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we just lost buddy...hit ..oh god (Original Post) backwoodsbob Jan 2013 OP
I'm sorry bob. Brigid Jan 2013 #1
oh no, how awful! LiberalEsto Jan 2013 #2
Sorry, man. CrazyOrangeCat Jan 2013 #3
oh bob fizzgig Jan 2013 #4
My heart goes out to you. Grantuspeace Jan 2013 #5
Awwww man! LeftofObama Jan 2013 #6
Oh how terrible. Denninmi Jan 2013 #7
God Damn IT backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #13
I know how much it hurts to lose a best friend. Archae Jan 2013 #56
This message was self-deleted by its author warrior1 Jan 2013 #8
Been there twice, 50 years apart. Condolences. Scuba Jan 2013 #9
Oh no!!! GoCubsGo Jan 2013 #10
if you want to talk about it, I will listen. hollysmom Jan 2013 #11
nothing to talk about backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #14
well, then I am going to have to send you a virtual hug {{{}}} hollysmom Jan 2013 #52
There will be, in time, tavalon Jan 2013 #60
I'm so sorry! The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2013 #12
I'm so very sorry. In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #15
My baby backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #16
oh my god.... BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #18
I just want to curl up and die with him backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #20
I KNOW that feeling....... BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #24
....... BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #25
I'm so sorry blogslut Jan 2013 #17
OMG. I'm so sorry!!!! I lost my Buddy (black cocker) yrs ago. Honeycombe8 Jan 2013 #19
It feels to me like we have all lost Buddy. Frosty1 Jan 2013 #21
nothing beats when he thought a bobcat was a housecat backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #37
Very sad. LancetChick Jan 2013 #22
buddy was kind of the du lounge mascot backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #27
I'm so sorry. polly7 Jan 2013 #23
oh, backwoodsbob. I am so, so, so sorry beyond words Flaxbee Jan 2013 #26
it's killing me backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #28
I'm sitting here feeling like I was punched in the heart; I can only imagine how badly you're Flaxbee Jan 2013 #31
:,( BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #29
OH NO! elleng Jan 2013 #30
Oh, that's awful. winter is coming Jan 2013 #32
I am so truly sorry for your loss derby378 Jan 2013 #33
thanks backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #34
I have been reading all your posts and have seen photos of Buddy. RebelOne Jan 2013 #39
Yeah, it really does hurt bad enough to feel like you're dying tavalon Jan 2013 #58
Sorry to hear that. nt raccoon Jan 2013 #35
Oh, no! *huge hugs* I am so very sorry. GreenPartyVoter Jan 2013 #36
So sorry .... when you are ready TexasBushwhacker Jan 2013 #38
I am active with Paws backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #43
Oh, no! I'm so sorry, Bob. Suich Jan 2013 #40
Damn. I'm so sorry hobbit709 Jan 2013 #41
So sorry! graywarrior Jan 2013 #42
... ScreamingMeemie Jan 2013 #44
I am so sorry irisblue Jan 2013 #45
so sorry , terrible. rurallib Jan 2013 #46
So sorry TrogL Jan 2013 #47
Bob, I am so sorry. I know what you are going through. Lady Freedom Returns Jan 2013 #48
OMG, I'm sorry bwb... MrMickeysMom Jan 2013 #49
Very sorry. Hoyt Jan 2013 #50
I'm sorry to hear of your loss. RIP Buddy. madinmaryland Jan 2013 #51
So sorry to hear about Buddy - haele Jan 2013 #53
It hurts, and it will hurt for a long time... but someday you will think of Buddy and smile, but ... agracie Jan 2013 #54
I'm so sorry man. Joe Shlabotnik Jan 2013 #55
I am so sorry this happened to you tavalon Jan 2013 #57
My budster was a monster Bernard backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #75
You have my condolences, Bob MrScorpio Jan 2013 #59
So very sorry, Bob lillypaddle Jan 2013 #61
Just saw this. Are_grits_groceries Jan 2013 #62
My deepest, deepest sympathies. AngryOldDem Jan 2013 #63
I wish I had the words to relieve your grief and shock. hedgehog Jan 2013 #64
No words can express my sympathy Worried senior Jan 2013 #65
So sorry Phentex Jan 2013 #66
Oh, I'm so sorry TuxedoKat Jan 2013 #67
So very sorry. Also thankful that you had such a great special friend. we can do it Jan 2013 #68
My heart skipped a beat reading your post and now I'm left with a big lump in my throat... hlthe2b Jan 2013 #69
I'm so sorry.....so sorry backwoodsbob livetohike Jan 2013 #70
I am so sorry for your loss... kiva Jan 2013 #71
thanks all for the kind words backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #72
I'm so so sorry. easttexaslefty Jan 2013 #81
I'm so very sorry union_maid Jan 2013 #73
I'm very sorry. Arugula Latte Jan 2013 #74
I am so sorry for you! hrmjustin Jan 2013 #76
I am so sorry! Demoiselle Jan 2013 #77
Could you post a picture of him for us newbies, please? narnian60 Jan 2013 #78
Very thoughtful ... thanks. n/t agracie Jan 2013 #83
lets see backwoodsbob Jan 2013 #85
Thank you. A beautiful big boy. narnian60 Jan 2013 #88
He is so beautiful. I am so, so sorry for your loss. smirkymonkey Jan 2013 #89
I'm so terribly sorry to hear this OhioChick Jan 2013 #79
I'm so sorry. I know how hard it is to lose a family member. kcass1954 Jan 2013 #80
I'm so very sorry. Chellee Jan 2013 #82
I'm VERY sorry, backwoodsbob. MiddleFingerMom Jan 2013 #84
Oh I am so sorry... nadine_mn Jan 2013 #86
Oh, Bob - I am so sorry. csziggy Jan 2013 #87
I am so sorry! ceile Jan 2013 #90

Denninmi

(6,581 posts)
7. Oh how terrible.
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:04 PM
Jan 2013

I don't know what to even say, words are not adequate. Please know that we are here for you if you need anything.

 

backwoodsbob

(6,001 posts)
13. God Damn IT
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:13 PM
Jan 2013

DAMNIT.

God DAMN I loved him.

Fuck..this one hurts.He was my baby...fuck fuck fuck

He was my baby...God I loved that dog.God DAMNIT!

Archae

(46,383 posts)
56. I know how much it hurts to lose a best friend.
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 05:53 AM
Jan 2013

Four years ago my lovely tabby tomcat Erin died of kidney failure, I cried off and on for days.



I have a real sweetie now, Charlotte, along with Lucky, my b/w kitty.



But Erin will always have a place in my heart.

Don't give in to despair, grieve, and maybe someday find a new buddy of a dog.
The new dog can't replace the one you lost, but it can help you feel better.

Response to backwoodsbob (Original post)

hollysmom

(5,946 posts)
52. well, then I am going to have to send you a virtual hug {{{}}}
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:52 AM
Jan 2013

I have been there and felt that. With dogs I love (still) and with people I love, Hang in there.

When Sadie died, I worked through it by putting up an memorial web page with stories and pictures of her life and adventures.

tavalon

(27,985 posts)
60. There will be, in time,
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:24 AM
Jan 2013

and it's clear from the responses here, that you have a willing audience of fur baby friends here.

Soon, the numbness will come but it won't stay forever. It's mother natures way of buffering the pain of loss and it's okay to go there. This is one of the toughest roads we humans ever have to traverse. When the numbness goes, there will be so many emotions and talking or writing it out helps many people. If you are one of those, talk then, but only talk to fellow animal lovers. Some people who aren't animal people have this totally bizarre idea that losing a fur friend isn't that big a deal. I'm sure you know to discount anyone, even here, who comes up with that idea. It's clueless.

In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)
15. I'm so very sorry.
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:19 PM
Jan 2013

I remember when you told me about Buddy.

I know how hard it is for you at this moment.

Honeycombe8

(37,648 posts)
19. OMG. I'm so sorry!!!! I lost my Buddy (black cocker) yrs ago.
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:30 PM
Jan 2013

He was special. It was almost unbearable. My heart was torn out. I feel your pain as I type this. This helped me...to think that I would see Buddy again, that he is okay and no longer sick:

http://rainbowsbridge.com/poem.htm

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

Frosty1

(1,823 posts)
21. It feels to me like we have all lost Buddy.
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:31 PM
Jan 2013

I have been following the stories and pictures of him since he was a pup. I am just unutterably sad tonight!

 

backwoodsbob

(6,001 posts)
37. nothing beats when he thought a bobcat was a housecat
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:15 PM
Jan 2013

he got his ass whipped before he knew he was in a fight

LancetChick

(272 posts)
22. Very sad.
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:31 PM
Jan 2013

I'm fairly new here, and I don't know who Buddy is (cat?), but I know the pain of losing a dear companion. It hurts, and there's nothing you can do about the pain, you just have to bear it. I hope you soon reach a place where you can think of him with happiness instead of sorrow, and until then I'll just say I'm so sorry you lost your baby. Terrible.

 

backwoodsbob

(6,001 posts)
27. buddy was kind of the du lounge mascot
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:41 PM
Jan 2013

DAMNIT...God it hurts....He was adopted from a shelter at 80 or so pounds...we all followed his growth.He was my monster bernard baby..He weighed about 215 tonight...this is killing me

Flaxbee

(13,661 posts)
26. oh, backwoodsbob. I am so, so, so sorry beyond words
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:37 PM
Jan 2013

I know how much you loved him. And believe me, HE knew how much you loved him. Please take some sort of comfort in that.

Aw goddammit, bwb.

Flaxbee

(13,661 posts)
31. I'm sitting here feeling like I was punched in the heart; I can only imagine how badly you're
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 09:50 PM
Jan 2013

hurting, and I wish I could bring him back for you.

Please be easy on yourself, and do seek someone to talk to you if you need it. The grief can be overwhelming.

 

backwoodsbob

(6,001 posts)
34. thanks
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:10 PM
Jan 2013

it's killing me.

I'll be ok. Katie the wonder terrior is in my lap as I post this.

This one hurts..Buddy Guy waS Special...it'skilling me

RebelOne

(30,947 posts)
39. I have been reading all your posts and have seen photos of Buddy.
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:18 PM
Jan 2013

And I am sorry to read your post of Buddy's passing. I teared up as I am distressed to know about any beloved pet that has gone to doggie heaven. I have also lost 3 dogs in the past 10 years and each one's passing was heart-wrenching.

tavalon

(27,985 posts)
58. Yeah, it really does hurt bad enough to feel like you're dying
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:11 AM
Jan 2013

A part of you is dying. Having a family member (and all of us who are dog companions know they are family) die at the right time is hard enough, having them ripped away in an accident is horrific beyond measure. I had that happen with, ironically, my dog Buddy, when I was eight and I saw him run under the car tire. I'm nearly 50 now and have been at the passing of many of my fur family but that one was hands down the hardest.

The only slightly comforting thing I can say is that Buddy had a hell of a human friend in you and I know it because that human friend is grieving something terrible right now.

Katie, you need to take care of Bob for a while now and kiss his tears away. And if Buddy was also your friend, it's okay to grieve, little furry girl.

TexasBushwhacker

(20,259 posts)
38. So sorry .... when you are ready
Sat Jan 26, 2013, 10:17 PM
Jan 2013

Your local SPCA or Humane Society may have a pet loss support group. I went a few times after I lost my first cat at the ripe old age of 22. People bring pictures, talk, listen, cry. It really helps to be with others who are going through the same kind of grief.

Lady Freedom Returns

(14,120 posts)
48. Bob, I am so sorry. I know what you are going through.
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:15 AM
Jan 2013

My baby Maverick was killed by being ran over by a drunk driver that came straight into the yard. He was out there to use the doggy bathroom. The monster pulled out of the yard like a bat out of hell leaving my baby in pain and agony. I ran him to the animal hospital. Those people did everything they could. The vet was crying as he came out to tell us the bad news.
I am so sorry this happened to buddy. I really am!


Maverick with is cat brother. He was 1 1/2 at time of pic. He got a lot bigger.

haele

(12,712 posts)
53. So sorry to hear about Buddy -
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:06 AM
Jan 2013

Dogs are so dependent on us and love so unconditionally - They really are our babies, and it's devistating when something like this happens when we can't make it better.

I can't do any more than share your grief.



Haele

agracie

(950 posts)
54. It hurts, and it will hurt for a long time... but someday you will think of Buddy and smile, but ...
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:02 AM
Jan 2013

for now it just hurts like hell.


The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master.

by Ben Hur Lampman

tavalon

(27,985 posts)
57. I am so sorry this happened to you
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:00 AM
Jan 2013

Even though I don't know what flavor of fur ball your precious one was, I do know it hurts like hell. I am so, so sorry you have to go through this.

This place can be a bad place to air grief but not when it comes to our fur buddies.

AngryOldDem

(14,061 posts)
63. My deepest, deepest sympathies.
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 08:05 AM
Jan 2013

It is hard enough to lose a fur baby...but under these circumstances? There are no words.

Worried senior

(1,328 posts)
65. No words can express my sympathy
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:30 PM
Jan 2013

We have lost several pets over the years and they still bring tears to our eyes. The pain will lessen but you'll never forget your Buddy.

TuxedoKat

(3,818 posts)
67. Oh, I'm so sorry
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:31 PM
Jan 2013

to hear about your beloved Buddie. I can't imagine losing a pet that way, so so sorry. Try not to be too hard on yourself. (((HUGS)))

we can do it

(12,228 posts)
68. So very sorry. Also thankful that you had such a great special friend.
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:38 PM
Jan 2013

Hugs to you, and hoping your memories of Buddy will again fill your days with joy.


hlthe2b

(102,618 posts)
69. My heart skipped a beat reading your post and now I'm left with a big lump in my throat...
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:48 PM
Jan 2013
I am so very sorry. I lost a beloved pup long long ago to a very freak accident and it still hurts.

I can only gain solace by the thought that there might be a warm welcoming place for these beloved souls and one where we might reunite some day in the future.

My deepest sympathies, BWB.

livetohike

(22,175 posts)
70. I'm so sorry.....so sorry backwoodsbob
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 01:31 PM
Jan 2013
I wish there were some words. From one dog lover to another. He was a great dog and I wish you peace.
 

backwoodsbob

(6,001 posts)
72. thanks all for the kind words
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:18 PM
Jan 2013

Buddy was my baby.Walked Katie up to the pet park here at the complex and it killed me.LOVED taking buddy there.The little dogs thought he was the shit and loved him.The bigger dogs were terrified of him and kind of stayed in the corners out of his way.Was funny to watch dogs that you would normally consider badass putting their tails down and sitting quietly when the budster showed up.Funny part was he was a gentle giant and wouldn't hurt a flea.

This one hurts

union_maid

(3,502 posts)
73. I'm so very sorry
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 02:47 PM
Jan 2013

Like many here I know what it's like to lose a special pet. There are a few in our lives whose memory never fades, but the pain does after a while. I'm tearing up reading this and wish there was something that I could say. All I can say, though, is how sorry I am and I hope the healing begins sooner rather than later.

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
89. He is so beautiful. I am so, so sorry for your loss.
Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:17 AM
Jan 2013

Losing a dog is so painful. I still think about them every day, but I believe they are always with me. I just miss hugging and cuddling with them so much.

OhioChick

(23,218 posts)
79. I'm so terribly sorry to hear this
Sun Jan 27, 2013, 07:03 PM
Jan 2013

I enjoyed when you'd post pictures of your big St. Bernard.

RIP Buddy.

Before you know it, another will be tugging at your heart strings.

Take care.

nadine_mn

(3,702 posts)
86. Oh I am so sorry...
Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:33 AM
Jan 2013

Words cannot express the pain I know you are going through and how sorry I am that you are grieving the loss of your baby.

I lost my baby lab mix Lienie about 2 yrs ago and I felt like my soul was ripped out for days.

Hugs and love to you.

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