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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 23 November 2009 in Animal & Insect.

This is in memory of our dog Charcoal. He brightened our lives for 12 years. We made the difficult decision to end his life today, due to bone cancer. We buried him above the pond he liked to get in on our daily walks.


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Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

My heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Charcoal. I hope that you can take comfort in that you gave him a great life.

23 Nov 2009 8:53am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

My sympathy on your loss.

23 Nov 2009 9:40am

Sue from Paducah, United States

Beautiful portrait of your cherished companion. My thoughts are with you during this sad time.

23 Nov 2009 10:42am

Ed Vatza from Lehigh Valley, PA, United States

The death of a beloved pet always brings tears to me eyes. My sincerest condolences, Anita. He looks like a handsome companion.

23 Nov 2009 11:23am

Tomas Turecek from Czech Republic

My sympathy on your loss, Anita. 12 years... that must've been really tough decision. My thoughts are with you.

23 Nov 2009 11:44am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Oh- this must be so very hard to loose your faithful friend this way.....
Wish you lots of strength with your loss...

23 Nov 2009 12:39pm

Mary from Exton, United States

Thinking of you and your family Anita.. My heart goes out to you all.
Lovely portrait of your wonderful Charcoal.

23 Nov 2009 1:04pm

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Beautiful image Anita! I'm so sorry for all that you had to go through. I hope you can find some comfort knowing he has crossed the rainbow bridge and is running free once again. Thinking of you and your family.

23 Nov 2009 1:08pm

Ross from Philadelphia, United States

Wonderful picture, it captures his personality perfectly. Burying him above the pond was a wonderful idea, it is the perfect spot for him.

23 Nov 2009 2:11pm

Bigezbear from New Orleans, United States

I'm sorry to hear the sad news. He was obviously a faithful friend and an admirable creature. You must have made his life a great joy.

23 Nov 2009 2:45pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Nice, but he looks so sad !

23 Nov 2009 5:00pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Oh, how sad for you! It's hard to lose such a close friend.

23 Nov 2009 5:50pm

Don from spokane, United States

How sad. I feel with you the pain and loss of a loved one. This is a fine portrait of a noble friend.

23 Nov 2009 5:53pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Precioso retrato. Solo los que hemos pasado por un caso similar, podemos entender vuestros sentimientos.
Cordiales saludos.

23 Nov 2009 6:15pm

Carsten from Denmark

I'm sorry for your loss.

23 Nov 2009 6:55pm

Frida from Sweden

Beautiful picture! I'm sorry for your loss.

23 Nov 2009 7:54pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Goodbye Charcoal...so sorry for you to have to lose your precious friend, Anita.
That is a tender portrait of him.

23 Nov 2009 8:35pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Oh Anita, I was afraid when I saw the shot, of what you were going to tell us.......so sorry for your loss, but so glad you had so many years of enjoyment with him!!!!

23 Nov 2009 9:17pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

So sorry for you to lose a good looking dog (seems very sweet). I too lost a beloved black lab/mastiff mix to cancer. Hard way to go.

24 Nov 2009 12:44am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

My heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Charcoal. We know how hard that is. You have a beautiful portrait and wonderful memories of him.

24 Nov 2009 12:47am

Jules K from United States

Anita, I'm so truly sorry for your loss. I know you'll always cherish your time with that beautiful creature.

24 Nov 2009 6:16am

Chris from Switzerland

So sad when our friends animals leave us...

24 Nov 2009 12:37pm

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

Oh, Judy. I'm so sorry for your loss. Charcoal was a beautiful dog, and you have wonderful memories of him. My deepest sympathies to you and your husband.

24 Nov 2009 7:56pm

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

Sorry, Anita. You post really upset me and I called you Judy.

24 Nov 2009 7:58pm

@Betty: No problem, Betty. I completely understand. Thank you for your support.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

So so very sorry to hear that, Anita. It is so hard to lose a faithful companion, a family member.... My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

25 Nov 2009 4:53am

Mark from Sterling Heights, United States

My deepest sympathies Anita. I am so sorry to hear of Charcoal's passing.

25 Nov 2009 1:29pm