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Losing a dog is one of the toughest things

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by gwalchmai, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    My neighbor's big old dog passed away this morning. He's been here as long as I have. I really think it hits folks as hard as losing a family member, particularly so for men. My neighbor's pretty sad.

    See ya at the bridge, you big as a mountain dog. :beer:
     
  2. JW1178

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    Sorry to hear that. Yes animals are a big part of my family and when one goes, it's like losing a family member, because it is losing a family member. A dog is apart of the family.
     

  3. jakebrake

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    it does. dogs can love unconditionally. our adopted our daughter as her own when she was a baby. would not leave cribside. when our daughter was a toddler, that old mutt would just look at her with adoration.

    3 years later, i still miss that dog.
     
  4. deputy tom

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    Prayers sent for your Neighbor. The dog is waiting at Rainbow Bridge. tom.

    ETA, All dogs go to Heaven.
     
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  5. turretg

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    I've lost dogs and cats that I loved ...it's very painful.
     
  6. GlockPistola

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    It's really tough. I had a beautiful German Shepherd and it died of some mysterious illness at the age of 6, which vets were never able to diagnose, (even after spending thousands of dollars in vet bills) but some form of cancer was suspected. Anyway, after that experience, I chose not to get another dog again, it was awful.
     
  7. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

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    Moreso. A dog never argues with you, nor gets mad at you, and will always be there for you.

    What family member is like that?

    test: lock your dog and your spouse outside the house for an hour.
    Which one is happy to see you when you let them in? :rofl:
     
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  8. JEEPX

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    Have lost dogs in the past. Currently have three Labrador Retrievers.
    Dogs are nothing but unconditional love.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
     
  9. Buki192327

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    It is very hard to lose a pet that you have had for a long time.
    I have had to put 3 dogs down, Had all of them over 10 years each. become part of the family.

    I now have an English Setter, that will turn 15, in 5 days. I am really dreading when something happens to her. She is what got me through the first 3 months, after my wife passed.

    Sorry for myhour neighbors loss. :crying:
     
  10. janice6

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    It is so hard! I love my dog almost as much as my kids. I miss him as much as he misses us when we go somewhere. He is our third. 16 years, 18 years and ?

    We took him with us to the lake on vacation. Made me feel good just watching him sleeping on the grass at the shore, with the breeze off the lake blowing over him.

    He's mine. When I don't feel good, he sniffs my breath and head, then lays curled around my head.

    How could you not love them.

    RIP.
     
  11. CanMan

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    Acquiring a dog
    may be the only opportunity
    a human ever has
    to choose a relative.

    Mordecai Siegal '34
     
  12. slick64

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    Sorry to hear about your neighbor's loss. I don't even want to begin to know what it would be like to lose my pup.
     
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    I am so sorry for your neighbor's loss. A longtime pet IS part of the family and time is the only cure for the pain.
     
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    I have to disagree with you. I have lost several cherished pets. I love my dog, unconditionally, but..... I also lost a son. There is absolutely no comparison.
     
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    Agree with you Smokeross, buried many a cat and dog, it hurts, and that is part of having them in our lives.

    We take care of them in life and death.

    Losing a child is a hundred times harder.

    I feel sorry for Sylvester Stallone right now. He has a hard time ahead of him.
     
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    Sorry to hear about your neighbors dog! I know the feeling very well and its not good. :crying:
     
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    It is not easy. I have a GSD that is on her last few days, boy is that going to suck.
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    It's been ten years and I still haven't found a replacement for my Siberian Husky.
     
  19. Huaco Kid

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    If they die from old age, it's just one of those things that can actually make you feel good and proud of inside, from the memories alone.

    Dad had a small farm and would bury his dogs along the fence line and hang their collars on the fence.

    You could walk down memory lane, in chronological order.
     
  20. 2bgop

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    I know everyone is different, but I get new one just before or a day or two after. I am picking up my new pup on Friday morning, just found out she is ready about 2 hours ago.

    Even if I feel like I am not ready, I just force it. Like I said, everyone's milage will vary.