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02-10-2015 10:39 PM
Chip18 So sorry for your loss. This is the down side of dog ownership! You think they are always going to be there and then one day they are gone!

First couple of days are going to be the worst, I still have Rocky (GSD) but I lost my Boxer (Struddell) two years ago.

I remember being busy at work one day and forgot about everything. Arriving home, I reached for the front door and as I grabbed the door knob, I remembered Struddel was no longer behind the door! I broke down and cried!

So yeah. it's going to be tough for a while but it will hurt less with time! Take care.
02-07-2015 11:45 PM
maxtmill I am so very sorry you are going through this. It is unbelievably painful. God bless you and your pup.
02-06-2015 08:54 PM
newlie Your post brought tears to my eyes. I am so sorry.
02-04-2015 02:12 AM
Wicked Seraphim
Thank you

Thank you everyone for all the kind words. They brought numerous tears to my eyes because I knew they came from your hearts. I knew you all would understand. So many people think, "oh, a pet died. Sad, but it was a pet."

No, they could not be more wrong. She was my girl. My friend. My protector. My family. I was all she needed besides food and water, and arguably, my husband and son often said if I wasn't here, she'd not eat, and sit at a window waiting for me. It wasn't often we were separated for more than 4-5 hours at a time.. for almost 10 years.. that's a bond, not just an "eh, that's mah daawg!"... No, she was my companion and that's worth some heavy duty tears, I think. Let the haters hate, I'm in mourning, and I think it's right that I be. Pele is worth every tear. Again, your kind words are deeply appreciated, by myself and Pele.

Today was hard. Real hard. I'd come home from the vet yesterday and spent hours cleaning, gathering her stuff and Gollum's to donate, except for the very personal items. I did that so I wouldn't have to stop and think.. and also in the hopes today might be easier. It didn't work.

There was no greeting when I got out of bed this morning.

I kept stepping over the area where her bed would be.. even though it wasn't there. When I reached to open the front door, I checked to be sure she was secured first (most of you know Pele's story and why this was necessary, she was very protective of her home and with her history, her life depended on me taking that seriously) and there was no Pele to secure.

My husband and son came home from work and there was no immediate bark sounding at cars in the driveway or her collar jingling as she made her way to the door.

There are no Pele snores in my room tonight. There was none last night. There won't be ever again.

I hope she isn't hurting where she is, that's whats important. No pain.. no more freakin' bad hips where you are, girl!

I'll be okay. I know I will be. I just gotta cry for her.
02-03-2015 11:15 AM
middleofnowhere I know it is hard whenever they go. You had many more months than you expected with Pele and I know that she enjoyed those. She had a good life with you. I'm sorry it couldn't have been longer and with fewer medical issues.
Thanks for giving her the extra care she needed.
02-03-2015 10:30 AM
shepherdmom I'm sorry for your loss.
02-03-2015 09:51 AM
Ruger Monster I'm so sorry for your loss. I read this thread from the beginning and am glad you got those extra months with her you were not expecting to have initially. It does not make it any easier though. Your post on her loss brought me to tears at work.

RIP, Pele.
02-03-2015 09:42 AM
kelbonc Very sad. So sorry for the loss of your special girl. RIP Pele.
02-03-2015 09:29 AM
Daisy&Lucky's Mom I am so sorry for your loss. Run free and strong Pele.Take care.
02-03-2015 09:27 AM
Mister C So sorry for your loss.

I am sure Pele took great comfort from having her whole family around her as she passed. It's so hard to lose them.
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