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post #21 of 146 (permalink) Old 07-01-2014, 02:41 PM
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Yeah, saying good bye is hard. Having to put Riley down before he hit a year old was devastating for me. I doubt I will ever get over that loss.


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Besides saying goodbye as I think that is a given for everyone, adolescence. It is my favorite age to work with clients' pups but not to have them around 24/7, even though I love him and I know we are getting through this.
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When they jump up on the bed and land on my nads.....


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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.
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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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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!
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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.
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Besides the goodbye...?
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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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