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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

drummersma Sat 13-Apr-13 11:52:39

When we lost our wonderful dog unexpectedly to bloat, we put together a photobook for us and one each for DS and DD. (Lots of online photo printing sites offer them.) Everyone chose their own special photos to include, so the books are all different and very personal. It was incredibly therapeutic because it got everyone talking and reminiscing about the crazy and wonderful things that our dog had done. And I still can't look through ours, two years on, without laughing and crying at the same time.

1MitchellMum Thu 11-Apr-13 12:51:50

So very sorry. I've been through this four times but it never gets easier. It may be therapeutic to write down all the little memories about and habits that Cleo had. They'll provide happiness in years to come when looking back. Time will heal ... but our precious bridge dogs won't be forgotten. RIP Cleo, you were a much loved dog. x

TheSlug Thu 11-Apr-13 12:02:10

Tears that was supposed to be!

TheSlug Thu 11-Apr-13 12:01:51

Trinity- just read this and am now in tear at work! Just wanted to say well done to you both for making such a hard decision, you did the right thing for your lovely dog. Hugs X

Magicmayhem Thu 11-Apr-13 11:07:41

sad story, sad
My DP's dog is 16 and lives with me due to his circumstances, I'm dreading the day he passes on... we just make sure he know's he's loved every day... (the dog that is)

TrinityRhino Thu 11-Apr-13 09:46:28

muscles I didn't know I had are aching

digging graves isn't easy sad

Crutchlow35 Thu 11-Apr-13 09:27:18

Oh my, what a touching thread. Trying to type through the tears. I hope your family are all ok.

SingingSands Wed 10-Apr-13 23:50:38

Oh Trinity, how sad for you all. You will all be exhausted tomorrow, take care of each other xxx

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Apr-13 23:41:20

dd2 is still awake and sobbing on and off sad

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Apr-13 22:04:29

thankyou everyone

dp got drunk and fell asleep
maybe not the best thing to do but I've made sure he has eaten something and I'll look after him tomorrow

it was always going to hit him really hard but after losing his mum in February I think it has really really hit him hard sad

after we buried her he was talking to dd2 about buying some flowers to plant around the grave
we'll do that soon

his ex is ferreting out all the photos she can find of ddog

RIP Cleo xx

JumpingJackSprat Wed 10-Apr-13 21:23:28

Im so sorry for your loss. eventually the pain does become less but its so so hard in those first few weeks and months. youve made the right decision though.

when my first childhood pet died my parents took me to the gardem centre and i chose a beautiful shrub to go in thr garden. Now its a reminder of all the animals we have had over the years. maybe it might help to get your dcs to choose one together in time.

2blessed2bstressed Wed 10-Apr-13 21:13:56

(((Hugs))) to you all x

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Wed 10-Apr-13 21:05:00

For the first time ever I've had tears at a post on MN. Rest peacefully righthand dog.

TaggieCampbellBlack Wed 10-Apr-13 21:00:43


Lucky lucky dog to be so well loved.

ClaraOswald Wed 10-Apr-13 20:59:32

I'm sorry Trin.

needastrongone Wed 10-Apr-13 20:55:32

Thoughts are with you. We planted a tree when I miscarried, that did help tons. It was a beautiful silver birch and helped mark the memory somehow. It grew tall and strong and was a source of comfort not pain eventually. Hugs. Xx

bassetfeet Wed 10-Apr-13 20:28:53

So sorry to read this Trinity my thoughts are with you all tonight .

Maybe go and get something from the garden centre tomorrow to plant on her grave ? It helps I think .
You did the right and loving thing for her .

BeerTricksPotter Wed 10-Apr-13 19:20:18

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Happiestinwellybobs Wed 10-Apr-13 19:03:25

So sorry for your loss. May she be running free at Rainbow Bridge x

RandallPinkFloyd Wed 10-Apr-13 16:29:26

Horrible for all of you but the nicest possible way to go for her.

Wish there was something else I could say x

TrinityRhino Wed 10-Apr-13 16:23:34

thanks everyone
she went very peacefully when the vet put her to sleep
dp was stroking her and I was holding her head and talking to her

weve buried her and arranged stones over the grave

dp is looking dreadful but he knows he has done the best for his best friend

dd2 is just sobbing

hopefully her birthday cake later may brighten her a little

IamtheZombie Wed 10-Apr-13 16:02:01

Zombie ((( Hugs ))) to all of you, Trinity.

poppymagnum Wed 10-Apr-13 16:01:42

So sorry. Big hugs to you all.

topbannana Wed 10-Apr-13 15:56:52

In tears here too as I was in your DP's position a few months ago. It was truly devastating but ultimately the right thing to do and strangely a relief once it was over.
Sending you all the very best x

eslteacher Wed 10-Apr-13 14:52:44

I'm so sorry. I keep feeling tears behind my eyes.

I'm so glad for your dog though, that she is loved so much and is being cared for so lovingly right up to the end.

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