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    My wee finger sucker Amelie, who has been my constant companion now for close to 14 years and is the black and white border collie in my avatar has this evening been ever so gently and in my arms, been sent to the big dogs home in the sky.

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    Oh, Dave, that just choked me up, you’ll miss her terribly, try and take comfort in the fact she had a long and good life with you and Nicole, it’s going to be a long time before you get over this, reading  your post, it sounds as she didn’t suffer at the end.xx

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    So sorry Dave, they take so much space in our life. You did all the best for her. Take care

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    Hope you can find the plant for her pot G, ‘twould be nice. Stinky.

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    So sorry…

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    So hard to lose furry family, my thoughts are with you.

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    So sorry to hear the sad news Gleans. My thoughts are with you :rose:

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    I am very sad for you both Dave , but remember she had 14 years of love and care.❤️X

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    so sorry to hear that, take care

     

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    Very sorry to read your sad news.  Absolutely heartbreaking to lose a close companion after so many years.  xx

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    So sorry for your loss. At these times we have to try and balance the years of happiness they give us with the terrible sense of loss we feel when they are no longer with us.

    Bon courage   John

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    So sorry to read of your loss Gleaner.

    “Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Anatole France

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    I’m sorry to hear this @gleaner. She was a wonderful dog and had a very happy life with you and Nicole. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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    Deepest condolences Gleaner XX.

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    Many many  thanks to everyone for their kind words. Coming down this morning was difficult. Poor Faye is alert and waiting for her friend to come back. Her head is cocked and her ears are pricked to the slightest sound.

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    Brought tears to my eyes. Dogs have a way of getting into our hearts, they just do. :cry:

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    So sorry to hear this. ❤️ This piece of writing helped me when we lost our Ted in December. I like to think of him sleeping in my heart…

    “Some of you, particularly those who think they have recently lost a dog to ‘death’, don’t really understand this. I’ve had no desire to explain, but won’t be around forever and must.

    Dogs never die. They don’t know how to. They get tired, and very old, and their bones hurt. Of course they don’t die. If they did they would not want to always go for a walk, even long after their old bones say: ‘No, no, not a good idea. Let’s not go for a walk.’ Nope, dogs always want to go for a walk. They might get one step before their aging tendons collapse them into a heap on the floor, but that’s what dogs are. They walk.

    It’s not that they dislike your company. On the contrary, a walk with you is all there is. Their boss, and the cacaphonic symphony of odor that the world is. Cat poop, another dog’s mark, a rotting chicken bone (exultation), and you. That’s what makes their world perfect, and in a perfect world death has no place.

    However, dogs get very very sleepy. That’s the thing, you see. They don’t teach you that at the fancy university where they explain about quarks, gluons, and Keynesian economics. They know so much they forget that dogs never die. It’s a shame, really. Dogs have so much to offer and people just talk a lot.

    When you think your dog has died, it has just fallen asleep in your heart. And by the way, it is wagging its tail madly, you see, and that’s why your chest hurts so much and you cry all the time. Who would not cry with a happy dog wagging its tail in their chest. Ouch! Wap wap wap wap wap, that hurts. But they only wag when they wake up. That’s when they say: ‘Thanks Boss! Thanks for a warm place to sleep and always next to your heart, the best place.’

    When they first fall asleep, they wake up all the time, and that’s why, of course, you cry all the time. Wap, wap, wap. After a while they sleep more. (remember, a dog while is not a human while. You take your dog for walk, it’s a day full of adventure in an hour. Then you come home and it’s a week, well one of your days, but a week, really, before the dog gets another walk. No WONDER they love walks.)

    Anyway, like I was saying, they fall asleep in your heart, and when they wake up, they wag their tail. After a few dog years, they sleep for longer naps, and you would too. They were a GOOD DOG all their life, and you both know it. It gets tiring being a good dog all the time, particularly when you get old and your bones hurt and you fall on your face and don’t want to go outside to pee when it is raining but do anyway, because you are a good dog. So understand, after they have been sleeping in your heart, they will sleep longer and longer.

    But don’t get fooled. They are not ‘dead.’ There’s no such thing, really. They are sleeping in your heart, and they will wake up, usually when you’re not expecting it. It’s just who they are.

    ‘I feel sorry for people who don’t have dogs sleeping in their heart. You’ve missed so much. Excuse me, I have to go cry now.”

    Ernest Montague

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    sorry to hear your news Dave :rose:

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    I don’t know you or your dog Dave , but I feel your pain . I have had ” a few ” dogs . :heart:

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    So sorry to hear the sad news.  All of us who have lost our pets know exactly how you are feeling.

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    Thanks again to one and all, it is truly wonderful to know that there are folk out there who feel for and love our canine friends.

    :rose:

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    So sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to you. I know you will miss your furry friend but she will always be with you in your heart and mind xx

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    Thanks Jazzy, that hit me and made me tear up earlier when I read it.  Well, I got about a third into it and couldn’t read any further coz I was so blurry, but the second attempt was clear. :heart:

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    We have just lost our cat who was more like a dog, following me from room to room when I did the housework. What a personality and what a loss. The pain is unbearable. My thoughts are with you.

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    So very sorry Dave, we all who give our hearts to our wonderful, loyal furry members of our family feel your pain (apologies for only just posting Dave we are away) :rose: :heart:

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    Sorry for your loss too Jill :rose:

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    Understand what you are going through Jill Walker. The memories jump back and flood one’s mind all the time don’t they. Time will heal and the good memories will stay with one forever. :rose:

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