Hi everyone. It's almost 2 months since Nick died. I miss him much more, not less. Last week I had our dog Chloe euthanised. I think I kept putting it off because I wanted her alive. She'd been blind for awhile which didn't seems to bother her much except if she got confused about where she was. I made the mistake of moving her water bowl over a few feet and she tripped and knocked it over and got more confused. So I kept everything as it was. The day before I took her to the Vet I had given her a bath. Her back hips have been troubling her for about a year but lately I've had to help her stand. Well after her bath she couldn't stand at all. I rolled her onto a sheet and dragged her close to the back door from the dog pen. It got dark so I stayed outside with her to make sure she had some water and tried to get up a few times. I was concerned about the coyotes who would easily sense her helplessness and kill her. So I just sat talking to her. In the morning I called the Vet; took her out there; pet her and hugged her, told her what a good dog she had always been; that I loved her. I cried and cried. I think I cried for Chloe and Nick and all the people I've loved who are dead.
I am so sorry..........I put my dog to sleep not long ago.........and recently my brother died.
The hurt does seem to intensify as time goes on. The pain does eventually ease.
A pet is great comfort when you are grieving. They love so unconditionally.
Its so hard to miss ones you love.
I can certainly relate to your loss I had a ragdoll siamese cat for 14 years I called puppycat. She followed me around just like a puppy would all her life. She met me at the door when I got home from work and loved to play hide and seek. She would sit in my lap whenever I sat down and purred so loud. It has been 4 years since I had her put to sleep because she was so sick and couldn't get well I still think of her every day. Remember the good memories and that will help fill some of the loss
I care Hugs to you
I also had to have our golden boy, Coach, put to sleep early this year. I miss him so badly. He was an exceptionally loving dog. He wouldn't hurt any other animal or be mean to any human. He was so laid back. Even being a retriever he would allow birds to perch on his head. A neighbor had cockatiels and I had a love bird.
Love to you Panda.
Panda, I'm sorry to hear about your dog's death. Happening when it did, so soon after your brother, is so terrible. My very sincere condolences on your loss.
I'm so sorry Panda.....
one of the saddest days is having to put your animal down.
hugs to you....freedomlover
So sorry Panda, I know how much it can tear you up inside to have to make that decision with a beloved pet.
So sorry, it helps to share what you're feeling here, know that we care.
It's so sad when our pets die, because alot of the time, they're just like family.......and there's not a damn thing we can do to prevent it.
Heck, I don't know what to say. I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I hope that with time your spirits lift.