heavy for you!

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  15. Our eyes are leaking that Digby seems to be losing the fight. We are sending our bestest healing & comforting purrs. ~Artemisia, Fenris, Socks & Scylla

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  16. Wilf needs to be with Digby....yes, he knows....tears are falling as I write this....I am so sorry to hear this....you are all in our thoughts and Digby you are in our prayers....

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  17. My heart is breaking for all of you. I wish you strength to get through this very difficult time.

    Amber (Mayzie's Mom)

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  18. My heart is breaking for you. I've been in your shoes and they are miserably tight with nowhere to go. My prayer is that he remains in comfort and passes in the arms of those who love him the most. Yes, Wilf knows, he knows. My son raised a brother and sister years ago. When Patrick passed, Angie mourned but as only dogs can, she began to embrace life after a time and lived to the ripe, old age of nearly 16.

    Please know that my heart is with you and the prayers for you have no end...

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  19. Oh no, no, no. I'm thinking of you and of Digby.

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  20. We are so sad to be reading this today. We were really hoping things were getting better. You will do what is right fur woo and Digby.
    We will keep woo in our thoughts and prayers.

    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

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  21. So sad, so difficult, my heart aches this morning. Such a hard road you've been on these past several days. Wishing Digby a peaceful transition on his journey. Sending warm and loving thoughts to you all.

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  22. Sweetest Digby, we are purring love your way and we will always remember.

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  23. Oh, we here are so very, very sad to learn this. We've only known about Digby since Booker first posted about his illness, but since then our days have been good or bad partly based on how Digby has been doing.

    I just want to thank you for taking the time to keep all of us updated through what must be a very hellish time for you and yours.

    sadly, Lola

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  24. i am so very sorry to hear this news. i know you and the font are doing everything you can to make digby comfortable. he is showered in love and care, and he will be to the end, whenever that may be. please know that i am praying very much for ya'll today.

    the booker man and asa's mama

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  25. Oh, I'm so saddened by this turn of events. I guess this battle was too much for Digby to fight. At least he's surrounded by the love of his family through his struggle. I'll send my T-man Angel to watch over Digby, Wilfs and your family.

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  26. May the God of peace comfort you as you all and sweet Wilf go through this hardest of times.

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  27. We are thinking of you and hoping and praying for the best.

    Sam and Pippen

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  28. Dear Angus, I know I've already commented this morning, but I was feeling a bit unsettled about your posts so I re-read it...I will apologize for not being more attentive to your words in the early hours of my morning. Because of that, I would like to comment again and say to you how very, very saddened I am that Digby's triumph (and yours) over this horrible disease is not to be...While I continue to hope and pray for a miracle for Digby, I also pray for you and the Font and your family to have peace in what I know are broken hearts.

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  29. Our thoughts are with you -

    I'm sure Wilf does know - my mom always feels our sense of smells khan detekht 'things' -

    Paws khrossed as we think of all -

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  30. I am so sorry to ready about sweet Digby. I know he must be comforted by the presence of his hooman and canine best friends. We are thinking of you and sending golden vibes.
    With Hugs xoxoxo,
    Sammie and family

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  31. We are so sorry to hear about Digby. Sometimes the battle is too big to fight. We are purring for him and all of you.

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  32. Bless you! I am so very sorry to hear what has taken place. I wish there was something I could say to help you during this time but I know it's not possible. Just please know we are praying for all of you and hoping for a miracle.
    Be Strong Digby. You are in our hearts.

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  33. Dear Angus and family: I'm so sorry about this turn of events. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Bon voyage, cher Digby.

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  34. I am so, so sorry Angus. We get so attached to our wonderful furry companions.
    My thoughts are with you, the Font, Wilf and Digby.
    Gail.

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  35. I will keep Digby in my thoughts and prayers and light a candle for him. He is a real fighter. May he continue to fight and some miracle occur. My best to you all at this difficult time. ♥

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  36. I'm crying. My heart goes out to Digby and your whole family. A dog has a soul that is very adored each day that it's with you. Your in my thoughts.

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  37. All our prayers go out to you. WE are so sorry and hope that Digby is in peace.

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  38. Poor Digby and family we send you heartfelt love at this time. Remember the good days. A good friend and companion is hard to lose. You are in
    our thoughts and prayers today.

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  39. I'm so sorry for what's happening right now, life isreally made of up and downs :( We have to make the most of what we have had and keep good memories alive in our hearts. Digby is a fighter, I am sure he has no regrets and he's had the life he deserved.
    We actually do not know how much our beloved pets suffer. I wish they could tell us, and that we could alleviate all their pains. I wish with all my heart that Digby will be pain free till the very end, with the people he loves.
    I'll light a candle for him.
    Manu

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  40. I'm so sorry to read this post. I'm hoping for a miracle and sending prayers to all of you and Digby during this difficult time.

    Hugs,
    Jill (Zona's mom)

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  41. We just got to know you, because of coming to visit sick Digby...and now we will be furrends furrever...that is part of Digby's life...even after he is gone...we will still be friends. May your time together be as it should, surrounded by those who love you.

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  42. Our hearts are breaking, We wish Digby & your family all the love and comfort we can give.
    We pray that Digby is at peace with no pain and with the hand of God surrounding him.


    Hamish & Rescue Sophie & their
    Mom & Dad

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  43. We are so very sorry about Digby. I know how hard it is to see a furiend go to the Rainbow Bridge. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

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  44. So, so sorry to hear of this turn of events - our hearts are breaking. We will still hope and pray for a miracle. Sending all our love your way - JD and Max.

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  45. We are so sad and Aunty Diana is crying. We are so sorry for what Digby is going through. Though we didn't come by everyday but Digby is in our thoughts everyday. Aunty Diana said she can't bear to see what Digby has to go through so she rather have him in her thoughts. Be strong....

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  46. oh no , oh no! were furry much leaking ofur here. we're all praying furry much hard for your pack and digby.

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  47. We had such hope! Our hearts are breaking for you. You are in our thoughts.

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

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  48. My heart is with you all! My prayers too! Sending you strength and love!
    MAXMOM, MAXDOG, TAMMY, TOFFEE and TOMMY

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  49. Sending you woofie love and surrounding your little family with pawreyers for strength and comfort.

    Bonnie, Puffy the ancient, Pam and Rich aka as SHE and Mr.

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  50. I'm so so sorry to hear this! There are really no words in a situation like this. All we can do as pet parents is be there with them and love to the other side.

    Hugs and Wags!

    Mr. Nubbin' and his mom!

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  51. Oh, no. we are sorry to learn this news. We too wish Digby freedom from pain and the comfort of his loving family surrounding him.

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  52. Oh no what terrible news. Poor poor Digby. We are so very sad for you all and send you many comforting licks and hugs. Eric and his Mom.

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  53. sending comforting purrs and purrayers.

    momsbusy & kazoku neko

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  54. We are heartbroken..we thought he had won this terrible fight.Our love goes out to you and the whole family
    smoochie kisses
    ASTA and Mommi

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  55. I'm so sorry to hear this devastating news about sweet Digby...I really feel animals understand death and grieve like we do; unfortunately, it is a universal pain we all must accept in accordance with loving...Wishing your family and Digby comfort and peace during this difficult time...Sweet dreams on your journey as you cross the Bridge precious Digby...Love is an energy=Love never dies...Blessings and love to you all...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  56. The Bougalou BearMay 1, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    So NOT what we wanted to read this morning!

    Should this be the end of the road, Digby will go down surrounded with love, in his house and fighting 'til the end. Oh, that we should all be so blessed...

    But we want to believe there is hope still.

    BB and the Maman

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  57. My family and I are so sorry to read that Digby isn't getting better. We are praying for Digby and for all of you.

    Loves,

    Jackie, Dillon, and family

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  58. Oh no I have only known Digby a short while and was so hoping the improvement was permanent.. I am so hearfelt sorry.. Hugs GJ xx

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  59. So sad news. We're keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Hugs and kisses
    Thor and mom

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  60. Digby God bless you and your family....you are in our thoughts. We read about your terrible sickness on Mayzie's blog.
    Madi and Mom

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  61. Our hearts are breaking. We've not been online much recently, and we just learned of Digby's horrible illness and his long and valiant and brave fight against it. We've barely gotten to know you ... but even if we'd been friends for years ... this is too sad, too soon. Please know that you will all be in our hearts and prayers.

    With love from Jake and Fergi, MomaSally and NinaGirl xxxxoooo

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  62. 000 noo, i am soo sorry..I thought he was gonna make it..ur in our thoughts and prayers..RIP Digby, run with the wind..

    a sad,
    rocky
    bear
    angel lacylulu
    and mama

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  63. We are join you and all our furry friends in sending hugs to Digby. We have our paws crossed in prayer for him and your family.


    -Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

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  64. I came from many friends who know you,
    I have a candle burning for Digby.
    I are so sad at this time for you.
    I know your hearts are breaking .
    We send love to encircle Digby and all of you.
    love
    tweedles

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  65. We are so very sorry. There really are no words to help, but to go painlessly, peacefully surrounded by love is a gift. please know that we will hold all of you in our hearts.
    (((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))to all of your pack.
    Sunny, Scooter & Jamie
    The Texas Sun Dogs

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  66. Mum and I are so sorry. We really hoped (although it hs been a journey of steps back and forward) that Digby was slowly winning this fight. Our thoughts are with you all.

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  67. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all this day and in the coming days. I pray his passing over will be easy for him as well for all of you and that all the love he has given will carry you through this sorrowful time. May memories of him bring you smiles through the tears.
    Noreen & Reggie

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  68. Dear Angus, Our heart goes out to Digby.We have known him for just a week but it feels like we have known him for years, met him,hugged him.
    words are never enough at a time like this, but we still hope n pray a miracle will happen.

    We pray for strenght for u and Wilf.

    Buddy, Ginger and Family

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  69. We'll hold you tight in our prayers and thoughts..

    Thankful that love will surround you...

    XXoooXXooXoo

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  70. pee ess As a Human Regitered Nurse, I have seen absolute miracles..Perhaps selfishly(since I lost a young one recently and recoil from more pain of another beloved leaving)I will pray for a miracle for Digby to stay.
    That being said, as I have read over much of he and his brother's lives, what a very lucky boy he is to be one of "the boyz" My mind tells me his brother his brother knows, my heart hopes for all of y'all that as bad as it looks.......well , for a wondrous recovery.
    We only wish we had gotton to know y'all sooner.
    I repeat, to be surrounded by love is a gift. And hearing is the last sense to leave us. Even if one thinks a human, dog,cat, horse,etc is so uncomprehending on the outside, they do hear(as I have been told by humans) I have no wish to cause you more pain by posting again and you do not have to put it up to be seen. I hope I have not caused anything but what is in my heart. Love and hope. However things come out.
    God Bless all of y'all. A kiss on Digby's head and a whispered well done boy I send to him.
    Jamie

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  71. Gentle purrs for a peaceful crossing for sweet Digby and purrs of comfort to his family.

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  72. We are sending purrs and prayers to Digby and your family. We know the sadness you are feeling. Sharing his memory helps some!

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  73. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Take care
    Lorenza

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  74. Sorry to hear the bad news. We will keep wagging our tails for Digby.

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  75. It's evening here. We've been thinking about Digby and Wilf and you both all day and just wanted to send you a few more hugs and comforting thoughts.

    xxx Joan and teh Barkalots.

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  76. Angus,

    All of us here at Rocky Creek Farm are thinking of you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Hugs all around,
    Lynn

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  77. we're very sorry to hear that Digby isn't donig well. we were hoping that he was going to recover. we're sending you lots of love and poodle hugs and licks - to all of the family and Wilf too!

    woofs.

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  78. We are so very sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Emma Rose and The Duchess

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  79. Oh, dear. We have never met you but learned of this sad news on the Cat Blogosphere.
    We are very sorry indeed, and our hearts are heavy with yours.
    We do hope and purrr for a good outcome, but if it is not to be, then we wish for a quiet and peaceful end. It is so hard to lose a furriend, and harder still to see them suffer.
    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  80. We've been thinking of you all day and are keeping you in our prayers...

    We love you....

    Scruffy, Lacie, Stan and Mumsie

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  81. We are so sorry to hear about Digby! We are sending woofs, purrs and prayers your way!!

    Velcro, Kodak, 3 Perf, Blossom, Skye and mom Penny

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  82. Oh no we are so sorry to hear about Digby. This really is heartbreaking. His best mate Wilf is in our thoughts as you are.

    Denise & the Leuradales xx

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  83. We're purring and praying for Digby.

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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  84. I weep and kiss all my dogs on behalf of Digby. Our prayers are with you all. I often see a resurgence of life in my human patients before they go into their final decline. I take it as a gift to see the real person or dog for one last time....

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  85. We are so sorry for y'all. We have been where you are, and we might be where you are soon. It is not fair. It is not fair. We are thinking and saying our prayers for y'all.
    Sally Ann

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  86. We are devastated, and send our love to all of you :(

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  87. all mine and my huumans puurayers, go out to you. Crossing my claws, fingers, tails, toes. . .
    Love Soxy xo

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  88. We just found out about Digby on the Cat Blogosphere, so we dropped by to offer our rumbly purrs and love to Digby, Wilf and all of your family.

    Digby you are a very good dog, and very much loved.

    Whicky Wuudler
    Oliver
    & Gerry

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  89. Oh,I am so very sorry. I've been reading about the boys for several months & enjoyed every adventure. Crying here for all of you. Its so hard to lose a loved one. Thinking of you all with prayers. Fay & Family

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  90. You and Digby are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending Digby lots of healing vibes.

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  91. We are praying for a miracle and sending you love, love and more love.

    Gentle pets,
    Cheyanne, R.G.

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