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Old 01-19-2016, 08:27 AM   #61
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Sorry to hear about your pup. It sounds like Cruiser had a great life. My lab is now 13 so his time is getting short as well - dogs just don't live long enough.
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:27 AM   #62
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Sorry for your loss. Know how difficult it can be as we have gone through it many times. Having said that, it never gets easier. All I can say is focus on the good times and memories.............
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:50 AM   #63
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Sorry for your loss. Know how difficult it can be as we have gone through it many times. Having said that, it never gets easier. All I can say is focus on the good times and memories.............
+1.. Take care, Dashman.
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So sorry, Dash man. What a sweet dog.
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I'm sorry for your loss Dash man. As a dog lover, I know it's hard to say goodbye.
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My best buddy Cruiser is now at rest. He had a rough weekend and was telling us it was time. I miss him so much already, but I'm glad he is no longer feeling pain. Rest in Peace my friend.
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So sorry for your loss. I have 3 of those black-white-tan Canine Americans and have had many before these 3. It's always so hard and so sad when they go.
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sorry for your loss... a rescue puppy could go along way to helping you heal..and they sure appreciate being saved!
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My condolences

Dash man,

My condolences on your loss. Cruiser was clearly a beloved member of your family for many years. The only thing that gets me through the goodbyes each time is knowing that I have given my furry family member the gift of a peaceful end to the journey, and you certainly did that for Cruiser. I repeat that over and over through the tears, and eventually the tears are replaced with memories of all the good times. Let yourself grieve and remember.
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:08 PM   #69
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So sorry, take care.
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So sorry for your loss!

My puppy will be 16 in April and I am dreading the day when I'll need to make this difficult decision 😢


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Sorry for your loss Dash man. We had to bring our Airedale in 2.5 years ago and I don't ever want to go thru that again. My wife was praying he would go peacefully in his sleep at home. It still seems like yesterday.
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I am so sorry for your loss, Dash Man. It is hard to go through this. Take care.
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I am so sorry to read this. I think it's SO unfair that we get so damn attached to these "animals" knowing that we will most likely outlive them. I know the joy of having them around for a relatively short time makes it "worth it", but it's still one of the suckiest things in life. We don't have kids, so our animals ARE our kids and losing them is one of the worst things. Ugh. I think I need to get off this computer and spend some quality time for our brood.

Oh, and there is this. It's one of the most touching videos on YouTube, but you might want to watch it in private. For whatever reason, it seems to stir up a lot of dust that can really make the eyes water.

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Man, I'm sorry about the loss, It's all worth it in the long run, but why does it have to suck so much for a while after they pass? Just reading all this makes me sad about our Reemy. Though she seems to be in very good health, she is probably almost 13 so we know our time together is growing short.

Here she is this last December, on the 10th anniversary of the date we adopted her. We lived in Houston at the time, and she was a Katrina rescue.
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Bless your heart, dash. You gave Cruiser a wonderful life. And a good end, which is the hardest thing we ever do for our pets.

Mourn that good sweet dog, my friend, and know there are others who have felt that same magical bond with an animal. One of my favorite books of all time is about just that, called Merle's Door, by Ted Kerasote. He's one of us, too.
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You have my condolences as well. You have Cruiser a great life, and I hope that brings you comfort. Our 14 year old cat has a tumor in his jaw, diagnosed in October, and he probably only has a month or two left - he seems OK but the tumor is growing and he is starting to lose weight. I've had him since he was 4 months old...

Our rescue pup is only about 5, so hopefully we'll have many years with him....they are our "kids", and I know how tough it is to lose them.
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I am so sorry to read this. I think it's SO unfair that we get so damn attached to these "animals" knowing that we will most likely outlive them. I know the joy of having them around for a relatively short time makes it "worth it", but it's still one of the suckiest things in life. We don't have kids, so our animals ARE our kids and losing them is one of the worst things. Ugh. I think I need to get off this computer and spend some quality time for our brood.

Oh, and there is this. It's one of the most touching videos on YouTube, but you might want to watch it in private. For whatever reason, it seems to stir up a lot of dust that can really make the eyes water.


Thank you for posting this. It was beautifully done - although it definitely made my eyes water, remembering some fur friends of past years.
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