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the hour of separation

Our pretty girl, Pearl (Donegal’s Sprinkling Kisses) will no longer be adding her special light to our lives. We lost her suddenly on January 8th. She leaves us with many happy memories.

 Oct. 22, 2002 – Jan. 8, 2015

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“…love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kahlil Gibran

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When I’m a lot less emotional, I will take time to create a post dedicated to what a wonderful, intelligent, and loving girl she was. We miss her a great deal.

{I pulled myself together and wrote a proper tribute to Pearl. Follow this link, and scroll to the end of the post, to read a brief tribute to our dear Pearl.}

"Pearl"©Diane M Schuller www.dianeschuller.com

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shawna - January 12, 2015 - 2:59 pm

Oh Diane! How sorry I am to hear this. What a wonderful companion. I can imagine how many happy hours you spent with Pearl. Always such a loss. Hugs!

susan - January 12, 2015 - 4:32 pm

Oh Dianne, I was so sorry to read this on Flickr today. My heart goes out to you, she was truly a beauty. Hugs to you.

lisa - January 12, 2015 - 4:34 pm

Diane, I am so very, very sorry. I know just how much this hurts.
They become such a part of our lives.
Fly high, sweet girl.

Jessie - January 12, 2015 - 9:47 pm

Keeping you in my thoughts as only another who’s lost a great dog can. Take care.

Sarah C - January 13, 2015 - 5:21 am

What a beautiful girl. So sorry for your loss.

Gabriele - January 13, 2015 - 6:43 am

I’m so sorry Pearl’s time cam to a close. She looks like a fantastic friend.

Susan - January 13, 2015 - 9:30 am

Sad time, I know. Warmest thoughts to you and yours. How is Austin?

marsha - January 13, 2015 - 7:06 pm

So sorry to hear about your loss. 3 years ago we lost our Aussie (Casper) suddenly too…
Pearl was a real beauty.

Andi - January 14, 2015 - 7:07 am

Oh Diane!!! My heart is broken for you. Sending you my love.

Candace - January 17, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Diane, I am so, so sorry. She was a lovely girl.

Michele Matucheski (at Sweet Leaf) - January 17, 2015 - 5:07 pm

I’m so sorry, Diane. I know it’s hard to lose a beloved dog. It’s hard for them to leave us, too. Hugs!

Alina - January 18, 2015 - 2:52 pm

Dear Diane! I am really sorry for your loss… Sending your lots of love.

Sherry - January 18, 2015 - 4:43 pm

I know how much it hurts to lose such a beloved friend — I don’t use the word pet because it doesn’t encompass the depth of the relationship. I hope you are finding some comfort in the small things as the days go by and in your memories of the love you shared. Hugs to you, Diane.

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Kath - January 19, 2015 - 4:39 pm

oh Diane, I am so sorry for your loss.

Eden - January 20, 2015 - 5:47 pm

Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. What gorgeous pictures of her. She will be missed.

Annie - January 28, 2015 - 8:15 am

I am so sorry to read this … it’s so hard when they go xxx