Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find us...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens, or talking to the trees.
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Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Buddy ~

You were only with us for such a short time…
only 6 years old.

...too soon for such a beautiful soul to leave us here.



we will never forget your devotion to us,
how you loved and protected us ~
how you made our lives better…




thank you for loving us as fiercely as you do.
for being a best friend to Lazy
and everyone who came to visit us ~





...please know we will never, ever forget you.

* Blessed be *
 Lori

97 comments:

  1. I'm very sorry for your loss.

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  2. So sorry to hear about Buddy, such a young dog to be passing. I'm sure you made his days here on earth wonderful.

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  3. Lori, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers. Cathryn

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  4. In my heart I knew this was what had taken your breath away and caused you to be absent. There is really nothing I could say to ease the pain, loss and emptiness you and your family feel right now. Just know that for 6 years Buddy was loved and he got to love an amazing family....he left his paw print on your heart. He'll always be watching over all of you! RIP dear Buddy!

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  5. my dear friend...no words can express how I feel or would be able to console you so just know I am with you and will be here if you or Peter need me. As I read this my one thought was that IF you would like me to make one of my boxes to honor the memory of Buddy...just let me know. We can talk more about it then...
    xoxox

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  6. I'm so very sorry for your loss of Buddy. We had to let our Winnie, our golden retriever, go, last Memorial Day weekend when she started having seizures that left her unable to stand or walk. It was the hardest decision we ever had to make. She gave us 12 wonderful years. Buddy looks so lovable & cuddly. I know how much you'll miss him.

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  7. My heart aches for you and your family , Buddy was lucky to live in such a special place and was truly loved , I am so sorry .

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  8. Six years is too young. However, the quality of his life was clearly wonderful in your idyllic home. Bye bye Buddy RIP

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  9. Lori and Peter...I'm so very sorry to here about your sweet Buddy. I know he was a great pal to you both. Such a handsome boy.

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  10. I am so sorry - now we know the hurt you have been feeling.

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  11. Oh Lori, I'm so sorry! Hugs to you and Peter!

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  12. Oh Lori, I'm so sorry! Hugs to you and Peter!

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  13. Sorry for your loss, Lori...Buddy was a beautiful dog with beautiful memories...God Bless you and your family thru this difficult time...

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  14. There really aren't words to heal your heart today ~ but you know we feel so bad for you and your family. It is one of the hardest choices we have to make. Peace to you ~

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  15. So sorry for you guys.. Beautiful pup and lots of wonderful memories..

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  16. So sorry for your loss.
    Buddy was a beautiful pet.












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  17. So very sorry to read about Buddy. He was a beautiful dog.

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  18. I'm so sorry for your loss. As much as it hurts, just to know he was a part of your life and you were a part of his, makes all the pain your going through now worth while. God Bless your family. Sher

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  19. Oh no!! Lazy will be lost without him. Sooooo sorry.

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  20. My deepest sympathies, my heart breaks for you!

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  21. Lori and Peter...Hannah I so sorry for your loss...Buddy was gone far too soon...the joy he brought to so many will long be in our hearts...hugs

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  22. My heart hurts for you. What a beautiful dog. Many blessings to you and your hubby. Your pup is now resting in peace without pain.

    Warm hugs,
    Pat

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  23. I am so sorry, Buddy was such a sweet companion. I am honored that I got to meet him. Your animals are such dear farmhouse pals. You'll be in my thoughts.

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  24. so very sorry Buddy is gone-the heartache must be great

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  25. I am so sorry . Buddy was such a beautiful animal. I knew he had been sick a few weeks back but I didn't know it was life threatening . I am so sorry , our pets become family and leave such a void when they leave us.

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  26. My heart hurts for your loss, losing a beloved pet is heartbreaking. Rainbow Bridge welcomes this wonderful boy home, Hugs Francine.

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  27. Tears have filled my eyes as I read the wonderful tribute you wrote to Buddy. Surely he knew you loved him and you made him happy. Tho you have a heavy heart now, just know you did the most humane thing for him.

    Saundra

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  28. Oh, this breaks my heart to read this. So very sorry for your loss.
    Stay focused on the amazing years you had with Buddy. My guess is he was a true gift to yours and others lives.
    Rose

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  29. So sorry .....loosing a pet is so hard. They are such a mamber of the family.

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  30. Lori,
    So sorry for your loss. Big Hugs to you and your sweet family!
    Take care,
    Mona

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  31. I was sorry to read your post about Buddy's passing this morning, Lori. Sending gentle hugs to you and your family.

    Robin in Virginia

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  32. so sorry -- prayers

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  33. so sorry -- prayers

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  34. What a magnificent creature...so very sorry.
    Robyn

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  35. So very sorry to hear of Buddy's passing.My thoughts and prayers are with you and Peter.Big hugs,Jen

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  36. So sorry to read this about Buddy. I feel the loss of animals so deeply, so my heart is with you and your family.

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  37. So sorry...sending gentle hugs...

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  38. My heart is breaking for you dear Lori, Peter and Hannah, know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Buddy will be waiting for you at the Bridge...much love.

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  39. Oh Lori,
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Thinking of you and your family,
    Jenny

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  40. Oh Lori - my hearts aches for you. I fondly remember meeting Buddy at my visit to your farm. He inspected my tires to see were I had been and loved my chicken poop boots! God speed you big sweet puff ball.
    Fondly
    Lurena
    Tattered Moon

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  41. So very sorry for your loss~~~ hoping all the wonderful memories of Buddy bring you and your family comfort during the days, weeks and months ahead. We have seen the way you all loved Buddy on your blog~~
    It is a great loss.......
    xoxoxoxoxKim

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  42. So very sorry to learn about Buddy... I'm sure you will miss him terribly. But one thing is for sure, you gave him a wonderful life and lots of love. I hope knowing that will ease the pain you feel.

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  43. Lori - I'm so very sorry for your loss of Buddy. It's so hard to lose one of our furry family members. I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts.

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  44. Oh my heart is broken Lori. I know how much you and Peter and Hannah and all of your animal kids there on the farm loved Buddy. Sending healing thoughts and prayers for strength to get through some difficult days.
    Comforting Hugs being sent today...
    Cathy G

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  45. I am so sorry to hear of your loss and it is hard when they leave us at such a young age.

    Debbie

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  46. Lori and family ~ I am so sorry..


    Denise

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  47. So sad to hear of the loss of your good friend. my heart goes out to you. Annie

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  48. Lori, I am so sorry for the loss of Buddy. Knowing how much you loved him and he loved you is what keeps you going on, I know. Blessings to you and your hubby; all of us out here are holding you close at this time.. Dee

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  49. So sorry. A true Gentle Giant.

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  50. Sending thoughts your way,you must have so many wonderful memories of Buddy.

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  51. They are such blessings and when they leave us,your heart breaks. I am so sorry Lori,for you and your family. So glad I got to meet the "gentle giant". Blessings, Sandra

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  52. He was such a beautiful boy! My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  53. Lori, Peter, Hannah
    There are no words, my thoughts
    are with you.
    Smile for what he was to all of you, simply, because he gave you so much.
    Darlene N

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  54. My heart is breaking for you, Lori. I am so very sorry to hear that you lost your precious Buddy.
    Sandy

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  55. My heart aches for you and your family Lori. What a beautiful dog!!!!

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  56. I'm so sorry. Your family has my deepest sympathy.

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  57. Oh Lori....I cried while reading your heartbreaking news :( My heart goes out to you & your family during this difficult time of healing. You're in my thoughts & prayers. Hugs from Tammy @ Scattered Seed Samplers ~♥~

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  58. Like many of the sweet creatures that have come into your home and your heart it is most painful when they leave...
    Rest assured you gave a Buddy a loving home and he in turn shared his life with you.
    There are few words to lessen the loss or the pain except may you someday be reunited in that wonderful place called Heaven...
    Susan xx

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  59. Lori, I am so sorry for your loss. The death of a cherished animal friend is heartbreaking. I know he had a wonderful life with you.

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  60. Lori, Sorry to hear of your loss. I have experienced the same loss this week. My thoughts are with you.

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  61. Lori and family, I am SO sorry to hear of the loss of Buddy the great, such soul to his face I think he lived more than most of us in his short 6 years. Take comfort in knowing he knew how much he was loved, and you will see him again someday! Sending love, Debbie in IL

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  62. It is so hard when our friends leave for the rainbow Bridge and a young life even harder. Such a big loss, take comfort in knowing that you gave Buddy the best life. Hugs and much love to all at Notforgotten Farm <3

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  63. I am ever so sorry to hear about Buddy. I never met him but enjoyed your posts about him so much. Sending prayers to ease the pain and strengthen the happy memories.
    Blessings, Patti

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  64. I am so very, very sorry for your loss, Lori. I have lost many animals through the years, and I know what a big hole it leaves in your heart. Sending lots of hugs your way.
    Melinda

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  65. I am so so sorry for your loss! My heart is aching for you. I lost both of my dogs within the past few months and I am still trying to recover. There is a large hole in my heart.
    I hope you are able to find peace and remember the fun times and comfort they brought to us.
    Sending hugs....
    Pam

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  66. So sorry ... we too are anticipating our 'Kody Bear's' leaving us and the Good Lord taking back this wonderful friend who was on loan for our enjoyment, pleasure and love. It is and will be heart wrenching. Blessings to all hoping your mourning will find Peace.
    Barb

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  67. Lori, so, so sorry... keeping you in thoughts and prayers.

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  68. So sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family my sincere condolences.

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  69. So sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers!

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  70. Lori, so very sorry for your loss. Our pets touch our hearts and lives in ways we cannot fathom until they are gone. Keep in mind that the depth of your pain is a reflection of the depth of your love for this big guy. Peace be with you all.

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  71. I have tears in my eyes as I write this and have read all the wonderful well wishes on the comments. I know the deep love you have for your animals. I am sorry for your loss. Know that Buddy lived the best dog life and I am sure you will meet again.

    Kathy

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  72. Lori, I don't know what to say. There are no words to express my feelings. The sorrow you must be feeling is a lot to bare. Please know I am thinking of you and your family.

    I'm usually sitting at my dead-end desk job and I visit your blog for peace and comfort. And for that I thank you and the whole Notforgotten Farm.

    RIP Buddy.

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  73. Many blessings to you and Peter along with all the other farm friends that will miss him.....
    May each day have special memories of a dear companion......
    Rhonda

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  74. So very very sorry to hear this. Prayers for you and your family.

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  75. My heart aches for you and Peter...our animal friends become so much a part of the family..always with us ..near our side..good days and bad. I know the hole left in your hearts right now. Praying for joy to return to your lives once again, Deb

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  76. So sorry for the passing of your puppy. I love my two girls so much. You have my sympathy. Know my thoughts are with you during the next days. I had no idea what your project was, but I never expected this.

    Prayers to you,
    cindy huxtable

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  77. So sorry for the passing of your puppy. I love my two girls so much. You have my sympathy. Know my thoughts are with you during the next days. I had no idea what your project was, but I never expected this.

    Prayers to you,
    cindy huxtable

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  78. No, Lori, not Buddy. I am so very very sorry. I truly know how you feel as I have had to make the final decision too many times. My heart hurts for you and Peter.

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  79. No, Lori, not Buddy. I am so very very sorry. I truly know how you feel as I have had to make the final decision too many times. My heart hurts for you and Peter.

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  80. No, Lori, not Buddy. I am so very very sorry. I truly know how you feel as I have had to make the final decision too many times. My heart hurts for you and Peter.

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  81. I'm so, so sorry Lori. I can't imagine. Sending lots of positive thoughts your way for some peace in your heart.

    xoxoxoxoxox
    Kathy

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  82. Sorry to read your news. It's always hard to lose our furry family members.

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  83. Lori - You will always carry Buddy in your heart and know what a great addition he was to your family. It is so hard to lose one of your kids. Please take care.

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  84. I'm so sorry to hear about your Buddy. It is heartbreaking to lose a beloved pet. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  85. Lori,
    I'm so very sorry for your family. I remember when Buddy came to live at your farm. I shall miss seeing him in your pictures. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs, Lori

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  86. lori, Peter and Hannah,

    I am sorry for your dear sweet Buddy going so soon. My eyes are teared up just thinking of your broken hearts.

    He was a wonderful loyal beauty of a pet. God bless your family.

    Love,
    Martha

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  87. So very sorry, Lori.
    xoxoxooxo
    Sending love,
    Louise

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  88. I"m so sorry for your loss. Though Buddy is no long by your side, he will forever be in your heart.

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  89. Aww, I'm so sad to hear about Buddy. Sending hugs.

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  90. So sorry for your loss.

    Hugs,

    Christine

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  91. Lori, so very, very sorry for your loss. Our pets leave pawprints on hearts that will be there forever.

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  92. Lori and family,

    So sorry to hear about the loss of Buddy. They fill our hearts with so much love and leave such a huge hole when they leave us. It won't be the same without all the " Buddy Stories " that you always share with us. We will all miss dear Buddy.

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  93. Starbasketus@yahoo.comMay 9, 2014 at 7:49 AM

    Lori, so very sorry for your loss of your wonderful furry guy. My heart goes out to you. LindaB.

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  94. My sincerest symapathy for the loss of your dear Buddy. May you find comfort in your memories of him at this sad time.

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