Friday, October 2, 2009

puppy love


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from Justin...

I lost my dog recently and I started thinking about how much I love her and miss her and I think about her all the time and reading your blog post about best friends, it made me think of pets.

I was wondering if anyone else writes in about how much of an impact pets have and the kind of love involved there. I don't know if you've ever lost a pet, but it's intense.

Well, that's my thought. :)

“How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to.”

41 comments:

  1. This makes me miss my dog. They're just like humans with their own character and individuality.

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  2. that breaks my heart! my dog is my little soul mate!

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  3. Ohh.. I love my little doggies :-) They are the BEST little companion, always happy!

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  4. “How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to.”


    I love that quote!

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  5. I love my cat so much it's crazy! I miss her when I'm away from her too much and kissing her paws is one of the only things in the world that cheers me up when I feel lost. Pets have an enormous impact on people's happiness.

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  6. I lost my dog early this year. It was an awful experience. He had a hip disease and was in pain (which I knew, but I was optimistic it would get better), but one night it got a lot worse. My mom didn't wake me when she took him to the veterinary and the next morning she just walked into my room and told me he was gone. It was an enormous chock and I cried non-stop for two days. I love my two dogs I have left and I don't know what I'd do if the same thing happened again.

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  7. WHAT ARE THE ODDS, my cat died this morning (it's morning in sweden right now) and the first post i see here is about losing pets. thank you for posting this right now. i needed it <3

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  8. I agree, each time my pet passes away, my heart breaks, and then a new pet comes, not knowing when my heart will be broken again. They may not talk back to you, but their presence and gesture just tells you how much they love you. I miss my pet. =(

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  9. I do. I love my dogs. My life would be incomplete without them. I am sorry for your loss. "Puppy love" is one of the most innocent and pure loves a human ever experiences.

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  10. Aww. I lost my dog Molly a few months ago. I really miss her.

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  11. this breaks my heart!!! my family and i have always had dogs and when i adopted my little puppy 3 years ago, it was because i knew that she would be the rock that got me through my late 20's and 30's. she's been a wonderful member of my tiny family (it's just the two of us) and i don't know what i am going to do when she is no longer around.

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  12. i recently lost a pet also, and its so difficult! The love i got from my dog was amazing... i felt so bad when i was gone.

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  13. My family lost our dog about a year ago, and it was heartbreaking. I have my own puppy, now, and he truly is like a son! I sometimes think about losing him, and I just can't take it.

    He is always there to make me laugh and keep me company when no one is around.

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  14. I adopted my pooch about two years ago when I was going through just about the worst time in my life. I was hitting the lowest of lows, and I was completely ready to give up.

    That's when I adopted Zeke. He was a HORRIBLE dog! He was just about a year old when I got him, and he had horrible behaviour patterns. He peed in the house ten minutes after I would take him out, he danced on the sofas, he ate off the counter-tops. I took it upon myself to make him and I compeltely compatable.

    A year later, I like to think he's much more balanced. We've git a happy medium for both of us. When I'm struggling some days, he's still the reason I have to get up and let him out, go for a walk or bike ride with him. I don't like to admit it, but my dog is one of the most important things in my life.

    I literally cannot imagine my life without him. When I think he will die long before me, I can't imagine how I would even begin to handle the loss.

    My sympathies for your loss, I know a dog can mean a lot more than just a pet. And really, their short lives make us treasure them all the more. All we can do is say thank you, and treat them with all the dignigty they deserve.

    Take care

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  15. i love my new kitten soo soo MUCH!!!!
    she is the sweetest thing ever. she is my mini tiger and wakes me up every morning with a kiss on the nose. i adore her.
    i am at work now reading everyones comments and i want to go home to hang out with her.

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  16. I'm sorry you lost your dog. that is so hard.
    When my childhood cat, Terry, died. I
    was heartbroken for months. Whenever I see a siamese cat to this day, I think of Terry.
    Our furry friends are like family. So when they leave us it's devestating.

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  17. saddest thing i've ever read. i would be devasted, heart-broken, lost, confused, and in so much pain if I lost my dogs.

    my heart goes out to you.

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  18. As I was reading this tonight my dog is snuggled up, snoring quietly at my feet. I cannot even imagine my life without her, even though I know that time is coming soon. The truth is...most people haven't shown me as much love and devotion as my dog has over the years that I've had her.

    I lost my first dog a few years ago and it was devastating! Pets and dogs especially show us just how strong a bond can become, even without speech! I definitely feel your pain, and send many hugs your way.

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  19. We get a pet often knowing that we are going to outlive it, but nothing could ever prepare us for the pain that comes when they actually do leave us.

    My heart goes out to you!

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  20. I lost my dog on Australia day last year, after being at my uncles for a party having to run home because i got a call saying some L plater ran him over and just drove off (he got out of the back yard because he was scared of the fireworks nearby)and god was that terrible, he was just lying there and there was nothing you could do by that time. i was a mess for so long, he really was my best friend, it makes me cry still whenever i think about him. it's really hard too because we have another dog now that's the same breed (staffy) and they make the same noises and expressions, but i miss my little ranga puppy so much. It just makes me angry because if the girl had of stoped and done something Rocky might have made it, but she didnt! she just drove off. :(
    I miss you baby!

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  21. My family got a dog when I was like 2 years old, a beautiful male boxer & Last wednesdays after almost 15 years I had to put him to sleep :( ... he had cancer & t had gone all the way to his brain. I think that was one of the hardest decitions Ive ever made in my life, since my mother was on a trip when this happend ... to me losing my dog like that, knowing that I would never see him again it broke my heart .. & just miss him so much. Im planing on getting a new one, but no dog will ever make me as happy has he did.

    I hope you can find your dog (:

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  22. I lost the love of my life, my dog Sage, a little over a year ago. He had an aneurysm and died in his sleep. He was 13. We'd been together since I was 12. He was my best friend and my still point during a time when everything went crazy and nothing was sure.

    I wasn't with him when he passed. I wish I had been.

    I still miss every little thing about him - from how he barked at outfits he didn't like to the way he looked at me with such love and trust to how he sat on my hip and kissed my cheek when I carried him around the house to how he looked like a baby polar bear.

    I will never be able to replace him but I will always be glad I had him.

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  23. my dog died in december, he was 13 years old, and just beautiful. he was an apricot poodle, named Monte but we called him 'Fab'--a play off our last night.

    anyways, it was the only real relation to death i've ever had. he got really sick and ended up going through surgery. though we all expected him to recover from surgery, he wasn't doing as well as we had hoped. we had to make the decision to put him through another hell-ish surgery or put him down.

    we chose to put him down. he put up a good fight, but it was his time.

    so, the best part of the night [that we all gathered at the animal hospital to say our last goodbyes] was when we walked in and he struggled with all his might to stand up when he saw us. he was so excited to see us, after not moving for the past few days, nearly got up then fell down right away. it was the sweetest thing i've ever seen.

    we recently got a new puppy, her name is Cha-cha and she's a black poodle. she's becoming one of the family. i think we're all very lucky to have the pleasure of owning pets. inviting a new character into the family that can bring such joy to each member.

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  24. i can t tell how much i love her. she is the love of my life.. i have had her for only a year and it scares me how much we depend on each other already. she has been closer to my heart than any other creature.

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  25. I'm so glad someone sent this in. I just had to put my 14 and 4 month old dog to sleep 2 weeks ago and it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. No one loves you the way your pet does. They truly love you unconditionally and are always there for you when you need them. She was my best friend growing up and a great comfort to me. I will always love and miss her. Thank you so much for posting this.

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  26. FRENCHIE!

    I don't know what I will do when my dog dies. I don't even want to think about it.

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  27. puppppppppppppy! that is actually the saddest thing ever and i am kind of faclempting right now....how is the search going? (please tell me there is one)

    also...that dog makes me want to die...in a good way

    http://thekatiegirls.blogspot.com/

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  28. I lost my cat last year, and I still think about him. When I´m at my dad´s place, I always think that he will come down the stears when I open up the front door..

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  29. I lost my pet and best friend two years ago. She was a small chihuahua that I did everything with. We were never apart and she was my whole heart. She was fiesty and independant and funny and just a goof. I love her more than anything in the world and she truly was my soul mate in terms of pets. I went through so much individual turmoil in the time we shared together and she was such a consistent, loving force. After a short 5 years together my mom took her on a walk without a leash to a local dog park. At that point she somehow lost my mother's watch They were constructing an on ramp at the time so there were lots of loud machiene's and men everywhere. I believe she took the only quiet path away from this, and devestatingly up on the highway. I will never get over her. The months following her death I sank in to a deep depression. I still cry when I think of her. The last time I saw her my mother was taking her out of my bed where she was sleeping and out on a walk which she usually loved. I ran upstairs as she was getting in the car and gave her a kiss and she looked at me longingly, like she didn't want to go. It kills me to have experienced the pain, but pain like that only goes with a love that strong. I know I was fortunate to share the love we had. And I love that this is a place where all that pain is spoken and understood. People that don't know the love that dogs can bring and the lessons they can teach are missing so much.

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  30. I just had to put my dog to sleep today. She was 16, and my best friend. She always knew when I was sick, sad, lonely, and was always there for me no matter what. It scares me that no one will ever live up to her.

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  31. before i had a dog of my own, i never knew i could love a dog so much. i tell my little puppy i love him every day before i leave for work. i hold his face in my hands, and wonder if he can understand the bond between dog and human.

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  32. My cat was my best friend for nearly 14 years and passed away about 2 months ago. Its so true that you never know how amazing they are, even when they don't speak, until they're gone. He was possibly the silliest cat ever and that is why I loved him so much. He didn't sleep on my bed for years until the last 2 nights of his life where he was too weak to move, so had no choice. When he died I couldn't control myself. It's like losing a part of your soul you didn't think could leave you. Like losing the one thing that tied you down and made you feel happy when all they did was sit there and purr. I got a "B" tattooed behind my ear in dedication to him, Bader. Coz even though I can't see it, I know it's there. Just like him.

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  33. I have had my dog since I was two. Now I'm 18, and I moved to go to school, and I think I miss Lily more than my mom.

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  34. I love dogs too. It's really hard to let them go. Love in any form is difficult to let go of. I hope it gets better for you.

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  35. i lost my cat in november, i'll never forget the moment when the vet said she had to be put down. she was my best friend and my heart aches when i think about her

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  36. Re-reading this after two years and it brings tears to my eyes. I still think about Niko every single day. She's the single, greatest loss I've ever had to experience.

    It's the little things that I miss, like how she never barked when a stranger came to the house, she'd greet them, thank God we were never robbed. And how she would always lay on you, not next to you, but on you, she would rest her head in your lap and just look at you with those eyes and I remember when we first got her she would fall asleep if you picked her up and cradled her and how she just listened when you talked to her because she liked it when you spoke to her and sometimes she would try to speak back and she was the smartest dog I've ever known. And her paws and those eyes. And all that hair she had and how she always slept in the same spot on the floor in the house, never on the cushions we got her, but always on the floor or right by the front door when we weren't home.

    And how when we first knew she was going to die, how she just laid around the house or in the front yard and wouldn't get up. I swear I thought she was going to be okay. And when I took her for a walk and she just gave up after awhile and my dad had to come pick her up with the car. She died in her dog house in the backyard, the one my dad built but she never went into. And how my dad filled it with wood after she died.

    I miss her very much and I think about her every day

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  37. “How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to.” No one said that’s it’s easy to say good bye, right? That’s why as much as I can, I give her time and love her the best way I can so that I will never have any regrets when that day comes. Right now, I don’t entertain the idea of her leaving me for good. I just can’t!

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