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#1 of 75 Old 07-11-2005, 03:54 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We had to put our dog to sleep tonight. He was a 15 year old black pug.

I got him right after I was diagnosed with cancer and he sat by me and followed me everywhere I went. He laid with me on the couch when I felt like crap after chemo. He also licked my face and tried to help me feel better. His previous owner had died and he came to us at about 7 years old. Later he went on to become my dd's friend and started sleeping every night with her.

We are all so sad. I don't even know what to say.
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Awww, I am so so sorry for your loss. Sounds like he was a great doggy!

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I am so sorry about your dog.

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I'm awful sorry to hear that. Pets get to be family, too.
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I'm so sorry, Arduinna.
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I am so, so sorry A. I still have a picture of Cleo as my desktop background, one on my fridge, an artist's portrait of her on the wall. Your dog was so lucky to have you for a mamma.
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(((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))

I am so sorry to hear about your loss ... I hope that your hearts dont hurt for to long ... time will make them feel better
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So so sorry

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Arduinna, I am sorry you are going through this now.
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I'm so sorry. Cherish those memories, sounds like a precious pooch.

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Know that you loved him well!

I am sorry for your loss.

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I am so sorry about your dog Arduinna! I know the pain and grief you feel. Pets aren't just pets are they.......

My little dog died recently and I sent out a death annoucement. It was very healing and it felt like such a tribute to her. I also didn't feel right that a vital part of my family had died and nobody knew. I wanted everyone to know YKWIM? Plus I didn't want to have to talk about it everyone someone called or I ran into them........

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Sorry for your loss; I know how truly difficult it is to lose such a beloved furry friend. There is something really and truly special about pugs too the love with their whole hearts and just completely give themselves over to their people.
My mom just lost her precious 11 year old pug 2 weeks ago, boy did we love that dog.
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Really sorry, Arduinna.

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thanks everyone, I'm reading the thread but just don't know what to say. didn't get much sleep last night.
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I'm so sorry.
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it's so hard. why can't pets live as long as we do!

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Arduinna I am so so sorry. I know first hand how very hard this is for you. :

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Oh, A, I'm so sorry.
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I am so very sorry. The loss of a pet is heartbreaking. I still miss my 19 year old cat that died in my arms when I was just 13, but sometimes I swear she is with me when times get rough. I am sure that your dog will be looking out for your family and giving you spiritual face lickings when you need them. How is your daughter holding up?

 
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I'm so sorry for your loss

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Oh dear, so sorry to read about the loss of your pup, Ard.





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Oh, Ard, I am so sorry. : He sounds so special.
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so, so, so sorry. sounds like he was a wonderful friend and companion.
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I'm so sorry for your loss, Arduinna.

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So sorry to hear about Buddy.

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I'm so sorry. I had to do the same in April. What a horrible day!
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