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“For Sue & Her Sweet Bandit”


Description from Lynn Eileen Chicky LE: Our dear Cotopaxie Chickie Sue lost her beloved dog Bandit this week. He was almost 12 years old and had been with her and Bob since they adopted him from the Boulder Humane Society when he was 3 months old. They are heartbroken over his passing. I'd like to send our thoughts, prayers, and Chicky love & hugs to them at this time of sadness.

Bandit was mostly whitish, with black ears and a black mask around his eyes. He also had some black spots on his legs. He was such a beautiful dog with a beautiful spirit! He'll be greatly missed.


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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    My dear Sue — my thoughts and prayers are with you & Bob as you grieve for Bandit. Think of him running free and happy, waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge! Chicky hugs & love to you.

  2. Frida
    Frida says:

    Lynn, What a lovely pick and memorial so thoughtful and beautiful, I will keep it as a fave.

  3. CAS
    CAS says:

    Sue I’m so very sorry about Bandit’s passing. You have all my thoughts & prayers, plus extra mega-huge Chicky hugs!

    Lynn, as always, you’ve made a wonderful pick in memorial to Bandit. Hugs to you too, you’re a wonderful friend to us all.

  4. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Lynn,this is a wonderful tribute to Sue and Bandit. Pets are family and my heart goes out to Sue and her husband,I will keep them in my prayers.

  5. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oh, I am so sorry to hear about Bandit! As always, Lynn thank you for the kindness you show, and for helping us all stay connected.
    Sue you will continue to remain in my thoughts & prayers.

  6. Chicky Suz aka Susan Z
    Chicky Suz aka Susan Z says:

    Sue, so sorry about Bandit, it is so hard. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lynn, beautiful pick for Bandit.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Sue I’m so sorry about Bandit Lynn this is a wonderful tribute and pick for Bandit!!!!

  8. Sandra Martinez
    Sandra Martinez says:

    Sorry for your loss of Bandit. Remember his silly puppy days and loving cuddly nights. I dread the time when my Buster will pass on, he is 12 in June. They are like your kids. Lynn, beautiful pick.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    My dear Sue, comfort and peace to you on your loss of Bandit. My thoughts are with you during this sad time. Remember the good moments and also that you will see him again one day. Oh what a happy reunion that will be! :-) Blessings!

    Thank you Lynn for all your kind gestures to all of us! You are the “Keeper of Hearts” around here. Bless you too!

  10. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you, ladies, for your kind words to me! You’ve all shown me so much love — I just like to give some back. :)

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Dear Sue, you have my most sincere sympathy. I know how much you loved Bandit. I remember the gorgeous photo you took of him, and hope that is how you will remember him when your grief lessens. I will keep you in my prayers.

    Lynn, this is a lovely tribute to Bandit. What a thoughtful gesture!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    I’m so sorry you lost Bandit, Sue!!! :(

    Wonderful pick for Bandit Lynn!!!

  13. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    My heart is breaking for Sue right now. Losing Bandit must be very hard. It’s wonderful that we can grieve for our beloved pets on this site. So many people think we animal lovers take things a bit far. I’m glad there are more of us than them in the world! Bandit was fortunate to have found such a loving home. He’ll be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Your in my thoughts and prayers. My sympathys, chickie hugs.

  15. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you all for sending your love & prayers to Sue — I’m sure she is feeling all of our support. :)

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Oh Sue! :::hugs::: I am so sorry and sad for you and Bob. He had a long life, one in which he was happy and loved. He’ll be waiting for you one day at The Raibow Bridge. Whole, happy, and ready to romp and, love, and cuddle, and play. He’ll be with you both always in spirit. I’ve learned that the spirits of well loved pets/family members as I see them, have a way of being around us in spirit when we most need them. My prayers go out to you all.

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Oh Lynn, I’ve been so good these last couple days, not crying…but you’ve started the tears again. And thank you all for your support, thoughts, and prayers. Bob has just been devastated – I guess I’ve been too busy keeping his spirits up to get on the LB lately – I know you all understand. My good neighbor Janet lost her Izzy a month before we lost Bandit. Izzy was Bandit’s girlfriend, back when they were young and energetic. I blew up a picture of the 2 of them together when they were younger, and I’m framing one for Bob and one for Janet. See picture attached.

    Bob is yearning for that loyal companionship again, and wants to adopt another dog soon. Do you think it’s too early yet? We haven’t even gotten Bandit’s ashes back yet….


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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    BTW Lynn, I forgot to mention what a perfect Bandit pick you made – it is lovely, as is the thought behind it!

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    if he’s feeling the longing to do that then it’s not too early, and there are so many dogs out there, in the pound, humane society, aspca, whatever, that so need loving people, who need them just as much as they need a decent and good, and kind person. It would be a wonderful thing to do, and hopefully a healing process for more than just one soul. Doing rescue and rehab as I do, I see horrendous things, but I also see amazing and miraculous things as well.

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    small example, I would never have suspected something was seriously wrong with me just before they found my brain tumor, had it not been for my rescued, and adopted, by me, couldn’t bear to give her up, Akita, Wendigo.

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Ravin, I guess I’m with you on that one. There is always the chance though that Bob might try to imprint Bandit’s personality onto another dog, and that’s always a disappointment…

    We found an adorable girl on the Western CO Border Collie Rescue site. She just tugged at my heartstrings…but Bob wants another male, and one that will be big enough to hold its own against all of our wildlife. We’ll keep looking….

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    you’d be suprised at just how well a border collie can hold their own, they’re not bred as herding dogs for nothing. Try to maybe sit down with Bob, explain that you’re worried he might try to imprint Bandits personality onto another dog, which wouldn’t be fair to Bandit, Bob, you, or the new dog. Explain that you should try to go with a dog that, for lack of a better way to put it, “feels” right to you both.

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    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Having worked with animals, and rescues/rehabs/resocializations, and fosters as much as , and as long as I have, if you’d like, I’ll help in any way I can, you have my number, call anytime!

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Thanks Ravin, I’ll keep that in mind! Bob is heading to the Humane Society in Canon after his chiropractor appt tomorrow. I can’t believe he’s going to do that on his own…but it will be good for him to go…

  25. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Sue, I’m so happy you like the pick — it was an honor to create it for you, Bob, & Bandit. Thanks for posting the beautiful photo of Bandit and Izzy! That was the one I wanted to include, but couldn’t figure out how to do so.

    I feel you & Bob have to adopt again when you both feel right about it. For some people, it is the same day they lose their beloved fur baby; for others, it is soon after; for others, it is a longer wait. I do think it is important to let the new pet have his/her own personality and not try to make him/her into the personality of the recently lost pet. Sounds as though you are very aware of that already. Keep me posted on what you & Bob decide to do! Love & hugs to you, Sue!!! :D

  26. Violet
    Violet says:

    So sorry to hear about your beloved Bandit….
    You and Bob are in my thoughts and prayers….

    Lynn this is a beautiful and thoughtful pick !!

  27. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Thank you, Violet! :)

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