June 15, 2021

Another Goodbye

We had to make a very hard decision yesterday. We knew it was coming, but were hoping we had more time. We had to say goodbye to our sweet little Beefy boy.


I already miss him so much. Even though we were somewhat prepared, it was still so hard to make the final decision and say goodbye when the time came. 

Seeing his little empty bed in the living room, his spot on the couch, the pillow on the bed where he slept every night, and all the other little things we don't really think about on a daily basis are just totally heartbreaking now.

Rest in peace my sweet boy. You will be in my heart forever.

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  1. I'm very sorry Martha. Not much else can be said.

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    1. Thank you Lynn. Give Precious extra loving from me today.

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  2. :-(((((
    (((HUG))) Rest in peace, sweet boy!

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  3. So very sorry, Martha. ((((hugs)))) and peace to you today.

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  4. I am so very sorry.
    Sending hugs.

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  5. Oh Martha, I am so sorry to hear about your little Beefy Boy.

    "Seeing his little empty bed in the living room, his spot on the couch, the pillow on the bed where he slept every night, and all the other little things we don't really think about on a daily basis are just totally heartbreaking now."

    Yes, you're so right. It can be so heartbreaking.

    Beefy was such a little cutie. My family had a Yorkie at one time. He was a Yorkie/Poodle mix -- a YorkiePoo. His name was Keno.

    Please know that you are in my thoughts. X

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    1. Thanks so much Ron. He was such a cute little guy, even when he got to be an old man.

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  6. It's so difficult to say good bye to a beloved pet, Martha. May God grant you His peace.

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  7. Run free Over the Rainbow Bridge sweet little boy. I am so sorry Martha I can feel your pain with you and most of us can because we have felt the same pain. It's the hardest decision to make and I know that empty house syndrome looking at what is Left Behind. Hugs to you and your family

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    1. Thanks Sandra. I know you can relate. I still remember how you cried just looking at the tile after Big Boy went over the rainbow bridge. It's so hard and hurts so much.

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  8. Oh Martha I am so sorry to hear that. Our fur friends are so hard to say goodbye to. Hugs to you!!

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  9. I'm so sorry, Martha! You just made one of the hardest, but kindest decisions you can make. I know that empty feeling but it does get better with time.

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    1. Thanks so much. I know time will heal, at least a little bit. I will always miss my sweet boy.

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  10. That is the hardest thing about having pets. Saying goodbye isn't easy. We can only be thankful for the time we had with them and wonderful memories. Hugs to you today!

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    1. Thanks Ma. That really is the hardest thing with pets, their little life spans just aren't long enough.

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  11. Oh I'm so sorry to hear this. God bless him and you as well. It's the worst decision, but also the best decision. But I know it's hard enough when it's one pet, but so much worse when there is another so close after. Take care.

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    1. Thank you so much Bridget. This is the third I've lost in three years, it's just too much and so heartbreaking.

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  12. I'm so sorry for the loss of you fur baby.

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  13. They take up a space in our hearts for sure. So sorry, Martha.

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  14. Bawling!! Right now, that's all I can say.

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    1. Thank you for bawling with me Anni.

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  15. That’s so sad, Martha. I hope you keep his memory in your heart forever.

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  16. How sad! He was a cute dog and friend!

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  17. Oh Martha so sorry for your loss.

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  18. Very sad news. My condolences -- may your memories of happy times with little Beefy boy bring you heart's ease.

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    1. Thank you Debra. I know in time it will be the cute, sweet, and happy things that I'll carry with me.

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  19. Oh Martha, my heart hurts for yours.

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  20. We're so very sorry, it's never ever easy. Rest in peace sweet boy.

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  21. Martha, I'm so sorry! We've had to do this so many times, and it is never easy. He looks like a precious little soul. Take care.

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    1. Thank you Kim. He sure was a precious little soul. I sure wish our sweet fur babies had a longer life span, it's always heartbreaking to lose them.

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  22. I'm so sorry. What an adorable little guy. It is so hard to say goodbye. They always leave an empty space in our hearts.

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    1. Thank you Dee, they really do leave an empty space in our hearts and in our homes.

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  23. It is never easy having to part with a pet. So sorry, he was a cutie.
    Hugs

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  24. I'm so sorry, honey. I know this pain.

    Big healing hugs. ♥

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    1. Thank you so much Sandee, I can sure use those healing hugs today.

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  25. It is so hard to say goodbye to our dear pets. Time will ease away the pain but the sweet memories will remain in your heart.

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    1. So true Nancy. I'll always remember all the best of his life with us.

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  26. I'm so very sorry. Making those decisions is agonizing and then living with the painful reminders of loss.

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    1. Thanks Margaret. Agonizing is putting it mildly, it's all so hard.

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  27. Martha, this is such sad news, and I'm so very sorry. I know you'll take great comfort in the knowledge that you gave him a wonderful home and a terrific, loving life. He was a happy little guy, and that's because of you.

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    1. Thank you so much Nance. He sure was a sweet and happy little guy. I will miss him so much for a very long time.

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  28. My heart goes out to you......

    Gentle hugs...

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  29. I'm so very sorry for you both. They steal our hearts and keep a piece of it forever. Big hugs my friend.

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  30. I'm so sorry. Sending you BIG hugs. It is never easy and you'll think of him often in the years to come with fun memories and remember that sweet little face.

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    1. Thank you Tamy. I have so many great memories of him, he will always be in my heart.

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  31. Oh I do feel your pain. Out furry family members are so dear and unfortunately have such short lives. I am so sorry he is gone but am so glad you had his love.

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    1. Thanks Carol. Their little lives are way too short, it's always so heartbreaking when we lose them.

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  32. I am so sorry, Martha. It's one of the hardest things we ever do. Big hugs.

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  33. Saying goodbye is hard. Saying goodbye to much loved pet is saddening and painful. We understand and feel your sadness, and send you virtual hugs and strength. Please know you are loved and supported.

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    1. Thank you so much for such a sweet and kind message today, I needed that.

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  34. I am so sorry. It is such a heartbreaking time.

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  35. Ooooh Martha... *gentle hugs*... I am so sorry upon the loss of your sweet little Beefy boy! So incredibly sorry. ((((((((())))))))) It doesn't matter their age or their condition or how much we might have been expecting the time to come.... we're still not ready. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sadness. I hope the knowledge that you WILL see your furry darling again brings you some consolation. Much love~ Andrea xoxoxo

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    1. Thanks so much Andrea. It's so true, we're never ready, even when we know it's time.

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  36. I am so, so sorry for your loss. After losing my all-time favorite dog in February, I could only go 6 weeks without a dog. I still miss Boo every day, as you will miss your sweet Beefy boy. We always think, or hope, there's more time. Beefy boy! Cute little guy.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I'm so sorry for the loss of your sweet Boo. This is the third fur baby I've lost in three years, it's just too much to handle.

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  37. I am so sorry for the loss of your fur baby. We have had to say goodbye to two and it is heartbreaking. Praying a your grieve your loved one.

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    1. Thanks Susan. It is always so heartbreaking, they are part of the family.

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  38. So very sorry to hear this sad news. It's certainly is a hard decision but the right one. It's been 11 years since I lost my last dog and I still miss her terribly. RIP, Beefy Boy.

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    1. Thank you Bill. I'm sorry about you dog too, I think we will always miss them no matter how much time passes by.

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  39. I am so very sorry. It hurts like hell - even when it is the only kind decision to make.

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    1. Thank you. It sure does and of course we never want them to linger and suffer.

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  40. Oh so sorry - so sad.

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  41. (((hugs)))
    I'm so sorry.
    Sue

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  42. I'm so sorry, Martha. Sending you loads of love. xxx

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  43. I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ((Hugs)) It is so hard when they leave us.

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    1. Thanks Debby, it really is so hard and so sad.

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  44. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  45. Deepest condolences, Martha. I am so sorry. Pets are the best and it is a shame we only get them for a short time. Take care.

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    1. Thanks so much, their little life spans sure aren't long enough. It's so sad.

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  46. I'm so sorry, my condolences. He was very cute. I know how hard it is to say goodbye to a pet.

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  47. I am so sorry. That is the hardest decision to make. What a sweet looking dog he was.

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    1. Thanks Ann, he was the sweetest little old man.

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  48. I was so saddened to read this.
    That is such a sweet photograph.
    I send my condolences, thinking of you at this sad time.

    All the best Jan

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  49. Sending you a virtual hug right now. It's such a hard decision and I wish you the best in the days ahead.

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    1. Thank you Alana, I couldn't let the little guy suffer.

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  50. I'm sorry you are grieving your sweet little dog, Martha. Sending you comfort and love during this time of sadness.

    ~Sheri

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  51. So sorry to read this, Martha. I know it was a hard decision, but, one that you had to make. (((HUGS)))

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    1. Thank you Bless. It was one of the hardest decisions ever.

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  52. I'm so sorry! They do become a part of the family. It's such a hard decision, but you loved him well!

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    1. That I did Mary and we miss him so much!

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  53. I'm sorry. You'll surely miss the little guy.

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    1. Thank you GM. I sure do miss him terribly.

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  54. My heart goes out to you on losing that precious little guy. I know just how painful it is to lose a pet who's more like one of your own children.

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    1. Thank you, it really is like they become one of our children.

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  55. Such a heart-wrenching decision, Martha. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  56. Such a sweet face. I am so sorry, Martha. Sending hugs.

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    1. Thank you Rosalea, I can use all the hugs I can get, I'm heartbroken.

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  57. I am soo sorry! if only our fur friends could live as long as we do!

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    1. Thank you Karen. Their time with us is way too short.

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  58. I am so sorry for your loss Martha. They always let us know when it is time, and even when prepared it is never easy. Sending a big hug.

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    1. It's so true Denise and thank you my friend.

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  59. My condolences. It's difficult to take the final step, but I'm sure it was for the best.

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    1. As hard as it was to let him go, I couldn't let the little guy suffer.

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  60. So sorry Martha. It's so hard to let them go. I had to let our Fluffy (ginger cat) go in February and sometimes I call the other cats by his name. Big hug xx

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    1. Thank you Sami. It is so hard. I'm sorry for the loss of your Fluffy too.

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  61. So sorry for you! It's really difficult to say goodbye to furry friends -- they become such an integral part of our lives. My condolences.

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    1. Thank you, they are definitely family.

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  62. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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  63. sorry to hear that .
    he was cute.

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    1. Thank you Jel. He was such a cute little old man and sweet as could be too.

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  64. Martha, my heart goes out to you. xxx I know the feeling. It's so hard. Sending LOTS of hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Thanks Rain. I know you love your fur babies like I do, they're like our children. I hope all your babies are still doing well and I hope you are too.

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  65. We were so saddened to read of the loss of your dear little one, may he forever run free and may you find joy in your memories of him. Please let me know if we may honor him by including him in the June edition of Our Rainbow Friends ... thank you.
    Ann ~ zoolatry at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you so much. I would love for you to include my Beefy boy in the June Rainbow friends.

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  66. I am so sorry. He sure is a sweet little guy. Take care-you've had a lot of loss with your furry family members.

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    1. Thank you Sam. He was the sweetest little old man, I miss him so much. I have had a lot of loss, he's the third in three years. :(

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  67. I'm so sorry! Letting go of our beloved pets is one of the hardest things to do, isn't it? They are family.

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    1. Thank you Elle, It's completely heartbreaking. :(

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  68. Oh, such devastating news, I am so sorry. The hole a beloved pet’s loss leaves behind is vast indeed. I am so very sorry.

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    1. Thank you so much J, it is so hard and so sad.

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  69. So sad, so sorry for you, it is never easy:(

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  70. So very sorry for your loss of your sweet little boy. It is never easy to say good-bye to them. May you find comfort in your memories of him.

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  71. So sorry for your loss. Pets are a big part of family and it is never easy to lose a loved one.

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    1. It sure is hard. Thank you Chris.

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