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Dog is gone to doggy heaven

David A

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Last night my dog of 11 + years died peacefully here at home, my sister had taken my boys for a few days so it was quiet here. She had been sick for a week plus the vet thought she might have had sn infection of some kind, I put the poisoning thing on the back burner for my own sanity, she was a garbage hound, never knew what she had eaten.

We are taking her to get cremated 1st thing this morning.DavidA



GO PISTONS IN 2004!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



45 yo

nsclc stage 3 a dx 5/02

chemo; carboplatin & taxol

surgery;late july 02 rt upper lobe removed

radiation: 30 days completed mid nov. 02

Halloween2003, reoccurance in rt lung, lymph nodes and my back.

starting carboplatin, gemzar 11/04/03

da m n disease!!!!!!!!

Gemzar stopped 2/27/04 too many side effects.

Started Iressa 2/27/04

Stopped Iressa 4/3/04

Stable disease as of 4/16/04

Not Stable as of 7/26/04 growth in left airway and surrounding trachea

Started Alimta 7/30/04

bronchscopy, lazer surgery and stent dues for




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David, I am sorry to hear about your canine pal. How are the boys taking it? Its so funny how our pets become a part of our daily lives that we don't even have to think about, like breathing...they are just there, waiting to be loved, and your dog was a very lucky dog to be cared for in such a loving family. Take care, Deb

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This must be so hard on you. I'm so sorry. It hurts so cruelly when they pass on. My dog of 18 years passed on hours before I found I had cancer. I honestly can't say which hurt more.


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I'm sorry to hear of your loss, this is a poem that has always helped me through the loss of a beloved pet.....


Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.

There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.

There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.

The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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It's the pits when the animals die!!!!

Here's what I tell my kids in school when it happens to them (3rd graders): _______________ (name of dog) is now in heaven with my dog. They are together in doggie heaven. Then I ask what the dog liked to do, and explain to the child that the dog is doing that right now. And the dog is happy, and healthy, and running in a big field. When they start to smile then I explain that doggie heaven is right next to kitty heaven, where I have lots of cats!!! Then the child is invited to bring a picture of the pet the next day so we can all see the animal The picture gets to sit on the desk all day, which is very special, since normally nothing is left out.

Now, before you start thinking how wonderful I am, I do this because when I lose a pet, I am devasted!!!!!

Big hugs to your boys.


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Chloe (our yellow lab), Rudy (our chocolate lab), and I extend our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Losing a beloved pet is so very difficult....I know, I've been there a couple times in recent years.


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We understand this too, we lost our big boy 2 years ago. He is buried in his own little garden with a cobblestone marker and a lilac tree. I am happy for him now, he is happy and free, no more sickness. I know there is a place for them, as it wouldn't be Heaven without them.

Our condolences, Jim, Margaret, Prairie Dog (collie mix age 12), and Andy (Schnauzer-Terrier mix age 4).

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So sorry to hear about the loss of your dog. For some of us, our pets are a part of our family. They bring us such joy and happiness. I cannot imagine my life without mine. I hope that you are o.k. after such a sad loss. If you ever need to bend an ear, I am here.


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