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Put our dog down

Discussion in 'Prayers & Support' started by 503TRD, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Jul 15, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    503TRD

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    so yesterday morning we put our dog down..it was one of the toughest things i've had to do...she was 16 and we've had her since I was two..so I don't even know what life is like without her...i loved her so much, she was the best dog ever...my whole family is really upset and it's tough..but i think it was time..we all did..it just got to be too much to cleaning up after her and seeing her barely walk around and be in pain...we spoiled the hell out of her and she had an amazing life...i'll forever love and miss her...the weirdest part is whenever i walk by the room she used to always lay or sleep in, i keep seeing her at a quick glance or out of the corner of my eye...and when we would come in from the garage she'd always be there standing looking up at you, and i was coming in yesterday and right when i opened the door i saw her for a split second...it's crazy..my mom also said she sees her in the room, and we all hear her collar jingle occassionally..idk if it's cuz i'm so used to it or if it's real..i like to think she's still here and lives on with us. anyways, just felt like posting i needed to vent...has anyone had similar experiences? it's rough..
     
  2. Jul 15, 2012 at 9:34 PM
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    650H1

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    that sucks man, i hated doing that :(
     
  3. Jul 15, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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    TeamSarcasm

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    Sorry to hear that :( I have had to put down a few animals and its never easy :(
     
  4. Jul 15, 2012 at 9:37 PM
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    Bennett707

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    got a pup when i was 1, we had to put her down when she hit 16 yo's as well.
    2 years later my parents got a new puppy, and every now and then.. our old dog's name will fall out of our mouth when we calld the puppy.
    hard to loose a friend that was always there.
    my condolences.
     
  5. Jul 15, 2012 at 9:38 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    sorry man. know how it fills. in 5th grade we had to put one or out dogs down. i new that dog my hole live. we have 3 dogs now. pug, grayhound and yorkie. we been thinking about putting gray hound down she is about 13. and off and on latley she has been having hard time holding it and has gone it the house. :( maybe kidney infection or something idk. but if she keeps it up will may put her down.
     
  6. Jul 15, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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    I feel your pain, I had to put down my 16 year old Lab /Rottie cross 3 years ago. I cried like a baby and still miss him but he had a great life and that's what I choose to focus on. You must be a good pet owner to get her to live to 16, hopefully you'll choose to be that for another dog.
     
  7. Jul 15, 2012 at 9:45 PM
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    It's never easy putting down ones pet. Ive had to do it a few times. We can be selfish in these times by trying to prolong the lives of our pets. But when they are in pain we must let them go. It sounds like you did the right thing at the right time. So sorry for your loss.
     
  8. Jul 15, 2012 at 9:46 PM
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    I'm sorry for your loss.
     
  9. Jul 15, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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    thanks everybody i appreciate it. i want another dog..but idk when..i've read when people get a new one soon it helps them, but i don't think i want to yet...i'm definitely gonna want a boy dog..i don't want to replace her
     
  10. Jul 15, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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    we still have our old dogs collar hanging.
     
  11. Jul 15, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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    we kept it too..
     
  12. Jul 15, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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    Us too. Never going to let it go
     
  13. Jul 15, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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    Im sorry to hear. I was in the same boat as you. Was born and my parents had a 1 year old yellow lab. We had to put him down a couple years ago. Best wishes to you and your family
     
  14. Jul 15, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Sorry to hear OP , but rest assured you will see your old pal again , and in the meantime they are free of pain and young again
     
  15. Jul 15, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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    Sorry for your loss , sadly I have been in that position several times it is never easy.

    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
    There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
    There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
    The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

    Author unknown...


    This is the one we have painted on our Kennel Door for all the pups that have passed.

    Guardians Of The NightAuthor - Unknown
    Trust in me my friend for I am
    your comrade. I will protect you
    with my last breath When all
    others have left you And the
    loneliness of the night closes
    in, I will be at your side.

    Together we will conquer all
    obstacles, And search out
    those who might wish harm to
    others. All I ask of you is
    compassion, The caring touch
    of your hands. It is for you that I
    will unselfishly give my life And
    spend my nights unrested.
    Although our days together
    May be marked by the passing
    of the seasons Know that each
    day at your side is my reward.

    My days are measured by The
    coming and going of your
    footsteps. I anticipate them at
    every opening of the door. You
    are the voice of caring when I
    am ill. The voice of authority
    when I've done wrong.

    Do not chastise me unduly For
    I am your right arm, The sword
    at your side. I attempt to do
    only what you bid of me. I seek
    only to please you and remain
    in your favor.
    Together you and I shall
    experience A bond only others
    like us will understand When
    outsiders see us together Their
    envy will be measured by their
    disdain.

    I will quietly listen to you And
    pass no judgment, Nor will your
    spoken words be repeated I will
    remain ever silent, Ever vigilant,
    ever loyal. And when our time
    together is done And you move
    on in the world Remember me
    with kind thoughts and tales,
    For a time we were unbeatable,
    Nothing passed among us
    undetected.

    If we should meet again on
    another street I will gladly take
    up your fight, I am a Police
    Working Dog and together We
    are guardians of the night.
     
  16. Jul 15, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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    I'm so sorry. I've been there and know there are no words. Thank you for giving your girl a great, long (though never long enough!) life. Sending sympathy.

    I ended up adopting another male dog but his personality and appearance are so totally different. It took a while. You'll know when and if it's time.
     
  17. Jul 15, 2012 at 10:13 PM
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    So sorry to hear of your loss. I've had alot of dogs over the years and it never gets any easier. Sounds like your dog had a great life...those memories will last your life time.
     
  18. Jul 16, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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    Thanks guys :/
     
  19. Jul 21, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    Just saw this... sorry for your loss. It's hard to lose an old friend, but you did what was best for her.

    You will know when it's time to get another pal.
     
  20. Jul 26, 2012 at 5:26 PM
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    I have never been there, but with my childhood dog being 11+ now, Im scared to even think about it. Must have been hard
     
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