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Old 02-20-2016, 11:40 AM   #29
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Please don't second guess. This is the worst thing you can do to yourself. You did the last thing you could for your best friend.


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Old 04-08-2016, 10:25 PM   #30
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we dog lovers share the grief of anyone who has just lost their closest companion. Inevitably they will all break our hearts when they leave us too soon, but many, many times over, they are so worth it.


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Old 06-19-2016, 12:36 PM   #31
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I didn't think I would be ready for another dog so soon, but came across a young female beagle at the local shelter. Decided she needed a break; she had been there almost five months. Her one and only previous adoption did not work out. (On the third day home, they left her alone in the house. She chewed their blinds and one of the door frames. You cannot do that with a young beagle making strange because they are prone to hyper separation anxiety).

Things are going fairly well. This beagle has issues and can get defensive, but she is getting over it. She has an innate loving personality; too bad she ended up with at least two earlier families who just did not "get" beagles.

Still have sad spells about the other beagle. I have not been back to "the creek." Don't know if I ever will go there again - even with the new dog.

This beagle also loves car/truck rides. Haven't taken her Airstreaming yet, but we will someday.

Just wanted to thank everyone again for their kind support.
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Old 06-19-2016, 01:08 PM   #32
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Awwww....I'm so glad for you, FaN.

So terrible and heart breaking to lose a beloved pet, but you sound like a Momma in need of a baby to love who has found a baby in need of just your brand of loving.

Good for you, and good for her.

Makes me weepy a bit for the both of you.

Next...we need pictures.


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Old 06-19-2016, 04:54 PM   #33
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Now that you are mostly healed I have to share. The hardest thing for me has been visibly watching two of our pets pass. Something about the crossing is difficult for me to watch. It is one thing to drop them off at the vet and say buy but, oh boy, I don't want to see it. My old cat Sasha (seems I call her "cat" more often anymore) is getting up there and even casual observers say she looks frail. I know it is coming but I have to consider what HAS been shared over anything else. I am really glad you found a beagle and cannot wait for your interesting posts!
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:38 PM   #34
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Awwww....I'm so glad for you, FaN.

So terrible and heart breaking to lose a beloved pet, but you sound like a Momma in need of a baby to love who has found a baby in need of just your brand of loving.

Good for you, and good for her.

Makes me weepy a bit for the both of you.

Next...we need pictures.

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Maggie, thanks again for your kind words.

I will post some pictures someday. This sounds terribly unfair for the new dog, but I have to download the last photos of the last dog to make room on my memory stick. I just can't face that now.

The shelter thought we were the perfect match. After the first adoption fiasco, they were very picky about her next placement. They are not a kill shelter - thank goodness.
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:58 PM   #35
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Now that you are mostly healed I have to share. The hardest thing for me has been visibly watching two of our pets pass. Something about the crossing is difficult for me to watch. It is one thing to drop them off at the vet and say buy but, oh boy, I don't want to see it. My old cat Sasha (seems I call her "cat" more often anymore) is getting up there and even casual observers say she looks frail. I know it is coming but I have to consider what HAS been shared over anything else. I am really glad you found a beagle and cannot wait for your interesting posts!
rod, in total honesty, I do not think I will ever be totally healed from the loss of the last beagle. The reason is somewhat complicated and personal.

So many people struggle with pet grief; we are not alone.

Really feel for you and your beloved cat, Sasha. What has been shared here is amazing. I am glad that I started this thread because it has (and will) help others.
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Old 06-20-2016, 01:26 PM   #36
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I have always had dogs and cats. When I adopt one...they have a home forever and all the loving care that comes with it. In my many years, I've had too many pass on...each one taking a bit of my heart to their final home. No matter how painful for me, I must give that final bit of love to them...I can not let one die alone. It hurts...I cry...but, I hold, kiss, and let them know how much I appreciate all the unconditional love and loyalty they have given to me. All remain in my heart and memories! Our pets are such a rare gift of love...each and every one.
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I have always had dogs and cats. When I adopt one...they have a home forever and all the loving care that comes with it. In my many years, I've had too many pass on...each one taking a bit of my heart to their final home. No matter how painful for me, I must give that final bit of love to them...I can not let one die alone. It hurts...I cry...but, I hold, kiss, and let them know how much I appreciate all the unconditional love and loyalty they have given to me. All remain in my heart and memories! Our pets are such a rare gift of love...each and every one.
Colorado, your dogs and cats are/were lucky to have you.

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The last one blew the horn when I left her alone in the car/truck.

This one turns the four-way flashers on.
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Old 06-23-2016, 06:27 PM   #38
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Ours can lower the Windows. He gets crated in the TV...


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I may have to do that. She already unlocked the doors.
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Safer in general. Strap the crate down securely. Just big enough to be able to lie down and turn around.

Ours loudly defend their territory, be it TV or AS. Covering cage ends by the window helps some.

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Sigh. Just had to let our elderly chihuahua mix go. We got Chocolate from the local shelter about 22 years ago, when she was probably 6-8 years old. She was a good dog, relatively quiet, and she was probably a backyard breeder female that got too old to breed.

She had strong mother instincts, and really mothered our younger pups when they moved in. All the others said goodbye to her about a day before, by gently licking her ears as she struggled to walk around our yard for one of the last times.

She was so frail and weak. Probably was dealing with cancer, as she had been losing weight slowly the past few months. She will be missed.
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