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Last night my childhood dog suffered a stroke from a brain tumor, and it was decided this morning that he be put to sleep at the age of 13. He was a good friend who was there for me when I cried, when I squealed with joy, and everything in between.

 

I'm happy that as a determined 10 year old I was an annoying persistent little pain in my father butt who just wanted an adorable puppy from the shelter. In a last attempt to pursued my father to get me that puppy from the shelter, I left him notes on 3 flights of stairs on how much I would love and care for a dog if I got one. As a extra measure, I then switch his bookmark with the newspaper ad with a picture of the shelter puppy into the book he took to work every night. That night he happened to be working with a good friend whose daughter had to give up her 11month old puppy due to her living situation and the next day I was taken to their house and introduced to my best friend. I didn't get that shelter puppy, but I still got the most loving friend I could have ever imagined.

 

He gave me my love for animals, and was a trusted guardian for me and my other siblings. More than once he saved us kids from the grips of danger and always slept at the top of the stairs between our bedroom and the door, keeping an ever watchful eye to ensure we were safe. Even in his old age, when he could no longer climbed the stairs by himself, he would sleep directly in front of the door, so that he knew when a person was entering the house and would bark to let us know someone was there.

 

I'm going to miss my buddy, and wish I could have been there one last time to say goodbye. None the less I'm thankful I could call him my best friend, and that through the good times and the bad he watched over me and stayed by my side. <3 I'm going to miss you Shep and I'm glad you were able to live and long and happy life.

 

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So sorry for the loss of your Shep.

What a handsome fellow!

 

Remember the good times.....

 

Nancy...Mom to Sid (Peteles Tiger), Kibo (112 Carlota Galgos) and Mario (2nd Chance Rescue).   Missing Casey, Gomer, Mona, Penelope, BillieJean, Bandit, Nixon (Starz Sammie),  Ruby (Watch Me Dash) and especially  Nigel (Nigel), waiting at the Bridge

 

 

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I'm so sorry for your loss.

Jan with precious pups Emmy (Stormin J Flag) and Simon (Nitro Si). Missing my angels: Bailey Buffetbobleclair 11/11/98-17/12/09; Ben Task Rapid Wave 5/5/02-2/11/15; Brooke Glo's Destroyer 7/09/06-21/06/16 and Katie Crazykatiebug 12/11/06 -21/08/21. My blog about grief The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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He sounds like such a good boy. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Valerie w/ Cash (CashforClunkers) & Lucy (Racing School Dropout)
Missing our gorgeous Miss
Diamond (Shorty's Diamond), sweet boy Gabe (Zared) and Holly (ByGollyItsHolly), who never made it home.

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I am very sorry. Shep sounds like a perfect pup, a friend and guardian.

 

Run free Shep, run free sweetie... :gh_run

Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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I'm so sorry.

What a beautiful tribute for a beautiful boy.

Rest well, Shep. You were loved.

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Rita, mom to Dakota (Dakotas Dream) & Wish (Kiowa Wish Wish) and my angels

Toby (Sol Marcus) and Robin (Greys Robin Hood)

Forever missing our beloved Robin and Toby

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." Anatole France

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What a wonderful friend you had in Shep. I'm sorry he had to leave.

Mary, mom to kitty Rebel.
Always missing Sherri (SO DELICIOUS) (12/6/2005-8/29/2018) kitties Marley (4/2000-12/3/2015) and Beady (4/1998-2/24/2006) and Dalmatian Daisy (7/25/1984-5/13/1999).

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work

and give to those who would not - Thomas Jefferson

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I'm so very sorry.

 

Godspeed Shep.

Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13); Greys Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10), Toodles (BL Toodles 7/09), Opal (Jax Opal 7/08)
Missing Cora (RL Nevada 5/99-10/09), Piper (Cee Bar Easy 2/99-1/10), Tally (Thunder La La 9/99-3/10), Edie (Daring Reva 9/99-10/12), Dixie (Kiowa Secret Sue 11/01-1/13), Jessie (P's Real Time 11/98-3/13), token boy Graham (Zydeco Dancer 9/00-5/13), Cal (Back Already 12/99-11/13), Betsy (Back Kick Beth 11/98-12/13), Standard Poodles Minnie (1/99-1/14) + Perry (9/98-2/14), Annie (Do Marcia 9/03-10/14), Pink (Miss Pinky Baker 1/02-6/15), Poppy (Cmon Err Not 8/05-1/16), Kat (Jax Candy 5/05-5/17), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07-7/21)

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Through so many changes......I can't imagine how much you will miss him.

I'm so sorry you lost our precious Shep.

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Missing Lacey, Patsy, Buster, my heart dog Nick, Winnie, Pollyanna, Tess, my precious Lydia, Calvin Lee, and kitties Lily, Sam and Simon
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