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Our sweet girl Lily got her wings on October 14, 2019.

10 wonderful years with this real special boxer, she was everything to us. My walking partner, craft room buddy, bathroom attendant, etc.

She came into our lives 3 months after our first boxer Ginger passed.

She was a handful as any puppy is, but when she reached 2, she was the most behaved dog ever, never destroyed a thing, listened to us. Just an angel.

July this year we were told she had a large mass on her liver and it was not operable. Most likely cancer. She was losing so much weight in the past few months, then just stopped eating, even after I was cooking her whatever she wanted. You can tell she was in pain and we didn't want her to suffer. Devastating for us to see her in this condition.

Its been two weeks and it still is hard.... This time was more difficult than losing our first one, not sure why, but Lily was our heart dog.

She is now looking over us now....Running at the Bridge with Ginger.
 

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I am so sorry for your loss. Lilly is free to fly...Your a good mama who obviously loved her very much. It is so hard on us when we lose one of our pets as they are family members. Our boxer turned 5 in Sept. time goes by so quickly.
 

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Oh, needless to say we all understand how you feel and all of us are sorry for you loss. :(
And I tend to think, that the first to weeks are the hardest?? I remember when I loss my Struddell to DM, Hmm at ten years also as it happens, in Nov of 2013.

It had been about two weeks and I had a really busy day at work and had forgotten about everything?? And was just glad to be home. I go to turn the door knob to go inside and I just freeze! Suddenly the loss comes crashing back and I realize she is no longer behind the door to greet me! I just broke down and cried my heart out. :cry_baby:

Sigh ... I had to regroup and go in cuz I still had Rocky (WL GSD) and he still needed me cuz you know ... Life goes on.

But it does get better with times and one day the sadness, will be replaced with the fond memories of the good times you had together with her. These days, I tend to talk about my adventures with Struddell, all the time. :clap:

But and maybe it will help you?? This is what my Struddell said to me when she had to leave me on my journey thru life. :

https://www.boxerforums.com/rainbow-bridge/127233-goodbye-baby-girl-struddell-11-25-2013-a.html


And again sorry for your loss. :(
 

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Again so sorry you lost your girl. Loss is never easy to deal with I know when I lost my dogs I kept thinking I could hear them walking in the living room or I expected to see them in the yard and the normal things. I do believe dogs have souls and God put them here to be our helpers to deal with the ups and downs in life. They are the most caring and loving creatures God made I know they will be there for us when we too cross over. I am so sorry.
 

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Thanks everyone. I appreciate it.
 

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I am sorry for your loss of Lily. I know it is painful for you now but it does get better over time. Just remember all the good times you had together and what a wonderful home and life you gave her.
 

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Well somebody has to ask the obvious?? And it might as well be me.Do you have another dog in the household?? Are or you going thru this loss "Dog less" as it were???
 

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So sorry for your loss of Lilly

I can feel your hurt. I never knew heartbreak until I lost my buddy Travis. I wish I was the person he thought I was ,he gave me so much love and would guard me without question . I still cry just thinking of him ,may Lilly finally be free from pain and maybe someday you two my meet again.
 

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Hello everyone, just saying hello and thank you. It’s been 5 months. We are okay. Weird being without a dog. I miss her terribly, I know a future dog will not be like her but miss having a companion. My hubby not ready for another dog. I hopefully can change his mind. He doesn’t want the heartache again , but said they bring us so much joy. I’m torn between a pup or adult rescue. Leaning towards a boxer 2+. , puppies are a lot of work. WE will see, I’m optimistic it’ll be sometime this year. Here is a collage frame of my two girls that passed.
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Beautiful collage of your pups. I read this thread and see when I posted that my boy had just turned 5, I thought we would have a lot more time with him but unfortunately 2 Saturdays ago we lost him to a massive seizure caused by a brain tumor. I understand how your husband feels, I'm not sure I can go thru the pain again . I've lost dogs in the past but this one is sure different. I love the idea of the collage.
 

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Beautiful collage of your pups. I read this thread and see when I posted that my boy had just turned 5, I thought we would have a lot more time with him but unfortunately 2 Saturdays ago we lost him to a massive seizure caused by a brain tumor. I understand how your husband feels, I'm not sure I can go thru the pain again . I've lost dogs in the past but this one is sure different. I love the idea of the collage.

Oh no, I am so sorry Linda. Geez, he was so young. Yes going through the pain again is what is hard. Yet, lately with all going on in the world, I'm so sad and wish she was here with us. Thank you, I put a lot of time into the photo selection for the collage. Hard when you have tons of photos.
 

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The collage idea is a good one and I did the same thing for my two babies I lost to DCM. I made a nice collage of them from puppyhood to when I lost them I put all my favorite pictures I put them on the wall by my bed so they are the first thing I see every morning there is some comfort there.
 

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Hello, I’m still hanging in there. Eight months since Lily’s passing.

Due to what’s going on with Covid, i thought wait to get another boxer. Since you can’t go to the vet like normal. THEN today I see a boxer in rescue. Part of me says yes and part of me says says not yet....... last time we waited 3 months. Honest opinion, do you think I’m ready.?? I toss the idea around in my head but have not brought it up to my husband yet. How did YOU know you were ready to get another?
 

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When I lost my two boxers within six months of each other I was devastated beyond words. I waited until I felt I was ready to move forward again it was about 4 months I got on a breeders waiting list I decided I liked her health tested dogs and I got my girl when she was ready. I forgot how much work a puppy could be but we soon got the hang of it and she did help me heal a world of hurts just hugging her and watching all her puppy antics did much to soothe my soul. The dogs I have now are not replacements for the ones I lost but in addition too I will never forget them they were great dogs and I will always love them but you have to keep your heart open to love and the things you enjoy or what's the point of all this? I say when you are ready and you will know its time.
 
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