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Old 03-28-2010, 07:49 PM   #1
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For those of you that have met our sweet little guy, Jake, we had to make the tough call this last Thursday. He was 14 years old, a Bichon Frise, and the best little pet and companion you could have ever asked for. But, as I keep telling Shirley, and myself, he really left us some time ago. He was getting very deaf, and blind, and confused, and having a lot of other health problems. I won't bore you with all the details, but just say that it was time and it would have been very cruel to prolong it.

So, after 14 years, we are trying to fill the hole in our hearts and lives. I just wanted you to know.

See you all down the road,

Best Regards,

Keith & Shirley

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Old 03-28-2010, 09:25 PM   #2
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Keith and Shirley,

I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear companion Jake. I know how hard it is to say goodbye to a beloved dog.

best wishes to both of you,

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Old 03-28-2010, 09:44 PM   #3
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Hi Keith and Shirley

You both need hugs .. we know you loved Jake, and you made the right choice. We know he had a wonderful life with you. This is always such a sad and hard decision, you were so right to make him comfortable.

Thinking of you both
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:03 PM   #4
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No words do describe your loss. As a recent dog owner , longtime cat lover I never knew such love existed from a pet til I owned a dog.....sorry for your loss.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:04 PM   #5
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Keith, I am so sorry to hear this. We hope you fill the void.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:24 PM   #6
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Keith and Shirley,

So sorry to hear of your loss of Jake.
As tough as it is for you, take comfort that you did what you have always done, and that is what is best for Jake. He would expect nothing less from his loving parents.
Jake was a loyal companion to you, and you did what was best for him through out his lifetime.
I know he would be proud to have had you as his parents.

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Old 03-29-2010, 07:52 AM   #7
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Such a lucky dog to have had you as parents! You loved him enough to let him go. He left you with years of memories of unconditional love, something only a pet can give. So sorry for your loss. Terry
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:05 AM   #8
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the bible tells tell us that there is a time for every thing...I'm a BIG dog lover...had one for 15 years and was just like down in her hip and could not walk to good, I would get up a hour sooner in the morning..<3am> just to take her out and she would hold it unto I got..My she was all I had from a bad divorce....when out of town for over night, came home to find she down and able to move her back legs at all....I had to do what was right..don't want too, miss her everyday....since then I'm on get you a new one, and you'll love it the same...and bring joy back to into your like,,,,I know how you feel....
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:42 AM   #9
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My heart is breaking for you. I know this pain all too well and will endure it again over and over.

You are a good Mommy and Daddy. Doing the big favor is the hardest and the kindest thing we do for our pets, and it does not even come close to paying the debt we owe them for being there for us.

Jake thanks you for his long and happy life and is happy now playing with my Kitty and others before her.

He will be there waiting for you.
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:23 PM   #10
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Keith, I am so sorry for your loss, I had to do the same thing last summer for my bestest friend I ever had. I miss him everyday. Loved snuggles, puppy kisses and just knowing he loved me as much as I loved him. When I took Reggie, I was crying so hard the vet tech told the Vet she didn't think I was ready, I really don't think your ever ready to loose a fur baby. But knowing he was not suffering was truly the best thing to help with the grieve.
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:46 PM   #11
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Been there, Keith. You have my heart felt sympathy.
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:21 PM   #12
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Keith and Shirley,

I'm so sorry to learn of your loss. I found out first hand how hard it is to put a furry friend down several years ago when I had to put Mitzi down. I was fortunate to have little Lily come my way.

Even so, the loss a little furry friend never leaves you.

Just know Jake is in a better place now.
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:44 PM   #13
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We know how your feel also-we lost our loved `Red` many years ago and still miss him.
I am sure Jake has made many new firends now-although that doesn`t ease your pain. We grieve with you.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:45 PM   #14
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Keith and Shirley - we are saddened to learn you had to say goodbye (for now) to your dear Jake. Everyone one who has been "owned and trained" by a pet can understand the empty paw prints left behind on your hearts. We feel the gift of a peaceful end is indeed a way to honor all the love and joy our pets give while they are with us. Please find comfort in your memories of the days with Jake, and perhaps he'll send you his replacement ... we think Dave's dog did! L 'n D

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