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Old October 17th, 2010, 02:51 AM
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Mourning Our Pets

So I am looking through the photo challenge thread and was noticing these comments from winston and chico ....

Chico I have Bombers pic as my wallpaper on the computer and I just cant change it...I guess it will be there forever now! I also talk to him everyday and so wish he was still here for nose kisses and fetching the ball like a dog! there will never be another like him for our family!
same with me winston,i will never change that wallpaper,i pet the screen and his pick every time i turn the pc off,i don't think i'll ever stop missing him,he was my soulmate,it's very difficult
and wanted to say ..... me three . I have Lucy's pics on my screen and her ashes are sitting on my desk where I frequently pat them and say hi when I walk by. I know she is where she needs to be but man do I ever miss that dog . I frequently load up the video I made of her pictures which sometimes make me smile and sometimes make me cry.

Don't get me wrong, I am not an absolute wreck but I am mourning her. I actually was thinking to myself the first few weeks that I thought it would be harder but then thinking it was just because we had been preparing for so long. In fact I was thinking that a lot of the stress that I didn't notice at the time was now gone. Of course I would happily live that stress forever if that is what she needed . Reality smacked me in the face a few weeks later when life without her became the new normal .

I have chosen to deal with it by getting back onto a healthy eating and exercise program. I have gained back a bunch of weight the past year (I eat my stress ) and am gonna refocus back to obtaining a Rally obedience title with Riley. I have also decided I am gonna order a beautiful engraved christmas ornament to honor my beautiful Lucy.

So, does anyone else wanna share some of how they are dealing or have dealt with the mourning of their furry family members .
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Old October 17th, 2010, 10:42 AM
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I planted trees in my yard for every pet I have lost. I had name tags made to be on the trees. I have two here that were cremated and I find peace, knowing they are home with me. I have 2 buried at a pet cemetery and I am going up there today to put new flowers on their graves. I still cry every time I go there...I have a memory box with their collars, favorite toy, treat and a clump of their hair. I also have a loves lost wall, where I have pictures of my family members, friends, and furkids that have passed away. Every time I add a new picture, my heart breaks. But in time I can look at that wall and remember the good times, not just the sad ones.
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Old October 17th, 2010, 12:20 PM
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Hey I am in the same darn boat I miss my Angel GSD so much ,I catch my self dropping little food on floor to see when she will come find it, she would sniff it out ,that was funny,I walk by the mantel and kiss the box where she is everyday,I put ice in her water bowl almost everyday still can not get rid of it
I still have her bones everywhere she would hide them ,I found one in my closet yesterday and cried like a baby.and her fav toys are still by the fireplace she would pick her toys up and lay them all togather ,she was a smart dogI will watch videos of her and yes I will lol or sometimes cry ,it will take some time my heart has a big hole in it ,I was holding her in my arms laying on the floor while she passed away and it was so hard to let her go.I am trying hard to get over it but it is so hard.my cat his name is Mr Kitty he will go all over the house looking for her and just meow he misses her to .we will just pray that one day God will give us peace everyone said get another dog ,I will one day but no time soon she was our lives for 14 years and it is hard .Thank you all for understanding I say a grouphug in in order for us all
and we also did plant 2 cherry trees where when she went out she would lay there in the sun
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Old October 17th, 2010, 11:49 PM
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We lost Tipper in September 2008; Mac left us in September 2009. It has been very hard. My husband has Tipper's picture as his computer wallpaper. I just can't let myself forget them. I put spring flowers on their graves and in the fall I put chrysanthemums. I light a memory candle each week. I tell them good night and send a kiss to Heaven every night. I have a memory charm for each hanging in my kitchen window. The charms have a crystal prism pendent and when the sun shines, I have rainbows throughout the room. I've made memory boxes for each (their leash, toys, tags, hair clippings). Although new dogs have entered my home, the ones who have physically left my side will live forever in my heart.

Mac Tipper Love you. Miss you.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 12:55 AM
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A bad summer in our house

This is my first time on the site in several months, partly because I lost one of my dogs in July. I was having some landscaping done in my yard and they took a piece out of the fence for access. Grover ran out between my legs, into heavy traffic. The young man who hit him didn't have a chance and we stood and cried together on the side of the road. I still cry when I think about him.

Five weeks later we got a new dog because we really needed to fill the void. We now have Puck, a beautiful little Lhasa Apso type dog, a rescue from Los Angeles. While I still think about Grover almost daily, Puck has brought a new joy to our little family.

My sympathy and best wishes to all of you who have lost a dog. It hurts like hell.
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Old October 18th, 2010, 09:37 AM
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Wow your techniques seem far more productive than mine.
I'm trying not to think about it and have stopped looking at pix for a while. I also don't talk about it much at all. Not sure if I get that from my dad or if it's a guy thing or maybe a mix.
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