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I just lost my beloved Golden Porter today. He was only 5.5 years old. I am so sad and feel like the loss is unbearable. Both my husband and I considered a full fledged member of our family. We lost him after a 5 month battle with Lymphoma. He suddenly went blind in both eyes last night and was clearly in pain. It was time, but I can't help missing him.

Porter was the light of our lives and I loved his gentle soul. He will be missed!!

How long does it take for the pain to go away? :(
 

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I am so sorry for your loss. The pain never goes away, but it does subside over time. Just always remember the good time you had whenever you feel sad. Try reliving the times that made you laugh and smile.
 

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I am so sorry for your loss. Time will lessen the pain and hopefully the wonderful memories you have of yoru sweet Porter will comfort you in the coming days. Please, when you feel you can, post pictures and any stories you may want to share of your Porter. Many of us have found it helps ease the pain when we can share our lost loved ones with others who feel the same about their four-legged children. RIP Porter.
 

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The pain does get easier but the "missing spot" they place in your heart never leaves. I'm sorry for your loss, as the days go by it will get better. You helped your pup by freeing him from his discomfort...and he would not want you being sad long.
 

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I am so sorry for your loss. Porter is a beautiful boy. May the memories you have bring you comfort at this sad time. I have a 6yo golden with lymphoma and feel your pain.
 

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Im so very sorry for the loss if your handsome guy Porter. What a nice looking golden he was. The pain of the loss lessnes with time, but never fully goes away.
xxoo
 

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Having lost a golden to evil Lymphoma a few years ago I can relate to the pain you are feeling. I am truly sorry for your loss of your handsome Porter. For me the pain was intense and especially severe when I was not greeted at the door. It did not take me long to know that I NEEDED a dog to come home to. So it was only a few painful weeks after loosing Arby before I brought puppy Oakly home. I won't claim that I didn't shed any more tears but having a golden puppy nearby really helped getting past the pain of loss to the fond memories I had of Arby. (Plus house training a puppy through a Maine winter kept me hopping all the time)
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss. You did your best friend right by freeing him of the pain. Run free at the bridge.
 

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He was beautiful!! The pain will never fully go away.. but you will find in time that you will start to be able to smile at his memory instead of only cry. So sorry for your loss.. he was so young.
 

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I am so sorry to hear about Porter :( It is devastating to lose a dog so young... I feel your pain, as we lost my heart dog, Skokie to Lymphoma as well at 4½ years old :( :( I cried for days, weeks... Her onset was so sudden and from her diagnosis to her death was less than 2 weeks.

Eventually it will get easier for you and your family... take the time that you need to grieve and your wounds will begin to heal soon enough and the tears will turn to smiles.

Porter is at the bridge now with many of our dear friends and watching over you! When you are ready, we would love to see more pictures and hear more memories of him!
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss, sweet Porter was much too young. All too many of us have lost a beloved companion to lymphoma. The pain will ease with time, but you will always miss him.
 

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Everytime I read a post like this, I feel like a piece of my heart is taken away. I seem to be reading SO many like this these days..what is up with lymphoma? Goodness....

It is such a sad time and as far as the pain, I dont know....but I do know that a lot of people here have experienced and are actually going through exactly what you are right now and would be of great support.

You sound like you were both very amazing parents to you Porter. He knows it and will watch over you forever.
 

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I am so very sorry for your loss of Porter. He was so very beautiful. Cancer sucks.
I am sure he knew how much he was loved. I believe we will see our beloved ones again someday.
 

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I'm so sorry about your loss of Porter. What a sweet face. It so hard to lose them, but what wonderful memories they leave us with.

I hope that soon your memories of the fun and love you shared with Porter will bring some comfort.
 

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How young and tragic. Porter was a doll. I'm so sorry. I hope you'll stick around and share more about him and yourself. Many of us have walked in your shoes and know how it helps to be able to have shoulders to lean on and ears to listen. God speed sweet boy, and big hugs to you and your husband.
 

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I'm so sorry for your loss. Porter was a beautiful, red boy! RIP Porter.
 
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