A friend in Canada (thanks, BucksMom) recommended this site to me, so I've been reading some of the stories of how these wonderful dogs have impacted everyone's lives. My Concho was 16 when he died yesterday morning. I adopted him when he was 11 and had to retire from being a sniffer dog, and he gave me 5 years of complete joy and happiness. He was a great big floppy dog with a huge heart, and I miss him terribly. There's a big hole in my life now where he was, and my younger dog (7 year old Lab mix named Casey) is having a hard time as well. She keeps looking for him and it breaks my heart that he's no longer here. I just wanted to share a bit of his story because I know people here will understand.
Concho was a beautiful boy. I am sure he gave you great joy during those 5 years. Dogs go through greiving periods too so Casey being sad is normal. Just give Casey alot of love and attention and the two of you will get through it together. I have been there too many times. I know what you are going through. There is no easy way to deal with it. I still cry for my dog Ashley who we lost 3 years ago. Just remember all the good memories you shared and keep him in your heart. God Bless!
It is never easy. We never have these prescious labs long enough. I lost my first lab to leukemia at 9 1/2 years old. It broke my heart. Please take comfort in the wonderful memories you have of Concho. :'(
Our time together is always too short.
This is from Winnie the Pooh:
“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you
Run free sweet Concho, you gave much joy and happiness in your life.