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    I am obviously not a new member here, but my situation is. My best friend Spartacus had to be put down a few weeks past. His organs were shutting down and he had internal bleeding. It was a very tough decision to have to have him put down, but after seeing him in the amount of pain that he was in, the weight loss that he was suffering... I could no longer sit buy and watch my friend go through what he was going through. My last action to him was looking in his eyes, and telling him that I love him. He understood. I kissed him good bye on his head and then he was taken away. He was nine years old.

    The house still seems strange without him. His presence surely left a mark.

    Moving two and a half weeks forward, I was just randomly checking the local animal shelters to see if there were any Bullies brought in. To my surprise, there was a two year old male that had been surrendered. I waited 35 minutes until the shelter had opened, was the first in line, and when the doors had opened, I rushed to where he was located. I've asked to walk him, played with him for a little, watched his demeanor and temperament (from all that I could see within 10 minutes), and put in my adoption papers for him.

    I have recently brought him home. He is 56 pounds, and healthy... well, healthy by English Bully standards. His previous human was admitted to a hospice, so she could no longer care for him.

    I have named him Maximus and he and I are already working on the Human/English Bully bonding thing. He seems like he is going to be alright. Although Maximus could never fill the huge paws of Spartacus, a new chapter has begun.


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    I'm so sorry for your loss of Spartacus, I cannot imagine having to take a decision like that, but it's ultimately a last act of love not putting them through suffering <3

    Maximus is a beauty <3 Thank you for adopting.
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    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss... and you're right, there will never be another Spartacus. May his light shine within your heart until you are reunited. Rest peacefully sweet boy, you are so loved. Turning the page... to Maximus. Thank you and bless you for rescuing him. There must surely be a special place in Heaven for the ones who save our babies; lost or deserted, abused or as in the case of Maximus, given up because mom was unable to provide care or a home. You and Maximus already have a huge bond as you've started out together with something in common... you've both suffered the worst loss imaginable... the loss of your partner and best friend. Can you see the sadness in his eyes? Can you feel his loss and confusion? It hurts to imagine what his owner might have gone through having to say goodbye to such a sweet boy, uncertain of his fate. Just as you handed your precious boy Spartacus over for the Angels to love and care for, so have you been given Maximus in return. A gift from Heaven. I pray that you both love and heal one another as only ones chosen by God can do. If Maximus could speak... perhaps if you listen very closely... you will hear a small voice, from his heart to yours... say "Thank you". Bless you both! Susan and Jersey.

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    Susan... thank you so very much for those extremely powerful words! Reading your words through your vision and interpretation was very comforting. I cannot say thank you enough... I am very thankful for your words and the time that you have taken to read mine.

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    @SoxMunkey In her post,Susan has said it all for me.I could not have expressed it better-but I have had to make "the decision" many times,and it never is any easier,and it's true-they are physically gone,but never leave our heart. So sorry about losing Spartacus-but perhaps he had a paw in your' meeting Maximus?
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    So very sorry for your loss if Spartacus... He will always be with you and he knows you love him more than life -- rest in peace handsome.

    Welcome to Maximus... He came to you when you needed it most--- thank you for hearing his call and now you are both rescued


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    So sorry for your loss, it is never easy loosing a family member. Bless you for rescuing Maximus, he is a very handsome boy.
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    Oh, I'm so sorry to hear you lost your Spartacus! We lost our French Bulldog at the end of May, and adopted our Joni (english bulldog) 3 weeks ago. It felt quick, but it also felt meant to be. Your little Spartacus sent you Maximus. What are the chances that you'd find a rescue bulldog—and be first in line!

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    I am sorry for your loss of Precious Spartacus, you will see him one day never to part again. Thank You for adopting Maximus and giving him a loving home.

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    Oh my.....I am so very sorry for your loss, big tears for you while reading your post. I have not words that could change the void you feel but I believe that somehow your Spartacus did one more loving, bully thing for you, out of love he sent you to Maximus!!! BRAVO for following your feelings and rescuing that handsome boy!! PLEASE keep updating, I would love to follow your new chapter......Peace!

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    I am so so sorry to hear about your sweet Spartacus. You did what was the ultimate best for him, in not letting him suffer. Live on through all the memories you had, and work on creating new one for sweet Maximus. Thank you for rescuing the sweet boy, he looks right at home already. One day we will all be reunited with our babies that have gone before us. Until then, we'll always think of you and remember you sweet Spartacus!

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    Spartacus will never be replaced and is always right by your side. You had 9 beautiful years with him and you will always cherish every moment you had with him. He sent you a new best friend to fill your broken heart. You're a good soul to have given Maximus a second chance as he will guide you through your pain. Babysteps my dear friend, babysteps.....

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