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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 07-24-2016, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Without Sage. A year later.

It was a year ago, yesterday, that I lost my Sage. I don't know where that year went. I just seems impossible that she's gone, and for so long. I miss her every single day. EVERY SINGLE DAY. You'd think it would get easier, but it hasn't gotten easier at all. I have two wonderful GSDs here at home, and I love them, but it's not the same. They aren't Sage.

It seems so unfair that I lost her to such a painful, random infection, and at barely 5 years old. How do you get past this? How do you stop saying every day "I want her back. I want my dog back"? I guess that tells you how special she was.

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post #2 of 55 (permalink) Old 07-24-2016, 10:01 PM
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I've lost two dogs I loved with all my heart and soul. My yellow lab, to cancer, at 9 1/2 years. My Siberian Husky at 4 years because she was intolerant of babies when I had my daughter. Not a decision I took lightly. I think of both of my dogs often, certain songs I listened to as I lost them stick with me. I see my lab in my dreams from time to time. It's been almost three years since I gave away my husky and I got my GSD to help patch the hole in my heart. I am so sorry. Dogs leave an imprint on our hearts forever... The love we have for them is one of the most amazing parts of having one, but it makes them hard to lose.
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I don't think you ever get over it.You just find some way to deal with it and carry on.I feel a little panicky whenever I think about losing my current dogs.Don't want to go through it again.I sincerely hope it does get easier for you as time goes on.RIP beautiful Sage.
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Such a beautiful girl. I'm so sorry. I know it's trite but only time lessens the pain.

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OMG, that is so tough. I know how you feel and it aches to even think about it. I lost my heart dog about 4 years ago and I miss him every day. If I could pluck one from Heaven I would pick him. All others I have mourned but got over it at some point and they have left me sweet memories. But my one in a life time one, not at all. Sometimes I say his name out loud and it's like he is still here.
I think it will always be like this for me. You will learn to live with this loss but never really get over it. Sage was beautiful, what a sweet feminine face. Sending warm thoughts your way.
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I am so sorry your still suffering, no one can judge your pain ... and I fully understand that depending on circumstances ... that pain can linger for a very, very long time!

Unfortunately Dogs aren't aren't Turtles or Parrots and they are unable to follow us all the way on life's journey. They drop by the way side and some unfortunately much sooner than they should.

You just have to accept that sometimes life is unfair and go on, but the dogs' we've lost on life's journey and many of them way., way to soon will "always" be in our hearts.
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I am sorry you are still grieving so hard, but everyone and every dog is different. I lost my special heart dog suddenly and without warning at age 5. I was devastated, and I still miss him.
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There will only be one Sage that is how special she is. They are all different as they should be. As much as you feel you will not have another heart dog -you will. It takes time for the heart to heal and open back up. Sage will help find what you are looking for - believe you me.
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She was a beautiful, special girl. It's such a shock to lose a young dog; there's no time to prepare yourself at all.

I completely understand. I lost my old man dog in November and I still get teary eyed thinking about him. I had time to prepare as he was almost 16, but it's. not. easy. It shouldn't be for our heart dogs.
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OMG, that is so tough. I know how you feel and it aches to even think about it. I lost my heart dog about 4 years ago and I miss him every day. If I could pluck one from Heaven I would pick him. All others I have mourned but got over it at some point and they have left me sweet memories. But my one in a life time one, not at all. Sometimes I say his name out loud and it's like he is still here.
I think it will always be like this for me. You will learn to live with this loss but never really get over it. Sage was beautiful, what a sweet feminine face. Sending warm thoughts your way.
I know how you feel ,that's the same way I feel about my Charger.

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