My dog just died

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FabbyChix Fri 03-Apr-20 12:12:21

My westie 13 and a half just died without warning. I came in from shopping and he was pleased to see me tail wagging jumping up. He then went in the garden. Came in and his legs collapsed I went to get him up and my sister said he is foaming at the mouth. His head lifted but he didn’t get up his breathing was shallow. The vets were busy - my sister said he has gone. I listened to his chest he was dead. Since I bought him home at 12 weeks he has slept on my bed. He had been with me when I lived alone. My sisters husband just came home and we’ve buried him in the garden. Had no time to say goodbye... so sad

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FabbyChix Fri 03-Apr-20 12:13:06

Two days ago

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CaptainMyCaptain Fri 03-Apr-20 12:16:11

So sorry to hear this, you will miss him. Be thankful that he didn't suffer long and you didn't have to make that painful last visit to the vet. flowers

NebbiaZanzare Fri 03-Apr-20 12:16:39

Oh sweetheart. I'm so very very sorry. What a horrible shocking thing to happen at the worst time. sad

If I could reach through the screen to give you a hug, I would.

FFSFFSFFS Fri 03-Apr-20 12:18:36

Oh god how heartbreaking.

Is it any consultation to think that he didn't suffer - at an age where a lot of doggies can suffer terribly with ill health?

He was adorable.

Sarahlou63 Fri 03-Apr-20 12:20:53

I'm so sorry for your loss. Take comfort from knowing he didn't suffer and you were the last face he saw. Huge hugs flowers

StealthPolarBear Fri 03-Apr-20 12:22:24

Oh what a cutie. I'm so sorry, it must be such a shock.
As lives and deaths go, his sounds perfect. Please console yourself that he was healthy to the end and didn't suffer


Kaftankween Fri 03-Apr-20 12:23:57

I’m so sorry. What a horrible shock for you. As others have said, he didn’t suffer and you were with him and he felt loved. You gave him a lovely life

CtrlU Fri 03-Apr-20 12:24:26

Bless. This is devastating

I’m so sorry for your loss x

lettersbyowl Fri 03-Apr-20 12:27:01

Oh my lovely I'm so so sorry. I have a Westie too so can tell you with knowing authority that he looks like an absolutely brilliant boy and I know he will have been your best mate. Sending you lots of unmumsnetty hugs and a big one from my Westie girl. thanks

franke Fri 03-Apr-20 12:28:20

What a lovely little dog. I'm so sorry.

Phoenix76 Fri 03-Apr-20 12:29:16

Adding my deepest sympathies, I lost my boy in 2017 and the pain was unbearable. I can tell you it gets better and I can now look at photos of him and smile. You gave him a great life and he didn't suffer a long drawn out painful process. He'll live in your heart forever 💐

Steamfan Fri 03-Apr-20 12:29:28

So very sorry x

WickedlyPetite Fri 03-Apr-20 12:29:52

Ah what a shock for you, I'm so sorry. thanks

twoheaped Fri 03-Apr-20 12:29:57

Oh bless his little heart sad
Take comfort that you were with him and it was mercilessly quick.

Tdaadfb100 Fri 03-Apr-20 12:35:24

So sorry. My dog died 3 weeks ago and I cry every time I see a dog on the street or in the park. I’m sure your pup had a wonderful Fife and was lived so much x

heatseeker14 Fri 03-Apr-20 12:59:50

RIP gorgeous boy 🐾

FabbyChix Fri 03-Apr-20 13:42:28

He was my life really I don’t have a partner. He slept on my bed every night. He couldn’t do the stairs anymore I’d say come on buddy bed he would put his feet on the step and wait for me to carry him up

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FabbyChix Fri 03-Apr-20 13:42:58

Just feel so sad and like welling up all the time. He is already buried

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Stet Fri 03-Apr-20 13:47:23

I'm so sorry thanks Take comfort that the utter joy of seeing you was the last thing he felt.

ByAppointmentTo Fri 03-Apr-20 13:48:02

I am so very sorry, it sounds like he was lucky to have a lovely owner like you.

Kaftankween Fri 03-Apr-20 13:50:23

Oh goodness of course you feel sad. This has only just happened. Remember too you have had a horrible shock. Welling up and crying are natural responses. Please take comfort from the fact your little dog loved you and you made him so happy. Hopefully in time you can think about those happy memories.

HaudMaDug Fri 03-Apr-20 18:46:53

Sorry for your loss @FabbyChix flowers
Your wee man was beautiful.
Cry it out and let it out, you will feel better.
The grief you feel is testament to how much you love your wee man.
Sending you strength at this sad time.

whatever45 Fri 03-Apr-20 18:50:15

Fellow westie mum here. Just sending my love and a hand hold. So sorry x

FabbyChix Fri 03-Apr-20 19:26:26

My son says he feels broken he hasn’t seen him since I moved in December. He never barked he was such a loving dog. My shadow. When your life is get up feed dog get home feed dog go bed take dog, then he has gone. Sad

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