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I'm sorry sweetheart... I know how you feel; it's been more than 2 years, and I still miss my cat, Jeri. I'll send wishes that your pup snuggles with you in your sleep.

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Julie~

My sympathies for your lost. I don't know what I'll do when my cat passes on. She snuggles with me whenever I'm bed-bound or semi-reclining in my chair....I'm thinking of you.

Peace,

potsgirl

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Guest tearose

I too am so very sorry to hear of this loss. A pet is such a comfort and family partner and I have no words to offer as comfort except that you find some joy in your many memories of times spent together.

with sadness,

tearose

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Thank you everyone. Our hearts, home, and backyard feel empty. Oso's left a big hole that I don't think we could ever fill again. He was such a beautiful, loyal, wise and kind soul. We were so lucky that he, as a stray, found us. Your kindness means so much- THANK YOU!!!

Julie

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I'm so sorry to hear your news. lost my sweet little dog 2 1/2 years ago and it took me that long before I'd even look at another. Now I'm glad I did as the new dog gives me lots of love and comfort. My first little dog lives in my heart and her dog tags on my key chain. Write a story to remember your dog's life, it's healing. Place favorite photos nearby you. Time heals, but you'll never forget. I'll say a pray for you at this difficult time. take care of you.

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Something I just thought of that brought me great comfort is the, "RAINBOW BRIDGE," poem set to music. A must see for anyone who has lost a pet. It brings tears to my eyes every time I watch it.

http://www.indigo.org/rainbowbridge_ver2.html

Bellamia~

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Thank you, Tinkerbella. I needed another good cry- somehow helps. It's storming here tonight and I can't stop worrying that my Oso is afraid of the thunder and lightening. I keep worrying that he's hungry/thirst/needs his medicine/wants to come inside When will I stop worrying about him?

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your sweet dog is in the loving care of your higher power now mack's mom. we need to let go and learn to live in "NO FEAR." your sweet dog would not want you to be sad forever. my little girl dog was also scared of thunder and knew 1/2 hour before storms arrived. i know know she's free of all that anxiety and living in no fear like I've been working on this past year. If you would like to talk about your dog and the grief you are going through feel free to contact me. I found that unless people are pet people the really don't understand the loss of a dear loved pet. many people think we should just get over it. but, it take time it forget that every time you come in from being out that your best furry friend is not there anymore. our pets are special gifts on loan to us, we do not own them only get to love them, make happy memories with them. it's the same with the people we love. we are all a gift to someone.

today I'm very sad as my friend's almost 2 year old twin baby died this week and my illness traps me in this house without a ride to the service right now. so, we are both grieving today. i would start some posts, but i can't figure out how to set up fast reply.

tears help, but remember to drink fluids to replace your tears. write down all the happy times and focus on them.

pardon my typing, using one finger as iv hit a nerve and arm has been twitching.

((((((((hugs))))))))

~bellamia~

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Thanks so much. My foggy mind is having a had a hard time these days even doing the normal things I used to do. Please bear with me as I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you.

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mack's mom just checking on you tonight. was wondering what kind of a dog Osa was? Maybe you could share a favorite story with us.

I hope you find each day a little easier. Some find it best to just go out and get another pet. sadly, due to the economy many people have been forced to give up their pets. there are so many pure breeds in the pounds and shelters right now. the good thing is it makes it a good time for someone to be able to get a great dog or cat at a huge savings and save a pet at the same time.

I stayed sad too long, when I could have just gone out and rescued pet right away. If I was to do It over I think i might have just replaced my girl. But then I wouldn't have my guy who watches over my every move as I'm a single gal now. I just wish I got him right away as a pup, cause he gives such great unconditional love that I needed. It's funny the way he's learned to take care of me. Think about it, you can choose to be sad or give the love you have to another dog. Dogs lower your BP, HR and the years of love you get are the best investment you can make.

hope to here from you again when your spirits are lifted.

~blessings and love~

BellaMia

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You are very sweet to check on me. We are all muddling along here. I find myself still starting to prepare Oso's meals, meds, etc.- before I remember. It rained again and I worried less. I love to think he's waiting at the bottom of the rainbow bridge for one of us.

He was a big old shaggy stray who just wandered into our yard (and hearts) one day. He looked like a cross between a wolf and a bear. We later learned that his owner was a very kind Mexican man who couldn't care for him. Our new pet's name was "Oso" (Bear in Spanish.) He (the dog) was so excited the first time I spoke his correct name. Before meeting his prior owner, I called him "Wolfie". He put up with that, but was thrilled when I finally got it right. He was suffering from heartworm, tapeworm, and fleas when we first adopted him. He healed and spent eight wonderful years with us, spanning 2nd grade-to 10th grade for my son. He lived to 13 y/o- unheard of for a big boy.

We were blessed and honored to care for Oso. He was a kind, loyal, gentle, and beautiful soul.

Thank you for letting me ramble- very therapeutic.

Julie

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Bella Mia-

Forgive me for not offering consolation to you and your friend on the passing of her child. (I awoke at 3AM horrified that I had forgotten to mention my sadness about your loss.) My mind is befuddled and I forget as many things as I remember some days :-) Just imagining what your poor friend is going through really puts my loss into perspective.

I'm sending healing thoughts your way-

Julie

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Julie,

Thanks for your healing thoughts being sent my way. This special baby was a gift to me when I would feel down I would I would think of her and her tiny body knowing how drained I am from weekly hospital infusions, Dr. appoints, and just maintaining my life. I didn't have it so bad when I compared my life what she would be going through. I had been blessed, very blessed. I also donated my time over the past year to watch her twin sister while I laid on the floor at her aunt's house and played with her in between my crazy schedule. There were times that I became so ill that I couldn't be there. What a special gift both babies were for me as the baby's aunt, my dear friend also drove me into the city to see my specialist for POTS. And the one twin I got to be with made me feel so loved and needed when I felt i had no purpose in my life.

All losses are painful, our pets become like children. Many people don't understand it when we continue to grieve for a pet. I say they are the ones who have never really opened their hearts to the unconditional love of a pet. Anyway, I hope may be you can post a picture of your dog for us to see. I just said another prayer for you and Osa and that you can know in your heart that you came into each other's lives for a reason. Think about that, and what your time together was all about. I need to try to stand up for the day. Healing thoughts right back at you. may you enjoy this day to the fullest!

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Hi mack's mom was nice to read a bit about your dog. Hearing their names and if you changed them. My pooch came with the name Pheno.

I adopted him and everyone asked me did he came from a drug dealer? No, that was not the case, the woman had a dog with that name when she was a little girl and she had lived in another country. Still it got easier for me just to change his name, to Phenix. I feel our pets pick us, we really don't pick them. They come into our lives, teaching us many lessons that we could never learn from another human being.

Was thinking about you once again tonight as today, I had to explain to my granddaughter who is 4 1/2 that my last dog that she knew was buried under the statue of a dog in the garden in the backyard. She keeps talking about my old dog, partly I think because the new one looks like the old one. She didn't believe me, questioned me, wanted me to show her, but I had to teach her a another lesson about death even though my sweet little dog has been gone for 3 years now. She really knew my dog was there, she had asked me about the statue many months earlier and tears came to her eyes and she told me she didn't ever want me to die cause she loved me so much and she freely expressed her fear. I always tell her she has nothing to worry about, that every time I'm in the hospital it's making me stronger to play with her.

I hope you and your family are doing better today. Just know your sweet dog will come into your daily conversations for years. One day you'll be able to talk

without the pain that you feel right now.

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