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  • I am so deeply sorry for your losses. Last February our healthy 12 year old cat died suddenly and a month later our 15 year old dog died of renal failure. Losing 2 of our 5 pets in one month was devastating, so my heart truly aches for you and how profoundly your family was changed in such a short time. I also have a blog and wanted, badly, to write a tribute to my dog. Ultimately, it took me 8 months to be able to write it. My heart and my keyboard just weren’t on the same timeline. You’re in my thoughts – wishing you the time you need to grieve and peace in this painful time.

    • Jessica, I am sorry for your losing two pets in a month. It’s brutal, isn’t it? It feels unreal. Thanks for stopping by. Sending you peace.

  • Heather Higgins

    You and Dana have *so much love* for your dogs and sadly now so much heartache. What a brutal year, Laurie. I’m so sorry. Be kind to yourselves. Goodness knows, you will need time to grieve. Writing a tribute for Tango and Schooner sounds very therapeutic.

    • Thanks, Heather. Hopefully, a SDV pup will be coming into our lives in a month or so. Nothing like a puppy to perk up a sad house.

  • Elaine Craig

    My heart truly hurts for you and Dana.

    • Thank you, Elaine. It’s been a really bad year and it’s been a struggle. I wasn’t done grieving Tango when Schoons left us. It’ll be awhile before we get another dog of our own. I want to be ready for the next one that comes in…so I can love that dog like I loved the four we just lost. Woofs to your crew.

  • Kimberly Stolins-Jones

    I cannot even imagine. I look at my four and dread the day when I lose one. To think that seven years ago, we were a houseful of Cats because the husband did not want a dog. My heart goes out to you.

    • Thanks Kimberly. It’s tough. Just when I think I’ve rounded a corner, I notice something that reminds me of them all over again. I guess this is the price we pay for loving them so deeply. It’s worth it, I know. Just hard to get through the grief.

  • Sharon Henegar

    I am so sorry to hear of all your losses. We lost three beloveds within a year recently, and I know how much each one hurts. They do live on in our hearts.

    • Sharon, thanks for stopping by. I’m sorry to hear about your losses, it’s so very hard to lose them and in such rapid succession. Sending you peace.

  • Tim Woodbury

    Oh, Laurie. As a boxer parent, I get the fear then loss that comes with cardiomyopathy. I’m so, so sorry.

    • Thanks so much, Tim. yes, your breed is also at higher risk. We will get another Dane, but it may take a few years. And I’ll do my research on the breeder, as well as get yearly cardio checkups to actively search for problems. Good luck with your Boxer, I wish you many years of good health and fun times!

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