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Re: My best friend - March 8th 2013, 07:20 PM

Hi Libby,

I know exactly how you feel. When I was a few months old, my family got a very young German Sephard (he was a few months old aswell). I grew up with his dog (Cody). Cody protected me 24/7, and I had a bond with him greater than any friends, or family. If my brother went to chase or attack me, he'd get bit. If I decided to go out for a run, Cody went with (without a leash, because I knew he'd never go to far away). Around age 12, I went to bed on the couch, and Cody was sleeping across from me as he always did. I woke up the next morning, called him over, and he didn't move. I went over to him and he was stiff, but his eyes remained open, and they were staring at the couch I was sleeping on. Cody died watching over me. The next 4-6 weeks were the hardest weeks of my life (far harder than when some of my relatives passed away).

Losing a pet, is just as hard (and sometimes harder depending on the relationship you have with them) as losing a family member. Our pets are our family - and we usually grieve just the same. The next few weeks will be hard for you, but I know you can get through it. When Cody died, I made a huge poster full of pictures of him, and that has always made me feel better being able to have atleast something to look at in memory of him. Sometimes I swear that I hear his bark, and it could just be another bark, but I'd like to think that he still is doing what he always has done: watching over me.

Stay strong, and feel free to PM me if you ever need to talk.

Best wishes,

I hope you know that you deserve it all. The best, the most honest, the most beautiful purest love in the world. Not only to be loved by others, but to be loved by yourself. To look in the mirror and think "Yes, I'm exactly who I want to be". To speak up and be proud of yourself. To be brave and open. You deserve the nicest and most caring people to walk into your life. You deserve it all, you know. The whole world...