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Off to a bad start
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SeaJ    Posted 01-07-2004 at 10:58:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I hope everyone is having a good New Year so far. Has to be better than mine anyway. I had big plans for myself for the new year but have yet to start any of them. I had to start the New Year without my best friend. My dog and best friend, Cosmo was killed New Years eve. He was missing just after dark and I figued he went to his hiding place since people had started with fireworks already.He has a spot to go to and always comes back.I got worried when I started looking for him though he he wasn't where I thought. I looked new years morning and amdea few rounds here. Gave up still worried but thinking he'd be back. HE always is. We went to town to get something to eat and saw a dog laying on the side of the hwy and not really thinking it was , I said "was that my dog? " G said it was too far from the house he would enver get that far so we didn't think about it again. Till on the way home. Something made me look again and I saw a blue collar on it. Like the one Cosmo had on. We turned around and went back and it was him. I fell apart. Seeing him like that. I feel like its my fault for not putting him in the house that night. The poor thing wondering around alone and scared on new years. He was so far from home. Thats so unlike him. If it hadn't been for the collar we may not have stopped to see. And I never leave that collar on him because I am always worried he will get hung in the fence ot something and choke but for some reason when we got back from the last vet trip I left it on him. I had even reached down and had it unclipped but something told me to leave it on him. I miss him so much. Its so quiet here now without him. Every thing I did around here he was always with me. My other dog Sam lay donw on the grave after we burried him and wouldn't leave it for a long time .That was sad to see too. Well I'm about to make myself cry again. I better shut up now.


Hal/WA    Posted 01-07-2004 at 21:32:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm so sorry. I lost my wonderful Howie in March and I still think of him all the time. But it does get better with time....

Remember the fun times you had with Cosmo and how much you loved eachother. How sad it is that our animal friends don't live longer....


KellyGa    Posted 01-07-2004 at 16:36:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know what to say. I know if it were me, I would blame myself no matter what the circumstances, so it wouldn't do any good to say 'don't blame yourself'. Tip is very good about staying near me, but even so, I worry. I worry one day when we go out to the truck to go somewhere, she will go out into the yard to go potty before we go, and something will cause her to get into the street as a car passes, and then I would go crazy. We love our dogs so much because they love us, whether we have had a bath or not, no matter what we look like, they adore us. Its an unconditional love that we can never measure. My Tip is scared of all sorts of noises. Just tonight, I was frying chicken, and the popping had her scared to death! I didn't even know what was wrong with her at first, because she is mainly just scared of storms, but it wasnice all day today. Things we don't think about can freak them out, scare them, to the point of running and getting lost or not paying attention and getting hit. ONe of the first things I tought Tip was the difference between grass and pavement. She knows she is not allowed on pavement without me. When we go walking, she has to wait to cross over pavement until I say it is okay. I guess I am just very paraniod about her getting hit, the thought just scares me bad.

I am so sorry you lost your best friend. They are irreplaceable in your heart. I've not known the joy of having a dog since I was thirteen years old. I got Tip 3 years ago, and wouldn't trade it for the world. You will find another. A different dog, and have a different friendship, but it will be a wonderful friendship all the same. Your dog will be waiting for you when you get to heaven, I believe there are animals there. What would heaven be without them? Take care.


Cosmo    Posted 01-07-2004 at 15:57:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm sorry if my lifelong nickname reminds you of your dog. I'm especially sorry about the loss of your friend. When I was much younger and a lot more cynical than now, I would roll my eyes when people cried over the loss of "just a dog". A few years ago my old "just a dog" could not stand up. I took her to the vet. Heartworms. Too advanced to treat. He says "I'll take care of it" as he reached for the needle. It was a real struggle to nonchalantly walk to my car and get down the road and pull over for a good cry.


* yep-    Posted 01-07-2004 at 11:11:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Someone once told me that it gets better with time. But you will sorely miss that dog for some time. It is the way of loss and gain. God Bless You. *


Art    Posted 01-07-2004 at 11:09:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
my condolences....Lousy way to start a new year


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