this week our very precious 13 year old dog died. it looks like her liver stopped working, and we did all we coud, but she was suffering so much so we put her to sleep. we loved her so much, she was such a sweet dog! we got her when I was 3 years old, so she was always part of my life. I miss her terribly. I am writing from my celphone because our internet is off. when its n again i'l post a picture of her. I know many of yu are also dog lovers and will understand.
Sorry to hear that Isaac. But 13 is pretty well a lifetime for some dogs. Treasure your memories. Life is a journey. You'll meet and part with many travel companions on your way. When I wasn't much older than you I met an old man in the outback who left me with this thought, "We meet to part, and we part to meet again". It's stuck in my mind ever since.
Oh, dear Isaac. We do indeed understand. I had to put down my Hannah of 16+ years and I should have done it long before. It is a merciful thing for an animal. In my long years I have had many dogs. Realized one day that their average lifespan is about 10-12 years. In the normal course of things, I will have more animals should I live that long. Currently, I have an 8 year old Schi -Tzu and a 2 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. We always have 2 dogs and they seem to overlap the loss of another. It still hurts and you will miss your companion for a long time. You might consider a puppy and start the adventure anew. (((((((((((((hugs)))))))))
you have come to the right place many of us have been through what you are now experiencing.
I lost my beloved Blessing last February to liver cancer and her mother, Acacia one week later. Now Blessing half sister and Acacia's other daughter Sarah isn't doing well... Oh the joys and sorrows of life.
You will never forget your companion and friend and the memories are wonderful for that
But know you are in the company of those who totally understand your pain.
I'm sorry you are having to experience this part of life.
I totally understand, as I lost my beloved cujo due to liver failure after 14 years of constant companionship. He will never be forgotten and always missed but we have so many good memories with and of him. It was 5 years prior to that our daughter died of JD and he was her pride and joy. It took us 2 years before we could even think of having another dog. We rescued a tiny chihuahua 3 years ago and will not go anywhere without him. Once a dog lover, always...To this day,DH and I still think of him and all of the beautiful memories we have but are now making more loving memories of the newest addition.
I love the thought from tropicbreeze. My daughter has now met up once again with her companion and we are on another journey with our newest.
My condolences and best wishes...
thank you so much for your prayer and support, you are all so sweet.
We miss peanut a lot, but we know it was her time to go. sometimes i forget she is gone and get ready to get her food, and then i remember. for the last three years she has been constantly living on painkillers, as she hurt her back. most people would have put her to sleep a long time ago, but we never could. i still miss her, and i hope to see her again.
i would have gotten another dog to help fill the void, but my mom absolutely refuses because she says she doesn't want to have another dog die again. in the last two years we had lost 4 dogs, 2 of them were hers, so it was pretty rough on her. we still have 4 dogs, so i am glad for them. one is a Jack Russell, 12 years old and the picture of health. i hope she will be around for a while. the other small dog is not a year old yet, and is a terror! then i have two large dogs outside, and i love them both a lot.
below is a picture of our beloved Peanut, she will always be remembered by us, her family.