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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by O2.0, Jul 21, 2021.


  1. O2.0

    O2.0 PetForums VIP

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    This is the post I never wanted to make.

    I am lucky to have had a dog who makes saying goodbye this hard.

    Monday Bates hurt himself getting up on the sofa, turns out he had osteosarcoma and had broken his humerus. The break wasn't going to heal and despite morphine we couldn't get him comfortable, so today we let him go.

    He was a once in a lifetime dog. I am forever grateful for our time together.

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    “There is a cycle of love and death that shapes the lives of those who choose to travel in the company of animals. It is a cycle unlike any other. To those who have never lived through its turnings and walked its rocky path, our willingness to give our hearts with full knowledge that they will be broken seems incomprehensible. Only we know how small a price we pay for what we receive; our grief, no matter how powerful it may be, is an insufficient measure of the joy we have been given.”

    ― Suzanne Clothier, Bones Would Rain from the Sky

    Thank you Bates. You're a good boy, all done.
     
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  2. Rafa

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    So, so sad to read this.

    You gave him an amazing life.

    Run free now Bates. x
     
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  3. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    Oh I am so so very sorry to read this. I knew he was getting on, but didn’t realise he was proper poorly.
    He is going to be much missed by your family as well as us who ‘knew’ him on PF

    Run free Bates out of pain with a spring in your step
     
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  4. ECT

    ECT PetForums Member

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    I am so sorry for your loss.
    RIP Bates, run free and happy x
     
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  5. JoanneF

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    I’m so, so sorry to hear this. Bates was one of a kind, a very special elder statesman in the PF family.
     
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  6. picaresque

    picaresque Mongrelist

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    Oh god I’m so sorry. He was a superstar of a dog who had an amazing life.
    Rest in peace, Bates.
     
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  7. Silverpaw

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    So very sorry to read this.Your tribute to him has made me shed a tear.A beautiful life for a beautiful boy.Run free Bates.
     
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    I am so so sorry to read this news today. I have said to you many times how lovely Bates was and how he always seemed such a gentleman.
    You always spoke of him with such warmth and love, we were all in no doubt what a treasured member of your family he was.xxx
     
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  9. SusieRainbow

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    Defnitely a favourite of mine and the rest of PF. I'm so sad for you, he was very much loved and cherished.
    RIP gorgeous boy, you wll be so missed and never forgotten.
     
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  10. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    One of those very precious, very special dogs
     
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  11. simplysardonic

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    I'm so sorry to read this :(

    Thinking of you at this sad time xx
     
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  12. Boxer123

    Boxer123 PetForums VIP

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    I’m so sorry @O2.0 what sad news. They just are not with us long enough. My thoughts are with you and your family x
     
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  13. Gemmaa

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    There are no words adequate. I'm so sorry :(
    Run free, Bates
    xxx
     
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    So, so sad to read this :(

    He was such a special dog and much loved on the forum although we never met him :)

    Run free dear Bates x

    Maybe the Universe sent you Penny to help you just a little through this difficult time?

    Take care xx
     
  15. SbanR

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    So very sorry.
    Goodbye Bates. RIP
     
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  16. Veba

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. x
     
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    Oh no, so very sorry. Sleep tight Bates.X
     
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  18. Mum2Ozzy

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    I'm so very sad for you:(so so sorry for your loss. Run free gorgeous Bates [*]
     
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  19. Arny

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    What awful news. I'm so sorry you couldn't have just a little more time.
    That first picture, pure devotion.
     
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  20. lorilu

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    Oh no. I'm so sorry @O2.0 xxx
     
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