(Closed) putting my dog down this week

posted 6 years ago in Pets
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am so sorry, that is a horrible decision to have to make.  ((HUGS))

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m so sorry you are going through this.  I’ve been there, twice.  It is never easy.  My dogs are my life as I don’t plan on having children.  They are family.

I want to tell you that yes, given what you said, you are doing the right thing.  Not able to go potty on his own, the turn his health has taken.  You are giving your pup dignity to cross over to the rainbow bridge peacefully. 

As for coping, I found taking solace in the life I had with my pups, thinking of the good times.  The things that made me laugh, brought me joy.  The love and bond we shared.  Give yourself time to cry and grieve. 

I wish you peace during this difficut time.  *hugs*

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Im sorry… this is always a tough situation.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m sorry you have to go through this.  We have an 11 year old dog that I dread having to make the same decision for one day.  It sounds like you know what is best for your furbaby, good luck making that tough call.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Awww hun I’m so sorry πŸ™  I have definitely been through this.  There comes a point when you look into your beloved pet’s eyes and you just know they’re ready, and at that point, it doesn’t matter if you are or not.  The most humane thing we can do for our pets is to love them to pieces while we have them, and to be their advocate about everything, including when it’s time to end the suffering.  It’s hard, it’s sad, it sucks, but it is our JOB as their loving owners to make sure they don’t endure anything more than they need to.  I’m so, so sorry you have to say goodbye, it’s never easy, but know that you did your best, and you loved that wonderful fluffy pet the best you could as long as they would let you.

Also, Rainbow Bridge is comforting, but I cry every time I read it.  Big hugs lady, hang in there!!

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Oh God πŸ™ I was tearing up before I even opened this thread. Can you do it on Friday so you have the weekend to really grieve? This is painful- I’m really, really sorry. Twelve years is a long life, but we always want more.

Honestly, there is no way to cope or prepare. Our animals offer us so much- true, unconditional love and affection- there is no replacement for it.

When my previous dog Milo was sick with cancer, we did “Milo’s Bucket List.” We had about 5 weeks to do all the things he loved to do as much as possible. His last day included a blissful morning of going into Rite Aid (he always wanted to go in the stores with me), having one of those HUGE Hershey’s bars, several chicken breasts and one final off leash adventure.

I also made a shutterfly scrapbook that I still look at often, 4 years later.

Lots and lots of love to you. I’m totally crying now ;(

 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@DaneLady:  omg- why did i read that? i’m sobbing at my desk πŸ™

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

πŸ™  I am sorry!  There is nothing like a dog that you love.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@mamadingdong:  Sorry!  It does make me tear up every.single.time!  It’s comforting though, in some strange way, that our old pets are young and our injured pets are whole again.  But oh gracious do I ugly cry when I think about having to let them go! 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@SimplyChic11:  i’ve never had to put any pets down, i’m dreading the day i do ( i have 2 kitties) but just wanted to send hugs your way. sorry your going through this, its a tough but you already know its the right thing to do for your dog and like you said she won’t be hurting anymore. i dont know if your religious or spiritual but what helps me feel better when someone passes is knowing that just because they have passed from this life doesnt mean their spirit doesnt continue on to the next.  law of physics tells us energy cant be destroyed or created, so even though your pup is not with you in a corporeal sense, she’s definitely not gone. hope that helps <3

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@mamadingdong:  +1 Crying here too.  I need to stay away from this thread until I go home.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

It is the kindest decision you can make for your pets!  As their humans, after all the years of love they give us, we give them that final gift of letting them go peacefully and be out of pain.  I have lost a few pets and each one hurts so much.  Whenever I think of my two cats now and realize they won’t be around forever, it makes me cherish them that much more.  What a sweet dog he must have been!

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