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'My Beloved Benjie' 
Benjie was a very special Cairn Terrier. We had him from being 8 weeks old. At the time, I was crippled with arthritis and spent most of my time in a wheelchair …

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'Buddy, My Friend' 
My hope, in telling our story, is to maybe give hope and help someone in a similar situation. Our story is a tragic one in that my wife and I were responsible …

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'My Baby Beryl of Bridgewater' 
Airedale Terrier born May 14 2012.. Just 7 months old. Beryl. I was there the day you were born. And handled you every day since then. You knew …

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'My Buddy My Buddha' 
I had just lost my best friend of 17 years, Bailey, a wonderful blue tick healer when Buddha suddenly came into our lives. She and 8 of her brothers and …

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'Bonny, A Beautiful Life Now Gone' 
Bonny, she was just that poor little neglected tick riddled puppy that was in the local dog pound with only hours to go before her eminent time of execution. …

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'Cesar' 
Hi my name is Terri I've always loved dogs there is just something about them. Anyways 2007 my sister and I got an apartment so we thought it's not a home …

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'Heaven Gets Another Angel' 
The thought of your presence still brings a tear to my eye for it has been almost two years now since we've said our goodbyes. You were found among …

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'Robbed' 
My boy Buster... I found him as a little ball of fur and scooped him up a day before animal control would round up the remaining group of strays flocking …

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'Miss You, My Child' 
Life is going on without you... but it's so different!! A void within, feeling of despair and choking pain every moment.... Wish it isn't real and just …

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'My Amazing Son' 
Well let me first start off with thanks to you who shared this site. It is helping me with my very recent loss in understanding that what I'm feeling is …

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'How Do I Go On... Without You?' 
Around Valentines day, my beloved dog, Barbarella (Barbie) was running around our parking garage, (She loved to run... she was so fast - always racing …

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'To My Best Friend Beetle!' 
I lost my best friend yesterday. He went in my arms and I was glad that I kept him at home where he has meant so much to me. The hardest part was realizing …

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'My Sweet Carola' 
My Dear Carola, You left us today April 15 2012 at 6:30 am. You had been our company for 11 years of our lives. You came to us in the middle of our …

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'My Beautiful Buddy' 
We rescued a Buddy as a puppy in July of 2006 and never thought we would have such a perfect dog. On 10/10/2011, my buddy passed. I am still sad. You …

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'Where Does The Time Go?' 
This Friday (January 27th 2012) marks one month since I last saw and held my Angel on this Earth and one month since my heart was broken ... Co Co was …

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'My Beloved Buddy 
My beloved Buddy was born in May 2002 and I got to hold him right after he was born. I knew he was going to be my dog after what he was doing in the kennel. …

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'A Lifetime In Two Short Years' 
In 2008 I lost my miniature Schnauzer "Fritz" to old age.. I brought Fritz home when he was only two months old, and sent him home to God when he was almost …

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'Dr. CC - Charlie Chan My Medicine Man' 
The only thing that made my heart feel better was to hold Charlie Chan. The boy was my soul mate, so special to me that from the time I laid my eyes on …

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'Clifford Has Been at Rainbow Bridge For Almost 2 Years' 
Clifford, 2 years old since June 3rd 2009, was sadly hit by a car on August 31st 2009 I believe. I could have never imagined something so tragic. Just …

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'My Best Friend' 
Like everyone here I would say I lost the best dog in the world, but they are all, to us, the best dogs in the world and why we all share the pain of losing …

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'The Life That Was Gone Within a Few Steps' 
My 3 year old Great Dane got hit by a speeding car on July 3, 2011. I got back from walking him to a store down the road from my house and I put him in …

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'The Best Thing That EVER Happened To Me' 
When I was 4, we went to a shelter to look for a puppy. We looked around, and then came across this little puppy, who was much different from every other …

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'Apple Pie' 
Delightful and sweet. The day had come when a decision must be made. An average day with our complete family including 2 OAP Labradors, a spritely …

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'My Hero' 
Most of my adult life I was an extremely violent relationship, but finally in 2007 I got the strength to get break free of the violence. I knew that I …

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'Farewell Cosmo' 
My 12 year old male Vizsla Cosmo was struggling with breathing problems, later diagnosed as pneumonia and treated with antiobiotics. An X-ray showed he …

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'She Was A Good Dog'
 
A dogs life is a beautiful thing. I have always thought that dogs are probably the most pure, most innocent, most honest creatures in this world. No other …

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'My Buddy, My Best Friend' 
Today was the hardest day of my entire life. My family and I made the decision to put our family dog to sleep, fourteen year old Buddy. I got Buddy when …

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'My "Sister" Maya' 
The day I got Maya, my new chocolate lab puppy, was one of the best days I can remember in my life. I was in 3rd grade and we picked the runt of the litter. …

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'Bear, My GSD' 
I had to put Bear to sleep two weeks ago, he couldn't get up and walk anymore. I carried him to the entrance of the vet office, where he laid down and …

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'Baby Christian' 
Christian was a beautiful 1 year old grey and white pit bull puppy. I would call him kitten because when you pet him he purred. He was the first born …

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'Bonnie' 
I first had my miniature Yorkshire Terrier when I was 8 years old, so over 15 years now she was a strong little dog, never had to take her to the vets …

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'Beauty and the Beast That Took Her' 
Well I didn´t know about this site until now and I´ve decided to tell you my story about my Cocker Spaniel. Beauty was a 3 year old pure bred all black …

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'Rest in Peace'  
Okay so here is a short story about the last dog I lost. Asteroid was his name, but we called him Aster or Boo-Boo. Asteroid was my old dog. I got …

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'Akasha - You Will Be Missed' 
When I woke up this morning I surely wasn't thinking of putting my dog to rest, even though she had become quite ill during the past 12 days. I had hopes …

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'My Short, But Memorable Time With My Baby Bella' 
I received Bella (a joyful little dachshund) from my sister who could no longer keep her. Bella was about four months old at the time. I fell in love with …

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'My Precious Buck' 
My family and I chose Buck from a litter of four when he was five weeks to the day. We picked him up the following week (Mother's Day) when he was only …

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'Benson - My Best Friend' 
My dog Benson, a golden retriever. The only friend I could trust. He would greet me everyday when I walked in the room and he would know when I was sad …

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'Benson' 
I lost my beautiful dog on the 18/01/10 44 days ago and I'm totally devastated. He was mine and my partners child, he was fifteen years old and the most …

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'My Darling Bandit' 
When Bandit came into my life, he was a very thin and extremely fearful 18 month old Chiuaua/whippet mix. When I first went to see him he barked and snarled …

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'Clancy'

August 21, 2009

 
On August 21st I found my dog of 11 years unable to walk and in great respiratory distress. A trip to the vet revealed that Clancy had congestive heart …

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'My Beloved "Chicken"' 
On January 6, 2010, the day I had dreaded for many years had finally arrived. My little white Chihuahua named "Golden" aka "Chicken" had to be put to …

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'Brandy: God's Greatest Gift To Me' 
So it's been less than 72 hours since I had to give Brandy back to God and another sleepless night for me. The loss I feel is immeasurable yet I'm beyond …

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'Charo - A Difficult Loss' 
My family and I had a Chihuahua named Charo for 5 years. She was so wonderful, our best friend a true family member with such a loving personality. Unfortunately …

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'How Could This Happen?' 
My life feels totally out of control. The puppy that I raised from 8 weeks to 14 months attacked my neighbor and put her in the hospital for a week. …

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'Blackface Jet' 
My daughter had been to visit a dog friend in Wales, when she came home she told me that she'd heard of a collie that was 'surplus to requirements' to …

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'My Baby Boy Buddy How I Miss You' 
With tears rolling down my cheeks again, this never seems to stop, I realize that it will be exactly 6 of the longest and worst months of my life since …

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'Bentley' 
We found Bentley at a difficult time in our lives - in the middle of building a house, financial strains and new jobs. I was slow to embrace this little …

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'Blue' 
It's been 26 days since my beautiful beautiful Blue passed. I can't seem to come to grips with my grief. Just when I feel that I can finally talk about …

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'The Tragic Death of Cooper

Taken from us at such a young age'
 
I got a phone call from my little sister that my adorable puppy who weighted only 1.2kg named COOPER died a tragic death on tuesday 22 september 2009. …

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'Barabbas...One Year Later' 
It's been one year today that I had to give you back.... there has not been a day that you have not been in my thoughts. I love you so much that sometimes …

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'Our Prince, Now and Forever....' 
We have lost 4 dogs in the 31 years we have been married. There is not time or space to write about all of them. I will write about the first pet I lost, …

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'My Beautiful Buddy' 
Well it's been almost 8 weeks, and the longest 8 weeks of my life. I find myself looking at my beautiful Buddy's picture and breaking out into uncontrollable …

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'Cindy - A Piece of my Heart' 
Saturday the 20th of June 2009 was the worst day in our family, when our pet decided to get very ill, so ill in fact, that she expired on 21st of June …

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'Our Baby Bubba'  
Where do I begin, this little white furry friend was our baby. A friend told me there was a dog that needed a home. He had been abused mistreated, I went …

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'My Best Friend' 
I got my dog Bear when I was 4 years old, and immediately fell in love with him. I remember him dragging me on a sled in the winter time or him taking …

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'Gentle Ben' 
I was in college and a newlywed. We were living on a small ranch north of Tampa Florida near a lot of farmland. The place down the street from us was …

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'Betrayed By My Own Dog'  
I had two dogs, Bonnie, my chihuahua and Princess, a boxer/pitbull mix. We introduced Princess to an 8 year old Bonnie when princess was merely 2 months …

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'Cassie's Story'
(Bassett Hound died of Lymphoma)
 
Cassie was born May 2005. She was diagnosed with Lymphoma November 10, 2008. On February 9, 2009 (my birthday) we found out that the cancer had spread …

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'I've Lost My Best Friend'
 
Saturday, I lost my Annie. I got her in August of '99. She was so beautiful, and scared. I had to carry her to my pickup, and then into the backyard. …

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'Babes', the saddest face, the warmest heart'
 
I am still in a state of shock, grief, and cannot describe in words even here, the loss I feel about having to give the Vet 'permission' to inject my lovely …

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'My Good Friend is Gone'
 
My good friend Cheri has left me. It's been a year now since she has gone. I still find myself crying from time to time. But the memories she left will …

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'Casey'
 
On November 20th at 12:25am I said good-bye to my "old man" Casey, an eleven year old Golden Retriever. He was diagnosed three months ago with Lymphoma. …

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'Cocoa My Loving and Steadfast Companion'
 
We lost our boy Cocoa last month, soon to be 13 he had been declining for months. He had been diagnosed with cancer almost 1 year prior to his passing. …

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'Barabbas...My Old Man'
 
Three weeks ago my life as I knew it stopped. My beloved Great Dane slipped from my grasp and I had no control to stop it. Barabbas came into my life …

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'Bubba'
 
Bubba was my doggy. The best of all his kind. I love him so dearly. I have so many memories of him. Some good and not so good. But I love …

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'Losing Buddy'
 
Buddy came to live with us by accident. We already had a female Dachshund named Prissy. One of my daughter's friends got Buddy and my daughter noticed …

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'My Boy Has Gone'
 
My old male rotty was put to sleep last thursday, I held him in my arms until he fell asleep, my heart is broken so bad, I cannot come to terms with his …

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'Clover Girl'
 
I'm writing this story 5 days after my beautiful Golden passed away. I would have never thought I could write this so soon, for all this week has been …

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'My Beloved Bandit'
 
Bandit was 6 weeks old when I first brought him into my life and from the first time I laid eyes on him I wanted him. He was 9 years old when he passed …

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'Clara'
 
Here's a little piece following the loss of our young brindle Great Dane bitch some years ago. It deeply affected our eldest son such that he found it …

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'My Dog, My Son' 
My baby, Bradley moved on to a better place on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 5AM. He was at home where he belonged with his two daddies who loved him and …

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Waggy Boy Baron 
I had to say goodbye to my happy waggy boy Baron May 1st. Before me he had a hard life, he'd been a research dog, heavily hw infested, resulting in CHF, …

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'Cody' 
I have been here before. But yet the pain is always new the pain always says, I never want to do this again. Tonight I lost one of my best friends one …

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'Be A Good Boy... Mummy Will Always Love You..' 
The little light of my life.. my baby boy. He came into our lives as a little ball of fur.. naughty and playful.. his first video on his first night …

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'My Little 'Beautiful' 
About four months before Easter 2010, my dad and I were looking for a Chihuahua for my grandma so she could have some company. We stumbled across this …

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'April's Been Called'  
April was a beloved Labrador, she was all black with a spotty chest. She swallowed a stone and got cancer but she had been called to heaven to be a doggy …

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'Bucky and Sophia Jane' 
November 1998, I was blessed with my best friend Bucky. His fluffy and beautiful white face showed his peaceful disposition and loving soul. July 2011, …

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'You Were My Anchor...You Were My Life!'  
My Dearest Chewie, I loved you the moment I laid eyes on you. You stole my heart, you really did. You were such a beautiful soul. The moment you came …

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'The One Who Taught Me How To Love. R.I.P Bubbles'  
To be honest since my dog died I don't want anyone talking about it. I don't want to hear anything about him nor hear his name. The problem is that he …

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'Our Little Buddy' 
My family and I adopted "Buddy" from the Peterborough Humane Society. He was a beagle/hound dog. He was 1 of 6 in his litter. I remember picking him out …

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'My Very Young Brother' 
Coal, You will always be my brother. You were 2 years when we got you, you were a foreclosure dog boy did your old owners give up such a GREAT dog. …

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'Despair' 
This is a story about a little Staffordshire Terrier named Chloe who changed the lives of a family that has been ravaged by trauma. I never thought I …

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'Buddy and Klondike - One Gone and One Leaving Home Soon' 
B is for your beautiful blue eyes U is for just being you D is for the pure devotion that never wavered for 20 years D the delight you brought into …

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'Cooper - April 23rd'  
My Cooper was my best friend. Friday marks 2 months since I had to put him down due to a ruptured bowel at the age of 5. I am still so heart broken. …

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'Our Old Girl' 
We adopted Biscuit as a 7 week old puppy in 1996. She was the most even tempered, sweetest dogs you ever had the privilege to meet. She would greet everyone …

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'My Beautiful Bailey Boy' 
Our Beautiful Bailey Boy went to Heaven yesterday (April 9, 2012). We shared 14 years of unconditional love, compassion, hugs, and tears of joy and sadness. …

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'Missing My Buddy Gone 2 Years and 10 Months' 
It seems so strange that it has been that long it feels just like yesterday. Today is Easter and I guess that with what Easter means I just wish my blue …

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'I Will Always Miss You' 
I have had many pets in my life and they have all been very special. I have, still do, consider my four legged loved ones as family. However, there are …

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'RIP Buckeye'  
My aunt, uncle, and cousin bought a cute, 2.5-pound yorkie from a pet store four years ago. We visit them often, so they and their pets are like family. …

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'My Best Friend - Chevy's Story'  
It was a warm summer day. I heard somebody was giving away chocolate and black lab puppies. I instantly jumped on the chance to get one. I went to look …

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'Cabo's Short Life' 
My sister had lost her dog through natural causes of old age. She waited a long time to start to bring in a new dog. I had gone through a terrible divorce …

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'My Baby Boy Charlie' 
My baby boy Charlie was given to me as a gift on my birthday by my best friend and room mate. He was already attached to her when she gave him to me. …

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'My Sweet Aggie Girl' 
My dear, sweet Scottie, Aggie, was put to rest last Tuesday at 10am. It was the most difficult decision I have ever made and after three days of watching …

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'Whelming with Grief' 
His name is Chewy Vuitton. More caring then a person, he would know when to stay by me while I took my medication. He would hear the machine stop, look …

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'Abby, Our Big 'Ol Gal' 
On a hot summer day our daughter came home with a little black bundle that someone had decided to throw in a ditch by the side of the road. She was covered …

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'Chocolate aka Coco' 
Coco was born on December 7, 2001. She was Chihuahua Terrier mix. Coco was very unusual dog. She was a loner type dog but having two other dogs around …

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'The Story Of My Sheltie' 
Valentines Day 2000, my mom and dad came home to surprise my sister and I with our first puppy ever. A Shetland Sheepdog was chosen because of my grandmother …

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'My Babies ):'
 
Hi, I am Gladys and I had 2 puppies a Poodle mix named Bella and a purebred Rat Terrier named Samuel, well here is their story, One day I had barely …

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'My Boomer'
 
Boomer came to me at a time in my life when I was very sad and felt like I had no one who cared. I remember taking one look at him and knew that he was …

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'My Bruno' 
My pitbull puppy wasn't even 2 years old yet and he passed away January 9th 2011. It was a regular Sunday and he was perfectly fine. I was in my bed laying …

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'BoBo You Were and Will Always Be Mama's Special Boy' 
BoBo, the first time I saw you I thought you were the cutest little Boston Terrier I had ever seen. I could see that you had a lot of personality and …

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'Sweet Beau' 
I got my dog, Beau, eight years ago from a litter of free pups my in-laws had. He picked me. He was the last one left and he'd always follow me around …

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'Grieving Over The Death of My Bella' 
It's been almost 4 months since my little dachshund named Bella passed suddenly, and every single day, I think of her, and weep. The night is the worst …

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'Annie Foe Fanny'
(The Little Princess)
 
The day you stepped into our lives would be the day we would fully understand what unconditional love really meant. You were our beautiful Princess a little …

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'You Will Always Be In My Heart.' 
Okay here's my other story about 1 of the 3 dogs that died in a tragic accident. I hate how they all died because of a fire, I wish all of them could have …

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'My Baby Cupcake' 
I got my baby girl from a pet store that specializes in tea cup dogs. She was so small she only weighed 1 pound. She was small enough to fit in your hand, …

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'Buddy My Beautiful Blue Eyed Boy' 
My baby Buddy will be gone one year this Friday, I hate to even think of waking up on Friday Morning June 11. My beautiful boy would have been 21 this …

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'Codrith Nicole' 
On April 1, 1999, a litter of puppies was born. Their mother was a an Akita and their father a Saint Bernard. Five weeks later, the mother was in poor …

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'Barney' 
I found Barney a yellow lab in a dumpster in the town of Ten Mile Oregon. He was inside of a large dog food bag the first thing in the big metal container. …

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'My Dog Ciera' 
She was pretty young when she died... they had to put her to sleep because she had Hydrosuffalus (at least I think that's how it's spelled) But it means …

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'Bailey By My Side'
 
Our Bailey Dog went to heaven on 12/17/2008. She was recently diagnosed with a mass on her liver and cushing's disease. She seemed to be doing fairly …

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'Our Beautiful Bessy'
 
Our Bessy was 15 when she passed. She was a black maltease x cockerspaniel. She cought pneumonia one winter and had to be put to sleep. It was a really …

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