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The Two Things I Really Hate About Dogs
by Duke LaRance
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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The two things I really hate about dogs?
You get way, way too attached to them
And they donít live nearly long enough

Itís just over five years
Since I bid my best buddy Aarfy good-bye
I hope to join him again someday
In that big dog house in the sky

Aarf, you were my traveling companion
And very dear old hunting friend
I wish that we could kick around
Those hunting grounds again

And now you still sleep out back
Where I had to lay you low
Thereís still a pain deep in my heart
When past that place I go

Today I suffered once again
By laying Chunky in the ground
She set out for that doghouse
And didnít make a sound

I knew I must do right by her
Although it seemed not right by me
Now Aarf can see her laying there
Underneath the apple tree

Weíd saved her from a certain death
From the pound, itís been ten years
And now weíve had to say good-bye
Through a sad veil of tears

The two things that I really hate about dogs?
You get way, way too attached to them
And they donít live nearly long enough

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Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 4/22/2013
Anyone that loves dogs know that a day will come when an impossible choice must be made. Or, actually better than having to make "the choice", as sad as it may be, the dog will pass on on it's own. I recently had to put my dear Kody down and my wife and I cried for days. Then, through a twist of fate, Mushi came into my life and, though Kody and the fifty years between when all those beloved members of my family passed on will always be remembered, there is a new (seven year old) life that is now in my keep and the love of those that came before is now bestowed upon Mushi, and his love, I know, is bestowed upon me.
So sorry for your double loss. My suggestion, though, do not wait! Bring another into your life and your life will go on.
Reviewed by Linda Hill 4/18/2013

( Tears )....Many condolences, Duke. I understand completely how you feel. They become more than pets, but a part of the family. God be with you.

Many blessings,
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 5/27/2007
know the feeling
but whatever would we have done without them
take care
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/28/2006
The two things that I really hate about dogs?
You get way, way too attached to them
And they donít live nearly long enough

I couldn't agree more, Duke, and I know your pain far too well. It took me 10 years after my Pepper died to get another dog. I started bringing home cats instead. But now, I've got four lovable dogs, and quite a few cats, and I don't know if I could ever live without some kind of pet around here at all times.

Hope you soon find another wonderful pal at the pound - the very best place to find wonderful dogs truly in need of a loving home.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/28/2006
Tears.....this is truly a sad read for sorry about your loss my dear friend!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/26/2006
Agreed, Duke...Rufuz sends his condolances and lickie kisses to slurp up those tears...we have had Ruffie for about 6 years of his 7 year life and damn if I can even think of a day gone by without his tail waggin or his tongue givin his daddy kisses...check out the following site and read the poem, I think, while you may cry further, it will help make you feel better with a look to the future:

Peace and sympathies, Ed & Rufuz

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