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I Have Lost a Beloved Pet

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    Me And My ShadowShadow,

    a little sheltie, came to me by way of extended family who went on vacation and left her in the care of my (ex)wife and me. She was three (the dog, not my ex) when I met her, and I'd come to look forward to visiting Bonnie's parents because it meant a long walk with the happy...
    JesseLeeJames JesseLeeJames 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    The ONLY thing that makes me happy was taken

    from me just over a week ago. My beautiful Jack Russell Lucy. Far too young. I was at work when I got the call "what do you want to do?" Of course I couldn't really answer that being 4 hours away stuck in camp. Far too distraught but it happened anyways. I never got to see...
    Recklessdesires Recklessdesires 31-35, F 10 Responses Jun 29, 2014

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    THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER

    There will never be another horse like him, he was born a champion. Once in a lifetime a cowboy is blessed with a truly magnificent horse and I was so blessed with Dash. Big strong and handsome he could take me anywhere do anything. Pure power and grace. Stocky, big and strong...
    humblerider humblerider 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 12, 2013

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    Sabache

    We got our dog Sabache when I was about 11 years old. He was black lab, golden retriever and German shepherd mix. He was smooth coated as a puppy, but as he got older, he grew a beautiful black coat. He was a wonderful dog. He was ever faithful to my father, truly man's best...
    launica87 launica87 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2012

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    A Message To My Angel

    When we went to the vet Monday, I never expected the outcome that I would be leaving without you. I thought we would get your sores taken care of and get something to prevent you from getting any more when you were dragging on the floor. I couldn't let you suffer though when the...
    BeachAngelTami BeachAngelTami 46-50, F 7 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    yesterday I had to put my cat to sleep

    because his spine broke but they couldn't fix him I cried and cried. my one wish is that I could hold him in my arms just hold on to him and never ever let go. not only did I lose my beloved cat,I lost a very close Friend.
    ShadowRiver ShadowRiver 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    My Bestfriend Died

    I have always been a loner. Princess you were the best dog a person could ask for. Without prejudice you loved me. I am ugly, fat, and messy but you didn't care about those things. Every day you made me feel good, you were always so happy to see me when I got home from work. When...
    deluxe2027 deluxe2027 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 11, 2012

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    Just wanted to apologize

    for not answering most of my messages this past week. Very sad about the loss of Dunkin and haven't been in a chatty mood. Don't give up on me, I will come around.
    funlecy1 funlecy1 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    My cat Armand ran away two months ago.

    . . we still haven't found him. I really miss him; he loved to cuddle.
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 11, 2014

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    The Sheeba

    I was with her yesterday. Her wise and gentle eyes looked right into mine shortly before she took her last breath. All i could do is whisper "thank you, thank you for everything". She went as peacefully as she lived. Her body comfortably stretched out on a blanket. If i didn't...
    trailguide trailguide 36-40, F 43 Responses Feb 8, 2011

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    Today marks the second anniversary of

    when my cat Sam passed away. He died on October 30, 2012 the day before Halloween night. It was a rainy night when we drove over to the Animal hospital that was not that far away from us. I had this gut awful feeling in the pit of my stomach that this would be the last time we...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2014

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    hasinalady hasinalady 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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    Today marks 31 days since I've seen your sweet

    sweet face.. Today also marks your 3rd birthday baby boy.. Even after one month, today is especially hard.. Each day don't get better and each day makes me miss you more.. I hope that you're at peace and happy up there.. I hope you made new friends.. Everyone you met always said...
    aiahlove aiahlove 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    I just came home a little

    while ago and found my beloved Mo had died. He was the best cat, but he was more than that, he was like my little roommate. He was always here and always kept me company. We had 14 good years together. He's been declining for a few weeks now after he stopped eating and I...
    tide814 tide814 36-40 4 Responses Sep 27, 2014

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    I Have Lost My Best Freind

    Two weeks ago we had to make the unfortunate and very difficult decision to have one of our dogs put down. He, Jasper, had been part of our family for 11 1/2 years from the time he was 6 weeks old. We were told that Jasper had the beginning stages of dementia and even though...
    James1956 James1956 56-60, M 8 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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    In 2009 I found a craigslist posting

    for a male 5-6 year old cat named Cain. I'd just gotten my first place of my own and was excited to share it with a kitty friend. He ended up renaming himself Ely and we were best friends. This past October, out of nowhere, he just started getting sick all the time and I took...
    WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn 26-30, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    His name is Doobie (that's him in the picture).

    He is a 12 year old red nose staffordshire bull terrier. He has recently been diagnosed with cancer. He has two tumors in his bladder. The vets say that they are in a part of the bladder that they cannot operate on. He has an estimated 6 months to live. He is being spoiled...
    Sapphic33 Sapphic33 26-30, F 14 Responses 4 days ago

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    George

    I did in May and I'm finally writing about this now. Since I was a young child, I've always loved animals. I was 13 and working at a farm in exchange for riding the owner's horses. Well then came George.  He was a nice Arabian Bay Gelding. He was 2 years old and green broke...
    SarcasmQueen SarcasmQueen 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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    TrackerKim TrackerKim 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 27, 2014

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    Tears rolling down my cheeks.

    Close to 3 months since my Dunkin passed I don't think I will ever be the same.
    funlecy1 funlecy1 46-50, F 10 Responses Jan 2

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    two days ago my dog got through our fencing,

    someone spotted the dog in my neighbourhood and immediately killed him. I can't comprehend why some human beings are so despicable. How can you killed an innocent animal knowing fully well whom he belonged to.
    florence01 florence01 31-35, F 6 Responses May 23, 2014

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    funlecy1 funlecy1 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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    My Maggie

    It was less than two hours ago that we had it done. We had our beloved Maggie laid to rest.  That was the hardest experience of my life.  And I wasn't even man enough to be there for our baby's final trip.    I didn't think I could handle it.  I couldn't.  Not by the way I...
    bobrido bobrido 46-50, M 12 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    Today we found our sweet,

    tiny chihuahua down the road from our house. She had dug her way out of our yard, and didn't stand a chance on our busy street... I will miss her itty bitty bark and the way she bossed my 60 pound pitbulls around. But mostly I will miss her bouncing happily into my lap for...
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F 8 Responses May 5, 2014

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    Oh little David Dog my special furry buddy.

    I think about you almost everyday and miss you something awful. I hope you and the other family animals are frolicking happily where ever you are. Know that you were my most loyal friend of over 17 years!
    NicoNever NicoNever 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2014

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    8 months ago I had to put my dog,

    Uie, to sleep. He developed sudden onset renal failure with no apparent cause. 3 months later our dog, Buddy, had to be put to sleep because of cancer. Uie's death has affected me more than Buddy's because we found out Buddy had an inoperable tumor for 15 months prior. So, we...
    fedupwithallofthem fedupwithallofthem 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    On 12/24/14 I had to put to rest one of my best

    friends. Our sweet girl Bobo, she was 14 years old. I miss and think of her everyday.
    chowbears12 chowbears12 56-60, F 6 Responses Jan 15

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    ibelieveinyou ibelieveinyou 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 15

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    I lost a dog recently.

    He was such a sweet and gentle pet,... a friend.. a brother to me. RIP Milkshake. I will miss u dearly...
    biggerbro biggerbro 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 1

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    I Lost My Best Friend Today, :(

     As i write it's unfortunately through tears,. I lost my beautiful dog this morning, he passed away in my arms! :-(. He was 16yr old,. I miss him so, so much i can't explain the grief i'm feeling! :-( Some people don't understand, so i grieve behind closed doors,. He was my...
    welshbabe welshbabe 46-50, F 24 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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    (From left to right: Maisie

    and Charlie)On 19th September 2013, I lost the most friendliest and lovable cat I have ever had the pleasure of having as a pet.His name was Charlie and he was a tuxedo cat. He also had a sister named Maisie who died a year earlier from being run over. I loved Maisie just as...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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    Rest In Peace And Me In Pieces, I left the light on but you will not be comming home.

    Spanky Bean Pinkerton More than two years has passed, and despite what some say time does not heal all wounds. It may slightly numb the sting of a reality without you but the pain remains the same. There's the anger of how unfair it is, and the deep sadness of failing to keep...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 9 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    Her name was Shadow .

    .. she was my partner's dog - a bull mastiff. She was getting old - nearly 9 and like a lot of big dogs was feeling her age. I called her 'The Savage Attack Dog" but in truth, she was harmless. She has left behind many pups - we have one of her grandchildren so her legacy lives...
    shaggynz shaggynz 41-45, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    rachel96826 rachel96826 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    This morning my brother let my pup out to do

    her thing but she ran to the front yard. The truck driver didn't see her and she got hit in the face while crossing the street to see another dog. The driver stopped after the hit but didn't get out. He looked out his window and drove away. My puppy was all bloody and lifeless...
    asiaxn asiaxn 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    I am so incredibly heartbroken:( I have just

    learned that my uncle & Cousin's family dog, Skyler passed away yesterday. This dog was like my very own. He was loved by so many people. And we were so blessed to have been given the chance, to be apart of his wonderful life. Skyler you were loved more than you could possibly...
    MKM18 MKM18 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 17, 2014

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    Logan would have been 10 years old on 4/20

    Easter Sunday. Not a day goes by that I don't miss him and I am so grateful to have been a mom to my big boy who shared his character with me and returned my love.
    horizon32 horizon32 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 24, 2014

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    His name was Max but I always called him my

    Maxy. My uncle gave him to me cuz my cousins were treating him badly, poor thing. He was a black and white terrier x. I love that dog so much. It's been three years since he died. He got out of the gate and ran off into the streets. I noticed and my brothers and I tried to...
    notsosweetcookie notsosweetcookie 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    Dunkin has been gone

    for 24 hours now. My beautiful boy was always by my side, purring, and cuddling. I feel lost and alone.
    funlecy1 funlecy1 46-50, F 7 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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    I lost my cat to a deadly virus this week

    and I buried him but an animal desecrated his grave. I don't have anyone to talk to because I don't want to burden anyone with my sorrow too much. For many years now, he was my only companion and I secretly loved him even more than my Husband, who I see very rarely and haven't...
    DubsChemGirl DubsChemGirl 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    I'll Miss You My Friend

    Today, my big baby, my 9 nine old cat had a stroke and I had to put him down. My room mate layed him to rest. Coco was a 30 pd tomcat. He was a lover, gentle to all my other pets. He purred till he took his last breath. I am in pain, I will miss my big baby. A young morning...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 7 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    More than one. I guess

    that is the thing about pets. They just don't live as long as we do so we only get to enjoy them for a brief time and then they are gone. My Gram, he was a Valentine's Day present. Bought in a pet store, product of a puppy mill. When he was young I used to call him my...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2014

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    Ode To Zach

    I wrote this last summer when my son Zach lost his dearest friend. I watched his instant transformation for boy to man with wonder and was compelled to pick up my pen. Ode to Zach            Never did like the sound of shovel clanging against the dry hardened clay...
    whitepine1 whitepine1 51-55, M 5 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    Bon-bon

    Was my cats name because he looked like he had eaten to many of them when I adopted him as a kitten,I have his sibling brother also, who is still living.I left for Costa Rica and almost as soon as I got there my friend who was sitting my cats at the time, told me that Bon-Bon was...
    Bornabrit Bornabrit 41-45, F 24 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    I had a cat and his name was miwi.

    I loved him so fu3kin much. He had went through so much ; he had countless fights, medical struggles, he even had an accident where his spine was broken. We had to keep him in our garage with a funnel around his neck for a month and amazingly he healed and he was able to walk...
    Thefightingangel Thefightingangel 18-21, M Dec 24, 2014

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    Carlie

    I have lost several beloved pets during my life, but this story is actually not about my pet, but my neighbor's.  My next-door neighbor is a single 36-year old woman.  She is pretty, and sweet, but for some reason she never settled down with anyone--not for lack of...
    Avice Avice 22-25, F 17 Responses Feb 14, 2008

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    Pet Reincarnation: The Love Connection

    When my sable ferret, Cody (my first of 7) died last month, I was devastated. I had had to give him to a vet friend because my husband and I were moving out of the country.When I went back to visit him he had gotten so grey and thin. I told him I would come back to get him...
    buffalotus buffalotus 51-55, F 20 Responses Jan 25, 2009

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    Tonight my beloved cat,

    Dunkin, was sent to heaven to be with his sister. You were a good boy everyday of your life. You will be with me forever my baby.
    funlecy1 funlecy1 46-50, F 8 Responses Oct 11, 2014

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    Dear Sadie,Knowing you,

    you've probably already forgiven me even though I haven't forgiven myself. But everyday I miss you. And when I think of you, I have warm, happy memories, but then I think about how I never got the chance to say goodbye to you...it just tears me apart.I'm sorry that I trusted the...
    misspoke misspoke 22-25 1 Response Jun 26, 2014

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    Jennyank Jennyank 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 4

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    I miss my millo so much :( he was one of the

    sweetest cat in the whole world, i miss him and i wish that i could see him i knw he is no more with us but just for once i want to pet him he was my cutie pie. I am crying ryt now sum time the pain is too much too handle.
    furmal furmal 26-30 3 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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