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My dog passed away on Friday... wish that ppl around me could undstand that I need comfort. I had her eleven years.

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You need to grieve. That is a family member who never deliberately hurt you. How could you not be in deep sorrow?

If any of those folks love animals? They should know. It's as real as grieving any other loss.

You have my deepest condolences.

RavenCT Level 9 Dec 18, 2018
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It's hard losing a family member. You have my deepest condolences. I hope it gets easier soon. I also hope you can smile again someday soon.

Kafirah Level 7 Dec 18, 2018
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You have my deepest sympathy. I am 71 and have had at least one dog my entire life, I have two best friends right now. We lose these great friends but, at least for me, never forget them. One of my favorite quotations goes something like "may I be the person my dog already thinks I am". Jinx is the one below. He is a cross between a blue heeler and a doberman pincher. He's smart and loves frisbee and soccer. We walk every day. He's just 1 1/2 but when he departs, a long time from now I hope, I'll mourn him too and cry a little.

Grayghost Level 6 Dec 23, 2018
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I lost my 17 year old cat this month. She had a good life and lived long enough, so for her, I'm happy. But for me, I miss her. I think I'm missing her more every day.

LolaJane Level 4 Dec 20, 2018
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Oh I get that. So sorry to hear *hugs

Mofferatu Level 7 Dec 18, 2018
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My condolences to you. I've a fair idea of how you are feeling, when my dog Charlie the Blue heeler passed away after being my closest friend for 15 years I felt almost totally lost.

Triphid Level 8 Dec 18, 2018
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As someone who's volunteered as a pet adoption coordinator in rescue I understand the bond people develop with our pets. They become family members and best friends. We often spend more time together with our pets than any other member of our family. It hurts and you need to take the time to grieve. I can only offer my best thoughts and encourage you to remember the good times you had with your furry friend.

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Condolences. I've never hurt as much as losing my best friend ! I'm looking for a new fur-baby, to be the target of my mumblings, throughout the day !

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Sorry that happened. She had a great 11 years with you. You gave her the best home. ❤ Dogs don't deserve us. They're way to awesome and we suck.

I had to put my almost 18 year old cat down just before Christmas. I was inconsolable for 3 days. Didn't shower, eat, only slept. Most people know not to give me their "thoughts and prayers", but I still got a couple. I have to remember that to them, its the same as them thinking they're saying something like, "sorry". What I loved is someone told a memorable moment they had with her, and everyone else started saying wonderful things and memories of her. Made me feel better because she really was so loved. Not just by me, but everyone.

Meshy Level 2 Dec 31, 2018
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My condolences to you on your loss. "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." Anatole France

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I'm so sorry. Losing a beloved pet is as hard as losing anyone else, at least in my experience. Please accept this virtual hug. It's such a hard thing to get through.

MsMagoo Level 4 Dec 18, 2018
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I'm so sorry you lost your beloved companion. Grieving a pet is a solitary thing. When we lose a friend or family member, there is a community that grieves with you, but your pet is so personal. It has been five years since I lost my poodle and I could still cry over her. Be gentle with yourself.

Sorcha Level 6 Dec 18, 2018
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Oh god, I understand. They are heartbreakers. And all the cliched lines like ‘well she had a long life’ don’t cut any shit. She was your girl! Part of the family. It goes deep I know. You will come out the other side with fond memories but there is still the now to negotiate. Sending thoughts of good wishes. And I hope you find someone in the real world who understands and you can share your grief with.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. I had my last dog for 17 years and lost her earlier this year. I understand.

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I am sorry to hear... they are best friends.

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It's a big thing like losing a family member or a loved one, the loss seems just as great and you just have to absorb it and move forward, you don't get over it. It's been a couple of years now since I lost my mom and my dog a month later and can still barely look at pictures of either of them it breaks me up. I miss them both dearly and feel for you for your loss. Love, hugs and healing. Xoxo.

CaroleKay Level 8 Dec 18, 2018

I know exactly what you mean. Like with people, that relationship can be as deep and meaningful as you want it to be or let it be.

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Sorry to hear of your loss.

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I'm so sorry about your dog passing. I have 9 rescues, a d have lost some along the way. It came to me that everytime I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are. A onymous. This has helped me when I lose my friends. Hope it can do the same for you.

ACDC Level 2 Dec 29, 2018
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I'm so sorry to hear this. It's the worst when you're going through something, and the people around you aren't understanding.

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Being somebody who helps with "Rescues" and a deep love and respect for animals, I feel for your loss, I too have a future heartbreak rescue who I love more than life itself. It hurts i know

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There's a saying about dogs that might make you feel better. It's always stuck with me.

"A dog might not be there for your entire world, but to your dog you are the entire world".

If he went with you by his side he went peacefully. I'm so sorry for your loss.

You have brought me comfort. Thank you so much

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Losing a dog is a terrible loss. I am sorry for your loss. Grieving a beloved dog is a process and takes time, but hopefully the memories you have of your eleven years with her will be of comfort to you.

Azatheist Level 4 Dec 19, 2018
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You can get amazingly close to a dog. I still miss my golden retriever after nearly 20 years.

ldheinz Level 7 Dec 18, 2018
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I am so sorry. I lost one of mine this year and it hurts so much ! Our dogs mean so much to us and every dog is such a unique creature. Hugs to you.

Ohub Level 7 Dec 18, 2018
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Sad for your loss. Losing a pet is the same as losing a lover in terms of its emotional impact. Dog lasted 18 healthy years, but when she left us, there was a big hole that 50 years later has not healed. Happy holidays with your human friends. J

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