Bob condolence thread thread

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condolence thread thread most of you probably know Bob passed away Maggie said she didn't want to read condolences right now but I was sure you would all like to express with Bob meant to you and Maggie of course everyone can post their thoughts here and then I'll move them over there that way she won't see them until she's ready that way we can all express our thoughts about Bob and Maggie and still respect her wishes what do you guys think? I'll watch this thread and I'll move the post over as they appear when she's ready I will the whole thread back
 

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I have no words Bob looked like an awesome tortoise and I hope Maggie isn't doing to bad
 

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I debated adding a comment, because it's hard to imagine Maggie would ever want to read this thread and I'm not sure she would like it. However, I do want to show other people a thread Maggie posted a while ago...
http://www.tortoiseforum.org/threads/the-attack-of-affection.112458/

Bob had a connection with Maggie that most people don't even believe can exist. I can't imagine what Maggie must be going through; I don't even want to try. But when I think about Bob himself (and I am a firm believer in an after-life for animals), I am so glad that Bob spent his whole life with Maggie. No one could love him the way she did and I'm grateful he never had to lose her companionship. He spent every minute basking in her love of him. There could be no greater life for human or animal.
 

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Maggie had some branches that were hanging into her yard and resting on her house. Being the hellion she is, Maggie grabbed a chainsaw, ladder and headed up on top of the house to cut and clear away like she's done so many times before. YUP. This time she fell and ended up breaking her arm. But she survived and so did Bob. She did get this most excellent bruise on her arm though. ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1440725194.090280.jpg these following pictures are Bob chowing down on some of the bail of hay I'd brought over for him. ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1440725234.691362.jpg ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1440725330.688327.jpg ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1440725394.018135.jpg ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1440725421.215279.jpg
 

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No lie, Bob was one of the reasons I got another sulcata after my rescue sully died. I loved reading about his antics. I have no words to express how truely sorry I am. You can tell how much he was loved. My heart just breaks for the loss of his big big personality....
 

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Bob was more than just a Tortoise to Maggie he was her sidekick ,Buddy ,son,all rolled into one . I know how she fills and nothing we say will help her get over him . I don't think a loss like this can ever get easier . I loved reading about Bob eating her flowers and breaking his fence . I wish I could bring him back for her but I can't . Maggie if you need somebody to talk to you know how to find me .
 

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Maggie. contacted Yvonne and ask for the thread to be open so your post won't be moved he'll stay
 

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I am beyond shocked and saddened by this. I am so very, very sorry. Godspeed, King Robert III Fan. You were loved by so many.
 

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I also just recently lost a very much loved companion. In my case a dog.
I completely understand NOT wanting to discuss it. And I know how close the animal/human bond can be.
Very sorry to hear that Ed.
 

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Sorry about that. Was deeply shocked to hear that.
 

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I remember seeing pictures of Bob with that big o smile. He was a beautiful tortoise. I'm very saddened to hear what happened. Remember all the best times you had with Bob, Maggie. Those memories will make you smile ever time.
 
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It was very hard to look at the pictures Ken posted. But seeing Bob trying to eat the hay off his back made me smile. I am having a pretty hard time, but knowing others loved Bob too really helps. He was bigger than life. He was so different than most Sulcata. I will miss his trouble making and escaping. Remember when he flooded his shed and cost the insurance company $1500? Then they canceled me because I had (according to them) one exotic animal that was against their rules, (or some crap like that). hahaha Oh Bob! There's so many funny stories about him, but this Google thing won't take them. I am hoping Jazeai (?) will find them and put them on a disc for me.
I had an experience that most people won't ever have. The bond I had with Bob was incredible. And the best thing? He loved me too. I spent about 80% of my time with him. We always had a nap together in his shed. I would sit on the floor and he would lay his head on my leg and we would nap.He would go into his shed daily at 1 pm and wait for me. So I knew it was nap time.
He just was so different. I loved him so, and I'm not real sure I will ever get over missing him. When he died I was holding his head in my hand and our cheeks were together. He would only open his eyes when I talked to him, not anybody else. Actually, even as close to him as I was, having him die when I could hear and feel his last breath was something I can't even describe. Thank you so much for loving him too. It makes me smile...

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Ed, I'm very sorry about your loss. I didn't know your dog, but I believe I understand how you feel inside and I just wanted to say, I understand, and it's awful. But we both will get better with time. You have a lot of friends here that love you and feel your pain. Inside ourselves no one else really does know how we feel, I just know it's devastating....Maggie
 
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This was Bob's stone, it weighed 1 1/2 pounds...It was in his bladder. He bled to death and his lungs drowned in blood. Don't ever go to Dr Burgess in Beaverton.
God has a whole world filled with animals, strange and normal, why did he have to take Bob when he could have taken any other animal???....
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Just out of interest, his last ride was in my IROC, and when buried his shroud is a Dale Earnhardt blanket. What else would you expect???:<3:
 
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oh my god I remember the shed story he did that several times
 

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Ed, I'm very sorry about your loss. I didn't know your dog, but I believe I understand how you feel inside and I just wanted to say, I understand, and it's awful. But we both will get better with time. You have a lot of friends here that love you and feel your pain. Inside ourselves no one else really does know how we feel, I just know it's devastating....Maggie
Thanks Maggie.
How many people get to have a journey like THAT?
You and he had something that was truly special and thanks for sharing it with us.
I still haven't been able to open or deal with Chesters remains. I saw an urn and a plaster paw print and had to close it back up.
 
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Thanks Maggie.
How many people get to have a journey like THAT?
You and he had something that was truly special and thanks for sharing it with us.
I still haven't been able to open or deal with Chesters remains. I saw an urn and a plaster paw print and had to close it back up.

We're going to dig up Bob this week end and put him in a casket. I certainly won't be home at the time, I don't want to remember him that way.I want to remember the troublemaker. I read about Chester's urn, stuff like that just hurts more.....
 

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