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Discussion in 'Memorials' started by GennyB, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. MyBuddy

    MyBuddy Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    My words, after I lose a pet! No matter how many wonderful words are said to me, or how much they may be better off if they were very sick, I still MISS them! That's the bottom line. :(

    I'm so sorry for your pain.

     
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  2. Viemarangelrock

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    Wow, That’s amazing! They certainly touched the heart of that young lad. Incredible story, @GennyB
     
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  3. LifeofRubie

    LifeofRubie Active Member

    Not sure how I missed this thread but I'm so sorry about Drake... Run free sweet boy :sorrow:
     
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  4. Rodyboy

    Rodyboy Jr Member

    My heart hurts for you and I think back, with that poem with tears in my eyes, there will be five waiting and I loved them so much. It is so hard to let them go and accept that they are gone. Rue is pulling you into the moment because they think in the moment. Follow her, it will help, I promise.
     
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  5. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Today marks 3 months. :( There is still a big ole hole in my heart.
    I don't really know how to explain to others but Drake brought a certain security to my life as well as lots of little "quirks" that were him exclusively. I miss them.
    One thing that I really find odd is Rumor has not been back in the pond since we lost Drake. My boy LOVED that pond and was always in it...year round. :wideyed: Rue would join him and they seemed to enjoy their romp time in the water. Now the pond is home to just fish. :sorry:
     
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  6. MyBuddy

    MyBuddy Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Maybe she just liked it because HE liked it and without her partner, she's just not that interested. :( Has she shown any signs of depression or just changes in her personality?

    I don't know if that hole every leaves. :( Missing them, just missing them next to us, is the worst. But I'm sure his spirit is right by your side.
     
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  7. Viemarangelrock

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  8. luckybeemer

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    Aww, I am so sorry. I am sure it meant more to her with him romping about in the water with her. As I am positive she misses him as much as you do, too. Prayers and hugs to you both.
     
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  9. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber


    At first she really did. She didn't eat for a few days and pretty much hung by my side, even during her free time.
    But honestly it's really hard to tell what's going on with her. She's different, not in a bad way by any means. She is my first service dog. So she was trained differently and her overall lifestyle is different than any dog I have ever owned. Some of that is on me. I didn't really know what I was doing training a service dog. I found there is not a lot of help out there if you already have the puppy. Places that train service dogs want to pick the pup for you. When you already have the puppy, you are on your own. Through trial and error, we figured it out. Challenging? ABSOLUTELY! It was a struggle. Keeping in mind Drake was diagnosed shortly after Rumor came home. So you have to add in a broken heart to the struggle. I was devastated because Drake was a special one for me. He always had my heart. Looking back now, it was like he was my natural service dog. Always there for me.
    Hubby and I were talking about it and he thinks we need another dog. He feels Rue won't take the time to play and just be a dog because she has a certain devotion to me. Dobe owners talk about the velcro thing so I know you all will understand when I say a doberman service dog takes it to a whole new level of velcro.
    Drake was my first puppy. The first dog I ever even considered taking into a show ring or train beyond simple house manners. Together we traveled all over the country trying new things. We did tons of therapy work together where I got to see the heart of an angel. We encountered a few things where showed me what meeting the devil would be like. I loved his temperament. He had a very keen sense of who was good and who was bad. I saw him lay in the arms of a dying child, kissing her face, yet I knew if a bad guy walked in, he wouldn't hesitate to protect the ones he loved. I don't know what else to say except experiencing a dog like Drake is a very powerful thing. The loss of a dog like that is devastating. I MISS HIM.
     
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  10. MyBuddy

    MyBuddy Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    He WAS special! And he is still there for you... as a silent partner.
     
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  11. jazzies mum

    jazzies mum Hot Topics Subscriber

    If we can feel your pain through words on a page, I am absolutely certain that Rumor feels it very clearly. Maybe she feels that things aren't right but not sure how to deal with it?

    Wish there was a magic potion to take for heartache. :sorrow: I love hearing about the special dogs.
     
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  12. strykerdobe

    strykerdobe Hot Topics Subscriber

    I think the hole in our heart is never filled again. But we need to look at all the great times we had with them and until we meet again! It will be 4yrs in February since we lost Stryker and we still have a hole in our Hearts also think of him every day. Every time we take his brother Yago to one of his Holistic Vets (she is also an animal communicator) appointments we always ask her how is Stryker doing. Another animal communicator said to us once they can see and hear us so talk to them often. She also said Stryker will come back as a Doberman some day.
     
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  13. Gelcoater

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    He was your heart dog.

    The day I saw this thread I knew what I was about to read, and I understood and related to the title. I’d experienced it.

    The hollow feeling that can never be refilled.

    I’m not sure what the answers are. I struggle to find it myself.
    The only one I’ve found so far is move forward.

    We were on the list with a breeder but it wasn’t meant to be.
    My daughter lights me up on occasion with various dogs that need a home.

    I’m not sure what the right sign is. You probably feel a bit the same
    You have to do what feels right to you. No matter how long or short the time may be.
    It has to feel right.
     
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  14. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber


    He certainly was. I've had a lot of them over the years but something about Drake was different from the start. He was my boy from day one. Understanding no dog is perfect, Drake was perfect for me. I loved him and now I miss him.


    Yes, it is still very painful for me. However I think I have a better handle on it than it sounds. I can talk about him with a smile on my smile because we shared some GREAT memories for me to think/talk about. I've recently had some wounds opened when we lost a dear friend very unexpectedly. I think it brought all my pain to the surface, not a good time for me to lose someone else.
    I'm very grateful I got to spend all those years with an amazing dog.
     
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  15. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    Today marks 6 months. :(
    Most days are better but still a struggle to find a way to move forward with out my heart dog.
     
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  16. MyBuddy

    MyBuddy Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    No matter how many great memories we have with animals or people, the fact remains that we still just miss them! Thinking of anyone I lost brings instant tears. I'm not sure how to deal with that either, Genny. I feel everyone's pain here too. [[[[HUGS]]]]
     
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  17. Viemarangelrock

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    I feel for you, Genny. The sadness can be overwhelming:(
     
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  19. Gpcoguy

    Gpcoguy Jr Member

    So sorry. I hate all the stories I read about this disease. I had a Dobie several years ago. I was blissfully ignorant about DCM(perhaps it wasn't as prevalent then?) I'm waiting for a new pup now and am really concerned.
     
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  20. GennyB

    GennyB Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber



    Overall I'm okay. Yes, I'm sad but I'm grateful I got to experience him. Not everyone gets to have a dog like him.
    It's gonna take some time. I understand I'll carry some of this grief for the rest of my life but I was the one that had the pleasure of being owned by him. I'll carry that with me also.
     
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