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Forum topic by CharlieM1958 posted 1104 days ago 1397 views 0 times favorited 67 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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1104 days ago

Today I lost this beautiful mutt, Candy, we adopted 12 years ago. She’d been suffering with arthritis in her back legs for a while, and in the last week or so she had been having even more trouble than usual getting around, and was eating very little. This morning she seemed to have a seizure of some sort, and died in my wife’s arms. I’m just glad she saved us from having to make the decision to have the vet put her down.

So all you folks with pets, give ‘em an extra hug today. They always leave us too soon.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 1104 days ago

I am very sorry to hear this Charlie. I know that a pet can love and be loved as much as any person and it is love that comes unconditionally. My shop buddy is getting old too and has joint trouble. I read your post and think about that day that will come in our lives. I am sorry you both have lost your family member. She clearly was happy and lived a long life.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#2 posted 1104 days ago

I am so sorry for you and your wife’s loss, Charlie. Just went through the same thing, I know it’s not an easy thing to experience.

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#3 posted 1104 days ago

Sorry to hear the new Charlie, my best to the wife and you take care…BC

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#4 posted 1104 days ago

Charlie, I’m so sorry to hear about Candy passing. I’ve been there and know what a loss it is. I just gave my dog Bingo a big hug in Candy’s honor.

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#5 posted 1104 days ago

I’m sorry for your loss. Gave my 3 a hug from Candy.

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#6 posted 1104 days ago

Only a dog lover would understand your loss. We have gone through that and as I write this I am looking at our little Lucy laying on the floor and know that someday we will go through it again

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#7 posted 1104 days ago

Sad Charlie, hope you all can feel better soon..
Been there with our Shepard Collie cross. All the best..

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#8 posted 1104 days ago

Charlie, you and your wife have my condolences as well. These guys ask nothing from us except to get fed and loved regularly. In return they give us their unconditional love and devotion. My best to the both of you.

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

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#9 posted 1104 days ago

So sorry…she’ll be at the rainbow bridge waiting.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#10 posted 1104 days ago

So very sorry for your loss Charlie, been there, done that and sure do know what it feels like!
A very sad day….. our pets become such a part of the family and it is so hard when it is there time.
At least you gave her a good home and 12 wonderful years and I am sure she gave you nothing but
love in return. She is now in peace and without pain….....

You and your family take care…..........

BTW, we just lost our wonderful girl ” Bonnie” a couple of months after 15 years….. a very sad day

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#11 posted 1104 days ago

Sorry for your loss, Charlie.
They are wonderful family members…

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

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#12 posted 1104 days ago

Sorry to hear Charlie… At least she went peacefully and with those that she loved…
Ours have been gone for many years or I would most certainly be giving them a hug…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#13 posted 1104 days ago

Charlie, I feel your pain buddy. About a two months ago we had to make the painful decision to have our Beaux put down after having him 12 years. He was suffering from diabetes, poor eye site (from the diabetes) and the final blow was Pancreatic inflammation. I know what you and your wife are going through. We just adopted another family member last week from the Humane Society. Hope she is half as good a friend as Beaux was. R.I.P. Candy

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#14 posted 1104 days ago

Sorry for your loss Charlie. I know how it feels. I just lost one of my best buddys on Monday. Had a run in with a car. The car won.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#15 posted 1104 days ago

Charlie, I am sorry to hear of you and your wife lost.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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