NWR: Loss of a pet

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
Member
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m so sorry to hear that!!! My condolences to you and family.  I can’t imagine loosing my dog, he’s only 2, but I know one day it will come, I just don’t know what I would do.  I love him to death!!! 

Post # 4
Member
318 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Wow, thats really hard. 

I’m so sorry to hear. 

I’m sure they wouldn’t mind to see you cry. You loved the dog too. 

I actually make myself cry sometimes thinking about losing one of my guys. 

I’d be a mess. 

 

Post # 5
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1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Oh I’m so sorry! (((hugs))) My beloved dog from my own childhood had to be put down in April so I can relate. It’s like losing a family member. 

Post # 6
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1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yeah losing a pet is always so difficult.

When my FI and I (then boyfriend) had to put our first dog we had together to sleep it was awful.  I shut down for over a month, didn’t cry, nothing.  I felt like I didn’t deserve to feel it as much because I couldn’t be in the room with FI when they did it, I went out to the car and waited.  I felt so guilty for that, and felt like my pain wasn’t as justified. 

I’m sure your husband wouldn’t mind having someone to cry with over it.  It helps to share it with someone.  Maybe seeing you showing emotion over it will help release it for him.  I know it took me quite awhile to be able to feel it, so I don’t think it’s that abnormal.

Post # 7
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1349 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@LynnSnow:  I am SO sorry!  I know how hard it is.  And, I wouldn’t worry about showing your emotion to them.  When I lost my beloved dog a year ago, it comforted me to know how many people loved her just as much as I did.

Post # 9
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2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Everyone grieves differently, just because they may not be cryers doesn’t mean you can’t.  You’ve known this dog for a long time too and it is ok to mourn his passing together with FI family.

Post # 10
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935 posts
Busy bee

@LynnSnow:  dont hide your emotions, its okay to let out how you feel it will likely help him. My dog that I had since I was 2 died my freshman year of college and I didnt talk almost 2 days and cried uncontrollably. my SO did not cry, however, he was visibly upset and it let me know that I was not crazy for being so upset over my dead poodle. Having my fiance so upset didnt make me feel like he was putting me in the spot to take care of him, it made me feel like I could more open about my feelings. And Im so sorry to hear that, I have been there. People dont always understand the connection to a pet.

Post # 11
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1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@LynnSnow:  the loss of a pet is never easy! I’m coming up on the year Anniversary of having to put down our rescuse dog who we only had a year And only had a week from the diagnosis to losing him…DH took it so hard, and I had the same feelings as you… To be the rock, the shoulder to cry on, the support..  let your hubby and in laws have their time to be sad, and then you will be able to have your time! 

I’m sorry for the loss of the pup!! Be strong!!!

 

Post # 12
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48 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m so sorry for your loss!  I kind of understand what you’re going through… well not yet… just found out one of my precious guinea pigs that I’ve had for almost 5 years has cancer!  Trying to keep her as comfortable as I can, as I can tell that she still has most of her energy and sass that I love so much about her, until I can tell it’s time.  Try to remember all of the funny/sweet times you had with your pup and remember that this truly was for the best.  Sending hugs your way!

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