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Old 01-22-2013, 01:53 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I'm so sorry for your loss. Much like others here, our hearts were ripped out when our boxer boy & girl both died at 11 yrs old about 3 1/2mo. apart. About 6 months after they died I started wanting that companionship again. The house was just too quiet to bear and made me feel sadder. I couldn't even fathom it til then, it hurt too bad. We went to look at our pup Reuben about 8 months after they died and ended up getting him at 8 wks of age. We did not consider another breed. We wanted a boxer. He is a turd but we sure love him!
Just don't get one until you are absolutely ready, and realize no new dog can take the place of your former ones. Everyone grieves differently.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:28 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I know how everyone who has posted about the loss of their companions. We lost our Brindle female Phoenix to disease over a year ago. We were prepared to let her go when the time came but it still stung. We still had 2 other boxers and didn't feel the need to get another right away. Then my daughter changed homes and the owner association said her 3yr old boxer Bella Blue was to big to keep there. I took Bella in and she became one of the family immediately. On December 31, 2012 after living on the farm for 6 months a speeding vehicle hit and killed her. Our farm is the only home in a square mile and our section of road goes nowhere, we never worried about vehicles. I was totally devistated by the loss.

I was back to 2 dogs Arizona and spot 6 and 8. I just wasn't getting over the pain of losing Bella and for some reason looked at some Boxer listings and as fate would have it found a 8 week old Black Brindle female I had to have. She was about 200 miles away but the breeder just happened to be traveling through my area and delivered her to me. Now I'm devoting lots of time to Jorja Belle. She has softened the loss. My advise get a new pup it really help heal your pain.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:08 PM   #23 (permalink)
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First off, I am so very sorry for your loss.

Secondly, I think everybody is different and everyones grieving process is different. Personally, it is easier for me to cope with another dog around. Plus they keep you busy. I know for some this isnt the case. I also wouldn't be too concerned with comparing the dogs if you decide on another boxer. Each dog has unique personality traits and you can always get a different coat. Like if your Boxer was a brindle, get a fawn boxer or vice versa.

My heart goes out to you. Never easy to lose them and they always leave too early
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:56 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet pup. A year and a half ago I lost my Boxweiller pup Maggie Mae after almost 11 years. I was inconsolable but the house was so quiet that i immediately began looking for a new puppy. I knew that I wanted a pure Boxer since Maggie had so many of the great Boxer qualities. within a month of her death I had a new pup in my life. While I wouldn't trade Lula for anything it probably would have been a good idea to wait longer. I found myself wishing that this precious puppy was Maggie constantly and wasn't sure how I felt about her for a few weeks. I compared her to Mags constantly and now, of course, I feel guilty about all of this. Deep down I knew I wasn't ready but I didn't listen to my instinct although now I think that if I had then this sweet, goofy girl who is laying next to me with her head on my shoulder wouldn't be my pup! Good luck in your search!


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Old 02-04-2013, 09:20 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Very sorry to hear about "Meatball". Im sure you are thankful that you were able to have 11 years with him and Im also sure you will never forget him. I read these stories everyone has written and I get choked up. I lost my one and only boxer a decade ago and I still get choked up.

I lost my Bailey girl over 10 years ago - she was 13. We were building a house at the time and I was inside working on our new home on a nice day in June. I had her with me and on that day she was outside laying in the sun as she loved to do. We knew that she didn't have long as she was getting so old but to our knowledge wasn't in any pain or suffering so the Vet just told us to watch her. At lunch time I went outside to check on Bailey and eat the lunch I had brought. I noticed right away that she wasn't breathing. I sat beside her and broke down knowing I had just lost a friend I had had since High School. I sat there just petting her, crying and thinking about all the times we had together. Later that day I had to tell my two young sons and wife about Bailey. We buried her on our property in her favorite blanket.

Two years prior we had added an English Mastiff to our family so we still had a dog at home and didn't want to think about a new dog for a while. About 18 months after Bailey had passed I surprised my wife with a Boston Terrier puppy who we still have now. Oddly enough, our Boston "Polly" has a very similar personality as Bailey did. Very smart and a great loving dog. 4 years later our Mastiff had to be put down. Over the past 10 years we have talked about getting a Boxer because we love the breed. But it never felt right to me - I don't know why. Now it feels right. My kids are anxious to have a boxer and not just look at photos of the boxer we used to have. You are right, the boxer is just perfect in every way and while I know I can never replace my Bailey we are excited about our new boxer and who he will become.
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