Old Men Miss Many Dogs

This past month my friends, J & C had to put down their amazing dog Dakota.  Last week my friends Mike & Lizzie had to put down their girl Mabel.  It has be a hard month for our friends.  Both of their dogs were fantastic to know and the Chef & I are lucky that we got to know them:
  
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  Dakota, a beautiful Great Pyrenees was stoic and regal however a scratch on his back could turn him into a bumbling puppy in an adult dogs body.  He was the opposite of my dogs, relaxed and regal and he played a vital role in one if my best friend's lives.  He will be missed and remembered fondly in many people's hearts.
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  Mabel,  an amazing Bull Mastiff was the first dog that Mike & Lizzie shared and always seemed to me to be the protector of the family.  She was a stoic mama bear.  Not to mention an absolutely gorgeous girl.  She will be missed and remembered fondly in many people's hearts.
I know that losing a dog can be devastating.  I often think of my dog Cheyenne, I had her in college, she was hit by a car and later died in my arms.  I slept  wept in the garage that night.  I still think about her and miss her.  She was a part of who I was at the time and her memory will always remind me of that.  I cannot even fathom what it would be like to lose our boys.  I know that day will come eventually but for now I block it out.
Dogs have a way of knowing exactly how we feel at exactly anytime.  They teach us compassion and they teach us about true love.  We are better people because of our dogs.  I am a better mother because of my dogs.
My heart goeas out to my friends who have lost their babes.  
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