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    Default Just can't catch a break

    Lexie, who is Mum's dog, and Rosie's bestest buddy (Mum and Lexie live with me and Mr Pinkest) has had a stroke it seems, and is likely to cross Rainbow Bridge sometime today.

    Her heart has been broken since Rosie passed, she goes and lays infront of the couch where Rosie spent her time, just waiting for her to come back. It's been heartbreaking to watch, and has coumpounded my grief almost exponentially. Last night at dinner (in a restaurant) just burst into tears even at saying Rosie's name out loud.

    And now this.

    Annnd just top top it all of perfectly, this afternoon I have to put on my happy face to go and meet the Boxer rescue girl. I should, I have to, and I do actually want to, I just don't know that I have the gumption to face it... what if this all rubs off on her and something terrible happens to her too? I couldn't face that.

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    I am so sorry Pinkest....i do know that some dogs grieve a lot more than others..........My rough Collie, Cody, died a month after she lost her best friend newfie girl, Jessie and it broke our hearts....It is depressing watching a dog grieve. And I know there will be people telling you they don't, I know they do and I know it feels terrible. Some do come out of it. Tessa grieved terribly for Our newfie, Zacky, she used to lie on his grave. She did this for about a month.......Suddenly she just stopped and started playing with our Working dogs and has been fine since.
    As to the strokes..our newfie Zacky had those, about four over three years. he did quite well until the last one. So maybe she will cheer up a little.
    Maybe the new Boxer girl will help with all of this. Sometimes the distraction might help too.

    Wishing you a good/happy time with the Rescue girl, keeping fingers and paws crossed for you
    Pets are forever

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    So sorry pinkest.
    My old dog RIP and my now elderly dog were like 2 peas in a pod, I know she still pines for his company. I have also been torn between getting a new dog or not.

    Just hugs and best wishes to you.
    Beau.

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    Pinkest, this is so sad. My little dog died last year in June and his mate who was 9 just pined away. I believe dogs grieve because we watched him. He was so lost, didn't know what to do with himself, we tried to keep Duke happy but he died 12 weeks later.

    I think you will make the rescue boxer's life happy. Happy thoughts and hugs to you and Lexie and your family today, I'll be thinking of you hoping you will be getting boxer hugs from Jamie soon and she makes you smile again.

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    Feeling for ya Pinkest. Hope things start getting a bit better for you soon. Good luck this arvo.


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    I'm so sorry to hear that Pinkest...It is a very sad time when our four legged family members pass away!! I remember when my old dog Attila was PTS (he had cancer), I couldn't look at his collar for ages with out balling my eyes out. Hopefully you will get to smile soon, with Jamie.

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    Oh dear, Pinkest I am so sorry to hear this on what should have been a joyful day for you.
    I hope Lexie can pull through, but if she does not then at the least she and Rosie will be together again.
    All the best for your meeting with the lovely Boxer girl.
    (and hugs to your Mum, I'm sure we are all thinking of her today.)

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    Lexie has passed. She had no pain respnse in her paws, and most of her sight was gone too - she lost her flinch reflex. It would have been cruel to expect her to live like that, so Mum made the decision for Lex to cross Rainbow Bridge. I'm sure Rosie was there waiting for her.

    Thanks everyone.

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    Sorry
    That really sux to hear. Bet ya thier running around like mad buggers together now. Both happy and pain free .

    R.I.P Lexie and Rosie.


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    I am sorry to hear about Lexie.......that is very tough, Rosie will take care of her.

    RIP Lexie and Rosie.......I am so sorry for your losses
    Pets are forever

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