Goodbye to Ben

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Goodbye to Ben

Post by Katarina » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:35 am

Ben went into status tonight and unfortunately we had to put him to sleep. He was going to be 1 in a few weeks. I just cant believe that he is not here anymore. I already miss him so much.

This awful, awful illness took the best dog I have ever had from me- i hate it! Ben was the most perfect dog and did not deserve this at all.

Thank you all for a place I could visit to catch my breath. Please give your dogs a big cuddle and tell them you love them for me, they are all so special. You are all so special too, for the love these dogs need can only come from special people.

I love you and miss you my Benji Boy x
Katarina, mother of Ben (Irish Setter),
You didn't deserve the hand you were dealt my Benji,
you will stay with me forever.

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Re: Goodbye to Ben

Post by gtfire » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:43 am

So sorry, I feel your pain.

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Re: Goodbye to Ben

Post by Gentle Jacob's mom » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:22 am

Hi Katarina,
I'm so sorry to hear this. It's been a bad week for our epi dogs here hasn't it. You and Benji did not deserve this. I hate this effing disease...


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Re: Goodbye to Ben

Post by ZumiePaps » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:28 am

Oh my gosh..I'm so sorry to hear this. He was such a young heart breaks for you. You did so much for him. Run free Ben!
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Re: Goodbye to Ben

Post by seebr5640 » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:50 am


I am so sorry about Ben. I hope you find the strength and courage to move on. Remember the good times. Do not allow this disease to make it feel like you did something wrong. You were the best mother for Ben.

In my thoughts and prayers,
Barb & Sampson

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Re: Goodbye to Ben

Post by Apache » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:31 am

I am so saddened to hear this news about Ben. News like this gets to me everytime as I get very emotional while reading it. Such a young fellow, too. My heart goes out to you, Katarina as I'm sure this is a difficult time for you. Cherish those fun times you had with Ben! God bless him!


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Re: Goodbye to Ben

Post by Mandypop » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:24 am

I'm so very sorry to hear you've lost your beloved Ben, life seems so unfair at times.

Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Poppy - 9 year old whippet/greyhound (20 kg)

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Re: Goodbye to Ben

Post by MK's mom » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:59 am

Katarina, I'm just seeing this because I've been off CEN for awhile now.

I am so sorry for your boy!! Being and Irish Setter person myself it stabs my heart a little harder.

May the shamrocks fall softly on sweet Ben/

3.5 yo Irish Setter boy
First seizure 7/26/2013
Last seizure 3/24/2014
5 yo Irish Setter boy
First seizure 1/25/06
Last seizure 9/4/2009

Aug 17, 2004- Sept. 22, 2009
May the shamrocks fall softly sweetpea

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