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Old 01-15-2013, 03:43 AM
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My Chelsi girl passed away more than a year ago and I still think about her and miss her! Tonight I'm having a hard time...is this normal? She was such a special dog!!


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Old 01-15-2013, 04:00 AM
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Yes you are normal. We had to have our JR put to sleep 6 years ago and we still talk about him and I get choked up, not all the time once in awhile, they really get into our hearts and will be there forever.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:02 AM
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That is totally normal. My dogs passed away 17, 14 and 9 years ago and I still think of them and have dreams about them. I miss them but I no longer have overwhelming emotion any more. I can think of the good things and not be too sad. The last one makes me sad still but more because she died in a tragic manner and that saddens me. The other two died of old age.

Having my two feels so different to having my family dogs. I didn't know I could love them so much. Raising them myself they feel like my babies and I would be devastated if they died. It was bad enough with my general pets, 100 times worse with my dogs and I can't and don't even want to imagine what it will be like when I lose my babies. I hope I have many years with them.

I'm sorry for your loss. You never get over losing a true friend but it will become much easier over time. I hope your heart heals soon xox
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:06 AM
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Thank you gals! I just feel odd still getting upset! I've lost dogs before but I was so young. We got her two years after getting married and she was a huge part of my life. She even went to work with me and visited the seniors I worked with.



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It sounds like she was such a big part of your life, of course you are normal, we connect with our dogs/cats more than people sometimes


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Missy, she was so beautiful. I can see it in her eyes, she was a very good girl.
I agree with the girls, what you are feeling is normal. Such a bond with a dog
has a big impact on our lives. It's about 2 years since Kissa passed, I still get
choked up thinking about her. You know, when it comes to people passing, we
often times have support from someone, family, friend, etc. But when a dog
passes, often times we don't talk much about it, and are almost expected to
bounce back like nothing happened...which I think makes it harder to let go,
we have to talk about them, get it out, cry, do whatever it takes, you know.
I hope that one day you'll be able to smile while remembering the good times,
without it hurting your heart so much. Hugs.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:46 AM
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She's just beautiful. What a kind, sweet face! LS is totally right, I wish more people understood about the death of a pet. They live with you every day, you raise them, teach them, care for them, often for more than a decade. They have their own traits and personality and are as much a part of the family as humans are but you wouldn't be expected to get over the death of a family member so quickly.

If you want to talk about her you can feel free to talk to us, we all understand. Time will make things better though. Big hugs xox
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Lucky had been gone for 4 years and I still miss him.


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