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I know it really don't matter on here but I just need to let something out. I went out to visit parents tonight and all was going well till about 10 minutes before we left when Mom informed me that the week of Thanksgiving we are putting my Black Lab to Sleep. She is 14 years old and has a very large Tumor in her rear and can barely walk or go "potty". I got her when I was 16 and she was just a tiny puppy. Me and her have a LONG loving relationship and have been through hell and back togeather. She was my hunting buddy for a good 10 years and it saddened me greatly the year I asked if she was ready for the first hunt of the season and she just looked at me and layed down. I knew then she was retired and have just became the good pet she always was and that was it. Mom told me that since I brought her home if I want to I can take her to the vet the final time. My heart has sank tonight and I am having a hard time dealing with the limited time I have left with Midnite. Yes I know I have anoughter dog now but Midnite has been so much to me, A friend, a Hunting buddy, a familey member, my BEST Friend. Every time I look at her now my eyes water. She will be the second dog we put down this year as my moms 16 year old Cocker was put down back in January also due to illness and old age. I guess I will close this post with an apologie for posting about this as I know it's not the place and post a pic of my beloved Midnite. Thanks for allowing me to vent

Michael

 

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I had to go through a similar experience a couple months ago with my dog, Mariah. I know it is really painful to have to deal with. All I can say is, you will make it through this. It's so hard to look your dog in the eyes and know that your time with them is limited, but all you can do is love the heck out of her until her time is up. We all are here if you need to talk, I know this is just so hard.


Someone sent this, and it helped me. I'm not very much into poetry or whatever but it really hit home. Might help you.

I remember bringing you home.
You were so small and cuddly
with your tiny paws and soft fur.
You bounced around the room
with your eyes flashing and ears flopping.
Once in a while you'd let out a little yelp
just to let me know this was your territory.
Making a mess of the house
and chewing on everything in sight
became a passion
and when I scolded you,
you just put your head down
and looked up at me with those innocent eyes
as if to say," I'm Sorry,
but I'll do it again as soon as you're not looking."
As you got older,
you protected me by looking out the window
and barking at everyone who walked by.
When I had a tough day at work,
you would be waiting for me
with your tail wagging just to say,
"Welcome home! I missed you!"
You never had a bad day
and I could always count on you
to be there for me.
When I sat down to watch T.V. or read the paper,
you would hop on my lap looking for attention.
You never asked for anything more
than to have me pat your head
so you could go to sleep with your head over my leg.
As you got older,
you moved around more slowly.
Then one day,
old age finally took its toll,
and you couldn't stand on those wobbly legs anymore.
I knelt down and patted you lying there,
trying to make you young again.
You just looked up at me
as if to say you were old and tired
and that after all of these years of not asking for anything,
you had to ask me to do one last favor.
With tears in my eyes,
I drove you one last time to the vet.
One last time you were lying next to me.
For some strange reason
you were able to stand up in the animal hospital.
Perhaps it was your sense of pride.
As the vet led you away,
you stopped for an instant, turned your head
and looked at me as if to say,
" Thank you for taking care of me."
And I thought, " No . . . Thank you for taking care of me."
 

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sorry to hear that,, Triple,,, I had a black Labrador too, and it too had to be put to sleep bc it had a head tumor... so I know where your coming from
 

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I am going to go spend some good quality time with Midnite today, knowing though that she has only a couple weeks left is so hard......

Amy thank you for that poem, it really hits hard but means so much
 

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I am going to go spend some good quality time with Midnite today, knowing though that she has only a couple weeks left is so hard......

Amy thank you for that poem, it really hits hard but means so much
I hope you enjoy your day:cheers:
 

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Sorry to hear the bad news. But look at it this way, you gave her a good, long, loving life that so many don't get to have. Just spend the time you have left with her and show her that you loved her to the end. :)
 

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I went through this last year. My dog was put down due to blindness and deaf, plus unable to walk well. I had her since i was 13 years old. It was the first time i cried in a looong time. It's hard, but once you put er down, you know you did her a favor by ending all the pain. I ordered two dog tags with "In memory of Lady", put one on her and kept one to myself before i put her down. I still have the dog tag hanging in my room in memory of her.

Be strong.
 

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Sorry to hear that man...been there before...But, at least your best friend won't be suffering...

Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they each miss someone very special, someone who was left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; his eager body begins to quiver. Suddenly, he breaks from the group, flying over the green grass, faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into those trusting eyes, so long gone from your life, but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated.
 

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Sorry to hear about your friend. Our pets become family members and are greatly missed when they are gone. Like others have said, focus on the good times and the laughs you had together. :)
 

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I hqve also had dogs that we lost to various diseases and some we were merciful with and had them put to sleep while others we had treated for tumors and the results were the same. I have come to realize that putting them to sleep is the best for them and you. You then know that the disease did not win and that your pet is no longer suffering.
Compassion for animals is an aquired thing that comes from unselfish love. You have been together the entire life of the pet and now you have to be strong and do the right thing as you hope your pet would not suffer and would not want you to suffer. Mutual love.
 
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