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I Am Dealing With Pet Loss

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    My Sweet Bully

    There's something missing in my home, I feel it every night. I know it will take time and strength, Before things feel quite right. But just for now, I need to mourn, My heart - it needs to mend. Though some may say "It's just a pet," I know I've lost a friend. You've brought...
    girlfaith girlfaith 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    Ginsey The Wonder Dog That Could Fly

    We rescued a 6 month-old pit bull puppy from a no-kill shelter. She was my first dog I had as an adult. I would never inform her that she was a dog because she would be so confused. After all, I treated her like she was my baby. Ginsey believed she was human. Ginsey had lofty...
    jeccaerin jeccaerin 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 27, 2012

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    Process Of Losing My 15 Year Old Pug

    I'm writing now beyond devastation, my emotions are a wreck. My pug developed a tumor on his lip that was just diagnosed as malignant carcinoma today - terminal - it might have spread but vet doesn't know. I never saw it coming for there was absolutely no change in him to make...
    jcmiami jcmiami 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    Heebie (sheebie) Rip 9-5-2009

    Heebie was a precious little treasure during the months that I was fortunate enough to have her in my care. Given to me by a friend, Heebie was a hooded rat, and today she left us forever. She'd been extremely ill for the last few days and there was nothing we could do...
    afreimann afreimann 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 5, 2009

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    The Best 10 Years of My Life

    Last night my 10 year old dog died in my arms. He was ill and did not survive a fight with my other dog. I think he died happy, he knew he was loved and cherished. I have no idea how I will be able to cope. Still, no matter how painful all this is, I know I was blessed to have...
    xanderking xanderking 31-35 13 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    My Dog Sk

    August 20th 2012 will be forever marked as the worst day in my life. If I am too live to a 100 or to 27, August 20th will remain the marked, marred, dark day. On August 20th 2012 after a valiant struggle we sadly had to put down my beloved dog SK. A dog who has been my wonderful...
    hereweare99 hereweare99 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 3, 2012

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    Hurts So Incredibly Bad

    My cat, Charlie, was like a son to me. He developed a neurological problem sometime last year which I suspect was a brain tumor. I begged the vet to run as many tests as possible, but they all came back normal. We couldn't get him a CT or MRI because he has a really bad...
    crazycatlady616 crazycatlady616 26-30, F Jun 22, 2013

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    How Do I Begin To Explain What Life Without Peanut Is Like...

    Up until 4 months ago, my adorable, little 4-year old chihuahua was a friendly, quirky bundle of energy and my baby.  She saw me through several break ups, tough times, and finally is pictured in my arms on the day of my wedding last May.  But this...
    Peanutlove Peanutlove 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 3, 2010

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    The Loss Of My Best Friend..."juliet"

      A little over 10 years ago I added to my family two (4) legged furry little friends, Romeo and Juliet.  Even though I know Romeo loves me and respects me cause I'm the Alphadog in this pack he is my husbands dog they have a special bond.  Juliet (in the picture) was my best...
    MRSA1126 MRSA1126 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2011

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    I Bought A Kitten Along Her 3 Years Old Mother .kitten Was Really Adorable I Dubbed Her Name As Tezz.3 Days Ago At The Same Time He Was Sitting In My Room My Brother Came And Heaaded Off To Go To Washroom Tezz Followed Him And Accidently My Brother Slam

    accidently my brother slammed the door on his feet.he yelled with pain ..i pet him next day my mom told me he is lamming...ignored bc i was very busy i had nt taken him to the vet..after 2 days his condition became very worse.he was not even able to move her both back legs he...
    fahadejaz fahadejaz 18-21 1 Response May 4, 2013

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    Last But Not Least.

     If you have read my last story you might already know what I am going to say, so here goes... I have been dealing with the loss of two of my dog, not well though I might add. Yesterday I took my 12 year old shepard mix, Susie (she is on my pets list) she has a lump on the...
    Jamie81390 Jamie81390 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 1, 2010

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    Someday It'll Happen.

    My dog Aspenhad been gone for only about two months when we couldn't stand not having a dog. My dad started talking ttp us about another dog and what breed we wanted. I started looking through my book about dogs to find the dog I wanted. My dad said he wanted an indoor dog so it...
    Mississippiluva Mississippiluva 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10, 2011

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    Tillie

    About 3 years ago, we adopted a rescue dog named Tillie. Tillie was a Shih Tzu from a puppy farm, and when we got her, she weighed about 3 pounds and was skin and bones. Clearly, she had led a hard life. After the first few weeks with us, she began to gain weight, her coat...
    terp1of3 terp1of3 56-60 Feb 15, 2013

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    My Sunshine Is Gone..

    I AM STILL DEALING WITH THE LOSS OF MY 19 YEAR OLD CAT,WHO PASSED AWAY ON FEB.02,2009 OF CANCER. SHE HAD NEVER BEEN SICK ONE DAY IN HER LIFE AND PASSED AWAY IN JUST DAYS. SUCH A SHOCK, AND I STILL CAN'T WRAP MY MIND AROUND HER DEATH. I MISS HER EVERY DAY EVEN THOUGH SHE WAS A...
    janicekay janicekay 61-65 2 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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    No Money For A New Start Please Help!

    about a year ago my dog died of PARAINFLUENZA he was 8 year old he was my life i had him since he was a puppy and now he is gone, after a very great depression i started looking for another pet i can call my own and even though it will never be the same i ventured away from the...
    JAR91 JAR91 18-21, F Jun 14, 2013

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    I Miss You

    buttercup you were daddy' girl You lovely little thing will miss you every day. I am crying as I write this I hope you are in better place. I hope you don't blame me little darling. cries.
    Darelsky Darelsky 26-30 1 Response Jul 11, 2013

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    Dealing With 2 Losses

    I had to have my Poodle Chien who was 16 years old put to sleep.   It was so peaceful, but still I miss him so much.   In August the cat Big Boy who was like a Mascot of our townhouse Complex went missing on August 19th.    On August 21st I ...
    ArmstrongSusan ArmstrongSusan 61-65, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2009

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    K-on I Miss You.. Rip

    I don't even have words to convey what I feel. I recently lost K-On my La Pom in a car accident which i blame myself for. She was with me since she was 4 weeks old and had turned 1 year old recently. I loved her with all my heart and now I am heartbroken and feel so guilty. I am...
    khushi6001 khushi6001 18-21, F 3 Responses May 3, 2012

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    It Seems to Take So Long to Heal.

    9 months later and my pug is still in my dreams and I still sometimes sleep with his blanket.  I had to have him euthanized and I feel like I didn't do it as soon as I should of.  I kept here for me and not for him.  Now that I am a Pet Loss counselor I have a...
    bree1000 bree1000 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 10, 2008

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    Goodbye Little Man

    Yesterday, my wonderful cat Pudsey was put to sleep suffering from kidney failure. One of the saddest days I have experienced. I don't know how old he was but I reckon at least 17; I moved up here to the country in 1999 and he was a young cat then, living next door. Abandoned...
    daygreen daygreen 46-50 2 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    For My Goldy

    Almost a year has gone by and I still feel his warmth. When I was nine years old he came into my life and he left this world 10 years later. My baby boi Goldy was poisoned by some evil person for reason so selfish to me. His final day on this earth was a hard one. I do believe...
    mznativeprincess mznativeprincess 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2010

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    I Had to Give Up My Dog

    I HAD TO GIVE MY DOG OF 4 YEARS TO A SHELTER AS HE WAS HAVING ACCIDENTS IN THE HOUSE, BARKING AT PEOPLE AND I JUST DIDN'T HAVE TIME FOR HIM DUE TO MY WORK, KIDS ETC.., BUT, I MISS HIM TERRIBLY NOW AND CRY ABOUT HIM EVERY OTHER DAY...WISH I COULD HAVE JUST KEPT HIM AND TRAINED HIM...
    pattyparisi pattyparisi 46-50 1 Response Aug 20, 2008

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    Jordan

    He was my heart. I loved him so much. He was like a son to me. Over 9 years he was with me, then just like that he's gone. I have no choice other than to accept it, because it is what it is, but it's not ok at all. Like that line from that one movie goes, you can't live without...
    orchid00 orchid00 26-30, F Jan 14, 2013

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    Gone Too Soon

    Hello everyone, I am dealing with a really hard loss, the death of my German Shepherd Olga. What makes it harder is she was only two years old. It was two days ago. She had been fine when all of a sudden she laid down and began to tremble. Her jaw was locked up. I was afraid she...
    ChihuahuaSweetheart ChihuahuaSweetheart 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2012

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    A Baby And A Puppy.

    Where do I start? Some people might think I'm just a stupid kid who likes to wait until last minute to pee but I'm much more than that. I have a large but soft heart and don't like when bad things happen to good people. My story is about my dog Aspen (June 6, 1998- October 26...
    Mississippiluva Mississippiluva 22-25, F Jun 15, 2011

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    I Lost 2 Of My Dogs And Hoping My Thrird Will Make It A Little Longer

     A year ago today My dog of 13 years passed away, I still miss him every minuet of every day. I got home late from a party one night and popped in a movie and went to dog let my dogs in, Puppester, my 13 year old rott mix was stuck in a small hole in the back yard. My father...
    Jamie81390 Jamie81390 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2009

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    My Fluffy Is Gone

    I am still sad after my rabbit dying on Sunday morning. 6 years ago I was in the city and went into a pet shop and saw the most beautiful rabbit and the pet assistants showed me how they held him like a baby and found him so cuddly. He was an indoor rabbit and loved the cats and...
    blurblebuble blurblebuble 36-40, F Jan 15, 2013

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    My Family Member With Fur

    I wish that September 10th 2010 was a horrible nightmare. Instead  every horrifying detail  came true of the dream I had on september 9th. My cat went in for what we were expecting was to be a simple dental surgery and tooth removal. Instead thing took a turn for the...
    annafayah604 annafayah604 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 12, 2010

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    Goodbye Cujo And Mia

    Cujo and Mia are the dachshunds I had for nine years. All of my life I've had cats and I get along very nicely with cats. When my son turned 12, people said it was unfair that he didn't have a dog, that every kid should have a dog. So I got these two from a breeder. Since I have...
    bloomingpsycho bloomingpsycho 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2011

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    Pugslee Ann

    Pugslee Ann came into my life at a very difficult time.  My grandmother was passing away and I didn't think I could handle a dog at that point.  My grandmother's last words to me were "Keep it".  I never regretted listening to her.  I had my pugslee...
    pugapoo1102 pugapoo1102 41-45 1 Response Oct 21, 2008

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    Rocky Rocket Ship

    Four of my kittycats were together close to ten years. They were all strays and Rocky spent his first two years growing up outside, so when he would come into the house after being gone in the winter, wit the ground covered with snow & ice after being gone for one two, three...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 27, 2011

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