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    Good Dog ... RIP



    I can remember the cries I heard that morning ... it was a cold morning and I was outside on the carport with my mother ... working on a carburetor ... at first I could not tell where it was coming from ... but then I saw her ... a small black dog running across the road chasing after another dog ... it was almost thirty degrees that morning ... and the little puppy was running from house to house whining at every door she could find ... I ended up dropping what I was doing and getting in my car to chase her down ... caught up to her about two blocks away ... she just cowered there near a ditch shivering ... I picked her up and the first thing that she did was start licking my face ... I opened my jacket up a bit and stuffed her inside ... then got back in the car to take her home ...

    when I got back home with her and showed her to my mom we brought her inside to get something for her to eat ... from our guess she was at the most about ten weeks old ... she was very tiny as well ... I took one of my old socks and cut it up to make a coat for her to try to warm her up more ... after she ate I put her on the couch with my jacket I had on since she did not want to leave the jacket ...

    it only took about a day before she was wandering around the house to see where she was... my other dog Weebles was already staying around here and making sure she did not get into trouble ... Later that day I decided on a name for her ... Roseaux DeBreaux ... her eyes reminded me of a friend I had in school with how they looked at me when I talked ...

    Roseaux grew up quick, she went from being a small puppy into a slender dog with real long legs. no longer able to fit into a sock as a sweater ... her personality was great, nice and quiet less it was someone she did not know or trust that showed up and then she would bark at them like crazy ... she even had a few funny sides ... I could buzz my lips at her and she would start chattering hers back at me ... and she could also jump up in the air close to three feet off the ground ...

    close to fifteen years have passed since the day I found her .... and her days are coming to an end ... the spring is gone out of her step ... and she just gazes off into space often, I like to think she is dreaming about old days and remembering the other pets that stayed with her... she is at my mom's house, because she never did get along with cats and my wife can't live without them so I could not bring her with me... I cannot express how much I hurt right now knowing that she will soon be gone ... all I can say is that she was a good dog and I love her a lot and will always miss her ...



    Today after i got off work early (wed June 3rd) me and my wife left to go up there for me to see her one more time ... when we got there, she could not stand.. but she still tried ... she looked at me several times and laid in my hands ... even tried to lick my hand a couple of times ... i spent a few hours with her before we came back home ...

    around 12:20am the phone rang, it was my mother .. saying that my step-father found her ... she had died in her sleep... she waited long enough for me to come up and say goodbye to her ... and now she is in a better place .... hopefully i can see her again one day...

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    May your heart heal with time.
    As your memories are tempered with love.

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    My sincerest condolences and my hat's off to you sir for bringing light and love to what may have otherwise been a cold, lonely and short existence. I hope you find peace in knowing that not only did she leave loved, but that she knew it as well.

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    thanks ... i know she is better off now ... but i can not help but already miss her ... at least she allowed me to see her one last time before leaving...

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    My heart goes out to you. I have not experienced the pain of a lost pet in a long time as I have not owned a dog since I was a kid. However, I do remember what it feels like, and know what you are going through...
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    My condolences as well, I definitely feel your pain and know what you're going through as I experienced something similar a few years ago. The fond memories help make things easier and in time the pain decreases, but you'll still miss your friend.

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    Devil, condolences for your loss. It's not been that long ago that I lost my long time buddy. They really are a part of us.

    Rainbow Bridge

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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    I hate it when pets die. Hang in there buddy.
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    So sorry for this. I know the feeling all too well having recently lost my number one Chesapeake. I've lost others over the years too and although the pain subsides, it doesn't ever vanish entirely. Fortunately for me though, and I hope for you, the most predominant memories will be of the countless good times and unforgettable moments you had with her and those will continue to bring smiles.

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    I'm really sorry to hear about your dog

    Time will ease the pain, just try and remember all the good times you had with her.

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    thanks again all .... today is going to suck thats for sure ... but i know it will get better as the days go on ...

    Quote Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
    Devil, condolences for your loss. It's not been that long ago that I lost my long time buddy. They really are a part of us.

    Rainbow Bridge

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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    that is a good peice ... my mother had sent it to me already by the time i woke up this morning (what sleep i could get at least) ... all i can is i look forward to it ... i figured it up last night ... i have 15 dogs waiting for me so far ... and still have half my life left at least ..

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    My condolences as well...

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    I know eactly what you are going through. My dear Rat Terrier (who I raised from birth) passed last Sunday night. The hardest thing that I have ever had to do was bury the companion who had stayed by my side for over 16 years...
    I do not think that the hurt ever goes away, but it does get better. I miss her everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griffin2020 View Post
    I know eactly what you are going through. My dear Rat Terrier (who I raised from birth) passed last Sunday night. The hardest thing that I have ever had to do was bury the companion who had stayed by my side for over 16 years...
    I do not think that the hurt ever goes away, but it does get better. I miss her everyday.
    no i don't think it ever goes away ... today has been hard for sure ... just gotta go one day at a time ... luckally i still have my two daschunds to help remind me that they care for me as well ... and my mom has her dog still ... but she is missing the sounds of Roseaux's toenails on the floor in her house ...

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    Devil, my condolences as well. I lost my old dog, Jack about 5 years ago to plain old age. He was ancient for a dog and I had him since he was 6 weeks old. He was out on the truck with me for 15 years, and he had pee spots all over North America, Africa and Siberia.

    I can tell you it does get better, though and the memories stay fond.
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    hey devil - So sorry for your loss. I know you gave her a lot of love and she gave you her heart as well.

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    Sorry for your loss, time will heal
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    They make my life better. Sincerely sorry for your loss.

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    I know how much it hurts; we lost on of my four boys---the 12 year-old chocolat lab just before Easter. Her is a great website. Hang in there; our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    I am very sorry for the loss of your friend.
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    thanks again all ...

    the story of the rainbow bridge does help with it ... i hurt .. and feel numb ... but i know it is affecting my mom just as bad or worse since she had attached to roseaux after i could not have her at the house ... so i keep reminding her that we will see her again one day ...

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    I'm so sorry. They never live as long as we do because every single day they give 100% of themselves. There's only so many years they can burn so brightly and give so much.

    Go catch as many squirrels as you want, Roseaux...

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    I feel your pain. We just burried our 15 year old cat yesterday. We had to put him down two weeks ago, but just got the remains back from the vet. Its is HARD. It is amazing how much we can love an animal. I know he had a good life and at 15 I can't complain, but that doesn't mean I don't miss him terribly.

    For those people out there without pets... I know they don't understand WHY we even want them in our lives. All I know is that THEY are the loosers. The pain we suffer now is worth it as we enjoyed many years of joy of having a wonderful companion.

    May our friends rest is peace,
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    sorry for your loss

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