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Dustin LindenSmith

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Some of you already know that our dog Sage was diagnosed with kidney failure last November. Although he slowed down considerably, he seemed relatively stable and we had been looking forward to spending at least several more months with him.

However, Sage's condition began to deteriorate rapidly on Sunday evening. He died suddenly yesterday morning, February 27th. He passed away at home with all of us around him. His remains will be cremated, and in the spring we'll spread his ashes at his most loved places: his yard, his beloved lake, and his paths through the forest behind his home.

He was a much loved member of our family, and he has left a gaping hole in our lives. Our sorrow seems to know no bounds right now, but we've lovingly and tearfully assembled a collection of photos from throughout his life that we'd like to share. You can view them at our family web page:


(For tracking purposes at a later date, the direct link to Sage's memorial page is here.)

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aldoushuxley March 1st, 2006
Well, that's too bad.

starskin March 1st, 2006
I'm sorry. I know what it's like to lose a very loved pet.

wildgarden March 1st, 2006
I'm sorry to hear about it. He was a good dog.

nobody_ March 1st, 2006
My condolences.

And I love the gallery you put up. Thanks for sharing that with us. I think this pic is my favorite.

It's sad his life was cut so short, but it looks like his time on Earth was full of enough love and cool adventures that it was as full and wonderful a seven years as any dog could want.

RIP, Sage.

kumaraka March 1st, 2006
I'm sorry. He was a beautifull dog, and it looks like he was very happy.

vyus March 1st, 2006
oh no!

i think i once commented on him in your icon a year or more ago... he radiated that kind of charisma, it came out in even postage-stamp sized pictures.

grammardog March 1st, 2006
I'm so sorry to hear about Sage. I know how much you loved him. I know he led an absolutely wonderful life with you to love and care for him.

blue_by_you March 1st, 2006
I am so very sorry. I wish there was something more for me to say. But I want you to know I'm thinking about you.

willowing March 1st, 2006
I am very sorry for your loss. He looks like a sweet sweet dog. It's always hard to use a pet as they are very much part of a family. *hugs*

skygypsy March 1st, 2006
wow what an incredible photolog!
what a beautiful life he created with your family, as your family

much blessings and light to you in your painful loss

may sage's soul journey to new paths of love, fueled by the immense love he knew and shared in his lifetime

baal_kriah March 1st, 2006
Please accept my sincerest condolences. From the absolute perspective it's all water under the bridge, but from the perspective of love it's all heart. My heart goes out to you and your family.

rhondak March 2nd, 2006
I know what you mean by gaping hole.

What a lover bee he was.

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