I Have Lost a Beloved Pet

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    Burying my Coconut today.

    ... Made a little coffin box for him haha
    ragd0ll ragd0ll
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2015

    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
    10 Responses Oct 15, 2013

    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
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Jan 1, 2015

    Why do my cats keep running away?

    Do they hate me or something?
    rockinsox22 rockinsox22
    70+, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2016


    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
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Nov 24, 2013

    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, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Sep 17, 2014

    You were my main ingredient

    for the last seven years. You seasoned my life with the way you were. The way you would dance on your hind legs when you begged, or the way you would place your little snout between your paws and look up at me from my lap with your eyes big and round like a baby harp seal. It...
    puck61 puck61
    56-60, M
    12 Responses Feb 4, 2016

    Her name was Taco-Mutt

    and she was a Dachshund-Cocker mix. Sounds like a strange combination but she was adorable, looked like a pup until the day she died. One of Taco-Mutt's favorite things to do was take a walk. She insisted on walking every evening all over the neighborhood. Then one day when...
    ihatfff ihatfff
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Dec 31, 2015

    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
    10 Responses Apr 18, 2015

    This one is hard to write about

    and I've been putting off doing it. A few years back I had a boxer mix named Patches and a little rat terrier named Annie, who was ironically named Patches when I got her, that however could not stand because there was only one Patches. As the years passes and both dogs became...
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 23, 2015

    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
    4 Responses May 23, 2014

    About a month or so ago,

    my dog, Bugsy, passed away. I miss him so much, I had him for about 12 years. When my mother died, my father got my sister and me a puppy, in hopes it would bring a little happiness to our lives during such a tough time. Bugsy has brought me many laughs, and whenever I needed...
    alexiskay alexiskay
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 1, 2016

    For all the people out there

    who have loved and lost a pet, please remember that the time you had together and the love you shared is everlasting. I'm not religious, but I believe that the ability to unconditionally love an animal and be loved back by him or her is sacred. One day, we will cross the...
    SkylarTaylor SkylarTaylor
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2015
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    2 Responses Sep 26, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Jan 9, 2015

    I lost him this summer.

    I doubt I will get a new pet. I need to just mourn him for now.
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 4, 2015


    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
    7 Responses Aug 2, 2013

    When I was young my mother was a veterinarian.

    Always bringing animals no one wanted to my grandparents house where I lived. A couple once brought in a prize winning breeding, and show dog. They wanted my mother to euthanize her. She wasn't even 2 yrs old. Nearly 200 lbs of beautiful tan Old English Mastiff. She had some...
    MrsJBrown MrsJBrown
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 20, 2015

    I've lost quite a few beloved pets due to

    different reasons (old age, accidents, birthing complications) but they never leave my heart. I consider my pets family, not just an animal. Even though pets will always come and go in my life, I never forget the joy that each one has brought me.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 22, 2016

    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
    6 Responses May 5, 2014

    Burying my Coconut today.

    ... Made a little coffin box for him haha
    ragd0ll ragd0ll
    18-21, F
    Dec 11, 2015

    My 7 year old cat never came home

    for a few days. I believe she went away to die. I'm so sad.
    oldgal70s oldgal70s
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    My beloved Buster. aka Bussey,

    Mr. B, Bus We adopted him in 2001 from our local humane society. He was a black lab/pit bull mix. He was the most loving, gentle, sweet natured dog. He and my son sort of grew up together, and honestly, if Bus could've done even a fraction of what my son tried to blame on him...
    CurvesandClass CurvesandClass
    46-50, F
    8 Responses May 8, 2015

    For those who lost a pet i feel your pain i

    lost 2 cats i love and 3 birds.i am deeply sad i lost my cat yesterday she died.and my other cat died like about 11 years ago they both was old i can not get my kitty out my head i was with her during her final hours and help her out and get her more comfortable get her water...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 18, 2016

    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...
    deleted deleted
    21 Responses Jan 25, 2009

    i made short film for my baby.

    . i love him so much more than anybody. no spare for my baby if you loved them as a family best friend,you know what i'm saying.. please watch this video. thank you for reading.. https://youtu.be/_9XuflnWqfo
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Apr 2, 2016

    I can't love anybody the way i loved my baby

    and still forever. To anyone who say ''just get new one'' Hey they are not toy or fashion acceceries,they are not your hug pillow. If you die,nobody can you,no spare for that loss. Animals are same..i never loved my baby call PET. He was my son,little baby,best friend,and...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Mar 27, 2016

    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...
    Michtq Michtq
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Apr 1, 2015

    Well I just got out of bed to finding my baby

    Hughey dead. He was ate up by the coyotes. He was the sweetest friendliest dog. We had, had him for 12yrs. Hughey we love u and you'll always be apart of our hearts! RIP my baby!
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel
    31-35, F
    15 Responses Apr 11, 2015

    He was put down yesterday.

    I miss him so much:(
    LookingForGuidance LookingForGuidance
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 5, 2015

    This is my beloved Bella,

    she lost her life at midnight last night 29/9/2015. She was 16 years old. She lived with us in all time with happy and sorrow times. She was suffering from seizure but was always giving her the medicine so she have least seizure. She was happy as always spoiled from all of us...
    sensitiveguy36 sensitiveguy36
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Oct 19, 2009

    We sent our 15 yo yellow lab Cleo off to the

    rainbow bridge yesterday afternoon I hope she finds her sister sassy waiting on the other side!
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire
    61-65, T
    6 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Jan 24, 2015

    my dog was stolen and I told my boyfriend

    that I was going to go look for him and he said he wouldn't go look. should I be upset with him? he sounded so heartless
    multipleReasons multipleReasons
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Feb 5, 2016

    BUCK my friend and CONSTANT companion

    for over12 years.... has moved on. I am wounded. *TEARS*
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Jun 9, 2015

    a couple of weeks ago.

    . I lost my Mimi. I noticed she was getting weak and acting weird but I thought it's not a big deal.She was old but I didn't want to admit that to myself. on that day I was very busy and I was gone all day... she waited just for me to come home. I took her in my hand I felt her...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Apr 10, 2015


    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

    I lost my 10 year old Sheltie to cancer last

    week. This has been the hardest week of my life. At least the vet told me she did not suffer. The last couple of years she had urinary tract infection (UTI) once a year. That is what I though was wrong with her this time. I though I would take her over, he would keep her...
    midwesternguy1 midwesternguy1
    66-70, M
    Mar 10, 2016

    Oscar...For Love About three years ago I was

    working with a woman who had alzheimers and a broken hip. She lived in a lovely beach home, and she had found a cat who had been abandoned, crying in the beach house next door. He was so shy...so scared of all the people coming in to care for his "Mom", that she was amazed when...
    Rolle2323 Rolle2323
    61-65, F
    Jan 24, 2016

    It happened on August 20th,

    and it feels farther away, but. Anytime i think about that day I can't get her out of my mind. On July 4th, my step dad came back from the grocery store and said he had heard a kitten in the bushes there. so I said, lets go get it! So we went there and after chasing the little...
    Tarahkins Tarahkins
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 22, 2015
    ragd0ll ragd0ll
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2015

    5 years ago, I was married

    and had 3 dogs. The older 2 died in 2012 and 2013, and now my youngest, "Katie," has rapidly advancing bone cancer, and each day I have to decide whether it will be her last. It tears me up that she she's never gotten mean, and always gave me her unconditional love. Since I...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Mar 1, 2016

    Aww, I had 3 sweet parakeets

    and I miss them all. They would do things like eat spaghetti and turkey, dance, imitate various sounds, and were just generally sweet. One would always drink out of the birdbath and then bathe in his drinking water, haha. They all had fun personalities and were good pets.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2015

    Dear Barkley, First off,

    I want to apologize for all of the times I've gotten upset with you for your gas or something stupid. I know you couldn't help it honey. If only we would have known sooner, if only we were there with you last night. I know things may seem confusing right now but trust me, things...
    chasetheweirdo8 chasetheweirdo8
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Jun 4, 2015

    She's not technically my cat - she's my

    landlady's - but I've known her for years, taken care of her whenever my landlady goes out of town for a while. I don't think I completely realized it until we found out that she was sick a couple of days ago, but I've realized that she's my cat too. It's not a decision I made...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Oct 31, 2014

    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
    4 Responses Mar 30, 2015

    I lost one of my rats tonight.

    I know they're not most people's idea of pet, but I love them just as much as any dog or cat. I'm sad that she's gone but also upset for her sister too. Leelah is very aggressive with any rat but her litter mate, so now she's alone. My daughter keeps asking where's Z, where's Z...
    Vaultgirl42 Vaultgirl42
    26-30, F
    Dec 13, 2015

    Brody. He was the best dog a girl could ask for.

    My baby and best friend. Its been about 4 years and I still miss him </3 Hopefully I'll see him in heavan :)
    christy0909 christy0909
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    When I was a child, between the ages of 10 to

    17, my father felt we needed a dog to watch the house, to protect the family, in case. He went out and bought us (he thought) a pretty black tiny, two hands full, little mixed German Shepard puppy. When later checking, the mother was 1/4 boxer and the father 1/2 wolf. As our...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 30, 2015

    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


    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
    21 Responses Jun 24, 2012

    Just when things were looking up,

    I found out that my oldest hamster Coconut has passed away. What made it more upsetting was the fact that his eyes were open, his black empty eyes glaring at me... His stiff lifeless body... I hate the feeling of dead rodents... Especially when it comes to disposing them...
    ragd0ll ragd0ll
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    Been some weeks or a week

    or a month (not sure) since I lost Assassino, my kitty. It's always hard to face the aftermath of losing something you loved and had there so suddenly. I'm not writing this to gain sympathy, no. I was just listening to "Wish you were here" so I started thinking of all the pets I...
    Theanonymuswimp Theanonymuswimp
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    I lost my dear friend feridiand part sheepdog

    of 15yrs he died in my arms before he past over i yelled out dont you die on me he got up all 110pounds of him & seemed to say ok but we both knew mainly me that i had to let him go its been 4 months & i still cant go touch his harness or set out his earn with his ashes i mainly...
    Sonyapotocki Sonyapotocki
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Dec 12, 2015
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