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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-18-2016, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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He Loved Me More

Tonight I set my heart free, after 12 years, 6 months, and 4 days of partnership.

All I have to share for right now is some words that came to me while I was, of all things, sitting in a parking lot waiting for AAA to come jump start my van.

But they were written for my boy. My soul. My everything.

"What do you do when your dog grows old? When his feet are tired and the pads are worn? When your words of praise are muffled in his ears, and his eyes are milky from their years of use?
When his face is grizzled and his color isn't as vibrant?

You love him.

You rub the feet that dutifully carried him by your side.
You speak your praises more loudly, so everybody else can hear the words that he can't.
You guide him the way he has guided you, and prevent him from getting lost as you were before he came along.
You kiss his muzzle and admire the wisdom that has beset him in his later years.

And when it comes time to put him to his final rest, knowing that an irreplaceable part of your heart will follow him, you will do so knowing that you loved him.

And he loved you more."

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You loved me more.

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I'm so sorry for your loss :'(

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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-18-2016, 05:08 AM
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So very sorry for your loss of your beloved Strauss.
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-18-2016, 05:57 AM
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I can´t describe what i felt and feel when i read this post... I own Kaiser, he´s 4 months old now....i can´t imagine what will be like to lose him...

Be strong my friend....i feel "small" now...

RIP gorgeous Strauss....

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I am sorry for your loss Rest In Peace Strauss...

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My heart hurts for you. You will see your beloved friend again one day and until then, cherish your memories. Run free, sweet boy!
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So sorry for your loss. I have been partnered with a service dog for the past 9 years....I know the bond. It is hard to explain how much I feel I owe my life to mine.

What a gift they give us
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My condolences on your loss. The pain never leaves!
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So sorry for your loss. May Strauss rest in peace.

Your words are a beautiful tribute to such a handsome dog who was by your side for over a decade. He will be waiting for you at the bridge young and whole. He knew he was loved here.
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I am soooo sorry. I know that he was a wonderful partner and friend.

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