(Closed) Stressed to the Max. Need some thoughts/prayers.

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Post # 3
1342 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@megz06:  I am so sorry!!!!


Can you offer your friend alternatives?  Boarding at a local vet or helping find a pet sitter and then just being the emergency contact?


Your baby is in my prayers.  That is never, ever easy.

Post # 4
3369 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@megz06:  I am SO sorry! I’ve been through pet health situations more than I care to admit since we rescue animals, so I know what you’re dealing with. It’s a tough thing, but just hang in there and stay positive. Good things WILL come!


As far as taking care of the Bride’s dog…you’re her Maid/Matron of Honor so you’re obviously her best friend right? I’m sure if you talk to her this morning and tell her that your dog is having severe health issues and you just don’t feel that you can take on the responsibility of another animal. I’m sure she will understand! I would do some research for her and compare rates for local boarding places, etc. We have a few places here that aren’t even like a kennel, and I’m sure there’s some around you too. 


Take some deep breaths, and chat with your friend hon. I know you don’t want to stress her out, but you need to take care of your family first.  

Sending prayers to all of you <3 

Post # 5
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@megz06:  Ughh this makes me tear up for you!! I am so so sorry about your furbaby. I hope they figure out how to fix him ASAP! As for your BFF, I really hope she’ll understand.

Post # 6
271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am so incredibly sorry 🙁  How horrible.  In response to your question, I would agree with the posters above who advised you to find someone else to watch her dog for her, or a kennel.  She will be far more able to help you emotionally and support you through this tough time if you hold up your end of the bargain, at least by finding another caretaker so she doesn’t have to think about it.  I’d hate for her to have an angry moment due to stress and make you feel even worse when what you really need is her understanding.

Praying for you and your sweet dog!

Post # 7
9682 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@PacificMrs:  +1. There are many very reasonable places that offer pet boarding. There are some that are not kennels, but actually allow the dog to roam around the home (at least where we live this is the case – our furbaby hates his cage and would not stand to be in a cage at someone else’s house). Maybe to soften the blow, you could offer to pay for a couple of days on her behalf, or even call a few of the places for her.

@megz06:  I really hope your little big guy gets well soon. I hope your mom is with him now and he isn’t still in his kennel 🙁 The mental image of him having a seizure in there makes me want to cry. Poor little boy.

Post # 9
8146 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Sending good thoughts to your puppy!  I’m sure your friend can find a place for her own little doggie!

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