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Old Jan 4, 2010, 1:20 PM   #11
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When my last dog passed on, it took me almost 2 years to be ready for another one. Yeah, I hear you - it does hurt.
As much as I love dogs, I'm not so sure I want to go through this again. I hope things will change but...
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Old Jan 4, 2010, 1:32 PM   #12
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As much as I love dogs, I'm not so sure I want to go through this again. I hope things will change but...
That's exactly how I felt - that's why I mentioned it.

But I have 3 now, and wouldn't pass up the experience for anything in the world. And I say this knowing exactly how I will feel later (since I'm likely to outlive them all). It takes time to recover from that loss but my life would have been the lesser if I hadn't given in to my wife's gentle and wise persistence.

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My condolences and sympathy go out to you. It's never easy to go thru that.
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Old Jan 4, 2010, 9:07 PM   #14
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As much as I love dogs, I'm not so sure I want to go through this again. I hope things will change but...
First, sorry to hear of your loss.

It hurts, and different people react differently, but for me the house was just too quiet. I needed to be greeted at the door like I was the most special person on the planet. Now I have three spaniels.

Even though I have three, none replace the prior spaniel. They are all so different. My girl Molly still gives me fond memories.

Take care.

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First, sorry to hear of your loss.

It hurts, and different people react differently, but for me the house was just too quiet. I needed to be greeted at the door like I was the most special person on the planet. Now I have three spaniels.

Even though I have three, none replace the prior spaniel. They are all so different. My girl Molly still gives me fond memories.

Take care.

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Thanks, Greg. I really do love dogs... maybe a bit too much.
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Give yourself the time you need to mourn her. Then, when the time is right, adopt a new friend. You may find him at a breeder or a rescue or even the local pound. Your next friend will earn his/her own place in your heart, but they will never replace Abby.
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Thanks, everyone, for your kind words of sympathy. She was truly a treasure. I never expected it to be as painful as it is.

My 'friend' entered my life a few years back..............I know the loss will be heart wrenching...when he goes........so i do feel your pain.

We can live on tho, knowing your friend, was successful in bring love and joy into your life.......his/her purpose is completed...
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The vet that we used to take Abby to sent this beautiful bouquet yesterday and a nice sympathy card today. They truly did care a lot about her (and us). From the SP570 in Manual.

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Gary - so sorry to hear of the loss of your great friend.

reminds me of a time, years ago, when one of my children asked our pastor if our (recently deceased) dog would be in heaven. He told her, "If it's needed for your happiness, your dog will be with you in heaven."
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Gary - so sorry to hear of the loss of your great friend.

reminds me of a time, years ago, when one of my children asked our pastor if our (recently deceased) dog would be in heaven. He told her, "If it's needed for your happiness, your dog will be with you in heaven."
Thanks, Mole. True words of wisdom.
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