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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:06 PM

so the wife looks at me this morning and says

you know you will be at the shelter before the week is out,just name him junior because I know it will be another bernard.


Sad part is she knows me too well

I should get like ten or twenty terriers...they would eat less than one Budster

I loved that dog.

Thank you all of you for the kind words.Life sucks right now but...well it just sucks

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backwoodsbob Jan 2013 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jan 2013 #1
backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #2
gateley Jan 2013 #13
hollysmom Jan 2013 #3
backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #7
hollysmom Jan 2013 #9
hollysmom Jan 2013 #4
pipi_k Jan 2013 #5
backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #11
pipi_k Jan 2013 #12
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #6
GoCubsGo Jan 2013 #8
Moondog Jan 2013 #10
LibertyLover Jan 2013 #14
rurallib Jan 2013 #15
a la izquierda Jan 2013 #16
elleng Jan 2013 #17
MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #18
ScreamingMeemie Jan 2013 #19
magical thyme Jan 2013 #20
raptor_rider Jan 2013 #21

Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:34 PM

1. We love you, my dear backwoodsbob...

And every one of us feels your horrifying loss...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:44 PM

2. thanks

it hurts now...kind of setting in that he is gone.Last night was a shock...now it's setting in.

I adored the Budster.He was literally my best friend.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:40 PM

13. We understand.

And when I lose my best friends, I vow never again. But then one finds ME, and I'm able to give that love to my NEW pal, as as I know McChord, Spot, Nero, would have wanted.



It's rough.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:46 PM

3. I always try and get a different type of dog,

But I also like to leave some time between dogs. Each dog I owned was unique in their personalities, it makes them so fascinating.
So far I have had a Sheltie (I was a child then and dad bought him), a beagle, a husband that hated animals - big break, a border collie - so amazingly intelligent and now my little stupid hunting dog that is the most affectionate ever, her sweetness makes up for the lack of brains.

Sounds like you are near going to get another soon, best of luck. I tend to look on petfinder.com because most of the shelters near me the choice is which pit bull do I want. There is a lot of dog fighting near here.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:54 PM

7. oh I've had em all

Bred shepperds for a while...had my big bear and little bear...have the wonder terrier...The Budster and Major...an arctic wolf....they were my babies.Have sheltered pretty much every breed on the planet when I had my shelter in Virginia working with PAWS and our local no kill.

I LOVE the Bernard attitude and disposition.WHEN I am ready it will be another Bernard pup or a mixed breed bernard.i'll search till I find another Budster.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:02 PM

9. Well, Bernards are certainly huggable, I will give you that

It takes a special person to take responsibility for such a large handful. Best of luck to you.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:48 PM

5. Between November of

2008 and June of 2009 we lost all three of our "old girls".

As they aged, I thought my heart would be so broken by their loss that I would never be able to have another dog again.

Two things I learned...

1. It's possible to love again.

2. Getting two more dogs wasn't a betrayal of their memories. Instead, it was an honoring of them...and their kind. So well loved that life would be virtually empty without more furkids to love.

My heart still hurts terribly sometimes for my old girls, but I have my two "new" girls (that we got in 2009 at the age of 10 months - they are sisters).

I hope you find another special friend to love as well.



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Response to pipi_k (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:07 PM

11. it's killing me right now

he was my special baby.Out of the literally hundreds of dogs I've sheltered for our no kill in Virginia...he was the one.I'm getting more networked into our local SC no kills,organizing food drives and such.

It's killing me right now but there will be another budster somewhere sometime.It just hurts bad right now.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:18 PM

12. I feel your pain...

For each loss of my old girls, I don't think being hit by a speeding bus would have hurt any worse.

Don't be afraid to cry.

Some people may not understand. To hell with them.

Do what you need to do. And yes...there will be another Budster out there waiting for you to give him a forever home.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:54 PM

6. I cried for 6 months when I helped Byron cross the rainbow bridge.

It's okay to feel the pain.

You'll always remember your Buddy.

You will love another dog.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:01 PM

8. I'm so sorry.

Buddy will send you his successor when he knows you're ready for it. Yeah, life sucks. But, before long, you'll be making life way less sucky for another lucky doggie. Sounds like that's going to be real soon.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:04 PM

10. Just read about this on other strings. Sorry about your dog, guy.

I've gotten to the point where I just hate outliving pets. Painful.

Hang in there.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:14 PM

14. I know how you feel - but

life will start to be better when you have the new dog, so go and do it sooner rather than later. Oh, yeah - - name him Junior.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:14 PM

15. you are a good man, BW

with a huge heart capable of loving another dog.......

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:56 PM

16. I'm so sorry...

The longest I ever waited between dogs was a month. The shortest? A week.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:18 PM

17. Its GREAT that she knows you so well, bob,

and better that we all can think of you visiting the shelter and providing a VERY loving home for Junior.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:22 PM

18. We do feel with you...

At least know that we're all special people in this same way! He will ALWAYS live in your heart, I say.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:33 PM

19. Make sure you take care of you...

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:58 PM

20. I am so sorry for what you are going through, backwoodsbob

We animal people eventually learn the pain of lost love oh too well.

No doubt you gave your Buddie a great, great life and wherever his spirit is, he will always be with you in your heart.

You'll know when the time is right, and the right new best friend will appear.

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Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 12:15 PM

21. I know how hard it is

To lose a loved one. My breed of choice is German Shepherd. I lost my last one 8 yrs ago, and it still hurts. Thinking of getting a pup this spring.

I grew up around them. My father was a cop, and trained them like police dogs. They were awesome dogs around us.

Best one was when I was 15. We got her and the very first night, my mom could not stand her crying. I took her into my room, and she slept with me for over 3 years until I moved out. I'm really good at sleeping on just only a foot of bed. Lol!!!

I moved out after graduation, however moved back in after 3 yrs, was pregnant. Had my daughter and with my parents, moved to the country part of our county.

She was a good dog, never jumped out of the fence, which was only 3 foot high. Just a good girl. Someone poisoned her, just after living out here 2 weeks!!! She died. I lifted her up in the home, didn't know how to climb stairs. I carried her, all 110lbs of her, every time she needed in or out. And someone killed my girl!!! I know who it is, and keeping tabs on my now dogs.

If I get another Shepherd, I'll keep it far away from them!!!

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