A nice dog/cyclist story for once.
So sorry to hear of your loss, AdelaaR.
The first time I'll go running again sure will be a lonely one, but life goes on.
Sorry to hear that - been there.
I would certainly not recommend it to everyone, but personally I have been cycling with my dogs since I was about 11 years old and (not trying to brag but) I'm also pretty good at training dogs and communicating with them.
You could compare it to circus artists: for most people doing trapeze work is very dangerous, but for experienced people it actually isn't.
My dog understood a bunch of commands like: slower, faster, left turn, right turn, on the pavement, off the pavement, follow closely, watch it, etc ...
I feel your sorrow at the passing of your animal friend. It is always such a tough thing to go through. I had to put two of mine down last year.
Remember that he is in a better place and probably worried for you that you will no longer be trying to keep up with him on the bike any more!
Please visit a shelter and consider adopting an animal in need.
I am so, so sorry for your loss.
Originally Posted by Lord Byron
So sorry for your loss :'(
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My deepest sympathy. We're multiple dog owners, and having put a few down over the years, know how you must feel. Doing the right thing like that is still emotionally very hard.
I'd recommend going out soon and getting another dog to love.
Live in the moment. Our dogs do even if we can't always manage it. Easier said than done.
Glad you have lots of good memories. Right now, our kids are playing with our dog, who is perfect for us. It will be a very sad day when the time comes.
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Sorry for your loss. I feel your pain. I lost my 10 year old Australian Shepherd October 2012. I dread the day when our 13 year old female Australian Shepherd passes.
Very sad, went through all that last year with our Wheaten Terrier and it sucks. So sorry for your loss .
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Always so hard to lose a pet you love. Feel sorry for you man, but it sounds like he had an awesome life.
sorry to hear, I'm sure he's enjoying dog heaven though, and sounds like he had an awesome life!
it's truly disheartening to lose such a companion.
iirc, and if it's any consolation, C.S Lewis believed we would be reunited with our lost companion someday.
i'd like to believe that too.
Sorry to hear, I've always wanted a husky They say before starting an exercise program to check with a doctor, but nobody would think of the dog
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sorry to hear, nothing worse than losing a best friend
I needed a doctor's check last year to be able to get a racing licence for triathlon.
It was nothing more than a simple listen to heart and lungs and some general questions.
I certainly wasn't completely MRI scanned.
I'm sorry to hear about your loss. In the right environment, pets can truly be members of the family. As was mentioned above, doing the right thing isn't necessarily easy, even if it is for the best, but letting him live on in misery just to avoid a decision that would be painful for you would have been selfish.
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very sorry for your loss. I love most dogs a hell of a lot more than most humans. Brings a tear to my eye thinking about going through what you just did.