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    It's been 2 months, and it still hurts!



    We took Koa, husky/lab, into our family when he was 7 years old because his owners had to move somewhere that didn't allow dogs. He had been kept tied in a small yard in a city, and sometimes even leashed to furniture in the house. When he came to our oasis in the mountains, the husky in him made it almost impossible to keep him from escaping and doing what he loved most - running. We eventually learned that he was not a chicken killer (we have 11), was not a deer chaser (in fact I found him protecting a new fawn in the woods one day), and helped us make new friends in the neighborhood. "Hi (phone) - I have your dog over here (5 miles away). He's having a great time with our dogs and I'm happy to have him here, but just thought you'd want to know."

    So - we broke a lot of doggie rules, and let him run. He always came back, he loved bedtime, and his couch, and his bed alongside me in our bedroom. While talking to a neighbor after Koa died, I mentioned the "breaking doggie rules", and the neighbor said "Ah, but he was worthy of it." People around the valley would comment if they hadn't seen him making his daily rounds - he would stop briefly to say hello to everyone.

    I know we were always risking that he would get shot, or hit by a car, or caught in a trap, or....but I couldn't make him suffer by keeping him fenced, knowing how happy he was to run like a husky. We/he were very fortunate that he was able to have the amazing life up here with us, and he was our once in a lifetime dog.

    He died in my arms at the emergency vets. He apparently bled out suddenly from an unknown slow growing tumor in his chest. His eyes still looked so trusting and lovingly at me right up until he left. I miss him so much - can't think about him without crying.
    “Because Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things that get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.”

    Winnie the Pooh; “The House at Pooh Corner”, A.A. Milne

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    Re: It's been 2 months, and it still hurts!

    That is so sad.

    Although you broke the doggie rules it seems he lived a "run free" life and loved it. RIP Koa.

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    thank you, Mr. Pooch.
    “Because Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things that get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.”

    Winnie the Pooh; “The House at Pooh Corner”, A.A. Milne

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    Re: It's been 2 months, and it still hurts!

    Momdogz

    It's only been 2 months-give yourself time to grieve-to cry. Koa is beautiful and such a happy looking soul. He is now where he can run free all the time at The Rainbow Bridge. My Jasmine was there to greet hi. She has been gone almost 4 months and I still cry.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you continue to mourn Koa.

    Cheryl and Angel Jasmine

    Jasmine was loved
    Jasmine was given ProIn
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    Thank you so much, Cheryl. Jasmine looks very sweet and loving - Koa will love playing with her!
    “Because Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things that get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.”

    Winnie the Pooh; “The House at Pooh Corner”, A.A. Milne

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    Re: It's been 2 months, and it still hurts!

    We lost our Dane october 20th so our 2 months is quickly approaching. it has been very different here with out him even tho there are 6 other dogs in the house... you just miss the "presence" of that one more than you ever thought you would. Dauber was taken suddenly and unexpectedly and it was a great sorrow. I still haven't recovered, neither has my pack. We all feel the loss.

    It takes time, and LOTS of tears. You never forget the ones that really touch your heart in that special way, you can never replace them nor do you ever want to. Keep that candle lit for him in your heart and know that some day you'll see each other again. The pain will fade and you'll start to smile when you think of him...

    In memory of ALL those lost and loved...



    In Memory of Dauber Von Kaiser... we miss you big guy...

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    Re: It's been 2 months, and it still hurts!

    Ohhh...what a cutie pie! Thank you so much for your kind words. It sure helps to hear from others that understand. I'm sorry you had to say goodbye to Dauber, too....and I'm glad you two had the good fortune to land on the same patch of grass together for a while.
    “Because Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things that get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.”

    Winnie the Pooh; “The House at Pooh Corner”, A.A. Milne

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    Re: It's been 2 months, and it still hurts!

    I am so sorry for your loss. He sounds like he lived a good life!

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    Re: It's been 2 months, and it still hurts!

    Thank you very much - I am grateful that he did live a good life. Handsome boxers, there!
    “Because Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things that get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.”

    Winnie the Pooh; “The House at Pooh Corner”, A.A. Milne

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    Re: It's been 2 months, and it still hurts!

    I lost my Cheyenne 2 years 5 months and 21 days ago and I still go through each day in a haze. I can't go home because when I do I l have time on my hands and then I will realize the horror of losing him. So I keep frantically busy and each day wait for bedtime so that I can go to sleep which will bring morning and I can again keep myself frantically busy for if I stop I will lose my mind.

    I know your pain! There always seems to be one precious little life that touches you like no other, one that is your soul mate, one that is your world... I had mine and you have had yours. Some say things such as, time will heal your pain, just get another dog, it was only a dog, that's what happens when you get a pet... they die. Well for those of us that have loved and lost, you don't just get another one, time doesn't always heal in fact true animal lovers never completely heal, it isn't just a dog it is a precious life that brought us more love and undying devotion than we could never receive from a person, and yes they are sadly right when they say they will die.

    I have no words of wisdom for you, other than grieve and don't try to hide it, you lost a part of you that can never be replaced. My sympathies go out to you.

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    Re: It's been 2 months, and it still hurts!

    Thank you very much. I like what you said about 'one that is your soul mate'. More and more I realize how fortunate I am to have had the time that I did with him. I'm glad you had your precious time with Cheyenne, too.
    “Because Poetry and Hums aren’t things which you get, they’re things that get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.”

    Winnie the Pooh; “The House at Pooh Corner”, A.A. Milne

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    Re: It's been 2 months, and it still hurts!

    There's a saying that "time heals." Some of us might say, "Time heals, but why does it take so long?"

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    Re: It's been 2 months, and it still hurts!

    Because we loved so much

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