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Dogs in Mourning – Pet tip 246

Dogs are extremely sensitive animals and can feel many of the same emotions that humans feel. Although many seasoned dog owners already know this, newer dog owners are often surprised by the depth of some of the emotions that dogs can feel. We all know that dogs can be very happy creatures; their broad wagging tails give them away every time. But dogs are capable of feeling more complex emotions than just happiness. At the other end of the spectrum there is sadness and depression and dogs are capable of feeling these emotions. Perhaps there is no greater testament to this fact then when a dog’s owner or another dog from the household dies

Owner:
Thomas Churchman
City:
Brownwood
Province, Country:
TX, USA
Type/Breed:
Austrailian Silky Terrier
Date of Birth:
3-1-1990
Date of Death
5-3-2005
Sex:
Male
Height:
12
Weight:
12
Coat Colour:
light brown
Eye Colour:
brown

Spot passed on today.  He was sent to heaven in a peaceful manner with the aid of a great Vet staff.  He died of complication of old age.  At over 15 he had a full and happy life.


I had brain surgery in 1999 that went wrong and was permanently disabled.  During the period of surgery and the months mostly in bed he was beside me giving me comfort in my great pain and was with me all of the lonely times my wife worked.  I never will be able to love a dog with the same depth a Spot and he is in my heart forever as he is with my wife Gail who loved him as deeply as I. 


I spend many hours at the computer and no longer have the soft warm fur against my bare feet I have had for so long, at night he cuddled to my leg and I when I needed to rest in a seperate bed due to pain and restlessness he went with me and comforted me.


Now he is gone, and I know the pain will ease and the memories will be there for us in pictures and videos of the fullness he gave our life.  He saw my Grandson from age 1 to 15, my Son from age 15 to 28 and my daughter from age 19 to 34.  There are many tears tonight but we all will get better.


Spot left behind a friend, our other pet named Bonnie a West Highland White.  They were very close, and during these past few weeks of his failing she was never a foot away from him.  She is very sad tonight and walks and looks and just can't find him.  She stares at where his bowls were and walks away.


God Bless our Spot, we love you our sweet boy and will see you again in Heaven.

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