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BS: Said goodbye to my big dog

30 Sep 18 - 10:33 AM (#3953806)
Subject: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: olddude

I will miss him he was my buddy. My daughter and i raised him since he was abandoned with his cord still attached. 14 years later Ihad to say goodbye


30 Sep 18 - 10:39 AM (#3953808)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: olddude

Bottle fed him as a puppy. Cancer took him. He was doing so good but he died quietly. They break your heart


30 Sep 18 - 10:44 AM (#3953809)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: Stilly River Sage

They do. I lost my pit bull last December to cancer; I had her for more than a dozen years. We didn't have it diagnosed or treated (chemo) because she had already outlived her life expectancy and I didn't want her to deal with side-effects from the treatment, but we kept her comfortable, and when that time passed we all went for one last walk, then a tearful trip to the vet. You miss those big bundles of unconditional love.


30 Sep 18 - 11:42 AM (#3953831)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: olddude

For sure stilly. I have my wiener dogs still and I love them to pieces but I will miss my big bear dog.


30 Sep 18 - 11:46 AM (#3953833)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: ranger1

So sorry, Dan. The emptiness they leave behind is so much bigger than the physical space they took up.


30 Sep 18 - 12:10 PM (#3953840)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: Senoufou

I'm so very sorry Dan. It does indeed break your heart. I have sobbed my heart out so many times at losing an adored cat.

I've found that concentrating on all the happy times, funny little ways, the good life the pet had at your side and the absolutely correct way you cared for him/her all helps to soften the pain.

But the missing seems endless nevertheless.
A big hug to you...
Eliza x


30 Sep 18 - 01:00 PM (#3953852)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: SINSULL

So hard, Dan.
Yesterday, Alice the Slut went to that great kitty litter in the sky. 18 years old and bossy to the end. Her kitten Fred (17) is walking around the house crying for her. I have so many memories of her antics over the years and nothing to regret. She was about six months old and pregnant when I rescued her off the streets. Not a bad life for a NYC street cat.

"Don't you remember Sweet Alice, Ben Bolt? Sweet Alice with long curly tail..."
Her song


30 Sep 18 - 01:06 PM (#3953855)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: ranger1

Oh, Mary! I'm sorry. Alice was always my favorite of your cats. She had a grand life with you, and made a big impression n a lot of people - usually those not bright enough to listen to your warning not to leave anything where Alice could reach it.


30 Sep 18 - 01:24 PM (#3953858)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: Stilly River Sage

Sad stories but good memories.


30 Sep 18 - 01:59 PM (#3953865)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: wysiwyg

(((Dan)))

I pre-grieve when I can, and have often thought about the day I'll have to start seeing the end for Newbie, usually during bedtime-prep snuggle hour. I'm pretty sure I'll outlive her, and that she'll be my last dog. The pre-grieving always helps... but.... this is the one that's really MY DOG.

~Susan


30 Sep 18 - 02:06 PM (#3953866)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: fat B****rd

Sending good thoughts as always, Dan
Charlie


30 Sep 18 - 03:42 PM (#3953887)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: olddude

Thank you. Sins I am sorry about your kitty. My big Gus dog was really a good dog. My wiener dog missing him today


30 Sep 18 - 03:59 PM (#3953889)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: Bonnie Shaljean

It's so devastating when a beloved animal dies. My heart goes out to you. I know what an aching void they leave behind them when it's their time to go. Hugs...


01 Oct 18 - 04:33 PM (#3954083)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: keberoxu

If this question is painful, I'm sorry.
But wanted to get the details straight.

Your Labrador Retriever, haven't you told us,
was one of a litter of four.
They were inside a BOX?

Where was the box full of Labrador Retriever pups left??

I recall clearly that you and your daughter the vet rescued the pups.
But from -- where?


01 Oct 18 - 06:08 PM (#3954103)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: Gallus Moll

It is never easy parting with your beloved dog, even tho you know it is old, perhaps suffering, and will be running freely on the other side of the rainbow bridge- - but they are still with you, in your heart, in your memory; sometimes you just miss seeing them as they follow you through the garden, or on a favourite walk - a flicker of movement at the corner of your eye- - then when you feel sad, they are with you, their unseen presence beside you, comforting you till the sadness fades and another dog has taken on their role in your life.
It is so hard to part with them -- but imagine if you had never had them, never experienced their companionship, watched the enthusiasm of their play and chases, or had the privilege of them gazing at your face, laying their chin heavily upon you then leaning against you, totally relaxed and at peace.


02 Oct 18 - 05:43 PM (#3954280)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: Thompson

Oh lordy. Galloping around those happy green pastures in a world beyond, and ready to guide you when you come there, I hope.


03 Oct 18 - 12:22 AM (#3954305)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: olddude

Kerb yes there was four, three went to great homes but my big gus stayed here with my weiner dogs. He was attached to me. 145 pounds of lab newfie mix. Miss him terrible and still in grief. Dogs break your heart. My daughter is the bigtime vet neuro surgeon. She called and is broken hearted also as we raised him and the others from a bottle. Some ugly person left them to die in a box. The spca didn’t have the staff to take them. We took them home. We raised them


03 Oct 18 - 12:26 AM (#3954306)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: olddude

I have his ashes here now, next to my beloved wiener dog that i had for 17 years before he passed


03 Oct 18 - 12:34 AM (#3954308)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: olddude

My favorite was when the police called my doc buddy when I drove myself to the hospital because of my heart. My doc called the police as he thought I was still home dying. The police called him and said if he is dead he is staying dead because there is a 150 lbs of snarling teeth that won’t let us into the house lol. My gus was protective but any kid could hug or kiss him however he watched my house for sure


03 Oct 18 - 02:56 AM (#3954314)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: Joe Offer

Gee, it's hard to say goodbye to a dog. They are such wonderful friends.
-Joe-


03 Oct 18 - 02:04 PM (#3954462)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: keberoxu

Four newborn pups in a cardboard box
and the SPCA couldn't deal? FOR SHAME, what are they there for!

The loss of the dog's companionship is indeed
a heavy price to pay for giving that helpless pup a chance at a full life.


03 Oct 18 - 05:53 PM (#3954537)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: ChanteyLass

Oh, hugs to you, your other dogs, and to everyone else who'll miss the big' un.


04 Oct 18 - 09:28 PM (#3954766)
Subject: RE: BS: Said goodbye to my big dog
From: gnu

My sincerest condolences. If I had words of comfort, I would type them. I can only offer my feelings and those cannot be typed.