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Old 02-20-2012, 08:08 PM
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Louise and I both feel for you Dayton - we've both experienced this type of loss, and it is never easy. It sounds like Walter was a great friend for you.

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Old 02-21-2012, 09:37 AM
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So sorry to hear of your loss, Dayton. Those who are not "dog people" may have a hard time appreciating the depth of the bond and love that exists between us and these wonderful creatures. Those who are, truly know what you're going through, and wish you well during this difficult time.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:15 AM
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Default My dog Janie

Absolutely killed me with your notice, I totally feel your pain, talking about my dog helped.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:04 PM
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This is Walter last season, He was the best, My son and I will miss him.
Thank You for all of your well wishes and condolences
Dayton Murdock
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:31 PM
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Ah man, he looks like a good boy. Bet he had a great life. Sorry
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:35 PM
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So sorry for the loss of your buddy. The wife and I are dealing with the same kind of issue right now with our Big Black Dog ... black Lab/pointer mix. She'll be 15 in 3 months and has been really slowing down ... been stone deaf for about 2 years. Two weeks ago today she had a stroke that knocked her down hard for almost a week. Now that sweet lovable mutt has recovered remarkably, and is back to eating and wagging her tail when we come in the room. Dogs are one of God's best ideas ever ...
Terry Ruprecht
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:17 PM
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Even not knowing you, Dayton, your loss strikes me; when I lost my perfect, young chocolate lab seven years ago, I learned to be a better person to those around me, because I recognized in missing her how blessed I am by everyone in my life. I hope my sons learn the same lesson from caring for the two black labs we raise now. Our animals will do that for us if we let them. Humanity is better when it's shared beyond just humans.

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Old 02-22-2012, 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by frankh View Post
They always work their way into our hearts and break them wide open when they leave us..

Never a more truer word spoken.

I thought I would never get over the death of Levis our Doberman cross. Five years on and I have three dogs now. All of them give me motivation, calm me down and the love trust they exude, well it cannot be described.

We were given another dog a few days after Levis died. Snoop has been a family member for nearly five years now and although the quietest of our three he is the only one to show me the greyhound smile.

You will never forget Walter. He will always be in in your heart. Get a Walter II as soon as possible Dayton. He or she will replace Walter but not totally as there will always be a part of him in your heart.
Anthony Johnston
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:06 PM
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More than most breeds, Labs want so badly to always please us. They are such loving and loyal dogs, and it makes them very special. Of course, it also makes them so hard to lose. Right now mine is squeaking like a demented mouse at the back door to be let out, so I'd better go! My sincere sympathies (and understanding) for your loss.

Gerry Julian
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