Saying Goodbye…

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12 weeks

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About 2 years

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Today

Today I lost another piece of my heart.  This morning I had to take Chief, my Chow/terrier mix, to the vet and make that decision.  Not unexpected, as he would have been 16 this summer.  These decisions are just so agonizing, as any pet owner knows.

We got him from a rescue group when he was just a small ball of fluff and were proud to be his people all these years.  He was brave and strong and loyal and also wild and crazy and silly.  And I will miss him so much.  One of those days when being a grown up just sucks…

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  1. Oh I am so sorry!! I know the heartbreak of losing a pet and it’s a hurt that takes a solid amount of time to heal. My thoughts are with you today 💛💛

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    1. It never gets easier, but part of the responsibility of having a pet. It was time and I know Chief isn’t in pain anymore…

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      1. Yeah definitely! That’s how it was when we had to put down our dog. Heart breaking but we definitely had to end his suffering. My sympathies dear friend! 💛

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  2. I’m so sorry, it’s such a heartbreaking process. 💛💛

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    1. Thanks, Holly, it’s always a tough decision. But I know it was the right one…

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      1. I know how hard it is, I have been there and it’s the only humane and unselfish thing to do

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  3. I’m so sorry; I pray that the Lord will comfort you, He care too!

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    1. Thanks, I do find comfort in prayer…

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  4. Oh Dee, so sorry to hear this. Being a dog’s human is a bumpy ride with lots of love and affection but with some crap times too. This is the worst possible time to have that responsibility. Knowing that you’ve done the best for your baby is no consolation. Love and hugs to you. Whatever you may think, or others may say, it is never too soon to help rescue another dog! xx

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Peter. I am thinking of volunteering at a shelter and maybe fostering a dog at some point until I see what I want to do with my life. The last several months have been rough, that’s for sure!

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      1. Yes, you’ve had such a lot to cope with. Here’s to better times ahead!. xx

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  5. I am so sorry for the loss of your special friend and companion for so many years. That makes it a really tough day, and you have had way too many of them lately. I will be praying for you.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! It’s been a rough several months, yes. But it was time…

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  6. Oh D, I am so, so sorry. My thoughts are with you. It’s so hard losing a pet. There is no other love like it. ❤️

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    1. Thank you, D, it’s been a rough several months. But I know it was the right decision with Chief.

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  7. Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. I bet he was a great companion, too.

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    1. He was a fun dog. Kind of crazy when he was young, always looked like he was smiling when he greeted you! But it was time…

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  8. Dee, I’m so sorry. They’re more than just pets, they’re members of the family. Making that decision definitely sucks. Sending love. ❤️

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    1. Thank you, Meg. I know you understand how it is.

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      1. I sure do… 😢

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  9. For certain he had the best of lives with all you wonderful, loving people. I’m praying for your peace today, dear friend.

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    1. Thanks, love! Just trying to find my way…

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  10. Oh, such a sweet face! I’m so sorry for your loss, Diane. They make their way into our hearts and become a part of our family. 💔

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    1. Absolutely. Always my baby!

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  11. I am so sorry, Diane. God bless Chief!
    I have experienced the loss of both a dog and cat who I loved. Sending you blessings. ~Debbie

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    1. Thanks, Debbie. It is a tough time for me right now but I know life will get better.

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      1. Diane, I hear you! I have a few really sweet mindfulness meditations that you may find soothing. Email me at weloveyou@forgivingconnects.com if you’d like me to forward to you.

        Either way, know that I’m sending you a big hug now, Diane. Blessings.

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