Thursday, October 29, 2015

Goodbye, Griffin


This afternoon my husband and I had to say goodbye to Griffin, who after battling cancer for 4 months finally decided he'd had enough. While I'm an absolute mess, there's comfort in knowing Gatsby (who we lost at Christmas last year) was waiting for him and they get to be the ridiculous boxers they always were together once again.

Adopting Gracie a few months ago gave me a new perspective on our boys as well, and I'm so grateful that neither of them experienced what Gracie has in her short life and instead spent every day of the 8 years we had with each of them warm, fed, and loved beyond measure. You will be missed my sweet boy.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. Big hugs.

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  2. *HUGS* I'm so sorry for your loss. So hard to lose a fur baby.

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  3. So sorry for you loss. Sending a million hugs. With love, Liza

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  4. So sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love and hugs your way.

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  5. So sorry for your loss, Jenny. It's always so hard to say goodbye. :(

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  6. Oh, Jenny… I’m very sorry for your loss. Hugs.

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  7. I'm heartbroken for you guys, Jenny... so soon after his brother. Those two wonderful pups of yours had a great life for sure and it's always the ones left behind that have the harder time. So glad that you guys at least have Gracie now! *hugs*

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  8. Awwww I'm so sorry about your loss. Losing a loved one is never easy, especially a cute looking dog like that. I'm sure he was a great dog and was loved in his life :) and now he's in a happy place for good doggies like him!

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  9. *hugs* I'm so glad that he had the both of you to be such good puppy parents too! I'm sure he had a wonderful life and knew how much he was loved.

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  10. I'm so sorry, Jenny. <3 Pets are family so really sorry for your loss.

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  11. I am so sorry :( We lost our Sheila in November of last year and our Piper in April. It was devastating to lose them both in such a short period of time. Piper had cancer too :( My heart hurts for you. Sending big hugs your way! You are amazing for adopting another pup. We also filled the beds our girls left behind with a shelter pup and a stray we found living under a car.

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  12. I'm so very sorry to hear you, but Griffin is now frolicking and playing around with Gatsby! <3 And I'm sure that he and his brother had a beyond wonderful life with you and your husband.
    Hugs and love to you and your husband, Jenny! <3

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  13. So sorry about Griffin, Jenny! I lost my two boxers in the span of a few months, so I know what you're going through. <3

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  14. I had to make that decision for my boy, Sherman, in April. He was special. I know how hard it is to lose your four legged family members. Hugs to you.

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  15. I'm sorry to hear about your loss. *hugs*

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  16. Griffin was lucky to have you as his mom. What a huge loss. <3

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  17. I'm sorry to hear about Griffin, Jenny. :(

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  18. Oh Jenny :*( *HUG* I'm so, so sorry that you and your family are going through this again...so soon after Gatsby! Both he and Griffin were lucky to have a family like yours and it's like you said: at least they're together now ♥ I know other animal family members never replace the ones we lost, but I'm glad that you have Gracie to remind you of the good times, and I'm sure that Griffin and Gatsby live on in her. I'm so sorry for your loss. R.I.P Griffin xoxox

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  19. Big hugs. I lost a dog this year too. She was 16 1/2 years old and lost use of her mid back back. I adopted a rescue dog last month and although I miss Daisy I am happy to be able to give Ren a good home. They are lucky to have you. Give Gracie some extra hugs too.

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  20. I'm so sorry, Jenny! If feels like you've lost a family member, right?

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  21. I'm so sorry about your loss of Griffin, but I hope you find some comfort in knowing that he is together again with Gatsby and suffering no longer. Big hugs to you, Jenny.

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  22. My heart goes out to you and your husband. I dread the day that one of ours goes. They're both waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge. If you have never heard of it, it's an awesome poem about our pets. Not that it makes it any easier, but he's no longer in any pain and is with his brother Gatsby. I know you have lots of wonderful memories of both Griffin and Gatsby. If they're any anything like my pair of Doxies, they sure as heck made memories. Lots of healing hugs to you both.

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  23. So sorry, Jenny. It's been almost 17 months since I lost Bruno, and I am still not over it, they leave paw prints on your heart and soul. I am glad you have Gracie. Hugs!

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  24. What a sweetheart! So sorry to hear of your loss, Jenny. But I am glad that you have found comfort in the fact that you were able to provide love for Griffin every day, and he no doubt brought you joy and gave you love every single day, as well!

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  25. I'm so sorry for your loss of Griffin! Losing a companion animal (who's really just a furry member of the family) is such a hard thing to go through.

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