Sometimes Life Truly Sucks

Re: Sometimes Life Truly Sucks

PostBy: slu On: Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:16 pm

Sorry for your loss. They are "family". Seems nothing makes it better, but time...and maybe a new "friend"....later.

We've got our cemetary down by the pond. Started putting all our 'family members' there years ago. Now the extended family bring theirs to be buried there.
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Re: Sometimes Life Truly Sucks

PostBy: Matthaus On: Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:18 pm

Sorry for your loss Bill, hang in there buddy.
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Re: Sometimes Life Truly Sucks

PostBy: coalmeister On: Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:47 pm

Always the toughest part of pet ownership. We had a collie that got old and started having seizures, and we waited to long to put her down. One morning we had a blizzard and couldn't find her, she had wandered out of the garage and was buried under a foot of snow in the tall weeds. She had a thick fur coat and was not bothered by the cold, but we went straight from there to the vet for a shot, in the back of the pick up. She just relaxed and looked more comfortable than I had seen her in a long time. In the top ten list of tough days for sure though. The dog we have now had tumors all over so the day may soon be repeated.
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God likes dogs too. You will meet again.

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:53 pm

Native American Legends
God had a Dog
A Kato Legend

Nagaicho, the creator, set out to create the world, and he took along a dog. He placed four big pillars at the corners of the earth to hold up the sky. He created man from the dirt, and then he created woman.

The sun became hot, the moon was cold, and trees grew everywhere. Waves danced on the surface of the ocean and all the creatures of the seas swam in it and were happy.

Then Nagaicho saw that the creatures of the earth needed water. He dragged his feet deep into the Earth and created rivers. He poked his fingers into the Earth and created flowing springs.

And the elk and the deer came to drink at the rivers and springs.

"Drink", Nagaicho said to the dog. And the dog drank from the sweet water, and Nagaicho himself lay down and drank.

"It is good. They will all drink it," said Nagaicho.

Then Nagaicho piled rocks around the edge of the water and made lakes and ponds.

"Drink the good water" he said to the dog. "Drink, my dog."

And the dog drank, and Nagaicho lay down and plunged his face in the water and drank.

"It is good," he said. "Bears and people will drink here," he said.

The Nagaicho put salamanders and turtles and little eels in the creeks.

He put grizzlies and deer in the mountains and panthers and jack rabbits.

So Nagaicho walked along, creating the creatures.

"Walk behind me, my dog," said Nagaicho. "Let us look at all that is made."

The trees were tall; the streams were full of fish. The little valleys had grown wide and full of flowering brush.

"Walk fast, my dog," he said. "The land is good."

Acorns and chestnuts hung on the trees. Berries crowded the bushes. There were many birds and snakes. The grass had grown. Grasshoppers were leaping about. There was clover.

"We made it good, my dog," said Nagaicho. And so they started back, Nagaicho and his dog.

The mountains were high; the land was flat; the creeks were full of trout. The good water raced over the rocks.

They walked along. "We are nearly home, my dog," said Nagaicho. "I will drink water. You too drink," he said to the dog.

The face of the earth was covered with growing things. The creatures were multiplying upon it.

And Nagaicho went back into the North with his dog.
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Re: Sometimes Life Truly Sucks

PostBy: Jim503RI On: Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:04 pm

Sorry Bill, We lost our pom. Gizmo at the end of the summer. 12 good years. He was almost put down as a very young pup because of flee bites from his first owners.. He made it through that until 12 years later he got lime, cured it the first time but could not the next time around. The night before we fed him everything. He seemed like himself, just could not walk. We knew what we had to do. The best thing for them. I couldn't take an empty house. Had to have a little buddy.Them came Koby. Will not think about what will come again, Just to give him the best life I can. You will again Bill. Good luck.
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Re: Sometimes Life Truly Sucks

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:12 pm

We had a Maine Coon Cat, friendliest cat ever, I freakin cried for two weeks when he got sick and died.

Sorry for your pain, Bill.

Re: Sometimes Life Truly Sucks

PostBy: mr1precision On: Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:26 pm

Sorry Bill, it really does blow! I remember putting our German shepard down and it still hurts.
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Re: Sometimes Life Truly Sucks

PostBy: AdkCoal On: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:39 pm


I do not know you other than seeing your posts in this forum but I feel your pain.

As I think about what you are going through it brings tears to my eyes as I remember my two best freinds that I had to put down last year.

That last meal and last walk thing is truly hard but it is the right thing to do.

Remember the good times and know that what you are doing is truly right.

May your beloved pet rest in piece and I hope that Jack and Brandon meet with your pet on the other side and that they become the best of friends. :(
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Re: Sometimes Life Truly Sucks

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:50 pm

Bill I have been through it too many times as well. Euthanasia is an obligation and is the final act of love for us. Nothing will ever make it easier. I still miss the ones that are gone. Only you will know when the time is right for the next little critter.
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Re: Sometimes Life Truly Sucks

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:59 pm


There's nothing I can say that hasn't already been said. I had to do the same thing alittle over a year ago and I felt like I was betraying Codys' love and trust. I'm a grown old fart and I cried like a little baby over it. Truth be told, I'm misty eyed now just thinking about it. She didn't like going to the vets office. But she trusted me and when I handed off her leash to the vet assistant and she resisted, she looked back at me and I assured her it was ok. That's a look I'll never forget. In the previous couple of months, I spent a small fortune on blood work, Xrays, MRI's, etc. I had to finally admit to myself that I was being selfish and I couldn't let my faithfull companion suffer. It's a quality of life issue when all is said and done. Dogs can endure tremendous suffering and hide alot of it. Intestinal cancer. I truly feel for your loss. Please know that while it hurts terribly now, it does get better and another dog, while never taking the place of your beloved friend, will definatley help with your coping. I said at that time I would never get another dog because the loss and grief was just too hard to bear. But it's the price we pay for all the love they give us along the way. Dogs are the best.

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Re: Sometimes Life Truly Sucks

PostBy: Devil505 On: Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:07 pm

This thread has turned a bunch of hard bitten, political "knife fighting", grizzled old coal burners into a mushy bunch of red eye'd, lump in the throat ...sentimental jellyfish!! :cry2: :bighug:
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Re: Sometimes Life Truly Sucks

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:08 pm

For once I agree with you.
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Re: Sometimes Life Truly Sucks

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:50 pm

Sorry for your loss Bill. I have been there several times and it is very tough. The next right thing to do tho. He's not gonna suffer more..
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Re: Sometimes Life Truly Sucks

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:56 pm

Sorry to hear you had to proceed to the final responsibility. We give them what they need, they give us everything they have. It's the hardest thing to do, but we all know when they have gone from discomfort to suffering. He's comfortable now, waiting at the rainbow bridge.
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Re: Sometimes Life Truly Sucks

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:33 am

sorry to black lab wandered off last year and got hit by a car and couple weeks later my parents dog died.......took a while but about 2 months ago we got a puppy.....a bad little puppy lol
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