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Old 04-22-2015, 08:57 PM   #1
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Loss of a pet

Today was a real bad day it started out with taking our 15 year old cat to the vet because she was gasping for air. Come to find out she had a unoperable tumor in her lower windpipe and was closing off her throat. I had to make a hard decision to have her put down. She was going to go with us for the first time camping in a few weeks. So she is going to be missed dearly.

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Old 04-22-2015, 09:02 PM   #2
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Sorry for your loss.

It does hurt when you lose one. Just today, my oldest son and I made an alum cross out of 3/4" solid rod for his Yorkie, Buddy, that got run over last summer while we were "dog sitting". When we put it up, we both had leaky eyes.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:04 PM   #3
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Loss of a pet

Sorry for your loss. Pets are an important part of our families. 15 years is a good long life, with many fond memories I'm sure.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:10 PM   #4
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So sorry for your loss. Pets can be like children,ours are at this point in our life.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:26 PM   #5
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So sorry for your loss. Take comfort in knowing you loved her enough to give her the gift of peace by allowing her to cross the rainbow bridge.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:29 PM   #6
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Sorry for your loss, pets bring so much into our lives and we only get to share a short time.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:31 PM   #7
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We've gone though the process five times as we've repeatedly outlived our furry companions. All except one were Labradors. Our current two, who are both rescues, are 11 and we expect to go through the trauma a couple more times in the next 2 - 3 years.

At our age, controlling 75-lb dogs can be tricky, particularly as you inherit whatever training (or lack thereof) has occurred. One of our current pair had been deposited at the Humane Society when we adopted him, and he was only five years old. DW had rotator cuff surgery as a result of him chasing a cat last year, as a demonstration. We can't imagine any dogs other than Labs being in the family, so we've decided that at 73 (me) and 70 (DW), these two are probably the last ones.
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No words can express the loss of a pet. My condolences to you for the loss. We also had to allow one of our dogs to cross over after almost 18 years! Remember the good times, and not the times you stepped into something left for your bare feet to find at 3am!
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:15 PM   #9
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So sorry for your loss. A good pet may be gone, but will never be forgotten.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:11 PM   #10
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We lost our shutzu a week ago. I kept him alive 3 years on four medications when the average time to death was 6 months. I'm not sure I'd do it again and feel quite certain u did the right thing. In retrospect I think I was treating myself and not Max. Read Eben Alexander's book Proof of Heaven. There r pets up there! :-)
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:40 PM   #11
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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....
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:46 AM   #12
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Lost our 12 year old yellow lab at the end of October last year...it was hard! Have not forgotten him though.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:49 AM   #13
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Thank you all, today was really hard not seeing her follow me around wanting food not going to the garage door and asking me to get the outside cat their food and drinking my morning coffee with her wanting her back scratched. She will be missed.
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Old 04-25-2015, 10:37 PM   #14
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Thank you all. I woke up this morning to a empty area were she stayed and cried it feels so empty. She will be missed.

In my grief I forgot to mention her name was Squeakers she has a memorial web site here. http://squeakers.pets-memories.com/index.php?logout=1
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So very sorry for your loss.
We have felt the same with our past pets when they have passed and or had to be put down, and we are not looking forward to the day when we will have to do it again.
The thing to remember is how much you have made your pets life so wonderful in the short time they walk this earth.


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Old 04-26-2015, 12:03 PM   #16
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So sorry to hear about Squeakers. It's amazing how much they give in such a short period of time.
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Old 04-26-2015, 12:51 PM   #17
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Sorry about Squeakers, we lost our cat of 24 years a couple years ago and I still find myself looking for her. She was also black with just a touch of white on her nose. Never thought I would become so attached to a cat but I did and still miss her.
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Sorry for your loss. My tuxedo companion had to be put down after 23 years. He was always at my side. That was over 5 years ago and I still miss him. We now have 2 rescue tuxedo cats that are 2 years old and they will out live me since I am nearly 77 years old. Every animal we have had lived 20 years or more and in that amount of time you certainly get attached to them just like the other members of your family. Lots of rescue animals looking for a good home.
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Funny how they (pets) creep into our lives, demand little, give much, then leave such a huge hole when they pass on. Sorry for you.
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Old 04-26-2015, 02:21 PM   #20
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Sorry so for your loss. Making the tough choice of what to do is never easy to deal with. Pets are family and it's not the same without them.


A few years ago I returned home from a camping trip to find that I had lost my beloved cat Furby to coyotes. As much as I was hurting about Furby I had another cat a few weeks later. Kitty wasn't a replacement cat but rather another addition the family.
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