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Saying Goodbye is so very hard to do

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tomorrow is the day. Buddy is going home to heaven!
He is suffering so badly - Don and i cant take it one more day.
I called the vet today. Buddy is going tomorrow.

He has been such a loyal good dog!
We got him when he was about 2 yrs old and he has been apart of our family for 15 years.
He has guarded our house and our family, gave us love and loyalty, joy and playfulness, reminded us to have FUN in the midst of chaos and love when we were angry, sad, depressed, lost, or discouraged. Buddy kept me walking long before the doctors told me I might not walk normal again. I never gave up - partly because of Buddy. He was my inspiration to keep on keeping on - no matter how I felt, or what drs said, or what was going on. My doggie has been my best friend for 15 years. How do you say goodbye?
I dont know about you - but I cant. I will be there for him at the vets and love him as he takes his last breath and just tell him I love him as I caress his face and neck.

I have to go now - I want to spend time with Bud, he is just laying in his bed today and not doing much moving.
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    oh my gosh!!! i am soooo sorry. i sent my kitty-girl to the fields of the blessed a year ago almost exactly... just remember he is free of pain, young and happy, and watching over you from beyond.... emoticon
    3145 days ago
    So sorry to hear. I know what a difficult and horrible decision that is to have to make. Praying for peace for you during your grieving process.
    3145 days ago
    Eleven years ago I had to put our Punkin to sleep. It was one of the worst things I've had to do. She got very sick at Christmas and on the day after we took her to the vet. She never made it home. For months after I waited for her to come to meet me at the door. I've never gotten another pet. We are doing a lot of traveling but at some point I will get another dog. Their love is so unconditional. Hugs to you and your family. And just know that you are doing the right thing.
    3145 days ago
  • PHYL1215
    Oh, I'm so sorry....I have had to make the same decision too many is so hard. You gave the dog a wonderful home and a family that loved him and Buddy knows that. You were a good Mom. God Bless
    3145 days ago
    I feel for you to say good bye to your dog. I did it 16 years ago also. My dog was so loyal also.I had her since a baby. She got cancer. I cried every day for months after. Everytime I seen another dog like mine. I fell apart. To this day while going throught the picture album. She is there. My loyal dog.

    I know we can not see them suffer and it would be selfish of us.To try every way to keep them but very expensive and most times it never heals them or fixes them. So we just have to let go.To dwell on the good times with our dog in our hearts. If the Lord has animals in Heaven. Then we will see them again. After all animals of all nature were on the ark. I am not God. I am sure he has his ways.

    hugs to you.
    Give your last good bye. God will be with you.
    3145 days ago
  • ELIZ181
    I'm am sorry to hear what you are going through and have also been put through that same thing. It isn't easy, I had to take our Misty to be put down at the vets office 16 years to the day we got her (Christmas Eve). We couldn't have her in the pain she was in, she was too good of a dog, loved by the entire neighborhood. I came home and just cried, but our vet knowing that we had rescued her at 6 months, gave a donation in her name to a rescue shelter which made us smile that she even touched him.

    Enjoy the memories, Buddy will always be with you
    3145 days ago
    i feel so sorry for you .we lost our cat a little while ago so i know how much it thoughts are with you emoticon
    3146 days ago
    Your Buddy has had a wonderful life with you - several years that he's spent happy, healthy, and well cared for, which is the best gift you can give a precious pet.

    You've done well by your Buddy, and he appreciates that. So many animals are never given the opportunity to be loved like you've loved Buddy, so take comfort in the fact that you've done a wonderful thing in his life.

    My thoughts will be with you. I know it hurts. Just know that he has had a great and happy life.
    3146 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    So sorry to hear about Buddy. We had to put a Sheltie down after having her for 19 years, it certainly is never easy to do, but we too didn't want her to suffer one more day. We got another sheltie about 9 months later, Princess is now 10 and has never been as active as our Misty was ; so I see her slowing down already, wonder sometime how much longer we will have her with us. In time you will be able to remember all the good times and days you had with Buddy, and be thankful for all of them.
    3146 days ago
    the last hour at the vets will be hard
    in my 64 years we have had 5 faithfull friends each one had thier owed love in our hearts i have a 16 year pup that soon will need to go to doggie heaven
    i have always had pupies so know it is heard to do what you must do
    will be thinking of you and pray for buddy as you say your last goodbye
    3146 days ago
    Losing a faithful pet should be listed under "Life's Tragedy's".

    I got my first pet at age six, a Boxer dog. He was one of those of his breed that displayed only some of the "negatives" that people have to say about Boxers.

    He wasn't mean to me or my little brother. When we wanted to play, he was like a little puppy, running all over the back yard, playing tag and keep-a-way.

    However, if someone came into HIS yard uninvited, especially when my brother or I was out there, He changed into Cujo. He growled so you would think he was a wolf; his back got up and he began stalking the person in the yard - really looking like a bear walking towards them. If they hadn't left by then, he started to bark as if he were mad and bubbling slobber came out of his mouth. Nobody survived that.

    I saw some people who had come into the back yard and closed the gate behind them do a one step, 6'+ high jump back over the fence.

    I remember every pet I ever had: The dogs we purchased - Rex the Boxer, Princess the Beagle, Queenie the Border Collie, Lady the Brittany Spaniel, and Sarge the Doberman; and the cats that adopted me - Tom the tough old alley cat that came in my window one night and was sleeping between my feet the next morning, Feral, who was really a feral cat that showed up one day when we lived on the farm. She would eat the food we put out for her - but only after we had moved 25' away. She had a floppy ear from fighting something on the farm. She had absolutely nothing to do with us until one night we heard a horrible cat screeching outside. Living on a farm, we kept a loaded 12 gauge shotgun racked by the door, and I was out on the porch with it jacking a shell into the chamber almost before my dad hit the yard lights. We saw Feral racing toward the porch, but on seeing us she veered away. Right behind her was a weasel.

    I had the shotgun to my shoulder and snapped off a shot, hitting just in front of the rapidly moving weasel. It looked like it turned inside out and started running in the other direction. I snapped off another shot and hit the ground a split second before it went over the fence. I like to think at least a couple of pellets hit in in the backside.

    The next morning, when we normally took table scraps out to Feral, she was sitting on the porch. I slowly walked towards her, talking softly, put the tin down in front of her and slowly backed away.

    We guessed she figured were were all right because we had saved her from the weasel. She would come up to the porch if my dad, my brother or I was there, but she wouldn't come within five feet of the porch if my mom was there. If my little sister was there or came out on the porch, Feral left the yard.

    I've told too many stories, so I'll quit while I'm ahead. I just wanted you to know that my DW and I know how you are feeling. We don't envy you that sick to your stomach feeling or the thick, unswallowable lump in your throat, either.

    Wait a little while to kind of get used to not having that special dog with you, then start looking at puppies.

    One of those little boogers will look at you and you'll know you've got a new friend.


    3146 days ago
    It is hard to lose any member of our family especially one so loving and loyal.

    I'll be praying for your family to be at peace.
    3146 days ago
  • LINDA25427
    So sorry your dog Buddy having to be put to sleep. We had to put are dog to sleep it was really painful but best for our dog. He was 12 years old and got sick .We had him since he was 6 weeks old .Pure breed Chow .A really good watch dog . I pray everything goes ok tommrrow.
    3146 days ago
  • DAS92687
    Oh I am soooo sorry! Knowing it needs to be done in your head never makes it easier to do from your heart. I wish you peace in knowing that you are doing the right thing.

    God Bless you, Diane
    3146 days ago
    3146 days ago
    I feel you pain. My loyal, lovable, jet setting dog, Floyd, passed away 2 years ago after him being part of our family for about 18 years. I still miss him.
    God Bless

    3146 days ago
  • RESULTS361AP09
    I am so sorry to hear about your dog. My thoughts & prayers are with you. It is terrible to lose a loved one even when you know they are suffering. It is very hard to let go, but he will live on in your memories and he won't be in pain anymore. emoticon
    3146 days ago
    My prayers are with you.

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