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In Memory of Shelby Lynne

Shelby was rescued from the streets of New Orleans and lived a life most dogs could only dream of, from the parks in the PNW to the beaches of southern California. She was the best friend a girl could ever ask for. Shelby was with me through the good times, the scary times and the bad times and then I was there for her. Shelby was a fighter – she fought hemangiosarcoma like a champ! She embraced each day with true joy, excitement and lots of mischievousness.

Shelby Lynne and Alison

Shelby Lynne & Alison

The Tripawds community saved us both during our fight against this aggressive cancer. They showed us support, guidance, the power of positive thinking and continue to help me heal now that Shelby has crossed the bridge.

Shelby’s spirit lives on each day in the things that I do. She taught me to “be more dog”, to look at every day as the gift it truly is, and to always try and spread a little joy. Shelby never let her cancer hold her back; everyone that met her fell madly in love with her gentle and loving spirit and her amazing smile.

So, for the love of my life, my best girl, in the spirit of the holidays … this is for Shelby and all those that came before her and those that will still come. I love you to the moon and back and for all infinity.

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8 Responses to “In Memory of Shelby Lynne”

  1. Beautiful tribute to your beautiful girl and her remarkable spirit.

  2. tears in my eyes again. beautiful article, beautiful pictures and a beautiful dog ( I love the colorful tongue!).
    This stuff always hits home because it puts in words what I am afraid will come way too soon.

  3. Yep, lump in my throw here too.
    Then I scroll back up and look at the UNBREAKABLE BOND, the UNBREAKABLE CONNECTION that comes shining through in every photo and it makes me smile!! These pictures define love.

    And your tribute words define love. And we LOVE YOU, and SHELBY LYNNE and JASPER LILLYtoo!

    Shely Lynne will NEVER be forgotten here Alison! PROMISE!!

    Love and Light

    Sally and My Eternal Light Happy Hannah (a proud member of April’s Angels) and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  4. Shelby Lynne lives on and always will do. In your heart, where she belongs, Alison, but also at the very heart of this community.

    Sally’s right. These pictures do define love. They are testament to a very special, eternal and unbreakable bond.

    Sending love,

    Meg, Clare and Elsie Pie xxx

  5. So sweet….I’m crying AGAIN. Your post was beautiful – as was your relationship with Shelby Lynne. It’s crazy how much these little souls touch our souls. Wishing you peace. And thank you for such a beautiful post.
    w

  6. Alison,
    You always have a way with words. Thank you for contributing in honor of your special girl Shelby. She will never be forgotten. You can tell the love you both have for each other in these pictures 🙂

    xoxoxo
    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  7. I remember your journey and totally “get it”

    The beautiful lessons our Angels bestowed upon us…we are so lucky to have been given such a gift.

    Happy Holidays!!

    Darcy, Angel Bart & TOWANDA!!!!

  8. Awwww, such a lovely tribute to your heart girl. I love the last photo–you two could be twins 🙂 Your love for Shelby and hers for you will never die.

    xoxo,
    Martha, Codie Rae, and the OP

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