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My beloved Riley

I had to put my best friend Riley down yesterday, it was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. He was diagnosed with a terrible cancer two and 1/2 weeks ago and after determing that there was not much that could be done besides chemo that might give him two to three months we let nature take its course. In the two weeks from first discovery his breathing was already very labored and he had become so weak he could only walk a short ways before he had to lay down. My love for him is just way to deep, to let him suffer, so I did the only right thing.
I miss him so much, he was such a great dog, but it seems his mission here on earth was completed. My son said to be yesterday "Dad, Riley was put here with us as a test before he could move on to the next step in his journey, well I have to tell you Riley passed the test with flying colors, as he stole the heart of all who met him. I was so blessed to have him as my companion for 9 1/2 years, RIP my buddy "Riley".
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 07:40 AM
My heart goes out to you and your family during this very difficult time. Riley certainly was a sweetheart.

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I am very sorry for your loss of Riley. Many of us traveled that road. I am sure Riley did great on this plain and sad it was his time to leave. But we all here have hope one day we will be with our goldens again.
Run free, run fast sweet Riley, your family will always remember you.


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What a wonderful final gift you gave Riley, to run painfree at the Rainbow Bridge. It is an awful decision to have to make, and many of us have walked that path. Sending you strength, RIP Riley.


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Run free Riley all pain is gone now & you can play all you want at the rainbow bridge.
I am so sorry for your loss it's one of the hardest things we have to do Prayers going out for your strenth

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So very sorry to hear about your handsome Riley. It sounds like he took very good care of your family, filling your hearts with love.

Wishing you peace...
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I am so sorry. Your Riley is a very handsome boy and your son is very wise. My thoughts are with you.

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So sorry for your loss of Riley, he was a very beautiful boy. Lots of us understand your pain so please when you're ready feel free to share your stories and photos of him, we'd love to hear more.






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I'm so sorry for your loss. Riley was a handsome boy. You did the right thing to set him free and not allow him to suffer. I was touched by what your son said about Riley's mission being completed. Riley's spirit will live on.

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My heart goes out to you and your family. God bless.


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