RIP Mr. Murphy ... we love you and miss you.

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   Posted 2/24/2010 3:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so sad.  We were all ready to bring him home tonight ... kids were so excited ... they made him a nest for his recovery, and "Welcome Home Murphy, Get Well Soon" signs all over the house.  They were figuring out a schedule and going to take turns sleeping downstairs with him since he wasn't going to be able to go upstairs for a while. 
10 minutes after I got to work, the vet called to tell me that he died.  I cried ... right in front of my students.  I couldn't stop.  This little tribe of 4 year olds were hugging me and patting me and crying right along with me.  During my break, they made cards to cheer me up.  One little boy said "Go ahead and cry Miss Dawn, I'll hold your hand til you feel better.  And then we'll sing a little song.  Sometimes we just need to cry and sing."  What wise, sweet little friends i have. 
My own children are so sad ... I still haven't told the little one, she is at a friend's house for a while.  I feel like my heart is just totally broken ... not only for Murph, but for my kids.  I miss him so much.  My house is so empty. 
At least he's not suffering any more.  RIP Murph ...

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   Posted 2/24/2010 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Dawn....what a heartbreaking end to a wonderful life. I am so, SO glad you were with your students...what amazing love and comfort they offered you.

You and your family have my's a large hole in the heart when a beloved pet leaves us, and I know you will all be feeling the grief for some time. I hope the memories will help ease the pain in time.

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   Posted 2/24/2010 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
so sorry for the lose of your beloved Murph. It is so hard to loose a pet that has been a part of the family, just remember you do have your memories with him and he can still be a part of your family in your hearts. When my family lost our pet we got through it by remembering all the funny things she did, and talked about all the good things she did to make our life so happy. It has been several years but we still talk about her even now. My prayers will be with you and your family

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   Posted 2/24/2010 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a feeling I won't be able to walk by Friday evening. It's my last day at work ... I am going to miss these kids sooooo much. I was sad enough about leaving, but excited about being able to take care of my family ... and then Murph got so sick ... and then we thought he'd get better ... and then he died ...

Good Lord ... I am a mess. I hurt in places I didn't even know I had. This just might be a night for meds that will zonk me out. I only have a few and save them for emergancies ... but I think that tonight qualifies. My eyes are nearly swollen shut from crying ... I just want to sleep.

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   Posted 2/24/2010 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, do-over, I am so so sorry to hear that Mr. Murphy has passed away. I know you and your kids must be heart-broken. I know the house must seem empty without him there. I wish I was there so I could give you a nice soft hug. It is so sweet what that young boy said to you. Sometimes young children are the wisest. Children have the purest hearts when they are young. We are all here for you. I am just so sorry about this. I wish there was more I had to say. I just don't know what all to say. I am just so sorry. I am sure that Mr. Murphy is in animal heaven and in no more pain. Hang in there hon. Things will get better with time.
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   Posted 2/24/2010 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear do-over. I am so sorry to hear that your Murphy has passed onto heaven but please take some comfort in knowing that his pain is gone which I know is what you wanted. It isn't biblical or anything like that but I truly believe that our pets do go to heaven and are waiting to be re-united with us. They bring us so much joy and happiness they just have to be there to help make it paradise for us. After all they give us a glimpse of it while here with us on earth. Please take care and many hugs to you and your family. Lisa
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   Posted 2/24/2010 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   

Do over,

I am so so sorry!  My heart hurts for you and your family, my Cinder ella died in January and although the pain has eased some, there still is and probably always will be a hole in our home and hearts!

Journal your feelings and cry.....I know its hard to believe but it will get a little easier with time.  We did a farewell ceremony with our 2 daughters (they were kids 14 yrs ago when we brought Cinder home) it did help to remember what a crazy puppy she was.  Mr. Murph sounds like he was quite a character, Sassy is right he is in doggy heaven!  Please, please go on line and order "For Every Dog and Angel".  Trust me, this book will help you and your children!

You are in my prayers!


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   Posted 2/24/2010 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks everyone. i am realizing how much Murphy was a part of everything around here. when we fed the dogs, we filled three bowls. when we got out dog cookies, we got three. when we laid by the fire in the evening after supper, i leaned against him.

so tonight, like a ditz, i got three bowls, three cookies ... and had to lean on the couch instead of my warm furry boy.

i didn't trip over him, he didn't get in the trash, he didn't steal anything out of the fridge, he didn't clear the room with his gas, he didn't lick the cat til it's all wet and soggy ... and I missed of of the stuff that usually drives me nuts about him.

he was such a sweet, gentle giant .... a whopping 110 pounds of sugar. i have to wait up til 11 to go get my son from school ... but i am so tired i feel like i may just keel over. ugh ...

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   Posted 2/24/2010 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
So sorry for your loss do-over :(
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   Posted 2/24/2010 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Do-over,

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my Dharma in November and I still cry over her. But I am getting a puppy in March and I am looking forward to that.

You will be at a loss for a while. But think about all the good memories you and your family have of him. That will bring you comfort.

Thinking of you.

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   Posted 2/24/2010 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
So sorry for your loss do-over. I'm thinking about you tonight.

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   Posted 2/24/2010 11:39 PM (GMT -7)   
may he RIP>

please take care of yourself. hugs, melissa
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   Posted 2/25/2010 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Do-over, I'm SOOOO sorry about your losing Mr. Murphy. It does leave a hole in your life. Try to take it easy, this is a lot of stress and stress is hard on our bodies. Diane
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   Posted 2/25/2010 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I am shutting this thread down now.  This story has been far too heart-wrenching and has adversely affected some of our members.  Do-over, I'm sorry you lost your friend but now it's time to move on.  Mr. Murphy is at peace now.
Any more posts will be deleted.

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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 2/25/2010 1:32:52 PM (GMT-7)

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