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02-27-2014 01:34 PM
Brando & Julietta's Dad So Sorry to hear about your loss of spirit. She will always be a part of you. I hope in time you can remember all the wonderful times you had together. RIP sweet Spirit...
02-27-2014 01:24 PM
Lilie I'm so sorry for your loss. Most here know exactly what you are feeling. I hope you heal enough to open your heart to another dog who will need you as much as you need them.
02-27-2014 01:11 PM
Loneforce I am sorry for your loss of spirit Sadly enough that was my fist post here as well. You are doing the best thing you could do, by opening up and talking about it. It helps a lot. Rest In Peace Spirit....
02-27-2014 01:08 PM
Spirit's dad
thank you

Thank You to all who posted or viewed and took just a piece of Spirit with you. She was a great example of her breed, strong and dignified to the end. The tears are slowing down and the memories are all great.
02-25-2014 05:44 PM
GuterHund So very sorry for you. I have been going through this too. They just do not stay with us long enough.
02-25-2014 04:51 PM
sehrgutcsg It was around 2000 when I drove that long 4 mile dirt road back after Maximillian suffered his second stroke. July 1987 - Sometime's I can still feel his nose sitting in the palm of my right hand as we both drove that drive, when I left him where it all began for him, the road he knew like the back of his front paw - knowing it was the end.. I cried like a baby.. Many here share your heartache. May you both be at peace until the next best friend set's his nose in your right hand and looks at you with those dark brown eyes.. It may be a while..?? Sorry for your loss, stay strong...
02-25-2014 04:08 PM
sit,stay I am so sorry for your loss. Your heartbreak is so evident in your words. Time will help ease this pain, but in the meantime know that you're not alone.
Sheilah
02-25-2014 03:11 PM
myshepharley I am very sorry for your loss....
RIP sweet girl
02-25-2014 02:55 PM
shepherdmom I am so sorry for your loss.
02-25-2014 02:50 PM
Mister C Sorry for your loss. It's a really hard time and my sympathies are with you.

I lost my GSD in November and am still mourning. It gets better with time. Trust me on this. I was pretty much non-functional for a few days. The first few weeks were super tough and I had a hard time focusing on other things.

What haunted me the most was the final day. It was a long slow decline for my old girl but there came a day where she got suddenly worse. She was giving me "that look" and telling me it was time. We had a vet come to our house and I held her while she slipped away. I played that scene in my head hundreds and hundreds of times the first few weeks.

But then I realized that such a replay of her final moments wasn't doing me or her any good. So I decided to focus on the good things, the happy times and how much joy Maddie brought into our lives. By keeping that focus things got better--slowly and by small steps but the pain did start easing.

The bottle is not going to help you get over this. Sure, it may mask the pain for a few hours but the wound will still be there. And it would be a setback for you. I think you know this already but maybe hearing it from someone else helps. You should be proud of being sober for 26 years. It's an accomplishment and shows your inner strength.

That same inner strength also helped you make the right call so that you could help your dear old friend cross the bridge.

She will never leave your heart as long as you cherish the memories and keep a space for her in your heart for her to curl up and rest there.

Hang in there pal,

Michael
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