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This morning, i am feeling a little better. Less emotional. Yesterday, day 12 without Argon was difficult, probably because the photo book, and picture came of him. He was such a great dog, and was my rock, so devoted and loving after loosing my husband years ago. Still, I miss him dearly, and expect those intense emotions to spring forward again.
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Dogs take up such a large part of our houses and our hearts, don't they? When my dog had to stay at the vet for 3 nights it was so sad having him away, even if we knew that he'd be alright and coming back soon. I'm so sorry for your loss.
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Today, 4/6/19, is one month since I lost my beautiful boy Argon. His sweetness, and life he gave me are coming into my memory now. I am still sad he is not here, and cry for him, and feel that by euthanasia, itís te recommendation of his vet, I gave him a gift to be at peace and not suffer. Still, I do not feel ready for another dog, and will take that one day at a time. I have a memorial in the house to him, and a couple of rock memorials outside. I miss him dearly, my treasure, Argon.
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Hang in there. It will get better. You will know when or if you are ready for another.

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Iím sorry to hear about your loss. We lost our beloved Rusty last month to cancer. It was heartbreaking for my wife and I. Before we knew what was wrong he had developed stage 4 cancer. It was just terrible. Only 10 years old.
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I feel your pain, and am right with you. I lost my boy Buddy a month and a half ago (2/21/19). I cried on my way to work today, and tear up whenever I think about him. It's gotten better, but I think mainly because I try not to think about it. I'm not sure when it'll get better, or when and if I'll be able to get another dog, but hopefully we'll both get better in time. We were blessed to have such beautiful, loving dogs in our lives, that's for sure.
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I had to put down my 11 year old Abby on February 15. Liver disease and anemia took her away. I still talk and sing to her, it comforts me. Now that it's spring, she would have been outside laying on the lawn while I cleaned the yard. She loved being outside, just laying on the grass watching me do whatever I was up to. It's only been 9 weeks and it doesn't hurt any less than the day I took her to the vet. It's awful so all you can do is hold on to those special memories and remember the good days when she could still run after the ball, climb the stairs, get up on the couch or our bed and loved going for rides in the car.
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I lost my Buddy in November, very similarly -- he was healthy and happy, running around on my friend's farm in the morning, a night of seizures followed by a cancer diagnosis, and gone within the week by euthanasia. It's so very hard and so shocking, even when we know our dogs are old. I went to open up our house in Maine this past weekend, and seeing his water dish where I had carefully left it in the fall, without it even occurring to me that he would be gone within a month, was like taking a bullet to the chest.

Your boy's picture makes me smile. When you are ready to do it again, you'll know. I'm looking at my new goofball, Huckleberry right now. I don't have the depth of relationship with him that I've had with past dogs, but I know that will come with time. And then someday, I'll look back at when he was this age, and wish that I'd savored his sweet puppy goofiness even more.
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