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dp is sitting downstairs with his righthand dog. we think it may be the end

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TrinityRhino Wed 10-Apr-13 01:02:02

shes such a lovely dog
but shes so ill now and tonight she took herself off to lie at the bottom of the garden
dp had to carry her in sad

NandH Wed 10-Apr-13 01:45:10

oh gosh sad so sorry sad
is there an out of hours vet you could call?
we had a dog that did exactly the behavior your describing, she died after having a fit in the end sad it was awful and we wished we'd taken the vets advice an hour earlier and had her put to sleep sad

OldLadyKnowsNothing Wed 10-Apr-13 01:45:23

Then we can only be here for you.

2blessed2bstressed Wed 10-Apr-13 01:46:55

As OldLady says, will hang around for as long as you want.

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Apr-13 01:52:17

thankyou everyone

OldLadyKnowsNothing Wed 10-Apr-13 01:58:13


TrinityRhino Wed 10-Apr-13 02:06:00

dp is cuddling her and she doesn't seem in pain
hes told me to try and get some sleep
he'll wake me if he wants company or she needs the vet

im going to try doing as I'm told <weak smile>

2blessed2bstressed Wed 10-Apr-13 02:07:38

Hope the rest of the night passes peacefully for the three of you then x

OldLadyKnowsNothing Wed 10-Apr-13 02:17:40

My thoughts are with you, and wishing for a peaceful death for DDog. Night, night.

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Apr-13 08:16:51

shes still with us
dp said she slept, then woke and wanted to come upstairs to me
shes lying next to my side of the bed in the puppies soft bed
she still looks awful and shaky but she wagged and picked her head up when each child came in

HappyGoLuckyGirl Wed 10-Apr-13 09:11:30

I'm glad she managed to raise her spirits. I wish you love and compassion for the coming days and I hope that if she does go, it is with peace and her beloved family around her.

RandallPinkFloyd Wed 10-Apr-13 09:18:20

I'm so sorry, maybe ring the vet and see if they will come out to you rather than you having to take her in? May be a bit more expensive but if your DP would rather she went at home it might be an idea.

Hugs to you all x

Branleuse Wed 10-Apr-13 09:27:53

oh im crying now.

Big hugs to you all xx

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Apr-13 10:07:54

thanks all
she asked to go out again this morning, slowly and kept lying down as she made her way to the door but she has just gone to lie down where she was last night

she did have a wee first but then just went and laid down in the same place

its dd2s birthday so dps ex and his sons have just been round to give presents
they have said goodbye to her
dp is with her

Clg199 Wed 10-Apr-13 10:36:05

sad It's so hard. When our dog reached this point in November I'm glad I had OH to point me in the right direction. I knew it was time but wanted to take him to the beach for a lovely final walk, so was planning the day after tomorrow etc. OH gently reminded me that it was always going to feel too soon and it was never going to be easy, but we had to do it sooner rather than later. He was still alert and mobile, but he had kidney failure, felt sick the whole time and wouldn't be getting any better.

We let him sleep on our bed that night, took him for a little walk and then the vet came to our house. It was very peaceful and although very sad, it was a relief for him when it was done. We then drove him to the pet crematorium and got his ashes back the next day - it was wierd but I think it helped with a bit of closure.

OH obviously has her best interests at heart, but he might just need a gentle nudge because the more you love them, the harder it is.

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Apr-13 11:48:23

dp took the pupoy for a walk and I lay in the garden next to her and read to her
then dp came back and said it was time
ive calked the vet sad

Angelico Wed 10-Apr-13 11:53:05

Oh you poor things sad Have tears in my eyes writing this but sending you all a hug. It is so heartbreaking saying goodbye to any person or animal that we love. Thinking about you x

RandallPinkFloyd Wed 10-Apr-13 11:54:33

You're doing the right thing by her that's the most important thing to remember. Although it doesn't make it any easier I know.

She is obviously a well loved, happy dog. This is the final act of kindness you can do for her.

I'm so sorry, I'll be thinking of you x

Heinz55 Wed 10-Apr-13 12:00:36

I'm crying reading this. Your poor pooch. I have an elderly girl too and dread this stage. How are your children tdealing with it??

Vickiplum79 Wed 10-Apr-13 12:06:10

So sorry for your dp and all of you.

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Apr-13 12:16:02

thanks everyone
the kids are very upset
dd2 who is hit the hardest by things like this after her dad is inconsolable sad
they have all had a little time to say goodbye
dd1 who is 13, was crying and hugged me really hard then disappeared into her room
gecko had a cry, a cuddle and asked to watch telly in my bed
dd2 is just crying and crying sad
its her birthday too

MeerkatMerkin Wed 10-Apr-13 12:22:17

I am so sorry. I think it sounds like the right time too, it's very brave and kind of your DH to have made that decision. It sounds as though the dog was very loved and had a nice life, so a dignified death will echo that. Sending lots of hugs and sympathy. x

LtEveDallas Wed 10-Apr-13 12:33:53

So sorry Trin, but you know that you and DP are doing the right thing.

I lost a much loved dog when I was a teen, and what I remember most about that day is that my dad sat with her and made sure she was comfortable until the very end. I hope it is the same for your DC.

Sending you much love.

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Happiestinwellybobs Wed 10-Apr-13 14:36:05

So sorry for you all sad

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