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What would your life

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by rona, Jul 7, 2009.


  1. rona

    rona Guest

    Be like without your dog?
    I always have a break between my dogs as I think it unfair to the new one while I'm still grieving, but I find I have such plans while I'm dogless but never ever do any off it. I just feel so lost without a dog in my life.
     
  2. gesic

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    incomplete, empty and sad:(
    I havent been without a dog for years and even when grieving they help by by making me get up,get out n carry on.
    Differnt people have dif ways of coping;)
     
  3. Acacia86

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    At a loss :( like part of me is missing. But as Gesic said everyone is different in coping and you should do what you feel comfortable with, if you pressure yourself it'll take longer for the grieving process to subside.
    x
     
  4. LostGirl

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    i was 12-13 when we lost our first dog It was heartbreaking, we didnt get another until i was 17 and only then because i bugged the hell out of my parents for one and we got her from our local recuse place and she had a great life for 7 yrs with us (mainly my parents) :) she sadly died in feb 2009 2 weeks after we got zeb i think me and oh getting was fate we turned down so many other puppies and something alway stopped us getting one But nothing did with him

    he made korma dying alot easier to cope with
     
  5. JSR

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    Oh god I can't imagine!!! I'd have alot less friends, alot more time but be totally bored! I would have a lovely clean house though!!:D

    I've yet to lose one of my dogs as an adult, and I do think having a pack will help (I hope so because I'm going to fall apart when it does happen believe me!). I certainly won't 'replace' the dog I've lost but I've no doubt another rescue will need me and if the time is right and the rest of the pack accept them then I'm sure I'll never have a day where there isn't at least 4 dogs in my home.
     
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    I have always had a dog... I'm not used to not having a dog being around, I hate leaving my dog. It would be so empty and boring without the energy of a dog in the house!!
     
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    There would be a lot less hair to hoover and sweep up, but life would be dull, boring and lacking a lot of purpose.
     
  8. harmeetjohal

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    i would miss the hair..... hair in my car my cloths and my food...
     
  9. Patterdale_lover

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    I would be lost, and everything would be so...empty and quiet.
    I have had dogs since 4 years old. It will be heartbreaking when my first ever dog passes on :(
     
  10. harmeetjohal

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    the thought of anything happening to Simba would kill me!!!
     
  11. Yogi B

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    I think after all these years, simply put I would not have a life. I believe most here have dogs out of love for animals in general. For the most part we appreciate the complex but sincere offering they have for us. They put all their trust and devotion and love into us without question, something that we as people lack in each other. In a word the offer "unconditional" love. No matter what the circumstances of the day, bad or good they are there waiting and always happy to see us. A lick to the face and a wagging tail (short or long) makes you melt and the days problems seem so far gone as to be forgotten all together. Unfortunately, not all people understand this but for the lucky few who cherish and understand a dog, they are an irreplaceable part of our lives.
     
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    Murphy is my first dog so id have this to come at some point its not something i try to think about. I was bad enough when i lost our old cat at 16 and waited a year until i got another. But when Murphy is at the groomers for the day the house is soleless empty and i miss talking to him... having a shadow following me round the garden and the bark when the mail comes through the door. Or silly things like he likes to lick the lid from my yougart pot when im done. Mines nearlly 9 so hoping i have many years yet with him.
     
  13. sullivan

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    So well put i agree with all you said.
     
  14. Blitz

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    I once had a week without a dog. The first day I was actually glad not to have to go for a walk, the second day I was missing it and the third day I was on the phone trying to get a dog and picked her up a few days later. I once lost 2 dogs in a tragic accident and I got a rescue dog a couple of days later. I need a dog, I can still grieve for the old one. Luckily I have nearly always been a multiple dog owner so the loss of a dog doesnt mean I am dogless and obviously in over 50 years I have owned a fair few dogs.
     
  15. nerd of prey

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    I miss having a dog so much since I moved out on my own three years ago. I really miss having something to look after and going for walks. My partner doesn't like walking and I look a bit of a nutter going on my own, and I always feel a bit safer when walking with a dog even if it is my parents cocker spaniel! I really miss having a dog around the house but I know it wouldn't be fair to have one at the moment. Hopefully this time next year I will be getting a greyhound... fingers crossed
     
  16. LouJ69

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    I was going through a bit of a down patch when I decided to get Monty. I know they say that you shouldn't get a dog when you're in that state of mind, but I really feel that he helped me to pick myself up & get moving. So, I'd probably still be feeling like crap if I had never gotten Monty. I feel that he changed my life for the better.
     
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    I've never been without a dog in my entire life...Don't know what I would do....
     
  18. Matrix/Logan

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    I would feel empty and bored!!

    I would miss sitting in the garden watching dogs playing, (we have nearly always had 2), i would miss the walks, the woods just wouldn't be the same without a dog or 2, the comfort, the security, the love, the friendship, the companionship, the fun and laughter that the company of a dog or 2 brings to a house!!!

    I would in a funny way miss the hair floating down my wooden floor in the hall!! the holes in the grass!! the dog toys all over the garden!! the smell of damp dog that fills the lounge on a rainy day!!! LOL ;):wink5::rolleyes:

    Think that's about it really!!

    So i don't think i would ever be without a dog or 2!!
     
  19. Dylan & Daisy

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    I'd carry on as normal....i love Dylan and he's very precious to us but i do miss the freedom i used to have before him however, i know once he's grown this will return. He IS my last dog, i will NOT have another pet after him so i intend to enjoy him, spoil him until the end :D
     
  20. Nonnie

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    My dogs have greatly affected the direction my life has taken. Sometimes for the better, sometimes not.

    When they finally go, i think id like some dog free time. Mostly to get some things sorted, but also because i dont think any dog could be as wonderful and as perfect as my boys.

    Hopefully this wont be an issue for many years to come, even if it means i have to keep sacrificing for them.
     
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