Goodbye Ben

September 26, 2011 at 7:08 pm 7 comments

It never gets easier.  Ben died in my arms last night. We knew it was coming. He had cancer. He was supposed to be gone months ago but he just kept on ticking. He never acted as if he had any aches or pains even though you could see him getting skinnier. His body finally gave up and he slowly wasted away to almost nothingness. I was stroking his head and telling him I loved him when he breathed his last breath. Goodbye old buddy, it was nice getting to live with you and love you for the last 16 years. We’ll miss you.

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  • 1. Christina Ward  |  September 26, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Oh, Patti. I’m so sorry. It’s been a tough year for you guys. We’re thinking about you and your furry family. Much love.

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  • 2. Jeff  |  September 26, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Carmina and I are heartbroken, we both loved Ben so much. Love and condolences to you and Mike, I know y’all have to be torn up.

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  • 3. MaidofClay  |  September 26, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Patti – so sorry to hear about your buddy. They take so much of our heart with them when they go. My condolences. -Felicia

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  • 4. Mike Haskins  |  September 26, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Ben required that every visitor to his house should pet him. He was a great guy. When he decided to move in with us, he gradually brought in his extended family: his girlfriend, her 2 kittens (maybe the kids were his), his dad, his buddy, his buddy’s dad. No kidding. Smoothest move I’ve ever seen.

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  • 5. Lyn Zalk  |  September 26, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    so sorry for your loss…. they do more to our spirits than we can ever really comprehend…..

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  • 6. phaskins  |  September 27, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Thanks all

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  • 7. Becky  |  September 29, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    There is water leaking from my eyes now. RIP Ben ❤

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