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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 16-17, F 1 Response 14 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 10 Responses Jun 29, 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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    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 2 Responses Apr 12, 2013

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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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    8 months ago I had to put my dog,

    Uie, to sleep. He developed sudden onset renal failure with no apparent cause. 3 months later our dog, Buddy, had to be put to sleep because of cancer. Uie's death has affected me more than Buddy's because we found out Buddy had an inoperable tumor for 15 months prior. So, we...
    fedupwithallofthem fedupwithallofthem 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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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 7 Responses Feb 22

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    ibelieveinyou ibelieveinyou 16-17, F 6 Responses Jan 15

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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 14 Responses Jan 24

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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 2 Responses Mar 15

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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 17 Responses Jan 9

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    I had a cat and his name was miwi.

    I loved him so fu3kin much. He had went through so much ; he had countless fights, medical struggles, he even had an accident where his spine was broken. We had to keep him in our garage with a funnel around his neck for a month and amazingly he healed and he was able to walk...
    Thefightingangel Thefightingangel 22-25, M Dec 24, 2014

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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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    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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    Three hours of chiseling through the frozen

    earth and it is finished. Henry will rest for eternity at the old farm alongside others who carry the title of Man's Best Friend. Always a sad affair and as I pack the loose dirt and place a wooden cross of sticks at the head of his grave. Pausing I whisper ....... "Rest In...
    whitepine1 whitepine1 51-55, M 8 Responses 3 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 3 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    funlecy1 funlecy1 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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    Jennyank Jennyank 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 4

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    I lost my cat to a deadly virus this week

    and I buried him but an animal desecrated his grave. I don't have anyone to talk to because I don't want to burden anyone with my sorrow too much. For many years now, he was my only companion and I secretly loved him even more than my Husband, who I see very rarely and haven't...
    DubsChemGirl DubsChemGirl 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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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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    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 5 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    Dear Sadie,Knowing you,

    you've probably already forgiven me even though I haven't forgiven myself. But everyday I miss you. And when I think of you, I have warm, happy memories, but then I think about how I never got the chance to say goodbye to you...it just tears me apart.I'm sorry that I trusted the...
    misspoke misspoke 26-30 1 Response Jun 26, 2014

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    Cat died 2000-2015 Pretty good

    for an outside cat
    userabc123 userabc123 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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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...
    grumpykittie13 grumpykittie13 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    She was like family she listened to me she

    would sleep with me she was the only one who understood me.. She died today She was my cat I loved her when she died I thought my mom was joking when I accepted she was not joking I broke down in tears I went to my room and didn't want anyone to bother me my mom came in and sat...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 25

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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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    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 1 Response Dec 1, 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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    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 24 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    rachel96826 rachel96826 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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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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    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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    In 2009 I found a craigslist posting

    for a male 5-6 year old cat named Cain. I'd just gotten my first place of my own and was excited to share it with a kitty friend. He ended up renaming himself Ely and we were best friends. This past October, out of nowhere, he just started getting sick all the time and I took...
    WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    hasinalady hasinalady 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    When my guy threw me out,

    he also gave my beloved pets away. I don't know where they are. I don't understand people very well I guess.
    Dhyanayoga Dhyanayoga 51-55, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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 46-50, F 9 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    His name was Max but I always called him my

    Maxy. My uncle gave him to me cuz my cousins were treating him badly, poor thing. He was a black and white terrier x. I love that dog so much. It's been three years since he died. He got out of the gate and ran off into the streets. I noticed and my brothers and I tried to...