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    We just found out that our next door neighbor’s pug dog died two weeks ago. Bob (the dog) was so awesome. He loved me and I loved him. Is there something that I can get for her to help her with her grief? I do want to do something. Her son who is my age has a condition that makes his brain like swiss cheese. He is aging so quickly and will die in the near future as well. So much sadness for our neighbor. Any advice would be soo helpful.

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    A note, a card, a small plant...anything that lets her know you care, I think would be appropriate.

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    My vet always sent me a red rose and it was very much appreciated to know someone understood how much I loved her.

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    Why not make a donation to an organization that you think is close to her heart. Maybe a dog rescue or something medical related to her son. Maybe "make a wish." Include the info in a card. There are greeting cards for loss of a pet.

    Gift card to cover dinner. When dealing with a loss, sometimes something as simple as making dinner is overwhelming.

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    A cup of tea and a listening ear?

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    Do u or her have any pics of Bob, if so do a memory quilt for her, that would b so awesome I THINK

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    Everyone has wonderful suggestions. I’ve received cards and a plant when we’ve lost pets in the past. A dear friend who loved one of our dogs that passed came over and we talked about her and cried together - this was very comforting.

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    When my cat died my Vet send me a card with the poem "The Rainbow Bridge" it is amazing and really helped my husband and I deal with the loss.
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    we have ordered memorial stones for our gardens from www.LTDCommodities.com they have some that are shaped like a dog, a cat and a paw and have a window that you can insert a picture...I think they were only $7.95

    ...you can also get kits from Hobby Lobby that you can make garden stones for about $12

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopetoquilt
    Why not make a donation to an organization that you think is close to her heart. Maybe a dog rescue or something medical related to her son. Maybe "make a wish." Include the info in a card. There are greeting cards for loss of a pet.
    I like this idea. We receive a card from our vet, and they make a donation in the pet's name to a local animal charity, and we always appreciate it.

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    Thank you. This is what I'll send my DD in memory of her beloved Boxer Sammy. She found him on a long, deserted Texas road, starved and frightened, and made him into a huge, loving beastie who was everyone's favorite. Unfortunately, Sammy developed severe pain in his bones and the vet and DD reluctantly decided that the only kind thing to do was to give Sammy peace.

    RIP Sammy..go on to the Rainbow Bridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treasureit
    A cup of tea and a listening ear?
    This sounds like a great idea if you would like to do that. The red rose sounds like a good idea too.
    A card expressing sympathy would be nice.
    I guess it just depends on what would be comfortable for you both.

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    If it's been 2 weeks, they might not be as receptive to talking about him as some suggest.

    Depends on your relationship with the neighbors and how you think they are getting along now.

    Maybe take them a small cake or other homemade item, mention you just learned about Bob. You can express your sympathy and mention you miss your dog buddy too....let them take it from there as to where the conversation goes.

    IMVHO

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    Pets are family so I would treat it just as if a two legged family member died.

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    I received one of these when I lost my best friend. http://www.thecomfortcompany.net/Rem...ation-Kit.aspx

    This is a really nice company. I bought an urn for them and they were really quick on shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Sue
    When my cat died my Vet send me a card with the poem "The Rainbow Bridge" it is amazing and really helped my husband and I deal with the loss.
    That made me cry :cry:

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    Our vet gave us a book called Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul.

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    a friend of mine buried her cat in her garden so i ordered an angel cat little statue that could lay on the grave area. Later on my 17 yr old cat died and i got one for myself. I don't remember the catalog i got it from but it was one of the many i get in the mail at times.

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    Print out a copy of the Rainbow Bridge, frame and give to them

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    Thank you everyone for all your thoughtful replies. I bought a small plant, printed out the Rainbow Bridge and framed it and also gave her a card. We took it over there this afternoon and I think she really liked it.

    You guys are just awesome!!

    Missy

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