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Dog's Death Leaves Retirement Home in Mourning


Animals  (tags: animals, dogs, pets, corgi, death, therapy dogs, humans, society, sadness )

Yrna
- 1312 days ago - sj-r.com
Residents at Hickory Glen in Springfield are in mourning. Buddy is gone. Buddy was the only dog living in the senior living center on West Washington. Buddy died this week after having lived at Hickory Glen for about 12 years.



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Cindy C. (125)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 11:18 am
aww how sad and I am sorry aw
 

Cyrille D. (121)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 11:53 am
So very sad. The loss of a dear life-companion is always so heartbreaking.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 11:57 am
Replace that dog ASAP. It wouldn't hurt to throw in a kitten or two....
 

Earth SpiritKat (17)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 11:58 am
Noted and THX for the article...sad
 

Marti Williams (170)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 12:18 pm
Thanks Yrna...I hope the home gets another dog....it will not replace Buddy..but it will help the residents cope with living in a non-normal situation....
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 1:33 pm
:-( noted. maybe they can go to a shelter and adopt...?
 

. (0)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 2:16 pm
thx yrna, noted with sadness.

buiddy was very important for them & as gysele noted, the shelters could provide another buddy to them, but not another "buddy"
 

DebrahAnna Esposito (10)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 5:21 pm
my heart goes out to the residences i hope someone brings them a new dog, maybe one from a shelter or rescue!
 

Toni C. (508)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 7:33 pm
Noted... how sad! I think it would be nice for someone or some place to donate another dog to the facility. Wish I could... and would if I was able, but I'm not. These people need a cheerful little buddy to replace the one who's now gone..
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 9:08 pm
Sad. Thank you Yrna.
 

Shirley S. (174)
Sunday February 13, 2011, 9:27 pm
Yes they need animals to keep them happy.
 

Constance F. (433)
Monday February 14, 2011, 10:02 am
My deepest sympathies. Animals are the greatest joys. Everyday they do something to make me laugh, or teach me how to get out of my stupid head and just be. They are the greatest teachers of unconditional love. I would be simply bereft without them.
 

june bullied (553)
Monday February 14, 2011, 2:06 pm
rip precious buddy. lets hope the retirement home adopts another doggie and a cat or two or three.
 

Sarah G. (110)
Monday February 14, 2011, 5:03 pm
So sad.
 

rene davis (74)
Monday February 14, 2011, 5:46 pm
sad
 

Elsie Au (266)
Monday February 14, 2011, 6:37 pm
I know how sad it is but what I know is all these animals had a good home and happy life and they loved and were loved by their human. I really think they should get a new pet, of course not to replace Buddy (no animal can replace each one), but just to have a new companion for all the residents there.
 

Andrea Tackett (187)
Monday February 14, 2011, 6:51 pm
Animals love so generously. They leave a gaping hole. Thank God for their presence in our lives.
 

Andrea Tackett (187)
Monday February 14, 2011, 6:51 pm
I'm sure MANY shelter animal friends would love to live here!
 

Kay M. (351)
Monday February 14, 2011, 7:15 pm
sad
 

Michelle S. (455)
Monday February 14, 2011, 7:17 pm
SAD, INDEED, BUT HE LIVED A WONDERFUL, HAPPY, PURPOSEFUL LIFE! NOW HE MAY TRAVEL OVER THE RAINBOW BRIDGE AND MAKE ROOM FOR ANOTHER BELOVED DOG AT THE HOME! THIS IS WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE WITH ANIMALS IN SHELTERS ACROSS THE WORLD! PLACE IN THEM IN ELDER HOMES, THERAPUTIC RESIDENCES, HOSPITALS, HOSPICES, PRISONS, AND ANY OTHER FACILITY WHERE THEY CAN HELP BOND WITH HUMANS AND STRENGTHEN THE MORAL AND SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION OF HUMANITY! THEY ARE THE SUPREME TEACHERS AND GUIDES OF THE PLANET, AND THEY ARE REWARDED FOR THEIR GUIDANCE WITH NEGLECT, ABUSE, AND MURDER.
WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO....AND A LOT TO LEARN FROM OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS ON FOUR LEGS. MAY BUDDY BE FROLICKING IN DAFFODILS, CHASING BUTTERFLIES, AND CHEWING BONES WITH HIS MANY CANINE COMPANIONS IN HEAVEN AS WE SPEAK.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday February 14, 2011, 7:34 pm
a place like this is a perfect spot for an adult shelter animal...or 3...it benefits the people and the older pets for adoption at the shelters who get overlooked for the younger cuter animals.
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Monday February 14, 2011, 8:07 pm
Noted Tks... R.I.P. Buddy....
 

Susan S. (191)
Monday February 14, 2011, 9:55 pm
May Buddy rest in peace, and once the grieving is past may they find another Buddy.
 

Andrea Nemec (219)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 12:44 am
Each death is actually a new beginning ... The death of Buddy is a great loss, but also represents a great hope that a dog from a local shelter might be saved!
 

Penny L. (0)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 4:13 am
AWWWW, so sad, this doggy was loved. Hope they can adopt another dog, sounds like a nice place for a homeless pet! I thinks they should get a couple of pets form a shelter!
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 5:09 am
How sad!! Pets are a great way to give comfort to the elderly.
 

Debbie W. (115)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 9:31 am
Am so sorry about buddy, he's in a better place.
 

Jeannette A. (146)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 12:21 pm
They should honor Buddy by giving a home to another older dog who has a lot of love to give. The local shelters are full of them... and it would be a beautiful match.
 

Camilla Vaga (69)
Tuesday February 15, 2011, 10:30 pm
noted with anger
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Monday February 21, 2011, 4:28 pm
Thanks
noted and signed
 
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