Family dog passed suddenly today – Just need support

posted 2 years ago in Emotional
Post # 2
1362 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

I’m so sorry for your loss.  🙁

Post # 3
769 posts
Busy bee

:'( I am so so sorry for your loss :'( 

Post # 4
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Our pets are members of our family. I’m sorry and my sympathies for your loss. I dread the day I have to do what your dad did with my dog. Again, I’m sorry for your family’s struggle today. 

Post # 5
50 posts
Worker bee

Unfathomably:  I feel so deeply for you,  I have two dogs and I’ve grown so attached to them that I cannot imagine my state when they pass.  I’m so sorry your going through this,  my condolences.  

I even had a scare once where I thought my one dog was dying,  he had an extremely bad reaction to some medicine my vet gave him.  I was crying,  shaking and an absolute mess.  He pulled through a week later but I got a taste of how my life will fall apart when he actually does pass. I guess it’s not helpful that I haven’t experienced what you have,  death of a loved one is a grueling heavy heart ache no one can understand. Again,  I’m sorry you’re going through this alone on your day off. Take it one day at a time and don’t rush your grieving process

Post # 6
124 posts
Blushing bee

So very sorry for your loss OP.  I lost my family dog 8 years ago and it was truly devastating.  He was extremely ill with kidney failure and my dad had to take him to be put down.  I said my goodbyes the night before because I knew the morning that they left I would be inconsolable and unable to face it.  I completely understand how they are part of the family.  Allow yourself some time to grieve.  Day by day it will absolutely get easier… 

I now have a beautiful 5 year old dog that brings so much joy to my life.  Dogs are so wonderful, and each one so unique in personality.  


Post # 7
603 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

so sorry to read this. 🙁 my thoughts are with you and your family.

Post # 8
2248 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Oh no!  I cannot imagine!!  Our family dog [that lives with my parents] is 13 & you can tell she’s getting older.  I dread the day that I have to go through what you’re going through right now 🙁

I am so so sorry for your loss!

Post # 9
4402 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m so sorry. I remember when my dog died; it was so hard. I still think of her all of the time. 

Post # 10
608 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m so sorry for your loss.  “The worst thing about dogs is that they don’t live forever”

Post # 11
5191 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

I’m so sorry for your loss.  I am a rescue dog owner too and I can identify with your story about all the happiness your furry loved one brought to your lives.  Sending (((Hugs))) your way.

Post # 12
689 posts
Busy bee

Im so sorry to hear about Bear. I dread the day when something happens to my two little buddies. I have already lost on 6 years ago and still cry when I see his photo. At least Bear is no longer in pain and he has crossed the rainbow bridge.


Post # 13
195 posts
Blushing bee

A million hugs 🙁 I lost my cat recently and it still hurts every day. 

Post # 15
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Unfathomably:  i am really sorry to hear this. teared up reading your story as i dread the day that happens to my parents family dog and my two dogs. I had this sent to me by one of my friends when i got pissed off when a co worker said – its only a dog – when my dog passed away a few years ago. maybe it will help you as it helped me a bit.. (HUGS)

From time to time, people tell me, “lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or, “that’s a lot of money for just a dog.” They don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a dog.”

<br />Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a dog.” Many hours have passed and my only company was “just a dog,” but I did not once feel slighted.

<br />Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by “just a dog,” and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of “just a dog” gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it’s “just a dog,” then you will probably understand phases like “just a friend,” “just a sunrise,” or “just a promise.” “Just a dog” brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. “Just a dog” brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.

<br />Because of “just a dog” I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future. So for me and folks like me, it’s not “just a dog” but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.

<br />“Just a dog” brings out what’s good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day. 

<br />I hope that someday they can understand that it’s not “just a dog” but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being “just a human.”

<br />So the next time you hear the phrase “just a dog.” just smile, because they “just don’t understand.”

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