(Closed) A little sad…my dog's gone to the big dog park in the sky :(

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am so, so sorry ๐Ÿ™ Hugs to you! I love my 10 year old westie to pieces. However, I becoming very aware of her age. The last time I lost a pet I was 7 years old so it’ll be much harder this time around! Hang in there.

Post # 4
3182 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m so sorry to hear that!  You’re going to make me cry just thinking about it.  The border collie I grew up with had to be put to sleep awhile ago, and it does get better.  Hang in there, and again I’m sorry for you loss.

Post # 5
3668 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Aww, I am so sorry for your loss ๐Ÿ™

As for what makes it better… knowing he’s no longer suffering, time, and happy memories.

Post # 6
5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m so sorry.

I lost my beloved furry boy two years ago and it still hurts.  He was only 10 and had the equivalent of a “doggie heart attack”.  Very sudden – I never got to say goodbye.

I try to remember all the good times but sometimes I still lose it.

I guess I don’t really have any good answers. . .sorry.   

Post # 7
4161 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m so sorry to hear that ๐Ÿ™  15 years is such a long time with your best pal so I hope that remembering all the good times will help you through this rough patch!  Big big big hugs!!!!!!!

Post # 8
1414 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I am so sorry…I had to put my sweet “baby girl” down last November and I still tear up thinking about it.

Hang in there.

The Rainbow Bridge

inspired by a Norse legend

By the edge of a woods, at the foot of a hill,

Is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.

Where the friends of man and woman do run,

When their time on earth is over and done.

For here, between this world and the next,

Is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.

On this golden land, they wait and they play,

Till the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.

No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness,

For here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.

Their limbs are restored, their health renewed,

Their bodies have healed, with strength imbued.

They romp through the grass, without even a care,

Until one day they start, and sniff at the air.

All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back,

Then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.

For just at that instant, their eyes have met;

Together again, both person and pet.

So they run to each other, these friends from long past,

The time of their parting is over at last.

The sadness they felt while they were apart,

Has turned into joy once more in each heart.

They embrace with a love that will last forever,

And then, side-by-side, they cross overโ€ฆ together.

Post # 9
5096 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011


I’m so sorry. Losing our furry family members is so hard, even if it’s time. :'(

Post # 10
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m so sorry! It’s very hard to lose a pet, especially one you grew up with. I lost two dogs last year, one of which I got as a puppy in elementary school. She was 17, so she lived quite a long life, but it was still very hard. What made me feel better after losing my dogs was just remembering what a good life we had together. Time is the best healer in my opinion. I actually still tear up when I think about my doggies ๐Ÿ™ Big hugs!

Post # 12
1719 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

*hugs*  I’m so sorry! 

Edit:  Awww…he’s so precious!  My dog is 8 yrs old now.  And, I’m worried about what I’ll do when his time comes. 

Post # 13
635 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We just went through this a week and a half ago. It really does get easier with time. The first few days I kept replaying the sudden illness over in my head and thinking about when she was euthanized (really not healthy). But now those thoughts are drifting away and I can remember all of the good stuff.

We made a photobook of her, and I framed a small photo of the two of us. We also got a pretty box for her collar, a few toys, and other things of hers. I think doing these things helped me grieve.

Post # 14
475 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m so sorry ๐Ÿ™  I lost my dog 5 years ago that I had since childhood and I lost my cat last year. It truly just takes time… just let yourself grieve and don’t feel silly about it.

When my dog passed, I was living at school so it made it a little less painful being removed from the situation, but everytime I went home I would just sob.

When our cat Herschel passed, my Fiance and I literally spent all weekend just being messes. We put our couch matress on the living room floor and camped out there for 48 hours straight watching movies, looking at pictures/videos of Herschel, eating takeout, and bawling our eyes out (yes, we were both bawling. Like soaking the pillowcases bawling.)

We finally took solace in the fact that we gave him the best life he could possibly ask for and that he was no longer suffering. We ended up adopting two new kitties a few weeks later in Herschel’s honor, which helped with the empty feeling. We thought he would want for us to spread our love with other needy kitties.

*hugs* Hang in there. It will get easier!

Post # 15
6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Aww I’m so sorry for the loss of your loved one.  =(

When I lost my childhood dog I made a small collage of her and that actually helped me remember some of the good stuff, like her insane ability to find a tennis ball in the woods after it was thrown over the roof of the house, or the time she rescued my aunt’s dog who couldn’t swim. 

Post # 16
2395 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@LizLemon:  I am so so sorry.  I really know how much it hurts to put a beloved pet down.  I still tear up thinking about the last time I had to put an animal down. It’s heartbreaking. 

I think the only thing that let me heal was to just cry whenever I wanted and not hold it in.  My pets have always been a part of my family, so it really hurt.  The animals I have had to put down all lived to be very old, well past what they were expected to live.  So, when it was “time” they were ready.  I found comfort in the fact that they were happy and not hurting. 

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