Guest Mainiac Posted January 28, 2006 Share Posted January 28, 2006 It is with a sad heart that I bring the news that Addie lost her battle tonight. She fought the beast with all her Addietude, as you know, but by the time the end came she was peaceful, not in pain, and ready to go. She had a happy visit with a dear friend yesterday, and slipped into a coma today. She was surrounded by love, and will be remembered with the greatest affection and admiration by all who knew her. She had a way of making everyone feel special. She was unforgettable. I'm not sure if you knew that she spent much of her time over the past 5 or 6 years on a pet website, posting hilarious tales of her two dogs, Linus and Mattie, and making friends left and right (in fact the owner of the website eventually gave her the official title of Social Director). She knitted a hat for every baby born to members of the site, and sometimes for their friends' and relatives' newborns as well. One of her friends from that website wrote a drabble -- a paragraph containing exactly 100 words -- for her a few months ago. I'm sharing it here as it describes so perfectly what she has meant to so many of us and how we feel about her: She is full of life, love, and good humor. Her memory is legendary! No birthday, anniversary, or newborn baby head goes uncovered. Hands outstretched to us all, she feels the smallest vibrations and knows what to do. I have felt the virtual air warm up when she comes around, and I have seen how a few words bring perspective and calm. Now she is fighting, and she is reaping what she has sown so tenderly over the years. She is wrapped in love, drowsy and warm. Rest, my dear friend. Feel us with you. It is our turn to carry you. Godspeed, dear Addie. We will always love you. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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