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Old 03-16-2008, 10:23 PM
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Sorry for your loss, BRF. I haven't had a dog since my Brownie passed away six years ago. I still miss her. Hope you and your family are holding up as well as you guys can. Take care.
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:25 PM
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Dwayne and Rebecca
Sorry for the loss of your friend. We have a boxer and a boston terrier and they are our kids. I don't even want to think about losing one of them. We nearly lost the boston last year and it was horrible. Our thoughts are with you!

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Old 03-17-2008, 09:31 AM
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Dwayne,


Very sorry to hear about your loss. This is Bela who my wife and I lost back in December:





Seems like a similar situation to yours. Bela always liked my wife, but she had a level of devotion to me that did not exist with anyone else. We have two other dogs and they didn't act right for at least a month after Bela was put down. I didn't even want to be in my house for several days after it happened. Our home just felt empty without her.

All I can do is speak from experience and say it does get better with time. I can look back and realize I was fortunate to have Bela for the time I did. Sorry for your loss.

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Old 03-17-2008, 09:47 AM
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Dwayne,

So sorry for your loss. We have a 13 year old cat that has been such a joy and such a big part of our family. I know when her time comes it will be very hard for all of my family.

But we will see them again one day. I believe that too.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:57 AM
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Hi folks,
I am really sorry for your loss, nothing wrong with a grown man crying over a good dog lost, something is wrong with a man that wouldn't. I think a whole lot of my whole gang- a black lab (13 yo) and 2 German shorthairs, I have even become fond of my daughter's cat despite myself!
Samuel Clements (Mark Twain) wrote in "Puddn Head Wilson's" calender the following which I have found to be very true: "If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man."---Bran
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:22 AM
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Wow guys, what can I say...Thanks for all of your well wishes and sympathy. My wife read this enitre thread with me and she wanted to say thank you for sharing your stories and your sympathy. Just reading about your experiences is helping us in our grieving process. If you are ever in heaven and see yellow lab with a polka dot collar that just can't seem to contain her excitement for people, squeaky toys and cuddling...that'll be her.
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Old 03-17-2008, 10:41 AM
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After my divorce I was paid for a set of golf clubs I had sold to a friend with a black lab puppy .... best deal I ever made....immediately named her Smoky Brook of Elkmont after my favorite place in the world...remarried a mountain loving, dog loving woman and Smoky helped raised our son for 13 years....she died three years ago in the middle of a hurricane and her passing was a low point in all of our lives so I know and feel the hurt you are going through right now....Smoky camped and played in the LR at Elkmont on many a trip and I later returned a part of her there....we now have another lab...Brookie Girl of Elkmont...name was my son's idea....and while she is another great dog there is still a piece of my soul that belongs to that first dog.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:53 PM
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Rog,

Thanks for sharing that. It's good to know that others have had a similar experience because I was worried that I was too upset, but I see now that I wasn't. I really love your story. BTW I didn't know that you could take dogs up to Treemont! Is it legal, or did you just sneak them in?

Dwayne
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Old 03-17-2008, 11:00 PM
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Unhappy So sorry for your loss BlueRaider

Breaks my heart that you have lost your Friend. Feel your pain having lost our first dog three years ago after 15 wonderful, love filled years.

Regardless of your spiritual belief....know this...you will see your "Pretty Girl" again. One day, maybe not tomorrow, or next week, or next year... you will see Pretty Girl staring at you from behind the eager eyes of another willing and deserving companion. Take comfort that your Pretty Girl will see to that from beyond.

Take care, and keep her in your heart. Their love lives on.
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Sorry about your loss. I'm really dreading the day we lose Daisy, our Brittany. I understand how you feel and what she meant to your family.
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