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farewell zara our best ever friend

i am writing this now as i don't think for along time i will be able to.

tomorrow i am taking our beautiful girl to the vets for the last time. unfortunately its a job that has to be done as she has suffered with her back legs for a long time and has trouble even standing now, we have given her 7 weeks holiday in Spain which we have enjoyed with her , we knew this would be the last time she would travel with us. and the journey back was a mad rush to get her home to see my daughters.

she has given us 14 and a half years of love and pleasure and we will miss her more than anything, who knew when she was brought home at 6 weeks old she would cause us this much pain, as her heart and organs are perfect it is just her back legs that have given up and it is now painful to see her try and walk.

she should have been a guard dog but no one ever told her.


the most gentle dog with people and children but could never tolerate other dogs.

i see that we have given a dog a loving brilliant home for all this time but how we will cope who knows as our life has revolved around her for so long.

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i am writing this now as i don't think for along time i will be able to.

tomorrow i am taking our beautiful girl to the vets for the last time. unfortunately its a job that has to be done as she has suffered with her back legs for a long time and has trouble even standing now, we have given her 7 weeks holiday in Spain which we have enjoyed with her , we knew this would be the last time she would travel with us. and the journey back was a mad rush to get her home to see my daughters.

she has given us 14 and a half years of love and pleasure and we will miss her more than anything, who knew when she was brought home at 6 weeks old she would cause us this much pain, as her heart and organs are perfect it is just her back legs that have given up and it is now painful to see her try and walk.




she should have been a guard dog but no one ever told her.


the most gentle dog with people and children but could never tolerate other dogs.




i see that we have given a dog a loving brilliant home for all this time but how we will cope who knows as our life has revolved around her for so long.

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Very sad to read this,and I feel for you.

Just remember the great times you had together and the fantastic life you gave her.
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Aw, Cookie, I feel for you and your family, I really do. I know how it feels.

You have to remember that it will never be the right time for you, but it has to be the right time for her. You are sending her to sleep and a release from pain.

The grief is all consuming in the beginning, but you are putting her needs before your own so you must comfort yourself with that thought.

When you are able, perhaps you might share with us a picture of her in happy times.

Thinking of you and your family.
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So many times in our 70 odd years we have been through the same

Each time we've said never again

But each time in memory of the one who gave us so much joy

We've gone on to the next one

Enhanced by the memory of the one who went before

Always in our case long haired German shepherds

Our dogs have no fear of death

They live in the moment

As should we if only we could

You will miss her but that beautiful dog will leave you a legacy

And the strength to carry on

It's called love

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It's the situation we all dread.

At least you are not being selfish and keeping her in constant pain for your own benefit.

One of ours is giving us cause for concern at the moment, so I can put myself in your place. Chin up mate.

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Sandra is right cookie, we can form a deep bonds with our dogs given the loyalty they show us.

Most certainly grieve as it's very natural, but also smile at the fond memories of Zara as it will help you all at this difficult time.

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So sad, as has been said it is something that has faced most of us and it is heartbreaking, the beautiful memories will remain with you forever, thinking of you at this sad time.
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It's always a tough time but its the last act of loyalty and love that we can give our dogs.
Time heals but the memories never fade.
We've had dogs for over 40 years and we still talk about them as they were still here.
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My sympathies go out to you, we had to take the same decision in September with our faithful 14 and a half year old Cocker Spaniel Bruno. You know when it is time to let them go, you are being kind in not letting them suffer but it is so, so difficult to do.

Saw this video yesterday, brought a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes but oh so true.

http://www.whatweseee.com/2015/07/13...ave-ever-seen/

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So sad and thinking of you as you undertake that visit.
It is so hard.
We lost our two boxers (sisters) over the past 18 months - the last in July this year.
Feel for you.
The memories are great - they bring such joy and happiness - but the sense of loss is very painful.
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