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My dog died today.

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Lifeisontheup Thu 27-Dec-12 22:14:36

My darling Springer spaniel died today. She was 14 and we knew she didn't have long, yesterday she had her usual half hour walk, snaffled some left over turkey then this morning I let her out at 5.00am and went to work, DH came down at 5.30 and thought she was sleeping, tried to wake her for a walk but she had died. sad

So sad but glad that she died peacefully and painlessly on her own hearth rug. A moment I've been dreading, there is an empty space in all our life's today, hopefully she is catching all those rabbits which eluded her in life.

Kormachameleon Thu 27-Dec-12 22:17:01

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coffeeinbed Thu 27-Dec-12 22:17:24

Sorry about your girl.
She'll get them rabbits.

maddiemostmerry Thu 27-Dec-12 22:18:31

So sorry Life.

She sounds like a wonderful dog and how great it was that you had and loved each other.

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Thu 27-Dec-12 22:19:11

I am so sorry for your loss, but what a gentle end for your friend x

Toughasoldboots Thu 27-Dec-12 22:20:27

How lovely that she has her walk yesterday and turkey this morning. What a way to go. So sorry for you though, a long time to have bonded together and painful to lose. I hope you are able to remember what a fantastic life that you gave her.

Ingles2 Thu 27-Dec-12 22:21:05

Am so so sorry life sad
I found out my cs has cancer today and will need to be put to sleep soon... Am also devestated.

Lifeisontheup Thu 27-Dec-12 22:22:12

She was always there for us with a permanently waggy tail, tears have been shed today even by the teenaged boys and big strong DH. We all loved her and she was always there for us.
When I got the call to say my Dad had died I was on my own with her, she just laid her head on my lap and soaked up my tears. You can ask no more of a faithful friend.

IloveChristmasandsodoesmydog Thu 27-Dec-12 22:22:27

God I'm so sorry Life that's awful.

But as you say she died peacefully and happy at home. That is so much nicer than that last trip to the vets. She was surrounded by her family in her home in her favourite comfortable place. When my old boy goes I really hope that's how he does it.

So sorry for you.

Ingles2 Thu 27-Dec-12 22:23:01

She sounds wonderful

Lifeisontheup Thu 27-Dec-12 22:32:55

Thank you all, she was a wonderful dog, gentle and loving. I can't believe there will be no more wet nose pushed into my hand and my greedy kitchen shadow has gone. I don't need to look behind me when I step back.

Mutt Thu 27-Dec-12 22:37:19

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Lifeisontheup Thu 27-Dec-12 22:37:50

I am so sorry for you Ingles We thought we would have to have our girl PTS but she beat us to it. She died on her own terms and I am so grateful her passing was peaceful and gentle, just like her.

fanoftheinvisiblebigredman Thu 27-Dec-12 22:38:34

So sorry. sad

Mutt Thu 27-Dec-12 22:40:19

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bamboozled Thu 27-Dec-12 22:41:57

Thinking of you... We are counting down our time left with my lovely lovely old lab and know how special every week is. How fab that it was peaceful and at home, not that last trip to the vet xx

VicarInaTutuDrankSantasSherry Thu 27-Dec-12 22:45:19

im sorry. it hurts - i still miss my boy. my girl is getting on now too and i dread that day....

QODRestYeMerryGentlemen Thu 27-Dec-12 22:46:09

Ah how sad, but how lovely too x

AllOverIt Thu 27-Dec-12 22:46:15

So sorry for your loss hmm

Lifeisontheup Thu 27-Dec-12 22:48:13

She spent her last night so close to the fire she nearly set fire to herself just as she always did, the DS's didn't go to bed until just before I got up at 4.30 so she wasn't alone at all in her last hours, so glad that her passing was gentle, just like her.
But I want her back , to walk in the rain, with a dog that loved bad weather, in rain she was in her element and snow turned her into a puppy again. I know that I am being selfish but can't help it today.

Lifeisontheup Thu 27-Dec-12 22:50:10

Thanks for all your kind comments, I feel self indulgent, so many people have worse things to endure.

LauriesFairyonthetreeeatsCake Thu 27-Dec-12 22:53:11

So sorry for your loss. My elderly springer is getting hugged tonight.

I've never met a more food obsessed, easy to please breed. And one so tied to his humans.

Sending you love {{{{hugs}}}}

Lifeisontheup Thu 27-Dec-12 22:57:32

Give him a hug from me too,Laurie Springers can never have too many hugs or treats. They are fabulous dogs.

gymmummy64 Thu 27-Dec-12 23:21:53

Please don't feel self indulgent up, sounds like the best possible life and the best possible end and you have every reason to grieve xx

AndARedwingInAPearTree Thu 27-Dec-12 23:22:38

I'm so sorry for your loss sad

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