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Handhold please - it's tomorrow (upsetting)

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XXcstatic Sun 15-Sep-19 16:57:02

My beautiful girl (DDog) has to be PTS tomorrow. I know it's the right thing for her. I know it's my duty as her owner to make sure she doesn't suffer. But it's so, so hard. I love her so much and I can't imagine life without her sad

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RandomMess Sun 15-Sep-19 16:59:38



BiteyShark Sun 15-Sep-19 17:41:28

So sorry sadthanks

somm Sun 15-Sep-19 20:34:29

So sorry to read this. We had the same situation in January and, yes, it's absolutely horrible, but we do it for our dogs' sake. I'd have given anything to have more time but it would have been for me, not him.

bengalcat Sun 15-Sep-19 20:36:22

You’re doing the kindest thing , the final act of live and caring for your dog - 🦄🦄

bengalcat Sun 15-Sep-19 20:36:46

Aargh love and caring

XXcstatic Sun 15-Sep-19 20:51:59

Thanks, Everyone, it means a lot to have support from people who know how hard this is.

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MondeoFan Sun 15-Sep-19 20:53:38

How old is your dog? I would cry if you want to, let it all out, after that it will just be happy memories

Tanfastic Sun 15-Sep-19 20:53:45

Sorry to hear this...I expect I'll be in your shoes soon. My dog is 13.5...thinking of you tomorrow 😞

Otterseatpuffinsdontthey Sun 15-Sep-19 20:54:41


catnidge Sun 15-Sep-19 20:56:37

Ahhh, sorry to hear this flowers i

XXcstatic Sun 15-Sep-19 21:00:26

She is nearly 13, @MondeoFan, which is a good age because she was born with some health issues and we weren't even sure she'd make it to 2. We are very lucky to have had her for so long but, just at the moment, it doesn't feel nearly long enough sad

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UrsulaPandress Sun 15-Sep-19 21:02:45

There is another thread running about saying goodbye.

It’s a week tomorrow for me.

This time last week I was settling down to sleep downstairs with him.

I’m here to hold your hand. It is utterly heartbreaking.

Natsel84 Sun 15-Sep-19 21:05:20


I'm so sorry .

Just remember one day you will be reunited
There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth.
It is called Rainbow Bridge because of its many splendid colors.
Just this side of Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows, hills,
and valleys with lush, green grass.
When beloved pets die, they go to this place.
There is always food and water and warm spring weather.
The old and frail animals are young again.
Those who are maimed are made whole again.
They play all day with each other.
There is only one thing missing.
They are not with their special person who loved
them on earth.
So each day they run and play.
Until the day comes when one suddenly stops playing and looks up!

The nose twitches.
The ears are up!
The eyes are staring.
And this one suddenly runs from the group.
You have been seen!
And when you and your special friend meet,
you take him in your arms and embrace.
Your face is kissed again and again and again,
and you look once more more into the eyes of your trusting pet.
Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together...
Never again to be separated.

Honeyroar Sun 15-Sep-19 21:12:22

The Saying Goodbye thread has been a nice source of comfort this week for a few people this week.

We're going to try and book our gorgeous boy in tomorrow too, if we can get a home visit. It's been looming over us for a fortnight, he kept looking like he was getting better, the vets kept trying, but enough is enough.

UrsulaPandress Sun 15-Sep-19 21:15:27

I’m sorry Honeyroar

I phoned at 8 last Monday working on the principle that no one would have prebooked a Monday.


TheHorseOnSeventhAvenue Sun 15-Sep-19 21:17:44

As long as you brought each other love and joy - to me that’s what matters. flowers

Qwerty09876 Sun 15-Sep-19 21:30:07

thanksthanksthankssad <<huge hug>>

Honeyroar Sun 15-Sep-19 22:30:01

Yes we plan to phone first thing. Doesn't help that it's my wonderful friend's funeral tomorrow 100 miles away.

UrsulaPandress Sun 15-Sep-19 22:46:25

Oh no. How are you going to manage that?

Honeyroar Sun 15-Sep-19 22:52:08

Husband had taken the day off to go to the funeral, but he's going to stay with the dogs (dog 2 has been poorly too today as well!) and try and book a visit for later if poss so I can get home, but I've been spending every min with him today, just in case. Can't say I'm looking forward to one minute of tomorrow.

gc400 Sun 15-Sep-19 22:53:55

Sending so much love your way OP thanksthanks

Empathy56 Mon 16-Sep-19 01:00:56

So very sorry for you both and will be thinking of you.I lost my 13 year old girl Poppy back in February and my other girl Taz almost 16 a few months before that.I still miss them both so very much.I have a boy now,Billy and he is helping heal my

somm Mon 16-Sep-19 22:26:24

I hope you're alright tonight. Even though it's been 10 months I still get caught out. I don't care that some people think 'it's only a dog', to me the pain of losing your dog is horrendous as they are part of your family, and they have absolutely no idea. Just take it step by step x

XXcstatic Tue 17-Sep-19 09:26:33

Thank you @somm (and everyone). Yesterday I felt some relief that her end was so peaceful and that she was no longer struggling. Today is very hard though - it felt so wrong getting ready for work without her constantly under my feet, demanding breakfast.

I hope you are ok, @Honeyroar? Thinking of you.

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