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Thursday, September 06, 2007



She really was a sweet dog, I will miss her too. She really loved you and never let you out of her sight. You were so good to her and she was lucky to have you as her owner.

I'm sorry Mark

Derryl Murphy

My condolences, Mark. They give so much, and even when a dog like Ngazi takes a lot, it seems like the balance is still in your favour. Thanks for sharing her life with us.



Mark, those of us who have had the privilege of sharing our lives w/ a furry friend will inevitably have to say goodbye. And it hurts, real bad ... I'm so sorry you're hurting now. Sincere condolences to you and your family.


I'm crying so hard I can barely see the screen. I am so sorry. When I had to give up my cats (I had adult onset asthma and discovered I was really fond of breathing) the house was so empty when I got home that I couldn't stand to be there.

They bring so much to our lives and ask for very little in return. Not that it helps, but I'm thinking big hugs.

My brother has a Ridgeback mix and Xeek is the greatest dog. Next to my pug. I'm going to go give her a hug and a kiss, just to remind myself how lucky I am.

So sorry.


I'm so sorry. It's hard losing a loving, loyal friend who asks for nothing but to be with you and adore you, as one's furry friends do. Somewhere out there is another one waiting for rescue, and eventually when the pain goes away and only the love remains, you'll find yourself doing it all over again. Be good to yourself till then.

D. Sidhe

Oh, Mark. I'm so sorry.

Ngazi was obviously a beautiful dog, and I'm glad you had a friend in her. It hurts so bad when they're gone, and part of it is always wondering if you did enough for them, but it's pretty clear you've been the human she deserved.

Please take care of yourself, you'll be in my thoughts.

mustang sally

I, like you, am completely taken w/ Ridgebacks, aka, the best dogs in the world. I've followed Ngazi's story & now i weep for her & for you. Dogs are not kids, but they are most definitely family & losing one is, well... let's just say i share your pain. After losing my last Ridgeback a year ago, i'm ready to go again, as you will be someday. Here is the web site of the Ridgeback Club - they have a link for adoptable rescue dogs. http://rrcus.org/
I know that people say "Time heals all wounds" but that's a lie. Losing a friend hurts forever, it just gets easier to cope. I'm so sorry that we'll never see posts about Ngazi again & that you will have to make do w/out her. Condolences also to The Boy. Hang in there.

The Velvet Blog

A wonderful tribute.

I'm very sorry for your loss.

I can't imagine life without Freddie--he's changed my life in many positive ways.


How heartbreaking. I can only imagine. I am so sorry.
At least you can take solace in the fact that you gave her a better life than anyone else would have. At least you gave her the chance to follow the sunbeams.

When you do feel ready for your next furkid, I highly recommend Petfinder.com. No matter what breed you are looking for, there is some rescue or shelter out there looking to find homes for plenty of little guys of that breed.

You were both very lucky to have each other.


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Oh Mark, I am crying with you. I know how hard it is to have a pet die. They are really members of the family. I'm so very sorry. Hugs (and tears) to you.


Thank you for sharing.


It's damned hard.

I watched the movie and laughed.


They are never here long enough:-( I look at my 5 year old Cairn Terrier and in dog years, she is already the same age as me. I am sorry about your girl, she was just beautiful.


I have one. I bought her from a breeder in New Jersey as well - the breeder name is Spring Valley. She is the most wonderful dog - she is 2.5 now. The only breed I'll ever own - I'll probably get another when mine gets a little older.

Get another one. Spend the money for a good healthy one - not the runt. It is worth it - you'll save on medical bills in the future.

Best of luck and so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine.

Mark H

Same breeder I think. Was it a horse farm?


Yes - how ironic? Same breeder. Mine loves the sun as well. She'll lie there cooking herself.

They really are wonderful dogs - loyal, sweet, affectionate...

Did you talk with the breeder about the problems you had? They are good people and would probably be willing to help you get another.

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