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I do understand your loss. BoyCat is in a good place now, I'm sure. Hopefully there is another cat in your future that will help fill the void.

Best wishes Four2Niner.
 

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When my first dog died, the loss was - for me - no different than if a family
member had died. Our dog Ike is getting old. He is our 2 year old daughter's
best friend. I can't imagine how we all will feel when he is gone. I'm sure
that most pet owners do understand how you are feeling.

I hope another animal is lucky enough to have your affection.

God Bless,

kb
 

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Have you thought about headin' down to the shelter? Or is it still too soon?

I'm with ya'...I have a 14YO Norwegian Elkhound bitch that raised both my kids, 14 cats, 6 puppies, unknown #s' of guinea pigs, gerbils and hamsters...Gentlest dog I ever saw with her adopted babies...She's almost deaf and her eyes are goin' but the happiest times of her life are still the second she winds one of the kids!

I bought this one on the last road trip I had to make. It was in 1987 about August and I have no idea what I will do when it's time for her...

Hang in...remember and honor your friends...
 
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The loss of a family pet is the loss of a good friend, honor your friends with your memories, they will always be with you.
 

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Our pets bond with us by seeing us as being essentially their family (either a parent or a sibling). Why is it surprising when we respond in kind?

You've lost a close member of the family. Feel free to mourn him as such. But keep in mind that he is in a better place and a better situation.
 

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We recently lost a cat; one of two that I brought home from the shelter(last of the litter and I would not separate them)and the only male cat we had. It was one of my wife's two favorite cats, and I saw it charge out of the woods, place its 10# body between my wife and a dog that was annoying her, and go into full attack mode (crouched, ears flat and forward, tail low and flicking) because it thought the dog was a threat to her. It would also sit on the desk while she worked on the computer, and sleep at her feet at night.

She is devastated; I occasionally sneak off into the woods at dusk and wait until it is too dark to see the sights on my gun, on the off chance of seeing a coyote. We suspect that is why our cat has not returned.

I know where you are coming from. Keep the memory.
 

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gyp_c2, I lost my female Norwegian Elkhound many years ago but I think of her every day! She was a great dog and our family was just brken with her death. Wish you many happy moments with your little girl..they are the best!
 

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Four2Niner -

You might be referring to my thread, "Loss of a Good Old Dog" over on 1911Forum. I lost my 13 year old Chocolate Lab about 2 1/2 months ago, and I still mist up whenever I come across a photo or some other odd or end that reminds me of Dylan...

Our pets become like our children - losing one can be emotionally devastating. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I feel and understand your loss. :cry:

Best wishes in this sad time -
Tony
 

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A couple of years ago, my mother had to put down the dog I basically grew up with. He was 14, a border collie, the best dog in the world. He had a great personality, was gentle with us even when we were too rough, and made us laugh a lot. He slept on top of of the doghouse my father made for him, barked at thunderstorms, chased birds, and ran away from us when he got out of the back yard so he could watch us try to catch up. In his later years, he never left my mother's side, and she adored him. I'll never forget him, and my mom has a collage of pictures dedicated to Sgt. Pepper still hanging on her wall. He was my best friend growing up.

The best tribute to a friend who has moved on is to never forget.
 

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Most of my cats lived about 11 years, but old Herbie stuck around for 19 years.
Unfortunately, they don't live as long as we do.
Psychologists tell us we have to forget and move on. Sorry, never could do that. I still look out into the backyard at evening time and sometimes I think that I have caught a glimpse of Henri or Herbie; nope, just a neighbor's cat. Still, they will roam the back acre in the darkness of night when the wind rustles the falling leaves and the Autumn air is clear and cold.
In the approaching Winter of life, it is hard to remember which of your friends have passed and which are still with us. Sometimes, they steal into our dreams and when we wake they vanish into the dawn, but they are forever a part of our life experiences.
 
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