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Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:05 AM

My fur baby crossed the rainbow bridge tonight.

Last edited Sat Dec 29, 2018, 03:05 PM - Edit history (1)

It was unexpected he was perfectly normal and then gone. I am beyond broken hearted. He was so much better than any human. I don’t know how to post photos. I was not prepared for this, devastated.



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Reply My fur baby crossed the rainbow bridge tonight. (Original post)
onecaliberal Dec 2018 OP
Heartstrings Dec 2018 #1
fleabiscuit Dec 2018 #2
LuckyCharms Dec 2018 #3
vlyons Dec 2018 #31
lunasun Dec 2018 #4
sprinkleeninow Dec 2018 #5
Stonepounder Dec 2018 #6
CatMor Dec 2018 #7
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LakeArenal Dec 2018 #9
akraven Dec 2018 #10
area51 Dec 2018 #11
Doreen Dec 2018 #12
Moostache Dec 2018 #13
brer cat Dec 2018 #14
More_Cowbell Dec 2018 #15
Fuzzpope Dec 2018 #16
Lunabell Dec 2018 #17
fierywoman Dec 2018 #18
angstlessk Dec 2018 #19
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StarryNite Dec 2018 #22
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calimary Dec 2018 #25
Laffy Kat Dec 2018 #26
Duppers Dec 2018 #27
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luvMIdog Dec 2018 #30
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2018 #32
onecaliberal Dec 2018 #42
murielm99 Dec 2018 #33
sinkingfeeling Dec 2018 #34
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Raster Dec 2018 #36
redwitch Dec 2018 #37
peacebuzzard Dec 2018 #38
whopis01 Dec 2018 #39
Gothmog Dec 2018 #40
niyad Dec 2018 #41
Maraya1969 Dec 2018 #43
catbyte Dec 2018 #44
Judi Lynn Dec 2018 #45
onecaliberal Dec 2018 #46
MissMillie Dec 2018 #47

Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:08 AM

1. Forever in your heart....

So sorry, onecaliberal.....

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:13 AM

2. Very sorry for your loss and aching heart. Losing pets is the worst.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:14 AM

3. It's probably the worst thing in the world ...I'm very sorry.

I've had to put down two sick dogs to date, and I took it harder than I did when some family members have passed.

It is very normal to feel this devastation when your pet dies. I had a long talk with the vet about this because I was trying to get my head around why this hurts so badly. She said that there are 2 reasons:

1) Our pets depend totally on us.

2) We are everything to them, and they give their entire selves to us without expecting anything back from us...that's just how they are wired.

Don't be afraid to let your feelings show...it's a terrible terrible loss, and you need to grieve properly. Most people will understand this. Keep reminding yourself that you did good by your pet...you did good.

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Response to LuckyCharms (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 03:42 AM

31. So sorry for your loss

May you fur baby have the most auspicious rebirth possible.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:15 AM

4. Condolences.Been there with the pain and broken heart. Remember the good times togethr when you can

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:17 AM

5. I'm so very sorry. Ours passing hurt more than any humans in our life reposing. I don't know why.

My love to you at this time.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:17 AM

6. We lost one that way.

All I can say is I understand how you feel. They are never with us long enough and when they leave they take a piece of our heart with them. All I can tell you is that after some time has passed you will discover that they also leave a piece of their heart with you.

So sorry for you loss.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:19 AM

7. So sorry for your loss....

I agree about being better than humans. It is heartbreaking and takes time to heal.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:20 AM

8. Christmas Day I cried for all my lost loved ones.

My pets were counted too. I still grieve for all of them, even the ones I had as a child.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:22 AM

9. Now in heaven with all the fine boys who have gone before

So many good fellas.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:22 AM

10. Many heartfelt hugs and tears from way up here.

Nosey Diddie-Bits says that our Sugar, Sassafras, Bouncer and Calleigh will greet your beautiful furbaby at the other end of the Bridge.

Crying for you, onecaliliberal. Your precious one has you in her memory forever now.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:23 AM

11. I'm so sorry. n/t

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:26 AM

12. My heart goes to you.

I understand sudden loss.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:26 AM

13. my condolences

Thank you for providing a loving home and I hope the happy memories come back to you with all haste

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:36 AM

14. I'm so sorry, onecaliberal.

It always breaks our hearts to lose a fur baby, but sudden loss is ever so much harder.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:38 AM

15. My thoughts are with you

Of course you're devastated. He took a piece of your heart, but one day you'll find it easier to remember that he also left a piece of his heart with you.

I'm sorry for your loss. Giving my fur baby extra kisses tonight in honor of yours.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:39 AM

16. : (

 

I'm sorry.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:41 AM

17. I am so sorry.

I had a cat once who was fine one minute and dead on my bed when I turned around. I am so very sorry. They live such short lives compared to ours.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 01:51 AM

18. I am so sorry, too. You never forget them. Know that he was blessed to have you in his life.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 02:03 AM

19. Losing a pet can be worse than losing a family member

How sad for you...

I loved my poochy and cried for weeks..

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 02:05 AM

20. my heart goes out to you





skittles used to post this for the loss of a furfriend:

Grieve not,
nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me
as if I were beside you.....
I loved you so --
'twas Heaven here with you.

--by Ilsa Paschal Richardson

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 02:18 AM

21. I'm so sorry for your loss

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 02:23 AM

22. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 02:23 AM

23. 🕯️ I am so so sorry

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 02:39 AM

24. So sorry. It hurts....

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 02:44 AM

25. Aw damn. I'm so sorry you have to go through this, onecaliberal.

We lost one of ours this past summer. We knew it was coming. She was disabled from a stroke and we knew she only had a little while left. Beautiful classic tabby. Almost 20 human years old. Sweet thing.

Dammit. We love them and dread the day they inevitably leave. But how could we NOT have these precious companions in our lives?

Thank you for bringing your grief here. You won’t have to go through it alone. Lots of us have been through this and shared it here, and found sympathy, empathy, and comfort. This is a truly great community. As DUer Skittles once put it: “someone’s always here.” Sure meant a lot to me that day.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 02:47 AM

26. Heartbroken for you.

It's bad enough when you know it's coming, but to happen so suddenly without warning, what a shock.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 03:17 AM

27. So so sorry.

You've lost a child. That's why it's so devastating. I feel I'm a mother of three: a human son and two crazy sweet dogs.

Sending hugs.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 03:19 AM

28. I'm so sorry

It is hard because they get right into our hearts. Peace to you.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 03:32 AM

29. Go for a walk with him today and have a good chat.

That's how I survived my mom's passing.

With my pets that are now gone, it always hurt me that they couldn't talk to me and tell me what was hurting them or why they just were not themselves. I suppose them being quiet companions that never complain (unlike so many humans) is why we love them so much.

.............. .....for being his best friend......

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 03:40 AM

30. (((((((hug)))))))

I'm sorry for your pain. I hope you feel it lifting soon. Stay hydrated and take care of you.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 04:05 AM

32. I am so very sorry - and you must still be in shock

Though I've been there, as well, and we never are really prepared for it, no matter what. But I do know that it does help to talk about it - so you did the right thing, brought it to people you knew would understand and be there for you when you needed love and support. The one reassurance I can offer you which I hope might help when more time has passed - and that he was so very fortunate to have found you. Hang in there and please let us know how you are.

And here are instructions for posting photos here, whenever you want them.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/125614680

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #32)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 03:58 PM

42. I'm struggling today. Just going to stay in and collect myself. I'm missing him....

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 05:37 AM

33. I am so sorry.

We have lost pets, too. It is heartbreaking.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 06:14 AM

34. I'm so sorry. It's always hard to lose them, but when it comes unexpectedly,

it's extra painful. I lost one of mine the Friday after Thanksgiving 2017 within an hour. Hugs to you.

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Thu Dec 27, 2018, 06:42 AM

36. very sorry for your loss...

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 06:54 AM

37. I am so sorry!

It hurts so much. Big hug from me.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 08:21 AM

38. So sorry

Words are lacking at a time as such. So sorry for your loss.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 10:03 AM

39. So sorry.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 10:19 AM

40. I am sorry for your loss

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 03:37 PM

41. (((((((((((onecaliberal))))))) Lady of the Beasts, please take Your little one gently home, and send

peace and comfort to those who love him.

I am so very sorry for your unexpected loss. People who are not owned by the furries do not understand what we go through when we lose them.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2018, 05:45 PM

43. I am so sorry for your loss.

I wish you healing and happy memories.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 03:18 AM

44. Oh, I'm so very sorry!

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2018, 05:57 AM

45. The pain will subside, even though it doesn't feel possible.

You will never stop missing him, but you will feel glad that he was with you for the time you had together. They are completely irreplaceable. Remind yourself you don't know everything you are going to learn, and there may be a better explanation behind your experience than it seems right now, as you travel through this part of your life.

Gotta have hope that in time it will look totally different to us all.

There's got to be a reason we love them so much, and that love maybe isn't lost, after all. That's what I try to remind myself.

You are not alone. People are thinking about you.

Take good care of yourself.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2018, 01:55 AM

46. Thank you all for the kind words.

💔

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 06:55 AM

47. Losing a family member always hurts...

...especially the ones that do absolutely nothing except give love.

I come from a very large family, but I don't see my parents every day, I don't see my brothers and sisters every day, and I don't see my son every day.

I do see my fur-babies every day. They are such a HUGE part of my every day existence.

When you say "devastated without you," I completely get it.

My heart is breaking for you.

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