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Re: [itgreyhound-145] A Moratorium, Please

From: Janet von P.
Sent on: Monday, November 12, 2012 6:33 PM
And I am so sorry- I thought I WAS responding privately- only to find it was public... I apolgize to any and all who have received my emails , and would rather not have- I was going to post a version of this last night, but didn't want to send 1 more email!  I had never been on a group site before Miro went missing-I just keep hitting reply, not reply all, but I realize it is still going public.  The many kindnesses and support from so many of you, and everyone who turned out to help me in my search- these are things I don't even know how to repay... please know I will remain tuned in, and want to help the group and individuals in any way I can in future- I grieve with all who have lost a beloved friend of any species; no disrespect in any way was meant by me, sorry for clogging your emails. Thank you all for your support. Thank you , Alice, for reminding me that most have experienced some version of this grief, none of us are alone in this. Looking forward to a fantastic calendar--
Janet von Pressentin

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On Nov 12, 2012, at 6:04 PM, Alice Espey <[address removed]> wrote:

I hope no one takes this as any kind of reprimand.  If anyone deserves such, it is I.  Janet asked a perfectly legitimate questions, and I should have had the wits to take it off the public forum.  I goofed!


Miro was one loss, and a tragic one.  I ask that at this we take this loss into private support, off the list. 




Miro’s was one loss among many.  No one, certainly not Janet, means to ignore other grief.  But they exist.


I so appreciate that we are a group who support each other in times of need.  A  reminder that many among our group lost beloved IGs last year and their loss and grief, while not public, is profound.  Please recall that Calvin is still missing.  He grieving Dads are quiet in their distress—but they, I, and a dedicated group of others still regularly check shelters on a regular basis and make sure there are still posters up in case Calvin returns from what we all hope was an exciting sea voyage. 


Several of our dedicated foster homes lost the beloved dogs in our care.  They took these dogs into their homes and hearts knowing this was hospice care.  Several of our members, who spent needed funds for every possible treatment, lost IGs.  Others lost their IGs due aging, natural causes, and—regrettably—unfortunate circumstance.   I lost a wonderful foster myself due to a freak illness that simply happened.   All of us  grieve in private, with the support of those who know and care for us.


We all do our best to move on.   As The Bard has played large in HRH’s recent attempt to educate me in IG literature, I will refer to him once more—but in the “silly, inaccurate” (according to HRH) version rather than the IG version—which sometimes seems to the human ear to lack meter.


Grief fills the room up of my absent child,

Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me,

Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words,

Remembers me of all his gracious parts,

Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form:

Then have I reason to be fond of grief.


Amen to that.  And thank you all for being a united, supportive group.



Alice and The Pack







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