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    Default 2 little words that mean so much **Thank You** EBN

    Some of you know that recently I become paralyzed (no feelings below waist) I had to make the most difficult decision of my life regarding Gizmo and Hershey. Thanks to the members of this community they will soon be in their new homes. Some folks will not be able to comprehend this difficult decision, as they have never faced my challenges of these last few weeks, but life from a wheelchair on disability, is a totally different perspective.

    Lucy, you are at the bridge, and Gizmo will always be in your shadow, but she thanks you, for your love to your family, through that love, they have opened up their hearts, for Gizmo to have a safe, warm, and loving home.


    Chumley... Ya better make room in that jeep of yours, cause the 'stoic old man' is coming along for a ride. I sure hope you like having a baby brother :-)

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    Oh I am so sorry for the trials you are currently going through. I agree, this community is beyond generous, compassionate and such a wonderful family. I am so sorry you've had to make these tough choices but hope that you take some comfort knowing the love that will be surrounding your fur babies. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
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    Rick.... I am happy to hear the kids are going to fantastic homes and I can't imagine how difficult this has been for you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and never forget that you will always be part of the EBN family.
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    Default Re: 2 little words that mean so much **Thank You** EBN

    Rick its so wonderful that your babies are going to be in such great homes, continued prayers for you and your family. Also very happy for LucysMom, as im sure her heart will be full of love to have a bully once again! Bless you @Chumley and @LucysMom, and especially to you Rick for being so strong during the most awful tragedy life could throw at you. Don't you be a stranger, as Todd said you'll always be a part of the EBN family.
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    Hi Rick, not that I really know whole situation, but this must be so hard for you and I am so glad that you have found such wonderful homes for them, I am sure you can keep in touch with them. No one here would judge your hard painful decision, you have to do what is right for them and you, I do hope you are getting lots of support and love yourself. Take care and EBN members are the most supportive so hope to hear from you soon. Thinking of you during this hard time
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    Rick you concentrate now on working towards recovering. Hershey is going to be well taken care of and loved I promise you that. What you are doing is a selfless act in thinking of your bullies first..Nobody here would ever judge you for that..in fact it's just the opposite.
    Looking forward to Wednesday and meeting the little guy! (We saved a seat in the Jeep for him too!)

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    You are a great man .. take care .. thoughts and prayer coming your way....

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    Rick, I can't ever thank you enough. Lou and I can't wait to be parents again and it's all because of you. We are baby proofing our home, digging out the baby gates and making an appointment at Petsmart for our girl to have a spa day. I am so sorry you have to make these terrible choices , but I promise you will never regret having chosen us. Thank you all so much for remembering me and encouraging me to contact Rick. My Lucy will never be replaced by any dog ever, but I think she would want me to be a Mom again and Gizmo is about to be one spoiled kid

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    A big thank you to you Rick! You are making 2 other families complete with your decision to let your bullies be adopted. I hope you won't be a stranger to EBN

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    Heat breaking but so incredibly selfless..... your babies will be well cared for and spoiled in every way possible. we are all praying very heard for you to recover.... take care of you and remember you are part of our family and need to stay with us.

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    Hi Rick, I'm so glad you were able to find loving homes right here with the EBN family. As hard as this decision was to make for you, and your family, you did this with the best interest of yourself and your health issues, and the best interest of your babies. I'm so glad Chumley and LucysMom have opened their homes and their hearts to your sweet babies, this must give you so much comfort knowing they are with loving, caring, members of EBN, we all treat and care for each others babies like they were our own, so this story has really touched all of us. You will be able to keep in touch, and see your babies on this site, and you can concentrate on getting strong and better, while knowing Hershey and Gizmo are safe, loved and taken care of. I hope and pray so hard that you get well, please stay in touch with your family here on EBN, we are all, here to listen and support you.
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    Rick, our hearts go out to you! Hugs to you and your family!

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