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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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    Invisible Hamster

    My dwarf hamster has died.     I'm not HORRIFICALLY sad, because I never knew him (it?) very well...I even called him "Invisible Hamster" because he would pop out to eat and run in his wheel, then vanish for days on end...but I still feel a little guilty...
    tehuti88 tehuti88 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2007

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    When I was little, my dad promised me a little

    puppy, I loved animals as this was the first. My father received a call from a lady saying she had a little puppy three months but had an agreement, which was the following: the puppy as it was both our, what I mean is that we took care of her and the lady took the puppy for...
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Had to sell my lizard

    since we were moving. Never cried this hard in my life. I'll miss you Spikey, you were the best bearded dragon anyone could ask for. Hope you have fun in your new home.
    blackveilbride1318 blackveilbride1318 16-17, M Sep 9

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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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    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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    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 10 hrs ago

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    Lost But Still With Me, Literally!

    I lost my baby girl on April 5, 08 after 11 years. But don't worry, she's still with me, literally. As I promised her previously, when she passed, I would have her cremated and use her ashes in a memorial tattoo. And I'm proud to say that against some peoples...
    tat2doc tat2doc 51-55, M 12 Responses Mar 13, 2009

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    My beautiful puppy, Indy.

    He was just 1 year old. He was hit by a truck and died nearly instantly. He looked like he was sleeping by the road. I said "Indy? My little Indy baby?" as i patted him. He wagged his tail for me and died. My beautiful boy. I'm glad he wasn't alone.
    icecreambones icecreambones 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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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 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    hasinalady hasinalady 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 26

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    My dachshund, Nibbles,

    is almost 10 and I don't know how long dogs can live but I just recently thought about how I will feel when she passes on. In a way, I'm trying to grieve now so that it won't be as bad later. I know I can't replace her or the love she unconditionally gives me, but do you...
    simplycomplex82 simplycomplex82 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 31

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    My beautiful border collie died on new years

    eve. I can still remember the day he was born. My border collie named Meg was having puppies. The first 2 puppies were stillborn, then out popped this scrawny quite ugly looking puppy. But he was alive, 4 more beautiful puppies followed. We gave all the puppies nicknames and the...
    brokenangel44 brokenangel44 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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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 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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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 8 Responses Oct 12

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    funlecy1 funlecy1 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 15

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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 3 Responses Oct 11

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    About three and a half years ago I lost my

    beloved Blitz. We'd been together since i was a baby. She passed from kidney failure. She was only 11. Blitz had long calico hair and the prettiest green eyes. We slept together at night and played during the day. I still have her collar and pictures of her in a box. Today I...
    DancerGal3 DancerGal3 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 18

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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 2 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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    RIP, Groovy~Had you for 10 years.

    10 years of fun, happiness, and fond memories. Life was NEVER dull when you were around. You were one of the few things in this horrible world that kept me smiling. You were my main man!Now you're gone. Once again, I'm heartbroken. Once again, I feel like I'm left with nothing...
    HiPpIeRoNiN HiPpIeRoNiN 31-35, M 7 Responses Aug 4

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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

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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 3 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

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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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    Do you know anything worse then rolling into

    your driveway and seeing your unconditionally loving pet whom you've had since he was a puppy's lifeless body lying there? He was just the most precious, jealous thing in the universe, everytime I pet some other dog he would rub himself against me and try to get my attention...
    Someoneatschoolfoundme Someoneatschoolfoundme 16-17, F 10 Responses Sep 20

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    I had to have my beloved Sheba put to sleep 9

    years ago and I still miss her every day. She was a starving stray when I took her in and I wasn't sure if she'd adjust. She did and we had 12 years together. x
    Dodger30y2k Dodger30y2k 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 26

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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 7 Responses May 23

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    Robert..

    several months ago a lovely grey striped cat appeared at our house.  he was full grown but appeared young.  he was crazy about my son.  we named him robert after a cat that we had many years ago...they could have been twins!  as far as robert was concerned, sonny had the only...
    justsunni justsunni 51-55, F 24 Responses May 12, 2011

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    Actually there were two.

    My parents got my sister a dog in middle school. It was a shelty. It was a good dog. It liked to run around and bark at you. It would bite at your ankles. It liked to sit in your lap and sleep. I have read about dogs in books and online. One book said when you get a...
    nemo669 nemo669 41-45, M Aug 8

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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 9 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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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 26 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    "Gone in my arms"Today,

    me and my family bid a tearful farewell to our beloved companion and best friend, Reagan.She was the sweetest girl with a lovely soul and disposition.She died in my arms as the vets gently guided her to the Rainbow Bridge, hearing her last breath echo through the room..Reagan, I...
    XxxFallenAngelxxX XxxFallenAngelxxX 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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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 7 Responses Oct 11

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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

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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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    my big yello lap dog he was a mixture he.

    ..he helped me when i was a little kid, he was beaten and a aboused in texes but my aunt saved him and brought him were my grandma lived she brought him there and alot of years wint by im 13 now he died a few years ago of canser he cound not eat left up his head nothing...but...
    TheRainbowDino TheRainbowDino 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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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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    TrackerKim TrackerKim 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 27

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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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    Sam...........X

    Humans can learn so much from you, my dear best friend. Thank you for always being by my side. I will miss you. You were my shadow for 13 years. RIP my loving Sam. A tear is made of 1% water and 99% feelings..
    TheStoryman TheStoryman 36-40, M 6 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    She died on my First year anniversary meeting

    her and my spouse. My mother never gotten another DOG. We were very very sad on her death. I myself still cries for her. She was the cutest little creature I have became friends with, who would never leave my sight. She always always stood next to me or laid next to me. I miss...
    HurtTornSpeechless HurtTornSpeechless 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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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

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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

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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

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    Yes I had a pet Beagle

    and i loved her so much and feel that i killed her, i was the last person in my family to take her on a walk and it was a long one, and i had no water for her.
    skull55 skull55 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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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

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    Pixie was a 3 year old chawawa wiener dog mix.

    When i first got her she was so small she slept across my neck because i was afraid i'd roll over on her. She was smart, loving, and so odd. She didn't like being away from her home for more then a couple of hours and would get home sick if we stayed at any other place for more...
    McCoyAnna McCoyAnna 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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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 9 Responses May 5

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    I lost a cocker spaniel,

    Penny and a cat named KFC. Penny was given to me when she was 1 year old. She was supposed to be fixed and had a litter of pups at age 7. A 7 year old dog is considered geriatric, so the vet charged me more to have her fixed. She was protective of me. Penny and KFC would...
    tenderheart3 tenderheart3 66-70, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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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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    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M Sep 16

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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 4 Responses Apr 24

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    It happened 2 years ago,

    I was away from home for 112 days on military duties, my phone was taken away from me and I haven't spoken to my family since then, after 112 days they finally let me go home for the weekend only to receive the horrible news once I went inside my house, my dog has died, he was...
    sadpanda7 sadpanda7 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 20

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