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Old 07-22-2007, 03:04 PM   #1
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Some of you know my Rottie, Murphy, from posts gone by. He went with me to pick up "our" Casita at Rice in December of '02, and on many other trips. A truly world-class traveler and all-around sweet gentleman. This morning I had to make the awful decision and he died with his head in my lap, and in my arms, at the vets. He went peacefully. He had a nasal osteosarcoma that had been moving rapidly in the last two days and I know I made the right choice. I will miss that sweet, good soul so much. Give your pups a hug today and tell them how much you love them!

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Old 07-22-2007, 03:14 PM   #2
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Sorry for your loss. I've been there, done that, and it is terribly hard.

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Old 07-22-2007, 03:31 PM   #3
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Robert, I've been there too and know how difficult it is, my thoughts are with you.
Bless Murphy for being such a good companion to you all these years.
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:34 PM   #4
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I'm so sorry. I've had to put a number of animals down and it hurts so much every time. Hang it there.
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:35 PM   #5
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Sorry to hear of your loss. I too have been there, done that. Cherish the memories and celebrate the good times you had together.

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Old 07-22-2007, 04:48 PM   #6
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I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Rottie. Its a decission we all hate to make.. but remember he is at Rainbows Bridge.. no longer in pain. I think there is truely a place for our beloved 4 legged friends.

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Old 07-22-2007, 05:06 PM   #7
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Aw, Robert. I very much hate to hear the news. I bet Maggie doesn't even like playing checkers.

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Old 07-22-2007, 05:18 PM   #8
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Hi Robert

We're so sorry to hear about Murphy... Only folks who have pets can really understand the loss of a "family" pet member. We too have had a loss - our cat Toni in 2002.. We still think about her ... we have Jerry now, and he didn't replace her, just became another family member. Time will hopefully ease your pain..and (Jerry just got his big hug).
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Old 07-22-2007, 06:31 PM   #9
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So sorry to hear about Murphy, Robert. What a hard decision. We lost our 10 1/2 year old chocolate lab a little more than a year ago. I know the loss you speak of. Murphy sounds like he was a great companion and you both were lucky to have found each other. Take care.

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Old 07-22-2007, 06:43 PM   #10
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Hello, Robert - we are saddened to learn about the passing of your dear & faithful pal. Even though we owe them dignity & comfort at the end as a 'thank you' for love, companionship & protection over the years, this is still a tough call for any animal owner. We had wunnerful 'rotties in our lives for many years, and regret the public perception of the breed as well as current camping restrictions.

Hope you will hold tight to all the memories - I'm giving "Minnie" her hug now (13 lbs of 'attitude' - much better suited to a small trailer!).
Take care of you & Maggie - Leslie 'n Dave
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:08 PM   #11
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Thanks for sharing your loss of Murphy, Robert. We all know how you feel and offer you our prayers in what is always a difficult time. I hope there is another pup in your future. They need us as much as we need them, and a loving and faithful master is the greatest gift a dog can receive. You were obviously that to Murphy, and his life was blessed because of it. God bless you, and Godspeed Murphy. Alec
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Old 07-22-2007, 09:06 PM   #12
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I’m so sorry to hear of your loss of your Murphy. What a wonderful picture of him. I had to make that decision twice in one year as I had two golden retriever’s that were both 14 with health problems. I was grateful they both had long (for large dogs) lives, but it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I have to believe we will be reunited with our companions. You have my sincere sympathy.
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Old 07-22-2007, 11:06 PM   #13
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I have hugged both of mine just now. They are in here in the Burro with me at this very moment, at the Oregon gathering.

At "The bridge" I will be greeted by a herd of both dogs and cats. I know they will lick my face, purr in my ear and all will say "Thank You Mamma, for helping me come here and leading a painless life with all my sisters and brothers"

Take care... I am so sorry for your loss.
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Old 07-23-2007, 01:42 AM   #14
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Oh you guys are making me sniffle with all the comments...We too have lost a few of our dear friends..

Yup, Murphy will be up there playing with all the other brave souls who have gone ahead....

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