Again, Single Women and their Dogs

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    A good friend of mine recently had to euthanize her many-year-old dog. During the time when she owned the dog her husband died, so of course she was "grateful" to the dog for helping her through some VERY difficult times.

    But it's a dog, for Christ sake.

    Remember the move Castaway, where the Tom Hanks character painted a face on a volleyball, named it "Wilson," and Wilson became his companion for the remainder of his trial?

    Isn't this basically the same thing as having a relationship with your dog?
     
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    No. It's not the same.
     
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    No, it isn’t. Dogs are the most wonderful creatures on Earth.
    Have you ever had a dog?
     
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    There’s something wrong with people who don’t like dogs
     
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    That's like saying my leaky kitchen faucet is the same as Niagara.
     
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    We had to put my Rocky down not long ago. I grieved as if losing a family member cuz I did. In 35 years, I never saw my husband tear up till that day. He was 160 pounds of pure, unconditional love.
     
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    I lost my Henry recently and my beloved Arwen before that. They were my friends, companions and family.
     
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    :cryhug_1_:

    I am so sorry. I know of that sorrowful feeling as I have experienced it several times and will do so again. They live in my heart and I cherish the memories of us.
     
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    I have a cat that is like a part of the family to me. He even tries to talk to me. I could swear the other day he said "fat ass".
     
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    I have two cats. They love each other and they love me. We are a little family but I do miss having a dog. There are more ways to enjoy a dog than there are a cat. A dog is a buddy, a companion, going anywhere and everywhere with me I want them to. My adorable and cherished cats don't enjoy car rides or walks on the beach. lol. I can only have two animals were I rent my beautiful apartment but living on the second floor high above the walking park and having a great job I would hate to give up, just necessitated having cats this time over dogs. I do miss dogs. I hope there is another one in my future, where I can take care and have the time to give her or him a great life.
     
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