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Saltyhog 26-07-2012 08:06

Saying goodbye to my best friend...
 
Tonight I have to let my best friend go. Buffett, our Golden Retriever has cancer and it's terminal. We have had this wonderful dog since she was a pup, over 11 years ago. I held her tiny body in my hand the day she was born, and I'll hold her head in my lap tonight as she leaves us. It's truly the hardest thing I've ever had to go through. I know I don't have to say this to anyone here, but I'll say it anyway. Cherish every day and every moment with your pawed family members. Their time is far too short with us.

-Tom
:(:(:(

speakeasy 26-07-2012 08:14

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Sorry Tom. Been there, done that, and it was a heart breaker. Best to you. Jon

zeehag 26-07-2012 08:18

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damn.

larryj41 26-07-2012 08:24

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Tom,
I am so sorry. i lost my golden, Maverick, back in April to cancer. I know what you are feeling. We loved that dog so much. I will pray for peace and comfort for you.

Nemo55 26-07-2012 08:29

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So sorry for your loss Tom,its been near three months since i lost my Little Bear, i feel for ya,i really do,,there are no words my friend.

Saltyhog 26-07-2012 08:36

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Buffett took to sailing right off. She had it in her soul. On our first tack, she just knew to move to the leward side. She was never nervous about it. I really wanted to sail with her a lot more.

Buffett n' Me

(not sure why I can't add a pic here)
http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/...ptWucteSdj/9k=

belizesailor 26-07-2012 08:42

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Sorry for your loss, but as you say enjoy the time you have...and appreciate that you had the opportunity when they are gone. This applies to pets and people.

senormechanico 26-07-2012 08:42

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We understand your sorrow.
We lost the best cat we ever had 12 years ago.
Not a day goes by we don't think of him.
You're in our thoughts.

Brob2 26-07-2012 08:56

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Tom, I will give Jackson, my Golden R, a big hug and nuzzle in Buffett's honour, as soon as the smell of what he rolled in last night wears off.

I will also be thinking of you two tonight.

Blair

ohdrinkboy 26-07-2012 09:18

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I read this, reached down and petted my dog on the head and threw her ball.

Condolences and fair winds to you and Buffett.

Astrid 26-07-2012 09:22

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I am sure sorry to hear about that Tom. I have had quite a few pets of different kinds over the years and it is always hard to lose one of them.

Sailing Mermaid 26-07-2012 09:24

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Good afternoon Tom,
So sorry for the pain and illness of Buffett. Hope your happy fond memories will be balm to your souls as you heal!
Warmly,
Sailing Mermaid

s/v 'Faith' 26-07-2012 09:25

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Tom,
I know what you are going through, and you are doing the right thing.

One way I have honored my friends who have gone before, is to try to focus on the joy they brought into my life, instead of the sadness of their passing.

It is hard, and impossible not to... but Buffet would really rather you celebrate then morn. Sounds like the dog had a pretty good human to spend this journey with....

Damn it, now I am teared up too.

Fair winds,

SaucySailoress 26-07-2012 09:27

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I am truly very sorry :(

The Blue Heron 26-07-2012 09:32

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Sorry for your loss


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