Goodbye to Simon

by Teresa and Denzil
(Scottsburg, IN)

It's a very sad day today. We had to say goodbye to Simon, a mixed breed that came to us 14 years ago and adopted us.

He has been the best-natured dog anybody has ever seen. He was so gentle, he helped our grandson overcome his fear of dogs.

He had stopped eating yesterday and this morning his stomach was swelling. I figured it was bloat so we got him to the vet's office as soon as possible.

After an X-ray, they came in and said his spleen had ruptured and his stomach was filling up with blood. The most likely cause was cancer, and at his age, there was nothing that could be done.

He was a kind, gentle soul that will be missed greatly by all of our family.

This site has helped so many of us deal with the loss. I can't express enough how grateful I am to all of you that come here and offer words of comfort.

I put my 'baby' on here in 2010 and just coming and looking at his picture and reading the comforting words helped so much. Simon deserves the same.

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Thank You So Much
by: Teresa

I can't express how much your words mean to me. Simon was the most gentle dog anybody around him ever saw.

My and Denzil's (husband) hearts did break when we learned there was nothing that could be done for Simon. We're convinced he wasn't hurting or suffered. That was a relief. He grew old, but had a good life right to the end.

God Bless all of you for taking the time for your comforting words.

Goodbye to Simon
by: Michelle

Simon will be greatly missed by all of the family. We love and miss you, Simon.

RIP Sweet Simon
by: Carrie

I'm so glad Simon adopted you. I'm sure he felt the love you had for him. Sorry your heart broke.

God's Speed Simon
by: Ed

Rest in peace Simon ... your work here is done.

Goodbye to Uncle Simon
by: Jack

I miss Simon already. He was a nice dog and the only dog I liked.

Love, Jack

Posting Date
by: Teresa

I should have included today's date so all of you know when this was posted.

Friday, July 19, 2013

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