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Old 02-21-2005, 11:04 PM   #1
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Hi, my friends,

I had to have my Jake! put down on 2/11 He would have been 13 on 2/14. He was broken and the vet agreed it was the kindest solution but oh does my heart ache. I miss him everywhere in the house. Even when he was testy he was my best friend. Those of you who have read the Jake stories know how sorely he is missed. I'm thinking of finding a pet grief support group. It just hurts so very much to lose him.

So if I'm even spacier than usual - that's why.



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Old 02-21-2005, 11:10 PM   #2
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awww linda i am so very sorry. i know what it's like. about 5 years ago i had to have my boxer put to sleep because he had cancer. worst thing is it was so sudden. healthy and happy one day the next he had a lump on his neck. not even a week later he was gone
if there's anything i can do for you please let me know.
just let me tell you your not the only one who has wondered if something else could have been done. it doesn't make it an easier but the vet was right. again i am so very very sorry

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Old 02-21-2005, 11:28 PM   #3
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Linda, I put my Malia down last year. I know what you are going thru. We now have Koapaka and my heart is not as empty.

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Old 02-21-2005, 11:38 PM   #4
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Thank you. He will always be in my heart.
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Old 02-21-2005, 11:53 PM   #5
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I'm so sorry..........I can't even imagine not having my Trinket (Cat) around. I tell her all the time she has to stay with me forever. I know when her time comes to fly with the angels I'm going to be heartbroken.
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Old 02-21-2005, 11:58 PM   #6
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i'm really truely sorry, lindatoo. i hope you know your jake loved you unconditionally.
this may seem a bit rushed, but please consider getting another pet. not a replacement, but a continuation of the love you shared with jake. there are so many animals that need owners like you in shelters, umm, aww geez, i mean there are so many animals in shelters that need good homes. when my first cat died (from a negligent vet cleaning his teeth), we were in shock. but i had heard that it was good to go right out and get another pet to love. it is supposed to help soften the loss a little while you mourn, and it did just that. in fact, it was kinda weird how our new cat "dipey" acted in such odd ways, just like our old cat "kitty", like kitty's spirit had moved into dipey's body when we brought her home. it was so strange, but i've heard similar stories from other people who did the same thing.
i'm not promising that it will happen, but it may, and at the very least, you've saved another pet from the shelters, and have someone to tell how much you loved jake that will completely understand...
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Here's a hug...
and a smile.
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Old 02-22-2005, 12:48 AM   #8
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i'm so sorry that your best buddy is gone, lindatoo.
pets are as beloved as family members and loved just as much in most situations, and i'm sure you loved your Jake very much.
~HUGS~ to you.
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i really dont know what to say. :( I suppose prayer is in line.
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Old 02-22-2005, 04:27 AM   #10
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We lost our Gabby a year ago to old age. She was such a good dog, and it broke our hearts to let her go. It was one of the hardest things I've ever done, and we still miss her terribly. We won't have another pet at this stage, but we're happy to have had our little doggie for so many years.
My heart is sad for you.

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