RIP my sweet baby

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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681 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Aww, hugs! I’m so sorry. You did the best you could for him. We’ve had to let one of our dogs go before and it was so hard. I hope you feel better soon. 

Post # 4
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6749 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

That is so sad! I’m so sorry you had to go through all of that!

Post # 5
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370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@maypearl:  Totally possible.  🙁    I am so, so sorry this happened, but you did the right thing if Oliver was going to suffer.  Sending comfort to you and your FI…euthanasia is never an easy thing to endure, no matter how many days (or years) the pup has owned your heart.  

Post # 6
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765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@maypearl:  I think my heart just shattered. this is the saddest thing I have ever read. Lots of love and positive thoughts to you, your FI, and your puppies. Poor sweet little darling! Everyone give your pets an extra snuggle!

Post # 7
Hostess
10891 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@maypearl: So sorry! Don’t feel bad, you did the right thing he wouldn’t have been able to have a normal dog’s life. Bless him.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Oh no that’s so sad, poor little guy. This especially touched me since my dogs name is Oliver.. I kinda wanna wake him up for a cuddle at 1am now. I hope mom and the rest of the puppies are doing well.

Post # 9
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

Sometimes the best decisions we make are also the most gut wrenching and difficult. I am so sorry for your loss. You did the very best you could for precious Oliver and he passed knowing love and care. 

Post # 10
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3412 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

It is very possible for a 3 day old puppy to steal your heart. 🙁

You made the best, kindest and most responsible decision a pet owner could make. Even though it is sad and heartbreaking, you did the right thing.

Big hugs.

Post # 11
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980 posts
Busy bee

Poor little darling. You definitely did the right thing and he was so so loved in his short life. I’m sorry it had to happen so tragically. 

Post # 12
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849 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@maypearl:  so sorry this happened, I’ll be thinking of you!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t know how, but it is so possible… I’m sorry you had to go through this.. I fostered three 3-week-old kittens once from a local kill shelter to get them out from behind bars until they were old enough for adoption, but unbeknownst to anyone, they’d already picked up panleukopenia in the shelter in the days they’d been there. I discovered about a week later, and they died one by one over the course of a few days, despite our (mine and the vet’s) best efforts to keep them going long enough to get past it.

After the first one had to be put down, the vet told me the others were 99% definitely sick (as it’s very contagious) and would probably die in a day or two, and did I want to bring them to be put down as well? I said no, I’m going to give them their best chance, and if they die, I want them to die warm and loved at home with me, rather than abandoned alone in the shelter. 

The vet said they see a lot of that, and stray cats are kind of like rabbits, they keep going by sheer numbers and frequency of reproduction even though a lot of kittens just don’t live for one reason or another, sometimes even no reason, they just die, and panleukopenia outbreaks aren’t exactly rare, and hit kittens especially hard.

They kept telling me not to feel bad, that it wasn’t my fault, but it was really rough, mourning these little guys, feeling like I had somehow failed them, feeling like I had just had the world’s cruelty shoved in my face (what had these kittens done to deserve this…) 

And on top of that, feeling like an idiot for being so emotional about it while people were like “they’re just cats, you only had them for a week” etc. etc.

So… mourn however you feel is best and don’t let people who don’t get it tell you how to feel. Never feel guilty or stupid for whatever emotions you have about it. 

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