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Hawkbit
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Reply #70 on: December 18, 2013, 02:42:27 PM


She was just a lovely cat and used to sit on the desk and watch me game. I know we sure did the best by her, but I can't help but be angry with the savages who had her before us and probably robbed her of a longer life.

That's the sign of a happy cat.  Know that you took your kitty from a bad situation and you did the best you could to make it good.  I'm sorry you lost your cat. 
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Reply #71 on: December 19, 2013, 11:36:51 AM



I have a lot of great memories with this little dog named Junior. Initially he was a gift to my father; but he ended up bonding with me more. I was the one who cared for him, who defended him against my psychotic father's attacks, who put a stop to my parents feeding him microwaved hot dogs covered in cat treats, who walked him, who paid his vet bills, and so on.



One particular memory comes to mind as I write this. It was a sunday afternoon, many (10?) years ago. My parents had guests over and the dog would get overly excited and just hump his bed furiously. Dear old dad, having had enough was about ready to throw the dog out when I intervened desperately and said "Look, I'll just take him." Not waiting for an answer, I just grabbed the dog and went into my room. I let the dog lay on my lap as I used my computer. Some time later, I looked down to see the dog fast asleep on my lap; and that quite a bit of his drool wet my pants.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/48093114/2012-08-12%2012.37.40.mp4

Every time I watch a video or just look at one of his pictures I just want to reach in and hug him one more time. He was my only friend growing up, and remained my only friend well into my adulthood. I would come home and sure enough he'd be there to greet me, happy to see me... Or he'd be asleep; then I'd walk up to his bed and his tail would just start slamming itself on the floor.

Then around March I ended up getting very ill with something called the cocksakie virus. I was out of commission for a bit over two weeks; thus the responsibility for caring for the dog fell to my inept father. I remember the dog coming home from a walk one day with his entire stomach covered in filth. The dog during this time had problems holding his urine; and after constant prodding from me to take what was technically their dog to the vet (I was broke at the time, what being a penniless retail worker), they finally did it.

The vet didn't have a good idea as to what was happening, nor did he ever figure out what was wrong. They prescribed some medication that made things worse and  In the end, the dog was on his last leg. He trembled constantly and was unable to urinate in spite of his best efforts. I left work early to come home and put him down. Though it was very trying I stayed with him until the very end. When the final injection was administered; the dog's eyes closed, twitched violently; a then stopped; a moment that I will never forget as long as I live. He died in March; and the hole he left has been tremendous.
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Reply #72 on: December 19, 2013, 12:38:37 PM

Our kitty was on our laps when we did it and she was so close she just slipped quietly. It's agonizing, but personally I can't imagine not being there.

In better times...

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Reply #73 on: December 19, 2013, 04:40:46 PM

I'm sorry for you both. What a rotten thing to happen just before Christmas.
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Reply #74 on: December 19, 2013, 06:54:22 PM

I'm sorry for you both. What a rotten thing to happen just before Christmas.

Actually, he died in march; but I was feeling down so I thought I'd vent angry
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Reply #75 on: April 20, 2014, 11:23:25 AM

Our Dachshund, Maggie, died this morning.  She was 14 years old and was just a super dog.  She was one of the wiener dogs with a ton of personality but yet was gentle and loving to just about anyone.  It will be sad without her.  She went outside to get a drink of water this AM, then went over in the yard and laid down......and just never got up.  She had lost a lot of weight recently.  I suspect she had cancer and possibly threw a clot to give her an MI or stroke. 

Boo.  Merry fucking Easter.   Ohhhhh, I see.
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Reply #76 on: April 20, 2014, 02:21:23 PM

Our Dachshund, Maggie, died this morning.  She was 14 years old and was just a super dog.  She was one of the wiener dogs with a ton of personality but yet was gentle and loving to just about anyone.  It will be sad without her.  She went outside to get a drink of water this AM, then went over in the yard and laid down......and just never got up.  She had lost a lot of weight recently.  I suspect she had cancer and possibly threw a clot to give her an MI or stroke. 

Boo.  Merry fucking Easter.   Ohhhhh, I see.
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At least she went naturally, and you didnt have to have her last moments in some doctor's office.
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Reply #77 on: April 20, 2014, 10:09:09 PM

Yeah.  She was a good pooch.  She had a long, fun life and went peacefully.
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Reply #78 on: April 21, 2014, 09:52:39 AM

So sorry, ghost.   Heart

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Reply #79 on: April 21, 2014, 09:54:09 AM

Sorry Ghost.   Heartbreak

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Reply #80 on: April 21, 2014, 11:01:42 AM

Sorry, ghost.  Heartbreak

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Reply #81 on: April 21, 2014, 11:19:58 AM

Bleh, sorry Ghost. <insert trite truism here that won't make you miss her any less>

I should get back to nature, too.  You know, like going to a shop for groceries instead of the computer.  Maybe a condo in the woods that doesn't even have a health club or restaurant attached.  Buy a car with only two cup holders or something.

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Reply #82 on: April 21, 2014, 04:53:08 PM

Sorry Ghost, shit sucks. 

I also had to put my dog Ryker to sleep today.  14 year old American Eskimo.  He stopped eating on Friday and got him to the vet and found he had spleen cancer.  Vet said there was really nothing that could be done at his age that wouldn't be hard on him.
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Reply #83 on: April 21, 2014, 06:05:37 PM

Sorry about your pets, but on the plus side 14 years is a good time for a dog. When our first lab died she was 11.

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Reply #84 on: April 22, 2014, 10:44:40 AM

Aw, sorry about that, Evildrider.  Heartbreak 

All this talk about losing dogs makes me want to go home and hug my baby.

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Reply #85 on: April 22, 2014, 11:05:29 AM

Hugs to you both. This thread is a lot more real now that I'm responsible for a little fuzzy guy of my own.
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Reply #86 on: April 22, 2014, 06:23:48 PM

Our doggie has been sick for a couple of days so I've hugging her a lot.  I know how horrible it is to lose a pet.  I've loved some of my pets more than some of my family!  Srsly.  I don't want anyone else I know, including animals, to die before me.  Once I'm gone, they can do what they like.

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Reply #87 on: May 09, 2014, 10:48:41 PM

My dog Max has an appointment tomorrow morning to be put to sleep. He has had multiple surgeries to take care of bladder stones; he has had them back for a while and my wife and I have decided not to operate again. He now can't hold it for more than a few hours. We're not sure how old he is, somewhere between 12 and 14 because his original owner died. I inherited him when I got into a relationship with my wife (then girlfriend). We had a tumultuous relationship, but we ended up being friends in the end. I am the stereotypical 'keep your emotions in' man, but I sit here and am blubbering like I never have before.

He has pretty much been the perfect dog. He only barks when someone comes to the door, he doesn't drool, and has been a perfect angel with my 2 year old daughter. It really sucks because I know that if he didn't have the bladder issue, he could easily live for another six months or more.

Sorry for the blurry images. And yes his eyes are crossed, it adds to the charm.


With my daughter when she was about 1:

More recent walking with my daughter:

If there is such a thing as dog heaven, this is what he would be doing. I will always picture him like this:
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Reply #88 on: May 10, 2014, 09:31:17 AM

He's beautiful.  I'm so sorry.  Heart  We had a beautiful dog that belonged to my mother.  When she died, I mostly took care of him.  A few years later, right after I moved to England for the first time, my dad did something with him.  I think he had him put to sleep.  I didn't find out for ages and I was devastated.  I never expected that.  He didn't do it because the dog was sick or anything, he just couldn't be bothered to care for him.  When my dad visited me a couple of years later, I could hardly even look at him.  I had to constantly bite my tongue.  Saying something wouldn't have been beneficial to me or anyone because my dad was pretty much crazy.  You didn't really want to make him angry.  I'm really glad there's so many people on f13 who can be bothered and who feel the pain when something bad happens to their pets because animals matter to them.  If it wasn't for the empathy and the feeling of loss, we'd all just be a bunch of Amish people or worse.  You know what I mean. 

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Reply #89 on: May 10, 2014, 02:02:57 PM

Sorry for your loss :/

I should get back to nature, too.  You know, like going to a shop for groceries instead of the computer.  Maybe a condo in the woods that doesn't even have a health club or restaurant attached.  Buy a car with only two cup holders or something.

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Reply #90 on: May 10, 2014, 02:35:55 PM

Sorry to hear this, Mithas.  It's tough but it sounds like you gave him a good life.  Heartbreak

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Reply #91 on: May 10, 2014, 06:13:03 PM

Sorry Mithas.  :(
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Reply #92 on: May 11, 2014, 03:49:31 AM

He was indeed a very beautiful dog. Sorry to hear he's gone, glad he had a nice life, certainly looks like he had lots of fun and love.

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Reply #93 on: October 24, 2014, 08:38:06 AM

Time for this thread to rear its ugly head. Lost my gf's old lady cat Kiki. Blocked bile duct, leading to pancreatic and liver issues. At least it was fast and we got to be there. Losing two within 6 months makes it worse though. At least her last cat is young and healthy. Unfortunately her likes me more than her now.

Guess kitten time is right around the corner
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Reply #94 on: October 24, 2014, 11:00:44 AM

I'm so so sorry, Rattran. 

This,
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Guess kitten time is right around the corner
is lovely, though.  I love that you are so dedicated.

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Reply #95 on: October 24, 2014, 11:13:39 AM

Sorry about the kitteh, rattran.  Heartbreak

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Reply #96 on: October 24, 2014, 02:02:11 PM

:(  Sorry, Rattran. 
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Reply #97 on: October 25, 2014, 07:35:39 AM

My own sad tale that I posted on another forum I frequent a couple of months ago. It still gets to me sometimes. I put it in spoiler tags since it's a wall of text.

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Reply #98 on: October 25, 2014, 12:28:11 PM

The feels got to me.  Thanks for sharing, Ozzu.  We have a GS dog too and I'm not looking forward to that day.  They're such damn good dogs.
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Reply #99 on: October 26, 2014, 06:55:33 AM

I wish I could post more supporting stuff in this thread, but it always just rips my heart out when I come in here - both for you guys and your pets and for Little Girl, since it brings all of that stuff up. Shit, I'm starting to tear up just posting this. All the best to you all, and hope things can get better.

Now I'm off to hug my new idiot cat.

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Reply #100 on: October 26, 2014, 10:59:50 PM

That just brings back the memories of my dog. It's earlier in this thread. We scheduled to put him down because he couldn't control his bladder anymore. I still have it burned into my brain the last time I saw him as my wife drove him to the vet...

Condolences to to you Ozzu. Hopefully time heals the wounds.
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Reply #101 on: October 27, 2014, 10:37:31 AM

It's never an easy thing, but it's part of having pets to know when to let go, and be there for them. I'm just glad to get the time with them that I do. Late condolences to you both.
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Reply #102 on: January 07, 2015, 09:18:45 PM

Cayman the Sunset Hunter
August 1, 2005 - January 7, 2015

Rest in peace, my little cow. You were such an awesome pup and we'll never forget you. ♡


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Reply #103 on: January 07, 2015, 09:22:50 PM

Sorry to hear that.
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Reply #104 on: January 07, 2015, 10:58:15 PM

My condolences, it's always hard to lose a loved pet.
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