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Hi All,

Here I go again, I am about to lose another furbaby family member... This one is named Boomer and He is going to be put down next week because of his severe health problems and boy am I going to miss him so much... He is like a little friendly giant... I will miss him and yet another playmate of Chelsea's soon to disappear... Sadly Shelley

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I am so sorry. I remember losing my rottweiler (Hammer). He was like a child to us! He died in my arms from old age and the grief we went through was huge. My late husband gave him an almost viking burial ... all his toys and teddies, his bowls, his collar, a whole cooked turkey!!, meatballs, his own icecream .... the list is endless really. All our batchelor friends said that they wanted to be reincarnated as MY dog. He even had his own massage oil :wub:

I made a huge collage of him and typed up all my memories, which I then cut up into ticker-tape style over the pix and I like to look at the photos and read the stories which are very funny. He was such a character and SO SO smart. A very human dog with a big vocabulary (understanding ... clearly not spoken ;) )

Right now you will mourn him but I promise you that in a couple of years you will start to be able to remember him and smile again.

Not everyone understands just how much people hurt when they lose a pet. They truly are a family member, I know.

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I just wanted to add this story for you and had to search for it ... I know that it will not give you much comfort now, but I truly believe that we will all be together again one day INCLUDING OUR DOGS :rolleyes:

A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years.

He wondered where the road was leading them. After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.

When he was standing before it, he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.

When he was close enough, he called out, 'Excuse me, where are we?'

'This is Heaven, sir,' the man answered. 'Wow! Would you happen to have some water?' the man asked.

Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up.' The man gestured, and the gate began to open.

'Can my friend,' gesturing toward his dog, 'come in, too?' the traveler asked.

'I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets.'

The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.

After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence.

As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.

'Excuse me!' he called to the man. 'Do you have any water?'

'Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in.'

'How about my friend here?' the traveler gestured to the dog.

'There should be a bowl by the pump.'

They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it. The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.

When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.

'What do you call this place?' the traveler asked.

'This is Heaven,' he answered.

'Well, that's confusing,' the traveler said. 'The man down the road said that was Heaven, too.'

'Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's hell.'

'Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?'

'No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind.'

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Hi All,

I just wanted to thank everyone who replied and to let you all know that Boomer has passed away... They did not have to put him down he died in his sleep of kidney related problems... He was not a pure breed but just a mixed breed of dog who my brother got out of the pound and he was such a kind and gentle dog I called him my gentle giant because no matter what you did to him he never tried to hurt you... I am sad but realize we leave this place to go to a better place and now Boomer is up sitting with my mom and dad and waiting for all of us to join him there... Sadly Shelley

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Shelley, I am so sorry. You are right ... he is sitting with your parents and is no longer sick. I am so so glad that he didn't have to be put down because I know that I would have found that harder.

Run, Boomer, run ... chase those rabbits




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  • 3 weeks later...

Hi All,

Now that Boomer has left us and his pain is all gone, I worry about the other two dogs that he left behind... When Chelsea first left me she would not eat and just laid around because she missed me and my parents and now it is happening all over again because the brother says that she has not played much or eaten very much... He knows I worry about her so he keeps me updated on how she is doing... Shelley

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