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I Have Lost a Beloved Pet

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    I came home and found my best friend of 10

    years dead in the road. It killed me inside.
    Rebecca321 Rebecca321 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    This is Jade my labrador

    when we first brought her home 12 years ago... I had her since i was three. She died of old age and i really miss her more than anything... She was the best dog ever and i know i will never find another dog like her.
    Gen2299 Gen2299 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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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 10 Responses Aug 2, 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 8 Responses Sep 29, 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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    In 5-6th grade I had a cat named Lucy

    that I swear could understand what I was saying. We would often go for walks through the woods and if she team off I could just meow and she could running. In the winter we would track rabbits and deer. I'd occasionally loose the tracks and I could just say go find them and she...
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Yea her name was caramel

    because of her hair she was very playful But on 4th of July she was so scared of the fireworks. I was about to let her in but I noticed she wasn't there I saw a hole in my wooden fence and she's really strong. So i went around look for her couldn't find her :( I cried I missed...
    MonsterSlain MonsterSlain 18-21, M Feb 11

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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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    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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    I lost many beloved pets.

    Most recently my Aunt's dog. She was a beauty and amazing. Also like 3 cats that had to be given away. Sad times. :(
    LSKxGhost LSKxGhost 13-15, M Jan 31

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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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    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 4 Responses Feb 12, 2013

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    My dog just had puppies

    and I knew right away which one out of the 6 that were born was going to be my puppy. He was white boots on and a nice brown coat. I named him Sparticus. Since I lived at my dads, I barely got to see him. A year later he got loose and probably got ran over. He was stupid but he...
    jessicharles jessicharles 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    His Name Was Tiger.......

    He was the joy in our day no matter how bad things were.  I dedicate this post to my Tiger and all loved pets .........  Rainbow Bridge    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.  When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here...
    justmarji justmarji 51-55, F 9 Responses Sep 12, 2012

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    Dear pet owners I wanted to share my missing

    cat story with some helpful tips, so that I can give both hope and direction to pet owners who are in the situation that I was in, as I am fully aware of what a distressing situation it is to be in. We are a family of 4 and we had our beloved Siamese cat, Fudge for...
    cattersaurus cattersaurus 22-25 Feb 17

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    My cat Katie.. Put down due to blindness

    and old age. 21 human years old. Could have lived longer but I couldn't watch her live in pain any longer.
    mkdurrant mkdurrant 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I recently lost my cat Max,

    I had him for 15 yrs... Never though I would miss my cat so much.!!! R.I.P max. :,(
    xxxvictor xxxvictor 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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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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    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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    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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    Dear pet ownersI wanted to share my missing cat

    story with some helpful tips, so that I can give both hope and direction to pet owners who are in the situation that I was in, as I am fully aware of what a distressing situation it is to be in.We are a family of 4 and we had our beloved Siamese cat, Fudge for approximately 14...
    cattersaurus cattersaurus 22-25 1 Response Feb 18

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    Today I had to put my beloved Duffer to rest.

    He was my first and (so far) only dog. He had been sick for a long time with congestive heart failure. I'd been giving him lots of medicine for well over a year and, up until lately, he still had a pretty good little doggy life. But recently, his condition got worse and he...
    UnknownObserver UnknownObserver 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 19

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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 28 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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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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    My dog was an amazing lovable dog,

    she would always follow me when I went outside. She is a half Australian Sheperd and another mix and she always comforted me on my down days. She was 15 the same age as me at the time and still full of energy as she could sprint and run and took long walks. She ate, had no...
    RedCatHunting RedCatHunting 16-17, F Feb 4

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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 6 Responses Jan 2

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    My cat... I've never gone a day without him in

    my life. My mom naught him when I was a baby so we grew up together. He passed this Tuesday and the vet said he had a stroke on Friday and all his organs began shutting down. There was nothing we could do. I cry every night. I miss him so much and I would do anything to have...
    SomeoneDifferent12 SomeoneDifferent12 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 8

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    On November 27, 2013 my bulldog (was a year

    and 7 months old at the time) started experiencing seizures... He had a seizure every hour, sometimes two or more in a matter of seconds. We took him to a vet, he got pills and shots, nothing seemed to work. I stayed up all day and night and watched him suffer seizure after...
    Justhavefaith14 Justhavefaith14 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I used to have a cat named Bowie

    who was a gorgeous white cat with one eye green and the other blue. He made me really happy and I always hope that somehow he'll come back
    kittensjpg kittensjpg 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I had a great dog. A female Black Lab.

    She was my bet friend for 11 an a half years. I was with we all the time, we were inseparable. One day she started acting weird and so I asked my dad to help me take her to the emergency vet because he wouldn't lay down or eat. She got x-rays and we found out she had multiple...
    BeefStromi BeefStromi 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 18

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    I recently lost our beloved pet

    and I have some questions that need to be answered to help with my grieving process. Can any one help me that can communicate with pets that have passed? I really need this to be able to move on. Thank you in advance!
    Stanleys3 Stanleys3 31-35 3 Responses Feb 21

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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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    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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    even though we only had this little kitten

    for two or three days but it pained me a lot when I knew he died. he was so small, he would fit into my hand and the way he would snuggle into me for warmth is just so cute, his little face and claws...just heartbreaking. may you rest in peace little one, this cruel world was...
    LoneDovahKiin LoneDovahKiin 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    I lost my best friend,

    my family member two week ago and im so lonely with out him, his name was fletcher, he was a german Shepard mix, he had just turned 18 years old and we had the choice of putting him to sleep or keeping him alive to suffer, we had to do what was best for him and put him down, i...
    sherilouise sherilouise 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    My niece wanted to take my dog out

    but i said no because i just took him out. And she just takes him out when im not looking... Then i see her running screaming towards us and says "something happened to buddy" i was mad that she took him after i said no but i let it slide, so i run outside and see my dog...
    chillynights024 chillynights024 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 1

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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 5 Responses Jan 14

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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...
    Ambitieuxetvicieux Ambitieuxetvicieux 31-35, F 9 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    MsLouise MsLouise 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    Today was suppose to be a good day.

    My older sister was being welcomed into nursing school. My family was getting our cats out of a boarding kennel. And we were all going to eat at Sam's club for dinner. But, while my parents and older sister were at the welcoming ceremony, me and my younger sisters were watching...
    Pixadelia Pixadelia 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31

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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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    I'm not even ready to begin to "think" about

    writing a story on my dog that passed. I still struggle with issues from it. It burns me inside to think about it...so I'm gonna leave it alone for now. I guess what I'm saying is "To Be Continued".
    BobFrost BobFrost 36-40, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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 4 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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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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    My pets didn't die but almost every single time

    I get one it has to go away like the time I had a dog my manager said no and a turtle (it was to stinky)
    luvanimaulz luvanimaulz 16-17, F Feb 3

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    fredo354 fredo354 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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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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    The white one is Me-mow

    and the other skarlet, they both died last month on separate days but oddly on weekends. They were rescues actually, my parents brought home skar at 3 months she was so tiny then. Me-mow was my first ever rescue caught wondering in my neighbors yard and the condition she was in...
    Lemeow Lemeow 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 8

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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 bichon frise named Bacon was recently put

    down. He was my best friend, and when I was little I got "married" to him (my dad married us). He really felt like my best friend. I used to be scared to go in the bathroom, so I would take him in there with me to protect me. Eventually I got over it, but he'd still go in the...
    Kairisheartless Kairisheartless 18-21, F Jan 31

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    My dog had to be put down at 11:30 this morning,

    I don't have anyone to really talk to about this. I don't know how to deal with it cause I have has her all my life she died at 18 and just I need someone to talk to.
    KatieLynnDilger KatieLynnDilger 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 1

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    My mom told me to let her outside.

    I sighed and put her outside.. I went to bed.... I woke up to my mom saying she's dead, I told mom I put her out side.. But she didn't let her back in... It's all my fault... I shouldn't of let her out... I wish I could just go back... Help me.. I can't stop crying now... (This...
    Hatemylifee Hatemylifee 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    Mr Cooper

    Unfortunately we had to put our beloved Cooper down yesterday 25/Nov/13. He was a bundle of fun and mischief. Always wanting to play with his ball or toys and digging up the plants we had freshly planted.He had a bark that would frighten any stranger away yet he was kind and warm...
    blackdiamond38 blackdiamond38 46-50, M 16 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    I lost my best bud I love

    so much his name is fegaro and the moment I found out he was missing I tried my best to find him I search the whole neighborhood even the streets but his not their and I will never forgive myself because I am the reason he was lost it happen when I was late for school I said...
    Empress14 Empress14 13-15, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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