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Today we said good bye to our 11 yr old GSD Bullet. My wife and I got him as a puppy one year before we got married. He was a wonderful dog. We found out last week that he was suffering from liver problems (possibly cancer or complete liver failure). He had terrible hip problems that added to his ailments. He appeared unhappy for the last several months and this week he let me know that he was suffering and that he wished to depart. He went peacefully thanks to our Vet, with his mama and papa laying at his side to hold him and to whisper our love to his ears. He was in his own yard where he was laid to rest. The pain is incredible, I have spent the afternoon at his grave wishing I could get him back. I've spent the evening looking at his pictures from the past and current. We are in shock, so many years and so much love gone in an instant. We know it is the price we pay for their years of love and devotion. But the pain is killing me. I find my self looking for him in his favorite spots, and I keep listening for his bark when I come into the house. When I look at the old pictures, I can remember the exact day when they were taken, and how much fun we had. I'm sorry to ramble, but I'm not myself.
 

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I am sorry to hear about your Bullet. It really is amazing what an impact they have on our lives and how missed they are. Feel free to "ramble" this is certainly a supportive place to do that. Post some pictures of Bullet if you are up to it and shre your stories.
 

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I'm so sorry to hear of you loss. I was following your thread and was hoping for good news. I know the heartache you feel (I lost my Titan in January). Hugs to you and your family.
 

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Sorry for your lose, i lost my dakota yesterday and understand how bad you feel. The emotions are so strong. I wish you and your family a peaceful night and hope that all goes well with your family. The first day is awful , today was a very little better and i think it will be just slightly better tomorrow, i know ill never be the same without him
 

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No matter how long we have them, it's never long enough. I'm
so sorry you have to go through this. I know just how much it
hurts.

I am glad his mama and papa were with him. It's one of the
hardest things any of us has to do, but it's the right thing.

Please know I am thinking of you, and all of Bullet's family.
 

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Thank you all, and I am saddened to hear that you lost Dakota. It is brutal to go through this. If some body will tell me how to post pictures, I will try tomorrow. I am going to try to sleep now.
 

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I am so sorry to hear about Bullet. (((((hugs))))))
 

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<span style="color: #000099">I'm so sorry for your loss. You did the kindest thing for your beloved, loyal Bullet. He is pain-free now, running with the rest of our furkids who have gone before us - the Rainbow Bridge must be a wonderful place with so many of our special pets there.
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They Will Not Go Quietly

They will not go quietly,
the dogs that shared our lives.
In subtle ways they let us know
their spirit still survives.

Old habits still make us think
we hear a barking at the door.
Or step back when we drop
a tasty morsel on the floor.

Our feet still go around the place
the food dish used to be,
And sometimes, coming home at night,
we miss them terribly.

And although time may bring new friends
and a new food dish to fill,
That one place in our hearts
belongs to them...
and always will.

Linda Barnes
 

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I am very sorry for your loss, I know how you feel. I lost my 12.5yo to liver failure suddenly, this February.

Bullet and you are very lucky to have had each other.
 

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<span style='font-family: Comic Sans MS'> </span> I am so sorry for your loss. Cherish all the wonderful memories of Bullet.
 

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Pictures of our very special boy Bullet!!!



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Originally Posted By: blondee127


Gosh, Bullet was such a BEAUTIFUL boy, thanks so much for sharing his pictures. I hope you don't mind, but I wanted to see the three pictures that didn't come up so I figured I'd post them with this note. I LOVE the one with the dog biscuit on his nose - so cute!!!
 

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Thank you.. I thought I did something wrong and all of the pictures didn't pull up.. Thank you for adding them for me.

I taught Bullet how to flip a cookie off of his nose. It was so cute! We used to show everyone that came over to the house. People would clap for him and he liked that.

This sounds weird.. but he also enjoyed doing the bunny hop. When he was younger he would actually hop all on his own. As he got older he would try to hop and I would just help him.

We also did a little protection training with him awhile back. He would go nuts when you brought out the bite sleeve for him. We even did that last week and he enjoyed it so much.
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss. It does tear you up. I don't think it gets any less painful with time, but it does get easier to bear, as the wonderful memories overcome the painful ones. I know what you mean, too about thinking you see him in his favorite places. My hubby and I were taking second glances for weeks after our Zeus passed. I swear I could hear his collar jangling from time to time too. Great pictures of a great dog, you can see it in his eyes, and so distinguished. Here's to a great dogs!
 

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What a beautiful boy he was. I'm so sorry for your loss.

I've been there and I don't think the pain goes away as much as you learn to cope with it. It's been almost two years since we lost Tucker and Palla and we talk about the happy times quite often, but once in awhile tears are still shed for our lost 'kids'.
I'll be thinking of you tonight.

sweet Bullet
 

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Yesterday (Monday) made it one week since Bullet had to leave us. His sister GSD would run over to his grave for the first few days and sniff around then run over to me. She was sad with us also and did not eat much for a few days. Time has not lessened our pain, but it has allowed us to cope with it. Thank you all for your supportive replies with your experiences in your losses. It is so easy to fall in love with these beautiful creatures and we'll never forget our boy Bullet.
 
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