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I am in so much pain over losing my precious Sadie.  She was only 4 years old and died from Hemangio Sarcoma, after only being diagnosed with it since July of this year.  My husband and I picked up her ashes today and I am a mess.  I cry for her everyday and my heart aches constantly.  I don't know how to accept her loss...


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Dear Cmeese,

I'm so sorry for your loss of Sadie. You lost her at a very young age, and that must make your pain that much more difficult to bear. Cancer is such an indiscriminate, horrible disease. It seems to attack our babies no matter their age or history or level of care.

I went through an almighty cancer battle with my GSP Jetson and lost him to it in June. I know the agony you are going through.

There is no time frame within which to accept your loss. You are an individual, and you must go through your grief at your own pace, in your own way. Just be honest with yourself about what you need or do not need at this time. Lean on people who genuinely understand you and your loss.

Also, do read the Rainbow Bridge story. It has brought me a great deal of peace and comfort as I too have struggled through these past four months.

I wish you peace, and know that your Sadie is waiting for you at the Bridge, healthy and well, and cancer-free.






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Dear cmeese, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious Sadie.  It's hard enough to lose them when they are older, but your baby was so young.  Cancer is such an awful thing.  There is no time limit on the grief we feel when we lose a furbaby.  I feel your pain and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.  From experience, I know that the first few weeks are the most difficult, so please do try to take care of yourself.


Your friend,




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I am so sorry about Sadie.  I lost my Poochie 7 weeks ago tomorrow, also to hemangiosarcoma.  What a horrible disease!  This cancer doesn't even give you a fighting chance to treat it.


I am sorry that you lost Sadie so young.  That is rare for this disease.  Please know we are here for you whenever you need and you're in our prayers.



Poochie's Forever Mommy


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Dear Cmeese:  Your post caught my attention as I too loved and lost a Sadie Baby three months ago to a stroke.   My heart goes out to you on your loss by such a swift and cruel disease.  Your Sadie was here such a short time, but the love you both shared and the bonds you shared will never be broken.  True, the physical separation is almost unbearable - but what kept me going was the knowledge that I would be reunited with her someday.  People say that pets (I use that word loosely as they are more like our children!) do not have a spiritual afterlife, but I disagree!  I don't believe God created our little Furbabies and gave them the ability to love, show love and loyalty and even be spiritual without granting them a soul.  The Bible even refers to animals in Heaven.  So, please take time to grieve, but also know that you will be reunited with her someday.  When I said good-bye to my Baby Sadie I told her to wait for me on the other side that I would be there to get her - and I will.  Take care of yourself, take a long walk and reflect - that always helped me get through a rough day, and stay in contact with your friends here - they all helped me so very, very much when I felt like giving up on 7/17/06, the day my Sadie left for the Bridge.  My thoughts and prayers are with you. KarenC (Sadie-Wadkie-Kins' Mom)

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