Losing a pet is hard

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    It had been over 20 years since I lost a dog. We lost our oldest over the weekend after being struck by a car.
    I really didn't expect this to hit me as hard it has. I feel like I let our pooch down. :(
     
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    i am sorry you lost your pet....its hard under the best of circumstances.....
     
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    sorry for your loss.
     
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    hugs.

    I am so sorry for your loss. I understand how hard it is to loose a beloved pet.
     
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    Dogs' lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you're going to lose a dog, and there's going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy, or delight in her innocence, because you can't support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There's such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware it comes with an unbearable price. Maybe loving dogs is the way we do penance for all the other illusions we allow ourselves and for the mistakes we make because of those illusions.

    Dean Koontz

     
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    OMG, I am so, so sorry. *hugs* Losing a pet is the worst thing in the world except for losing a friend or family member... because for most of us, our pets are our friends and members of our family.

    I have grieved the loss of every one of my pets on a visceral level. Couldn't really eat for days, cried until my skin dried out and flaked. It just tears my guts out. My heart goes out to you. :(
     
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    Yes it is.

    I am so very sorry.
     
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    Sorry man. It's like losing family.
     
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    Yeah.........losing a pet sucks.

    I had to put my friend Cement Big Cat (freaking cat was HUGE) down this spring because he'd broken his pelvis.

    Probably the only pet where I held them in my hands when they came into this world and also held him when he left.

    I feel for ya man.
     
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    I have 15 dogs I have rescued, all sizes and very friendly, please feel free to have one or more, they need a good home with loving parents.
    Is that Arkansas you live in?
     
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