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Can't be any worse than the constant hair storm that the Golden is. Lol.
Posting member of tRCMB since 1997.
It is ALWAYS a great day to be a Spartan!!!!
Hang in there buddy. RIP Patches.
Sorry to hear about your loss, Cosmo. Dogs are some of the kindest and most loyal companions a person could ask for - it's almost cruel that our time with them is so short.
I lost my 12 year old golden retriever back in March.
We took her to the vet because she started to not move at all and she couldn't finish her food, which is unheard of for a golden.
They told us based on her blood results that she had a tumor in her pancreas. They said if it didn't spread to her liver she could have a chance.
The vet called me in to the operating room 15 minutes after it started. I knew something was wrong. The tumor had spread from her pancreas to her liver, stomach and small intestines.
The vet told me that even if they can remove all of the tumor she would die a slow and painful death within the next 6 months. I decided then and there. They patched her back up and me and my cousin buried her next to my house.
I had seen her the day before they took her in for the operation. It was as if she had never been sick. She jumped up when she saw me, tail wiggling and tongue out.
I will remember her that way for the rest of my life.
The next few weeks is really hard. You're going to start realizing that she's not around and her absence will be so thick in the air.
Then its really going to hit you and even though you have nothing to do with it you're going to start blaming yourself.
When that happens just remember that you gave her the best life anyone ever could, that you loved her and cared for her.
Remember that most animals don't get that.
I really respect you for taking the initiative and making a difficult decision. It's the right thing to do. Good luck with everything.
Sorry to hear that, OP. I'm hoping it gets easier for ya.
Take care, bro.
Geez, you were right.
Hang in there man. That pic is kind of deja vu from 2 nights ago, but that looks like a puppy at peace.
This is relevant...
Jimmy Stewart reads his famous poem about his dog Beau on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1981.
nice post x.....+1
Wow. I'm crying. Nice.
Meant to quote x two posts above
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YOUR have been banned from reading and posting on the Michigan Wolverine board.
Sorry, don't mean to keep bumping the thread but it's comforting to me and helping me heal. Very cathartic.
When I picked up my dog from the Humane Society 14 years ago, the same day we picked out a cat too. My younger sister (no pics, horn dogs) chose the cat and I chose the dog; both pets were gifts from my grandma. They grew up together, the cat (a male) and the dog (a female). They played together, wrestled, the dog would put the cat's head in her mouth and the cat would bite the dog. They were great friends.
So, when I returned from the vet yesterday and the dog wasn't with us, the cat seemed to comprehend that something had happened and he just kept meowing uncontrollably. It was one of the saddest damn sights I ever saw. One day later and it hasn't gotten any easier
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
Thank you, Denicos.
Dammit, now it's dusty in my cottage. Why do these contacts keep causing my eyes to water???
Be good to the cat. He's grieving too. Maybe an extra plate of tuna tonight?
And I like to think that Patches is chasing squirrels and getting ear scratches from St. Michael right about now, looking down on a bunch of softies on tRCMB and knowing he is missed.
Bump it as many times as you need to, bro.
I don't read many threads on the tRCMB... but I read every thread that deals with pets/animals, especially personal stories. No matter how many times they've been bumped.
I've noticed many others are the same way... these threads are therapeutic for all of us, I think.
Had posted to this topic originally because I knew that my golden, "Berkey" was not long for this world. We had to put him down the Wednesday after Christmas. Best dog ever. Still keep looking in the backyard, expecting to see him lazing in the sun.
Hope as is well with you Cosmo.
*Sigh* My cousin had to put down his German Shepherd of 9 years a week or two ago. He was cut up something awful. He's has shepherds his whole life, but this one in particular just hit him hard. Doesn't help that the dog's brother is still around, looking for his running buddy. :(
Time heals all wounds. Thank you, Larry.
My aunt, uncle, and cousins won't put their nearly 15 year old dachsund down even though she can't see, walk, or go to the bathroom on her own
Think good thoughts....like MSU beating tOSU today. Cosmo, I've been meaning to ask you, what happened with that Bay Area job you were looking at? Were you able to at least work a trip and on site interview out of them?
Spartans ...committed to bring Paul Bunyan home in 2013.
Yep. That's pretty much what everyone else thinks about it.
Not to go all Wells/Kevorkian up in this bitch, but I never understood why euthanasia for pets is considered the right and loving thing to do in our society, but people can't apply that same line of thinking to humans whose quality of life is equally bad.
I made the last round of applicants, but I "didn't have the experience" that their first choice had. They said they really liked my work, blah blah. It was a major bummer, man. I think the distance/possible relocation had an effect on their decision as well, which hurts even more.
I've often thought about this too. My grandma was in the hospital a lot her last two years before she finally passed away last June. I was sad but it didn't hit me that hard because she has been 75% blind for the last ten years and I felt like she deserved to go.
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