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It was all too much..


I wanted to write this last week but I wasn't able to as it felt too raw.. The weekend before last we lost our second baby Obi (yes he was a dog not a human). We lost Tyler about 3 years before  and it hurt but somehow having Obi to come home too meant we just poured all our left over love back into him.

With me working from home you can imagine my bond with the little man. He was my constant companion, who lay at my feet under my desk everyday and was kind enough to let any child that fancied pull his ears and prod his nose without ever raising a growl.

Tyler passed in the middle of the night with me by his side at a late night local vet but Obi we had to organise. It meant a new situation with the children and a 6 and 5 year old rather than 2 and 3 as they were last time.

I didn't lie to them, I would hate to be lied too, so we chose to be honest. Kitty was distraught and so we all sat and had a cry and then declared it was time to be happy for Obi and make him feel good.

Harrington chose a toy to give to him to take to Obi and Kitty drew a picture of them both together chasing rabbits.

The next few weeks will be lonely. We know we will have another dog as we feel they make a little family quite complete but for now we will remember our little guy and his bigger brother with the fond memories they have created for us over the last 13 years and just focus on how lucky we were to have had them.

Have you lost a pet? Did you get another one after? How long did you wait?


33 comments

  1. oh i am so sorry, i am in tears here! yes i lost my dog penny who i had when i was 10 and she died when i was 23. i adored her! i waited till i was settled in my new life before i had a new dog. my current dog is now 10 and age is creeping in fast, i don't think i could wait too long, a home needs a dog...i think you will know when the time is right for all of you. huge hugs xxxxx

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  2. We lost our Labrador Harry four weeks ago. He was 11.5 years old and he was our first baby. I work from home so miss him a lot. It is heartbreaking! Thoughts are with you.

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  3. My husband said it's too early for a new one. We are going to wait a whole.

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  4. A family canvas personalised in my own words, to visually see what is felt but unheard!

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  5. I would love to win a tram scroll for my parents with all the towns on the Mornington Peninsula to put up in their beach house

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  6. I would love one to put one up over our bed with our love story on it... we lived on oppostie sides of the country and have ended up being married. Would love one to show our story.

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  7. The Special moments in our families life would be the perfect theme.

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  8. I would love to win a canvas that I could put my favourite samantha wills quote on as she is an inspirational woman with words that empower so many people x

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  9. my canvas would be called those crazy kids ! i love my my four kids they are all such individuals and all have such quirky personalities they bring light and happiness to my life every day, they fill my heart with joy and pride and make me cackle endlessly in a way it would be my gift to them !!

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  10. Even though i wouldn't have it any other way - I have 2 boys & my hubby and sometimes I feel I miss out on the girly things in life. So my canvas would be a celebration of what it is to be a girl/woman!

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  11. That's so sad, Tessa. He was a good dog. x

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  12. So sorry for your loss. We have a dog called Obi - my son's dog we inherited.

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  13. Words to inspire those committed to the fight cancer metes out .

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  14. he was Bron.. I miss him.. ALOT x

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  15. Oh wow.. its not a name I have seen much on dogs :)

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  16. I agree we will be waiting a while too x

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  17. I want to get one now but that is only as the house feels odd.. I really need to wait x

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  18. No, son's then GF named Obi - I popped by here, by chance and I had to comment. Peace to you & your family.

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  19. I pinned this for later x thank you.

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  20. just a little perhaps to breath it all out first. xxxxx

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  21. Our tram roll would reflect the amazing journey of living in Australia for the past year. ..We are heading back to Canada in a few months to have our first baby and have been looking for a unique item/memory to take back with us to reflect the amazing experience of living in Australia. What a beautiful country this is!

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  22. Our tram roll would have a strong travel focus - we've lived in some amazing places, imagining an old-school tram stopping at those locations is hilarious!

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  23. Family values for our little family to live life by!

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  24. My travels up until I met my partner, had children and then beyond with the family in tow!

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  25. I would theme it for a children's bedroom. All things children love to do. Play in the mud, jump on the trampoline, lick drippy ice-cream....

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  26. My best friend is Danish and we met in Townsville... with all the crazy things we have done in between from all over the world keeping in touch over the past 11 years

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  27. A surfers life, sandy feet, salty hair, coffee in hand, check the point, shark island, wax the board, wet suit on, get out there!

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  28. I too will miss his snoring when I visit :( xx

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  29. All the places we visited on our wedding/ honeymoon French adventure

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  30. The tram roll theme would be for my first daughter bedroom birthday, weight, time of birth , things she loves etc for her to treasure always

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  31. I'd love a personalised nursery canvas commemorating the birth of my daughter. After years of ivf, her birth will be much celebrated.

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  32. I would love a personalized canvas about my travelling, the new friends and memories I've made, my family I met and all the wonderful places

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  33. I will find another little snoring puppy dog :)

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