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I really need to get Cesar Milan in here or something, as our little buddy the Gunnar-man has been taking to marking around the house, a recent development that has gotten worse, rather than better since we've been trying to address it. He's an intact male, and the balls are often thought to be a factor in this, but there's no explanation for why he waited until he was seven years-old to start in. Either way it has to end soon, or MrsBlue is going to make me turn him into sausage.

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34. Re: Out of the Blue May 30, 2012, 19:55 Prez
 
Verno wrote on May 30, 2012, 10:58:
Just getting some shit off my chest. Our little yorkie Lucy passed away yesterday. She had a little doggie version of a stroke and her equilibrium was off as a result. She could barely get around and obviously wasn't happy so we put her down. She had been blind for a few years which was really rough at first but eventually we discovered that her other senses more than made up for it. All the same I had a long 16 years with her and my GF and her daughter have only been around for 3 but seem to be taking it harder than I am.

I don't really know the protocol for these things, this has been my only pet and has been with me since I was 16. Part of me really wants to wait and just mourn for awhile but another part wants another little companion again as soon as possible. My GFs daughter is totally heartbroken and keeps asking when Lucy will come back from heaven, three year olds are adorable.

Man, I feel for you. When I lost my Beagle a few months back I was devastated. I couldn't eat for 3 days; my work suffered, and I was in a funk for 2 months. It hurt no less than when I buried my grandmother, and she was the only real parent I ever had and the dearest human being on the planet to me. People always try to force themselves to grieve less when a dog dies because "it's only animal". Well I say "hogwash". I've never owned or even fostered a dog that wasn't a better friend and more loving companion than the vast majority of people I've known throughout my lifetime. They are worth having even given their short existences, and they are definitely worth the tears and sorrow when they eventually leave us.

As for waiting vs. getting another, I will say that it makes no difference in how long the hurt lasts in my experience, and it in no way dishonors your lost friend if you get another immediately. Me, I was at the county rescue shelter 3 days after Trixie, my Beagle died, and when one of my other 3 leave me, I'll be back again. Anyway, sorry for losing your family dog; believe me, I know all too well how that feels.
 
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