A dog that has earned its place in the family (of one human + one dog upwards) leaves a big sadness when it dies. The love and trust that was given from both sides builds up a grief that is heart wrenching when the time comes that the bond is physically broken.
This section of the GPTR site is dedicated to the memory of dogs that brought a richness into their owners' lives. Tributes posted here may not be read by many - but that isn't the point of them. One feels that posting a tribute is doing something to alleviate and manage the grief of losing a treasured animal. It is as if the dog could be extraordinarily aware of just how much it was loved.
• The words and expressions of some tributes may sometimes seem overly sentimental when read by someone who has not passed this way before - but the tribute is not primarily intended for them or anyone else but the proud and sad author and their pet.
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