Missing Chewie

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Registered: 12-31-1969
Missing Chewie
Tue, 07-03-2012 - 10:00am

I had to say goodbye to my dog Chewie this past Sunday as he was put to sleep while in my arms. It was one of the hardest things I ever had to do and I miss him so much. I can't believe he's gone. He was 14 & 1/2 and very sick. I tell myself that he's not suffering anymore but this pain I'm feeling is overwhelming at times. It was comforting to read other messages on this site and know that I'm not alone in feeling this way.

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Re: Missing Chewie
Wed, 07-25-2012 - 9:29am
Dear Whispersmom Thank you for your nice post ...And yes, Naoko and I felt that Bicky was especially close to us on his birthday...It was a happy event. I am sure that most of my friends and family would thing we were a little strange but who care! Right? And thank you so much for asking about Bicky's Story. I have actually completed about 3 new chapters but I have not posted them yet because I wanted to wait until I am happy with them. I have learned that this grieving thing is going to be a lifelong process and there's no hurry. I want everything to be right . I will be traveling a lot this next month (lots of airports), and that's the Bixter and I are especially close. I will have his special rubber ducky with me (as always) and I wil spend a lot of time looking at his pictures on my iPad and writing. How are you doing? Any plans for the summer? Yours always, Mark (and Bicky) Oh...and speaking of special "signs"...Yesterday I brought my car into the shop to have a general check-up, and as a kind gesture the shop cleaned and vacuumed my car. Most people would be delighted but I was horrified. Why? Well, since Bicky's passing I refused to vacuum the car because his hair was still all over the car. Little beautiful, angel-like, white strands of puffy fur. It was comforting to know he was still with me in a physical way. Well, when I got in the car I panicked but was very relieved to see that the only thing that was left behind by the vacuum was Bicky's stubborn beautiful, angel-like hair. I took it as a sign...He is always going to be with me in spirit and evn in a physical way. I love you Bicky! Yours, Mark (and Bicky)
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Re: Missing Chewie
Sat, 08-11-2012 - 12:54am
It was the right decision, but that doesn't necessarily make it easier,I understand, I've had to make the same choice in the past...take good careof yourself and remember the good times, how much you loved Chewi and how much Chewi loved you.
All the best, Faith