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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:09 AM

there are no dogs in heaven

heaven is for people
dogs would not go there
dogs are unconditionally loving,trusting,always glad to see you,willing to share your joys and miseries,they will lay down their own lives without a thought for the ones they love
dogs are forgiving of your faults even when you find it hard to forgive theirs
dogs are too good for heaven they must go somewhere better


tomorrow will be the 22nd birthday of my beautiful kelsey
she is now 8 years gone and while i have another dog who i love and who i assume loves me back, i still wake each day missing her
she was the purest soul i have ever encountered

happy birthday kelsey
we still miss you
we still love you
you still live on in our hearts

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SwampG8r Jan 2013 OP
Fumesucker Jan 2013 #1
SwampG8r Jan 2013 #3
marew Jan 2013 #13
hlthe2b Jan 2013 #2
progressoid Jan 2013 #4
SwampG8r Jan 2013 #5
Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #6
Demo_Chris Jan 2013 #7
SwampG8r Jan 2013 #8
Inkfreak Jan 2013 #25
Martin Eden Jan 2013 #9
Gidney N Cloyd Jan 2013 #14
Martin Eden Jan 2013 #15
annabanana Jan 2013 #21
blaze Jan 2013 #22
Martin Eden Jan 2013 #23
dixiegrrrrl Jan 2013 #45
tabasco Jan 2013 #10
SwampG8r Jan 2013 #16
Faygo Kid Jan 2013 #11
Walk away Jan 2013 #12
etherealtruth Jan 2013 #17
Still Blue in PDX Jan 2013 #18
OKNancy Jan 2013 #19
vankuria Jan 2013 #53
OKNancy Jan 2013 #56
pitbullgirl1965 Jan 2013 #20
SwampG8r Jan 2013 #24
Inkfreak Jan 2013 #26
SwampG8r Jan 2013 #28
a la izquierda Jan 2013 #27
LiberalCatholic Jan 2013 #29
Stonepounder Jan 2013 #30
classof56 Jan 2013 #33
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #31
The Green Manalishi Jan 2013 #32
Demoiselle Jan 2013 #42
Ian Iam Jan 2013 #34
mountain grammy Jan 2013 #35
SwampG8r Jan 2013 #39
Dash87 Jan 2013 #36
Tikki Jan 2013 #37
ChisolmTrailDem Jan 2013 #38
SwampG8r Jan 2013 #40
lunatica Jan 2013 #41
Raine Jan 2013 #43
Arugula Latte Jan 2013 #44
RebelOne Jan 2013 #46
ProfessionalLeftist Jan 2013 #47
malaise Jan 2013 #48
Motown_Johnny Jan 2013 #49
Skittles Jan 2013 #50
spanone Jan 2013 #51
A HERETIC I AM Jan 2013 #52
ellie Jan 2013 #54
Tracyjo Jan 2013 #55

Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:14 AM

1. "If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." -Will Rogers

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:21 AM

3. i hope there is

the rainbow bridge where dogs await us
my kelsey is sitting patiently and watching the horizon for me
just like she did here

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Response to SwampG8r (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:54 AM

13. I hope there's a few waiting for me there also.

I have two more extraordinary companions here now. All that goodness can't just evaporate into thin air- it just can't!
Gosh, I've suddenly got something in my eye....

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:15 AM

2. A wrenching post, as I feel the same...

As much as I miss the people I've lost in life, the loss of a particularly special dog is not forgotten nor well healed even after years.

Truly the purest of souls....

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:23 AM

4. Hey SwampG8r

Long time, no see.

Sorry about your Kelsey

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Response to progressoid (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:27 AM

5. you would think i would eventually get over her

but i guess not

i have been living in the us virgin islands (or what i refer to as americas hell on earth)for a while and internet here is dodgy at best
and during the campaign i felt that the open statement of my beliefs would not be appreciated so i just read and didnt post for a while
silence is sometimes the more diplomatic option when dealing with zealots

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:30 AM

6. Oh, my. This brought a tear to my eye. Happy Birthday, Buddy. My special boy. 4 yrs gone.

I don't have a pic on this computer, but his image is burned into my brain. My beautiful black Cocker Spaniel. He had had a hard first two years of his life, when I found him on the streets. He became my love, my boy, my companion, my soul mate. I became, I hope, his savior and protector and love provider. I will always miss him. I love you Buddy. I hope you're waiting for me.

I have two new rescue babies. I love them, too. It's different, but love all the same.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:36 AM

7. I wish I were as good as my dog thinks I am

 

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Response to Demo_Chris (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:37 AM

8. i wish we all were

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Response to Demo_Chris (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:02 AM

25. I love this post. It is so true. I will aspire to be so. N/T

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:41 AM

9. We celebrated the 16th birthday of our Yellow Lab Hunny on December 3rd

She's still with us, but a tear comes to my eye whenever I acknowledge her remaining time with us is short (even though she's in good health for her incredibly advanced age).

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:55 AM

14. 16! I hope my yellow lab is still with me then.

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Response to Gidney N Cloyd (Reply #14)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:04 AM

15. I do too, even though you're a Cubs fan.

And when it comes to baseball
We have two favorite clubs
They are the Go-Go White Sox
And whoever plays the Cubs

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:27 AM

21. Did you name him after the

Winnie ther Pooh bucket of "Hunny"?

This was OUR Hunny in the early '60's


She was a VERY sweet pup.

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Response to annabanana (Reply #21)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:35 AM

22. Sweetest!!!! nt

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Response to annabanana (Reply #21)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:36 AM

23. Yes, my wife and daughter are big Winnie the Pooh fans

and the newest addition to our family us Winnie, a black lab terrier mix 9 months old

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Response to Martin Eden (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:36 PM

45. Good lord....you are doing something so right with her.

Impressive age for a Lab.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:41 AM

10. I love my Smokie and Madison

I don't know what I would do without them. They kind of saved my life.

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Response to tabasco (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:14 AM

16. know what?

they say the same thing about you

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:44 AM

11. I loved them all, and miss them all.

The worst are the three who were run over, including my childhood dog. Awful; the others went peacefully, and I am thankful for that. A few years ago we had three, but two are gone, as they each made it to 15 before we had to put them down. Now we have one, and she is 13.

I can't imagine a life without dogs.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:47 AM

12. Max, Tassie, Sammy, Happy the best friends ever!

I was so lucky to have them in my life and I feel them with me every day.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:23 AM

17. My very favorite Twightlight Zone episode

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hunt_(The_Twilight_Zone)

The love of a man (person) and his dog ... a love that transcend life.

Makes me cry everytime!

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:24 AM

18. I can't believe our dogs aren't waiting for us in the afterlife.

How could it be heaven without them?

Happy birthday to Kelsey and a for you.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:25 AM

19. Rusty

I just can't get over losing him. It's been about 5 years now.



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Response to OKNancy (Reply #19)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:33 PM

53. Is he a Jack Russell?

He looks like our Jack, his name is Rowdy and the love of our lives! I know how tough it is to say good-bye to our furry kids, it's been 10 yrs. since our Roscoe left us and I miss him still. Dogs truly make our lives complete and are the best companions anyone could ask for.

They're all so precious and full of love I have to believe they are waiting for us when we get to heaven!

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Response to vankuria (Reply #53)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:23 AM

56. yes, a Jack Russell

he was on the top end of what is considered a normal size. Rowdy is a great name for a Jack!

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:26 AM

20. I grieve more for my pets

that have passed then some people in my life. I still can't look at pictures of my little border collie Scamp. A state trooper hit her.
I am so sorry for your loss. Was she an Irish Setter? They are so sweet.

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Response to pitbullgirl1965 (Reply #20)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 10:40 AM

24. she was not an irish setter

she was THE irish setter all the other setters try to be
my dog tasha is also a setter and emulates her as much as she can
we (my wife and i) both have had setters all our lives and now we gather the rescue setters when we can
tasha is a rescue setter and a wonderful girl and we love her

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:04 AM

26. I love the Nintendo controller in the pic.

Wonderful OP. Thank you. Your dog looks awesome.

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Response to Inkfreak (Reply #26)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:10 AM

28. she loved her

some duck hunt but she couldnt work the gun controller
that pic is about 20 years old and the cute kid in it will graduate college in this spring
those 2 were the best friends i have ever seen as you can see in the pic they did everything together
th only one kelsey loved more was my wife
i came home early one day and the dog backed me out growling when i walked in off schedule

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:09 AM

27. A very sweet tribute...

I remember every dog I've ever had since early childhood, even when I can't remember people or events. My first dog was a lab named Sandy. Then Dusty (mutt), Ginger (Irish Setter), Gallo (Sheltie) and Scudsy (chi-weenie), Knuckles (bulldog-boxer, and the hardest loss to bear). We now have Draper (vizsla-boxer), Tito (mess of an epileptic mutt), and Machete (sweet, tiny Chihuahua). The last 5 on the list are/were rescues.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:28 AM

29. My son asked our priest

(a deeply spiritual man) if dogs went to heaven and he said that he believed that animals were indeed there. I think that my dog has a much better chance of making it there than I do most days. I am sure that Kelsey is in some wonderful place and I am sure that you will see her some day.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:40 AM

30. I've been, at best, an agnostic most of my life.

We recently lost our beloved Sancho very suddenly. Sancho's greatest joy was to ride in the car. that dog could read body language better than any person I have ever met. If I even thought about going somewhere, he was at the door dancing around and wanting to go. After he left us, the house just seemed too empty and we made the decision to get another dog. One night I was browsing the net and found a beautiful pup available. I bookmarked the page to show my wife. I slept in the next morning and when I came out, she told me she had to show me a puppy she had found. It was the same dog! We when and let Bentley adopt us the very next day.

We've had Bentley for about 3 months now. About 3 weeks ago I needed to run to the store for a couple of items. I grabbed the keys off the hook in the kitchen and Bentley headed for the door, wanting to go with me! He has been a constant companion in the car ever since. I'm beginning to change my mind about the whole karma, afterlife, meaning of life thing. Dogs are a blessing on those with whom they choose to spend their lives.

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Response to Stonepounder (Reply #30)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:10 PM

33. What a sweet story.

So sad that Sancho left suddenly, but how fortunate that Bentley adopted you!

Dogs are a blessing indeed.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:46 AM

31. No dogs in heaven?

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:03 PM

32. Dogs are bodhisattvas

In one major school of thought, a bodhisattva is a soul who had decided that they will NOT move on to Nirvana, even though they could, until everyone else does. The reincarnate amongst us to show us the way.

My rottweiler, Brutus, was just such a soul. More than having practiced and perfected love, compassion, charity and caring many lifetimes ago, he dedicated at least one existence to showing me how a being (regardless of species) should love and care for others. In a way I am sad that he is no longer in his 130lb body, shaking the very earth with his bark, but his time with me taught me more than a thousand hours of sermons by mere humans ever could.

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Response to The Green Manalishi (Reply #32)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:21 PM

42. Well, I was already tearing up, and now you've unleashed a flood.

Speaking as someone who's been blessed by the compassion of many dogs in my life, I must agree with you. Now I'll go and hug Wilbur and try to compose myself. (Wilbur, is, of course, a dog. A rescue Pyrenees.)

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:15 PM

34. Animals are inherently innocent

 

Only homo sapiens is capable of psychopathy.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:23 PM

35. Like all of us here, I still miss my dogs.

The last one was a shelter mutt who was with us for 14 years. I sat with her head in my lap while the vet gave her the injection. When she looked at me for the last time, the love was overwhelming. My husband had said his good byes at home. He just couldn't make it to the end. That was 3 years ago, and we still don't have a dog, but this thread is giving me courage.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #35)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:54 PM

39. get ye to the shelter

they are waiting for you with open hearts

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:28 PM

36. Losing a fur-friend is worse than death.

It's not even close.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:33 PM

37. I understand...I miss Tikki (the dog) so much...

I still cry everyday even though it has nearly been a year since I lost her.

I am pretty much sure that doggies go to 'Doggie Heaven' which, you are correct, is
different from any other place.


Tikki

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:08 PM

38. I was tearing up before when I finished reading your post, SwampG8r

but by the time I finished reading the entire thread, it was a full-blown cry.

Our little 12yo chi Tweety was going through some difficulties this past week and I thought it was very serious. I actually thought the worst. I was scared. Took her to the vet on Friday and she was diagnosed with either an impacted disk or a pulled muscle or pinched nerve. The vet prescribed a steroid, pain, and muscle relaxant and confinement for a week or so.

Our energetic little powerhouse that was walking around like an old man and screamed if you touched her, head down, before was back to her old self 24 hours later. I almost hate to leave her confined for several more days but I'd hate it even more if she re-injured herself.

Can't wait until she's released by the doc and can go for a ride in the truck with me, which she loves. Tweety is very much like Stonepounder's Sancho was when it comes to knowing when daddy's going somewhere. She absolutely flips out in anticipation. To Stonepounder, I'm sure Sancho is still there dancing around your feet and next to you in the seat every time you even think about going somewhere.

Thank you for the post, SwampG8r.

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #38)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:56 PM

40. i hope she lives forever

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:08 PM

41. Of course dogs go to heaven!

If it weren't for dogs heaven would be almost empty! They're the closest thing to unconditional love there is on this plane. Where else would they go?

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:02 PM

43. I miss my little Dandy, he was a little sheltie mix that was a rescue

I can't see there will ever be a day that I won't miss him. I still miss all the dogs I've ever had Pepper, Cuddles, Chelle, Jill, Andy, Brandy, Casey, Tippy & Mamie and of course Dandy. You never forget them, they never leave your heart.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:18 PM

44. Heaven is a bed full of snuggling warm kitties.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:46 PM

46. If there are no dogs in heaven, they are at the Rainbow Bridge

waiting for you. That's where I want go when I die to see all my long gone furbabies.

http://rainbowsbridge.com/poem.htm

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:11 PM

47. She was a beauty! n/t

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:15 PM

48. How sweet

I had two dogs that I really loved in my life - Sooty, my first dog - he used to follow me to school and Roots, my beloved pet for 12 years.

I still miss Roots - have a lovely photo of us.
I know the feeling.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:13 PM

49. you need to watch this (again?)







If there is a Heaven, or anything like a Heaven, then surely dogs are not only there but get to sleep on the furniture.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:26 PM

50. awwww

Grieve not,
nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me
as if I were beside you.....
I loved you so --
'twas Heaven here with you.

--by Ilsa Paschal Richardson

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:41 PM

51. proabably more dogs in heaven than humans.......

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 09:49 PM

52. It's been a bit over 8 years for me. "The Elegant Tourist" is elsewhere

Mr. Beau Brummell. "BB"



I miss him every single day.

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 11:24 PM

54. The new Westminster Dog Show commercial

features a Shar Pei. My Shar Pei died 11/4/2011. I miss him everyday. He was very wrinkly. I want to go wherever him and my dear cats are.

<a href=".html" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt=" photo Ziggy-1_zps909069e2.jpg"/></a>

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Response to SwampG8r (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 03:22 AM

55. I love this thread

Lost both of my beautiful babies in less than a month last year. One to Cancer and one to kidney failure. Luka had Cancer for almost three years before I had to say goodbye. Pooh Bear's kidney failure came on quickly and was unexpected. Both let me know when it was time. I still miss them both terribly. They do live on, don't they? So many wonderful memories. RIP Kelsey. Give my love to Luka and Pooh when you see them at the bridge.

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