R.I.P My Beloved Golden Sadie

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08-27-2012 02:33 AM

My Wood working friends
I know allot of people on here are dog lovers so I would like to share a bit of depressing news..after a 2 month long battle with Canine Lymphoma, my beautiful 9 1/2 year old golden retriever Sadie (The dog in my Avatar) passed away Saturday morning. I was expecting it after the diagnosis, but no matter how hard you try and think you mentally prepare for still hits you like a ton of bricks. She was one of the brightest lights of my life..forever extinguished by cancer way too soon. Please give all your dogs a hug from me and Sadie, and cherish the moments you spend with them…..


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#1 posted 08-27-2012 02:36 AM

I’m so sorry for your loss, David. Goldies are such lovable dogs. My favorite breed.

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

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#2 posted 08-27-2012 02:46 AM

My sincerest condolences on your loss. My JRT, Peggy Sue is 18 so I know her time can’t be far off.

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#3 posted 08-27-2012 02:52 AM

Sorry Bud

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#4 posted 08-27-2012 02:54 AM

I am very sorry for your loss. As my Ling dog is very special to me, I understand the relationship of a man and his dog.

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#5 posted 08-27-2012 02:56 AM

David, I share your pain and grief, yesterday I had our chocolate lab put down, she was 15, and friday night couldn’t get up, and was in obvious pain. I knew the time was coming soon, but as you said, it still hits us so hard. I buried her close by my shop, I start the marker for her grave tomorrow, and her pictures to frame for the wall. Angel loved us with all her heart, just as we gave her ours. I’m very sorry for your loss.

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#6 posted 08-27-2012 02:59 AM

So very, very sorry, Brad. Dogs bring so much joy into our lives. It’s one of nature’s cruelest tricks that we only get to have them in our lives for 10 or 15 years.

A wise man once told me that the only thing that can (in time) fill that gaping hole in your heart is a puppy. Don’t wait any longer than you have to. It’s what Sadie would have wanted for you.

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#7 posted 08-27-2012 03:16 AM

Sorry to hear it, sucks to lose a real friend.

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#8 posted 08-27-2012 03:21 AM

Just recently lost our oldest at 14. Thankfully the others are doing well. I still look for her at times. The oldest remaining is nearly deaf which has been really calming for her. Now she will go out into the garage and sit with me when I am working where previously the noise would really upset her.

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#9 posted 08-27-2012 03:26 AM

Very sorry for your loss. Animals bring such joy into our lives. It is like losing a member of the family.

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#10 posted 08-27-2012 03:35 AM

Sorry for loss Brad.

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#11 posted 08-27-2012 05:57 AM

Sorry to hear about your loss Brad_Nailer. It’s a shame they don’t last as long as we do.

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#12 posted 08-27-2012 10:32 AM

Dave I am sad for your loss Dave. Remember all of the joy she brought you.

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#13 posted 08-27-2012 11:06 AM

That really sucks. Dogs can bring so much to our lives. I know that mine does. There is a book by the author John Katz, called “Going Home” about coping with the loss of a pet. Maybe worth a glance, if you feel so inclined. Don’t ever forget the joy that she brought to your life. Take care.

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#14 posted 08-27-2012 12:01 PM

Very sorry to hear about Sadie Brad.

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#15 posted 08-27-2012 12:24 PM

Sorry about Sadie Brad. We have a Black Lab named Phoebe. Thought we were going to lose her in April. Turns out at 10 years she is diabetic. I was prepared for the worst, but with insulin twice daily she has come around, so I know the heartache of losing a dog. Our last Lab died at 10. My thoughts are with you and I gave Phoebe a hug.

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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