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Old 08-04-2013, 03:32 PM
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it was chrisis story that got me to think outside the box for jesse

which i believe is why she is still here today

many thanks to you and chris

his legacy will probably outlive us all
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:47 AM
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Natalie,

Thinking of you, the feeling of loss never goes away. Through you, Chris has helped so many. A beautiful way to keep his memory.

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Old 08-16-2013, 10:02 PM
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Thanks for your notes all. It is unnerving that so much time can have passed already.

I was just talking about him this morning to someone who really wants a large, active breed of dog but who is never home.

I was telling him how Chris seemed like the last dog who would be hopelessly depressed being left with a pet sitter while we went on a two-week vacation. But there he was so sad and pathetic when we got back (he was young then, two or three years old) that it took him most of a week to recover! We promised him that day that we would never leave him behind again and we never did.

That and the story of Jack's back and reactive issues, which severely limit how much we can travel, were meant to hopefully convey the reality that adopting a dog or even buying one is a lot like having kids... you have all kinds of expectations about what they will be like and what you will be able to do together. We thought Jack would be able to go on long hikes and travel around the country... But even if you select very carefully, you don't know what exactly you will get and you need to be able to love that dog and meet his or her needs regardless.

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Old 08-22-2013, 07:31 AM
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Natalie, I know it must still seem like yesterday and I can't imagine 5 years passing without Ali but dogs just simply don't live long enough IMO! Thinking of you.

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But even if you select very carefully, you don't know what exactly you will get and you need to be able to love that dog and meet his or her needs regardless.
This is a large part of why I haven't jumped into getting another dog yet. I know the demands on my life right now and time is limited. Though I miss the companionship very much.
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Six years ago today Christopher... we miss you every day and talk about you all the time. Such a sweet and tolerant dog.

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Old 08-01-2014, 02:53 PM
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me and jesse were not on the forum at the time Chris was present but i read his thread from top to bottom and did take some of that knowledge which was incorporated into jesses routine (a peace of the puzzle ) so i feel a part of chris lives in jesse and we will be forever grateful to you and chris
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Old 08-01-2014, 03:43 PM
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Chris has saved so many lives. But I know you'd rather have him. hugs
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:26 PM
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Natalie thank you to you and Chris for helping us all help/save our dogs
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I would love to have known Chris. Read his story several times early on in our journey and have watched a video of him navigating around blind many times.

I have no doubt you advocating for something more than sub-standard regulation gave Chris many more years with you. Many more memories to hold on to. He was a lucky pup with an amazing owner.

His story continues on here every single day as he helps so many other owners and their dogs navigate through their own journeys.
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:24 PM
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Thinking of you and Jeff Natalie. Chris was one in a million!

I saw this today and loved it. No two paw prints alike either...

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