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post #1 of 8 Old 10-13-16, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Loss in the family

I woke up at 04:30 hearing my dog breathing funny. I got up with him & he seemed like he wanted to go outside. We went down the stairs (he started struggling with this) & collapsed at the front door. I comforted him & he settled down, then I woke my wife up & we had about another 10 minutes with him. We had time to love him and say our goodby's.

He was the best dog I've ever had. Half Lab, half bulldog. Smartest dog I've ever seen. He actually understood English. He would amaze our friends with this. He will be missed so much. Struggling in T-Town.

He was very old, I think he had a heart attack. Had seen the vet about 3 weeks ago...got a clean bill of health. I'm glad he didn't suffer.
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-13-16, 11:42 AM
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Sorry to hear of your loss. Unfortunately, all of us can't live forever and it is always a hard time when someone near and dear passes. Prayers to you and your family.

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Sorry tonto. At least it was quick for him. It's hard to watch them go slowly and painfully. ✝️


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I too am sorry for your loss and fully understand the pain involved with the loss of a dog. As others have said take comfort in knowing you were with him in the end and that he didn't suffer. Being a lifelong dog owner I understand that they are more than pets and become engrained within our family tree.
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Thanks for the kind words & prayers. Will be tough at our house for a while. The worst part is today is our 26th wedding anniversary. I get off work at 8:30 today & I made reservations at a local "high-end" bistro...something tells me there wont be a lot of talking tonight. I wasn't ready for him to pass. We had gone to a friends farm @ 11 PM & took Cole with us. He loves to get out in the woods. He was acting a little bit off, nothing to make us think it was really serious though! I'm glad I was home when it happened. We just laid on the floor and comforted him...& he was gone. Very peaceful. Thanks again guys for the kind words & prayers.
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I feel your pain...It's like losing a member of the family when a pet dies that's been a constant companion for years..
I've found the best way to get through it is to get another pet straight away..and pour your love and attention on to your new pet..

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I feel your pain...It's like losing a member of the family when a pet dies that's been a constant companion for years..
I've found the best way to get through it is to get another pet straight away..and pour your love and attention on to your new pet..
I agree with this line of thought to a degree. I've always needed a grieving period but yes another dog and developing that relationship always has helped alleviate the feeling of loss. In no time you'll be loving and playing with your new friend. Doing so is not disrespectful and REALLY does help the grieving process. Check all of your local shelters and help a dog in need looking for a loving home. Trust me there's real satisfaction and it will make you feel better. Do you have any SPCA shelters in your area? They take great pride in the services they provide.
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Sorry to hear of your loss, it's never easy letting go of a pet that's been there for you for so long. Truly sad to see them go.

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