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07-03-2014 09:02 AM
Katos_Mom The hardest part is knowing that someday, you will have to say goodbye.
07-03-2014 12:07 AM
StingRay As a future GSD owner.... This thread helps alot
07-02-2014 08:43 PM
RiverDan Baron is my first 100% mine dog. I will have a hard time with his departing.
The hardest thing for me now is constantly thinking about ever decision I make for him. Seconded guessing if they are the correct ones. So far they have been working out. (knock on wood)
07-02-2014 08:22 PM
Declan Other than saying goodbye, the hardest part for me has nothing to do with the dogs. It's dealing with people. Parents letting kids run up and hug/grab your dog, strangers petting your dog without permission, ignorant people telling you how to train your dog, and other people letting their ill-mannered dogs "play" with yours when he or she is not in the best mood are the hardest parts about dog ownership in my eyes.
07-02-2014 03:46 AM
Ellimaybel
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Besides goodbye for me would have to be the criticism. My sister will say he is a bad dog for the most simple things that most dogs do, and it really makes me upset. I know you are supposed to just brush it off, but I can't. That's just not the type of person I am.
But people criticizing us makes me and Jaxx even more eager to fix all of the problems no matter how big or how small they are.


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This! I already said my hardest part but I agree. My most frustrating moments have come in the past 2 weeks with family members that some have never met my dog, some never see him, none of them live my life with my dog. These people have made me second guess everything I'm doing in life with my dog, telling me my dog is dying, his organs are shutting down, I'm going to lose him and it's all my fault for not doing more than I am. I have stopped talking to my mother and my Godfather because of this. They have done nothing but make me cry every day and feel like a failure because in their eyes (people with money, which I don't have) I would have done everything that needs to be done a month ago. I've been dealing with this as the one who is controlling his diet, his medicine, cleaning up his diarrhea inside and outside. Yet everyone else seems to think I'm not doing enough. Sorry to rant, but you hit something right on the head.
07-02-2014 03:36 AM
Jaxx's mom Besides goodbye for me would have to be the criticism. My sister will say he is a bad dog for the most simple things that most dogs do, and it really makes me upset. I know you are supposed to just brush it off, but I can't. That's just not the type of person I am.
But people criticizing us makes me and Jaxx even more eager to fix all of the problems no matter how big or how small they are.


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07-02-2014 01:18 AM
Zeeva Besides the goodbye...?
07-01-2014 11:11 PM
Sabis mom
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Okay you made me cry. You have a knack for writing.
Don't cry, remember that every passing gives new life. We do them no honor to shed tears. We need to give thanks for the time they gave us, we do that best by embracing the memories and lessons, even the ones in humility.
I used to think that if life was fair I would have had Sabi forever, then I realized that if life was fair I would never have had her at all. I didn't deserve her. I am a better person because of her, but I will never have half of the grace, forgiveness and humanity my dog did.
07-01-2014 10:36 PM
McCoy when you need them to do something that you havent taught them to do, ie; dont eat that thing, that snake is NOT trying to play with you, ....and the horses mean business too!
07-01-2014 10:36 PM
trcy
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Got to agree with most everyone, saying goodbye really sucks. For me the hardest part is making that decision to let them go. I know for some I've waited too long and every time I tell myself I won't make that same mistake again but I do.
Yeah, with Riley I really thought if we got him to the vet and then the specialist and spent the money he would get better, but he just kept getting worse. It was only 4 days, but he just went downhill so fast.
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