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  1. My daughter still cries when she misses her two pets who died two years ago. They were the cutest pair! My husband named them Bonnie and Clyde. The least we could do was to hold a proper burial for both of them (they died a few hours apart).

    I will surely tell her the story of dogs having no need to stay long so as to learn to love and to care…it will be such a comfort to her.

    • Karleen on said:

      Zim, thanks for sharing about Bonnie and Clyde. I’m so sorry you lost them both so close together. Yes, there is one dog that still brings tears to my eyes when I think about her – a rescue that was almost feral when I adopted her and when we finally bonded, she wouldn’t leave my side until she died from bloat after only 2 years with her.

      Hopefully the “reason” why dogs live such short lives will help your daughter! 🙂

  2. Barry Richardson on said:

    It takes a long time to get over the death of a pet you shared your life and your heart with. One thing I learned – albeit a little too late – is to never use a plastic container for your dog’s water or food. My 3 dogs all died of cancer; I learned too late that it was most likely because their plastic water bowls contained carcinogens. Stainless steel is best!

    • Karleen on said:

      Barry, I agree about not using plastic. Unfortunately, though, there are so many things that can cause cancer. It could have been caused by ingredients in their food, other environmental issues, even yearly vaccinations. So don’t blame yourself for using plastic bowls. It could have been many other things.

  3. My dog, Roland, was struck by a car while I was at work. They just left him in the street to die. It took me months to get over the pain and depression.
    I buried him myself…
    20 years later I still miss him.

    • Karleen on said:

      Karen, I’m so sorry to hear about your dog. Sudden unexpected death like that is even more difficult to deal with than the death of an elderly dog.

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