The Funniest, Baddest Dog I Ever Met - Banner

by Barbara
(Finleyville PA)

My and my son's beloved Doberman was carelessly left out of the house when I was not at home.

She was the best dog I ever had, followed me everywhere, greeted me and my son at the door every evening. She jumped in the air to catch snowflakes and raindrops.

She died 9/19/14. I went to get pizza for our clan and someone opened the kitchen door and didn't close it. I came home to see her standing in the backyard. The whole family was out after her. She ran to the front of our house onto the street and was hit by a car.

Our wonderful vet lives up the street. I ran to his house. His wife and her friend got a stretcher. Banner was placed on the stretcher, then my son and the two women took her to the clinic a block away.

The vet came in, looked at her with tears in his eyes, and said she was on her way out.

She was only 7, with many years left. Due to carelessness, my son and I lost our very best friend. We are grieving terribly.

I like having a dog around for security as well as friendship. I have been thinking today of the need for a dog vs. a disloyalty to my Banner.

Looking at her picture brings tears to my eyes. \I like the security of a dog, but never want to inflict my expectations of Banner on another dog.

Do I get a dog or a pup? My son would like a pup. I would like a Doberman that is able to fill the role of an adult dog.

I know one dog doesn't replace another. The heartache is horrific for both of us.

There is a sense of betrayal to Banner in getting a dog so soon, and feeling the need to have another friend.

Thank you for reading this. Sympathies to all who have lost best friends!

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I'm So Sorry
by: Soobee21

Barbara, I am very sad for you, for the terrible way you lost your baby. It must have been a big shock and very hard to deal with.

My heart goes out to you and your family, and to anyone else who has lost their little baby and is grieving. One day we will all smile again. It will get easier. Time is a healer.

God bless you all and may He keep our little ones safe in his arms. XX

Sorry for the Hole in Your Heart!
by: Carrie

I'm so sorry that you lost your sweet pup in such a terrible manner. I'm sure Banner felt your love and had a wonderful life, a life that Banner would want to be shared with another.

Banner and all pups want others to feel the love we have to share.

Please think of rescuing a pup or adult dog when you think of giving your love to a new family member. In remembrance of Banner, you will be saving a life, two lives actually. The pup you take home with you and the one that moves into his foster home.

May your memories bring you peace of heart. They are never gone from our hearts!

Carrie - mom to sweet Toby & Harley, who left us too soon.

Banner
by: A Friend

I am so sorry for your loss. I am still grieving for my baby, who was suffering from kidney failure. I had to make the hardest decision of my life to let go. This was 1 year and 8 months ago today.

I know that he was a true friend. I loved him so much that I could not stand to see him suffer.

My heart goes out to you. Know that you and your son will make the best decision for the both of you. God Bless!

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