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Re: Max Update/Hemangio/he's gone [Re: MaxaLisa] #211670
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Lisa, I understand what you mean about the old patterns you shared together feeling painful and odd now. Each new "alone" thing that you used to share together, seems to have a deep ache of wrongness. I wish Grimmi and I were closer. hugging It can feel so disorienting, after so many years. Sending you positive thoughts to help get through the dasy. Maybe just getting by one moment at a time, or, perhaps one breath at a time. bloomrose Please remember to be extra gentle and good to yourself right now. grouphug


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Re: Max Update/Hemangio/he's gone [Re: MaxaLisa] #211678
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Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa
...I don't think I've walked alone in over 14 years, since I've had dogs. No one to show me the *really* important things along the way. This is a foreign world to me, the world w/o a dog...




I do not even think I can comprehend this as I have had at least one dog for 22 years now. I do not know how I would feel or deal with that. I hope today is a better day for you.

hugging hugging


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Re: Max Update/Hemangio/he's gone [Re: Kayos] #211682
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Lisa, I am so sorry about your loss. I know how much this hurts hugging

Michaela


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Re: Max Update/Hemangio/he's gone [Re: HeidiGSD] #211683
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I'm so sorry for your loss. frown

Re: Max Update/Hemangio/he's gone [Re: GSDBESTK9] #211686
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Lisa, I am so very sorry to read about Max. For some reason, I could not write anything until now. I know how you feel about being in a dogless house, car...life. It's seems especially hard when for so long, you have lived and breathed being a caregiver, especially for your dogs and especially so when you are or become a one dog household.

I went through that same problem when I said good-bye to Dakota. We fought side by side for over 3 years after his DM diagnosis. His last year, he was my first thought when I got up in the morning and my last thought when I laid down to go to bed. I cannot stop crying as I read and now as I type. My heart aches for you and what you are going through.

For me, I will always think of Max and the glorious holes he dug in the sand.


Diana

Bentley...the light that brought me out of the darkness.

RIP Phoenix (Brightstar rescue) 2006 - 5/6/2017
RIP Dakota 1/5/1993 - 10/23/2006
Re: Max Update/Hemangio/he's gone [Re: HeidiGSD] #211689
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Lisa,

I keep typing and deleting because I am in such a wash of emotions about your grief. It is in part because I admire you so much as a dog caretaker and advocate and your loss is therefore so deep. It's also because I had my world view shattered when Wolf died and some of the pieces are still around me.

The changes in your household recall some of mine and I treasure the memory. To feed Wolf during megaE, first a huge mat went down on the kitchen floor, then a three step dog ladder, then his food was processed, and he mounted the steps and stretched for his bowl and swallowed with some spills-and more food processed and more stretching and then more stretching. After a short walk, I cleaned the mat and the floor. It took some time to clean the floor completely after he died.

Like everyone, I wish I could offer some comfort-but everything I try to say seems hollow and inadequate. I wish I could take some of your pain away.

Mary Jane

Re: Max Update/Hemangio/he's gone [Re: Mary Jane] #211695
02/09/12 04:41 PM
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Anyone who has lost knows how you are feeling right now. I remember the days following the loss of Eve, just being in a daze because I could not grasp the concept that I would never see her again. Just impossible to imagine life without her.

But days went by. It got better but it took a long time. hugging


Leah
Re: Max Update/Hemangio/he's gone [Re: Good_Karma] #211738
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I'm not sure what to say either, because I've never been without a dog, as in EVER. I've lost dogs and tho devastating, the others helped me get thru it.

I think what makes it even harder is having devoted so much time to a dog that is sick/needs attention/elderly, and all of a sudden that dog is gone, the things I did anyway, weren't 'there' anymore to do. I remember coming home from work everynite, and taking Dodge out for a walk around the yard, cold, starlight nights that were so quiet and peaceful. When he was gone, I would sometimes imagine him being there:(

They leave such an impact on our lives, I hope somehow, you'll find some inner peace..


Diane
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Re: Max Update/Hemangio/he's gone [Re: JakodaCD OA] #211750
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Such a lump in the throat reading these stories about Max and others' dogs, now in memories only. Max has so many tears from all of us he could swim in them.

It has been a lot of years since I have not had at least one dog. I cannot imagine it. Buddy is so up my (ahem) I don't make a turn without looking down to see which side he is on. Skye is either at my feet as she is now, or where she can see me from a distance.

Lisa, I just want to hug you thinking of the hundreds of times a day you will be looking for Max, thinking it is time for something, meds, food, walks. I hope I am not adding to your sadness, just trying to understand how hard it must be for you.

Please know you are in my thoughts so much and I hope you can find some peace knowing Max has no aches, no pains and no stresses any longer.


Bonnie

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Re: Max Update/Hemangio/he's gone [Re: PositiveDog] #211753
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Lisa -

I found out today that one of Kaiser's dog friends, a Boxer girl named "Shania" had to be put down yesterday. Kaiser isn't exactly a dog-friendly kind of guy, so this girl was something special. She was 14 yrs old and had a stroke last week which left her blind and deaf. She rapidly deteriorated, and they made that gut-wrenching decision yesterday.

I know how hard it is to lose a special furkid, but after hearing about all Max was going through, and then Shania, isn't it great that we're at least able to give them one last gift and end their suffering? Of course we feel awful when they're gone, but to be able to end their suffering is the kindest thing we can do for our beloved pets.

Thinking about you and hoping you're doing ok. hugging


Pat

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Kaiser - 11 1/2 yrs old - At the Bridge
Ray (Radar) - 8 yrs old - At the Bridge
Re: Max Update/Hemangio/he's gone [Re: kaisersmom] #211757
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I wish I were close by so I could offer some more support than just words, Lisa. I've only lived with a dog for 5.5 years but I already cannot imagine life without a dog at my side. They sneak into every aspect of our lives and leave an immense void when they must leave us.

I will always think of Max digging holes in the sand and smile. He clearly had a blast excavating!


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Re: Max Update/Hemangio/he's gone [Re: MaxaLisa] #211762
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Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa


........ No one to show me the *really* important things along the way. This is a foreign world to me, the world w/o a dog...


The first sentence made me smile in appreciation of just how true that is and the second induced tears. I remember what it was like for me last time and there are no words to describe that to someone who has not experienced it. hugging Hugs to you, my friend, in sympathy and empathy. hugging


Alison
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Nix (derivative of Phoenix) Black GSD born 6 June 2011 (Gotcha day 9 Dec 2013)

Quynne gsdhalo - Black Female GSD - Sept 29, 2004 - 11 Nov 2013 Deeply missed

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Re: Max Update/Hemangio/he's gone [Re: Qyn] #211771
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Lisa-

I came here last night to pm you about some things as Kelso was not doing well.
When I saw that Max had passed I couldn't believe it, I couldn't say anything, felt speechless and that anything I would say would be inadequate. My heart was and is breaking for you and Max.

And here I was logging on here to pm you about my problems? Seemed stupid of me. Also seemed unreal and shocking that Max was gone, so I left. I wish I could have had more courage and would have told you how sorry I was yesterday. I have been thinking of you and Max.

That's the thing, Lisa, you really do give yourself- all the time, to help others. Your knowledge and caring is pretty amazing and Max had the best owner and life a dog could have.

I take immense comfort in the fact that Kelso went to the bridge today with Max there to play with. I hope you feel the same.

Many hugs, please take care





-Steph

GSD's
Allie, gotcha 7/2007
Riko z Vom Weberhaus, "Fez" 7/29/2012

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Meeka, b. 10/31/1994-11/26/2006
Kelso, b. 9/3/2006-2/9/2012

Re: Max Update/Hemangio/he's gone [Re: kelso] #211789
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Hi Lisa,

This is all so hard, all the new stuff all the things that used to seem full that now seem empty. Caring for Cleo structured my life and when she passed, even though I knew it was her time and I felt such relief that her suffering had finally ended (and she fought for me just like Max fought for you), it just felt like the bottom fell out of my world. Everything really felt unstable. And I had such a hard time with my daily existence without my little kitty there. Of course I went through the same thing with every animal that I've lost but caring for someone during a long illness really brings you close in the most amazing ways. And when they pass it is truly like losing a piece of your heart...

Big hugs going out you.


Ruth

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Re: Max Update/Hemangio/he's gone [Re: BowWowMeow] #211804
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Thinking about you. hugging


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