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06-26-2019 09:05 PM
Karloutdoors Derwood, my sincere condolences. No doubt in my mind you did the right thing. The right thing a couple years ago. And the right thing just recently. Memories of time shared with your little buddy will forever be a gift.. I'm grateful you gave the pup many years of attention, care, and love. In return he gave you the same.
06-26-2019 07:49 PM
yoopertrout When treated right, dogs are family members, and their loss is a hard thing to suffer. My condolences. Hang tough, and may time heal the wound.
06-26-2019 11:18 AM
Originally Posted by Derwood View Post
He's under his favorite tree
The loss and pain you feel is real and will always live in your heart. I unfortunately have also had to do "the right thing" too many times. But when the time is right, your next buddy will find you. My 14 mo old Springer found me opening day of fishing last year. I was not going to replace Sadie until the time was right, but heading home I came to an intersection where the house across the street had 9 little puppies in the front yard. It was all over, called my wife and told her I found a new girlfriend, she has brown eyes and a cold nose. Named her Sadie II.
06-26-2019 10:34 AM
CJR I walked the same walk you did on April 28th with my best buddy Sam. He was 12 and the cancer and arthritis got the best of him.

You made his last moments peaceful and he got to spend them with his best friend...that's all any of us can ask for in the end.

The pain slowly goes away and your left with the happy memories...
06-24-2019 08:19 AM
AllenW Our Vet gave us the poem "Last Battle" when we went in with our first dog and I've had to read it three more times after that, always gets me crying, but it has helped though those times.

We're on dog number 5 now and I don't look forward to reading this poem again, but know the time will come.

I definitely preferred our dogs over most people.

06-24-2019 06:37 AM
Originally Posted by ffishman View Post
I may get push back on this, but I think many times its harder to lose a pet than a family member. Years ago a friend of mine lost his dog. Tore him up. After that some time later he lost his wife. Sad, but not as torn up. I asked him about that. He said for 11 years his dog slept in his bed and laid up against him EVERY, night, touched him more in that time frame than his wife did. He said his dog showed him more affection than his wife. Go figure.
No push back here. I cried harder over losing my dig than I did about some people I know.
06-24-2019 03:31 AM
WALI4VR Words never say the storyhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...e9199ade8f.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...86603c904a.jpg

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06-23-2019 07:13 PM
Will Rogers was right

To paraphrase, If dogs donít go to heaven, when I die I want to go where they went.

Sorry for your loss, Derwood. Cherish the memories, youíll be able to someday look back and smile.
06-23-2019 05:41 PM
Derwood He's under his favorite tree
06-23-2019 02:53 PM
the dog
the dog

and the dog didn't nag him to death......
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