My belief is that when the first mongrul that man tamed he gave it part of his own soul. To which the dog is always faithfull. I lost three yellow labs, and one wolf sheppard mix. Sorry for your loss. Wills
Thanks all of you. I had a few good cries today at the vet, with the wife and with the kids when we all buried her. I appreciate your kind thoughts and compassion. In time a new puppy will come along to accompany me on my outings but I will dread the raising. Old Dutch in her puppy days, totally chewed up and DESTROYED a Baby crib, a few pairs of shoes/boots, left indelible marks on woodwork and even helped herself once to an unattended pork butt left out to cool. I think I'll make it, she might be gone but will never be forgotten. Thanks again FTF friends.
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Sorry for your loss.
I had to put my beagle, Tucker down 3 years ago and it still bothers me. I held him as he fell asleep and stopped breathing. He was suffering from bladder cancer at only 9 years old. Good dogs are hard to find and even harder to get over.
When I held my 17 year old Cocker while she was euthanized, I cried and I'm not ashamed to admit it. She loved me more than I ever deserved and I still miss her.
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556, I feel for you brother. Rest in peace Dutchie.
I've cried more for the dogs I have lost, than any human family member, it's especially tough if you are holding them when it happens.
I keep telling myself I will never get another dog, but I got one now. I guess they just make me a better person! Sorry for your loss
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