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Comment by Chantal McIlveen-Wright on January 4, 2012 at 12:40pm

Oh no!!!  so very sorry Melanie, I am with you from all my heart. This text is so beautiful, what a wonderful tribute to your handsome Aksa!

Comment by David McIlveen Wright on January 4, 2012 at 12:46pm

Loose translation...

Always, when we speak of you

Sunshine lights up our souls,

and our hearts hold you in our arms

as if you had never left.

You are no longer here, where you were

but you are everywhere, where we are.

And always

there are traces of your life

Thoughts, pictures, moments and feelings.

They will always be with us,

and through them we will remember you

and you will never be forgotten.

Comment by Sharyn Latchford on January 4, 2012 at 1:14pm

Beautiful words for a lovely boy....I am so sorry Melanie, my thoughts are with you at this very sad time

Comment by Nadine Bonjean on January 4, 2012 at 1:17pm


Comment by Melanie Schleifring on January 4, 2012 at 1:55pm

Thanks a lot for this translation - I just forgot ... it is hard to believe that she is gone now.

On June, 23. in 1997 our way brought aus to an Irish Setter litter in Berlin. Just to have a look!

But in the way home, we were accompanied by a little red girl, we soon called Aska. She moved into our home and our live and mixed everything up including our „old“Setter girl Bella.

She taught us her way to live and her aims. I learned a lot from and with her. I had my joy and my sorrows. But I could share everything with her, the good and the bad hours, Aska was next to me.

I see her hunting after a deer, walk with me over belgian meadows. I see her jumping through the forest, splashing the water in the creek and „bubble“ with the nose under water.

I see her running over the meadows with her daughter and later her granddaughters. And I see her lying on our terrace enjoying the sun.

But today it is as someone tooks our air to breath, the tears won't run dry , also we know there was no other, better way. Nearly half of my life she was by my side, but now the world seems to turn in a different way.

Aska, I just want to say thank you for all these wonderfull years, the evetnfull month and delightfull hours, for your warmth, your will power, for every time nudging me with your nose, for your every wagging tail, for every expression in your face, for all your power and love you gave to us, for your patience and forbearance with our children, for all didoes …

I say thank you for all your children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren – on this way you will be with us forever in a physical way.

Short: I like to say thank you, for being with us!

In love

Melanie and family with Braydee, Caylee and Caoimhe


I just tried a translation - and hope it is understandable to all of you - thank you for all your words of sympathy!


Comment by Maggie Smith on January 4, 2012 at 3:44pm

A beautiful girl and a beautiful life. Run free sweet girl......

Comment by Myra Thomas-Rhodes on January 4, 2012 at 8:37pm

Everything so beautiful - you were very lucky to have her as your own. Run free, Aska.

Comment by Lynn Spencer on January 5, 2012 at 5:22am

So sorry.  She will be in your hearts forever. Beautiful Aska.  You were so loved.

Comment by Anna Kazimierowicz on January 5, 2012 at 11:31am

I;m very sorry to hear about your loss

Comment by Carmel Murphy on January 5, 2012 at 11:46am

Sorry you have lost such a great friend;o( Beautiful words!


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