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SAYING GOODBYE TO MY BEST FRIEND

Updated: Aug 2, 2022

I have come to believe that all living beings have a soul and that these souls are connected, which some might think a huge “leap of faith” for someone who was an atheist until I was 66 years old. Yesterday, the soul of my very best friend, Forbes, left his little body – after succumbing to a virulent form of canine cancer just 2 weeks after it appeared without warning.


Victoria and I don’t use terms like “put down” or “euthanize”; we prefer to believe that we merely allowed Forbes to move on from his obligation to love and take care of us. I am certain that most (perhaps all) of you have suffered a loss like ours. Victoria and I would like to share the following with you:


We Will Remember


At the rising of the sun and at its going down

We will remember him.


At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter

We will remember him.


At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring

We will remember him.


At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer

We will remember him.


At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of autumn

We will remember him.


At the beginning of the year and when it ends

We will remember him.


When we are weary and in need of strength

We will remember him.


When we feel down and need support

We will remember him.


When we feel joy and want to share

We will remember him.


When we dream of friends departed

We will remember him.


When we think of love unending

We will remember him.


As long as we live, he too will live as part of us, and

We will remember him.


Yes, we will remember Forbes, on this day, tomorrow, forever, eternally.


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Debbie B.
Debbie B.
Aug 28, 2022

I know how hard this is for you all. I too have experienced the loss of my children with fur. I am so sorry for your loss. Just heard the story of how Forbes got his name on the service today. So special! I loved hearing Victoria talk about how yall met him! I kept thinking of the movie "I Feel Pretty" for some reason. Bc Amy S. gets hit on the head and feels like she is the most beautiful woman in the world. Forbes exuded that without any accident. :-) I am so grateful he got to spend his life with you both.

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Nathan DeMay
Nathan DeMay
Aug 15, 2022

My heart is with you; we lost Cody at the start of the year, 14 years goes by fast. I am however grateful that Forbes had such a loving and blessed life with you.

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Kelly Jostad
Kelly Jostad
Aug 03, 2022

What a terrible loss. 🥲

My heart aches for you and Victoria. The poem was emotional and heartfelt.

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Sally Zito
Sally Zito
Aug 02, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking of your little one now and sending light and love. The poem is beautiful. 💚❤💔

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