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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Jonah, RIP 1-14-2013

I had to put Jonah down yesterday. Hardest decision of my life. Some of you who have been following him over the years can learn more here. I will miss him but I know he's out of pain now. Sweet Jonah...

"Jonah is gone. I had to hold him tight so he wouldn't struggle. He died in my arms with my face right on his forehead and on the top of his nose. I rubbed him and shhh him while he became weak and lost consciousness in my arms. And then he died right there as I was holding him. I didn't let go for 30 minutes. I just laid on the floor with him and kept shhhh and kissing his forehead and telling him he's no longer in pain. My man is finally at rest. Finally"


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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 10:10 PM
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I am so very sorry He sounds like he was a terrific, once in a lifetime dog...
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post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 10:11 PM
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I am sorry for your loss Rest In Peace Jonah...... I am sure he taught Bella well

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I'm sorry. It is alway so hard to lose them.

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Very sorry, RIP little baby Jonah

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He was such a sweet dog. The kids and tons of neighbors and friends came to see him on Sunday. He had a good time but you could tell he was hurting. I couldn't make him go through it any longer just to keep him with us. Having worked him for many years, and then become such a great pet after retirement, it was tough. I'm sure you all know how it feels. It's been a long time since I had a bond with a dog like that. Bella will be great and our bond is very strong, but they are not one in the same.

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So sorry for your loss.

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Dear Lord,

Please open your gates and call St. Francis
to come escort this beloved companion
across the Rainbow Bridge.

Assign him to a place of honor,
for he has been a faithful servant
and has always done his best to please me.

Bless the hands that send him to you,
for they are doing so in love and compassion,
freeing him from pain and suffering.

Grant me the strength not to dwell on my loss.
Help me remember the details of his life
with the love he has shown me.
And grant me the courage to honor him
by sharing those memories with others.

Let him remember me as well
Let him know that I will always love him.
And when it's my time to pass over into your paradise,
Please allow him to accompany those
Who will bring me home.

Thank you, Lord,
for the gift of his companionship
and for the time we've had together.

And thank you, Lord,
for granting me the strength
to give him to you now.
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So sorry for you loss. Jonah sounds like a wonderful dog. It is so hard to lose them, especially when you have that special bond. I just lost mine, Alex, this Fall. Run free Jonah.

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My heart aches for you. I am so very sorry.

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