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Posted on 09/28/2012 8:22:23 PM PDT by RS_Rider
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In his defense, I think Monty’s reply was meant as sarcasm to the person whose nasty comment has (thankfully) been removed.
RS_Rider: I’m so sorry about Dutch. He looked to be a beautiful companion — look at those perky ears! — and I’m sure he was a great friend to your dad. God bless you during this tough time.
Well, good for you. Don’t come on a thread like that guy did to piss on their loss and you won’t get a response like I gave, ok?
Thanks, I was just reacting to someone that injecting their personal problems into a thread that had nothing to do with them. My point was that the animal loss is sacred.
I am very sorry, that is a great loss.
We almost went nuts last year when our cat died. Oy, it was bad.
My condolences and hubby’s too.
Thanks for the kind words, lost dad in ‘07 and did not expect to loose Dutch such unexpectedly. Up until last week, he was fine. Never know when God summons our friends.
I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers. I know what it is like, it is hard but remember they still live on in your heart and mind as well as waiting for you in Heaven.
I forgot to mention it in the first post because I think I was getting a little ... something ... but I inherited my dad’s dog, Star ... she has been wandering around the house trying to find him. She is almost 11, and I have been trying to be a good friend to her, but she is looking lost.
And yea, the WW2/Korea generation is passing, and unfortunately, they lived to see us fall into the disrepair that our and subsequent generations have allowed. I would like to think we can get back on the rails, but I am not hopeful anymore.
So very sorry RS_Rider. I honestly believe pets are angels sent to love us unconditionally in a world where that is something very hard to find.
Here is a poem about the Rainbow Bridge that has comforted me and others I know when a friend is lost. I’m sure Dutch is on the bridge waiting for you and he’s probably already being petted by your father.
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
I would like to thank all of the Freepers that responded to my post. There is not a better community of great conservatives anywhere, and your comments and wishes have made this time of hurting endurable. My pains are nothing compared to ones who have lost family members in the recent ongoing conflicts but the consideration afforded to me today are most welcome. God bless all and long live Free Republic.
I am so sorry for your loss.
I’ll pray for you. God bless you and embrace you.
Wish I was there to make you some cookies and cocoa and watch a goofy movie with you.
Thanks for the kind words.
Time will heal the pains and your message will never be forgotten.
For the dog ping list
My prayers and sympathies for your loss. I’m sure your friend will be missed by many.
That is a rather sick thing to say, pal.....and yet the Mod pulls MY reply. Good God.
Another good one is http://www.lightning-strike.com
Someone once asked Martin Luther if dogs go to heaven he replied, “your heaven will be perfect, they will be there.”
Praying for you for comfort during this time of loss.
I am so sorry for your loss.Here is a Bible verse that has helped me through many losses,inclduing beloved pupsters:
“Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
I don’t understand how heaven works, but I believe that in the spritual realm LOVE that we have for each other and our pupsters, lives on. God has not given us this relationship to have it just “end”...the love you shared with your father and with Dutch is still there forever. It is on a spiritual realm, which of course we can’t fathom how that works, but its as real, or more so, than any earthly reality.
May you find the peace that passes all understanding.
I’m SO sorry. May God offer you comfort on the loss of a good friend.
I am so sorry.
I don't want forget those special moments, this was my way if coping.
I see your Dutch was a Westie and he decided to cross the bridge to be with your dad.....I am so sorry...
I am writing this as I cuddle my own Westie rescue, Zach...
Little dogs that take up a big space in your home and heart....
I’m sorry to hear about your loss. I know how much it hurts to lose a good dog and a family member.
So sorry for your loss.
RS, prayers up for your strength during this hard time.
I’m so sorry for your loss, RS, made even more painful by Dutch’s relationship with your father. Decades ago, I also lost a dear dog named “Dutch”. I was just thinking about him a day or so ago. I believe they are always with us. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I am so sorry for your loss, RS. It hurts like hell.. I know that. If it is any comfort, I picture your Dad and the doggie together. Happy, healthy, full of joy. Prayers of comfort for you... Hugs, Mom
Spodefly, I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest prayers and heartfelt condolences to you. My parents were also of the “Greatest Generation”, and I miss them more than words can say; not only personally, but because, like your father, they were “living letters” and superb examples of how we should strive to live our lives.
I am sorry for your loss.
Ohhh what a beautiful little guy. I’m so sorry for your loss, RS. I know your heart is breaking, but there is joy in heaven today. I’ll be praying that the Lord will bring you comfort.
Yes she was full West Highland Terrier. She just was never a big barker. She loved everyone :)
Sorry to hear about your loss. I’m sure Dutch and your Dad are together again.
Prayers for the Comforter to hold youin his arms.
I’m so sorry for your sadness - the loss of a faithful pet hurts. Hoping your pain eases.
Oh, I’m so sorry for your loss. Looking at that pic made my heart ache.
I’d pray, wish, hope, etc. for a quick recovery from such a heart break, but I know better.
Just took out my sympathy card I received from my Kittys crematory (12/16/10)....
“Our Deepest Sympathy”
“We know it is difficult to say good bye to a pet you held so dear.”
“We hope you find comfort and peace in the fond memories you made together”.
From Us to You,
NoGrayZone & Kitty
P.S. Tell your Dutch to stay away from my Kitty (yes, that’s her name). She’s really mean.
Our pups are our best friends. I am very sorry for your loss.
Sorry for the humor post. The thread didn’t pop up until after I posted the picture. I am truly sorry for your loss. I know how I’ll feel when my beloved Roxie passes on.
With regard to your post 28, in which you suggest that RS adopt another dog, I think that this quote is appropriate:
A Dog’s Last Will and Testament
When humans die, they write their Last Will & Testament, give their homes and all they have to those they leave behind. If with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I’d ask:
To a poor and lonely stray I’d give: my happy home, my bowl and cozy bed, soft pillow and all my toys. The lap I loved so much, the hand that stroked my fur, and the kind voice which spoke my name.
I’d will to the sad, scared shelter dog the place I had in my human’s loving heart, of which there seemed no bounds.
So, when I die, please do not say “I will never have a pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand.
Instead, go find an unloved dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope and give my place to him.
This is the only thing I can give...the love I left behind.
The lifespan of a beloved pet is merely a moment in time compared to our own. It only takes a minute to make friends with a dog, an hour to fall in love with him, but a lifetime to forget. They fill that moment with joy, amazement, unfailing love, devotion, laughter and tears.
You may want to hit the abuse button on your lolcat and ask the Mod to pull it. Done that myself a few times.
I want that cat SO bad!!!!
Humor can be the best “medicine”. Anything that can made a sad person chuckle, even for a second, in the midst of their loss, is of great benefit.
Oh dear. When our pets die there’s nothing else quite like it, is there? They are just so...themselves.
I am sorry for the ache you have now..God will comfort you until it eases.
I’m sorry for your loss. Losing a pet hurts.
See my post 97.