Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sadness

I dreaded the day I would be writing this post on my blog but the day has arrived.  Little Cooper our basset hound lost his battle with cancer today.  He lived a year past when he should have with the aggressive cancer.  With the new cancer medication and lots of love this little guy had a good life for the past year.  

We enjoyed every second with this guy.  He made our hearts grow bigger with every day we could love him and make him part of our family.

This big lug of love on his adoption day a year ago.  We were so excited to get this guy from the rescue and give him a good home.

He actually smiled like this for the whole 6 hour car ride home to his forever home with us.

He was such a happy little guy.




Cooper and I shared the love of white slipcovered furniture lol!  He loved my white chair and made it his own very quickly.

Good bye sweet boy we will miss you.  You rescued us and gave us such love.  May you find peace and love over the Rainbow Bridge.

Thank you to each and everyone of you that shared Cooper's story and always had love and prayers and good wishes for him.  His journey in life was shortened by cancer but his love he gave will fill our hearts for a million years.

Cooper 2009 to 2017

97 comments:

  1. I am sending you and your family hugs, as I know this intense pain of saying good-by to the dearest friends, our pets.
    Mary

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    1. Thank you Mary. He was a sweet boy and we loved him so. He is going to be missed. Thanks for sharing your heart and sweet words here today.
      Kris

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  2. Oh Kris, I have dreaded seeing this news about Cooper. I understood that it would come but I am bawling now. He touched my heart so much. He was so handsome and those eyes had such soulfulness in them, such a look of contentment with his life with you and your husband.

    God bless you in this time of hurting and sorrow. I want to thank you for giving Cooper a last home that was so loving.

    Dewena

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    1. Thank you sweet friend. I thank you for all the prayers and love you showed to me in regards to Cooper over this past year. I appreciate how much care you showed for this big lug of love. Thank you.
      Kris

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    2. Thanks Dewena,
      We knew this day would come but it is never easy. Little Cooper got a year when they said only weeks to maybe a month or two so we were blessed to see him get this much time. He is at peace and out of pain. Thank you for your sweet and kind words for me today.
      Means so much.
      Kris

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  3. Tears pouring down my face ~ I am so very, very sorry for your family's loss. Bless you again for giving Cooper what was probably the best year of his life ~
    Hugs & strength to you all ~

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  4. Sending you and Terry my sincere condolences on the loss of sweet Cooper...you two were the best thing that happened to him..you gave him such love and care his last year of his life...Divine intervention brought him to you and he to you. He is among the angels and your other fur babies.

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  5. I am so sorry for your loss. Cooper was adorable and found his forever home, even though short, and he was surely happy. Cooper will be waiting for you and Terry on Rainbow Bridge were he will run to you with a big smile on his face.

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  6. I have dreaded this post too...I am so sorry for your loss. What an amazing year of love you gave sweet Cooper. There is a special place in heaven for sweet fur babies like him as well as for the people who gave him so much love. Thank you for giving Cooper the most amazing year of his life and loving him like you did. Rest in peace Cooper, we will see you on the other side. Hugs to you.

    ~Trisha

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  7. Hugs and Prayers for all of you, Cooper had love and happiness and the best life with you all.
    Joy

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  8. tears for your darling. he was so beautiful!
    he smiled because he already knew the best love in all the world . . .
    his forever home!
    and now i see him in his white slipcovered comfy chair in heaven!
    that picture just speaks of it. oh kris.
    i came here from hearing about you from my dear dewena.
    love and prayers to you and your family in your grief. ♥

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    1. Thank you sweet Tammy. So appreciate your kindness shared here. I love Dewena. She is such a dear person.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  9. Aww so so sorry Kris. What a sad day. Sending big hugs xox

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  10. RIP Cooper. So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed getting to know him. Prayers for comfort and peace.

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  11. RIP Cooper. Love and prayers for the family. xoxo

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  12. Oh, Kris! I am so sorry - you must be hurting so much.

    It's the saddest day when our sweet furry four-legged family leaves us.

    May he be waiting for you on Rainbow Bridge! Hugs and saddess for you all.

    Rainbow Bridge: http://www.rainbowbridge.com/Poem.htm

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  13. Cooper has been on my mind for the last week...
    it's so sad, I was hoping the drugs would give him another year. You were wonderful to let him be loved by you.

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  14. 😢 sending you all love and hugs. I'm so saddened by this news. Cooper was a sweetie. I'm glad he knew love this past year. Lots of love and hugs,
    Cecilia

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  15. He was a lucky dog to have been part of your loving family, Kris. I'm so sorry for your loss and sending you a great big hug. Take care.
    xo Vickie

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  16. OH dear,Kris. I am so heartbroken for you and sweet, sweet Cooper. He truly was a treasure and sent to you at a time when you both needed each other. He was such a special blessing. Sending prayers and virtual hugs for you. Jane

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  17. I'm so sorry to hear it.. big hug to you...

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  18. Well, you already know I am heartbroken over this. He was such a cool dog. I am certain that God put him in your family so that his last days would be happy ones full of love and care for him. I know how hard it is to let them go but I also know that you would not want him to suffer any pain. Now he is pain free and running like a pup over the Rainbow Bridge. God bless you and Terry for taking such good care of Cooper, Kris. Love ya-xo Diana

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  19. I am sorry Kris.....I know you are so heart broken. I will be praying for you and Terry.....
    XOXO
    ~Des

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  20. I am so sorry. He looked so cute on his way home and in your white chair; they always have the best of taste. We lost our adopted Flame Pointe, Jack last week, and Anya about five months ago, both adopted rescue kitties. Jack was a senior and developed cancer. It's the good year that you were able to give him that made it worth it. I'm so sad for you. Too many loses for you. The new home and new work for your spouse are good signs ahead. xoxo Su

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  21. So sorry Kris. What a blessing though to have had him in your lives, especially at a time when you needed him as much as he needed you to bring joy into each other's lives. xx Julie

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  22. Sad, sad day.........so sorry, sending hugs and love.....xoxoxo

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  23. Tears are running here, dear Kris. I'm so very sorry that you lost your sweet sweet Cooper. I had hoped that you would have been able to spend more time with him but at least you had a year more than expected. He was lucky to have found you who gave him love which he hadn't experienced before. He was such a wonderful companian who will stay in your heart forever. I'm very sad for you and your family.
    Sending you a very big hug,
    Julia

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  24. So sorry to hear Cooper's race is over. I like to believe he is now running and playing with Jesus. If there's the lion and lamb laying together and white horses to ride, surly God has dogs and cats waiting for us to join them....maybe God had another doggie for you, not to replace Cooper but to fill another need in your life.

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  25. Our fur babies hold a very special place in our hearts...Knowing that his life would be shortened by his disease would not prepare you for the inevitability of his loss. I am so sorry that he was unable to make the move to your knew home with you. I had imagined him enjoying his new big yard. We lost our black and tan cocker spaniel quite suddenly in November. At ten years young he was always so active running our fence line to try to catch the cats who teased him from the top. One morning he just wasn't himself and then he was gone. So devastating! For now we give all our puppy love to our 3 year old maltshipoo. I think it does ease some of the pain to have another pet to cuddle and love on...but everyone needs to make the choice in their own time. Love and hugs to you and Terry. Thanks for giving Cooper a wonderful home and family for his remaining time.

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  26. I'm so sorry for both you and Cooper. Such a great dog that had to say goodbye. It's nice though that he was able to come to a loving home for his last year here on Earth.
    Big hugs to you and your family.
    Love Elzie

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  27. Dear Kris, my email response came a day too late, but here I am, in tears.

    The photos themselves speak of the transforming power of kindness and love that even the animals know. You were there for him during the temporary time that all of us have, both human and beast. He had happy days in the sunshine with you. You did all that you could and he took it much farther than expected. He lived longer than anyone could imagine.

    Love you, friend.

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  28. Kris, I am so so sorry* What sweet pictures of sweet Cooper. You have beautiful memories of him that you will have forever. Loosing a pet is hard, you love them so much* Prayers are with you and Terry now*
    love deezie

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  29. Dear Kris ~ So sorry to read this news about sweet Cooper. You and Terry gave him a very loving and comfortable home in the last year of his life.

    Love & hugs to you both ~ FlowerLady

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  30. So sad, Kris, and no words to really offer that will better comfort you. I honestly think Cooper's job was to help you guys transition to your better place. Maybe his mission here was complete. RIP buddy.

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  31. So sorry, Kris. Cooper was such a sweet dog and I know you and Terry will miss him. I love the picture of him in the white chair.

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  32. I'm so sorry, Kris. Cooper was a sweetheart, and you and Terry were so brave to give him a loving home when you knew this day would come. My heart is hurting for you, and now I'm crying. I have to sign off. Love to you and Terry. God bless you for taking such wonderful care of Cooper. Hugs, Nancy

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  33. I'm sharing your tears over Cooper, Kris. Our furbabies make themselves such an important part of our lives; I know how much you'll miss him. I'll miss seeing those big soulful eyes on your blog. Lots of love to you.

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  34. I am so sorry you have lost Cooper. I know he gave you much joy. He got so much love and great care so at least he lived his last years in comfort and love. I will miss seeing and hearing about Cooper.

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  35. Oh Kris I am truly sorry for your loss of sweet Cooper. You all will be in my prayers.
    Big Hugs, Julie

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  36. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your loved one. Pets can give us the greatest joy.

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  37. I am so sorry for your loss of ever so handsome Cooper. You are in my thoughts and sending hugs from Canada. He left this world a happy and much loved soul, thanks to your gift of unconditional love. xo

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  38. My heart is filled with sadness. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  39. Oh, Kris, I'm so sorry, sweet friend!! Cooper knew he was loved, and he brought you joy in the short time that you were together, so that means the world. My prayers are with you and Terry! xo
    Susan

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  40. Kris, I know you knew this day would come but I know it doesn't make it any easier. I have tears in my eyes for the void he'll. I know how you and Terry loved him. Many prayers.

    Cindy

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  41. I'm so sorry to read this. He looks like quite the sweetheart. It's obvious he was much loved and that's the best thing! Prayers for your healing during this time.

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  42. My heart is heavy with this news Kris. I'm so very sad and terribly sorry you've lost your beloved Cooper. I know he meant the world to you and your family, and I know first hand how our fur babies can steal our hearts and take a piece of it with them when it's time for them to go.

    He had a wonderful home in the end. His soulful eyes and big, floppy ears are so endearing and always made me smile. May his memory and spirit stay with you until you meet again.

    XXX

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  43. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. I can barely read this post without tears in my eyes. I'm so sorry for your loss!

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  44. What a sweet boy! I know you will miss him so much. Over a year later and I still miss my Charlie but I do remember all the Joy he gave me. Your love gave Cooper extra time. Sending you hugs.

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  45. I am so sorry Kris. He was such a sweetie. What a blessing that you filled his last year with so much love.

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  46. Dear, dear Kris, I'm writing this through tear-filled eyes. Having experienced this with my beloved Gracie six months ago I feel the depth of your loss. We must cling to the memories of the love they brought into our lives and not allow the pain of the loss to deter us from offering ourselves to another when the time is right. My heart aches for you as you begin the healing. The pain of the loss is as deep as the love they brought us. With loving thoughts, Glenda

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  47. Oh, sweet boy. You were a precious gift to one another, Kris.
    Sending hugs and comfort to you all during this heartbreaking time.
    I'll miss your sweet face, Coop.

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  48. Oh Kris... I'm so sorry he succumbed to the cancer, but I'm so glad that you and your family gave him such a wonderful year of love. He was lucky to have you. May that sweet baby rest in peace.

    (((hugs)))
    rue

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  49. Kris..My heart goes out to you. It's wonderful that you had this sweet fellow to love for the time you did-I'm know he has blessed your life! I'm praying that the good Lord will ease your families pain. {{HUGS}}

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  50. Our hearts break for you & Terry. But oh what an incredible year it all was for all of you together...LOVE found each other!! BIG hugs & much wishes for peace. xoxoxo

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  51. Kris you and Terry became Cooper's earth angels and now he is up there on the rainbow bridge looking out for both of you. Love never leaves our hearts from our beloved fur kids we lost. All my love my friend.

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  52. Dear Kris, my heart goes out to you and Terry for your loss. I know that Cooper was such a big part of your life and you his. May you feel peace in knowing that you gave him a beautiful life in his very last days of his life but know the he is always with you and will never leave your side. He's still there say hi to him often.
    xoxo Jo

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  53. I'm so sorry for your loss!! Many, many hugs
    Hugs Alessandra

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  54. This makes me so sad... I understand your pain...:(

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  55. Kris, I am bawling reading this post, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Poor sweet Cooper, what a lovebug he was. Poor little guy, his life was way too short. I'm so sorry, sweet friend. Hugs xoxo

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  56. I am so sorry for your loss, Kris. I know how much you loved him and how much love he gave you in return in the short time you had him. Sending you love and hugs.

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  57. Oh Kris...I'm so sorry to hear this. I have tears in my eyes right along with you. Cooper was such a sweet blessing and how lucky he was to have you and Terry by his side. You made a tremendous difference in his life and I know he felt the love. Sending hugs your way. xoxo

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  58. Oh, Kris. I'm kind of at a loss for words. I'm so sad and so sorry for your loss. He was a little doll and I know he was so grateful for the home and the love you gave him. You are really richer for the time you spent with him. There is almost nothing as special as the love of a dog. I know you will never forget him and will carry him in your heart always and both of your hearts are so evident in this beautifully written post..xxoJudy

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  59. Oh my Dear Kris, I am so sorry for your loss of precious Cooper. He was such a sweetheart and the love you gave each other is very special. I can hardly type and see through the tears reading this. Especially when you said, He rescued you two. I'm so glad you had each other this last year. He will live in your hearts forever.
    Sending love and hugs your way. xo

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  60. Oh, dear blogger-friend, you sure have had a rough go of it lately. I am sorry for your loss and for your aching heart. I pray God will comfort you and strengthen you and use even this to draw your eyes and heart heavenward.

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  61. Poor Cooper! Poor you! He was a lovely boy. He looks just like our female. They could've been brother and sister. I'm so sorry you lost him, Kris. Bassets are the best.

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  62. My dear Kris,
    I am so very sad to hear this news. You gave him so much love in his last year and he loved you very much. You and yours are in my heart, thoughts and prayers.
    Many hugs,
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

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  63. Sending you a HUG. SO sorry to learn that Cooper has crossed over to Rainbow bridge. I didn't realize that you had him that many years.
    warmly,
    deb

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  64. Love and Prayers my dear friend!
    I loved the story of Cooper and his rescue. And then when you shared the news later of his cancer, I was heartbroken. Yet, at the same time, I knew he would be loved by your family and cared for the best that he could be. And he was! You wrote this post so well Kris. xx oo
    Love and Prayers,
    Carla

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  65. Sooo very SAD ! Know that you will be REUNITED with your precious Cooper in heaven ! Prayers to you , Terry and family!

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  66. Kris,
    I am so sorry at the loss of sweet Cooper. I learned so much from you the day you learned of his cancer, your loving, caring nurturing heart gave him so much love, and it taught me the old school lesson of the glass half full. Going through so much in my own life and witnessing your reaction made me reavaluate my own half filled glass. I am sure he is in heaven as I am sure you and Terry were the only happiness that sweet dog ever had. I am so heartbroken for you and all the hurdles you have had this last year. I can only imagine how hard this post must have been. Thanks for being such a good momma to him. Kindest regards, Rachelle

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    1. Thank you sweet Rachelle for your kindness shared here. Things in life can be so challenging but I have learned over the past few years that you have to breathe through the rough stuff and cherish the blessings. Cooper was a sweet boy and gave us so much love. We feel blessed that he defied the odds and got a full year with his aggressive cancer. He was happy and feeling so good almost all days until the end. Thanks so much for your visit. Hope you come back to read this since I did not know how to contact you back.
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      Kris

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    2. Amen! Just wish learning these lessons wasn't so hard 💕

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  67. It was wonderful that he got to spend his last of life in the home with your loving family.

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  68. So sorry for your loss. You gave him a loving home <3 Thoughts and prayers to you all.

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  69. I'm so sorry Kris! This just breaks my heart. I know you loved Cooper and he knew it too. This is a strange thing to say but thank you for making a rescue dog's days sweet. ♥

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  70. Oh Kris, I am so sorry to hear this! He was such a sweet pup and by your side during a tough year, adding a little sunshine, I am sure. Sending big, big hugs to you. xo

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  71. OH NO

    I so dreaded this news also. I know there must be place for all our animals in heaven,even though no mention of this in the Bible. Otherwise why would God have Noah keep 2 of all animals .
    I hope your pain is lessen since you know Cooper got the best of care of his happy life with you and Terry.

    My heart goes out to you

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  72. Oh, Kris my heart aches for y'all. So sorry to hear this. I'm sure he lived the best life the last year.

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  73. I am so sad for you Kris. Cooper was a love. You can see it in his sweet face. I have experienced the loss of many beloved pets over the years and it is never easy. They really do rescue us. Our current dog (a rescue) rescued us after we lost our other dog (also a rescue). Such loyal companions and unconditional love....there's nothing quite like it. Thinking of you during this difficult time and sending hugs....xo Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda. We rescued Cooper after we suddenly lost our Libby basset and what a great rescue he was. He helped us heal our sad hearts after Libby's passing and then we could give each other happiness if only for a short time. I miss him so.
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  74. I am so sorry and so sad, too. You made us feel as if we knew him, too. Love to your family and I will never believe that there are no pets in heaven. I am sure he is there, playing and happy.

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  75. Oh, I am so sorry! Our little dog is getting very old and starting having difficulties in daily life. I dread the day she is not with us anymore. She has been a part of our family for fourteen years.Sending you lots of hugs, Maria

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  76. Oh, how we love our fur babies.
    Hugs for Cooper
    Hugs for you and the rest of you family.

    Love,
    Gerry

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  77. Kris,

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I am thankful though that this cute little guy got to enjoy having a wonderful life during his last year. Thank you for taking him in and spoiling him and loving him so. I have always loved the quote from Where the Red Fern Grows in regard to our furbabies: "You were worth it, old friend, and a thousand times over." God bless!

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  78. Kris, I'm so sorry to hear this news about sweet little Cooper. He has the cutest face and the biggest kindest eyes. Sometimes we'll have our little pet/friend for a short time and they manage to just grab our hearts and wrap them up and hold on tight.... and when they leave too early, it's so very hard. I feel so happy that he had such a loving home for his last year. Tears for you.... Marilyn

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  79. Kris, I am so sorry to hear this sad news. We are never ready to lose a loving pet. You and Terry gave Cooper a loving home and it showed in his sweet face. Hugs...

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  80. Dear, Kris, Terry and Family, I am so very sorry about the loss of sweet Cooper. I know how difficult it is to lose a furry family member. I also know how very important it is to rescue a dog, give him a second chance and have him flourish within his new loving home - just like Cooper did! You can tell from the pictures that he knew immediately that he was home and with his people! You brought so much joy into his last year and, while it was short, it was so valuable! I hope that the memories of this special guy help lighten your heart. Love ya! Leena

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  81. I'm so sorry to hear about Cooper, I'll miss his sweet face on your posts. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of hugs.

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  82. Of course, when we share our life with fur babies our heart is broken when one of them leaves us. Im so so sad for you and I do understand how you feel. Many many hugs from PARIS.
    jOÊLLE

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  83. I know how sad you must be and how unfair it must seem that Cooper left so early. But he was so lucky to meet you and to spend some time with you. I know you'll cherish all the memories you've made together. Thinking of you.

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  84. Oh my God, somehow I missed this! I'm so sorry. Oh, that sweet boy had the best parents in the world.
    Brenda

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  85. Oh, Kris, I'm just catching up on your posts, and I'm so very sorry to hear about Cooper! He left this world knowing how much he was loved!

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  86. I hate this - I'm not good when innocent animals have to die. I know I am an adult woman, but I am weak when it comes to animals. Bless his heart and yours as well, for rescuing him and giving him a good loving home.

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  87. I'm so sorry to read about Cooper. He was such a sweetie, and I know your lives were blessed by having him with you even for this short time. It's so difficult to lose our fur babies. They bring so much happiness to us and all they ask for in return is love. Thank goodness you guys rescued him and gave him the loving home that he deserved.

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  88. Hello Sweet Friend~
    I'm os sorry to hear about your Cooper. What a wonderful family he had to live with until the end. He looked so happy in that car! What a cutie. You filled his life with fun, love and comfort. I love the picture of him on your white chair. How kind of you to share with him! It's so hard to say goodbye to our dear little friends. You'll be in my thoughts. ( I don't know how I have missed your latest posts! )

    Take care Friend~
    hugs
    Tamara

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  89. Oh Kris, I am so sorry to hear this! God knew you needed this little guy to get you through this season in your life. I know how painful it is to have to say goodbye to our fur babies. Sending prayers and hugs your way!
    -Rebekah

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