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  • RIP Buddy Mate

     John Harding updated 10 years, 6 months ago 15Members · 16 Posts
  • Paul Humble

    July 23, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Im not normally one to share grief on t’internet but this place was like a home to me for 2 years and I know a few of you knew my love for my dog.

    Buddy, the nicest Boxer ive ever met passed away today after having a huge seizure. He has been getting worse for a few months and I had to make the decision that no pet owner wants to make and let him go. For a 12 year old Boxer he was amazing, nothing ever got to him or angered him. Its sort of ironic that his heart was his downfall, as it was his heart that made him so special to me.


  • Glenn Sharp

    July 23, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Gutted for you Paul….

    They become such a big part of our lives it’s heart breaking when you have to let go

    I’m sure in time you’ll remember all the good times

  • David Rogers

    July 23, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    My sincerest sympathies Paul.

    I don’t think we fully appreciate how much these little animals mean to us until we have to say goodbye.

    Even in this time of loss, remember the goods times and the joy he brought you – and you gave to him.


  • Lorraine Clinch

    July 23, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    So sorry to hear about Buddy Paul, having been through many similar experiences before I truly sympathize.
    Macey is now 10, and although she looks great, she is showing signs of age, and her breed are generally known to have about 11 years, so I am gearing myself, and the family up for the dreaded day.

    Thinking of you and your family

  • James Martin

    July 23, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Heartbreaker Pual

    12 years is a good innings though, we only got 8-9 out of our Boxer.

  • Hugh Potter

    July 24, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    it’s devastating to lose a dog, often taken for granted for just being there but, the goodbyes are genuinely heartbreaking,

    was only thinking the other day about my springer and she went about 6yrs ago, feel for ya dude.


  • Shane Drew

    July 24, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    my sympathies too mate. We’ve lost a few dogs recently, all due to old age. They are so much like family, always see the good in us, never judge us, always happy to see us. We could learn a lot from our dogs.

    Thoughts are with you mate from half way round the world.

    Take care

  • Jill Marie Welsh

    July 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Sorry to hear about your beloved dog.
    Nothing like a boxer for being a loyal and intelligent companion.

  • Harry Cleary

    July 24, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Beautiful dog Paul….tough one! 🙁

  • Duncan Wilkie

    July 24, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Sorry Paul, the pain of losing a dear dog is immense. I often reflect on the happiness that our departed friends have brought and it makes me smile.

  • Gary Birch

    July 24, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    I know words won’t ease the pain mate but very sorry to hear about your loss.



  • Nigel Hindley

    July 25, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    lovely looking dog Paul, sympathies, hope you are ok!

  • Lynn Normington

    July 25, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Paul so sorry for your loss, have been through it our selves and know
    how heartbraking it is. Thinking of you all.

    Lynn xx

  • Lee Attewell

    July 26, 2010 at 6:03 am

    It’s gutting isn’t it Paul?

    My little Cocker Spaniel Jake went last September and I miss him every day.

    I really feel for you mate.

  • Marcella Ross

    July 26, 2010 at 8:39 am

    🙁 so sorry for your loss Paul, it’s heartbreaking losing a pet. He was a handsome dog.


  • John Harding

    July 27, 2010 at 7:00 am

    So sorry paul – I had my dog put to sleep a while back and I know how it feels

    keep smiling pal

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