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Forgotten how awful it makes you feel!

janeez Plus
9 1.8k 8 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2013 5:34PM

Had to say goodbye to my dear old doggy this morning. Rosie had reached the grand old age of 15 and it looked like she had developed a tumour in her throat. She was a flatcoat cross and had the sweetest nature, faithful to the end and would follow my husband everywhere. We got her from a local animal sanctuary and when we first had her she was so frightened it took her a while to settle in but once she did she made friends with everyone. Very sad she has gone but so happy she has been part of our lives.


She loved rooting around a meadow flushing out pheasants or rabbits and was frequently covered in grass seeds!

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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
16 Dec 2013 5:47PM
No matter what platitudes we tell ourselves..................it still hurts! I hope you and your family can find comfort in knowing she had a good life with you. Smile
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
16 Dec 2013 6:06PM
I can imagine removing the grass seeds from her coat was a bit of a job!

Karen is right, it still hurts, like the loss of any loved one does. They are family members, only difference is they have four legs, not two.

16 Dec 2013 6:07PM
Very sad. Best wishes.
sherlob Plus
12 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2013 6:07PM
So sorry for your loss. Give yourselves time to adjust - it can take a while.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
16 Dec 2013 6:09PM
When our beloved pets die we can all take comfort in knowing that they had happy lives with us and had the best care we could give. What a beautiful dog, and I'm sure you have many, many wonderful photographs to cherish.
It always hard to lose a friend, including a dog friend. You gave her a good life and looked after her until the end.
I'm very sorry to hear about your loss.
best wishes,
scottishphototours 14 2.6k 2
16 Dec 2013 6:34PM
Had to get our cat put down last month....a truly sad few days. Know how you're feeling!
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2013 6:48PM
Thoughts are with you
brian1208 Plus
15 11.4k 12 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2013 7:03PM
Dogs become part of the family and the pain of loss is very real.

You gave her a good life and have happy memories of her which will hopefully help ease the loss
lawbert 11 1.8k 15 England
16 Dec 2013 7:20PM
Rosie was just beautiful,
We had to say goodbye to our Colin earlier this year who sounds so much like Rosie,
He was a stray and took so much work to settle in but I guess like Rosie gave more than he took.
It will get easier, says I with tears in my eyes.
Thinking of you and your husband on this very sad day.
16 Dec 2013 7:23PM
This is my old friend, Gin, gone these past 4 years, before still find it hard to look at pictures of her.

janeez Plus
9 1.8k 8 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2013 7:23PM
We are just so sad. You don't realise what a huge part of your life they become until it is time to say goodbye. Sad
janeez Plus
9 1.8k 8 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2013 7:24PM

Quote:This is my old friend, Gin, gone these past 4 years, before still find it hard to look at pictures of her

That brought a tear to my eye. What a gorgeous doggy.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
16 Dec 2013 7:59PM
It bloody well hurts!!!!

...and don't let anyone tell you any different

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