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Old 10-08-2019, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Mountains of Oregon
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^ Thanks but I can't afford to see a shrink, would have to drive 3-4 hours to see one and wouldn't anyway. Yes I am devastated over his death, my dog was all I had.


I go fishing, and walks in the woods. Just not the same.


I suppose in time, this heartbreak shall pass.



My pal Skeeter rode shotgun in my pickup for 15 years. She went everywhere with me..
I will always miss her & other 4-legged pals who have passed on years ago.
I still cry a bucket when i think about her/them.


Take gentle good care of yourself pard...
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:54 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Naturally I'm a fan of the Phils, the Eagles, the Sixers, and the "Broad Street Bullies."
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Soooooooooo, this evening a bunch of neighborhoods kids came over. Built a fire in my fire pit, and we sat around making smores one of the kids brought.


They all talked how they loved my dog and miss him (he loved everyone). One little girl, about 6 crawled in my lap looked up at me and asked "Is he in heaven"?


Yes, honey he is. She replied "good, Jesus needs a good dog to keep Him company".


Speechless...
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:12 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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Soooooooooo, this evening a bunch of neighborhoods kids came over. Built a fire in my fire pit, and we sat around making smores one of the kids brought.


They all talked how they loved my dog and miss him (he loved everyone). One little girl, about 6 crawled in my lap looked up at me and asked "Is he in heaven"?


Yes, honey he is. She replied "good, Jesus needs a good dog to keep Him company".


Speechless...
It's good that you have friends like them at a time like this. Probably the best therapy session ever.

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Old 10-09-2019, 12:42 AM
 
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Yes, honey he is. She replied "good, Jesus needs a good dog to keep Him company".


Speechless...
Grieve and grieve some more, all you need. Then when the time is right, another good dog will find you and all will be right with the world.
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:06 AM
 
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Soooooooooo, this evening a bunch of neighborhoods kids came over. Built a fire in my fire pit, and we sat around making smores one of the kids brought.

They all talked how they loved my dog and miss him (he loved everyone). One little girl, about 6 crawled in my lap looked up at me and asked "Is he in heaven"?

Yes, honey he is. She replied "good, Jesus needs a good dog to keep Him company".

Speechless...
Jim, it sounds as though you have found your own piece of heaven right where you are!

(Thanks for sharing; I actually teared up a bit.)
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:13 AM
 
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Jim9251,
I agree with JRR, your campfire with the kids is the best therapy ever.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:42 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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The downhill slide into the holidays begins. After Halloween is over, he goes back into our closet and the grandkids get their swing back.


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Old 10-09-2019, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Jim; What a wonderful post. Just precious.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:31 PM
JRR
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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The downhill slide into the holidays begins. After Halloween is over, he goes back into our closet and the grandkids get their swing back.
I like that. I should get something like it for our front porch; maybe holding a sign for the kids to go to the garage where we will be handing out the treats
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