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I am so sad, I lost my best friend on Saturday, July 5, 2008, he was 12-1/2 years old.  We had such a special bond, and he was so loyal and loving, he waited for me to come and talk to him and be with him, he was my best friend and I sit and cry and cry, I have never felt such pain and loss.  What can I do but talk about it and remember the good times and that he is not suffering anymore, I just miss him so, if anyone can help or suggest ways to help, please let me know, I feel so empty inside.  thank you,


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I'm so sorry for your loss.I too lost my dog on May 25th of this year.He was almost 14.It's so upsetting and painful.They are all loyal and loving you see it in their eyes...even more so then people.Well i'm sure Toby has found my Colby and they are chasing butterflies over the bridge.Once again,sorry for your loss.What breed was Toby?My Colbs was a chihuahua cross.


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Dear Pal:
I'm so very, very sorry for your loss.  12 1/2 is a super age but it's never long enough.  Please if you can and feel up to it tell us about your boy - we'd all love to hear all about him.  Pal it's a huge loss and it definitely takes some time to get your world spinning again, I know it did for me.  It helps very much to be with others who understand and this is a wonderful site.  Not sure where you are but if you are in North America there is a candle cerm. tonight in the chat room at 10pm eastern time.  The candle cerm. is very beautiful and such a wonderful tribute to our babies - it helped (s) to comfort me very much.  If you are overseas, I believe there is a candle cerm. this coming Sunday. 

As a suggestion, after my loss, it helped me to make a journal and treasure box.  I wrote down (some days just a few words - other days I couldn't stop writing) all about our times together and included in my treasure box all sorts of special things.  When I was feeling very, very sad - I would pull out one of the stories and find myself laughing and crying at the same time.  We are very blessed Pal to have known such love and devotion and yes it's good he's not suffering anymore but somehow in our grief it's hard to feel so blessed - isn't it?

It takes time and I am truly very sorry, hang in there and know we understand and care very much.
Big Hugsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss,

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(((((Patricia))))), I am so sorry to read of your loss.  It's okay to cry.  You had so many wonderful years together and it will take some time for the pain in your heart to ease.  The best thing you can do is what you have said, talk about the good times.  Letting a baby go is the hardest thing we have to do as furparents, but the decision is one we make because we love them enough to let them go.  When I lost Drew, I came here every day and talked and talked until the pain in my heart had subsided.  You have certainly come to the right place.  We all care and completely understand how you feel.  I hope to talk with you some time, but for now, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.  Please do take care of yourself, for I know how devastating a loss can be.


Your friend,




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I am very sorry for the loss of your precious angel.

This is a great site where you will meet understanding and caring people who will support you during this very difficult time. We are here for each other - we all know the devastating pain of losing a furbaby.

I lost my beautiful cat Cheeseburger on May 4th 2008. He was my best friend and part of everything I did. I miss him so much. He was very sick and we had to let him go; we could not let him suffer.

I too try to remember all the wonderful times I had with Cheese. He blessed my life for 10 years. The cherished memories I have of him will be forever in my heart, and I try to find comfort and peace in those memories.

I find that writing about Cheeseburger and sharing pictures of him helps me tremendously. I have a page for him on, I just started a group on catster called "Our Rainbow Bridge Angels,"  and Cheeseburger has a myspace page too. "Our Rainbow Bridge Angels"  is for both dogs and cats. All the links and my e-mail are at the end of this post.

My daughter and I are putting a scrapbook together for Cheese, and every time I have a memory or thought of him I write it down.

These beautiful angels fill our hearts with their love, friendship and trust. I believe their love is so pure it will never leave our hearts. They are watching over us and hoping we remember them with smiles, happiness, and love.

Feel free to write to me anytime.

Dee >^..^<

Cheeseburger's Mom

Dee + Cheeseburger = LOVE

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pal1210; Rest assured you have come to the right place. All of us here know what you are going through. You are doing ok, we all cry, because of the closeness we had with our soul mates and miss them dearly. Remembering the good times is another way to try and heal the sadness we all feel. There is no magic answer and each of us will have to deal with our loss differently. But being here has helped me because people here understand what you are going through. Sometimes our closest friends and family have no idea what we are going through. Stay here, there are so many caring people here that will help you like they have helped me during this most difficult time. So sorry for your loss. Remember, they may leave this physical world, but when they go they leave a piece of themselves in our hearts. Rest assured he is at the Bridge with many new friends and in a body of his youth, pain free and he thanks you for it. The day will come when we will all be reunited with our departed soul mates and companions. God Bless.-----Jerry in Oklahoma.


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Thank all of you for your kind words.  I live in Florida, someone asked me on the posting..  My Toby was a maltese.  I adopted him when he was alitle over 1 year old from Petsmart in Las Vegas when I lived there, so I had him for alittle over 11 years, and he was like my soul mate with whom I bonded to so deeply, and I have such a void in my heart, Toby would wait for me, run to the door when I would come in, and act like he lived to wait for me, followed me around, just wanted to be with me.  When he wanted my attention, he would stare at me, and then sneeze at me so I would get hm a treat or give him what he wanted, or take him outside.  He would roll for a treat, I never saw a dog roll like him.  He would put up his paw when I asked him to shake, he did this for a treat, he had such cute and special habits, I miss him so, there will never be another one like him.  I know time will help heal and I need to have grief and sorrow during this time.  Do any of you go out and get another pet soon after your loss?  I don't even want to think about that for awhile, I need time for healing and rest.  What do most of you think?  what is best for you out there?  This is a great place to write and release feelings, it helps alot, Thank all of you for your concern, it helps.

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