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I Have Lost a Beloved Pet

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    I don't know just how much a fish in a tank can

    be a "beloved" pet, but "Polly", our parrot fish had been with us close to 15 years when she died just a little while ago. At least I hope she's dead by now. In the lats few days we noticed she didn't seem to be eating her pellets, and last night when I looked at her she seemed...
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 6 Responses Aug 15

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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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    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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    In the last story I wrote you heard about my 16

    year old Min Pin named Minnie. On July 13th. she passed away after 8hours of cesure/tremors. I was away at my grandparents at the time. She waited for me to leave. I miss her so much. My parents have talked to me about it, and now we will be getting a new puppy. Her name is...
    ZoeVoci ZoeVoci 13-15, F Aug 13

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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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    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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    Three summers ago I lost my family dog.

    She was the sweetest and funniest yellow lab in the world. She loved everybody and was such a gentle creature. She also loved food and exploring which was the only time she got in trouble. She could be scary when it came to her favorite food. She could also be hilariously...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M Jul 17

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    Merry died 1 year ago.

    She was 2 years old and semi-feral. I had to leave her for a while. While I was gone, she attacked someone and she was put to sleep. I came back looking for her. They said that they euthanized her. Then they cremated her in a mass cremation. I dont know where her ashes were put...
    Acebo Acebo 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I lost a very dear cat 4 years ago in a house

    fire. I was so upset and that sent me into deppretion for a long time. I always think I could have saved her but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 17

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    She wasnt on a leash

    and no name tag. I lost one of my most beloved pet. She was such an obedient and desired thing for me
    SunshineDom SunshineDom 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 26

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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 4 Responses May 28

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    Once when I was really young,

    probably first grade, my cat Tiger had kittens. They were so adorable and I loved them all. But immediately I took a liking to this one that I named Curly. We were going to give all the other kittens away but curly was the one I wanted to keep. Curly could fit in the palm of...
    L928 L928 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    I have just lost my pet rabbit yesterday

    evening, and the grief is unbearable. I've had her for 3 years, she was adopted from the local humane society. I loved Bella so very much. I can't seem to find anybody who understands how horrendous I truly feel. Bella died in my arms on the way to the vet. I cried and cried and...
    Mon35 Mon35 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 23

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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

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    So, my turtle Soup died tonight.

    He was pretty ******* amazing. The very first week of having him, I had him trained. You could cuddle him like you would any other pet. He would eat from your hand, he loved to be petted. He's pretty great. I'll miss him so much. I feel like there's something I should've done...
    Apostasies Apostasies 18-21, F 9 Responses Jun 27

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    I've lost a few of them.

    Boots, the first cat I ever knew, died of feline Leukemia when I was 3. Then there was Pat Cat. She got hit by a car when I was 7. Then the first dog I ever had, the first pet that was officially mine, died of a heart attack in 2010. I don't have good luck with pets :(
    pag089 pag089 26-30, M Aug 10

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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 7 Responses Aug 24

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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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    I am so hurt and feel

    so alone. my kitty became very I'll this past few days and I couldn't get her to eat and only would drink a little bit. I was very worried because she lost weight so quickly and was not wanting to be on me like she always did. people told me it was probably the heat and she...
    gawgaw4boo gawgaw4boo 51-55, F 6 Responses Jul 1

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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

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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 4 Responses Feb 22

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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

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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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    I am so devastated. My husband

    and I were just talking about how we love our birdies so much. We have owned two previous birds, Ringo (Quaker), Maya (African Ringneck) which passed away. We now have Rocky (Quaker), Bam-Bam (Quaker), Pawley (Jenday Conure), Georgie (Green Cheeked Conure). I just mentioned a...
    ConureLove1 ConureLove1 56-60, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My rabbit was 11,5 years old

    when he died last year. A lot of people find it ok to be upset about a rabbit's death when you are still a child, but they couldn't understand why I, 18 years old, felt so terrible. If it's a cat or a dog, fine, but a rabbit...? No, they don't get it. He was my medicine. I love...
    Annelina Annelina 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 18

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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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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    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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    My long haired tortoiseshell cat 🐱 hadn't

    been very well over the last few weeks... It started about 4 weeks ago...she seemed unable to jump up onto the sofa, something she always did... Then one morning...she always come upstairs when I had my morning wash...she struggled to get up the stairs...she actually got stuck...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 7 Responses Aug 4

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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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    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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    they took my cat away from me.

    ........ he was my life basically .......... so they took my life from me..
    kazzicat kazzicat 13-15, F 2 Responses May 23

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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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    It doesn't matter if they have fur,

    feathers or scales. These creatures with their o so short lifespans find their way into our hearts and we cherish them as we cherish our children. Don't listen to the ignorant people who say "it's only a dog/a cat/a bird/a fish" and "you can always get another one". Our pets...
    Dodger30y2k Dodger30y2k 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    RIP Nip you are gone from this world

    and even though i have a new puppy Poppy you are still my first and you will never be forgotten especially buy that vet who still has a mark on his hand where you bite him lol
    CandiceAllcoxx CandiceAllcoxx 26-30, T 4 Responses Jul 2

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    Maybe some things just aren't meant to be.

    My friend found a 7-9 week old abandoned kitten that was going to be put to sleep at the army reserves she was at. The poor little thing was completely malnourished. She went on vacation, so we were taking care of him. We noticed that his stomach was potbellied and thought it...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    HONAW HONAW 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 26

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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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    His Last Gift My orange kitty,

    whom I will call K here, died after having had him for 11 years last year on June 9th. It's only now that I hope to be able to write about him without breaking down, although I still miss him very much. His troubles had begun many months earlier. I knew that something was very...
    bitabyss bitabyss 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 12

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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 8 Responses Sep 17, 2014

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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 3 Responses Aug 4

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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

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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 13 Responses Apr 1

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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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