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Today marks the 7th week since I put Daisy to sleep.  The grief isn't any less intense, but I feel it less frequently. 

I was painting doors this weekend - front and back.  My back door never really closed all the way unless it was locked.  Daisy figured this out and discovered she could push the back door open.  There are several deep grooves in the doors made by her claws over the last almost 12 years.  I smiled as I painted over these claw marks.  As long as I own this house, that door will not be replaced and it will never see wood spackling or any product meant to cover those marks.  I never knew that claw marks would mean so much to me.  They are a precious and priceless reminder of my wonderful dog.

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Dear Daisymom,

It is so hard to say goodbye to a beloved pet.  I would have left the claw marks also.  Only noticeable by those who loved Daisy.

God bless you and your sweet Daisy.

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I'm sorry for your loss of Daisy. I am glad, though, that you are feeling the waves of grief a bit less frequently. I know that Daisy is with you forevermore, even though she's not here physically. She will watch over your heart...

I know what you mean about the claw marks. My Molly would scratch on the door in my hallway if I didn't wake up, when she needed to go out, or have food or whatever. There are faint scratch marks on it now. I rent my home, and in July my landlord passed away -- the property is for sale now. I've asked my son-in-law to please help me remove the door when (if) I have to move, so I can have it with me wherever I go. It sounds so odd, I know, but I'm so glad to hear someone out there has these same feelings! That door will be a part of my life as long as possible... (It is so strange to write that...)

Please know that you will be kept in our hearts and thoughts during such a difficult time... I'm so sorry for your loss.



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I am so sorry for the loss of your darling Daisy. I know how important these special little reminders are. We clutch on to anything that is part of our babies.
Thinking of you Daisy on your 7 week BridgeDay. Donna, Mr. Meowgy's mom

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Yes aren't those little reminders the most precious things to us now. I bet you look back on those times with so much happiness. I am so sorry that you lost your little girl. I can tell how much you loved her, I can hear it in your words.

Those little reminders are what keep me going. Enjoy your beautiful memories. Your Daisy is with you!1

Nuggetsmum Alana
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