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I Have Lost a Beloved Pet

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    Literally just lost my rabbit Oreo.

    As I came home from school, I went out to give him water and when I opened the door to his pen, I found him laying in his bed not moving and barely breathing.I poured the water in his bowl and picked his skinny frail body to see if he'd drink. Instead, his head just fell right...
    kelseytoby kelseytoby 16-17 4 Responses May 23

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    About three and a half years ago I lost my

    beloved Blitz. We'd been together since i was a baby. She passed from kidney failure. She was only 11. Blitz had long calico hair and the prettiest green eyes. We slept together at night and played during the day. I still have her collar and pictures of her in a box. Today I...
    DancerGal3 DancerGal3 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    The ONLY thing that makes me happy was taken

    from me just over a week ago. My beautiful Jack Russell Lucy. Far too young. I was at work when I got the call "what do you want to do?" Of course I couldn't really answer that being 4 hours away stuck in camp. Far too distraught but it happened anyways. I never got to see...
    Recklessdesires Recklessdesires 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 29

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    Bon-bon

    Was my cats name because he looked like he had eaten to many of them when I adopted him as a kitten,I have his sibling brother also, who is still living.I left for Costa Rica and almost as soon as I got there my friend who was sitting my cats at the time, told me that Bon-Bon was...
    Bornabrit Bornabrit 41-45, F 27 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    Yes I had a pet Beagle

    and i loved her so much and feel that i killed her, i was the last person in my family to take her on a walk and it was a long one, and i had no water for her.
    skull55 skull55 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I lost 2 cat, both brothers.

    I lost one of them 2 years ago because he was extremely ill. Then I lost the other one last year because his brain was failing so my dad got him put down. I know they will never be replaced I and will never forget them.
    samdavis3 samdavis3 16-17, M Jul 3

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    Lost But Still With Me, Literally!

    I lost my baby girl on April 5, 08 after 11 years. But don't worry, she's still with me, literally. As I promised her previously, when she passed, I would have her cremated and use her ashes in a memorial tattoo. And I'm proud to say that against some peoples...
    tat2doc tat2doc 51-55, M 12 Responses Mar 13, 2009

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    THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER

    There will never be another horse like him, he was born a champion. Once in a lifetime a cowboy is blessed with a truly magnificent horse and I was so blessed with Dash. Big strong and handsome he could take me anywhere do anything. Pure power and grace. Stocky, big and strong...
    humblerider humblerider 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 12, 2013

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    Thesoutherner Thesoutherner 66-70, M 2 days ago

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    I am so incredibly heartbroken:( I have just

    learned that my uncle & Cousin's family dog, Skyler passed away yesterday. This dog was like my very own. He was loved by so many people. And we were so blessed to have been given the chance, to be apart of his wonderful life. Skyler you were loved more than you could possibly...
    MKM18 MKM18 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    We Will Miss You Nonnie Cat

    Our 19 year old 3 legged cat named Nala had to be put down today. Her body finally started shutting down. My wife had her before we got together. When my son was 3 he had trouble saying "Nala" so he called her Nonnie and the name stuck. When I saw Noni juice (the super...
    Snigglefluffy Snigglefluffy 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 22, 2013

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    Pet Reincarnation: The Love Connection

    When my sable ferret, Cody (my first of 7) died last month, I was devastated. I had had to give him to a vet friend because my husband and I were moving out of the country.When I went back to visit him he had gotten so grey and thin. I told him I would come back to get him...
    buffalotus buffalotus 51-55, F 20 Responses Jan 25, 2009

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    I lost a cocker spaniel,

    Penny and a cat named KFC. Penny was given to me when she was 1 year old. She was supposed to be fixed and had a litter of pups at age 7. A 7 year old dog is considered geriatric, so the vet charged me more to have her fixed. She was protective of me. Penny and KFC would...
    tenderheart3 tenderheart3 66-70, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I Lost My Best Friend Today, :(

     As i write it's unfortunately through tears,. I lost my beautiful dog this morning, he passed away in my arms! :-(. He was 16yr old,. I miss him so, so much i can't explain the grief i'm feeling! :-( Some people don't understand, so i grieve behind closed doors,. He was my...
    welshbabe welshbabe 46-50, F 24 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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    I lost my beloved kitty of 14 years on December

    4 2013. He was my best buddy through a lot of hard times. It still hurts. I don't think I'll ever have another pet.
    Nikki351 Nikki351 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Robert..

    several months ago a lovely grey striped cat appeared at our house.  he was full grown but appeared young.  he was crazy about my son.  we named him robert after a cat that we had many years ago...they could have been twins!  as far as robert was concerned, sonny had the only...
    justsunni justsunni 51-55, F 24 Responses May 12, 2011

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    Today we found our sweet,

    tiny chihuahua down the road from our house. She had dug her way out of our yard, and didn't stand a chance on our busy street... I will miss her itty bitty bark and the way she bossed my 60 pound pitbulls around. But mostly I will miss her bouncing happily into my lap for...
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F 10 Responses May 5

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    Carlie

    I have lost several beloved pets during my life, but this story is actually not about my pet, but my neighbor's.  My next-door neighbor is a single 36-year old woman.  She is pretty, and sweet, but for some reason she never settled down with anyone--not for lack of...
    Avice Avice 22-25, F 17 Responses Feb 14, 2008

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     My little dog's name was Cujo Marie.

    ..(Marie is my partners middle name)She was 16 years old. When we first got her, she was 6 weeks old, I was 33. My youngest child was 5 and just starting kindergarten. The people across the street had a little pomeranian who had puppies, the father was a wirehair terrier. The...
    dsrtwolf dsrtwolf 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 1

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    In three days it will be a month

    since we lost my Chloe. She got sick so suddenly and was suffering and I just couldn't let her suffer. Chloe was my best friend and the love of my life. She loved me best and I loved her best, and I still do. I cry all the time and I miss her a hundred times a day. I feel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 13

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    RIP, Groovy~Had you for 10 years.

    10 years of fun, happiness, and fond memories. Life was NEVER dull when you were around. You were one of the few things in this horrible world that kept me smiling. You were my main man!Now you're gone. Once again, I'm heartbroken. Once again, I feel like I'm left with nothing...
    HiPpIeRoNiN HiPpIeRoNiN 31-35, M 6 Responses Aug 4

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    He was a ginger tom cat called Tigger

    who was my best friend. He was there when I went through school, college and first year of university before passing away. It was just before my second term starting at uni when I went back to halls and rang Dad up a few days later. I said to him to give Tigger a hug from me...
    PicassoSan PicassoSan 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    More than one. I guess

    that is the thing about pets. They just don't live as long as we do so we only get to enjoy them for a brief time and then they are gone. My Gram, he was a Valentine's Day present. Bought in a pet store, product of a puppy mill. When he was young I used to call him my...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I always loved cats. I had recused one last

    year from a parking lot. she was a girl and I named her veve. she wasn't like any cat I had before cause she chirped when she was trying to stalk stuff. I kept her in the house because I didn't want her to get hurt. one day she got outside and I couldn't get her back in until...
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F Jun 26

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    Bear My Cockatiel

    My cockatiel died last night. he woke me at 3:3O with his squawking. I ripped the cover off the cage, and he had tangled a wing inside that stupid ladder that someone had brought him to me with. This was the third time he had an accident in as many years with that contraption and...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2013

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    In June last year I lost my dear Lottie.

    . She was the sister to the cat I have now.. I was really really distraught.. We have allocated a place in our garden with a water feature where her ashes lie ... Rest in peace Lottie.. Forever in my heart
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 2 Responses May 12

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    My dachshund, Nibbles,

    is almost 10 and I don't know how long dogs can live but I just recently thought about how I will feel when she passes on. In a way, I'm trying to grieve now so that it won't be as bad later. I know I can't replace her or the love she unconditionally gives me, but do you...
    simplycomplex82 simplycomplex82 31-35, M 4 Responses Aug 31

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    Ode To Zach

    I wrote this last summer when my son Zach lost his dearest friend. I watched his instant transformation for boy to man with wonder and was compelled to pick up my pen. Ode to Zach            Never did like the sound of shovel clanging against the dry hardened clay...
    whitepine1 whitepine1 51-55, M 6 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    Actually there were two.

    My parents got my sister a dog in middle school. It was a shelty. It was a good dog. It liked to run around and bark at you. It would bite at your ankles. It liked to sit in your lap and sleep. I have read about dogs in books and online. One book said when you get a...
    nemo669 nemo669 41-45, M Aug 8

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    My Bestfriend Died

    I have always been a loner. Princess you were the best dog a person could ask for. Without prejudice you loved me. I am ugly, fat, and messy but you didn't care about those things. Every day you made me feel good, you were always so happy to see me when I got home from work. When...
    deluxe2027 deluxe2027 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 11, 2012

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    My betta fish used to do the most adorable

    little "happy dance", wriggling like a snake while his petal-like fins fluttered beautifully in the water. I'm going to miss that so much.
    therainbowconnection therainbowconnection 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    She died on my First year anniversary meeting

    her and my spouse. My mother never gotten another DOG. We were very very sad on her death. I myself still cries for her. She was the cutest little creature I have became friends with, who would never leave my sight. She always always stood next to me or laid next to me. I miss...
    HurtTornSpeechless HurtTornSpeechless 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    My beautiful border collie died on new years

    eve. I can still remember the day he was born. My border collie named Meg was having puppies. The first 2 puppies were stillborn, then out popped this scrawny quite ugly looking puppy. But he was alive, 4 more beautiful puppies followed. We gave all the puppies nicknames and the...
    brokenangel44 brokenangel44 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    Logan would have been 10 years old on 4/20

    Easter Sunday. Not a day goes by that I don't miss him and I am so grateful to have been a mom to my big boy who shared his character with me and returned my love.
    horizon32 horizon32 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 24

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    I Have Lost My Best Freind

    Two weeks ago we had to make the unfortunate and very difficult decision to have one of our dogs put down. He, Jasper, had been part of our family for 11 1/2 years from the time he was 6 weeks old. We were told that Jasper had the beginning stages of dementia and even though...
    James1956 James1956 56-60, M 7 Responses Sep 10, 2013

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    It Always Hurts

    I have lived long enough that I have lost many pets and it doesn't get any easier, each loss is heart breaking and time is the only cure. I just lost a very special dog his name was Bear and I have written two stories in this group about him. This is not about him, it is about a...
    humblerider humblerider 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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    The Sheeba

    I was with her yesterday. Her wise and gentle eyes looked right into mine shortly before she took her last breath. All i could do is whisper "thank you, thank you for everything". She went as peacefully as she lived. Her body comfortably stretched out on a blanket. If i didn't...
    trailguide trailguide 36-40, F 43 Responses Feb 8, 2011

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    I lost 2 of my family cats.

    One of them pass away 2 years ago from being very ill. He was suffering so we had to put him down. The other one passed away recently because his brain was failing my dad had to put him down. Me and my dad buried him in my garden. I know that they will never be replaced and I...
    samdavis3 samdavis3 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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    My mom sold her house out from under me a few

    months after I graduated college. I went to live with a good friend and her husband until I got on my feet. I had a cat and a dog. I was able to find my dog an ideal home and am so thankful for that, and took my cat with me. About a week into training for my new job, my friend...
    junknstuff junknstuff 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 7

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    i had grew up with him from birth,

    his name was balscott and he was a flat coat retriever. he was my first friend in life, even after i started school. when i was five, my sister, mother and best friend were walking down my drive way to my bus stop, instead of driving. balscott came for the walk, and noticed a...
    eviemay6 eviemay6 18-21, F May 15

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    Pixie was a 3 year old chawawa wiener dog mix.

    When i first got her she was so small she slept across my neck because i was afraid i'd roll over on her. She was smart, loving, and so odd. She didn't like being away from her home for more then a couple of hours and would get home sick if we stayed at any other place for more...
    McCoyAnna McCoyAnna 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    George

    I did in May and I'm finally writing about this now. Since I was a young child, I've always loved animals. I was 13 and working at a farm in exchange for riding the owner's horses. Well then came George.  He was a nice Arabian Bay Gelding. He was 2 years old and green broke...
    SarcasmQueen SarcasmQueen 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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    "Gone in my arms"Today,

    me and my family bid a tearful farewell to our beloved companion and best friend, Reagan.She was the sweetest girl with a lovely soul and disposition.She died in my arms as the vets gently guided her to the Rainbow Bridge, hearing her last breath echo through the room..Reagan, I...
    takethispain takethispain 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Invisible Hamster

    My dwarf hamster has died.     I'm not HORRIFICALLY sad, because I never knew him (it?) very well...I even called him "Invisible Hamster" because he would pop out to eat and run in his wheel, then vanish for days on end...but I still feel a little guilty...
    tehuti88 tehuti88 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2007

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    When I was little, my dad promised me a little

    puppy, I loved animals as this was the first. My father received a call from a lady saying she had a little puppy three months but had an agreement, which was the following: the puppy as it was both our, what I mean is that we took care of her and the lady took the puppy for...
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    Rest In Peace And Me In Pieces, I left the light on but you will not be comming home.

    Spanky Bean Pinkerton More than two years has passed, and despite what some say time does not heal all wounds. It may slightly numb the sting of a reality without you but the pain remains the same. There's the anger of how unfair it is, and the deep sadness of failing to keep...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 9 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    A Message To My Angel

    When we went to the vet Monday, I never expected the outcome that I would be leaving without you. I thought we would get your sores taken care of and get something to prevent you from getting any more when you were dragging on the floor. I couldn't let you suffer though when the...
    BeachAngelTami BeachAngelTami 41-45, F 10 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Sabache

    We got our dog Sabache when I was about 11 years old. He was black lab, golden retriever and German shepherd mix. He was smooth coated as a puppy, but as he got older, he grew a beautiful black coat. He was a wonderful dog. He was ever faithful to my father, truly man's best...
    launica87 launica87 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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    We Hardly Got To Know You, Sundae

    Sundae, our new guinea pig never got to grow up. She'd only been here a week or two, when my wife heard her having trouble breathing last night. She rushed her to the emergency vet, who diagnosed her with pneumonia. She was given medicine and put in oxygen for overnight. But...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 5 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    I lost my staffie about 5 years ago.

    I know it's a long time ago but I always think of her. She was so beautiful and so loving. I miss her.
    BlueMoon797 BlueMoon797 13-15, F 2 Responses May 14

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    two days ago my dog got through our fencing,

    someone spotted the dog in my neighbourhood and immediately killed him. I can't comprehend why some human beings are so despicable. How can you killed an innocent animal knowing fully well whom he belonged to.
    florence01 florence01 31-35, F 7 Responses May 23

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    Sam...........X

    Humans can learn so much from you, my dear best friend. Thank you for always being by my side. I will miss you. You were my shadow for 13 years. RIP my loving Sam. A tear is made of 1% water and 99% feelings..
    TheStoryman TheStoryman 36-40, M 6 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    I'll Miss You My Friend

    Today, my big baby, my 9 nine old cat had a stroke and I had to put him down. My room mate layed him to rest. Coco was a 30 pd tomcat. He was a lover, gentle to all my other pets. He purred till he took his last breath. I am in pain, I will miss my big baby. A young morning...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 7 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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