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Old 11-12-2011, 11:08 AM
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I can't hug you through the screen nearly as much as you deserve, but I'm giving it my best shot.

RIP Miss Lucy.
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:28 PM
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I can't help but think that Shiva and Lucy just might be really enjoying each other's company If Lucy can put up with Shiva's penchant for mothering everyone
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Old 11-12-2011, 04:43 PM
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I was so glad to see you posting again in the fire hydrant, and so heartbroken when I realized what brought you here. Lucy personality shone through your posts and what you wrote about her here made me very emotional. ((hugs)), & prayers.
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:15 PM
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Sorry that this happened

Rest in peace sweet girl, you did a wonderful job to make people around you happy.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:48 AM
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so many sad posts lately. I'm so sorry for your loss, run free little Lucy.
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:58 PM
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I'm so sorry for your loss. Lucy will always be remembered.
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:04 PM
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I can't even tell you how much you guys all mean to me right now.
It's hard posting here because I keep catching myself talking about "my dogs," meaning Millie and Lucy. But I also feel like I need to be here, for several reasons, including the fact that my family (except my mom) are the people who keep saying she was just a dog, and "Too bad. Get another one. Sorry."

Basically I just appreciate all of you and I can't thank you enough for your support.

I just miss my little Lucy Goosey so much. There are no words.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:07 PM
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Get another one?! OMG I'm amazed you haven't punched someone yet. Looots of hugs from here!

Thought this might help given the circumstances:

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JUST A DOG

From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog," or, "that's a lot of money for just a dog."

They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog."

Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog."

Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog," but I did not once feel slighted.

Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."

"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy.

"Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.

Because of "just a dog", I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.

So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.

"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog", but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a man or woman."

So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog" just smile...because they "just don't understand."

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Old 11-14-2011, 06:31 PM
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Erin, that was absolutely beautiful. I've never seen that before. Thank you for posting it.
My heart has been torn out by the too-soon loss of "just a dog" and the comfort of "just a dog" is the only thing helping me keep my sanity right now. Millie can't cure my pain, it's not like another dog can replace another, but I really, really don't know what I would do without her. I don't even want to think about it.
And yes, I've wanted to strangle some people. Mostly when I've heard things like that, though, I just feel so much more devastation and helplessness I can't muster the anger to defend my feelings and the wonderful little dog who made my life brighter every single day.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:44 PM
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More ((((hugs))))

People just don't understand. I honestly don't understand how you can have a dog in your life and NOT feel the way that people on chaz do about their animals. When Harry died I had a friend (good friend) act shocked that I cried when he died. I can't remember the exact words but it was along the lines of 'Yeah it's sad, but he was just a dog'...I don't know what my point really is but I just don't get it.

Lucy was very lucky to have YOU, someone who loved her and appreciated her for what she is. I think that's the best thing a dog could ever have.
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