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Fri Jul 5, 2013, 05:29 PM

My Baby Toby

Sweetest Friend...October 2001 to July 2013

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Reply My Baby Toby (Original post)
Walk away Jul 2013 OP
GentryDixon Jul 2013 #1
haele Jul 2013 #2
hamsterjill Jul 2013 #3
glinda Jul 2013 #4
alsame Jul 2013 #5
Walk away Jul 2013 #7
alsame Jul 2013 #8
Voice for Peace Jul 2013 #16
KC Jul 2013 #18
siligut Jul 2013 #6
Stinky The Clown Jul 2013 #9
oregonjen Jul 2013 #10
dixiegrrrrl Jul 2013 #11
intheflow Jul 2013 #12
Walk away Jul 2013 #28
Curmudgeoness Jul 2013 #13
meti57b Jul 2013 #14
Voice for Peace Jul 2013 #17
meti57b Jul 2013 #21
virgdem Jul 2013 #15
TorchTheWitch Jul 2013 #19
polly7 Jul 2013 #20
sinkingfeeling Jul 2013 #22
roody Jul 2013 #23
mopinko Jul 2013 #24
Frosty1 Jul 2013 #25
Granny M Jul 2013 #26
livetohike Jul 2013 #27
Phentex Jul 2013 #29
Texasgal Jul 2013 #30
DainBramaged Jul 2013 #31
livvy Jul 2013 #32
LisaLynne Jul 2013 #33
get the red out Jul 2013 #34
Walk away Jul 2013 #35
Behind the Aegis Jul 2013 #36
CitizenLeft Jul 2013 #37
Walk away Jul 2013 #38
CitizenLeft Jul 2013 #39

Response to Walk away (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 05:36 PM

1. Obviously well loved.

I am sorry for your loss. Rest peacefully, Sweet Toby.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 05:39 PM

2. The hardest decision is when to say goodbye.

They love you no matter when that decision is made, and they don't comprehend it the same way - it's not something they're afraid of or resent.


It's horrible that they grow old so much quicker than us, instead of with us.

Haele

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 05:39 PM

3. I am so very sorry.

You and Toby both fought so hard. I am so sorry. Thank you for loving him.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 05:47 PM

4. I am so very sad for you and your lovely boy.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 05:50 PM

5. I'm so sorry. I know that

words are of little comfort right now, so I'll just give you

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Response to alsame (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 06:03 PM

7. Thanks, all I can do is cry, cry, cry.

He was so weak and tired I just couldn't put him through any more. We both tried so hard but he deserved peace. I saw it in his eyes after the last Vet visit. I'm glad he rallied for those two weeks and had a good time seeing his dog buddies and enjoying his yard.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 06:09 PM

8. I lost my sweet girl last

June, she was almost 15. It broke my heart to let her go, but it was her time also and she was in pain. I still cry for her and miss her so much. So I know exactly how you feel

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Response to Walk away (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 01:29 AM

16. thanks for reaching out while this was going on, you and Toby got into my heart

I know how hard it is having to say goodbye.
But you know that love never dies.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 01:31 AM

18. I am

crying as well. The video is a beautiful tribute to Toby. I know he had a wonderful life and lived it to the fullest, even though it never seems long enough!
I prayed they would be able to find and treat whatever was making him so ill, but I guess it just wasn't meant to be
I know you are sad and will miss him terribly. I wish there was a way to take all of that away.
Rest in peace sweet Toby.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 05:58 PM

6. This is a beautiful tribute

He had a wonderful life with you and you did everything you could. I am sorry for your loss.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 07:12 PM

9. I wish you peace

It was time. That is never easy.

We are all diminished by each one gone. But how wonderful that we have our time with them.

Sleep restfully, Toby.

To you both . . . .

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 07:17 PM

10. So sorry

I've been following your journey with Toby and was sending you both healing thoughts. It's so hard to lose a part of the family.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 07:49 PM

11. So sorry for your loss.

He looks so sweet and smart.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 08:57 PM

12. Those birthday party shots just slay me!

Really loved the dog party plates. You are obviously among the best fur parents ever. Toby was so very lucky to have you in his life. He looks like he was a sweet dog, but his life was made so much sweeter by you! I'm so very sorry for your loss.

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Response to intheflow (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 7, 2013, 07:40 AM

28. Toby was always the first boy at the table for cake.

As soon as he would see me bring out the little white bakery box, he would jump up in his chair with a big smile on his face.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 10:08 PM

13. Oh, Walk away, I am so sorry it came to this.

I think I speak for all of us when I say that we have been right with you the whole time, hoping for the best for Toby. It wasn't meant to be, and we all mourn with you.

Rest in peace, Toby.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 10:32 PM

14. I am very sorry ....

You did everything that you could, but it was his time.

G-d has a great big lap where all our babies nap while they wait for us to come get them.

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Response to meti57b (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 01:30 AM

17. don't you mean

D-g?

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 08:39 AM

21. Our little pooches and kitties are always our babies.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 12:18 AM

15. I am so sorry for your loss...

I'd been following the news about Toby and hoping for the best. You did more than your best to take care of Toby in his last days and you made the very difficult decision to end his suffering. They know when it is time and they have a way of letting you know. I've made the hard decision with many of my beloved kitties-it is never easy!

I wish you much peace as you mourn your beautiful boy. What a lovely tribute-we all mourn for Toby along with you.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 03:52 AM

19. Oh no! I'm so very sorry!

I just can't watch the video. I know I'll bawl my eyes out. I have no doubt you made a wonderful tribute to your dear Toby, but I just know if I watch it I'll be a blubbering sobbing mess and I never even met him.


Go ahead and cry your eyes out as much as you need to. We know he wasn't "just a dog" (oh how I hate that expression!) but a thoroughly loved and treasured family member. We've probably all been in this same predicament losing are furry babies and can totally understand your feelings.

For what it's worth you did the right thing for the right reasons - as impossibly heart wrenching as it is. I've had to do it twice so far, and one day I'll have to do it again for Yoshi. The price we pay for bringing much loved pets into our hearts as well as our homes yet I'm sure you, me and everyone else here would have it no other way... as painful as it is to let them go the time they spent with us is worth it a million fold. Making that terrible decision to put Toby out of his pain and being there with him as he made his final journey was the last act of love you could ever do for him. In the painful days ahead remind yourself of that.

I'm so truly sorry for your loss.



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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 04:04 AM

20. Oh .... I'm so sorry.

Rest in peace little sweetie.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 09:59 AM

22. I'm so very sorry for you. Toby was well-loved and knew it.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 11:07 AM

23. So sorry

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 11:25 AM

24. awwww. poor sweetie.

he had a better life than a lot of people do. you did the right thing.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 11:55 AM

25. He was a beautiful little dog!

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 01:56 PM

26. So sorry to hear he's gone.

I was really pulling for him. You did everything you could. Wishing you peace and comfort now.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2013, 03:00 PM

27. I'm so sorry Walk away.

and A beautiful tribute to a beautiful boy.....may all of the memories you built over the years comfort you. Toby will live in your heart forever. You did everything you could do to help him....I've been there a number of times. My sympathy to you and all who loved Toby.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2013, 10:28 AM

29. Oh no!

I did not know he passed. I thought he was on the mend but just weak. Poor little guy.

My heart goes out to you. I always enjoy your videos and updates on all your tinies. I am so sorry!!!

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2013, 06:58 PM

30. OH! I am so sorry.



I grieve with you.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2013, 11:27 PM

31. My friend I am so so so sorry

Know we care here. Know we understand. Know we have been there with you and walked that road.

DB

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 09:01 AM

32. That is a beautiful tribute.

I am so sorry. So very sorry.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 11:15 AM

33. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Mon Jul 8, 2013, 03:52 PM

34. I'm so sorry

I've been so self-absorbed I missed this dreadful news. I am so sorry Walk away.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2013, 12:08 PM

35. Thanks so much everyone. I makes me feel better that so many people...

got the chance to see what a wonderful little soul he was. He deserves to be remembered as someone special.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Tue Jul 9, 2013, 02:21 PM

36. I am very sorry for your loss.

I kept reading your posts, hoping he would get better. At least he was surrounded by love.

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Response to Walk away (Original post)

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 08:20 PM

37. your tribute to Toby

Beautiful and poignant and full of love. You'll see him again, and that teary joyful reunion will be just as beautiful.

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Response to CitizenLeft (Reply #37)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 02:01 PM

38. Thanks, I'm still so sad about losing him but I'm happy to be able to share...

what a wonderful little boy he was and how much I loved him.

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Response to Walk away (Reply #38)

Tue Jul 30, 2013, 09:38 PM

39. I have 5 babies in heaven

...and I still tear up thinking about them. I'll never get over losing them. I have their photos on my wall at work along with my two girls here with me now. There's always going to be a special place in my heart for each of them, and as time goes on and I bring other dogs into my life, I'll just have to make room.

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