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I am new to this site, and am not very good with computers but am looking for any support I can get. I lost my Lab almost a month ago and instead of getting better, I seem to be getting more depressed every day. It seems as though the days go by people tend to forget how very much I am hurting and quite frankly I feel completely unsupported.I hope this site is helpful


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Dear Christy--  I was just feeling so low and had to check into this site for here is where I find comfort.  Tomorrow will mark my little Teddy's 8 month Bridge Day, and I'm so sad and crying right now.  I know how you feel.  When I came to Petloss, it was also 1 month after her journey and I didn't know where to turn, because, as you said, people forget the pain and grief that we suffer over the loss of our furchildren.  I'll never be the same again.  I only hope for some relief from my sorrow.
     However, the people here know your sadness and will support you with so much love & caring.  I don't know what I would do without them. 
     I'm so sorry for your loss.  Just know that your furchild is now young, healthy and happy at the Rainbow Bridge with all our little ones too.  Try to come to the Candle ceremony on Mon. night.  You will find it very helpful and healing; and when you're able to, please tell us more about your wonderful Lab.  We'd love to see pictures.  I'm not a computer person either, but there are others here who can help you to post them.

        All my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time--

                                            Teddy's Mom

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Hello Gretas Mom, This site will provide wonderful support. We have all lost pets, my chocolate boy died last December on the cusp of a holiday. Please accept my sympathy on the loss of Greta and when you are ready share more of her story. Right now, I am owned by Silver and Mozart long haired dappled doxie boyz and Kuggel a smooth doxie boy that Hershey sent to us for comfort and support. We live in Montana and also have a large, large animal gathering too. Allow yourself time to grieve and then remember the good time you and great shared. Peace to you as you mourn Gretas passing. Meriam, Silver, Mozart and Kuggel

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Dear Greta's Mom,

I am so sorry you have lost your beloved Lab.  Was her name Greta?  I know how unbearably painful it is to lose such a faithful and loving companion.  I lost my beloved 16 year old terrier, Betsy, to dementia on January 11, 2008 and I still miss her every day. 

Everyone grieves differently.  As the initial shock of the loss wears off, some of us feel a lot worse.  For me, it hit me the hardest at week six.  I felt intensely depressed for a week, but then it slowly got better.  I still cry for her and think of her, but it helps me to know she is no longer suffering from that dreadful disease.  Coming here and consoling others really helps me.

When you feel up to it, tell us more about your sweet Lab.  I have a black Lab named Gracie, so I know how very special they are.  You will find you will get a lot of support here.

Betsy's forever mom

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Dear Gretasmom

I am so sorry for the loss of you Lab.

It is good that you found this site. You will be able to connect with people who genuinely care and understand - we are all going the through the devastating loss of our precious babies.

I lost my cat Cheeseburger 8 weeks ago today. I miss him so much. Today is extremely hard for me. I am trying so hard to find comfort, peace and happiness in all the cherished memories I have of Cheeseburger. I am always thankful to have had him in my life for 10 years.

Please know you have friends here that will listen and who care and understand. The message board is great place to post stories and pictures of you baby and the chat room is also a tremendous help.

Once again I am truly sorry about your Lab. Our babies will live on in our hearts forever. If you should need to, my email address is below.

Dee >^..^<
Cheeseburger's Mom

Dee + Cheeseburger = LOVE

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Dear Greta's Mom,
I am so sorry for your loss of Greta your Lab. I have 2 Labs for next door neighbors, and they are quite the characters.
You have come to a good place. Here you can talk about Greta, about the good times and the bad, about your depression and grief. We all have gone through it, and most of us here continue to go through it. We listen, we post, we try to help each other over the bad spots. Here, we don't get tired of hearing how you're doing, and no one here will ever tell you to get over it. We're a very compassionate group.
When you can, tell us your sweet Greta's story. Post a picture. This helps us as much as it helps you. It was 7 months before I could bear to post my schnauzer Molly's picture.
Do you know the story of Rainbow Bridge. That is what gives hope and comfort to most of us here.
Please post some more. Talking really does help, although nothing takes away the extreme sadness.
Molly's Mom

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Sorry about your loss of Greta. It is hard for some people to understand how much one can grieve for a pet/best friend. I'm not sure why--I love my animals with all my heart. I guess not everyone has an "animal heart." You're born that way or not, maybe.
This support board is so wonderful for giving and receiving support. I really believe it's "divinely" blessed. Maybe the angels of animals look over this board and try to send support, through other people.
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