Gone too soon, trying hard to cope...

Whether a dog dies, is lost or stolen, or must be placed in a new home, this is the place to gather together to give and receive love and support when you experience the loss of a beloved dog.

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Shane DEC- '08-JAN '12- RIP

In dreams I walk- with you..
Barked: Sun Jan 22, '12 11:10am PST 
Yesterday while on our regular hike, my beloved Shane suddenly died. Just barely 3 and well conditioned, I was caught completely off guard when he went from romping up and down the trail to standing beside me with a helpless confused look, then toppling over and gone within a couple minutes.
This morning I tried to walk those same trails alone and it was disastrous. The weather is bleak and damp as if nature herself mourns his loss and cries out at the injustice of it all. Even on the worst of days his cocky confident attitude and blithe spirit could turn gray skies to blue, but today there just is no joy, only pain.
Shane you came to me when I sorely needed a friend, a distraction, a responsibility and you were all that and so.. so very much more. Yes you took, but once you deemed me worthy you gave back a hundredfold and I will be eternally grateful for the brief time we had. I miss you so much the pain is physically palpable and I'm seeing you in every reflection, hearing you with every sound, but no, it isn't you. Gotta try to find some distraction, the grief is overwhelming, so good-bye for now, and I so hope we can be together again.
Turner - Gone Too- Soon

Hi I'm Turner- Wanna Smell My- Butt?
Barked: Sun Jan 22, '12 12:01pm PST 
We understand hug's to you. We're here if you ever need us... RIP Shane...

Hump Hump
Barked: Sun Jan 22, '12 12:23pm PST 
Rest In Peace Comrade........hughug

Thoughts & Prayers
Rommel & Thor..cry


st. francis of- asses
Barked: Sun Jan 22, '12 12:29pm PST 
Rest in peace beautiful boy! I was so happy to of met you and your dad. You were such a good boy and brought so much joy and happiness to your dad. Watch over him now as you wait for him at the bridge, let him know he will truly never be alone. hug

Qui me amat,- amet et canem- meum
Barked: Sun Jan 22, '12 12:36pm PST 
hug What a blessing Shane was hug

Black dogs rock!
Barked: Sun Jan 22, '12 12:42pm PST 
hughughug Shane left you too soon for sure. hug My heart is breaking for youcry

Barked: Sun Jan 22, '12 1:27pm PST 
Poor Shane & his human! So sorry, my eyes are tearing up right now, we just lost our beloved Skooter last week, she was almost 16 so it was not a big "shock" but for you, your Shane was very young, I know how you feel, just hang in there, things will get better for you! *Hugs* your way.

Q.E.D., baby,- Q.E.D.!
Barked: Sun Jan 22, '12 1:52pm PST 
"The Best Place to Bury a Dog"

"We are thinking now of a dog,
whose coat was cool blue in the sunshine and who,
so far as we are aware,
never entertained a mean or unworthy thought.
This dog is buried beneath a cherry tree,
under four feet of garden loam,
and at its proper season the cherry tree
strews petals on the green lawn of his grave.
Beneath a cherry tree, or an apple,
or any flowering shrub of the garden,
is an excellent place to bury a dog.

Beneath such trees, such shrubs,
he slept in the drowsy summer,
or gnawed at a flavored bone,
or lifted his head to challenge
some strange intruder.
These are good places, in life or in death.
Yet it is a small matter,
and it touches sentiment
more than anything else.
For if the dog be well remembered,
if sometimes he leaps through
your dreams actual as in life,
eyes kindling, questing,
asking, laughing, begging,
it matters not at all where that
dog sleeps and at last.

On a hill where the wind is unrebuked,
and the trees are roaring,
or beside a stream he knew in puppyhood,
or somewhere in the flatness of a pasture land,
where most exhilarating cattle graze.
It is all one to the dog, and all one to you,
and nothing is gained, and nothing is lost -
if memory lives.
But there is one best place to bury a dog.
One place that is best of all.

There is one best place
to bury a dog.
If you bury him in this spot, he will
come to you when you call -
come to you over the grim, dim frontier
of death, and down the well-remembered
path, and to your side again.

And though you call a dozen living
dogs to heel, they shall not growl at
him, nor resent his coming,
for he belongs there.

People may scoff at you, who see
no lightest blade of grass bent by his
footfall, who hear no whimper, people
who may never really have had a dog.
Smile at them, for you shall know
something that is hidden from them,
and which is well worth the knowing.

The one best place to bury a good
dog is in the heart of his master.

By Ben Hur Lampman (with slight modification)

RIP, blue dog.

I am the Keeper
Barked: Sun Jan 22, '12 4:34pm PST 
oh how sad, way too young to have come to the bridge,
angel feather kisses to you.
Winnie Mae

Just let me jump- it!
Barked: Sun Jan 22, '12 4:50pm PST 
hug Shane hug
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