Our friend

Our friend

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:06 am

We had to have our beloved friend and family member Tank put to sleep this morning. He was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy almost 1 year ago. He was given 3-6 months then. He was a great companion and family member and will truly be missed.

RIP my friend.


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RIP Tank June 3, 2005- July 5 2012
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Re: Our friend

PostBy: Dann757 On: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:19 am

Sorry for your loss. I have a family member that kept their dog alive for at least a year too long. This was at the insistence of her boyfriend who claims to be an animal expert. The guy is a nutjob. I believe this made the dog suffer but I had to keep my face out of it. The dog was blind, incontinent, dementia, just a sin to keep it alive because they didn't have the sense to let her go.
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Re: Our friend

PostBy: titleist1 On: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:39 am

Sorry for your loss. It is hard but merciful to be able to let them go. The last thing they depend on us for is to be able to let them go at the proper time so they don't suffer.
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Re: Our friend

PostBy: SuperBeetle On: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:50 am

It's never easy no matter what. He was on heart meds for almost a year and did very well. The heat was bad for him but he didn't know any different. He did get to chase a squirrel and a rabbit this morning which were his arch rivals. It wasn't easy but it was the proper thing to do. We would not allow him to suffer. We were there at the end with him and he is now at peace.
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Re: Our friend

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:55 am

Sorry for your loss, it's never an easy thing to do I know you'll miss him.
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Re: Our friend

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:01 pm

Nope, NEVER easy SB
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Re: Our friend

PostBy: rubicondave33 On: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:18 pm

So sad. Sorry for your loss. Was he a blue Doberman? Beautiful.
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Re: Our friend

PostBy: buffalo bob On: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:29 pm

i feel ur loss, have done it many times dont sit and mourn go get another pup and his love will ease the hurt you did the right thing, and u were man enough to see him to the end he went with his friend there with him GOD bless you...
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Re: Our friend

PostBy: Ed.A On: Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:34 pm

Sorry for your loss. I know it's hard but he's in a better place now.
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Re: Our friend

PostBy: whistlenut On: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:02 pm

Thank you for making the end of his journey peaceful and comfortable. You are a true friend! ......if only we could do this kind gesture for people, also.
One chapter ends, but time will let you know if a 'new friend' will be in your future.

Life would be soooooooo much better if we could deal with animals every day and not people......not realistic perhaps, but a fine goal. Unconditional love from animals, especially pets. :(
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Re: Our friend

PostBy: Freddy On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:56 am

Sorry you had to let Tank go. I'm sure he thanks you for watching, caring, and knowing when discomfort turned to suffering. It's never, ever, an easy decision to make, but it is the final responsibility in caring for a pet.
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Re: Our friend

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:04 am

whistlenut wrote:Life would be soooooooo much better if we could deal with animals every day and not people......

Man, do I ever hear ya there, Doug!! :yes:




Sorry for your loss. You did the right thing, & you gave him a good life - that's all you can do.
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Re: Our friend

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:27 am

Very sorry for your loss. The grief you feel is the price we pay for the uncondtional love the give you their whole life. Taking that trip is abut the hardest thing we must do.
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Re: Our friend

PostBy: Cyber36 On: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:59 pm

Truly sorry for your loss. Man, we LOVE our dogs, don't we??
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