Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Corner View - Close By

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For those of you "veteran" corner-viewers, you may have gathered that I am a big animal person and usually have multiple dogs.  In January, I lost my Noni. For the first time in nearly 20 years, I only have one dog, my beautiful Chipper.  Chip is over 15 and has some health issues (cancer and bad arthritis).  We probably only have another month - maybe two - together.  Rather than getting sad, I am keeping him "close by" and trying to make what little time we have left together happy for him.  My roommate (his "Auntie Cindy") is spoiling him as well and his grandma has sent him several boxes of homemade dog treats. 

                                                         Happy Corner-Viewing!

13 comments:

  1. someone told me yesterday, "alone you are born and alone you die". it isn't true.

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    1. You are so right, it is not true. Even if you're physically alone, you carry your loved ones in your heart always.

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  2. I'm sure you do the best for her. It was the same with us, there is a year with our cat who was 16 years old. He was sick and each additional month spent with him was like a gift. Enjoy your sweet dog :)

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  3. Loosing a beloved pet is so hard. The end of life of another so soon must be heartbreaking. You seem like a wonderful "mom" to your dogs. Keep Chipper close by and give each other lots of love. Hang on to all the good memories!

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  4. This is so sad to lose a dog. The time is wonderful and far too short. I do not think about it.

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  5. Give him a big huge from here.
    I have a dog and cannot imagine the time...he is 10 years this april...and he is getting old...

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  6. Sorry for your loss. I think you gave them a good life and care about Chip in a great way.
    My Dog Charlie, an American Cocker Spaniel, is around 13 and relatively fit. But I fear for the day that I will have too let him go.

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  7. Losing a pet is as losing a friend.....♥

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  8. Keep him close... and, like IBB said, give him a hug from me.

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  9. How lovely that you are keeping your lovely dog close in his last months with you. He is a lucky dog to be so loved. We have a very elderly Airedale (nearly 15 years old) and while he is still going pretty strong at the moment I know that his time will come very soon and my heart aches to think of it. Your lovely post has reminded me to keep him close too :-)

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