Tuesday I said goodbye to an old friend

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    We had 16 good years together.

    I bought her all the "wrong ways" to buy a dog...from an add in the local for sale bulletin, off a farm, out of a father who had bitten, and unsocialized but, at 6 months old she decided I was hers. I was smitten. Her ideal universe was her and I, and other dogs could visit but she preferred they didn't stay. She was the "play Nazi" and the tattle-tale when other dogs did wrong. She would do anything for me, and loved to be "right" whether it was learning silly tricks or formal obedience she did it with joy and sensitivity. She was a silly flirt with the boys, even in her old age. She was my shadow and my friend.

    I shall miss her. Farewell Deena mie Von Pickles, CD and almost CGC...I hope there is plenty of chicken nuggets and frisbees and a few sheep to chase in heaven for you.

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    I'm sorry for your great loss. I know the sadness of losing a good companion pet. Maybe one day, when the time is right, somebody else will come along to fill the empty spot in your life. Here's a little sympathy rep for you.
     
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    That's very sad.

    So sorry for your loss.

    It sounds like you have reason, though, to be proud because it sounds like you gave joy to another creature under heaven.
     
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    :(:(:(

    Saying Goodbye to a dog is VERY VERY tough.
     
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    OMG, I can't believe how much your dog looks like mine. Mine is getting old and every year we think this will be her last one with us. I'm sorry for your loss.
     
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    As with the death of people, I remind you to celebrate her life. What an enriching experience that dog gave you. And you her. :thup:
     
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    Sorry for your loss Coyote. I know it would be too soon to start thinking like this, but I'd look at it as 16 great years with a great friend.
     
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    Thanks....I thought, after 16 years, it wouldn't be so hard - she had a good and long life for a dog. But that doesn't make it any easier, in fact the hole she leaves behind seems bigger. When I was feeding the crew tonight I was looking at the empty dishes on the floor. Deena always picked them up and brought them to me - that was her self-taught job. Of course, she'd scour them first just in case someone missed something :)

    We were lucky, she was in good shape until just the last few days when she seemed to crash :(
     
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    :(

    Tears here dear, I feel your pain.
     
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    You have my condolences.

    At least she did not waste away for months on end and put you through the is it time yet thing that so many of our companions put us through, nonintentional as it is. Remember that the two of you served each other well.
     

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