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Chester is gone. Hit by a car. He was out on his morning walk with Joy and her friends. Joy crossed the street with him and took him off the leash so he could run into the bush with the other dogs. He spotted some thing and ran back onto the street and was hit by a car. He ran back to Joy, to where he was safe, and died in her arms. Miss him terribly.

We snatched him from death, two days before the city was going to put him down. He paid us back infinitely, a sweeter dog you will never meet, but he had to go I guess.

You should have met him. He was a bad dog, a street dog. He started uncountable fights with other dogs. He was the best dog…ever.

Took along time to build the box. Used the birdseye from our old family table. I resawed ALOT of it and just stared. Was a bit blurry as I pushed the saws and planes.

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box is real nice- some remarkable figure and nice tight joints.
 

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I had to put down my dog today. So I know what you are going through. I'm sorry for your loss. It is a really nice looking box.
 

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Aw, that's a bittersweet story. I'm so sorry for your loss.
 

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Sorry to hear about your loss. It is a nice remembrance piece you've created. The figure is really fantastic.
 

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Sorry for the loss of your dog. I know the feeling.
 

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I'm sorry for your loss. I know how attached we can get to our four legged Family.
 

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Beautiful box, but such a sad story. My pets are my kids so I know how you feel.
 

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Sorry for your incredible loss.

I can see that you put your love into this box : )
 

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Dogs Are Great Friends Great Lookin Urn To
 

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So sorry for your loss. Some folks just don't get the attachment we develop with our pets. But I understand. Had our Yorkie die in my arms several years ago. Still miss that little toad chasing, soccer-playing little yapper.

Bill
 

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The love you felt for your friend was expressed well in such a beautiful box.
 

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So sorry for your loss. I can imagine it must have been hard to build this but now you have a wonderful urn to remember your best friend by. You did a great job on this, I just hate the circumstances of your project.
 

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They have a wonderful way to touch our hearts and leave such fantastic memories when they are gone. I have had several dogs in my life that have left me with their unique memories. I know Chester has left you with these as well. Beautiful urn.
 

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All they know how to do is love us. We are saddened by your loss.
Lew and Mimi
 

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At 63 we've been down that road several times. We always got from the pound because they weren't wanted. It was always hard when the end came. I like to keep a good thought about it though. I was told as a youngster that when we go over to the other side our family, friends and even our pets will be there to meet us. I really look forward to seeing my four legged family members again. Our condolences on your loss. The box is beautiful. What a wonderful resting place for your best friend.
 

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I had my first dog run down by a car as well, like yours she crawled back to me and died in my arms. One of the few times I have cried. I am sorry for your loss, but know that he will be waiting for you at the rainbow bridge. Here is a link to the poem if you have not read it.

http://rainbowsbridge.com/Poem.htm
 

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I've also been there too many times over the last 50 years. But I always have been left with very fond memories.

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
-Will Rogers

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
-James Thurber

-Dave
 

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I'm very sorry for your loss!! The box is beautiful and a fine tribute to man's best friend.

Chris
 

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I have 5 of them and they make my life wonderful and miserable at the same time but I wouldn't part with any of them. Sorry for your loss.
 
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