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Had to put my dog to sleep 😓

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Wolfie26 Tue 26-Nov-19 15:51:06

I had to put my dog to sleep yesterday 😟. It was the worst day of my life, I’ve lost my dad and other family members but nothing comes close to this. He had been unwell for a few weeks but I was hopeful the treatment would give him some more time. Yesterday morning it was obvious that there wasn’t anything else we could do, it was so unexpected, I never dreamed he would gone by now. I’ve been making plans not to leave him alone when I go for my Christmas night out, looking at Christmas presents for him, he has new bedding coming this week.

I just can’t believe he’s not here anymore, I can’t believe that I will never see him or cuddle him again. I’ve had him since I was 15, now nearly 27. Other than DS, he was my whole world. He came everywhere with my, my life just revolved around him and DS.

I feel like I can still see him around the house, if I hear a noise I go and check. A little insane bit of me thinks it will be him and this will all have just been a bad dream. But it’s not and he’s not coming back 😥. Life without him just seems so bleak, right now it feels like I’m never going to be happy again 💔.

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LochJessMonster Tue 26-Nov-19 16:10:05

Ah I'm so so sorry flowers It's one of the worst pains in the world.
He's had 12 years of love and happiness because of you.
I still can't talk about my dogs without welling up but it does get easier in time.

What was he like?

If it comforts you, I bet my Willow and Copper are up there looking after him and showing him where all the squirrels are to chase and the best muddy puddles are to roll in.

BiteyShark Tue 26-Nov-19 16:49:04

So sorry thanks

HeidiPeidi Tue 26-Nov-19 16:51:13

I’m so sorry. It really is one of the worst things to go through. I struggle to talk about any of the dogs I’ve lost over the years, only last week I had a cry about the dog I lost when I was 17 - I’m now well into my 40’s. It does get easier, but it takes time. Lots of love to you (have some wine) wine xx

TheDogsMother Tue 26-Nov-19 17:14:39

Oh this is so sad OP. I'm welling up for you. Just think of the lovely life you gave him hmmthanks

TopDogs2019 Tue 26-Nov-19 17:55:18

It's the most unbearable time, and the only comfort I can give is knowing what you are going through, and that, although it seems impossible now, you will heal in time. I was in a very similar situation by your description, just me, DS, and my old lab Ruby. She was such an integral part of his childhood, she was just 'there' if you know what I mean. Every home photo from those years seems to have her partly in, an ear, tail, half a big goofy face! I have new dogs now, but I miss her every day. I love these two to bits, but she was a best friend. I agree with you that the grief I felt was so strong and incomparable to the loss of others in my life, which seems bizarre, but is true. Sending you lots of love and hugs. X

Mumajoy Sat 30-Nov-19 00:30:54


So sorry for your loss

scrabblecrazy Sat 30-Nov-19 00:35:32

Ahh I'm sorry.
What was his name?
How lovely you had all of that time together, I believe that when you think that you can her them, or think you see them out of the corner of your eye that it's their presence still with you.
Incredibly sad time, a loyal friend x

koshkat Sat 30-Nov-19 20:23:28

It's the worst pain I have ever had but I promise that it will ease in time.

Darklane Sat 30-Nov-19 20:38:58

I’m so very sorry. It hurts so much, I do know.

lotsofdogshere Sat 30-Nov-19 20:48:26

So sorry for your loss. the love we share with our dogs is special. I had to have one of my dogs put to sleep earlier this year. He was six years old and went from a 3 mile walk in the morning, to reluctance to move in the evening. Our vets were wonderful, as was the orthopaedic surgeon but - with 22 days an MRI scan confirmed an inoperable tumour. He was put to sleep at home 48 hours later. I wept a river. I could still weep, and often do. I know its a cliche but honestly, your dog had a loved happy life with you and you did the last loving thing we can do in helping him leave this world peacefully with you xxx

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