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    Default We said goodbye to our doggy yesterday

    We got our King Shepherd cross from a friend when he was 1. He was aptly named Wilbur. And he was 11 years old. He was a beautiful cream colour with shades of black on his back. He was the perfect dog: docile temperament, laid back, loved our kids, loved strangers, friendly around other dogs and rarely barked. He was perfect.

    On late Monday night when we let him out to pee, Wilbur collapsed and was panting profusely. We knew it was serious. We put him on a blanket and carried him inside as he was about 120 pounds. We stayed with him for a few hours trying to give him water, but he refused. We knew we were losing him. We rushed him to the vet in the morning and were told that he had a bleeding tumour. He had no blood pressure and he was clearly in distress. We knew we were going to have to say goodbye. We held him, stroked him, kissed his beautiful head while he went to sleep. My husband and I were both crying so hard we were hyperventilating as he took his last breath.

    To say I am heartbroken is an understatement. He was my first dog and mine and my husband's first dog as a couple. We were incredibly blessed to have had him. Our friends and family were crushed when we told them because they loved him. He loved everyone. He was a sweetheart. I have been crying ever since I got that feeling we were going to lose him. Everything reminds me of him. My husband is devastated. My kids are sad.

    Rest easy Mom's boy. We love you Wilbur and you have left our paw prints on our hearts forever.
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    Even though we know as animal owners and lovers that we will have to face losing them one day it still comes as a crushing blow when we have to say goodbye. Your loyal friend and companion could not have been more loved or had a happier life which I hope brings you some comfort while you come to terms with this. I'm very sorry.
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    I'm so sorry, smurfette. Wilbur sounds like such a wonderful doggie and he knew how much he was loved. Losing a beloved pet is never easy. In fact, it was one of the hardest things I have ever gone through. A*O speaks the truth. We know that this is something that we'll all face when we have a pet, but it certainly doesn't make it any easier, or keep us from letting these amazing creatures into our lives.

    Hugs to you and your family. RIP, sweet Wilbur.
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    I'm so sorry to hear this smurfette. I'm glad you got to spend 10 happy years with him.
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    Sorry to hear this Smurfette. Wilbur was lucky to have you too. RIP.
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    I'm so sorry! Sounds like you had lots of good years with Wilbur and that you gave him a great life.
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    I'm so sorry, Smurfette.
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    Smurfette, I'm so sorry. My condolences on the loss of your sweet Wilbur.
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    omg, how sad my condolences to your family.i have to tell you, that your post was well said.
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    Αs i sit here with my two old boys cats sleeping on my feet,i feel your pain..we lost our beautiful girl cat last year and we miss her so much..We try to think our darlings had the best time and care,lots of love and spoiling..they were lucky to have us and we were lucky to share our life with them.I know it hurts,i know you will feel heartbroken,but it becomes easier with time.
    I try not to think that the end is near for our boys and i spoil them rotten..
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    I tell my cats every New Year's Eve, "Let's all be around this time next year, okay?" Sometimes, more nervously than others.

    Sorry, smurfette.
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    I'm sorry. Hugs to you.
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    Smurfette, I'm so sorry.

    Safe travels, sweet Wilbur.

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    Terrible way to start the new year with such a sad heart. Im so sorry Smurfett, my heart is with you.
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    I am so sorry for your loss.
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