Resentment is the hobgoblin of giving

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Resentment is the hobgoblin of giving
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Tue, 03-25-2008 - 1:50pm

I've been not posting about this for

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Registered: 09-30-2007
Tue, 03-25-2008 - 3:44pm

So sorry about your Dog. As I writing my black female Lab has her head on my leg my yellow male lab is asleep on my feet with my Jack Russell terrier asleep on the yellow lab. I know what you have been through. I think about my 16 year old Husky who passed away two years ago. They are all such close companions. I had to stay home from work that day. I never miss work, ever. I was just too sad to go.


I think ,frankly, that your husband was a jerk. I complain about the same thing but he could have been a lot more sensitive. I don't blame you in the least for how you feel. I would feel the same way.


Again, I'm so so sorry for your loss


IB

 
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Registered: 05-04-2006
Wed, 03-26-2008 - 8:46am

Thanks for your kind words.

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Registered: 09-30-2007
Thu, 03-27-2008 - 5:40am

I'm sorry they are not "just Dogs". I would not live my life without them


Here is a saying I have framed in my house with a picture of all my Dogs.


"We aren't house proud. If we were, we wouldn't abide the scratches on the doorframe, the holes in the screen, the darkened shine of worn spots on the chair. We would wince at the mottled carpet and fret at the hair hanging on our clothes.


We don't. If anything, we lovers of dogs are a tolerant lot, finding greater value in the unabashed affection of our friends than immaculate sofas. Shoes can be replaced, but a heroic retrieve is timeless.


Without dogs, our houses are cold receptacles for things. Dogs make a fire warmer with their curled presence, They wake us, greet us, protect us and ultimately carve a place in our hearts and our history. On reflection, our lives are often referenced in parts, defined by the all-to-short lives of our dogs."


Keep the memory of your departed companion close.


Again, all my sympathy


IB Ciao

 
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Registered: 06-27-2007
Thu, 03-27-2008 - 9:35am
I'm sorry to hear so much pain.
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Registered: 05-04-2006
Thu, 03-27-2008 - 12:35pm

Italybiker,


Thank you so much for posting that.

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Registered: 09-30-2007
Thu, 03-27-2008 - 8:16pm

We have pictures of all our dogs along with human photos because they are just as much a part of the family as all of us. One of my favorite photos is of Sasha my Husky taken with my youngest daughter when she was three. My daughter was in a white dress and the photographer took the photo in Black and white. It sits on my desk in my office. She was so loyal and especially protective of my wife and girls. Any strange man that came to the house had to be on guard.


A lot of my patients laugh because of the fact that I have

 
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Registered: 05-04-2006
Fri, 03-28-2008 - 11:18am

Awww...Sasha sounds very much like Snowy.

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Registered: 09-30-2007
Fri, 03-28-2008 - 3:49pm

Sasha was a rescue also. She was 8 weeks old. A bunch of college kids had her and when they went home they left her. My Mother-in -law found her wandering in her yard. It was a Friday. I called the Vet, he stayed open to give her an exam and shots. I then went and spent $300 on dog stuff that night. She was one of the best dogs I ever had. Her favorite thing was to do my cyclo-cross training where you ride a special road bike on dirt and grass and run over barriers. I would ride and she would run for hours. I always got tired first. I think she lived so long because she was in great shape.


Even though I have three others she will always have a place in my heart. I think she knew my wife and I saved her and she always wanted to be thankful. I'm sure the others that read our posts think we're nuts, but there is nothing like a dog!

 
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Registered: 05-04-2006
Fri, 03-28-2008 - 4:40pm

I don't care if everyone thinks I'm crazy as a poop-house rat!

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Fri, 03-28-2008 - 5:06pm
Sorry to hear about your loss.

When you see it coming, duck!

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