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I am so sorry for your loss....I know you loved him very much, but, you did the right thing by not letting him suffer... RIP, sweet Duke...
 

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I wish I had the words to comfort you. Reading about Duke's passing has me so very sad. Perhaps this poem will comfort you. When I lost my first dog this was passed on to me. And each beautiful dog that has touched my life I cry all over again for their losses.
Sad for your loss.








In my good death, I will find myself
waist deep in high summer grass...
The humming shock of golden life,
and I will hear them before I see them
and know right away
who is bounding across the field to meet me...
All my dogs will come then,
their wet noses bumping against my palms,
their hot, faithful tongues,
their eyes so young and shiny again...
The wiry scruff of their fur,
the unspeakeable softness of their bellies,
their velvet ears against my cheeks.
I will bend to them, my face covered with their kisses
my hands full of them...
In the grass, I will let them knock me down.

-Dalia Sheven



It still makes me cry. May your memories of Duke help you to know you will see him again. For I can not believe that anything so pure of love and joy can be truly gone forever.
 

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Always hard to let go of years of unconditional love and loyalty...

Run free Duke.
 

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Thank you for all the kind words it is so much harder then I ever thought it would be Duke was Aldo our first boxer so that might even make it worse...
He was so so dang smart he knew how to just make me so happy on a bad day
 

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So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs to you znd your family at this diffiicult time.
 

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Thank you for all the kind words it has been so hard and Paula funny thing you posted that I was just saying that god goofed up on duke he was supposed to be a human duke thought of himself as a human not a dog..

I truly thought of him as a person also not just an animal it was like losing a child
You have to love a Boxer to know their human traits. I tell people all the that they are human but I know they don't get it. It's a dreadful loss and I have said more than once that it hurt me more than some of my actual human losses....it never goes away. Honestly, the only thing that gave my heart any relief was to bring home a new baby. Each time I lost one, I swore I was never getting another one. Within two months of each, we had a new wiggle butt! The house just isn't the same without them......
 

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So sorry! We lost or English Bulldog 4 years ago her ashes sat on my buffet that whole time. We planted a tree and mixed her ashes in with some compost, it's called s spirit tree. So I still get to see her live on and grow. It has helped a lot. So take your time to grieve and maybe plant a tree when it is time! But don't be afraid to cry and soon you will start to remember the good times.
I still can't go into that room at the vets office. It does get easier, I promise!
 
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