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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/22/2020 01:26 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/22/2020 01:28 PM
Expires: 01/01/2025 12:00 AM

Thank You Grizzly!! You Made Life Better For All Around You!! ~ John Hamilton

Arnold, CA...Last week I lost a friend, his name was Grizzly. He passed away in his sleep after a cancer battle. Yes, he was a dog but he was much more than that, he was a fixture of our family. He was a beautiful ray of sunshine whenever he was around. While Golden's seem to be a top choice for therapy dogs Grizzly took his emotional intelligence and support to another level. Grizzly was one of those special dogs that was more human than many humans.

In the photo above are three young pups ready to take on the world. The pup on the left just graduated from High School, Grizzly is the pup in the center just starting his canine journey. The pup on the right is now married and following a career in the tech industry. Below are Grizzly and his small friend Tink. As his health started to fail she would not leave his side.

His advice to all of us is to smile, wag your tail & put others ahead of yourself. He also knew when to nuzzle and when to just stand by. He knew how to make everyone around him feel better. It was his job to make not only the humans but even the other pets around him feel special.

For my sons he was a happy fixture of their childhood. I think he knew it was part of his job to ease the emotional strains of their lives. As a parent you knew the boys would be OK as long as Grizzly was there to take care of them.

One of the most one of the most overused terms we hear is “Man's Best Friend”. Or it's cynical counterpart if you want a real friend get a dog. Their overuse is prompted by their inherent truth.

Thank you Grizzly!! You were not only my friend but in my life and my son’s lives while we will have and had many pets in our lives you will always be the dog and friend that all others are measured against.

Good bye Grizzly your canine life had a human sized impact.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-01-22 13:45:08   By: Anonymous
So sorry for your loss. Long live the other pups!

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    Re: Grizzly
    Posted on: 2020-01-22 14:06:16   By: Anonymous
    How Sad! Yes our Best Friends, Forever

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-01-22 14:06:56   By: Anonymous
I shed a tear for your loss!

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So Sorry
Posted on: 2020-01-22 15:44:44   By: Anonymous
So very sorry to read about your baby - the very worst part of having a pet is knowing this is coming.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-01-22 21:22:38   By: Anonymous
I have fostered, owned and loved many pets. Each one holds a place in my heart. The loss of each is a pain I carry with me in heart everyday, many times the loving memories bring tears. My life was richer with each bond I shared with them. I will always have animals in my life, and can't imagine life without them. So sorry for your companion loss. Please find peace knowing that you made his lifetime better by choosing him as a companion, as he did the same for you.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-01-22 21:31:34   By: Anonymous
The loss of a loved one, be it human or animal, is a rough one. Peace be with you.

I think this music video sums up the loss:
James Blunt breaks down as he appears with his ailing father in heartbreaking video.

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    Posted on: 2020-01-22 21:35:50   By: Anonymous
    Streaming tears.

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      Posted on: 2020-01-22 22:12:27   By: Anonymous
      Thanks for sharing. Those of us who have loved a dog know how it hurts when they leave us. We will see them again I’m sure.

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      Re: animal loss is heart loss
      Posted on: 2020-01-22 22:31:27   By: Anonymous
      After seeing and reading this post quickly brought back the loss we experienced just a couple months ago. Our little Blossom (14 years young) had a heart condition that was slowing her down. Our son was up to help when his dad had his hip replaced. His dog Drama came along but was having difficulty breathing and eating. We hoped the visit to Arnold Vet clinic would help our precious dogs. Unfortunately, they were at a point were nothing could help andwe lost both within a half hour. As others have shared, these four legged furry creatures hold such a special place in our families and hearts forever.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-01-22 23:11:33   By: Anonymous
John, So very sorry to hear about your loss of Grizzly. Alice Montgomery

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    Posted on: 2020-01-23 06:41:14   By: Anonymous
    Alice has no heart..

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      Posted on: 2020-01-23 07:49:57   By: Anonymous
      Yeah, but she got one fine booty.

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      Posted on: 2020-01-23 10:02:48   By: Anonymous
      You need a firearm induced lobotomy you heartless slob.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2020-01-23 08:13:33   By: Anonymous
I often wake in the wee hours of the morning and start to think of the loved ones I've lost. Strangely I think more of my dogs I've lost and I think it's because they have such a short life span, and I wonder if I could of prolonged it somehow. Then again, my best friends had never once told on me, stolen from me, spanked me, but I did catch one of them doing my cousin when I was 13, at least I was able to blackmail her for a few years. If only back then we had smartphones.
John, I give you a bad time a lot, but from the bottom of my heart, I'm sorry for your loss of Grizzly.

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    Re: /\/\ Condolences for Grizzly
    Posted on: 2020-01-23 15:50:09   By: Anonymous
    So sorry for your loss of Grizzly. The little guy is really cute! We have a little guy like him to and he makes my day when he comes into my room to visit me in the mornings and ask for a treat (he knows how to open my door LOL!). Steve

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      Re: /\/\ Condolences for Grizzly
      Posted on: 2020-01-24 06:45:58   By: Anonymous
      Reuben, steve, steven..can you say mental disorder. Wth, who am I? Huh? Oh yep lol!

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See you on the other side, Grizzly
Posted on: 2020-01-23 11:12:04   By: Anonymous
I’m so sorry for your loss, John.

Can you just imagine frail, egotistical humans in their place?! They don’t speak our language, they must rely on often distracted and lazy humans for food, water, and even the chance to relieve themselves. Our pets have almost zero autonomy, and yet they look up at us, day after day, with eyes filled with love and trust. They try, throughout their entire lives, to fit in, to be a “part of”, to be useful, to be funny, to be reliable. How would we humans act in their same circumstances? It’s incredible to me that we are gifted by the universe with the loving presence of a pet. When I was a kid, I just sort of took the family dog (and cat) for granted. I couldn’t see what an immeasurable treasure they were, or how their presence would consistently reassure me, even at my most unloveable.

To paraphrase, I think that dogs, especially, are clear proof that the universe loves us and wants us to be happy.

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