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Had to put my 16 yr old baby girl Gracie down on Christmas night 12/25/19. I miss her so much . She’s been in my life since I was 9years old . I can’t remember life without her and I just feel so empty . I cannot stop crying I miss her so much . Have been putting myself down too with what if’s and I should haves . I know she lived a great life and that she wasn’t in too much pain in the end . I am just so devastated I want to hug her and it kills me that no other dog can replace her . She was just too special . She was very bossy and in charge and she loved wearing sunglasses and bows . Also just wondering where exactly she is right now and if I will ever get to see her again . Before her passing I was so sure about heaven and rainbow bridge but now that she is gone I cannot help but cry and stress over if I really will see her again . I cry for her and my old life with her as well (before I moved out and had a child ) . Don’t know how this pain will ever go away .

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Gracie’s mom. I am sorry for your loss. I am here to tell you that the pain will go away. Gracie may be gone from this world but her memory will live on in your heart and mind forever. I lost my rescue Weimaraner the day after Christmas and I know how you feel. It’s only human to feel quilt and play the ‘what if’s’ and ‘should haves’ over and over again in your head. I also know it doesn’t matter what anyone tells you, it’s not going to take the pain away. What helps me is knowing I gave my four legged family member the best life she could have had and I was with her till the end, I bet anything you did the same. No other dog will take Gracie’s place but that doesn’t mean another dog couldn’t bring you just as much happinesses in their own way. Maybe some time down the road you will feel the time is right to rescue a dog and show them how truly special life is. Gracie is waiting at the Rainbow Bridge frolicking with all the animals who have been returned to their healthy selves. You will see her again and it will be glorious, but until that time, think of all the wonderful times and feel good that you did everything you could. 

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I'm very sorry for your loss of Gracie.  It's painful to lose a beloved pet, especially one that has been with you in different life situations and stages.  They were a constant in a life that always changes.  The pain will lessen over time.

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It is almost like torture not knowing where they are. I was very protective of my girls even to the point of who could pet them and be near them.
To have them ripped out of my life and not knowing anything about them now..who is loving them, who is taking care of them..if at hell at times.

So I fully understand what you are saying.

I wish I could make it all better. We all understand your pain. Here is a hug. ((((Melissa))).

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I totally understand how you feel. I just lost my furkid abt 2 wks ago. She was 16 and she has been with me since she was 1.5 mth. I feel really empty too. 16 yrs has really been long. All i do now is to talk to her photo. Rmb the good memories. Stay strong.

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I completely understand your pain and feeling of guilt. We put our Weimaraner, Hunter down the day after Christmas and I am lost. We had her for 12 amazing years. I can’t stop replaying the what ifs and thinking I made a horrible decision. I have a good support system but they are now getting angry with me since I can’t stop with the what ifs and blaming myself. I’ve never been a huge believer in heaven and now I’m terrified I will never see her again. I want to believe, I really do. Know that you are not alone. I pray we get to see them again some day. I’m also very afraid the pain will never go away.

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Scripture states that all things that gave us joy and happiness on earth will be found in Heaven.  So, since Jesus chose to be in the company of animals during his 40 days in the desert, I am confident that our beloved pets will be with us also in Heaven.

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