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More like I lost one of my young'uns. After emergency surgery on her stomach last Sunday night, I had to make the decision to have my 11 yr. old Schipperke put to sleep. It was the most heart wrenching thing I have ever had to do. I love to cook, and Scooter would sit in the kitchen or out and the grill, and just hope I would drop something for her. When the wife would sit next to me on the couch, Scooter would wedge her little self between us and just stare at my wife...she thought I belonged to her. I tried to give her a good life, but truth is, she made mine much happier.

Sorry, guys, I just really feel like crap. Never thought a dog would mean this much to me......:(
 

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I'm so sorry for you. I had to have my little Pomeranian put down a couple of years ago. I cried like a baby all the way home from the vet's. I guess it's a weakness, but I can't help but love my dogs. I finally replaced her with a male and he has become my faithful friend. It's strange how much comfort and happiness a dog can bring. As much as it hurts us, we have to think about what is best for the dog. You did the right thing for her. Again, I'm sorry for your loss.
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Sorry for the pain that you are going through. That just happens when we lose someone we
are close to and we care about. The good memories will eventually wash over the pain you
feel now. She can't be replaced, but maybe down the line you will share your life with
another. A good dog dosen't ask for anything but they give alot.
Regards.
 

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I'm really sorry to hear of your loss. Our 15-year old black lab Norm and our 7-year old chocolate lab Ted are truly members of our family. Unconditional love is all they give us, more humans should do the same.
 

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Im sorry to hear of your loss, I know how attatched we get to our animals, I have lost a few great pets over the years, and it does hurt alot! Cheer up buddy, I know its tough to do but it was probably for the best!
 

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Wizard, it's funny how much a dog or cat can get under our skins and become part of the family. I have had to put down several that have been with us for as long as 15 years. But the one I miss the most is the Peke that ran under my truck as I was leaving for work one day. I guess she just didn't want me to leave without her. I never saw her and didn't know she was out of the house until I heard her yelp. That's been 9 years ago and I still catch myself looking for her as I sit down in my easy chair. Remember the good times and get another when you are ready. Schipperke are neat little dogs and full of energy. It's good to have a dog around to share the house with.
 

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Our little mutt is not special to anyone but us-we love him unashamedly and I pray for his health and safety-I know we'll lose him someday but when we do, it'll be a few broken hearts in my house-I can share your grief-had to put down our childhood dog at 9 and still miss her...it's real as if it were a person...dogs understand unconditional love...I think they're a gift from God.
 

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Wizard..... I do know what you are going through. Last October I went through about the same thing except I was the one to put my beloved pet down. It had to be the hardest thing I ever had to do. The best medicine for me was to get another friend; he did not take her place in my heart I just made more room in my heart for a new friend. To this day when I come home from work I still look for my old girl, sometimes through tears in my eyes, I think I see her. Good luck, time heals, but you will have scares. My prayers will be with you.
 

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I had to put my best friend down about two months ago. I have seizures and he would never leave my side. He'd just lay right down beside me. He'll be there when I passover. No doubt in my mind.
 

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Wizard, I'm sorry to hear of your loss... K-9's are man's best friend. No matter how you treat'em they love ya regardless, and yes after we have'em for the length of time that we do, they ARE family in every scense of the word.

I just finished making an ern for our collie Honey that passed on. We did find out that she had another tumor that finally took her. They are loved and they will be missed. The loss takes a while to get over....
 

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Thanks, guys. It's good to know that I'm not just feeling silly. It really hurts to not have her here when I get home from work, but the tumor was just too large, and there was nothing they could do. I do know she was in no pain. Another day or 2 and she would have been hurting bad. Glad my baby didn't suffer. I know what every one of has good through, because I feel it now. We have to get another very soon, because the male we still have (Pepi) is really confused and is starting to become destructive. He doesn't understand. Got to start looking. Thanks again.
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I came across this a while ago. I like it.

Dog Heaven

A man and his dog were walking along a road.

The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that the dog had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them. After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble.

At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight. When he was standing before it, he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother of pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side. When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"

"This is heaven, sir," the man answered.

"Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" The man asked.

"Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up." The man gestured, and the gate began to open.

"Can my friend," gesturing toward his dog, "come in, too?" The traveler asked.

"I'm sorry; sir, but we don't accept pets."

The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going.

After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road which led through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence. As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.

"Excuse me!" He called to the reader. "Do you have any water?"

"Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there" The man pointed to a place that couldn't be seen from outside the gate. "Come on in."

"How about my friend here?" The traveler gestured to the dog.

"There should be a bowl by the pump."

They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it. The traveler filled the bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog. When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree waiting for them.

"What do you call this place?" The traveler asked.

"This is heaven," was the answer.

"Well, that's confusing," the traveler said. "The man down the road said that was heaven, too."

"Oh, you mean the place with the Gold Street and pearly gates? Nope.

That's hell."

"Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"

"No. I can see how you might think so, but we're just happy that they screen out the folks who'll leave their best friends behind."
 
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