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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Never knew it would be this hard

I'm glad this forum has such a spot for talking about this.

Yesterday I had to have Kane put to rest due to being in the final stages of kidney failure. He was 10 years old. The final stage came on so quick.

He was definitely my heart dog. I am married with 2 step children, but Kane was with me before they entered my life, and him and I always had a special attachment.

My father passed away last year, and I grieved, but not near the amount I am over this loss.

What I think will be the hardest is life without him. Eventhough others are in the house, I immediately have this loss of security at my own home.

Anyway, I can only write so much right now.

I made this video tribute of him last night.

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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 12:16 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss It's never easy even when it's the kindest thing to do. The best information I can give is let yourself grieve: cry, scream, talk it out, whatever it takes to let the grief out. Then whevever you're ready, whether it's today or 5 years from now hopefully you can open your heart to another dog which can help heal some of the pain

I remember each one of the animals I've lost and my family has lost, I take comfort in believing that I will see them again some day and they're waiting painfree and happy for me to join them. I don't see it as disrespectful or bad to open your heart again

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I am so sorry for your loss!
I love the video tribute.
Kane was gorgeous and will be sorely missed.

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post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 02:32 PM
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So sorry for the loss of your precious boy, dwell on the great memories that the two of you made together. The pain of his loss will always be with you but the pain will lesson with time. Run free at the bridge handsome boy, run free.

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post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 02:57 PM
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I am sorry for your loss Rest in Peace Kane. That was a really nice tribute for him.

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post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 02:58 PM
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How empty you must feel now with Kane gone. Very sorry. Their time with us is too short.
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post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for the kind responses. If ever I need a day of bereavement from work, it was today, but used the remainder of my comp time yesterday dealing with this (Its amazing how some companies only care about their bottom line and keeping lost time down.) Fortunately I have sort of a lab environment area I can escape to for the majority of the day.
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post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 04:40 PM
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So sorry for your loss. You had 10 years with him. I know how it feels, I am in the middle of it. I curled up in a ball for three days and didn't see anyone nor did I want to. It takes a lot out of you, let it happen; it is the only way to go through it. Much strength for you.
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I'm so sorry you are going through this. It is never easy. I lost my big guy last summer and I still miss him. One day you will meet again on the other side.


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post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 06:57 PM
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Beautiful tribute and tremendous loss..My most sincere sympathies to you and your family..

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