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    This isnít the place for this post, I know it belongs lower down under a different title . I just canít accept it yet. When Iím able to pull it together, I would like to share some of my favorite pictures. I donít know even know faces or names here, but this group has guided me faithfully every step of the way with my special sweet girl. She wouldnít have lived this long without your help for her seizures. But Iím still struggling with the same question so many ask, why her?? Why so soon??? I still need her God! She has been my comfort, my therapist after a horrible day at work, or days of conflict with kids and husband. In all my years, of all the pets and critters I grew up with, and presently have, I have to say Iíve never loved an animal as much as I do her. She was my best friend outside of my kids and husband. Thank you for getting me started ; and answering all my questions about her care, and for the ones she left behind.
    Your paw prints will be on my heart forever sweet Snickers ; tears and words could never express the gratitude for the privilege of knowing you if only a few short years. You are more than flesh and blood. You are not just a body, wrapped in your favorite nighttime blanket , placed carefully in a chest, and buried under the oak in our yard. You are an angel in heaven now. I have to believe that; how could this bond be explained any other way? So I refuse to say goodbye. I will not. I will say, Iíll see you again on the other side.

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    I think what strengthens the bond is that they are on our shoulder, we wipe our face on their fur, they easily land in our arms and can lay for a snuggle, they have those eyes that look into ours when we talk to them.

    I'm sorry you are struggling. Peace, friend.

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    Each if us knows, or will someday know, the pain you are struggling with. I pray God takes some of it from you with time. Until then, we are here to listen and understand.
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    I'm so sorry about precious Snickers. The pain you're in must be horrible. We're here for you to cry with, remember her, and love her now just as much as before

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    Oh I am so sorry. Knowing that day will come is the hardest concept to grasp. I know everyday with my girl is a gift. Please know that we are here to be of comfort and that our arms are virtually and spiritually wrapped around you. Much love

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    I am so very sorry. . I know the loss is overwhelming and I pray that as time passes it becomes easier to think about your precious Snickers and what the two of you shared. I hope someday soon the squirrel size hole in your heart wonít be so painful. Snickers

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    Oh Marie, I am so sorry. I can feel your broken heart from a thousand miles away.
    I know that words are so hollow right now but every day that Snickers lived was a gift that you gave her and the love she gave was her gift in return. Snickers was special in so many way but unfortunately those 'special' ones wound us even deeper when they depart. We all understand that sorrow. So, so sorry about your Snickers.

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    I am very sorry for your loss.

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    Thank you TSB friends for helping make these moments possible

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    I am deeply deeply sorry for your loss.
    Squirrels are special and so is the gift of being loved by one,
    but it makes the pain that much deeper when they leaves us.
    Sending Love to you.


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    Beautiful pics Marie. I think the first pic says it all.... not just any friend.
    She was that 'one' that captured your heart forever.

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    I just saw this now. I have no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. As I read your words it was like hearing myself speak - as I did before - and I know you have an army of friends here who know exactly what I mean for having been there too. It doesn't make your pain any less, but maybe knowing that you can share it might lighten your burden.
    I wish I could offer you my shoulder, to rest your head on and let the tears flow.
    We all are here sharing your grief, remembereing your sweetie Snicker, praying that time will bring the smiles back on your lips as all the happy memories return. She is indeed an angel now and I believe they never leave us...

    Go with the angels, darling Snicker. Go be all that you can be now, play all that you want, and meet all those new friends who are there waiting for all of us. Just know that always, always your momma will love you.
    "In the midst of our lives we must find the magic that makes our souls soar."
    My sweet Scooter, darling Hami, beloved gentle Simon... YOU are the ones who brought that magic in my life. You've changed the way I see all things around me now and, because of you, I want to be a better person. This is not goodbye, my sweethearts. You be at peace, your work here on earth is done... now you are finally, truly free. Until we meet at the Bridge again, just remember that I will always love you.
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    My prayers are with you

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    I was asked and should have given more information ;as to her cause of death, I don’t know. She has faithfully taken her Keppra twice daily. She never would eat the almonds well. Even in boo balls. I tried to minimize her time in the community room as there are branches she could potentially fall from during an episode . And every night ( and some daytime hours) she would come inside. As of late she has had very few breakthroughs. I did notice she had increased in her circling tics, but I’ve seen this happen every fall. Not sure why . Yesterday AM she ate her blocks and veggies, pancaked on a perch in the bath. Then she went to he door to go out. My husband and I had reservations for a rare datnight so I fed everyone a bit early, with plans to bring her in and tuck in (after keppra) in her nighttime nest in our bathroom. I fed the fawns, the horses etc. first because she is easier to medicate when sleepy. But when I found her , sprawled on the floor , I just assumed it had just happened. But she was already cold, even, stiffening . She died alone . I always, always could pull her through a seizure;gently holding wrapped in fleece, singing her theme song “Snicker Doodle Dandies “; even falling asleep with her the bed if was wee hours. Never , ever expected it to kill her (??) And if she had fallen, I expect I would have seen blood from nose? Scratches on head, as in the past.. Have others held a post seizure squirrel, and it just, die?? Do they always die young??I just hate , HATE, that I wasn’t here for her. I sat on the bath floor where her nest is. Held her two hours; stroking her , kisses, begging her to wake up. I knew; but just hoped beyond reason for a miracle . Jon finally had to take her from me. Wrapped her in favorite pink blankeie, and placed her in a special memory box I kept my most treasured things. He buried her under the oak tree .
    I did crack and offer them some still green hickory nuts , but she didn’t seem to like them, maybe nibbled some. But Dandies and Doodles tore them up, and they both seem fine; that would t have caused this would it??

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    I just read this also' I'm so saddened by the loss of your sweet dear one.

    Our boy passed after a cluster of seizures, but wasn't conscious. It is written that the spirit God has made returns to Him who made it. She wasn't alone.

    May the Creator of all things who called her into being hold her in the palms of His hands today; and in your grief and sadness hold and comfort you.

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    I will echo the sadness and sympathy that everyone else has here, reading about this sad sad day in your life. I feel particularly saddened for you, Snicker Bar, because I'm the mom of a seizure squirrel too and I know that fear. We are on borrowed time with these precious ones......every seizure takes them from us, mocks us, and then gives them back to us again. Until that one awful day when we don't get them back. Please accept my deepest sympathies and tears, but remember that you will see her again and she will be whole.
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    I cant begin to describe how sorry I am for your loss :-(
    Its not something anyone can prepare for.
    We are all here for you
    Your little one is now in a better place
    Thank you for giving her the best life, one filled with love and safety

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    I'm so sorry for your pain. I too live with this everyday. There arfe manyt here or who have passed through here who have this particular tatto on their heart. Snickers will never leave you. Keep her close in your heart of hearts. Your spirits are truly one now. One day we too must leave, and and I truly believe when that day comes we will sorrow that we can no longer touch the ones we love so much.
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    Thank you friends ; nobody could ever understand this anywhere else . Thank you for kind words , and for allowing me to let tears flow with likeminded people. Maybe sleep will be mercuful and be allowed by my minds to forget for a few hours

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    Friday’s breakfast leftovers still where she left them

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    Oh how I miss you,
    Still wrestling with anger. And guilt for punching the wall and cursing God in front of my children.

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