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Old 08-12-08, 10:50 PM   #1
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I haz a ded dog and don't know what to do.



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but srsly - yer kidding? right?

You know I luvs me pets!!!

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I just had to put a dog "down" last week. Poor old guy was just in too much pain. Couldn't eat, or drink. I honestly didn't expect his passing to be as hard on me as it was. He'd been slowly fading for quite a while, but the sudden turn for the worse was difficult to witness. In a moment of painlessness for him, I took him on his last walk. Out in the back yard for a feeble pee. I told him he was one of the most noble of beings I've ever known. All those memories are the good part of having a pet. If you are hurting over your own loss, you aren't alone.

But if that's your doggie just sleeping away a warm afternoon, go give her a pet on the head for me, K?

Here's the Oggie Boy a month before the end. Good days for him.


This is one of his last walks, down a driveway that he'd run up and down in his youth
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My bestest lil friend's ashes sit in my closet as I type. Yeah all my stuff is in storage except for computer, CD's, Bed stuff, all clothing and jewelery, bikes, bike equipment and parts and tools ... and Mindy.

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I just had to put a dog "down" last week. Poor old guy was just in too much pain. Couldn't eat, or drink. I honestly didn't expect his passing to be as hard on me as it was. He'd been slowly fading for quite a while, but the sudden turn for the worse was difficult to witness. In a moment of painlessness for him, I took him on his last walk. Out in the back yard for a feeble pee. I told him he was one of the most noble of beings I've ever known. All those memories are the good part of having a pet. If you are hurting over your own loss, you aren't alone.

But if that's your doggie just sleeping away a warm afternoon, go give her a pet on the head for me, K?
Here's the Oggie Boy a month before the end. Good days for him.

This is one of his last walks, down a driveway that he'd run up and down in his youth
while chasing tennis balls.
Foo was almost fooled. You're right about her sleeping, I give her extra lovings to make up for when I'm not around(she gets depressed). I'm sorry for your loss, it must be hard. She's getting old and whenever that day comes I don't know what I'll do. From other dogs I've been around and seen I think my dog is really unique an it'd be hard to find one like her if I wanted another one.
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Foo was almost fooled. You're right about her sleeping, I give her extra lovings to make up for when I'm not around(she gets depressed). I'm sorry for your loss, it must be hard. She's getting old and whenever that day comes I don't know what I'll do. From other dogs I've been around and seen I think my dog is really unique an it'd be hard to find one like her if I wanted another one.
It was very hard. I'll skip the details, cuz I don't want y'all to . Tell you how hard it was though - I couldn't take him down to where he was put to sleep. A neighbor offered to do it in exchange for my picking up his daughter from summer school. Afterwards, another neighbor began telling me how sad it was to see him being carried out to the car and I had to stop him.

It happened at 1pm, and I still had work to do at my home office, which I managed to do just fine. Later that afternoon I had a taping job at a performance venue in Hollywood, so that kept me focused. But sitting in the audience was a friend and client of mine who lost her dear pet a year ago. When I saw her sitting there I hoped I wouldn't have to talk with her because I didn't want to talk about Oggie Boy. As it turned out, I had to talk with her after the show while packing up my gear. She asked how I was doing, and I said, "You don't want to know Lisa." She looked at me and said, "It doesn't have anything to do with a dog, does it?" The weird part is that she didn't even know about his condition. It had been a few months since I last spoke with her. She just instinctively knew. I said yes, "but I don't really want to talk about it right now, cuz well..." She gave me a hug and said to call her if needed. Before leaving, I was able to socialize for a bit, still holding everything back in. But as soon as I got in the car to leave I just exploded in tears. I honestly don't know how I got home because I certainly wasn't present while driving. Autopilot I guess.

Part of the deep sadness was knowing how present he was in those last days despite his physical debilitation. He couldn't chase balls anymore. He could barely get up to walk without great difficulty, but with eyes still sharp and clear, he'd sure catch one if you tossed one at him. He also had a little stuffed kitty that he befriended and carried around in his mouth that last year. He lost his hearing 2 years ago and didn't respond to calls anymore, but if I wanted him to follow me, all I had to do was pick up the kitty and walk away. I used that trick in his last weeks to get him up for simple walk, or even to eat and drink by setting the kitty down near his water dish. It's all those kinds of things that reveal what incredible character these animals really have, even in their last days. To experience all that is a blessing, but knowing that doesn't hurt any less when they go.

These animals are all very special. I've yet to meet one that didn't have a distinct personality. I just made a new friend this past week. A neighbor is on vacation and I'm caring for her 1 year old male cat. I basically let him out for the day, make sure he's got food and water, then put him in at night. He's always been really shy around me and has never acknowledged my calls to him. Just two days ago I was laying on the carpet after feeding him, and he walked over and began sniffing me, then purring, then rubbing his face on my hands. Now whenever I go over there he won't leave me alone. I can walk to the far end of the house and he follows behind. We're now playing hide and seek, chase the fingers, and he also gives me a massage by walking up and down my back if I lay face down on the ground. Such a character! They're all characters!

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Sorry to hear about that fuzzbox, that can be rough, I was just thinking about that today when my kitten was out and about playing in the back yard. A kitten is curious and I often stay out and watch her you know to keep her claws away from that which can be dangerous.
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Cause of deth: a really long green snake...oh, that's just a tangled garden hose...nvm
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looks like a very cute dog fuzzbox! can we see a pic of her alive and in action?
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Broke my heart reading this, Sisko. I know what it's like to lose a dog, and I've got four of them right now. I'm not looking forward to the day my eldest leaves me, but that's a few years off. It's tough to see him get older and a bit arthritic these days, but he still has a lot of life and a lot of love. One thing I've learned is that one dog can never replace another. Each has to be appreciated for his or her own self. Your pain speaks to your humanity.
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I have a question for all pet owners... Do you think it is best to immediately get another animal once a pet passes away to heal the pain faster? I've heard that this allows the person to give that love to the new pet and not ponder AS MUCH on the lost pet. What do you all think?
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I have a question for all pet owners... Do you think it is best to immediately get another animal once a pet passes away to heal the pain faster? I've heard that this allows the person to give that love to the new pet and not ponder AS MUCH on the lost pet. What do you all think?
Everyone's different, of course, but having more than one pet has helped in my case. I've still got one more dog named Suji, a silly blond lab girl who's 12 and doing really well for her age. I'll probably get another puppy in a year or two so Suji will have a friend during her last years.
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Broke my heart reading this, Sisko. I know what it's like to lose a dog, and I've got four of them right now. I'm not looking forward to the day my eldest leaves me, but that's a few years off. It's tough to see him get older and a bit arthritic these days, but he still has a lot of life and a lot of love. One thing I've learned is that one dog can never replace another. Each has to be appreciated for his or her own self. Your pain speaks to your humanity.
I've never had a dog die the way this one did - a slow debilitation, then the rapid decline plus his stubborness to the very end. All my other dogs were either run over (A classic. No hearing, bad eyes, middle of the road at the wrong time...), or walked away in the woods and never came back. What I did with this one throughout his last weeks was treat him as I had always done. Same amount of attention, same petting motions and tugs of his ears, or lightly taping on his front paws while he watched my fingers, then touching his nose, doing all the aggressive hand gestures that always excited him in the past, rolling a tennis ball in front of him or kicking it toward him, just familiar stuff that makes them feel as though everything is normal. And while all that helps them, it certainly helps us too.
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I have a question for all pet owners... Do you think it is best to immediately get another animal once a pet passes away to heal the pain faster? I've heard that this allows the person to give that love to the new pet and not ponder AS MUCH on the lost pet. What do you all think?
It's been four years since I lost my beloved Border Collies (they died one month apart), and I'm still not ready.
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That is a wonderful thing a picture is worth a thousand words. And a picture is a visual of a memory that will never be forgotten. In my family there has been loss One Cat & One Kitten they were lost but have never been forgotten. Their memory always shall reside in your mind. It is better to end what otherwise would of been unneeded suffering.
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Sorry to hear about that fuzzbox, that can be rough, I was just thinking about that today when my kitten was out and about playing in the back yard. A kitten is curious and I often stay out and watch her you know to keep her claws away from that which can be dangerous.
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I just had to put a dog "down" last week. Poor old guy was just in too much pain. Couldn't eat, or drink. I honestly didn't expect his passing to be as hard on me as it was. He'd been slowly fading for quite a while, but the sudden turn for the worse was difficult to witness. In a moment of painlessness for him, I took him on his last walk. Out in the back yard for a feeble pee. I told him he was one of the most noble of beings I've ever known. All those memories are the good part of having a pet. If you are hurting over your own loss, you aren't alone.

But if that's your doggie just sleeping away a warm afternoon, go give her a pet on the head for me, K?

Here's the Oggie Boy a month before the end. Good days for him.


This is one of his last walks, down a driveway that he'd run up and down in his youth
while chasing tennis balls.
And in that he will be remembered a human mind is a remarkable thing, and when an animal makes that much of difference in your life they will never be forgotten. It was probably best to put him down, even if not easy. It was what was best for him and when you think about for you as well. Otherwise you would have to watch him suffer.
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I made a collage.
awww how ocmpletely adorable! I love your dog. glad you dont haz a ded one.
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