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I Have Lost a Beloved Pet

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    I've been up all night crying,

    I can't stop. Earlier this evening my kitten Nico was run over by a car. He was such a sweet baby. I only had him for a few months. He was a stray that I had found in a parking lot. He was injured and so tiny. I nursed him back to health and I became so attached,now I'll never...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 15 Responses Apr 18

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    His name is Doobie (that's him in the picture).

    He is a 12 year old red nose staffordshire bull terrier. He has recently been diagnosed with cancer. He has two tumors in his bladder. The vets say that they are in a part of the bladder that they cannot operate on. He has an estimated 6 months to live. He is being spoiled...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 13 Responses Jan 24

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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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    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 22 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    I have lost several pets over the years.

    I think people who don't have pets don't understand what a tremendous loss it can be for people who love their pets like they are family. I know that all people don't feel the same way about their pets, but for me, my pets are my friends and an enormous part of my family.I know...
    SavannahAnsley SavannahAnsley 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 22

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    Yesterday I lost my cat.

    I... I loved him so much. I can't believe it. He died of heart disease no one knew about. Such a sudden and unexpected death. Just why??? WHY??? I feel so devastated, empty, broken... It hurts so badly. I can't stop crying. My loved ones support me, but still... Everything...
    demoisellecapulet demoisellecapulet 18-21, F 6 Responses May 22

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    hashbrown20 hashbrown20 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 26

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    Yesterday my fat black fish Ace died :( I had

    him for four years. He was a tiny baby fishy when I brought him home from the pet store and he was huge when he died, at least 10 times the size. R.I.P Ace my one eyed fishy. :,(
    NoRegretsAndNoRemorse NoRegretsAndNoRemorse 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    my hamster died about 4 years ago

    when I was 13, and as ridiculous as it may sound, I miss him so much. most people dismiss animals like hamsters as they're not that interactive but I loved that hamster so much, it was my little baby. my cat died about a year ago after having him for 13 years, and when he first...
    minmins07 minmins07 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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    Cat died 2000-2015 Pretty good

    for an outside cat
    userabc123 userabc123 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    I miss my Spicey. I got him

    when I was 3 years old from the mom of a girl I took dance with. He was an amazing cat. He'd cuddle with you like a dog, he was trained to go outside when he needed to go potty and come home when he was done. And he was just overall literally the best cat that ever lived. Some...
    Sariliz Sariliz 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I had a dog 2 years ago named mysti

    that ran away . I dont know how she got out of the house but i guess she ran out and I never saw her again. she was 6 years old and she had doggie arthritis. I dont know how she made it out of the house but when I woke up the next morning I discovered she was gone. I searched...
    Apollymi357 Apollymi357 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 1

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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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    Actually a few but I rescue 20 - 25 a year

    most people don't consider them mine. They are I love them care for them and nurse most back to being healthly pets or as I say family members
    marinerob marinerob 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 15

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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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    My Maggie

    It was less than two hours ago that we had it done. We had our beloved Maggie laid to rest.  That was the hardest experience of my life.  And I wasn't even man enough to be there for our baby's final trip.    I didn't think I could handle it.  I couldn't.  Not by the way I...
    bobrido bobrido 46-50, M 13 Responses Oct 15, 2013

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    Today I lost my dog (Thor).

    Due to some unnecessary circumstances, he was put down and it broke my heart. I have fought for him every step of the way, he truly was a loyal companion and a family member and I can only hope and pray that he did not suffer. He was there through so many things and he always...
    michelletq michelletq 26-30, F 14 Responses Apr 1

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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    funlecy1 funlecy1 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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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 8 Responses May 5, 2014

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    Lost our dog yesterday.

    Hardest part was not being there for him for years since I left.
    MissSagittarius MissSagittarius 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 26

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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 6 Responses May 23, 2014

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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 42 Responses Feb 8, 2011

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    when i was growing up i had a best friend.

    my black Labrador her name was penny. she passed away over a decade ago. she was such a loving dog.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F May 23

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    I lost my cat a few months ago.

    His name was Monty, but we called him by his nickname peaps. He had the best personality a cat could have...gentle, affectionate, funny, and caring. Whenever I was sad or hurt he would always come over and purr. It probably was one of the most comforting things ever. Monty...
    brookemay brookemay 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    My dear sweet loving cat died.

    I took him to get shaved and they sedated him. Took him home while he was still sedated and he was non-responsive this morning but still breathing. My husband said he was fine. He wasn't. Came home from work to discover he had expired. I feel so much guilt. I had him for...
    surroundedbyblue surroundedbyblue 36-40, F 8 Responses May 23

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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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    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 22 Responses Jan 25, 2009

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    I had my dog she was a lot of fun

    and very much my baby girl she sleep with me on Sunday u went out for a bit and then I got home I found her dead I miss her
    fordguy98 fordguy98 51-55, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I had to euthanize my wonderful dog,

    Jake, earlier today. It's possibly one of the worst experiences I'll ever have, as he was with me my whole life. His heart and lungs were perfectly fine, it was his legs and hips that couldn't stand anymore...if anyone has felt a similar pain, feel free to message me. I would...
    nightglider nightglider 16-17, F 15 Responses Jan 9

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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 2 Responses Aug 11, 2012

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    I lost a dog recently.

    He was such a sweet and gentle pet,... a friend.. a brother to me. RIP Milkshake. I will miss u dearly...
    biggerbro biggerbro 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 1

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    I accidentally killed my Sweet Macaw .

    His name was Cuckoo and I raised him from a baby he was just about 20 years old. I loved him dearly my heart is broken and I don't know if I will ever be able to forgive myself for this carelessness. I used the broiler in my new apartment unaware it could create toxic fumes to...
    mcm2015 mcm2015 51-55, F 6 Responses Apr 22

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    Today marks 31 days since I've seen your sweet

    sweet face.. Today also marks your 3rd birthday baby boy.. Even after one month, today is especially hard.. Each day don't get better and each day makes me miss you more.. I hope that you're at peace and happy up there.. I hope you made new friends.. Everyone you met always said...
    aiahlove aiahlove 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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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 9 Responses Sep 17, 2014

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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 26 Responses Dec 18, 2009

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    On April 21 2015 we lost our pit bull Atti,

    she fell into our pool, we think that she killed herself because she had a mini stroke a month ago and it messed up the right side of her body. But she's in a better place now :-(. She was eight and a half years old.
    traebramlett traebramlett 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 23

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    Wow, I did everything in my power

    for my beautiful amazing k-9 friend. It was just his time to go....give me strength. I have two other dogs I can't stop showing them love and will not. Rest easy boy. 💔❤️
    SincerelyA SincerelyA 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Shadow. I miss my cat.

    she hit the ripe old age of 25 and was spry up until near the end. I'm sure she used to run a protection racket down the street. Getting paid in food for protection from her lol.
    Lupercvs Lupercvs 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    We went though a tornado

    and one dog was hurt very badly and the other died the next day from injuries. That was one of the hardest things I've ever gone through. It was like a slap in the face on top of everything else. I felt and feel like I let her down by not being there to protect her and it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Just a year ago, on March 10th,

    my dog passed away from acute kidney failure. She was 15 years old. She took her last breath when I was dosing off after 72 hours of no sleep watching over her. Guess she didn't want me to see her go. When I lost her, I felt as if I had lost half of my soul, and thought I'd...
    Letmebee Letmebee 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I can't tell you how long I've had this dog.

    I was pretty young when my uncle gave her to my grandmother. She was a black chihuahua mixed with something. I didn't like her at first. She was way too rambunctious. Not to mention she clawed me all the time. One day I got really sick. The pain in the *** dog I had known...
    DeluxedEdition DeluxedEdition 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    they took my cat away from me.

    ........ he was my life basically .......... so they took my life from me..
    kazzicat kazzicat 13-15, F 3 Responses May 23

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    "He was your friend, your partner,

    your defender. You were his life, his love, his leader. He was yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart." My dog Kovu was my best friend. He was the only one I had through all of the years that I was bullied so bad. He was always there to cuddle when I was upset...
    EskimoRae EskimoRae 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    On 12/24/14 I had to put to rest one of my best

    friends. Our sweet girl Bobo, she was 14 years old. I miss and think of her everyday.
    chowbears12 chowbears12 56-60, F 6 Responses Jan 15

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    Lightning and I lost Thunder on 3/10.

    Not even 2 minutes in the vet office, and he died. Still don't know what he had that had him lose a lot of weight since sept. I didn't even get to sit down in the waiting room when the doc came and told me he was gone. RIP Thunder We love you forever.
    skcamper skcamper 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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