when it rains it pours.. lost another

cindyandmochaNovember 11, 2011

When it rains it pours right? Right on the heels of Mocha, we just lost Rusty today as well. He went while napping in the bedroom this afternoon. I was glad he went in his sleep rather than having to take him in. We knew it would be soon, since he was old. We got him when he was 3 years old and Mocha was only a year old. He had heart-worm when we adopted him, and literally had buckshot everywhere embedded in his skin. However, lots of love and care gave us a wonderful dog. While Rusty may not have been my brightest, he was definitely the most loving and loyal dog I've ever met. And he absolutely adored my husband, if not downright worshiped. He was close to 14 or 15 this year. At 100 lbs, that's a ripe old age.

It is getting quieter and quieter around here lately. But Ginger is left, and she's pretty spry and active. I noticed this evening though she kept traveling from room to room. She just adored Rusty. We've considered we may need to get another male to have around to keep her company. But that's a thought for another day.

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calliope

Oh what a beautiful boy. You've had a load laid on you and I'm sorry. Of course he adored you and your husband.....He was appreciative of the life and love you shared with him. Some humans could learn a lot from dogs, couldn't they?

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 5:40AM
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homebodymom

Oh I am so sorry. What a difficult time for you and your family. I remember Rusty's story. Have peace knowing that now they are together.
(((hugs)))

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 8:17AM
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ladybugfruit

Oh Cindy!! I am so sorry for you loss...I can't imagine how difficult it must be to lose Rusty so close to Mocha. What a beautiful boy. You and your husband gave him such a wonderful life. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers...
(((((((hugs)))))

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 8:24AM
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schoolhouse_gw

Will be thinking of you. How loyal he looks.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 10:02AM
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cat_mom

More (((HUGS))). He was a beautiful boy.

I am sorry for your loss, esp right on the heels of losing Mocha, as you said.

I wish you and your husband, and of course, Ginger, peace in the days and weeks to come.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 10:56AM
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jomuir

what a beautiful dog he was. So sorry to hear of your loss. He had many good years with you.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 11:58AM
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petaloid

So, so sorry about Rusty. Thanks for giving him a good life.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2011 at 2:26PM
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Ninapearl

oh, cindy, i am so very sorry to see this! bless your heart, you have been through so much in such a short time.

big (((((HUGS))))) to you.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2011 at 10:22AM
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cal_dreamer

I'm so sorry for your loss. That's a beautiful picture of Rusty!

    Bookmark   November 12, 2011 at 10:47AM
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debbiep_gw

So sorry for your loss.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2011 at 1:07PM
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lynn_d

I am so sorry, what a handsome boy. I'm glad he left you on his terms but am so sorry that he did so.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 1:59PM
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pamghatten

Oh Cindy ... I'm so sorry for your loss. It's never easy, but this is too soon. Big hugs to all of you and Ginger too.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2011 at 4:01PM
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fl_gypsy

Cindy I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful boy he was. I know how much it hurts to lose one's furbaby. No other dog can ever take their place because they have laid claim to a piece of your heart that will always belong to only them. If you are like me tho, you will always find room in your heart for one more to claim a place as their own. There are so many out there who need loving homes just as Rusty did. Your heart will tell you when it's time to rescue/adopt another. It hurts so badly to lose them but the joy and love they bring while they are with us can never be equaled. My prayers are with you and Ginger.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2011 at 11:53AM
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kim_okla

I'm so sorry Cindy.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2011 at 12:03PM
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caligal

So sorry for the loss of your wonderful family member.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2011 at 12:45PM
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