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Old 09-15-2018, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rest in peace, Jack. I'll always love you and hold you in my heart.


The day I've been dreading was today. I had Jack put to sleep as he was bad off and not getting better. I miss my sweet old man terribly and feel like I've been punched in the stomach. This doesn't seem real. I expect to see him waiting for me in the den.

I got so used to helping him down the stairs. I hope heaven doesn't have stairs. I had him 8 and a half years, so long, I thought he'd always be there. But now I've lost him, and a huge part of my life went with him.

I miss you Jack, more than I can express. I will hold you in my heart until we meet again.

You're a good boy Jack.
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I've heard of a stairway TO Heaven. I believe we are all healed from the pain and suffering in our physical bodies once we get there.

I recently lost a pet I had for many years too. You'll feel better than this. Honest.

I ate a lot of junk food for a couple days. I was in no mood to cook. I think it helped.

Did you ever see the thread that was going in Spirituality when honeypig lost her beloved Ned? A lot of great posts...you can start at post #8 if you want. Bring tissues.

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...-part-3-a.html (Earth Prayers, part 3)
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I'll always remember Jack too, Least. He was a special boy who overcame difficulties with grace. I think he's watching you & hoping you will feel better soon. He knows you two will meet up again one day.
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Old 09-15-2018, 03:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm so sorry least I remember when my cats died, it's been years and years but I still miss them terribly.

And I don't think you'll have to be able to walk stairs in heaven. Think of all the old people who can't walk their stairs down anymore. I'm sure he'll be alright up there and patiently waiting for you
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I feel empty and anxious. Wanting to see him but knowing I won't because he's gone. This day has gone on forever. I'm afraid to go to sleep tonight for fear I'll dream of him and be sad.
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I'm so sorry to hear this...
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Old 09-15-2018, 04:38 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I just came upstairs and realized I'd never again see his little face waiting for me at the top of the stairs like he always did. God, I miss him. Feel like I'm missing a limb. Part of me is missing.
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I'm really sorry for your sadness least but Jacks free of pain now.
I bet any celestial stairs are no bother now

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Old 09-16-2018, 11:56 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I am glad Jack is no longer struggling but miss him so badly it hurts like hell and I feel like nothing is right anymore. My whole world is wrong without him.
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There may be stairs in heaven but I believe that our bodies are restored and there is no more pain, so Jack may be bounding up and down those stairs. I know that all of us would love to take away your pain, least, we're here for you
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I just took Billie for a walk and when I came home, I was overwhelmed with grief and burst out crying for Jack. Billie got very upset and reached up to lick my face and comfort me. I told her I love her and was so glad I adopted her. She knows I'm sad and was trying to comfort me.

She is a great comfort to me. Thank you Billie, for loving me.
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Jack was so very loved and he knew it, Least. He took care of you and then you took care of him, the circle is closed...Jack is at peace now. No dog was ever more loved.
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I am so so sorry. I know the exquisite pain too. Hugs.
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I'm so sorry, Least.

He was a good boy and he had a great life with you.

I could tell from your posts that you loved him very much.

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Oh Least, I'm so sorry.

I know your heart hurts terribly.

Sending you tons of love and prayers.
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Thinking of you and Jack, Least.
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Billie is doing her best to comfort me. She licks my face and sits in my lap. I keep telling her how much I love her and how glad I am that I adopted her.






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