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Toby RIP Best dog/friend

Lost my 11 year old friend the Tuesday before Christmas.What a beautiful loving friend.He never met anyone he did'nt like.The end came too fast for him,he had been slowing down a little.I just thought it was because he was getting older.He woke up a few days before and couldn't get up.Right to the vets for a look,carried my 80 lb friend down 3 flights of stairs without a whimper from him..
Holding him in my arms while he passed was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. My home and life just feel so empty without my four legged friend. Im getting lots of support from family, friends and neighbors who loved him... Every one is telling me to get another dog, I whispered in Tobs ear before he left that I wouldn't get another dog.I just want it to stop hurting...
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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I lost my 10 year old golden in October and I know
the feeling of the emptiness in the home and the sadness you feel.
I have had two other goldens that passed as well. Toby will always hold a special
place in your heart. Maybe one day you will be ready to open your heart to love
another golden and this new pup will bring you much happiness.
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So sorry for your sudden loss Like lots of others on here I understand your pain. We lost our 3 yr old golden girl almost a year ago. Our home has been so empty without her and we miss her so much. Time has helped us alot, and the wonderful people on here with their advice and understanding. We didn't think we would ever be ready for another golden...but 2 weeks ago we put a deposit down on a little boy and are going to visit him tomorrow. Hang in there and your memories will help you through and in time when you are ready you may open your heart to another dog.






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I'm so sorry for your loss of Toby. It is so hard to say goodbye, no matter how or when it happens. So many of us are heartbroken over the loss of our beloved Goldens. You will find a lot of support and comfort from this forum. Happy to hear that you have family and friends for support. It means so much. The healing process takes time, and you have to be patient with yourself. Grieve and cry when you need to, and come back and tell us more about Toby when you're able. Toby joins all of our fur babies at the Bridge, and someday we'll cross the Bridge together! Peace.
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I am very sorry for your loss of Toby. I do understand your pain and feelings. Take time to grieve as much as you need, there is nothing wrong with it, you lost your best friend. I am glad you found us, at this place we are helping each other to get thru hard times. You can talk about Toby and post his picture, we are here for you.


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I am so very sorry about Toby!!
I know how heartbroken you are and I know that your Toby would want you to be happy and not alone.
My Smooch and Snobear have greeted him at the Rainbow Bridge, and I'm putting him on our 2012 Rainbow Bridge List!
http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...ml#post1872829 (GRF Goldens that passed in 2012 - The list)

Tucker, Tonka, and Karen

SNOBEAR at the Bridge
Dec. 23, 1999-March 27, 2010


SMOOCH at the Bridge.
Feb. 14, 1999-Dec. 7, 2010
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I'm so sorry for your loss of Toby. My heart goes out to you, I know you're pain. I've been through it many times, it never gets any easier.

Take each day one at a time, give yourself time to grieve and your heart to heal. I hope with time you will be able to find peace in his passing. He is no longer suffering and has joined many of our Goldens at the Rainbow Bridge where he is running free, enjoying life as he did when he was young, and waiting for you.

Godspeed Toby
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I am so sorry for your loss. Sleep tight sweet Toby.

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wow, what an emotional post. I can tell that toby was an amazing dog and the bond you two have is something special. It's funny how men are supposed to be so tough but when it comes to our dogs, there's nothing we won't do when trying to help them. Just know we can relate to what you are feeling and take your time in the grieving process. My wife was devastated after we lost our girl of 10 years so I couldn't even mention the idea of another dog till she came up to me the other day and said "I was looking at these rescue sites..." and I was glad she did. you'll know when it's right to get another dog.
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very sorry to hear your news about Toby

Rest In Peace Toby
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