I miss my doggie.

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  1. Againsheila
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    Nearly 20 years old, she wandered away 3 days ago. We've not been able to find her. I'm certain she wandered off to die, I've read that dogs like to do that, but it's really hard not having any closure. I wanted to bury her in the back yard next to the cat.
     
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    I'm sorry :(

    Hope she turns out one of these days...
     
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    she has passed by now....and you will never find her...i am sorry....but that is the truth....

    20 years is a long time in a dog's life....a good life...well taken care of....now you must let go...i am sorry you didnt get closure....it hurts enough with closure...

    i am sorry for your loss...
     
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    Very Sad. To be 20 years old is a good thing for a dog. She was lucky you had her. RIP little lady.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear that. Hope she turns up.
     
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    So sorry about your dog.
     
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    I dreamed last night that she came home. I know she won't. Snoopy had a good life. She was a great dog. She was a pound puppy. When we first got her I thought she was stupid. She wouldn't even chase a ball, she'd just look at you like she was thinking "What? If you wanted the ball, why'd you throw it?"

    Then, I caught her pulling Andrew down off the fence by his coat. As most of you know Andrew is low functioning Autistic. When he was younger, he liked to climb the fence, with Snoopy he couldn't do that. It made it easier keeping track of him. Snoopy and Andrew were a team, they walk all over the yard together. She was a great dog and will be sorely missed. I'm not sure if Andrew knows she's gone...and I really feel bad for his caretaker who comes in a few hours a day during the week. He let the dog out and didn't realize the gate was open.
     
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    AgainSheila,

    I had a mini-schnauzer for 13 1/2 years and he died suddenly. It broke my heart and I still miss him. He was my best-friend. Don't worry, you will get over the loss.
     
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    My first dog did that. He was missing for a week. He turned up 4 miles away on someone's porch soaking with seawater. We took him to the vet and the vet said he had just been off on an adventure but I knew better. A week later we took him back to the vet because he was not eating food. The vet then realized it was cancer. He died 3 days later at home after trying to get outside at 2 am. I made him come back in the house and he died an hour later. I always feel a little bad that I made him come back in the house.

    So she may turn up yet, Sheila, but if she doesn't, don't torture yourself. They often chose to die alone so maybe it's how we should let them do it.
     
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    I pray she be found and returned to your loving care. If she has passed then I know the grief will fade with the memories kept near to your heart, for 20 years of love and joy can never be lost.
     
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