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01-09-2010, 04:18 AM
I've been absent the past few days because my super sweet doggy, who is 14 years old(I'm 20, so she's been around almost all my life) has been losing her battle with lymphoma. She can't walk on her own anymore, has incontinence problems, and is breathing very heavily. My dad(who is a vet) decided that it is time to put her to sleep because she is suffering, so tomorrow evening the vet is coming over to put her to sleep(my dad doesn't want to do it). Needless to say, this is very upsetting to me and I am trying not to let it impede my weight loss efforts. Pets are just important to me as any member of my family and it is very upsetting to me :(. I've just been cuddling with her for as long as possible because she really is the sweetest dog. :cry:

salsa chip
01-09-2010, 04:48 AM
Oh honey... :hug:

I'm so sorry to hear about this. I know what it's like to have to put a pet down :cry: :hug:

01-09-2010, 04:49 AM
:( so sorry

01-09-2010, 05:14 AM
Sorry to hear about that!
Pets are like a part of the family, and especially if they've been around a long time, losing them can be devastating.
I wish you the best in coping with your loss.
The best thing you can do is what you're doing. Be with her, and make her last day a good one.

diabetic z
01-09-2010, 08:28 AM
It is always heartbreaking to part with a beloved pet. You have my sincerest condolences.

01-09-2010, 08:30 AM
I'm so sorry. We just lost our sweet Max in November so I understand how you're feeling. Try to be kind to yourself in the next few days. No medicating with food, but hot baths and warm cups of tea can sometimes help us feel a little better.

01-09-2010, 08:34 AM
I am so sorry!!!:hug: I just went throught this with my 15 1/2 year old maltese, Max, 3 months ago... it is truly hearbreaking. You know that you're doing the right thing for her and you'll have all of the good memories.

Give yourself the time to mourn, even now as I'm typing this, I'm crying... it is a very hard thing to deal with... :hug:

01-09-2010, 08:38 AM
so sorry to hear this. We lost our 12 year old Westie a couple of years ago and now have a 17 year old Cairn Terrier that I know will not be here much longer. It is very heartbreaking to lose a pet. They are like family. I just wanted to send you a big hug and let you know I know how you feel. :hug:

01-09-2010, 08:49 AM
It truly is devastating but sometimes keeping a pet going when they are definitely ill is selfish. I've been there many times. If you possibly can do it, I hope you and your Dad can be with your darling as he passes over.
Many hugs and good vibes to you as you go through this.

01-09-2010, 10:05 AM
Big hugs. My pups are all nearly 14, and I know I won't have them much longer.
They send licks too.

01-09-2010, 10:19 AM
I'm so sorry. What a wonderful long life she had. I will light a candle for her.

01-09-2010, 10:26 AM
I am so sorry about your pup :(

01-09-2010, 10:26 AM
I'm so sorry, that is so hard. I had to put my dog of 14 years down a few months ago, it was the worst feeling I had ever felt. They are just so sweet, those dogs, with their unconditional love, and the way they look at you with those eyes!

When it happened for me, I was worried I would binge--I stayed kinda on auto pilot until the weekend, I ate well, etc, but by Friday (she was put down on a Monday night), I couldn't hold it in anymore and I binged. I honestly just didn't care, I wanted to be numb, and I was. Then I picked myself up the next day and eat healthy. What I'm saying is, do your best not to be derailed by this foodwise, but if you are, pick yourself back up afterwards, and you'll be fine.

Again, I'm so sorry about your doggy.

01-09-2010, 10:47 AM
I'm so sorry to hear that, when I was 17 my cat that I'd had for 15 years (since I was just 2) passed. It's really crushing and it truly does feel like losing a very close member of your family. Take comfort in knowing that your beloved doggy lived a LONG life. This is something that helped me cope with the loss of my kitty. It makes it slightly less tragic when they are taken from us at an elderly age. Maybe? Anyway, it'll get better. I promise. :hug:

BTW- Don't let this derail your weight loss efforts. If you want your weight loss to be permanent, you'll have to accept that, throughout your life, you will encounter hardships. You must be able to get through them without using food as a crutch. I know that you can do it.

Good luck!

01-09-2010, 10:51 AM
:( I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family :hug:

Judy Lynn
01-09-2010, 10:55 AM
:hug: :hug: :hug: It's hard to lose a beloved pet.

01-09-2010, 11:05 AM
I am so sorry you are losing your fur-family member. It never gets easier but as humans we do what is best for our pets, even if it is to let them go. I lost my childhood dog 5 years ago and I empathize with your own pain.

01-09-2010, 11:12 AM
Oh my! The circle of life is so HARD! My heart hurts for you and your family. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers!

01-09-2010, 11:26 AM
So sad...Our pets are people too. My thoughts are with you .

01-09-2010, 11:39 AM
so, so, sorry!! I've been there a few times!

01-09-2010, 11:46 AM
I'm so sorry. My condolences go out to your family. :(

01-09-2010, 11:48 AM
I'm so sorry. My thoughts are with you and your pup.

01-09-2010, 12:33 PM
Sorry to hear about your dog. :hug: He sounds like a sweet dog.

01-09-2010, 06:24 PM
Thanks for the support. So far, I have eaten a piece of chocolate cake, but other than that not too terrible. Just enjoying my last few hours with her.

01-09-2010, 06:29 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that. We had to put two dogs to sleep in the last 3 years, so I know how you feel. As hard as it is, just remember that she won't be suffering anymore.

01-09-2010, 06:51 PM
So sorry to hear about your puppers - she has had a good life with lots of love, and while you will miss her, it is right to not put her through what she's going through anymore.

Stay strong and best of luck to you.

01-09-2010, 07:21 PM
:hug: I too am crying as I write this, I've been through it. It's rough, but it helps to keep in mind that he'll no longer be in pain.

01-09-2010, 08:09 PM
Im so sorry that your doggy has to be put down tomorrow. My pup is a huge part of our family, if only they could live longer it just seems like the time we get to spend with them is so short. Just know that she is gonna be in a better place where she wont be suffering or in pain.

01-09-2010, 10:12 PM
My heart goes out to you at this time. I am a dog lover, too.I know how much we love them.

01-10-2010, 12:20 AM
oh sweetie :( Mega mega hugs going your way :(

01-10-2010, 02:12 AM
Thanks for the support; it means a lot. She went to sleep very peacefully and quickly. I am starting to get at peace with her passing(very quickly). This may sound odd but I'm glad not to hear her labored breathing anymore :(

mel hughes
01-10-2010, 02:14 AM
I'm glad you are doing well so far. I can't imagine how you are feeling..My sister's dog is getting older, and I'm just terrified of the day we lose her.

Praying for your family!

01-10-2010, 09:31 AM

01-10-2010, 09:45 AM
Oh no - so sorry for your loss hun! Big huggles!

01-10-2010, 11:07 AM
*hugs* peachy. I know what you're going through. I had to put my sweet baby down this past summer. she was 14 and I loved her more than anything. it still hurts and I miss her. just remember though that you and your family did the right thing, and it was out of love. I bet you gave your pup a wonderful life, and she loved you for it. :-)

I still have my dog's pic on my cell phone home screen and her pic on my fridge. I kiss my hand and touch that pic sometimes when I walk by it. lol.

I hope you're doing ok today.