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41 minutes ago, meezy0236 said:

I haven't posted here in nearly 6 months, but i ran across this post and felt I had to respond. 

Despite all of our differences (our very petty differences), it's things like this that bond all of us. Love for family, love for friends, and love for our pets, who are very much an extension of our Family. Face I'm very very sorry for your loss, I can feel the love and hurt in every post you've made here, and I am confident her memory will carry you through this tough time. 

I wish I had more words that can ease some of your pain, but just remember you were both lucky to have each other in your lives, and that love you have will carry onto eternity until you're both jogging on Heaven's beach together again. 

Thank you man...that means so much to me..

And you're exactly right, despite all of our petty disagreements, the most powerful force on earth binds us all together: love.

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On 4/11/2018 at 1:41 PM, facelessman07 said:

I haven't posted on FB in two years, but I just wanted to honor her memory and this is what I wrote...

My sweet girl, it hasn't even been 8 hours since I've had to make the hardest decision of my life, but I miss you dearly. More than you could ever know. Words could never describe what you meant to me, what you will always mean to me. From the day I...you picked me out and I held your tiny, furry, lovable self in my hands, I knew you were special. I just didn't understand how special you would become, that you would exceed all of my wildest expectations. You and I share a bond that will never be broken, and my love for you continues from life into death. You were my best friend, and I will NEVER love another dog as much as I've loved you. NEVER. You were my baby, my little girl, the bright spot of my morning, my running buddy, my co-pilot, but most importantly, you were my everything. Everything. Nothing could ever take your place and fill the void you have left in me. I'm so sorry that I couldn't do anything to bring you back, but I can't be selfish and force you to suffer. It's just hard to reconcile the fact that you're gone because only a month ago we were running on the dunes of Wrightsville Beach. You always loved that, and I'd give anything to have that opportunity just one last time. As bad as it hurts to lose you, this pain would only be magnified if I were forced to see you deteriorate further. As I held your precious hand in mine and whispered into your dainty little ears while you departed from us, I hope you felt at peace, I hope you experienced all the love and warmth that you gave to me for the past 11 years. I tried and I did everything I could for you Allie, I hope you know that. But it breaks my heart that it wasn't enough. I hope I was everything and more to you that you were to me. But this isn't about me, it's about you, and the "paw print" you've left on my life. One that will never fade. The only thing that will fade is the light in my life that you brought to me with your presence. This house just isn't a home without you. You're gone, but not forgotten. There is not a day that will pass where I won't take the time to reflect on all the memories we've made, and I hope they are enough to hold us both over until we meet in the life to come. I will see you again my sweet Allie, and until that time, rest in the loving arms of Jesus. He will make all things new. I'll see you soon my loves...

I just got back from the crematorium and tried to get a set of ink prints so I can get a tattoo of her paw. Dammit this hurts like nothing I've ever felt before..I'd give anything to have her back.

Had to edit this..

I didn't pick her out, she picked me out. As soon as her breeder led me into the room where she was feeding, she turned around with her squinty little eyes and started crawling towards me. I knew instantly that we were meant to be.

I have that photo on my old digital camera, and once I get an adapter to import it on my computer then I'll upload it.

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My Wife and I have a dog as well, and it's just as you described, he chose us. Breeder put him on my Wife's chest, she started crying, he started licking her chin, and the rest is history. 

The more you talk about her, I think the better you'll start to feel, keep using this thread as a sounding board, cause I see there are a lot of pet lovers here, just reliving memories, pics, and stories may be therapeutic. 

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23 minutes ago, meezy0236 said:

My Wife and I have a dog as well, and it's just as you described, he chose us. Breeder put him on my Wife's chest,  she started crying, he started licking her chin, and the rest is history. 

The more you talk about her, I think the better you'll start to feel, keep using this thread as a sounding board, cause I see there are a lot of pet lovers here, just reliving memories, pics, and stories may be therapeutic. 

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Adorable

Gah they love their car rides, don't they? Those were always soo much fun!

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Our little critter NOLA, all 3.5lbs of her.

We’ve had 2 others that preceded this one.

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Hartley is a rescue we got just after the saints won the superbowl and yes she was named after the kicker. I am sure she was glad when he got cut cause it had to be confusing to hear me yell at 'her' when he missed a kick

 

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This was when they were using laser therapy to fix her back. Yes i made a meme out of it

 

 

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I tear up even looking at these pictures...

When I first visited her in November 2006 and she picked me out...

Side note: this isn't her actual mother. Her biological mother died giving birth to her so I believe her aunt had to take over feeding duty.

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This was roughly a month after at Christmas..

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And then a couple glamour shots around the house..

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Hug your animals a little longer the next time you see them. Everything that is living will soon pass, because everything that we can see is only temporary. We never know when it's their time to go..

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The first time I read this was years ago. Looking back, I'm so glad I stumbled upon it. If you're reading this and you've lost a loved one (pet), then I hope that it brings you as much comfort as it brings me...

All Dogs Do Go To Heaven: A Resurrection Reflection

John Anthony Dunne
All Dogs Do Go To Heaven: A Resurrection Reflection

The end of Lent is nearly a week away and Easter is quickly approaching.  AND did you know that last week – March 23, 2012 – the world celebrated National Puppy Day?  Now I know what you’re thinking, what does Easter have to do with puppies?  The simple answer: all dogs go to Heaven.

As we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus we acknowledge the victory accomplished against Sin and Death.  This event is central to our faith as Christians.  Without it we are people to be pitied (1 Cor 15.17-19).  With this event comes massive implications.  Christ has defeated Death, the greatest foe, and reigns over the cosmos as her Lord.  Yet, there are some implications from Christ’s Resurrection that I know many Christians – particularly those in America – have never fully considered.

Now allow me to be frank.  I am not an “animal person.”  I am pretty sure that I will never personally own pets when I have a family (I’d rather have more kids!).  So when I say that I believe that dogs go to Heaven I am not speaking from the perspective of an obsessed dog-lover.  Additionally, I refer to dogs as a synecdochefor all animals.  I believe that all animals will go to Heaven.

This past Summer (2011) our family dog – a miniature Schnauzer named Joey – passed away.  He was the last survivor from his litter and for the last few years of his life he had become blind and deaf.  It was sad to see him deteriorate and pass away, especially for my mother and brother.  They decided to have him cremated so they could pour his ashes in his favorite spot.  I understood the sentiment, but was opposed to the idea.  I think the cremation of humans is more problematic than the cremation of animals, but the problem with cremation is that it stems from a Gnostic framework.  Within this framework the physical world is bad and should be destroyed.  There is no sense of preservation, only destruction.  However, the Abrahamic faiths (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam) have always placed a major emphasis on proper burials.  As Christians we ought to affirm that God’s creation is good.  Furthermore, by burying the dead we are proclaiming to the world that we believe in the Resurrection.  To be sure, God can overcome cremation; let’s not be mistaken here.  Those who are cremated do not miss out on the Resurrection!  Yet we have a witness to maintain to the world.  We are proclaiming that God is not finished with our bodies.

So then, why did it matter to me whether our dog was cremated?  Because I believe that Joey will be resurrected.

If you were raised like me, your initial response is probably: Wait a second, dogs don’t have souls, they can’t go to Heaven!  Yet this line of thinking misses the most fundamental point about the Resurrection: it is physical.  With the Resurrection of Jesus, God has begun to reclaim his fallen creation.  Christ is the first-fruits, and then every person that ever lived will be resurrected at his coming (some to a resurrection of life and others to a resurrection of death).  Thus, the afterlife isn’t contingent on having souls (as an aside, this is why modern disputes about the existence of the soul carry little importance for me).  We weren’t designed to go to a spiritual/ethereal Heaven.  We were made for this earth.  When humanity is resurrected, all of creation is resurrected alongside.  Note the words of Paul; it is quite clear that when it comes to the resurrection, humans and the rest of creation are in it together:

For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation thas been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have uthe firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies (Romans 8.19-23 ESV).

This is the goal of all of God’s dealings with humanity.  Sure, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord (2 Cor 5.8).  This relates to being with God after we die in what theologians call the “Intermediate State.”  But that is not what we were created for and that is not our ultimate destiny.  N. T. Wright has rightly reminded us that the goal of our salvation is not life after death, but rather life after life after death (see esp. Surprised by Hope).  There is a resurrection that follows the “Intermediate State” when we receive glorified bodies.  The cosmos will also be resurrected and glorified, and we will inhabit it forever.  Don’t forget about the Garden of Eden!  God created humanity for a reason: to rule and reign on his behalf over all of his creation (cf. Bryan’s excellent post).  This purpose will not be thwarted by Sin.  At present Christ is reigning over creation as the representative human, but one day all of redeemed humanity will reign over a resurrected cosmos with resurrected bodies (Rev 22.5).  And in the resurrected cosmos there will be resurrected animals.  Though, of course, what I am suggesting is obviously not the same as simply stating that there will be animals in Heaven.  I am going further than this; stating that the animals that lived on this earth will be in Heaven.  God will not create new animals ex nihilo for Heaven. The days of creation are past, what lies ahead is resurrection.

The Resurrection of Jesus is the promise of our salvation.  And it is the proof that all dogs do go to Heaven.

http://www.thetwocities.com/theology/eschatology/all-dogs-do-go-to-heaven-a-resurrection-reflection/

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The chick on the left would be hot if she waxed the stache. 

RIP to the dogg

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As I was browsing through some pictures I came across these and had to share...

This was the screensaver for the longest time on my phone..

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And then a favorite pastime of ours, probably one of the things I miss the most (tug-o-war with whatever toy she could grab first). She would always start growling at me, run and get her toy, and then stick her chest out and begin growling more as she slowly walked towards me...

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Wearing my favorite necklace..

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Trying to interrupt me studying for Latin..

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Passed out from a long day..

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And being happy as always..

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I can tell her absence is really starting to hit my other dog, Aslan. He's a Golden Retriever rescue, had him for about 4 years now. They were great together. 

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All great pics man, what a little character !....and I know that tuggy game very well , my dogs even play double tuggy together LOL ....  

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Rescue Pom, we named him simba. year of the dog, so we decided to dress him up this year bahahhaa

 

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Had these delivered last Thursday..

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And went to the mailbox today for like the first time in a week or so and this is what I found...

(from the clinic where I volunteer)

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(from the two veterinarian offices Allie was seen at)

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But this note stuck out to me the most, because Lyndsay was the one who took such a liking to my little girl..

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When you lose someone so close to you, whether it be a pet or actual flesh & blood, you always question what you could've done differently. What you could've done to even save them. I know the thought has never left my mind since the 11th of this month, so it's notes and letters like these that put a smile on my face. 

So now I've got a small "shrine" that I'm in the process of organizing lol

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And this is my baby's paw print that I'll soon have a tattoo of..

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This blanket you see above is the one I had when I was a baby, and it was Allie's favorite to snuggle with, as you can see..

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So in her final moments on earth, I wrapped her up in her favorite blanket...call me crazy but not even my future kids will touch this blanket until they're of age and understand its significance.

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I wrapped my dog up in her favorite blanket and bed. We used to play around and put her in a burrito and that's the only time she'd stay still. Buried her like that, figure it only made sense. 

 

Weird shit we do for dogs man. 

 

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I just got word a few days ago that her brother, Jack, had passed away in very similar circumstances, further confirming that this litter had some serious genetic issues. The family that owned Jack and I are close, so they were a huge support to me last month, and now I'm returning the favor. We met on Sunday and reminisced on all the good times we each shared with them. Apparently Allie and Jack outlived all their brothers and sisters, which was a testament to how well we cared for them.

Here's a picture of Jack. He was nearly twice the size of Allie. 

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Speaking of my girl, I took her ashes to get blessed last Thursday. When I asked the pastor what he thought of being reunited with our animals in the life to come his response was, "Why shouldn't we expect to see them?" He's a Lutheran (got connected with him based on a discussion I had about Allie with my chiropractor), and we just sat in his sanctuary for an hour and talked. That meant the world to me, that he would take the time to meet with someone who isn't even in his congregation, and talk with them about their sorely missed and beloved pet. That hour we had has made this tragedy that much easier to bear.

And of course the words from all of you on the board, I could never fully express my gratitude to each of you. Few things in life affect me, but this has been by far the worst.

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Glad you are getting thru the healing process Face and the Lutheran pastor sounds like an awesome guy. Remember, when you are ready, there are thousands upon thousands of dogs out there that need the kind of loving home you can provide for them. Makes me sick to think of all these poor dogs stuck rotting in shelters like their lives don't even matter.....

If I could take on more I would, but we've already got two and that's all we can keep up with right now. It can be a bitch when you try to make travel plans and my babies are not going to any fucking boarding place. So, I have to impose on family and friends....You know how that is, they try to be nice but you can tell they don't really want to do it....

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Ugh, apparently I missed this thread.  Been busy the last week+ with my daughters (one graduating, the other a 4 day travel volleyball tournament out of town).

Very sorry to hear about your pup @facelessman07.  Most dogs are on that 12-15 year time limit and we all know it when we get them, but it freaking hurts when that time eventually goes by.  Get ya another pup and start over.  It does help ease the sorrow and puts your mind one something new that needs a lot of attention.

Looks like an awesome dog and I'm sure she had a great life with you.

 

Edit:  Holy crap, just realized this was back in April.  Man I really missed this thread.  Don't know how that happened.  I click "mark all as read" quite a bit to get past all the junk, but this thread slipped through the cracks.  Geesh, my bad.

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8 minutes ago, Beef said:

Ugh, apparently I missed this thread.  Been busy the last week+ with my daughters (one graduating, the other a 4 day travel volleyball tournament out of town).

Very sorry to hear about your pup @facelessman07.  Most dogs are on that 12-15 year time limit and we all know it when we get them, but it freaking hurts when that time eventually goes by.  Get ya another pup and start over.  It does help ease the sorrow and puts your mind one something new that needs a lot of attention.

Looks like an awesome dog and I'm sure she had a great life with you.

 

Edit:  Holy crap, just realized this was back in April.  Man I really missed this thread.  Don't know how that happened.  I click "mark all as read" quite a bit to get past all the junk, but this thread slipped through the cracks.  Geesh, my bad.

Dude, you've got a crazy busy life. You don't have the time to scour every thread on this website to keep up with everyone's happenings.

But I sincerely appreciate the kind words. 

And congratulations on your daughter's graduation! Good to hear the other is back playing, I think I remember you saying awhile back she had to have surgery which sidelined her for awhile.

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45 minutes ago, facelessman07 said:

Dude, you've got a crazy busy life. You don't have the time to scour every thread on this website to keep up with everyone's happenings.

But I sincerely appreciate the kind words. 

And congratulations on your daughter's graduation! Good to hear the other is back playing, I think I remember you saying awhile back she had to have surgery which sidelined her for awhile.

The one graduating had the torn knee ligaments and surgery, but she's good now, just does crossfit hardcore (done with organized sports at this point).  The other one (15 yo) kept getting Pars fractures in her lower back so had to stop doing gymnastics and began doing volleyball.  She's 5'10", so vball suits her better anyway.

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2 hours ago, Beef said:

The one graduating had the torn knee ligaments and surgery, but she's good now, just does crossfit hardcore (done with organized sports at this point).  The other one (15 yo) kept getting Pars fractures in her lower back so had to stop doing gymnastics and began doing volleyball.  She's 5'10", so vball suits her better anyway.

Dammit Beef like I told you awhile back, you should've had a boy.

Confusion like this on my behalf could've been easily avoided!

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Sorry for your loss, brother. She was absolutely adorable.   The good memories will be with you forever.  She'll never be replaced.

 You definitely gave her a good life.  In the end, that's all ya can ask for. 

 

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