Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Crazed Liotta Eyes, Nov 8, 2019.
Yup, the world would be a much better place.
Better hope they're not the jealous type, or it could get ugly!
I just have to say to all who have posted here that you guys are awesome. Really warms my heart to know that people care and I appreciate all the condolences. This morning I'm trying to cheer up my other dog who is missing his buddy and partner in crime.
A nice juicy T-bone might do it.
So sorry for your loss and I know your pain. In a 7.5 year span, I lost my Dad, wife, Mom and my two Cairn Terriers that we'd had for 15 years and they're right up there with the losses of my human family and I know some would not get that but our pets were always regarded as equal family members.
I didn't want any more dogs because I didn't want to go through that again but I acquiesced when my wife wanted that back in her life and I got her two Havanese for Christmas and lost her 3 years later and they've been my family for the last 8+ years and I dread losing them to the point I hope I go before they do. That sounds extreme to some people but these dogs saved my life and gave me purpose when I needed it most.
If one is a believer, God sent the pets because He knew we would never love each other as our pets love us.
Crazy, sorry again for your loss but making the decision for your friend instead of for yourself was a great act of true love. True unconditional love.
I think the rules we've had in place are about to start slipping. He's also 11 and the reality of how little time you have with these guys has set in. I see a lot of spoiling in his future. Well, he was already pretty spoiled but T-bone it is!
Might be a good idea to check with your vet first.
Yes, real bones can splinter the way that dogs go to work on them.
Good point, maybe a nice boneless steak is the way to go.
I knew one guy who used to feed his dog raw chicken, bones and all, because the bones supposedly don't splinter when they're not cooked.
CC, I am so sorry for the loss you've had to endure. Life sure can be an ***-kicker. When it came to these dogs, I always said I would not try to extend their lives for the benefit of me. As soon as it was clear that her quality of life would not be good going forward, I knew what I had to do. I've got the same arrangement with my wife. When it goes bad, just let me go.
Noooooooo!!!!! I'm super sorry to hear this. I unfortunately know the feeling. I had to put down our only 9 year old Samoyed 2 years ago. I was not prepared for it and it was immensely tougher than I imagined. My entire month was wrecked and the world felt colorless to me for a week or two. My most sincere condolences.
This was absolutely the hardest part for me. We had a service that came to our home to do it, so she could be in the comfort of her home and family, and she actually perked up that afternoon. It was almost like she knew and she was giving us her best that day. Right, wrong, or indifferent on my choice, I will always remain feeling guilty though. Like I took her life.
The next hardest part for me was we had a little dog that was the Samoyed's little buddy and he was now clearly depressed. He was not himself. So after about 2 months we went out and got ourselves a Husky. It was the right move, and it helped, but believe me it was hard (I still feel guilty about it) not to feel like we were "replacing" our last one. This Husky is amazing though and I quickly bonded with her.
I brought my boy to the vet to have it done. It was the only time he was ever relaxed at the vet's office. He seemed to know what was coming, and he was okay with it. Just remembering sitting on the floor, holding his head in my hands as he drifted off is breaking my heart even now.
My boy, Duncan. Miss you bubba!
Yeah it's tough. Being in this thread is tough. Losing my dog changed my outlook on a few things in life. My dogs are absolutely an extension of my family and I would even protect them as much.
Good looking dog!! I always loved German Shepards. I hear they are super loyal. Sorry about your loss.
Super loyal, super smart, super protective. I'd say honestly that probably 80% of the people who ever met Duncan would tell you he's the best dog they'd ever met. I used to take him to the bar with me when I was a bouncer, and while everyone loved him, they were all on their best behavior when he was there. lol
That is another matter in itself. It is hard on us humans as it is but their partners in crime feel it too. They know their buddy is gone and we have to make it a point to give the other dog extra attention. If someone had 3+ dogs and one passed away, at least the other two have each other.
I find it best to always get a new puppy when something like this happens within a month or two for the other dog if he/she is alone.
I saw the headline yesterday and stayed out just because of that. Sure enough, I got emotional coming here but came here with a purpose this morning and this was my second stop after the Pops thread, gotta greet my peeps first.
Only people who feel as Crazy does can try and make him feel better. Only those of us that get emotional about our pets and consider them as family can relate to how he feels and how hard that was. And I felt bad for not coming in here yesterday because the way I feel is exactly what he needs. After I wrote my post, I went into the living room and grabbed my pups up and hugged them extra hard and long. I appreciate and love them but will just a little more today.
Crazy, I should have been in here the minute you posted this thread. Part of the magic of this site is being there for each other but I put my fear of pain ahead of your real pain and I am sorry I did that. I only wish there was something I could do or say to accelerate the healing but there isn't. But I do carry a poster that I've never met and his family in my heart today.
Yesterday morning before I took her to the vet, our male dog would not leave her side. He laid his head on her and I think he knew what was going to happen. I still had some hope because I didn't know what was wrong with her, but he knew. He's on our couch right now, which we've never allowed before. I'm getting tears in my eyes just looking at him.
Or a rescue dog that is pretty mellow. We got a puppy one time and he caused more aggravation for our older dog because of the energy level.