Honoring a lost friend...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 04-27-2010 11:13 AM 1691 reads 0 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At 12:00 midnight., our beloved yellow lab Deacon developed severe respiratory distress. We took him to the Animal Emergency Hospital in town. He was previously diagnosed with inoperable Laryngeal Paralysis. The event today was the final crisis distress from the paralysis. With no alternatives that would give him any quality of life back, we made the most humane decision we could muster.

Deacon took his last breath at 2:55 A.M… Deacon was 14 years old.

I have lumber from one of his favorite trees from the back yard. The top section of the white oak. That will be part of his urn…

He is already greatly missed.

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#1 posted 04-27-2010 11:36 AM

Sorry to hear about the loss of you great friend.
I also lost a dog, Zoey a springer spaniel.
She was about 13 or 14 when she died.
Its been about 4 or five years.
We know it would be nice to have another dog just haven’t got another one.
After loosing a pet that you are so close to, its not easy to deal with them not being around now.
Warning, as a dog person and a guy who doesn’t like to get upset over a movie don’t watch that Marley and Me movie for a long time.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#2 posted 04-27-2010 12:37 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss, I hope the urn turns out to be a reflection of his life.

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#3 posted 04-27-2010 12:38 PM

I am so sorry for your loss….

-- Mike, Southern IL

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#4 posted 04-27-2010 12:39 PM

It is always so hard to lose a trusted friend… they love us unconditionally.
So sorry for your loss.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#5 posted 04-27-2010 01:15 PM

sorry for your loss ,

i lost my ’ ghost ’ 2 years ago ,
he was here for me for 10 years ,
thru the toughest times in my life .

i know he will be there for me again ,
when it comes my turn .
like a lighthouse beckoning me to safety .

best friend i have !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 04-27-2010 01:31 PM

I am so sorry to hear this. We really get attached to these guys when they come into our lives and they ask nothing more in return other than to let them give us their love and attention. You made the right decision since Deacon was suffering and I know that it was one of the hardest decisions that you will ever make.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 04-27-2010 01:37 PM

I am very sorry for your loss. I had to put my last dog down due to liver failure and it was very difficult for us to do. I know what its like to lose a best friend and my thoughts are with you.

On another note, I totally agree with Dustdesigns. Marley and Me is a great movie except for the ending. The last movie I cried at was Braveheart lol but Marley and Me made me seriously ball. My wife thought it was cute though so that got me some points ;)

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#8 posted 04-27-2010 02:05 PM

I watched Marley & Me just 2 days ago and it is a great movie although it can easily melt some of us “tough guys”.

I lost my 14 year old “baby” just a few months ago, and know the loss. All my warm wishes to you.

-- I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other.

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#9 posted 04-27-2010 02:12 PM

I am very sorry for your loss. I have two black labs myself.

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#10 posted 04-27-2010 02:16 PM

I too, am sorry for your loss. I got teary eyed just reading your story. Take care.

-- Marc,

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#11 posted 04-27-2010 02:36 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss. Man’s best friend is very descriptive of the canine. We have a mixed breed dog that is absolutely the most loving dog we have had. My son has a black lab that kept him company in college.

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#12 posted 04-27-2010 02:37 PM

Moving tribute to what sounds like a fine friend. Rest well knowing he was given a great life by your family.

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#13 posted 04-27-2010 02:39 PM

Mimi and I share in your grief and sorrow.

Lew and Mimi

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 04-27-2010 02:40 PM

I am very sorry for your loss, and I know the pain. Take care.

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#15 posted 04-27-2010 02:54 PM

Dog lovers will get this, not sure if cats are the same, but…. I have had several dogs over my life. It’s a rare thing to have an animal come into your life that is just so special. He was with me through the worst times in my life, and the best. He was one of those dogs that truly defines the old nickname for dogs…. Man’s best friend… He made the bad times tolerable, he made the joyful times that much more special.

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