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« on: December 16, 2011 11:53:11 PM »

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My sweet neighbor lost her adorable old dog 2 weeks ago to cancer. She had been fighting for years and for the last few years she only had 3 legs. The lady told me today and looked devastated (ofcourse). So I felted a little replica of her dog and wanted to give her... but my hubby made me second guess- would that possible upset/offend her?  Would it make it worse?

I`ve never had pets, but I`d imagine i`d like a little plushie... (and it looks really similar to the one she had, recognizable)




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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011 11:58:12 PM »

I personally would bawl my eyes out and say thankyou 1000x and then cry some more. The thought you put into this is amazing  Kiss you did good
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011 12:10:22 AM »

Thank You, bubblegum Smiley!

I`m a little afraid about that bawling part Tongue (but I guess it would be the good kind :S). Also good to hear it looks good, since especially in this incident I want it to really look good, not just any funny critter I normally make, but a good little 'treasure".


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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2011 12:12:58 AM »

I also agree with bubblegum_phoenix. Yes, it would make me cry (and this could be the 'upset' that your husband was worrying about). But it would also make me feel that someone understood and acknowledged the loss. I can't imagine feeling offended by your sweet gesture. (And the dog is adorable)
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2011 01:22:11 AM »

Please give her this wonderful reminder of her beloved pet. She will treasure it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2011 02:05:49 AM »

Def yes, lady will bawl like anything but in a sort of good way, if that makes sense. I am sure she will be touched by your generositiy and thoughtfulness.
She may be a bit abrupt with you as a way of not breaking down, but am sure she will really appreciate it.
One of my cats died in March and I would have loved it if someone had done this for m
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2011 02:20:13 AM »

I think it is a lovely gesture, go ahead and give it.  You have done a great job, the nose is adorable!

That dog is a cutie, tripod dogs always make my heart melt!
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2011 03:48:04 AM »

I definitely agree..as a dog owner I think she would be touched by this and would love it
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2011 04:50:28 AM »

I would give it to her with an explanation.  It think it would make her very happy and I think it was really thoughtful of you.
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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2011 06:10:12 AM »

How about asking her and offering her as an act of kindness? I'd be over the moon with such a thoughtful gift.
Cry my eyes out but that's a good thing in such circumstances.
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