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PostSubject: Goodbye Anushka   Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:42 pm

I lost my shadow at 415 am today.

I miss our "talks". I miss how you had to hold my thumb in your mouth when we walked through the house. I miss the fact I was never alone no matter where I went. I miss you putting your head on my knee and just staring at me with your 1/2 of 1 blue eye. I miss you complaining when I didn't move fast enough to suit you when you wanted out. I miss your whispers at night at the bedside when it was raining. I miss you laying on the bed watching me get ready for work. I miss you waiting at the door when I get home. I miss you trying to barge into the shower with me because you loved baths. I miss my travelling companion who was just heavy enough to set off the seatbelt alarm. I miss your quirks.

I've had dogs since as far back as I can remember. Anushka was the first dog that was actually mine. I met Anushka in the fall of 2011. At first I thought she was a coyote. She was emaciated, dirty, scared, and emotionally broken. It was love at first sight. In 2013 she was diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy. We tried everything. Alternate diets, pharmaceuticals, dietary supplements, herbal remedies, a combination of those, you name it and we gave it a whirl. We lost our war today and had to say goodbye. No other dog will ever be able to live up to the standard she set.

Three and a half years were all we had together, but every day was amazing.


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PostSubject: Re: Goodbye Anushka   Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:12 pm

I'm sorry to hear you lost Anushka. One thing that has helped me is to write a letter to each of the pets I have lost telling them everything I love about them. It sounds funny, but when you come across it in years to come, it at least puts a smile on my face to remember again some of my favorite memories or little quirks that they did.
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PostSubject: Re: Goodbye Anushka   Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:12 pm

I read this and tears are rolling down my face. Today is the day, 2 years ago, that I lost my lil girl...also named Anuschka, and also to idiopathic epilepsy, and believe it or not, near the same time...4:30 am. You have my deepest sympathy. I'm one that knows how it is all too well. You obviously took the best of care of Anuschka and without doubt loved her very much, she's beautiful. I'm am truly sorry for your loss Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Goodbye Anushka   Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:13 pm

Sad I am so sorry for your loss. Arrooooooo to Anushka.
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PostSubject: Re: Goodbye Anushka   Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:09 am

Chris, there's nothing to say to make it better ... I'm sorry you had her with you for such a short time.
Run far, run free, run fast Anushka!!

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PostSubject: Re: Goodbye Anushka   Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:16 am

I am so sorry for your loss - she was a beautiful girl.
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PostSubject: Re: Goodbye Anushka   Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:49 am

A heartbreaking and beautiful tribute to a stunning girl. I am sorry for your loss, but it sounds like you have such wonderful memories to take with you of her.

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PostSubject: Re: Goodbye Anushka   Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:36 am

I'm so sorry for your loss. Run Free sweet girl. You were loved.
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PostSubject: Re: Goodbye Anushka   Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:17 pm

I'm so sorry for your loss, Chris.

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PostSubject: Re: Goodbye Anushka   Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:46 pm

Chris, I'm so sorry about Anushka, and so sad that the Epilepsy Monster won in the end. I know she fought valiantly, and we're all here for you.

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PostSubject: Re: Goodbye Anushka   Tue Apr 28, 2015 4:21 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss. What a pretty girl, run free.........
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PostSubject: Re: Goodbye Anushka   Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:45 am



This is video of me and Anushka playing around. She didn't really want out, it was just something I'd ask her to get her riled up and get her to complain. She was an amazing friend. She always tried to get my thumb in her mouth. She would grab my thumb and "walk me" around the house. Such an odd and wonderful dog. I love her voice and her conversations.

It's strange how empty the house feels with her gone. Even with Vader, my Belgian Malinois K9 partner, and my wifes GSD, Gretchen, it just feels cold without her. Like someone put me in a strangers house but all my things are here. There's a missing warmth. It's hard to explain but it's tangible.

I know once my K9 retires I'll get another Husky, but that's a few years away. But when that little ball of fluff, attitude, and teeth comes in to the house I know it'll feel like home here again. Everything that's missing will come back. That dog won't be Anushka, and won't take her place, but I'll have "arroooroo" back in my life. I need that.

I love my Maligator and GSD but nothing can ever take the place of a Husky. Those of you who have yours still with you treasure every moment.
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PostSubject: Re: Goodbye Anushka   Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:36 am

What a beauty, so sorry for your loss.
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