Pets and People

This group is for those that share their home with a non-human companion that is more like family than just a "pet" (but we can call them pets). Feel free to post their photos, etc. (administrator: Travis Grubbs)

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My cats have helped me through this

Started by CatLady06. Last reply by Trudy Mar 13. 5 Replies

Meet Doufus, the Newest Diabetic in the House.....

Started by Judith in Portland. Last reply by Bambi Sep 23, 2014. 8 Replies

A Sudden, Brutal Loss Takes it's toll......

Started by Judith in Portland. Last reply by David (dns) Sep 6, 2014. 6 Replies

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Comment by Trudy on January 18, 2015 at 9:05am

Thanks, Ellen. Aggie was a special dog, and the reason we have two more Goldens! I do believe she is resting, as you said, softly.

Comment by lotsofshots on January 17, 2015 at 5:40am

Trudy, I am sorry about Aggie. She lived a long and blessed life, especially with you for a mom. I have been saying a prayer for her. May she rest softly. Ellen

Comment by Trudy on January 5, 2015 at 3:16pm

Thanks for your kind words, mistressbinky and Judith. They are much appreciated.

Comment by Judith in Portland on January 3, 2015 at 7:00pm

Oh my, Trudy. You know I am full of empathy for you. Aggie stories are woven into the tapestry that is TuD. Many of us felt we knew her through your lovely writings....Blessings, as always.....

Comment by Trudy on January 3, 2015 at 4:29pm

We lost Aggie, our sweet old Golden Retriever, who was 14 1/2. She lived a full and happy life, camping and hiking and participating in Obedience, Agility and Rally. Aggie was devoted to her people pack and canine pack. Much as we all miss her, she left so many good memories. Thank you, Aggie, 8/01/2000 -- 12/29/2014.

Comment by Judith in Portland on September 19, 2014 at 8:31pm

Thinking of you, Doris. Hope your grieving has been healing. Blessings.....

Comment by Carly on September 18, 2014 at 8:54pm

Sorry for your loss Doris D. My thoughts are with you. *hug*

Comment by Bambi on September 18, 2014 at 5:06am

Find peace he went quickly, my heart goes out to you and your family. Remember as he has crossed the rainbow bridge he will await you all once again for his pets and loving and playtime.

Comment by Doris D on September 15, 2014 at 10:46am

awwww john love ur words

Comment by john on September 15, 2014 at 10:23am

Dang. That was so quick! My heart and prayers go out to your and your family. It can be really hard to lose a member of the family especially when you had just been given some hope. He is now playing in a large field where everyone plays fetch and with large crystal bowls full of ice water sitting beside huge platters of treat style dog biscuits. He will be waiting for you and the other members of your family to join him when it is your turn to go to the next stage. Tail wagging, waiting patiently, just as he did whenever you left him at home for a short trip to the store and he would wait by the door for your return.


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