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How many tears can one shed in a day? I’m not sure, but I think I may have broken the record. Today, I had to euthenize my beloved yellow lab Hunnie. She had fallen sick about 6 weeks ago and the vet did bloodwork and determined that she most likely had liver disease/cancer. I did a lot of research about this and learned that dogs can live for a while if given the right diet, meds, etc. Hunnie responded so well to the special “people” food, antibiotics, and liver functioning pills. She was doing so great, that she had gained weight, was barking at the neighbors again, and enjoyed digging in the yard. We decided it was okay for us to go out of town and my Dad and brother’s girlfriend cared for her (and the other doggies). Sadly, we got a call Thursday night that she had a bad day. She wasn’t able to get around, had vomited, and wasn’t interested in eating. Needless to say, I ended my vacation three days early to be with her. I didn’t want for Hunnie to be without her Momma, nor did I want her to suffer. I arrived home late last night and slept with her on the floor. She was sooo happy to see me…wagged her tail, gave me kisses, and tried pawing me. Sadly, she looked as if she had a stroke and had lost functioning on the left side. I took her to the vet this morning to have her euthanized. As difficult as it was, I am so glad that she was able to look into my eyes and I could tell her how much I loved her and was so blessed to have her bring joy to my life for 12 years. I can’t believe how much I’ve cried today and am hopeful that she’s gone over the Rainbow Bridge.
RIP Hunnie, Hunner Bunner, Hunya Bunya, Booger, Booger Dee…
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@melisslp: I am so sorry for your loss. The story makes me want to cry so I can only imagine how you feel. I wish there was more that I could say or do to help you feel better. -hugs-
Post # 4
I’m so sorry 🙁 It is always so hard to lose a dear friend.
Post # 5
I am so sorry for your loss 🙁 My heart goes out to you. There is no doubt in my mind that she’s gone over to the rainbow bridge, joining all our other beloved pets.
I personally love animals, and have 1 pug and 2 cats. We also foster dogs for this local dog rescue organization. Hunnie had a great, long life with people who loved her.
PS – that is a beautiful picture of her.
Post # 6
So sorry 🙁 Sounds like she lived a good life and was a sweet dog.
Post # 7
Awwww, so sorry you’re going through this. * hugs *
Post # 8
I’m sorry for your loss. It sounds like she lived a great life with a loving owner.
Post # 9
@DesireeAnne: Hope I didn’t make you get too teary-eyed. I appreciate your kind thoughts.
Thanks, online friend!
Thanks for the compliment and your affirmation that Hunnie is over the RB. She was a such an adorable dog. I just loved petting her super soft ears.
She did live a wonderful life! I’m glad I was her momma!
Thanks for the hugs!
Post # 10
@Melisslp: So sorry to hear about your loss. RIP precious Hunnie! You will miss her so much, but their love and the shared love will always live on. Wishing you comfort and peace tonight. Hugs to you!
She might have met a loveable, giant English mastiff by now named Simon, whom we said goodbye to last August, on rainbow bridge.
I have no doubt animals have souls. They do. And I am so thankful that your precious sweet dog had such a loving owner.
Post # 11
@bellenga: Awwww…your kind words touched my heart. I, too, am confident that dogs have souls. I’m hopeful that Hunnie has been re-united her buddies Casey and Kirby. It would be great if she had a nice boyfriend! Do you have a photo of your beloved Simon? Hugs back to you!!!
Post # 12
I’m so sorry 🙁
Sadly, I know exactly how you feel. This won’t help you feel better now but, you did the right thing, as hard as it is.
Post # 13
I’m so sorry for your loss….what a beautiful dog!
Post # 14
@PinkPinstripes: Hunnie touched my heart a little deeper than my other pups over the years. I knew it was going to be difficult, but not this devastating. Pets are so much like family members!
Thanks and yes, I agree!
Post # 15
I’m so sorry! She looked like a real sweetheart :(.
Post # 16
I’m so sorry, but I’m so happy you were able to get home to be with her before her passing. She knew you loved her so much, she’s having a blast with all the kitties and doggies up there!