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Offline Amber

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Re: I miss her
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2014, 06:47:47 PM »
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Re: I miss her
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2014, 02:12:39 PM »
 HeadButt  Sure wish "she" would tell you a little something...
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Re: I miss her
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2014, 03:51:29 PM »
Thanks, you guys.  Sometimes I feel a little silly bringing this up, since it's been so long.  Do the "anniversaries" ever get . . . easier?

HeadButt  Sure wish "she" would tell you a little something...

I'll be sending a "happy birthday" message next month.  We'll see if I get a reply.
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Re: I miss her
« Reply #33 on: April 21, 2014, 04:40:25 PM »
Do the "anniversaries" ever get . . . easier?

Nope they don't. I still miss Cindy, Rebel, Fritzy, DJ, Jimmy, Bubba, Sharkly and Dannyboy. Cindy & Rebel were the dogs I grew up with and are some of my first memories. Daddy had Cindy longer than me, but we didn't lose them until I was twelve and then almost fourteen. "Those" days are always hard.

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Re: I miss her
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2014, 05:02:14 PM »
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Re: I miss her
« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2014, 01:28:42 PM »
I don't know about easier... I think we just learn to live with the loss.  You have the unknown factor going on as well. 

After our Great Danes were stolen... I had to make myself think that someone wanted them bad enough, that they were being cared for and loved.  Once so many years went by, and I knew there was no way they could still be living... is when I "let go." 
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Re: I miss her
« Reply #36 on: April 19, 2015, 10:55:16 AM »
Today is the 5 year anniversary of when I surrendered Pookie's sister, Bonnie, to the holistic vet.  It's gotten easier to deal with over time, and I hope she's doing as well as the vet said she was when I was at the clinic for Jessie's (mom's dog) foot surgery.

Your brother may be visiting you, Sweetie Girl.  If he does, be nice to him, ok?  Meanwhile, I hope you're doing well.   CatHug
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Re: I miss her
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Re: I miss her
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2015, 10:46:47 AM »
I hope Bonnie is doing well also.   grouphug
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Re: I miss her
« Reply #39 on: April 20, 2017, 10:46:29 AM »
A day late on this, but just thinking about Bonnie and hoping she's doing well.  I can't believe it's already been 7 years.  Technically, she's been with her "new" family as long as she was with me.

I don't know if I told you all or not (maybe it's posted elsewhere):  a couple of years ago, Mom's dog needed foot surgery.  The vet who examined him and did it was the same vet who has Bonnie.  She recognized me but couldn't remember why, and I reminded her.  She did tell me that Bonnie was doing fine, no medical problems, and she sleeps on the vet's mother's bed at night.  Hearing that last part especially lifted a weight off of me.  Of course it made me a little sad that she has a new "mommy" but at least it sounded like she'd found her place in the household, and had bonded with someone.

But she will always be my Sweetie Girl.   shadow1

P.S.  The dog's foot surgery went well, in case anyone was curious.   :)
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Re: I miss her
« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2017, 03:53:01 PM »
So sorry you have to miss her, especially now that Pookie isn't there, but sometimes we do everything we can, and it just isn't enough. I'm sure it's a comfort to you that she's still meowing along letting you know you made the right decision to do the only thing you could figure out that was left. :-*
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Re: I miss her
« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2017, 05:05:14 PM »
I remember the vet/dog story.  As nice as it is to know she is doing well.... still hurts.  Bittersweet. 
It is so difficult NOT to miss the little boogers... for a very long time.  Just the mention of some of my furkids that are no longer with me... still brings tears to my eyes.  The ones that passed away peacefully and of old age... those I deal with MUCH better. 

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PS  Lucky's birthday is on the calendar here.  It was recently.  Seeing her birthday... ripped my guts out.  BUT removing her from the calendar... seems sooooo not right.  It is like I would be completely wiping her off the face of the Earth.  If that makes any sense...

Furkids are just so darn special... all of them!! 
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Re: I miss her
« Reply #42 on: April 20, 2017, 09:57:28 PM »
Thanks, ladies.   :-* :-* HeadButt HeadButt

Lola, I'm so sorry about Lucky.  I totally get not wanted to remove the birthday from the calendar.   grouphug

Furkids are just so darn special... all of them!! 

Yes they are.

I don't get too worked up about Bonnie anymore, not since the vet had given me that "update" a couple of years ago.  I might have missed the surrender date altogether except that it's 3 days after I lost Pookie (4/16/15 and Bonnie 4/19/10).  Yeah, April's not one of my favorite months in some ways.  So I was missing Pookie, and remembered the surrender date for Bonnie.  Sometimes I see her picture up at the top and say, "Hi, Sweetie Girl.  I hope you're doing well."
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Re: I miss her
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