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Lost all my guitars in fire

TM1

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My dogs are like my children! It would break my heart something awful to loose them. Guitars can be replaced as they're just "things". At least I know my dogs would get out the Doggie Door if something were to go wrong in the house.
 

ZZ Not

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Sorry to hear about your pets, my condolences. Hopefully you can replace the gear over time.
 

Bruce R

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I feel so bad for you, Jon. Tough losses all the way around. May God bless you and yours in this rough time. B
 

Eggy

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I'm so, so sorry to hear such terrible news. Your dogs cannot be replaced but perhaps the search for a new guitar (when the time comes) can bring a bit of much needed joy.
Best wishes and hope for the new year,
Ben
 

Progrocker111

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I am sorry to hear such news. Hope you will find at least the other good Les Paul.
 

DoctorMO

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This is so tragic, I will pray for your soul to heal. Replace what you lost and try to go on. You will gain strengh somehow from this
 

tdarian

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That's a tough one, man. I am so sorry! Hang in as best you can.
 

mbowen

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Very sad story.Sorry for your loss.Our pets are family for most of us and when something bad happens to them we hurt.Good luck rebuilding things.Mike B.
 

Bob T

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Sorry for your losses, man. Moving on, may you be kept safe and find comfort.
 

BluePat

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Major condolences to you and your family. Tough break, and an even tougher loss.
 
R

R9.

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That's terrible.
If I can say anything that will enlighten the situation it's tell your insurance company those were all under the bed bursts you had. :)
 

Ryan Givhan

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insurance will cover the guitars, nothing will cover the loss of your dogs, i am a dog person and would be crushed if my 2 dogs were killed in a fire. if i prayed i would pray for you, but you are in my thoughts, time heals . . .
 

doodman

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There are extra guitars whether yours "spoke" to you, or not. But the dogs....I don't have the words. I can't imagine. I lost my 4th out of four cats 4 years ago. And the 4th 3 weeks ago after 19.5 years. The year before my wife lost her cat of 17 years. 6 months before I lost my other cat of 18 years. So in a 4 year period, I lost all four and the last 3 of them during the last 1.5 years. But those were old age, so it is understandable. ANYTHING being taken from you too soon- family, possessions, job, money, etc.- sucks. MOST things can be replaced. Family & pets can not. I heard on Sunday night that the best way to get over grieving the loss of a pet is to get another one. I am not saying you should drop everything while reading this thread to go get another dog. But don't be afraid to start looking. Let it take a month to find another (or more). A year. Two years. But have one in mind and go find it. He/she is out there looking for you, too.

I guarantee it's true. As proof- my new little one is sitting at my feet purring without me even petting her. I looked for her extensively and drove over 700 miles in under 12 hours after seeing her available online at a shelter to get her near Lima, OH, on Sunday. I had to beg the volunteers to stay open for over two additional hours to wait for me after I left the house not knowing they would stay open for me. She was THE ONE and I KNEW IT. I knew it was her by the picture and description of her from the shelter volunteers. I can't tell you how nervous I was last night at the vet waiting for the summarization of "She's healthy." In fact, my eyes are tearing up while I am typing at all of my losses and my gain, as well. It is just so emotional. While she will NEVER replace Lump, Nova, Chub, or Banshee- I can bet my life that they will NOT be able to replace her, either. I will always be sad the others are gone. But my little Massa is home now. With me.

They may have been the 3 greatest dogs ever. I say go find the 4th greatest. He/she needs you, too.



So sorry to hear. Good luck.
 

badmisfortune

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There are extra guitars whether yours "spoke" to you, or not. But the dogs....I don't have the words. I can't imagine. I lost my 4th out of four cats 4 years ago. And the 4th 3 weeks ago after 19.5 years. The year before my wife lost her cat of 17 years. 6 months before I lost my other cat of 18 years. So in a 4 year period, I lost all four and the last 3 of them during the last 1.5 years. But those were old age, so it is understandable. ANYTHING being taken from you too soon- family, possessions, job, money, etc.- sucks. MOST things can be replaced. Family & pets can not. I heard on Sunday night that the best way to get over grieving the loss of a pet is to get another one. I am not saying you should drop everything while reading this thread to go get another dog. But don't be afraid to start looking. Let it take a month to find another (or more). A year. Two years. But have one in mind and go find it. He/she is out there looking for you, too.

I guarantee it's true. As proof- my new little one is sitting at my feet purring without me even petting her. I looked for her extensively and drove over 700 miles in under 12 hours after seeing her available online at a shelter to get her near Lima, OH, on Sunday. I had to beg the volunteers to stay open for over two additional hours to wait for me after I left the house not knowing they would stay open for me. She was THE ONE and I KNEW IT. I knew it was her by the picture and description of her from the shelter volunteers. I can't tell you how nervous I was last night at the vet waiting for the summarization of "She's healthy." In fact, my eyes are tearing up while I am typing at all of my losses and my gain, as well. It is just so emotional. While she will NEVER replace Lump, Nova, Chub, or Banshee- I can bet my life that they will NOT be able to replace her, either. I will always be sad the others are gone. But my little Massa is home now. With me.

They may have been the 3 greatest dogs ever. I say go find the 4th greatest. He/she needs you, too.



So sorry to hear. Good luck.

Don't want to get into "top your story" but I've had recent cat experiences very similar to doodman, and yes it's incredibly tough.

Hang in there jon9, time will eventually heal things. Just try your best to stay positive.
 

Biggles58

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Ah man, very sorry to hear that! My best thoughts and wishes go out to you and your family. God bless ya man!
 

zx1012r

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I will be thinking about you and your family. Pets are family too. I hope you are able to re-group and heal. Use your network of friends and extended family. They will offer help so don't be too proud accept it. It helps in the healing. I know it did for me in a similiar situation.
 
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