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Dahitman44

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Dahitman44

I just wanted to say thanks to all that have been supportive during this tough time for my family. The tough times are now over.

Boomer, our 11.5 year old yellow lab, (AKA "Boomie") died this morning at 6:35 am in my arms.

Boomer was one of the family -- our first born, if you will. It will be very difficult to be without Boomer, but we do have 16 month old Copper.

Thanks again to all --

Hitman

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harvey lee

Sorry to hear about the loss of a friend and remember that Boomie wont be in any pain any longer. I have went through this as many have and time will heal all. Just remember all the good times that you had with Boomie.

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marine_man

sorry for your loss!

marine_man

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huntnfish

Sorry to hear about your loss, Hitman. Remember the good times and be thankful that Boomer is not in pain any longer.

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Anylakeanytime

My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

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Dahitman44

Thanks so much you guys. I have spoken to some of you over the phone during the day today and I thank you very much -- every little bit helps.

A Neighbor friend wrote this ...

So sorry to hear about Boomer, he was a great dog, friend, therapist and everything to you. When I think of a man and his best friend that is truly you and boomer. He had a good life. Hang in there and let us know if there is anything you need.

A Guy I work with wrote this ... He is a poet and writer.

I'm sorry to hear about Boomer's death. I can't imagine a member of the

family dying in my arms. I hope everyone is able to handle this as his

life is remembered and celebrated.

In The Old House

for Ozzie a German Shepherd

In the morning

Whistling through your nose

You ran in new snow

And when you came inside

With all this startling winter

It melted in the old house where you slept

In the afternoon

You panted under the reasonably eternal sun

Swam barking in the lake

Got caught in a howling thunderstorm

And slept with us

In the cool-dry daydreams of the old house

In the evening

I kissed and held your death

Your beautiful death in the old house

At night

I try to sleep after tears

Like a predictable storm

Which takes me away

The snow tries to get into the old house

The wind tries to get into the old house

I turn on my single pillow

The only thing that enters the old house

Now

Is the whistle of the train like a holy chant

And you are gone

Hang in there,

Jim

Thanks again to all.

Hit

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eyehunter

Sorry to hear about this Hittman. Hang in there.

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Dahitman44

Eye --

Thanks. I don't know if you ever met Boomie out on the frozen water, but he was a heck of a pup.

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blulund

Hitman,

Been through what you are going through a couple of times now. Those big retrievers are almost human, in fact I think they are better than most humans I have met. I saw your other post about cremating your dog and wanted to respond albeit I may to too late. There is a really nice pet cemetery located just south of Fargo on south university drive. I only live about a 1/2 mile away and have buried a couple of dogs there. It is called Sundown and is listed in the Fargo phone directory. When I had my last dog buried there it was $75.00 and this included a marker and burial box. Just thought you should know about this option and let you know my thoughts are with you.

Blulund

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DEADhead

sorry to hear about the news hitman. at least you were there with him when he passed on. my condolences.

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onemagnum

blulund you're right but it's kind of funny that I live about a mile and a half from there, to the south in Forest River. Hitman,sorry to hear about Boomer, I've got a three year old chocolate that made us go from a queen size bed to a king, they're something else.

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cliffy

Hitman:

I am sorry to hear of your loss. Like others have said, remember the good times and be thankful for the joy he brought to your family. Its amazing how attached we become to our pets. Just thinking about the day our family dog was put down chokes me up....and that was over four years ago. Stay strong brother....

Cliffy.

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Dahitman44

Thanks again to everyone. You guys have been a great help to me and my family. My wife read some of your posts last night and she really liked them.

thanks

Hit

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bobby617

hit., so sorry to here about boomer., I'm Glad i got to see him this summer .,take care buddy

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fisherdog19

My sympathies to you and your family. The only therapy is to fish.

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Dahitman44

Thanks, BOB.

FDog -- Yeah I need to get out a little more. I went to the cities this weekend for a Twins game and that helped too. Still strange to come home and not see him.

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svttom01

My sympathies go out to you. I had to put down my first dog, a 13 year old lab down in April of this year. Still can't get over the fact that he's gone, but I'm sure time will help mend the sadness.

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Dahitman44

It is still so strange to get up and not see him waiting for some food or jingling his tags.

Still so strange ...

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Anylakeanytime

I have been there. That eerie feeling eventually goes away. Hang in there my brother. It will go away.

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