GO!

The end is probably near

Whether a dog dies, is lost or stolen, or must be placed in a new home, this is the place to gather together to give and receive love and support when you experience the loss of a beloved dog.

  


Member Since
11/19/2012
 
 
Barked: Mon Nov 19, '12 11:17pm PST 
I have a 15 year old whippet and he has been our family pet since we brought him home when I was in third grade. I grew up with him- he was my best friend through so many difficult times that come with middle and high school. I will never forget the look on his face the first time i returned home from college- as if he though I died and he would never see me again. He is the best dog I could have ever asked for and I know he is old and that his time is near but today, when my mom called me to tell me he will probably need to be put down in the next week, I don't know what to do with myself. I am away from home and overcome with grief. I am going home tomorrow and I fear so many things. I don't know what to expect when I see him or how I will handle putting him to sleep. There is so much fear and grief and I don't even know what to do. He is my first and only dog and I cannot bear to lose him. His name is Tucker. I call him Tucker-pup. I came here hoping to find a way to prepare myself- but I have only found more tears.
[notify]
Alice

I am the Keeper
 
 
Barked: Tue Nov 20, '12 4:00am PST 
there is really no way to prepare for it. the only thing to do is hang on to the good memories, know you are doing what is best for your old friend.

angel feather kisses to you
[notify]
Amazing- Grace

Is it toy time- yet?
 
 
Barked: Tue Nov 20, '12 11:32am PST 
I lost my Sadie-dog to a brain tumor this past August 2nd. I had gone to school that thursday morning, and said to myself, "she's not going to last much longer". I was going to call my vet the next day (I have fridays off) and make her end of life plans. I got home that night, and found that she had passed away in her sleep. I was heartbroken, but I think Sadie spared me the pain of having to see her pass away. She will always be in my heart, and I know I'll see her again one day.
[notify]



Member Since
11/19/2012
 
 
Barked: Tue Nov 20, '12 10:10pm PST 
I have just arrived home and Tucker saw me from his bed and got up to greet me as always. He is just so much skinnier than he was the last time I saw him, a few weeks ago. He doesn't seem to be in any pain, but he does seem a little depressed, or uninterested... He is not eating much. I am so afraid of making the wrong choice about when to put him down. I hope and pray that he pass in his sleep, or on his own quickly. I don't want to make that decision. I may sleep by his side tonight; I don't want to be away from him.
[notify]
Ellie

1184927
 
 
Barked: Wed Nov 21, '12 4:42am PST 
hughughughughughughughughughughughughughughughug
[notify]
Maggie (I'm- Moms Angel- Now)

Punish the DEED- NOT The Breed!!!
 
 
Barked: Wed Nov 21, '12 9:01pm PST 
I know how you are feeling. I just lost my heart dog Maggie to brain cancer the 28th of October and my heart is still hurting. I found a vet who could cremate her and I got her ashes back within a week of the cremation. I still look for her some times and want to run out to find her but I know where she is and that is on a shelf in her urn. I often find myself picking it up and holding it close just so I can feel like I am hugging her close to me. Even now I am tearing up as I write this.
[notify]


Member Since
11/19/2012
 
 
Barked: Fri Nov 23, '12 7:53pm PST 
Thank you for all of your support for a stranger. We put Tucker to sleep this afternoon. I felt rushed about it because we had to schedule it with a vet in a window of time that was so soon, but I am telling myself that had I waited longer, I would have regretted it immensely. I never knew a heart could break as much as mine is broken right now. When I felt his heart stop, I felt a corner of my heart shrivel. I already miss him forever.
[notify]