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Very sorry to hear about Davie, Guy. I recall many posts you have made about him or referencing him over the years and you were clearly very fond of him. He looked like a very couthie chap.
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Chrissy and I are very sad to hear of your loss. We have lit a candle for you. I only wish you had shared this news with us much earlier. The pain and sadness goes easier when shared.

As you are well aware we have been through this many times. It helps greatly to know that you have given Davie a wonderful home and all the love you could give him. When he let you know it was time to go, you were there for him. I think your plan for his ashes is wonderful and will give you a tremendous feeling of closure.

Although the sadness will never completely pass, the many pleasant memories or your years together will ease the pain. Focus on those many joyous walks, play times and the unconditional love that Davie gave to you.

Thoughts and prayers my friend.
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sorry to hear the sad news
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So sorry for your loss Guy - genuinely got a wee lump in my throat and it's 20 years since I last had a dog!

I remember reading something years ago about looking back when a dog has passed, that their lives are shorter than ours because they burn so brightly with love and devotion over that time, fitting so much more into their days then we can possibly manage. It's always heartbreaking to say goodbye to them, but I'm sure you've got many fond memories to hold onto.
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What very sad news.

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I'm so sorry to read this Guy. It's not until you have a dog that you understand just how much a part of a family they become and I can't imagine what you must be feeling at the moment.

Take care, and all the best,

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So sorry to hear that you had to do this..but rest assured, Davie is in a better place now and is looking down at you and will always be grateful to you(and your wife) for the love and 'pampering' he received...I'm sure he's telling his other dog friends all about the fine times(and meals) that he had had with you..

I know, it's early..but sometime soon, think about another addition to the house hold...
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Sorry to hear the sad news.

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I'm thinking of you Guy, and hope time heals your pain.
I was a total mess, when our first Dog died, but i only look back with fond memories now.

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Really sorry to hear of such sad news, Guy.
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Guy, my deepest condolences. Losing our first dog seven years ago was one of the most difficult times in our family.
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Hey Guy, this is the single hardest moment in pet ownership. It somehow comes along far quicker than we would like. It is a haunting quiet without the patter of 4 feet in the house. You know well that your grief will never go away but your life and world will grow larger around it helping to put it in the background. We will be thinking about you hear on the East Coast.
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A bit late in the day to respond but my excuse is a four hour, plus stops, drive to Hay on Wye, in West Wales for a week's family holiday to celebrate my girlfriend / partner's daughter's 30th birthday; who's heavily into books and literature.

Thank you all sincerely for your thoughts and kind wishes, all of which are heartfelt and resonate deeply.

For the moment, there will be quiet in the house with no plans to get another dog, but never say never.

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Guy,

Have only just seen this post and I should like to add my heartfelt sympathies too.

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So sorry to hear your news Guy. Given your plans involve the sea I hope you will not mind me posting this poem - The Sea and the Beach which reflects the feelings of loss experienced by those who lose someone. Those who have lost a dog know that it feels very much the same.

The sea seems to illustrate pain and sorrow so well
It comes in and it goes out
For a while it is there, overwhelming, covering everything
Then slowly the tide turns and it withdraws
For a while we can see the beauty of the shells, the seaweed
We can rejoice in the patterns in the sand
We can feel the corrugated ripples under our feet
Alive to what is around, and beyond
But then the tide turns and again it is all washed away, all
overwhelmed
We feel like the crashing of the waves on rocks
Raw and out of control, full of anger and rage, battered and
bruised
Tossed about like flotsam floating wherever we are thrown
There are so many questions. Why then? Why them? But no
answers
Then the sea calms and gently the waves lap the rocks
We are soothed and the inner turmoil is calmed
In time we can learn to move up the beach as the tide comes in.
Out of its reach. Not to be overwhelmed.
The pain is still there, but in control
We can recognise the pain, revisiting the sadness
Acknowledging how much the person is missed
We learn to turn away and look to the future
Knowing the person will always be part of us
Always loved and always remembered.

With all my best wishes
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