I Have Lost a Beloved Pet

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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
    12 Responses Feb 4, 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

    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

    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


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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'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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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


    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
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2014

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    BUCK my friend and CONSTANT companion

    for over12 years.... has moved on. I am wounded. *TEARS*
    41-45, M
    7 Responses Jun 9, 2015
    hashbrown20 hashbrown20
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 26, 2015

    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

    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
    4 Responses Aug 18, 2015

    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
    23 Responses Dec 18, 2009


    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

    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
    funlecy1 funlecy1
    51-55, F
    1 Response Oct 15, 2014

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Jun 27, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Jan 27, 2012

    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
    8 Responses Aug 21, 2013


    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

    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
    6 Responses Sep 29, 2013

    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
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jan 2, 2014

    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
    61-65, F
    1 Response Apr 12, 2013

    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...
    deleted deleted
    10 Responses Jun 29, 2014

    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
    1 Response Jun 26, 2014

    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
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2014

    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, 2015

    Logan would have been 10 years old on 4/20

    Easter Sunday. Not a day goes by that I don't miss him and I am so grateful to have been a mom to my big boy who shared his character with me and returned my love.
    horizon32 horizon32
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 24, 2014

    Tonight my beloved cat,

    Dunkin, was sent to heaven to be with his sister. You were a good boy everyday of your life. You will be with me forever my baby.
    funlecy1 funlecy1
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Oct 11, 2014

    Just wanted to apologize

    for not answering most of my messages this past week. Very sad about the loss of Dunkin and haven't been in a chatty mood. Don't give up on me, I will come around.
    funlecy1 funlecy1
    51-55, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2014

    Today marks the second anniversary of

    when my cat Sam passed away. He died on October 30, 2012 the day before Halloween night. It was a rainy night when we drove over to the Animal hospital that was not that far away from us. I had this gut awful feeling in the pit of my stomach that this would be the last time we...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 30, 2014

    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

    My cat Armand ran away two months ago.

    . . we still haven't found him. I really miss him; he loved to cuddle.
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Oct 11, 2014

    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
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Mar 24, 2015

    On April 21 2015 we lost our pit bull Atti,

    she fell into our pool, we think that she killed herself because she had a mini stroke a month ago and it messed up the right side of her body. But she's in a better place now :-(. She was eight and a half years old.
    traebramlett traebramlett
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 23, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Aug 4, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2015

    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
    11 Responses Mar 13, 2009
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