Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Dear Friend...

On an entirely different note...
today was very, very sad for me and also for our family.
We had to say farewell to our beloved fur child, Coopah (below) who we have had since he was 5 weeks old. He was an amazing, loyal friend who was, is, loved dearly.
He had started to get Dementia and was going downhill in more ways than one and it was up to me to take him to the vet this afternoon and stay with him until the end.
My eyes are raw and my heart is broken.
We will miss you dearly old Coop... 

and will love you forever.

60 comments:

  1. I am crying just reading this Ness. A pet certainly is part of your family. Hugs to you today.

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  2. I´m so very sorry, it´s awful to have to do that and yet it´s the best you can do when the time has come. Animals wants to end their days in dignity too - and this way you have shown your love in the strongest way possible.

    It still sucks though, I´ve been through it twice and it´s just awful. But now in retrospective, I´m glad I stepped up instead of just letting it all continue.

    You have my symphaties!

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  3. I'm really sad to hear about your beloved dog.

    hugs from me

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  4. I am firmly of the mind that having furry friends as beloved family members is a chance at experiencing unconditional love. Sorry for your loss-have been there at having to make the gutwrenching but humane decision. It is clear that your Coop was loved well by his humans.

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  5. I am so sorry that Coopah is gone. What a hole it leaves in your life when you love a dog. He is beautiful. How wonderful of you to stay with him and give him comfort right through the end, it was a great gift. My thoughts are with you.

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  6. Oh Ness, the heartache. But I'm sure you've done the right thing. Keeping you in my thoughts. Georgie x

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  7. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved fur baby. I work at an animal hospital and see the pain that pet owners go through on a weekly basis and it never gets easy. I always cry with them. I have two fur babies myself as well as two graddogs. Their love and loyalty is never ending.
    My thoughts are with you and your family.
    Blessings,
    Kimberly

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  8. Ness, I know how you feel. We said goodbye to our surrogate child, Ming, about 15 months ago and I still break down in tears thinking about him. We weren't prepared for the grieving our other little dog did so went and adopted a replacement. He's gorgeous and I sometimes look deep into his eyes and ask if it's really Ming back again. You did the right thing putting Coopah out of his misery although it's just so hard. Lots of hugs.

    Jennifer xx

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  9. So very sorry, such sad news. They are such wonderful friends xox

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  10. Hi Ness, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your family dog. My thoughts are with you and your children during this time of sadness. You are a wonderful person to be there to comfort your Coopah, it must have been so difficult. I will be thinking of you today. Lori

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  11. I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved friend and companion. Thank you for loving him and taking care of him all through his blessed life. He will be waiting for you, my friend...

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  12. I am so sorry Ness. I feel you pain. But, to love and be loved by such a special pet is a wonderful thing. I am sure he is at peace now. Hugs to you all.

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  13. Sorry to hear your sad news Ness they are so precious are pets & such a part of the family, it will feel very strange for a while I hope all the fond memories will heal your hearts soon!! x

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  14. I am so sorry to read this about your dog Ness. Such a beautiful dog. They really do grab on to our hearts.

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  15. My heart goes out to you, I have 5 dogs, 3 sons and 1 husband...love them all so much. I especially love the dogs when I am unhappy with
    myself or my life-they understand and love me anyway! Through the tears remember the love you were given...we know we did the right thing for our pets who have no voice.
    Blessings for you and your family...

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  16. I've had pets all my life and they are truly part of the family. I'm sorry for your loss of your little family member. You did the right thing. They shouldn't have to suffer in the end just because we love them so much. I've had to make this decision too and it is just heart wrenching.

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  17. Ness~My eyes just teared up as I read your post. My heart breaks for you. Two years ago we had to put our 18 year old cat Cody to sleep because of kidney failure. His buddy, Abby, will be 18 next month and for the past few weeks he has been showing signs of not doing so well. We need to take him in for a look see and I am dreading it. We too love our pets so much. Blessings to you and I am so sorry for the loss of your Coop.
    Karen

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  18. Sorry to hear your sad news, Ness. I hope that soon your tears will be replaced with fond memories of your sweet pet. I know he'll be in your heart forever. They always are.
    Hugs from FL.
    xoxo
    Donna, Kes and Fezzik I.

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  19. I am so very sorry, Ness. My eyes teared up as well reading this and my heart goes out to you and your family. Our pets become members of our families and I know the loss is a great one. What a sweet photo of Coopah. Bless Coopah's heart for bringing so much love, companionship, loyalty and unconditional love into your family and bless you and your family for loving him so very dearly. A friend of mine told me when our pets pass that they pass over the Rainbow Bridge. Hugs to you and your family.

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  20. Oh Ness, how very sad. RIP Coopah, fly free. Every time I see our vet I ask if she's perfected dog cloning yet. The thought of saying goodbye to our furkids is unbearable. Big hugs B.xx

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  21. Dear Ness, I am sooo sorry for your Coop's.
    It is so tough to loose them.You will be in my thoughts too.
    We just lost our St. Bernard on Friday from a horrible accident.
    Our families will be grieving in spirit together.
    Maybe they we'll be new friends in heaven..
    Best Darling,
    xo,Gail
    P.s I just posted Ode to Bentley for him...
    Casualloveselegance.blogspot

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  22. Awe, so sorry to hear that! As much as I say I can't stand my dogs I would be heartbroken. Its amazing what furry creatures do to a family! So sorry for your loss!

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  23. I'm so sorry for your loss Ness. Coopah looks so much like one of my dogs. Losing a pet is so heartbreaking and I wish you and your family strength as you go through the grieving process. Take comfort in the fact that you gave Coopah the best possible life you could!

    Kat

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  24. Oh no!...so sad, I dread the day when our old dawg(Dale)passes, we have had her for 11 years.
    When we have the pleasure of such loyal friends, it is so very hard to say goodbye, I know yall will miss Coop.
    ~Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

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  25. Oh sweet Ness my heart goes out to you. I'm tearing up as I type this but not a day goes by that hubby and I don't worry about the day our beloved Max leaves us. They are truly like children and certainly a big part of our families.
    Sweet Coop is in a better place now, sniffing and chasing to his heart's content.
    Sending you and your family big hugs today.
    xo~
    T

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  26. Sad sad sad - you did the right thing.

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  27. Ness, I am so sorry for your loss!! My dogs truly are my kids and it breaks my heart whenever one goes to Heaven!! It is obvious that you gave Coop a wonderful life and a compassionate passing!! Prayers are in my heart for you and yours!! Goodbye, sweet Coop!! Kris

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  28. Eu realmente sinto muito..mas a vida é assim perdemos os nossos animais de estimação e o nosso coração parece despedaçar o meu ♥ hoje está assim também porque perdi um amigo jovem e cheio de vida vítima de assaltantes!
    Mas bola pra frente a vida continua..
    bjosss,força e adeus ao cãozinho lindo

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  29. OH I'm sorry. Hugs! That must be so hard. What a sweet dog.

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  30. Today is a very sad day. Also my sister's dog is gone, leaving a terrible void in his family.
    I embrace you
    Michela

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  31. Oh Ness, my heart is broken for you. God Speed Coop. Whatta' beautiful boy : )
    HUGE HUGS to you and your family ~
    Deanna

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  32. Its very hard to loose a loved dog. I am very sorry for you

    Many Greetings

    Anne

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  33. oh Ness, I'm so sorry to hear you lossed your beloved and loyal friend. warm hugs to you and your family. Caroline

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  34. I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure our beloved pets wait for us under the rainbow bridge to reunite with us one day. I wish you strength to overcome these difficult days. Hugs.

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  35. How very sad. Sounds like he was a wonderful family member...

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  36. I know exactly what you are going through Ness, I had to do the same with our beloved 17 year old staffy in January, then last Wednesday we lost our beautiful cat who had been attacked by two dogs.

    Sending you loads of hugs. ((((( HUGS)))))

    Thinking of you Ness. xox

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  37. on ness...
    he was so loved...& would have loved you more back...
    i understand how you feel...
    melissa xx

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  38. I'm so sorry for your loss. It is so devestating losing a beloved pet. I am dreading the day I lose my beautiful Molly dog x

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  39. Dear Ness, so sorry to read this, know how you must feel, as a dog owner they are part of the family, all the best,
    Maureen

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  40. So sorry to hear this. I had to say goodbye to a beloved pet once, very hard, very emotional, but I knew we were doing the right thing. Take care and so sorry for your loss.
    Jeanette

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  41. Dear Ness, I am so sorry for your loss. How very, very sad. What a gorgeous sweet baby. So sad - my heart breaks for you.

    xo Terri

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  42. Now i am in tears; i am an old softy when it comes to pets. I am so sorry Ness. I wish i could give you a big hug.xx

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  43. Oh, I am so sorry; he was beautiful! I know exactly how you feel. We had a German Shorthair "Sissy", who made it to 16 years old. She was a doll, but developed demensia too and went do hill. It was so sad, but cute because she was just like a little ol' lady. I am so thankful for what we had with her; we have pictures all around the house of her.

    My family had 2 dogs just like Coopah when I was little. They are SO smart.

    Please take care....Jodi

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  44. So very sad. Hugs to you all.

    xxMB

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  45. Oh Ness, I feel so bad for you. I know your heart is breaking and I wish that I could do something to help. You will always have such wonderful memories of your sweet fur baby.

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  46. * My heart truly breaks for you, and all those who loved him too...

    My husband & I will keep you in our prayers tonight, with warm hugs sent up to Coopah, and with hopes that he is enjoying FEELING WONDERFUL once again, romping with our beloveds Sam, MacArthur, Mikey and BD... they're the best company Coopah could have & they will lovingly watch over him for you, I promise...

    Warmest blessings to you all,

    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net (Belle is our German Shorthaired pointer, and she sends loving licks to you...)~~~

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  47. Oh Ness, I am so sorry...I just want to give you all a hug right now. Thank you for sharing Coop's photo with all of us. He lives in many hearts all over the world tonight! Take care...
    *Lynne* {with love}

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  48. Im so sorry Ness~ Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

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  49. I'm sorry for the loss of your dog. It brings tears to my eyes as I remember our blue and white border collie...Millie...she died14 years ago...she was only 4 years old and she was that 'one in a million dog'! It's so hard to lose a pet..sometimes I wonder if it's worth having pets that you eventually have to lose...but of course it is! Millie is never far away in our thoughts and Coopah will always be there in your hearts! Robx

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  50. Ness-I am so sorry..we don't get over but through these times. The love of my life 'Lord Byron' a Newfoundland passed last year. Please know time will ease this and happy memories will come.

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  51. Oh Ness, what is it about these wonderful furry friends that touches our hearts so deeply?

    It's not often that I'm brought to tears but your post today has done that and I didn't even know Coopah.

    I'm sure he was a true gift for your family and there will be many, many wonderful memories to treasure.

    Blessings and hugs to you and your family,

    Felicity x

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  52. Ness, there are no words - to some they're just animals, to others they are one of the most precious things in the world. Thinking of you. Leigh

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  53. I'm so sorry for your lost, It's very very sad to read about it. I got a border collie, and his is 15 years old. He is now acting like av very old dog, og I knowe we'll have to take him to the vet very soon...

    Take care
    Marianne from Norway
    xx

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  54. So sorry for your loss. I didn't quite understand the love a family can have for a dog until we got our own recently.

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  55. So sorry to hear your sad news Ness. Such faithful companions.
    But what a great life he as had and how lucky was he to have your family.
    Hope you feel better soon.
    Chrisartist

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  56. I'm crying as I type this - I'm so sorry to hear that your dear friend is gone. We faced the same thing with our Martha 4 years ago and I still cry when I think of her. She was the only "child" we'll ever have so it was particularly heartbreaking. Big hugs to you xoxo

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