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whethertheweather Wed 07-Feb-18 09:58:33

My lovely, soppy, beach loving, sock stealing, shoe hiding, lap demanding girl died yesterday afternoon. She was fine and then she just collapsed. I scooped her up and rushed her to the vet, but they couldn't save her. I just can't believe it. I only posted an old picture of her mummying the kitten on the litter tray last week.

Our Springer has only ever known life with Bella as his partner in crime. In your experience how do the ones left behind manage?

Emabrmsca Wed 07-Feb-18 10:00:26

Oh i am so sorry to hear that. I hope you're ok 💐

Cath2907 Wed 07-Feb-18 10:07:47

I am so sorry for your loss sad

Iamagreyhoundhearmeroar Wed 07-Feb-18 10:09:36

So sorry sad

Jungfraujoch Wed 07-Feb-18 10:11:13

So sorry, she looks gorgeous. X

Steamcloud Wed 07-Feb-18 10:13:50

Oh that's so sad whethertheweather and what a horrible shock for you

I'm so sorry flowers

Those pictures are beautiful.

BiteyShark Wed 07-Feb-18 10:19:16

Oh that's awful, so sorry flowers

MsHomeSlice Wed 07-Feb-18 10:24:19

it's awful when it is so sudden

we lost both our boys last year, the first one was expected, but the second one not really

The second one managed okay without the older one....except one day, not long after firstdog died, dh had been out in the car and came back in and second dog went running out to the garden to see where first dog was....only he wasn't and he came back in very downhearted.

So sorry for you , she looks like a beautiful dog. <3

DuckOffAutocorrectYouShiv Wed 07-Feb-18 10:26:06

How sad. All the best, whether flowers

Cowsopinion Wed 07-Feb-18 10:27:45

Gorgeous pictures OP.

No advice bur sending my love. flowers

JaimeLannister Wed 07-Feb-18 10:31:20

What a horrible shock. I'm so sorry.

Bubble2bubble Wed 07-Feb-18 10:52:21

What a shock, just dreadful. So sorry.

Els1e Wed 07-Feb-18 16:02:20

Really sorry to hear this. She was a big part of your life. The others will adjust but they will grieve too. Hugs all round

TerfyMcTerface Wed 07-Feb-18 16:04:10

I'm so sorry. flowers We lost our beautiful black working cocker a year ago this week. Our other dog (also a cocker) became seriously ill the following day, collapsed and had to be admitted to a specialist veterinary centre for a week. He's completely recovered now, but we never really found out what was wrong with him, and don't know whether it was just a horrible coincidence him getting ill the day after our other dog died, or whether there was a connection (not physical because there was no relation between the illnesses, but psychological; he is quite highly-strung). He's definitely a lot quieter now and I'm sure he'd like another dog (he's 9 and had never been an only dog before) but we're not a position to get one at the moment, so we give him plenty of attention and walks, and we base our holidays around what he likes doing (ie. swimming). He's fine, and arguably milking our attention for all it's worth!

Tatie3 Wed 07-Feb-18 17:20:34

It must be an awful shock for you, I'm terribly sorry.

Fizzyknickers Wed 07-Feb-18 22:00:33

Oh gosh! I’m so sorry for your loss.

I also have a springer, we lost our standard schnauzer in the summer last year and the springer was bereft. She too had only ever known life with a friend! We got another pup pretty soonish and the change in Maggie was massive, almost immediately. They are the best of friends now and adore each other

KnittedBobbleHat Wed 07-Feb-18 22:02:06

I'm so sorry for your loss op what a beautiful dog

hahahaIdontgetit Wed 07-Feb-18 22:05:20

So sorry, what a beautiful girl 💗

MsAdorabelleDearheartVonLipwig Wed 07-Feb-18 22:10:16

Oh I am sorry, poor little girl. Our old boy was a black working cocker. flowers

tealady Wed 07-Feb-18 22:13:21

So sorry to hear that. She looks like such a sweetie - love the picture of her keeping the cat warm. How old was she?

whethertheweather Thu 08-Feb-18 09:15:36

Bella was 10 so we'd thought we had a few more years before having to deal with this. Springer spent yesterday camped in the hall barking at passers by (usual) but then just randomly endlessly letting out single barks. If I'm not anthropomorphising I'd say he was calling for Bella.

I'm worried about DD14 who was with me when Bella collapsed in front of us. She is just so upset. It was all quite traumatic with me scooping up an unconscious dog to get her to the vet and then seeing her after she'd passed away but I couldn't leave her on her own at home. I've been trying to say that it was better for Bella to go quickly rather than be ill and in pain, even if it's awful for us.

Abra1de Thu 08-Feb-18 09:17:42

I’m so sorry. How traumatic.

I lost a dog at 13 months and it knocked our family for six. Look after yourselves.


Abra1de Thu 08-Feb-18 09:20:09

Oh and in an earlier ‘batch’ of family dogs, one died a year before the other. The survivor had been less affectionate but became very family minded and stuck to me on walks and we actually had a rather lively twilight period with her. After she recovered she was affectionate and we had some lovely times with her.

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