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On June 6, 2008 we lost our sweetheart Meister.  He was a 6 pound toy apricot poodle and was 17 years old.  My heart is broken is a million pieces.  A part of me went with him.  He was so sweet and happy.  He was my best friend.  He would sleep a lot of the day but when he was awake I would be with him.  Everyday I would make him special chicken and talk to him.

We got Meister from the local shelter at 3 months.  He went sailing with us and on most trips.  He lost his sight a year ago along with his hearing.  We helped all we could with that.
I know is was a senior and I tried to prepare myself for the loss but the pain in unbearable.  I can see him wherever I go. 

I am very happy to have an opportunity to express my feelings today.  Our entire family and friends loved him so much.

He will always be mommies good boy.

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Dear Mary,

It sounds like both you and Meister were very blessed to have found each other that day 17 years ago.   I'm so very sorry for your loss and it's an enormous just lost your best friend and the pain will cut very deep.
There's nothing worse than my experience.

Please come and share some stories...he sounds very striking...I've never seen an apricot poodle and would love to hear more.

Sending many hugs to you,


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I just wanted you to know that my heart goes out to you.  I know how difficult this is for you.  Sounds to me that your precious Meister was so very special and so very loved.  I hope that you can find some comfort and peace and that your heart will heal from this loss.  We never stop loving or missing them, but we'll see them again at the Rainbow Bridge.

Many warm thoughts, hugs and prayers to you.

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My condolences for your loss. Today is the one month bridge day for our Chihuahua "Peaches". She was 16 years old. I know how difficult a time this is and as you will soon see many others will respond to what you are going through. This site has helped me to cope, it's good to know that others are here for our support. Perfect strangers who took the time to read our posts and respond with heart felt sympathy because they are and have been through what we go through. Rest assured that your Meister has made many new friends and is always there in your heart. God Bless you and yours. I am truly sorry for your loss.----Jerry in Oklahoma.

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Dear Mary-- I'm so sorry for your loss of precious Meister.  Your story sounds similar to mine in the sense that my little Teddy girl had cataracts the last year & a half of her life and gradually lost her sight and hearing also.  It was very hard to watch her aging before my eyes, and compounding it was the fact that she developed kidney disease and suddenly a congestive heart.  It's been 7 1/2 months since we sent her to the Rainbow Bridge, and I still shed my tears for her every day.  The loss is overwhelming.
    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, and that this site is so caring with wonderful people who feel your pain.  When you can, let us see a picture of your dear Meister.

                            Many hugs--- Teddy's Mom


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Dear Mary:
I am so sorry for the loss of your Precious Meister.  17 Years is such a long time and your loss is so new.  I lost my Little Angel Christopher almost 15 months ago.  When he died in my arms, my soul left with him.  I know the overwhelming pain as I have felt it for 15 months.  He was my Heart, My Soul and My Best Friend.  I still cry for him every day and will Forever.  This site is a wonderful place filled with Wonderful people who understand you loss.  We are all here when you need us.

Sending Prayers and Big Hugs Your Way
Christopher's Mommy

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Dear Mary,

I send you my deepest sympathy - I know how sad you are having lost your precious little Meister.  It's wonderful that you shared so many happy years and much love with your little sweetheart.  It's hard to get through the days without him, we all know how hard it is.  We understand, and are here for you.

Katharine, Grunt's Mom Forever

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I'm so very sorry for your loss of Meister.  I know it is really hard to lose them any time, but after a long history, it really is painful.  I've lost Katie 20, Annie, 21, Max 17 and just this past month Ernie 15.  He was the last of them and we lost him unexpectedly.

Please post pics soon when you feel like it and know we all share your pain and hurt at losing one so precious to you.

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Dear Mary,

I am so very sorry you have had to say farewell to your beloved boy, Meister.  It is so horribly painful to lose a faithful and loving little companion of so many years.  My heart was breaking for you as I read your post.  I know exactly how you feel.

I lost my beloved little 16 year old terrier, Betsy, to dementia and muscle wasting five months ago, and my heart is still heavy with sorrow.  She was my baby girl and such a loving little angel.   I have a 16.8 year old miniature pinscher, Ralph, who is the ultimate lap dog, and has been my shadow for almost 17 years.  I am terrified of losing him.  He and Betsy were my only "children" for many years.  I also now have a 4 year old black Lab named Gracie, whom I love deeply, as well.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this sorrowful time.  May your grieving heart be comforted by sweet memories of your beautiful boy.

Betsy's forever mom

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