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My Bud
by: eddie

Just wanted to let you know what I suffered so you know you will survive. I never had or liked dogs but I bought a brand new Harley. My wife wanted to get a dog, we had a bad fight. Finally she said if I can't have a dog you cant have a bike. So the next day she came home with this tiny puppy he was 2v days old. She never said where he came from but all I could think of was darn now this is gonna eat my seat on the bike, crap everywhere. Well anyway 17 years later that was my dog, my best friend. He went everywhere with me. We took him to the lake that day he was swimming, jumping, chasing birds being Bud. That night I woke to thumping on the bedroom door where he slept. He was having a seizure, had never been sick before. I rushed him to the ER they said he was probably just starting them because he was old. Well he had 13 more that night as I laid there waiting for my vet to open that morn. By the time I got him there he had lost control of is bladder and bowel, was blind, panting. I just carried him and said put him down. It was rushed but as he was going the only time he ever howled it was horrible. I can't even play Socom because theres' a wolf howling in the background. I had nightmares for years but with all that I wouldn't have missed knowing him for the world and it does get better eventually. Good luck and wishes.

Rainbow Bridge
by: Ed in Denver

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend Barbie but take comfort knowing that she is now in God's care, and has been been made healthy and whole again in Heaven -

God loves dogs and there can be no safer place for her to wait for you than in Heaven's green fields.

Stay strong & God bless.


I understand...
by: Anonymous

Aw, so sorry for you loss. I went through a similar situation with my cat....over 25 years ago. For years I felt guilty...not knowing if I made the right decision. But then it happened again. I had to decide between life (such as it was) and death for another beloved cat. I've had to make that decision 6 times now. It's never easy. I ask why can't they just pass naturally of old age. I have no answers, but I do know that the pain and suffering they were all experiencing was undeserved and not fair to them. They deserved better, which was my letting them go even though it tore my heart out. In my opinion, you did the right thing. The first cat I opted for surgery and she died alone on the table. The others, I held in my arms. After all these years, I know the second choice was the right one. You were there for your precious dog, you loved him, and he knew.....knew you did all you could. Bless you, and your precious furbaby. <3

You did the right thing
by: Anonymous

I am very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and Barbie's family. You did do the right thing. She was an older dog, with a tumor that ruptured. If you chose for her to have the surgery, something terrible could have happened when she was alone. You could have came home and found her in a horrible way. With you choosing for her to go peacefully was the best thing you could do for her. I had to put my 11 1/2 yr old Lab down when I found out he had lung cancer and stopped eating and drinking. It was terrible, but so peaceful. You were there with her until she took her last breath and I'm sure for a while after too. I don't know what else to tell you, but you did not make a mistake. You have to stop thinking what it. You did not kill her.

I can't go on...
by: Dawn Marie

I can sooo relate... I've lost 2 male boxers within 5 months of each other... The first one was my son Zeus... 10 year old white boxer... He had been in my life since the day he was born... we had been to hell and back together... he was fine one day, sick the next... out of nowhere he developed bloat... there was nothing I could do but put him out of pain... it was the absolute worst decision I'd ever had to make... then 5 months later my other boxer Bear died on my bedroom floor... He had been a rescue and really took to me and Zeus... they were best buds and my children... my heart has a huge hole and I am completely numb... I don't think I will ever get over this tremendous loss...

by: Michelle

Hello there,

I read your story and I started to cry because the same sort of thing happened with my beloved Cooper. He had been sick since November with diarrhea and the vets thought it was a food allergy. In February, 20 days after his 5th birthday, he became lethargic and I rushed him to the vet. They discovered his bowel had ruptured due to an ulcer. There was a surgery that could have been done but 8 out of 10 dogs don't make it and they couldn't guarantee anything so I had to make the same, awful decision. I seriously feel exactly like you do, that I killed my best friend. We did everything together and the warmer months are making it even harder on me because I realize he will not be camping with me anymore or going to the dog parks, etc. I miss him with every breath I take and I hope that you and I both will find some comfort soon.

You are in my thoughts.

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