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Almost nine years ago my husband passed away while walking our rescue dog, Rosie.  We had gotten her about six months earlier and she was a joy.  Usually she would bolt (as they think she was a runaway) but on that day when Woody went into sudden cardiac arrest she laid on him and the police told me that they had tp pry her off of him to get her home to me.  She was my light during those very early dark days that followed his passing.  And for the last nine years has been my best friend and the greatest companion I could have ever dreamed of.  Even people who really weren't dog people lover Rosie.  Last night at about ten PM she collapsed with no warning.  She had eaten and was walked and seemed chipper as always about 7:30 PM.  I frantically called my friends and we got her to our local emergency vets where they told me upon examination her spleen had ruptured adn she was bleeding out.  The wonderful doctors at this amazing facility told me I had to let her go..nothing could be done.  An hour later she went to 'sleep' in my arms and now is with my husband once again.  It is so unreal to me that she went as fast and unexpectedly as he did.  My kids always thought they could see him when they looked into Rosie's big brown eyes.  She was a mixed breed...lots of black lab, some shepard and boarder collie thrown in and was soooo smart. I just don't know how I will ever get passed this...again.  I didn't allow her to suffer and she had a great life, but at 10 I thought I would have some more good years with her.  Not to be.....Only people on this site can understand my grief.....RIP were one of a kind and I loved you very much.

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I am very sorry your precious girl has passed on. She left so quickly and I know that is harder to accept. She sounds like a very sweet girl who took such good care of you. Your husband is very happy to see her again but knows how much you are missing her. The upcoming days will be quite a trial to endure. Please know that your petloss family is here for you and understands everything you're going through.

precious Christoph ~ 2 years at the bridge ~

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I am so sorry to hear about Rosie.  I can only imagine how you feel with it being so quick like that and without warning.  there is nothing you can do in that situation and it sucks.  We understand your grief.  You will get passed it but it will take a lot of time.  Sorry again


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ddee, I am so sorry to hear about your beloved Rosie passing away.  She sounds like such a beautiful and loving soul.  Your story about how she stayed with your husband has me in tears.  What a treasure she was--and always will be--for your family!  I am sure knowing that she is again in your husband's arms is a comfort to you, even though your hearts are broken.  Please don't hesitate to come to Petloss as often as you need to for support.  We will be here for you.  I am wishing you and your family peace as you mourn your sweet girl. 


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I am so sorry to hear about your Rosie. She must have been such a wonderful companion and reminder of your husband. May they be both in peace now together, watching over you.
My thoughts are with your family.

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Your story is so touching and sad. I am so terribly sorry. With so many memories of her at your side it will take time to adjust to life without her. I hope your heart will soon begin to heal.

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thanks to all of you for your kind and comforting words.  as a teacher, i went back to school yesterday so my mind is busy all day, but as soon as i pull around and see my house the tears start.  it is so hard to walk in the house..i hate it...i miss her sooo much and i hope she is not mad at me....

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Dear ddee25,
I'm so so sorry for your loss--I know how devastated you feel and we all can support you during your grief. I am sending you "virtual hugs". Lisa

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I am so sorry to read about the passing of Rosie.
She is truly a treasure to you and now is with your husband.  What a sweet reunion that must have been. 
Rosie was a true companion to you in all the years and you will never forget the love she gave you(and still is).  She will be with you forever!!!!

Again, I am so sorry.  You have come to the right place to find comfort.  We all understand and will be there for you.



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Oh ddee, she is not mad at you in any way at all. She knows and understands what happened and knows that you are not at fault. You did what was right for her and she appreciates your final act of love and selflessness by setting her free and allowing her suffering to end.

I am so sorry for the pain you are going through. I hope your grief subsides soon. We have all been there, or we are there, and know how your heart is hurting for your Rosie. What a wonderful dog! It takes a lot of time to get through this awful road of grief, but it DOES get better. I know how hard it is to walk through the door and not find her sweet presence there to greet you. It is heartwrenching. But time will help you to adjust to life without your furbaby and it will not hurt so much...eventually.

Wishing you peace and comfort and happy memories of your Rosie to bring a smile to you tonight.

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So sad. You not only lost your beloved Rosie but you lost that link to your husband. I am so sorry for your loss. The coming home to an empty house was the worst for me, too. I know how that feels. I used to just sit in my parked car and have a cry before I could make it in the door. It isn't something you ever really get over but you will learn to adjust and live with the pain. Letting her go was an act of love and courage, she couldn't possibly be mad at you. She is with her daddy now, I hope that brings you some small comfort. Hugs, Anne

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Dear DDee,

I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Precious Rosie.I know your husband welcomed her with open arms. What a Glorious reunion. You are so very blessed and so is Rosie. Her Love for you and her Daddy was proven. I know that if it were my time to go and be with my Father, that it would be a Blessed Joy to have my Sammy laying on my chest. What a Good and Faithful Servant Rosie is. I pray for all the Special things that Our Father has laid up for Rosie to be given to her for all of Heaven to see. You gave Rosie the Biggest Gift of Love and she knew you would. She was counting on that. You too are a Good and Faithful Servant. God bless you and keep you.

Love, Mayme ~ Sammy's Mommy
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