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I Have Lost a Beloved Pet

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    Today I had to say goodbye to my 18 year old

    cat,after 16 nice years together it was his time to go.I know,it's just a cat but still,he was after my wife and parents the one who I shared the longest one roof with.It's not to compare to the real drama's of life,but even then,I will miss that ll guy,but life goes on...
    kingkyrie kingkyrie 51-55, M 6 Responses Aug 24, 2015

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    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 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 4, 2015

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    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 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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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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    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 23 Responses Jan 25, 2009

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    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

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    I lost my kitty cat. Anyone out there seen her?

    She's about 5ft 6in. Has blonde hair, blue eyes. she has a tattoo of a rose on her left buttock. OOPS , sorry, that's my girlfriend.
    HELLRAZOR10 HELLRAZOR10 36-40, M Sep 17, 2015

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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 4 Responses Mar 30, 2015

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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...
    Michtq Michtq 26-30, F 9 Responses Apr 1, 2015

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    My favorite pet that I've ever had was a

    bullmastiff named king, I had him for 7 years and we rescued him.5 years ago my little brother was born and my mom thought that king would attack him, since he was a very protective dog. She ended up putting him Down and I cried. But he was probably better off dead since his...
    maybemeansno maybemeansno 16-17, F Sep 12, 2015

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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 8 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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    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 26-30 7 Responses Apr 10, 2015

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    I lost him this summer.

    I doubt I will get a new pet. I need to just mourn him for now.
    JRPM JRPM 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 4, 2015

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    Burying my Coconut today.

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

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    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

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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    He was put down yesterday.

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

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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 4 Responses May 23, 2014

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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 10 Responses Jan 24, 2015

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    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 12 Responses Sep 22, 2015

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    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 51-55, M 15 Responses 4 days ago

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    Not literally lost her.

    She passed away. She was the apple in my eye. I love her like God loves us all. She was a very sweet little pup. Always sleeping my belly. In my warmth. For her I used to sleep on the floor as she'd always come and sleep curling near me. She was a sweet baby. Once she grew up...
    Abi936 Abi936 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 24, 2015

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    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 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    BUCK my friend and CONSTANT companion

    for over12 years.... has moved on. I am wounded. *TEARS*
    TEMPOLTON TEMPOLTON 41-45, M 10 Responses Jun 9, 2015

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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 23 Responses Jun 24, 2012

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    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 1 Response Dec 13, 2015

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    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 10 Responses Dec 8, 2015

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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 5 Responses Jan 1, 2015

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    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 20 Responses Apr 11, 2015

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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 7 Responses May 5, 2014

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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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    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

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    Burying my Coconut today.

    ... Made a little coffin box for him haha
    ragd0ll ragd0ll 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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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 14 Responses Apr 18, 2015

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    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...
    kalexis kalexis 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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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 11 Responses Jan 9, 2015

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    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

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    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 3 Responses Nov 19, 2015

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    Sam is giving up. Doesn't drink from his bowl

    anymore. We had to use spoon or a baby bottle just for him to drink. He didn't chew his food tonight. Just keeps on pushing his food out of his mouth. Even when we use baby bottles to make him drink he pulls away from it. I don't ******* know what to do anymore. Its still...
    areYoureallyhere areYoureallyhere 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 24, 2015

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    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

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    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...
    JamesLamar JamesLamar 61-65, M Sep 30, 2015

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    My Great Pyrenees, named Cucciolo,

    was the first pet I ever owned. When he died, I felt like a part of me died with him. He wasn't put down, he didn't seem to be in any sort of pain as he got older, so what we decided was to let him go naturally, and the things I took comfort in was that he lived a good life, and...
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 12, 2015

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    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 41-45, F 13 Responses May 8, 2015

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    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 3 Responses Dec 10, 2015

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