Layla Would Have Loved Today...

Layla would have loved today...lying out on the back deck, nose up high sniffing the soft breeze...happy as a clam. Layla was my cupcake baking partner...I made the cupcakes and she got to have her photo taken with the cupcakes...and some of the time she actually got to taste a bit of frosting or just some of the cupcake. She was always willing to participate in the baking process!

Layla has been ill for more than a month since the vet discovered that she had canine dilated cardiomyopathy. This morning it got the best of her and she passed over the rainbow bridge around 3:30 a.m. Today I know that Layla has become part of that breeze I feel. RIP Layla 4.4.11...I am missing you today and forever. My heart is very sad today.

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106 comments:

  1. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I had a white American BullDog Boxer mix, Ladie, (who actually looked MUCH like Layla!!) who was hit by a taxi two years ago. The loss of a pet and friend is indescribable. It will get better though and you'll have great laughs thinking about the good times with her :)

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  2. Given Layla's essential work on this blog, we think the motto of Roxie's World applies: Old dog bloggers never die. They just have longer telecommutes. Safe travels, Layla, and dogspeed to your grieving humans.

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  3. I'm so sorry for your loss. I loved seeing photos of Layla on this blog. She looked so sweet and well behaved and adorable. I know you are missing your friend. Thinking of you.

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  4. oh, I'm so so sorry.. layla will live on in your pictures, and our memories. she always struck me as the most darling dogling.. much love and condolences, from the wintry shores of cape town. <3

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  5. I am very sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose a member of the family. We have several pets and they are all getting older...one passed away last year. It is hard. The way I try to look at it is that they are in a better place and now there is space in my home for me to care for another animal that needs it. There are so many out there that are abused and unloved. It helps me a bit to think of it that way.

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  6. Oh no! How very sad. I know how horrible that hole is and how hard it is to fill. Warm thoughts and best wishes for you through such loss.

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  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Layla was always an inspiration for me to try and incorporate my pup into my baking escapades.

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  8. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost mine about 3 years ago and it was incredibly hard.

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  9. Oh no! Good for you for making the best choice for her. I will very much miss seeing her sweet face eyeballing your cupcakes!

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  10. I'm so sorry about Layla. I've been following your blog for some time now and always loved seeing her looking fondly at the cupcakes.

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  11. Gosh--I'm sitting here bawling and I have only ever seen pictures of her! Hugs to you--there is no love like the love of our pups.

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  12. I am so sorry, Layla now is in the dogs' heaven so cute and calm.
    Kisses from Brazil

    Claudia

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  13. I'm so sorry. *hug*

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  14. So sorry for your loss. May your memories remind you of all of the good times you shared!

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  15. I'm very sorry to hear your sad news. Your remark "has become part of that breeze I feel" is really lovely.

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  16. Anonymous5:25 PM

    I always looked forward to her face in the cupcake shot! Such a wise soul!

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  17. I'm sitting here in tears after reading your post in my reader. Layla was an inspiration to all. She will be greatly missed. My you be constantly comforted in this difficult time.

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  18. ohhhh, I'm so sorry- hugs to you and your family. I'll miss her too.

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  19. My heart goes out to you today. I am so sorry for your loss and I know words cannot express the pain or sadness. I am happy I got to meet Layla through your blog. I am hugging my Finley and Ava extra tight tonight in memory of Layla.

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  20. So sorry....I will miss her sweet face on your blog! (Hugs)

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  21. So sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your sweet Layla with us.

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  22. I'm so sorry to hear about Layla~she was lovely and always brought a smile to my face. I hope she is romping around in doggie heaven with my Poppy..

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  23. I am so sorry to read this news! I am remembering you in my good thoughts today.

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  24. I am so sorry to hear of Layla's passing. The friendship and love the two of you shared was a joy to read about, and she will be dearly missed by many. In time, she will great you with cupcakes of her own when you meet again on the Rainbow Bridge. My heart goes out to you.

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  25. So sorry for your loss, I always looked forward to your new posts documenting Layla's sweet adventures in cupcakes and friendship--(((hugs))

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  26. I suspect that Layla is kicking up a little angel dust to sprinkle on your next batch of Cupcake Queen delights! Your video represents a special lady in lasting, beautiful ways. thanks for sharing ! love from granny

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  27. I am so, so sorry for your loss. :(

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  28. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  29. Anonymous12:11 PM

    Layla became every readers' own pet as well as we read your blogs. We will all sorely miss her. My heart goes out to you...

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  30. I am so, so sorry. The only thing I can say is that you know she lived a very good, happy life.

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  31. Sorry for your loss. I always loved your blog entries where Layla was featured.

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  32. Kelli3:45 PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. I'm sure your heart is very full today. They truly are a member of the family.

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  33. Oh my goodness. I am so sorry.

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  34. Mary-Frances5:16 PM

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Such a cute doggie. I always loved seeing her in your pictures.

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  35. I am so sorry for your loss! You will be in my prayers!

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  36. I'm sorry for the loss of your little dog :-(

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  37. I'm sorry. That makes me sad. :(

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  38. So so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you...and dogs do go to Heaven :-)

    I'm sure we will all miss Layla on the blog, she was always such a treat with the treats.

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  39. I'm so sorry to hear about sweet Layla. My heart hurts for you--dogs are family.

    Maybe she and my girl, Maggie, can share a cupcake on the Rainbow Bridge. :)

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  40. Anonymous8:02 AM

    i am so sorry. my dog died of cancer

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  41. Oh, CQ, I'm am so very sorry. Will miss her precious expressions. You will be in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days. I've been there a few years back and it hurt so badly.

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  42. So sorry about your sweet Layla....

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  43. I'm so sorry. I always enjoyed you pics and adored Layla. So so sorry.

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  44. I am so sorry about your dog! This is so sad; I can't imagine losing mine! I hope that you guys can learn to cope without her.

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  45. I am so sorry for your loss. I always loved your photos with your dog and cupcakes, two things that I love too. Thank you for sharing.

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  46. I am so, so sorry to hear of Layla's passing...it was so obvious from her many photos that she was a very important member of your family--and I am sure she will be missed by you and all of your readers! May you find peace in your memories of her.

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  47. I am so, so sorry to hear of Layla's passing...it was so obvious from her many photos that she was a very important member of your family--and I am sure she will be missed by you and all of your readers! May you find peace in your memories of her.

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  48. I'm so sorry for your loss.
    May God bless you and your family!
    Big hug

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  49. so sorry to hear about your loss <3 prayers & hugs sent your way

    Holden @ SUGARbijoux

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  50. My own pup Maya, a boxer/Rhodesian mix, is my constant companion when i make cupcakes, so I completely understand.

    I am so sorry for your loss. And yet, from your description, I'm certain that somewhere over that Rainbow Bridge she is enjoying a cupcake.

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  51. About a year ago we lost our Golden Retriever when he lost sight in both eyes. He loved the outdoors, and his territory was the 17 acres we live on.

    Once he couldn't see and get around he just gave up, and at age 17 died. It has been hard on our whole family.

    We haven't gotten another dog yet, we just can't do it right now.

    Penny

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  52. Dear Linda,
    I am so sorry. I know how hard it is- it's like losing a best friend and family member.
    Prayers & hugs~
    xx,
    Tammy

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  53. Mary H10:58 PM

    Though it is heartbreaking to lose Layla here on earth, she's across that rainbow bridge frolicking and playing with many of our other dearly departed pets--Ollie, Willy, Quinn, and Arby.
    Be kind to yourself and give Nigel a hug. He's probably sad to lose Layla as well.
    My dog Flint will likely be in Maryland in a few days to keep you company :)
    Love you!

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  54. Anonymous1:00 PM

    Layla was a beautiful cupcake model. She was the perfect face next to your amazing creations. Miss her already.

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  55. Your post is very close to my heart. My sweet Bella sits dutifully, waiting for the powdered sugar to hit the floor as soon as she hears the mixer going. She's paralyzed now but still drags herself into the kitchen to clean up the floor after my cupcake craziness. I don't look forward to the day that's sure to come, as it has for you. Please know I'm sharing your sorry. All the best.

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  56. Anonymous7:49 PM

    I just came to visit your blog when I saw this note about your wonderful friend. I am so sad. I am sure she loved her life with you.

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  57. I am so sorry for your loss...my heart goes out to you.

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  58. I'm SO sorry to hear of Layla's passing - I loved the pictures of her, longingly staring at your cupcakes. What a sweet girl! i hope your heart can find peace in the beautiful life that you must have given her.

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  59. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  61. I am so sorry to hear of Layla's passing. :(

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  62. Oh my, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is to say good bye to our furbabies. Layla will be missed by so many. She seemed like such a very sweet girl. I hope she is romping and playing up in doggie heaven with my three, sweet babies.

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  63. Anonymous4:22 PM

    I just found your website and am inspired by your creativity.

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Those of us who've had furbabies as part of our family understand the enormity of losing a family member. It sounds as though you were there to see her off. That is the most difficult, courageous. loving and selfless gift you could give Layla.

    I had a cat, Chrissy, who developed kidney problems and my husband and I administered SubQ IV fluids for as long as she had quality of life before we had to say goodbye the Monday before last Christmas. I miss her still.

    God bless you and that sweet faced Layla.

    Nancy

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  64. I just saw this in my google reader, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of Layla. I unfortunately know how you feel, we lost our dog, Cinder, 2 1/2 years ago and our cat, Roswell, last August. My heart and thoughts are with you. There will be a lot of crying ahead and I know there are no words that will bring you comfort. :(

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  65. So sorry for your loss, we will keep you and your family in our prayers.

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  66. I am so sorry for your loss. Through my life I have lost my share of furballs. God Bless Layla!!

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  67. My heart is breaking for you; I'm so sorry for your loss. As a fellow dog lover with a furry best friend, I can't begin to imagine how you feel right now. I'd so lOve to be able to heal your pain. All I can say is though, be happy that your Layla lived an amazing and happy life. Too many dogs don't get to share tat happiness with a wonderful person; Layla was incredibly lucky to have you. And I'm sure, she'll be forever with you and everytime you bake a cupcake or do something that she loved, she'll be there with you. Big hugs. x

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  68. My heart goes out to you. Layla was absolutely beautiful and clearly the best dog anyone could hope for. I know I felt the same way about my 3bbeautiful Great Danes, especially Annie who I lost 2 years ago Feb. I think Layla and Annie are already good friends by now, both of them running free in heaven.

    -NYC BikerBrat

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  69. Vicki Elletson6:41 PM

    I just heard about Layla today. I am so sorry for your loss.

    Vicki

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  70. Oh my goodness, I just heard your sad news. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your sweet friend, Layla. I'll think of her next time I see a rainbow. Peace.

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  71. i'm so sorry :( it hurts my heart to hear of your loss. cherish all the good puppy love memories you two have. sending comforting thoughts your way!

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  72. Layla was a bright star in the cupcake community. I will miss seeing her photos as you detail your baking adventures. Have lost several canine family members over the years and know the sadness and loss you feel right now is immense. Know she will be waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge. ((((((hugs))))) Cat

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  73. Anonymous10:27 PM

    i'm so very sorry for your loss.

    as much as i sometimes get annoyed w/ mine under feet while workin in the kitchen i know the pain of not having them there would be so much worse. thank you for the reminder to treasure that time as we know not how long it will be.

    my heart breaks for you - in sympathy.

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  74. So sorry to hear this. I am a long time reader, and loved seeing layla with your cupcakes. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful memorie of Layla with us.

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  75. I hadn't checked your blog in quite a while (sorry), and just now saw this very sad news. I have always loved the pictures of Layla staring at your cupcakes, and I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face for the loss of a dog I never met. My condolences on your loss; Layla will be greatly missed by all of us.

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  76. Furbabies are the best. So sorry for your loss.

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  77. I love your blog !
    AMAZING!
    www.welovefur.blogspot.com
    With love Little Sable

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  78. I had lost your blog for more than a year..and thought of going to it today. I am so sad to hear about Layla. She was a star!

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  79. Hi 52 Cupcakes.
    i frequent your blog and always loved seeing your cupcakes photos with Layla. My heart broke so to see that layla had passed. My heartfelt condolences for your loss. People who are not pet people find it hard to realise a bond shared between humans and these special pets. I will miss seeing her almost smiling face in each picture. I wish you all the best for the future and thank you for a lovely blog. We will miss Layla...

    Elle

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  80. I'm so sorry, I always looked forward to Layla and your cupcakes...It's what inspired me to train my dog to pose with my baked treats.

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  81. AtlKat9:28 PM

    Just stopped by your blog for the first time a bit of a while. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your pictures of Layla gazing over some delicious baked goodie always cracked me up. I was always envious of your well behaved dog, as evidenced by your photos. Layla will be missed by many. Thank you for sharing her with us.

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  82. I am just seeing this for the first time today. Im so very sorry for your loss.

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  83. So sorry for your loss. I loved coming here and hearing about Layla's cupcake adventures.

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  84. I'm sorry for your loss. Your blog is the reason I have convinced my husband to get an American Bulldog. Our current yard is infected with parvo... but our house is on the market so I'm hoping to unpack a puppy :) Thank you for sharing your Layla with us. <>

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  85. Pinterest led me to your MS Oreo Cupcakes. So I decided to view your other blog entries, because - yum!

    Then I saw this post. I'm so incredibly sorry for the loss of your beautiful friend. Losing a pet is the worst!

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  86. Anonymous9:07 AM

    I am so sorry for your loss... actually you brought me into tears with your beautiful words!! I lost my dearest Balki, a black and white cocker spaniel, almost a year ago and sometimes it seems I still hear the jingle of his collar... his presence is among us forever!!

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  87. I was just reading your blog and found this. This makes me so sad. We also lost our Dakota in April. He was 14 and had a terminal stroke. I stayed with him during the whole thing. I miss him something awful. Just wanted to say that I read this and my heart goes out to you. I know it happened some time ago but I also know that time makes no difference in the loss of a beloved pet. Kim xx

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  88. great photos.

    I like your dog


    hugs Conny

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  89. rachelc11:35 PM

    Been a fan of your blog for a while now. I've been away for a bit and just saw this post. I am incredibly sad for your loss. She seemed like such an awesome baking partner.

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  90. Hey there,
    I'm sorry for your loss.
    She's now with God and in peace. Stay strong and chin up.

    Loves,

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  91. Hey there,
    I'm sorry for your loss.
    She's now with God and at peace.
    Stay strong and cheer up.

    Loves,

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  92. i am so sorry to hear that

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  93. I'm sorry to hear about Layla. I truly wish you all the best.

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  94. I just read that touching post... I am so sorry for your lose of Layla.
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  95. Anonymous12:38 AM

    So sorry-- loved seeing Layla "helping" you out over the years. Such a lovely creature she was.

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  96. I'm so sorry to hear that. We have lost a couple of dogs and it really hurts. My little guy (cat) is getting up there and while he is fine out family is getting sad at the thought of him leaving us. I know it's an animal but they really are like our kids right? So i'm hoping that you will be okay! It's so sad, and he is such a cutie pie! I just found your blog and i love it! I'll def be back to see what you come up with.

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  98. Petra7:46 AM

    So sorry to hear - must be so difficult to let this kind beating heart go.
    We have a 3 year old boxer, such a huge part of our lives as well as baking adventures.
    The minute he hears the mixer going, he's sitting faithfully next to me for a taste here and there.
    Lot's of strength to you all!

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  99. Anonymous7:26 AM

    I 'm so sorry for your loss. I honestly cannot stop crying when I see her in your photos. Pets aren't just friends or companions their also a part of our families. I know she'll be eating lotsa cupcakes in doggy heaven.

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    Regards.

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  101. I'm sorry and have just had the same loss this past year. Abby was my best friend and just like your Layla loved the cupcakes! I can't believe how similar our posts are about our so loved friends. I still look for her when I come home.
    sue at welldressedcupcakes.blogspot.com

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  102. Time is healer :( Just know she's looking down on you and smiling at every single cupcake!

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