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Old 11-06-2018, 08:57 AM   #141 (permalink)
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I got a card in the mail today from my shrink. He said he hoped I was adjusting to Jack's loss. He is such a kind man and a good shrink.
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I got a card in the mail today from my shrink. He said he hoped I was adjusting to Jack's loss. He is such a kind man and a good shrink.
That's such a sweet thing to do.
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That's such a sweet thing to do
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:15 PM   #144 (permalink)
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Today I was looking at Jack's picture on my monitor and for the first time since he died, I didn't feel that acute stab of pain. I felt memories of the day I found him and how happy he was to be home again. I miss my sweet old man but am truly glad he's not struggling anymore.
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I'm so sorry

I'm sorry to hear this Least. I know how much you love your dogs. It is hard that we have to make this decision for our little loves, but we do the best for them. I'm sure you did the right thing and that he is no longer in pain.

He knew you'd be okay.

(I lost one this summer--she had to fight me to make me do it, but she finally won. I'm still sad, but I know she is better now.)
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Old 11-10-2018, 12:32 PM   #146 (permalink)
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I miss giving Jack his senior vitamin every morning before breakfast. He always took it like a good boy. I think his getting vitamins extended his life.
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I think the good care you took of him and the love you showed him definitely helped him have a longer and happier life, least.

I was just driving home from the store and saw someone walking a dog who was wearing a coat, and I remembered my Ned and his warm red coat that went so well w/his fur and made him look so handsome that once a complete stranger stopped her car and rolled down her window to tell us how adorable Mr. Ned was.

Going to go lie down in a big warm pile w/my dogs now...
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I'm feeling nostalgic today. Tomorrow will be 7 yrs to the date since Nikko died. He had diabetes and got complications from it.

I still think of Jack constantly, but it's no longer accompanied by that sharp pang of grief. Now it's more recalling happy memories of him and his little quirks.

I've been acting on that Stephen Stills song and loving the one I'm still with. Billie has been so loving with me. She sits in my lap a lot and licks my hand. She likes to lick my palm most of all, and will nose my hand until I turn it up so she can get to my palm.

It is very flattering that she is so overt in her love for me. It reminds me that while I am only one person to the world, I mean the whole world to one person - Billie.
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Old 11-10-2018, 06:34 PM   #149 (permalink)
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Here's Jack with his feline buddy Lily. She was not shy about showing her affection for him. I think it embarrassed him.

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What a silly boy! I'd love to go scratch his furry belly!
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Old 11-12-2018, 05:51 PM   #152 (permalink)
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I'm taking Steve's advice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY4HI_vqf0c



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I'm taking Steve's advice.
I'm glad you are, least. What a sweet-looking little dog, lying in the window!
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I am missing my sweet old man today.
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I am missing my sweet old man today.
lm sorry least its so tough isn't it? We don't just forget them after a week or two. I remember when l lost one of my puppies putting my hand down to stroke her ears or sneak her a treat and her not being there, its heartbreaking. Big hugs to you today l hope you feel better.
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How are you today least? I hope you are feeling a bit better
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Those are some great pics of Jack, least. His face with Lily is adorable.
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As much as I miss my furry soulmate, I am truly glad in my heart that he's not struggling anymore. It was an effort for him to just go thru the days, there toward the end, and I'm glad he's free of the struggle.

I never wanted him to suffer, and I think he was, at the end. I don't regret my decision but wish God had given them longer life spans. Why not give dogs and cats the life span of politicians? Fair trade, right?

sigh... I think about him every day and miss the soft feel of his fur and the little shy licks he gave me.
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I was out doing errands yesterday and saw a pickup truck with what appeared to be some sort of custom decal on the tailgate. It was a picture of a dog who looked thick and strong and furry like Jack, in a head-on view, and he was sprouting a big pair of wings, spread wide.

I think maybe someone else had a hound like Jack...and I thought of you, least.
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Here's Jack and Billie in the yard.

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