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Old 02-25-2014, 11:02 PM   #1
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Default My 17 year old dog

Tough day.

It was finally time to do the deed. Had this dog since he was 8 weeks old!
I work for a veterinarian, and I knew this choice was coming down the pike, but that did not make it any easier to make the choice.

He could still see, teeth good, appetite good, water consumption good, still did bunny patrol, and annoyed the cats. But, over the weekend, lost bladder control. So, I know, I could continue to clean up, but at 17, it won't get better.

So, I fed him this morning, eggs and hash browns, screw dog food. He did one last bunny/cat patrol, and very sadly, took him to work, and held him for his last moments.

I really wanted for him to hang on just a little longer for warm weather, so we could bury him at home. Not to be. So, having him cremated.

At work we are on very comfortable terms with the guy from the local funeral home, who also does our pets.

I cried, while we did it, and then thought I was good. Called the funeral home, had a moment.

Then ok, then the guy who owns the funeral home, shows up, ok. Until we went to the back so he could get Mick. He offers up a hug! I just lost it!

Then I get better, and it finally slows down at work, and my boss, comes and gives me a hug. Tears again.

All of my life, I've lived in a rural/farm setting. I've never had to do this with a dog, they always got run over or died to natural causes or other farm accidents.

I felt so horrible, while I know it was the right thing, I felt like I was judge, jury and executioner!

Basically it was one cr***y day.

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Old 02-26-2014, 03:19 AM   #2
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I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I am a pet lover so I can understand your pain. It is a very tough thing to go through. I am sending you warm hugs.

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Old 02-26-2014, 04:06 AM   #3
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I'm so sorry for your loss. A few years ago I lost both my dogs of 16 years within months of each other. One died peacefully at home and the other was put down a while later due to sickness. Even though it was the right time for both of them, it tore me apart. Even thinking about it is getting me teary. Rest assured that your dog had a good life with you and you did the right thing. I'm sure you'll miss him like crazy, but it will get easier.

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Old 02-26-2014, 07:03 AM   #4
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I'm so sorry to hear about your fur baby.
We lost our dog 2 summers ago--it was a big loss to our family too.
Dogs need a good quality of life and you did what was right, even though it hurts.
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:10 AM   #5
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When I saw the title, I was like aw, cr*p. I'm so sorry for your loss. ((((Hugs))))
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:37 PM   #6
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((((hugs)))) i'm so very sorry for your loss....I can't imagine going through something like that
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:26 PM   #7
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So very sorry for your loss!
I know its never easy, but the ones that are with us so long leave a hole that is never replaced. I had an 18 year old Siamese cat that lived with me longer than any human being has. We moved from Texas to New Jersey to Pennsylvania and finally to Florida together--where I deliberately found us a one level house so she didn't have to climb stairs!
I miss her, and even dream about her all the time.
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:04 PM   #8
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So sorry for your loss. Try to remember the wonderful life you gave your little guy and how blessed you both were to have each other so long. And know that you loved him enough to let him go because it was the right and humane thing to do for him. I know nothing will take your pain away right now but soon, you will think of him with more smiles and laughs remembering him than tears.

My heart is broken for you today.
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Old 02-26-2014, 04:00 PM   #9
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I am so sorry for your loss.
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Old 02-26-2014, 08:40 PM   #10
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I'm sorry.


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Old 02-26-2014, 08:48 PM   #11
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Iam so sorry and feel your pain ....so much could only read first 2 paragraphs. We went through it almost a year ago and we are still raw.......
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Old 02-26-2014, 09:42 PM   #12
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Hugs. I can tell this was not an easy decision and that you made it with love for your pooch.

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Old 02-27-2014, 11:40 PM   #13
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Sorry for your loss!
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:40 AM   #14
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I'm so sorry. I had to make that choice for our old lady dog 1/25. Her back legs stopped working and she wasn't eating and would only take a little bit of water by syringe but kept throwing up. It is the right thing to do but that doesn't make it easy. We miss her every day.
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Old 02-28-2014, 04:37 PM   #15
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I'm sorry for your loss. I had to put down my dog of 15 years and my cat of 12 years this month. I am comforted by the fact that I did the best I could for them and they lived happy, contented lives. It also helps to talk about them to others that also loved your pet. Reliving your favorite moments with them may eventually bring you some comfort as well.

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