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 Its been exactly one week today since our beagle "Popcorn" died. He died on 10/7/2010. Earlier in the day the wife told me he was dragging his left hind quarter and had trouble walking . She was going to take him to the vet and left him out while she got ready. She called him two different times and no reply. She went to look for him and found him dead in the back yard :(. We guess he had a stroke or heart attack . Last week had been a daze for us.
We have lost our best friend and companion. I'm sure each of you know the feelings we have. I was hoping to see him on the couch or in his favorite spot but I'M coming to the realization he won't be back :( Its been a very difficult week. Just keep him in your prayers and us in your thoughts. Thanks

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My prayers are with you and your wife. We have been there and one of the hardest things to face is the emptiness of the house when we loose a loved one. It's so hard coming home! I actually wanted to move when Bubba died because I looked for him from the moment I walked through the front door.

Popcorn, fly with the angels and give your mom and dad a sign that you are still with them. Blessings.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my Corgi unexpectantly on 10/5. This last week has been the hardest thing I have ever gone through. Coming to this site has helped tremendously. It is so sad to read everyone else's stories, but you realize that you are not alone in your grieving. Everyone on here has been very kind and a source of strength. I have to believe that each and every furry love is warm and safe now. We spend years taking care of their every need and now, in their passing, it is time to take care of ourselves. They would want that. Peace to you and your wife.

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I am so sorry for your loss of Popcorn. He now is at a place where there is no pain or suffering, and is whole and healthy again. Perhaps these words from C. Jenkins may give you some comfort:

There is no need for tears.
For with your love I was so blessed
for all those many years.
There is no pain, I suffer not,
The fear now is all gone.
Put now these things out of your thoughts,
In your memory I live on.
Remember not my fight for breath
Remember not the strife
Please do not dwell upon my death,
But celebrate my life.

There is an Apache word, Egogahan, which means "Until we meet again" 
Godspeed to you and Popcorn




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I also need re-assurance that I did the right thing. Instead of a "burial" I decided to have Popcorn cremated for several reasons. First we would have buried him in the back yard. I don't know if we will move or not. I didn't want to leave him and move away. Another reason is that when I pass, I want my wife to put his ashes in with me in my casket so we can spend eternity together. I do feel bad that I didn't get a chance to say good-bye that fateful day. I was working and couldn't get off when I found out. She took him to the vet that day in the evening . By the time I got off work, the vet was closed. On fri I was scheduled to work from 8-5 and the vet was closed again. I was scheduled till monday with the same hours as the vet was open... Tuesday he was taken away to the crematory and we won't get him till the 20th. I feel so terrible that I didn't get to say good - bye. Did I make the correct decision to have his remains cremated?


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I had my baby April cremated too, I wanted her with me at all times. I couldn't stand the thought of her being in the ground, so YES I think you did the right thing Pat. I have her ashes in an awesome box on my night stand, with a picture next to it. I also want her ashes buried with me, that's just me though, but it sounds like you wanted the same thing. 

I dont know which is harder, not seeing them to say goodbye or watching your beloved friend fade away. My heart goes out to you, I'm so sorry for your loss.


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I am very sorry your precious boy, Popcorn, has passed on.  It is so sad knowing you won't see that sweet little face each morning.  Our homes are changed forever when a blessed fur baby passes on.

Many people do have their babies cremated and it is a wise choice if you are planning to move and don't like the idea of leaving them behind.  

We will see our babies again when we pass on.  All of eternity will be spent with our loved ones and that certainly includes our pets! I like to think that each passing day brings me one day closer to being reunited with my precious pet.

precious Christoph ~ gone 2 years now ~


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Popcorn---I am so very, very sorry for the loss of your Popcorn.  We also lost our Beagle, Bonnie Lou this past June.  We had her 13 years and was the love of our lives.  She was like a child to us.
We also had Bonnie cremated.  We have her ashes in a lovely box here in the computer room.  I have pictures of her around the box and a flameless candle by the box.  I made the promise that as long as I am alive and able, the batteries will never go out in that candle. 
We also said that when the first one of us that leave this earth, Bonnie Lou will go with us. 
We love all animals.  We have 2 outside cats and of course, we had Bonnie.  She was an inside doggie.  As I said, we love all animals, but we are "dog people".  And especially partial to Beagles. 
Tomorrow will be 4 weeks ago that we found EmmyLou(Beagle of course) at our local rescue shelter.  We adopted her and she has brought the sunshine back into this house.  EmmyLou will not ever replace Bonnie, as Bonnie will always have a special place in our hearts.  EmmyLou has her own personality.
Once again, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Popcorn.  We can relate in so many ways; in the cremation and the thought that our pets will go with us when we pass on too.

God Bless you and your wife.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Clara, and EmmyLou 

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I am so very sorry for your loss of your beloved Beagle, Popcorn.  I can tell just how special he was/is to you by all you have shared with us.  I know it must be so painful for you not to have seen him to say goodbye after he passed, but I think you made the right decision to have him cremated.  Popcorn knows your heart.  He is with you always.

After my little elderly pups, Betsy and Ralphie, passed away just ten months apart in 2008, my husband and I bought some helium-filled balloons.  We wrote loving messages to them on the balloons before releasing the balloons into the clear, blue sky.  I like to think that Betsy and Ralphie jumped up and grabbed their special balloons as they floated over Rainbow Bridge.  Maybe you can say goodbye to Popcorn by doing a balloon release like we did.  I know this helped me so much.

Godspeed, precious little Popcorn!  Your mom and dad love and miss you so.  Stay close to their hearts and visit them in their dreams soon.

Wishing you peace as you mourn your sweet boy,



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((((((((Popcorn's Daddy, Popcorn, Popcorn's Mommy))))))))))))
My thoughts and prayers go out to you both.  I think that having your Precious Popcorn cremated, is a good thing.  I have had all 4 of my dogs
cremated.  When I die my husband will be putting their ashes in with mine to be with me forever/
I am so sorry for your loss, my heart hurts for you both.


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