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bria

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Tonight as I lit the candles to celebrate the 7th day of Chanukah and put my menorah in the window to illuminate my home I also said a silent prayer. I prayed that the 8 brightly burning candles will help my Sugar (my Maltipoo) find her way to the bridge tonight.

This afternoon I sadly had to say goodbye to my Sugar bear (old faithful) who has been with me since Sept./95. She was 14 or 15 years old and my faithful friend right to the end.

Maybe tonight we could all light candles (of any kind) to help all our friends find their way.

Susan
 

Tricia2

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I'm so sorry for your loss, Susan. She had a good long life with you. How fitting that she be guided home by the light of the eight candles of the Hanukkah Menorah. Godspeed, sweetest Sugar, my candle is lit.
 

bria

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Thanks Tricia. I'm having a really hard time with this. Being single without children at this time of year is tough enough without having to add the loss of my sweet Sugar. Thank you for your candle.

Susan
 

Tricia2

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I know how much you love and care for your pets. I'm also single and don't have children. Like you my animals have a role as my constant companions. It seems most of the major losses in my life have occurred from late November to January. I understand, Susan, allow yourself to grieve.
 

Sue M.

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Awww, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm lighting a candle now. It's never easy Susan. This has to be the most difficult part of being a dog owner. My thoughts are with you.

Godspeed sweet Sugar Bear.
 

Erika

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Oh Susan........My heart goes out to you. Godspeed your precious Luv!!!! Shes with Glory and garrett and all the other angels now. Hugs and angels from here.
 

Lori

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Susan, I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet Sugar. It's the hardest thing we have to do in saying goodbye to our old dear friends at anytime but even more so around the holidays. My Chance will be gone one year this coming Monday. I'm sure he and Sugar are healthy and free, and are watching over us. You're never alone, you have all of us here at NN and all your furbabies. The ones with you here on Earth and those at the Bridge. Hugs from us here.
 

sbyer

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I am also single without children and lost my companion of 14 1/2 yrs in June. For me, it was with a mixed sense of sorrow, loss, and actually a feeling of relief for both of us as she had to go on her way. I felt so empty and like half a person as I wandered about the hollow house for days afterwards. It is so hard. I knew it was her time and I was left with the great feelings of loss.....but she went so peacefully in my arms.....feel comfort in all the years you were together and the life you shared..... As I said to my friends with husbands, children, parents, siblings, pathetic as it might sound to them, she was my sole companion for all those years but no less important to me than their families are to them. I suffered but knew she was happy & at peace because I was able to make that so difficult decision to let her go when the time came - you do see it in their eyes - and have sinced been blessed with another loving companion, my Sam - who doesn't replace her - just enhances the whole experience of loving and being loved by a dog. Do allow yourself to grieve It is so natural, necessary, and eventually is therapeutic.

Candle has been burning all evening :hugs:
 

SunnyD

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Sitting here watching my candle burning and thinking what a party it must be up there! Can you imagine? They must be having a great time running & playing and meeting new friends. Best of all, they are healthy. This is what I wish for your Sugar. Cry a lot - she was worth oceans of tears & then remember her and smile...
 

R Taft

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Susan, I am so sorry for your loss.........We have such a close bond with our dogs. I will light a candle for little Sugar, another little Angel for Rainbow Bridge

 

Sunseeker32

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I am so sorry for your loss. It is very hard to say goodbye to an old faithful friend. Rest now Sugar.

Megan & Scout
 

bria

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Thank you all. I think the hardest part is the first morning after. Well actually last night I kept looking at her pillow in front of the fireplace expecting to see her laying there. I also took her food bowl out with the other's to feed her dinner.

Those of you who don't have children for sure know that these guys are my children. As parents will put their children first before themselves so too will I put my animals before me.

There's a worse part to this that I haven't shared yet. I don't know what possessed me to do this but I wanted to bury her in my yard (although illegal here) because I wanted to have her with me so I took her body after the vet put her down. Here's the bad part and something I didn't even consider, the ground is frozen and I can't dig a hole. My poor baby is in a box in my shed and all I could think about last night was that she's out there freezing (I know it's a stupid thought since she's not feeling anything) and today I have to bring her back to the vet so that they can cremate her. Now I get to feel as though I've done this twice.

I just wasn't thinking and it was so incredibly stupid of me to take her body.

Susan
 
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