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Old 08-11-2004, 11:32 PM
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Sorry to here that. I know where your coming from been there. That happened to me two years ago with a lab. Got out at night my girlfreind left my house pulled out on the highway a called me. My dog just got hit. I got to her, but she had alot of internals messed up. She died in my arms it is really really hard. Dogs are a very big part of my life.
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Old 08-11-2004, 11:46 PM
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hey budman, sorry for your loss. i too lost my best friend on my birthday a little after i had lost 9 friends in the trade center. my girlfriend, my wife now, took winston for a walk, and he broke his collar. he ran into the street and was hit by a car. i was messed up for a while. i took his puppy collar, and his last collar with is tags and hung them from my lamp in my office. its funny how an animal can touch our lives, i will never go without my family not having a best friend. r.i.p. winston 1-27-01
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Old 08-12-2004, 12:17 AM
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Budman - Sorry for your loss. I too as many others here on the board, am a dog lover. I have a daschaund (Max) that I simply adore. I can only imagine the pain you feel. Hang in there!
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Sorry to hear of your loss.
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Old 08-12-2004, 03:31 AM
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I went through that about a month ago. Still going through it actually... My Irish Setter died of old age. I'm keeping his collar and a photo on my desk in my office at home.

Contrary to what some others have said, I've had a much easier time dealing with the loss of some other family members than with the loss of my dog. Sounds harsh but I'm just being honest here: my dog's love and devotion to me was unconditional. He never let me down, never disappointed me... can't say that much about most people.

This is why I still can't even consider the idea of getting another dog. Right now, it would feel like trying to get another grandmother. I feel like this was a member of my family, the one and only and that he can't be replaced just like that.

It hurts, I didn't think it would so much and people who never went through it never quite understand what the big deal is...
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Very sorry for your loss. Just remember the good times Bud gave you and move on. My black lab died on fathers day, 1995 3 months after I bought my first new Harley. "Barney" is now in a canister on my fireplace...
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Old 08-12-2004, 08:58 AM
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BadDog, I'm glad you chimed in, so I can thank you again publicly. BadDog helped me out tremendously by helping me retrieve Buddy's remains from the side of the highway Sunday night. It was not a pleasant task, especially after a full day boating on the water. A truer friend you will not find. I owe you a bunch of Keystones...


Thanks for all the kind words, everyone. I'm going to find some spot of honor for his collar, maybe a plaque or something with a picture. I'll probably use his leash for a successor, if one ever comes along.
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I`m very sorry to hear of your loss. I had to put my German Shepard ""Rolf'' to sleep April 13th 1993. I still have a little difficulty dealing with it from time to time. I think that they almost become more than a part of the family. I think that they almost become a part of you. I know that I feel that a part of me died when I put Rolf to sleep. It botherd me a lot worse than when my Father died.
Hang in there and know that you are not alone. I still have Rolfs leash here and his water and food bowl for when ''visitors'' drop by the shop with or without their masters.
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Old 08-12-2004, 10:38 AM
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I have some toys and a coller that I will always have. Allways a huge loss. I have two rescue dogs now, a terrier mix and border collie mix. They are both very much part of the family. Sorry for your loss, Doug
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I feel for you !.........Horrible thing losing your bud.
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