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Old 01-04-2009, 06:26 PM
 
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My beloved Rottweiler (Roxie) had to be euthanized (cancer at the base of the throat near the heart) on Friday 1/2/09. She was 9 years old (had her since she was 6 weeks old) . I don't know how to continue on without her.
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:37 PM
 
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I'm so sorry...

Petloss.com is an amazing site that got me through my pet's death. They have a message board too, and an online candle ceremony every monday night that is amazing.
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:39 PM
 
Location: California
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I am so very sorry. I guess one must take solace in that she is free of all pain. I can only add, that having gone thru this myself, time will help heal the ache in your heart. Virtual hugs to you.
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Forloveoffriend, I am SO sorry to hear of your loss. I know exactly how how you feel. I have loved several of my pets so deeply that I have never really gotten over mourning for them. I don't know what your religious beliefs are, but I truly do believe you will see her again.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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I am so sorry. I send you my deepest condolences. I still grieve for my beloved Kiki and it's been a couple of years. Time helps, keeping busy helps, getting another dog helps, but no one will ever be able replace Roxie. You'll love your new one, but Roxie will always hold a special place in your heart. My thought are with you.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:04 PM
 
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I am so sorry for your loss.

I can only imagine how you hurt. I had to make the choice for my dog last year who was too young to lose his life. He was only 7...

In my case, I jumped right back in and adopted a new puppy only a few days later. I wasn't sure I was "ready" but I had to find a way to fill the hole left in my life... the one where a dog had lived for a very long time.

Maybe you could just go visit a Humane Society or other Rescue to see how you feel. There are so many dogs that need loving homes and right now -- because of the economy -- shelters are overwhelmed.

Maybe you could just go there and visit.

More hugs to you!
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:07 PM
 
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I am so very sorry. You gave her a long (REALLY long for a Rottie!) and happy life. What a lucky girl! And how lucky you were to have such a wonderful friend.

I still miss my kittie, Lottie, who was almost 18 when she had to be put down. But I remember her in her happy, healthy days and how happy she made me. I always smile when I think of her.

It will pass. You will see a pup whose charms you won't be able to resist one day. You'll think of Roxie and the joy she brought and you'll know that that puppy will have to come home with you to fill the void that Roxie left. And Roxie would approve.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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The first three days are the hardest.

The first week is terrible.

Believe me, I only wanted to be with my dog. And frankly, I still think about it.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:55 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I'm so sorry...it is so hard to get through these losses, I was there recently myself, so I know the pain you're in. It isn't easy, and no one can replace a dearly loved pet...but one day when you're ready you'll find the strength to love another dog, purely for itself. My prayers are with you...
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:59 PM
 
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