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I never gets any easier... what is it that makes it so hard?
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Unconditional love.
Sorry for your loss.
Old 05-13-2016, 12:24 PM
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There is a poem called "Just A Dog" that I think the verses of help explain what makes the loss of an animal companion so painfull..
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Originally Posted by Mark O. View Post
I never gets any easier... what is it that makes it so hard?
Those four little letters - L-O-V-E. They become an integral part of our lives; they become a member of our family, there is a special bond created. I was raised on farms and it never bothered me if we lost a cow or other farm animal because there was no real emotional attachment to them.

But, show me one man here who says he hasn't cried like a baby when he's had to take a dog he's raised from a puppy to be put down and I'll show you a liar. Hell, I get teary-eyed when I read about other THTer's having their best friend for years put to sleep!

Sorry for your loss; I hope you remember all the good times and not the sadness their departure brings.
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"They're here such a short time, because they love so much"

I have the memories of 4 along with me right now everywhere I go. I miss them terribly, and cherish the times I had with them more than anything.

Condolences.
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We are 4 months now and I still tear up over memories. My sympathies
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I don't know if this is the poem that "On the Edge" was talking about.

JUST A DOG

From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog,"
or "that's a lot of money for just a dog."

They don't understand the distance travelled, the time spent,
or the costs involved for "just a dog."

Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog."

Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog,"
but I did not once feel slighted.

Some of my saddest moments have been brought aobut by
"just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch
of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you probably understand
phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."

"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship,
trust, and pure unbridled joy.
"Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience
that make me a better person.
Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look
longingly to the future.

So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog"
but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future,
the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.

"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts
away from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday they can understand that its' not "just a dog"
but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being
"just a man" or "just a woman."

So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog,"
just smile,
because they "just don't understand."

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Sorry to hear of your loss.
It's never easy to lose a friend whom you have loved and such loyal companion has loved back unconditionally.

I've lost a few and it's never easy.
Hell, I think I loved them more than my bratty kids sometimes.

A little boys once asked his dad why GOD only let them live for such a short time.
After pondering for a minute the father replied, I guess because dogs already know how to unconditionally love while it takes humans many more years to achieve this.
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Deepest condolences, it never gets easy. I wish they could grow old with us. Sorry for your loss.
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Very sorry
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Thank-you. I think it is the loss of the unique bond that makes the heartache so personal to the pet's owner. Another person won't feel it the same way, but knows the feeling all too well if they have lost pets themselves.
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All my dogs have been like family...
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We lost our big girl on our daughters birthday March 22nd, I had her cremated and we will spread a little of her at the beach (she loved the water) it took almost 6 weeks for our daughter to even open up the card they accompanied her ash's

Sorry for your loss, its tough.

John
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My yellow lab that I've had since he was born for 11 years that was my hunting/fishing buddy died in my arms on the tailgate of my truck. I actually felt it when he took his last breath and when he closed his eyes for the last time... It still tears me up thinking about that. It's something I'll never forget
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Very sorry for your loss. My pup is now 13 yrs old and she is basically our third child. I dread the thought of this day.
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It is hard reading some of the experiences we have had with our pets passing written here...

Grief is a natural response when family, friends and our pets pass on.

It is never easy, and should not be. Good luck in finding your new one.
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Sorry for your loss.

For me I think the pain was so great because I never realized or understood how much a part of my, or our family's, life she had become and how much we loved her. In the final moments it just hit me like a freight train. Also, determining how and when our girl left this world and being able to hold her while it happened was just an awesomely beautiful yet sad time. Frankly, it changed my beliefs on human end of life. We should be allowed the same.
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Sorry for your loss... There is a memorial thread, that reading and posting in, helped ease the recent loss of our beloved dog


http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...s-crossed.html

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They're family...man hug sent

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