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Old 09-26-2019, 08:15 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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I still can't believe it but I am retiring on Tuesday. As in THIS Tuesday. As in October 1.

YIPPEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Also, I am so enjoying reading all of your posts. Many of them are about the main reason I've been looking forward to retirement --

which I think of as "stopping to smell the roses."

Wonderful news! Congratulations!


A year ago I transitioned to "semi-retirement." By the end of April I became fully retired.


It's sorta like summer vacation ... for the rest of your life!
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Old 09-27-2019, 05:57 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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I still can't believe it but I am retiring on Tuesday. As in THIS Tuesday. As in October 1.

YIPPEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

Also, I am so enjoying reading all of your posts. Many of them are about the main reason I've been looking forward to retirement --

which I think of as "stopping to smell the roses."
Congratulations! Wednesday morning you will open your eyes and then it will really hit you that you will not be making that some old trip to work. Unless you have been working from your home.
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Old 09-27-2019, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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My best friend died tonight. I am lost...


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Old 09-27-2019, 09:11 PM
JRR
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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My best friend died tonight. I am lost...

Jim, I am so sorry
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Old 09-27-2019, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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My best friend died tonight. I am lost...
Oh I'm so very sorry. Losing a beloved animal is one of the hardest things in the world. I lost my girl in July and I know how heavy your heart must be right now. Beautiful puppy.
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Old 09-27-2019, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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What the heck happened? You took such good care of him/her. I am shocked, Jim, and sooooooo very sorry. Oh, now I'm getting teary, I certainly didn't expect to get on this thread and see this.........
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Old 09-27-2019, 10:32 PM
 
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Oh no! Jim, I'm so so sorry. I was picturing you and your best friend enjoying your new digs and now this. What a terrible shock. I'm without words but know my thoughts are with you.
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Old 09-27-2019, 11:27 PM
 
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Jim, I am so very sorry. Your brief post speaks volumes. Thankfully s/he made it to your new home and helped you settle in.

Take care of yourself.
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Old 09-28-2019, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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You provided a home for those two dogs when they needed one and now you see what a great decision that was. Dogs truly are our best friends and unfortunately for us, their time on earth is limited.

I'm sorry to hear this and understand how lost you feel. It's been a year since I lost my great friend and I still think of her everyday even though I have 2 other dogs here. For some reason each time I go to Target it really hits me. Not sure why Target should be the trigger but it is so I plan what I need and I get in and get out as fast as I can.

When you're ready there are so many other pups that need a good home - a new one (or two) wouldn't replace the ones you lost but you will grow to love them as well. They will love you in return -it's a good thing.
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Old 09-28-2019, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Jim, I am so sad and sorry to read this news. Such a beautiful dog and an exceptional companion to you.

Allow yourself time to grieve and feel the feelings, but still take care of yourself. It is very tough to go through the loss of a loyal dog companion, but they enrich our lives and souls deeply. Dogs do a great job of keeping things real.

Your dog had a wonderful life with you!
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