I Miss My Dog

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    I put my little friend to sleep today.

    She was in her 17th year. I`m going to miss her so much. My heart hurts.
    61-65, M
    12 Responses Feb 5, 2016

    The first thing she did was bite me with those

    tiny daggers that are puppy teeth. It was also the second thing she did. And the third. For two weeks, I worried that I had chosen a vampire hound, an unmanageable frenzy of fur and fang. I was wrong. She was just teething and she wanted to sink her teeth into everything...
    GlassDog GlassDog
    6 Responses Nov 8, 2015

    My father had to put down my dog this morning.

    I wasn't able to be there, because I was on vacation, she had cancer. She was 6 years old, and a Great Pyrenees. I remember so many great things about her, she was an outside dog, she protected our cattle. So when I was little, anytime I for mad at anyone, I'd go outside...
    deleted deleted
    8 Responses Jun 26, 2015

    Paw Prints On The Heart......

      I miss you terribly my sweet baby.  Yes you with the funky fur!   You were never my pet and you always knew that.  You were my furry child and my best friend.  I miss playing ball with you, even if you didn't ever want to stop.  We got through your severe ball fixation...
    weekender1 weekender1
    51-55, F
    17 Responses Apr 9, 2012

    I Gave My Dog Away :(

    I recently gave my dog back to the humane society we got it from. I have been crying nonstop for a week. He had some problems that we got a trainer for, but nothing worked. I feel horrible. Anyone else had to give their dog away? I feel so sad and alone :(
    cherry27 cherry27
    26-30, F
    193 Responses Mar 27, 2008


    We brought Cola home 13 years ago. He was a very lively little Lab/Collie cross male pup. Dominant nature and VERY intelligent with it. As a Family we were a bit clueless about having a pet dog. He was really meant to be our youngest son, Andrew's pet.  It took a lot of of...
    Tartancollar Tartancollar
    19 Responses Mar 3, 2009

    My Golden!

    My lady Candace. I first met 'My Candace' when she was 7 weeks old. I was sitting on a lawn amongst 7 rollie pollie puppies and she waddled up to me and crawled on me. She chose me, I chose her! I picked her up 1 week later, and our life together began. We spent almost 11 years...
    NorthernMan1966 NorthernMan1966
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Nov 22, 2012

    Rest in peace Buster,

    I'll miss you my friend 😢
    Chiro98 Chiro98
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 29, 2015

    National Dog Day. Shout out to the best dog

    ever. I miss you boss. From your spotted tongue to your fox tail you were the greatest thing that ever happened to me.
    HISkip HISkip
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 26, 2015

    I have more than 3 dogs

    that passed due to old age,and miss them,yesterday morning while Im having a coffee,I saw a stray dog who keeps on running on the same block I felt like maybe the owner left him there intentionally and the poor dog is waiting for him,why would people do this to their companion...
    charmedangel1978 charmedangel1978
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Oct 29, 2015

    Leeloo My Light

    My bass player called me out of the blue asking if I wanted a dog. Thats how leeloo came into my life. The first thing she did when we met was lick my cheek and grunt in my ear. I would discover later that was one of her signs of contentment. I brought her home to my farm and she...
    SirSpectre SirSpectre
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Feb 8, 2013

    So I just gave up my dog yesterday do to the

    fact that I'm not at a point in my life where I want to be. I am struggling I work 40 hours a week and the fact that my dog has to be locked up for 8 hours bothered me.The relationship I have with that dog I cannot begin to describe to you. Our love for each other was...
    prettyeyes331 prettyeyes331
    26-30, F
    5 Responses May 16, 2014

    She passed away back in October.

    Her name was Emma, and she was German Shepherd/Collie mix. Maybe one of the dumbest dogs I've ever had, but I loved her. :)
    thecraziestpanda thecraziestpanda
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2016


    Cleo's birthday was the 16th of May. She's been gone two years and I still miss my sweet baby. She lost her battle to stomach cancer and went in her sleep. I came home to see her laying in the yard with her ear up like always when she's waiting on me, only this time when I...
    Bittersweetlace Bittersweetlace
    36-40, F
    May 18, 2013

    I just had to put my darling germanshepard to

    sleep , he was only 2 and a half , absolutely devastated , missing him soo much , just took him for a walk and he twisted his spine causing severe pain , can't get the image of my boy in that pain , anyone been through this 😢x
    mumof5x mumof5x
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Mar 16, 2014

    I had to put my dog down a few days ago.

    He was almost 17 and my earliest memory was picking him up from a farm and now he's gone and I'm glad it was peaceful and he's not in pain anymore but I miss him. The house feels to empty and I miss the sound of him running up the stairs to wake me up every morning. People...
    deardeers deardeers
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 5, 2015

    My dog got hit by a car

    and died last week. She was only 3 years old. It's so hard to think that she's gone. She was so full of life and wanted to do nothing but play all the time. And it was lovely when she always came to listen when I was playing piano. I just feel empty. I loved her so much. She...
    Alessyy Alessyy
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Oct 12, 2015

    Dogs actually. Ella, my youngest died on

    October 10. And I lost Mary in July. I got Mary when I was 22. I miss my girls.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 20, 2016

    I Am Crying My Heart Out To You Guys...

    I'm so depressed, I have had her for so long.She is getting put down on Tuesday at 4:30...I think I am going to go in and spend with her, her last moments.It is currently Monday, And I am due to see her in a few hours. We have been told to spoil her rotten and even that we can...
    TheSimpsons8 TheSimpsons8
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Apr 1, 2012

    Little Lulu

    I was talked into getting a dog so I thought about what dog I wanted I decided on a Yorkshire terrier so we went looking for yorkies I knew the moment I saw her all legs and fuzzy lol My mum said what about the other 1 and I said why not this 1 then the woman selling the puppies...
    bigboobs40G bigboobs40G
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Apr 25, 2013

    I had work 6am-2 today

    now class till 8pm and I miss my Cashy boy more than anything :( I wish my dog could text so I could see what he's up to lol
    LetsGetDogWeird LetsGetDogWeird
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 22, 2014

    My baby girl Sierra died this morning.

    She was only a year old. It hurts so much.
    Kaseirae14 Kaseirae14
    26-30, F
    4 Responses May 28, 2014

    Gracie may you rest in peace.

    You were the best friend anybody could ask for. You made me smile when I wanted to cry, you made me laugh when I was angry or frustrated, you comforted me when I was sad. It just won't be the same without you
    CanadianBunny CanadianBunny
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2015

    My baby girl, Ollie, passed away two days ago.

    Being forced to say goodbye to your best friend and family member of 13 years is heartbreaking. I know it is not realistic in the slightest, but I always wished for her to live as long as I did. I never wanted to be without her. She was one hell of a dog and friend. She stuck by...
    poisonIV poisonIV
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Nov 14, 2015

    I lost my dog a year ago this month.

    i rescued him and he lived to a nice old age of 14. he was my first dog, i never knew i could love a dog so deeply. he was an old soul, stoic and accepting. warm and mostly lazy, he listened to me and you dog people will know what i mean when I say he understood me and wanted...
    Justny Justny
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2016

    "They might only be a small part of your life

    but to them your they're whole world" <3 rest in peace Max
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 5, 2016

    I adopted him from the shelter

    but he rescued me.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 22, 2015

    Please come back... I miss seeing your smile,

    your happiness, your love. I miss seeing you sitting in front of the door waiting for food. I miss having you cuddled up with me when I was upset. I feel so lost without my best friend....
    ishigo ishigo
    18-21, M
    Jul 6, 2015

    Dogs are great. They love you always.

    They don't care if you're not perfect because you're perfect to them.
    katariffik katariffik
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2015

    Forced To Dress As A Baby Girl Again

    I went to my friends house and while we were sleeping I had a nightmare and wet the bed her mom was mad and made me dress in her little sisters clothes and a diaper and treated me like a baby girl all week. I had to sit in the bouncer the high chair was fed milk and baby food and...
    Aquasilvershadow Aquasilvershadow
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2011

    Love Knows Not It's Own Depth Until The Hour Of Separation.

    I hurt and you are there to comfort me. I whine and you are there to hold me. I don’t like when you are gone, but you always come home for me. You can find me in the same spot I was when you left, waiting. Waiting for you to come home to be with me. Your voice I...
    savanarain savanarain
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 30, 2011

    My dog died last Saturday night.

    She was 8.5 years old but I expected her to live a few more years. I only got her 3 years ago. The couple that owned her moved into a small apartment and she being a rottie cross weighed in at 120 lbs. Much to big for an apartment. I was apprehensive about getting a rottie. But...
    0hBrandie 0hBrandie
    41-45, M
    6 Responses Oct 24, 2014

    One of the saddest mornings of my life.

    A stray pup was ran over by a truck Sunday evening. The poor soul survived but his cries told the story of his immense pain. We were finally able to rescue him yesterday. But the vet told us that he'd have to be put down. His spine was broken and there was heavy internal...
    Sicknconfused Sicknconfused
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2014

    I miss my dog so much.

    She was my best friend and sister, who was always there for me through my tough times, loved me unconditionally and taught me so much about kindness and forgiveness. No dog can replace you, you were my number one and only one.
    Letmebee Letmebee
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2015

    Sebastian, you little bastard.

    It's been almost 10 years since you passed but I still miss you. You stood by me for 18 years. I could never own another dog again.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 4, 2014

    I miss your barks that would echo around the

    house and will truly frighten everyone, how we ran around the house and play, how you wait at the door whenever you see us coming, how you jump at us or lick us early in the morning, how you look at us whenever you did something bad and we're mad at you, how you behave whenever...
    shriie shriie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2015

    My dog had a heart attack at age 71/2.

    It was unexpected it happens two weeks ago. I gave him Cpr but he he snapped out off it but I had to drive to the vet by the time we reach there he pass. I miss him he calm me down during depression. Someone told me an animal takes your sickness away. The night before my chest...
    Valor303 Valor303
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 23, 2015

    Thank you everyone...

    I went to a shelter to look at dogs but couldn't see my self getting another just yet... Way to soon, I'm sure my other dog will be fine. However when I went to another shelter, they needed a foster parent for 7 puppies and their mother cause no one wanted the responsibility. So...
    Valor303 Valor303
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2015

    I am sure many many people can share my

    feelings. My dog died last year and I still miss him so so much. He was so wonderful. He was pure love and like a real sibling for me. It hurts that he isn't here anymore. (On the right is the new dog Larry.)
    Chloe1o Chloe1o
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 23, 2016

    Today is my precious baby girl's birthday.

    She was born August 18th 2000. So she'd be 15 today ! My parents picked me up from school early on October 31st 2000, told me I was getting shots. So I sulked the entire car ride until I realized we were in the middle of nowhere and they told me they had a surprise. So we arrive...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2015

    This is one of my precious memories of one of

    our puppies :) Unconditional love :)
    Chiscuit Chiscuit
    31-35, F
    Sep 4, 2014

    I just found out my dog dipper our family dog

    we've had forever it seems past away last night!!!! I miss him so much 💔💔💔 dipper had such a great personality such a friendly guy!! My heart is broken....
    Eloradanan98 Eloradanan98
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2015

    My dog is gone... I feel

    so empty. Every Time I try not to think about it, I think. So many things I had taught him in 10 years... But I'm sure I learnt more. I have so much on my mind that if I write down here I would write a book. I can't do anything without thinking about him. The worst thing that...
    lottiemendler lottiemendler
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2015

    Tragic Death Of Beloved Dog

    I've never posted anything on-line, but am doing so today in hopes of helping me address the severe pain I am feeling regarding the loss of a very special and central member of our family, our truly wonderful PT.   She died this past Friday, June 18 2010 in a horrible...
    VGN1 VGN1
    36-40, M
    9 Responses Jun 21, 2010

    I Miss My Boy, Shadow Soooo Much

    I'm very sad to say that Shadow, my best friend ever, and I mean EVER, had to be put to sleep yesterday morning (July 11, 2010).  Shadow was almost 15 years old, and was a Schipperke mix -- a very handsome fella.  I was lucky to have had him since he was a puppy.  ...
    FishKungfu FishKungfu
    6 Responses Jul 12, 2010


    Everyone thinks there dog is special, one of a kind. Well I'm here to tell you it's true, when you love a dog so much he becomes special. You may have the ugliest dog in the world, if he's yours, he's perfect and without flaw.  cocoa was a mini dachshund, she wasn't the...
    hamandegg hamandegg
    26-30, F
    3 Responses May 24, 2012

    I Miss My Dog...

    He was with me from birth, then I moved to a different country for education...I came back sometimes, and he would always run up to me with its tail wagging out of control. He never forgot me, and he was so important to me, knowing that I could always confide in him. Heck, there...
    Jan 18, 2013

    He Was My Best Friend

    I miss him so much.Brook was my best friend.I never forget him.We walked together we played together.I spend lots of time with him.I love him so much.Now he was not with me but his all memories are always with me.He was passed away 3 yrs ago by a truck accident.He was such a...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses May 15, 2013

    Our beloved Pooka is gone.

    She was 18 and not really a dog - she was smarter than most of my college students - she just wore a dog suit.... The house is empty yet she is still everywhere! Her hair, her toys, her many beds.... I can't even think about a new dog. To me that is like losing a child and...
    GreenDawg GreenDawg
    1 Response Feb 15, 2015

    Bruno The One And Only

    Today at 3:00 my dog had to go with a new family, he was only 5 weeks old. i never knew how attach i was to him until he was out the door. we had to give him away to a family that had space and time to care for him. the onething that makes me sad is when he's with the new family...
    wittykitty1234 wittykitty1234
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 29, 2013

    We had to put my dog down today!

    It was the worst thing of my life. I knew my parents were taking her into the vet and then when I got out of softball I was so happy and asked "is Shadow back home?" And they told me they already put her down :( I didn't even get to say goodbye! She was my everything and a part...
    kelsey9317 kelsey9317
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 17, 2014

    I know I already wrote about it

    but I miss her !! It's been 2 months without her and I feel number than ever I wasn't there when she passed and it's eating at me. I feel horrible and so alone ! No one understands, she was like me a part of me and now I'm not me without her . I really try to dream about her but...
    muffinpowers muffinpowers
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2014

    Two Months Ago...I

    Opened my eyes to a wonderful morning. Mom has gone off for work and dad was far in the states with my sister. Which left me the house for myself. I packed a few stuff to eat later. Pop tarts... gummies... bottles of water... The nearest beach was a bit far if you went by foot...
    TheemopandaX TheemopandaX
    18-21, F
    Jun 14, 2013

    it's been a year and I still cry a lot,

    He got hit by a car and I wish that I didn't watch him die, right in my arms and that I couldn't do anything to help him. he was my best friend, my bodyguard and the only capable of making me feel like I'm worth it, he taught me lots of things and most of all what...
    silviamj5 silviamj5
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 28, 2014

    I've had many dogs through my childhood

    and they were all Staff's. My dad always loved them kind of dogs and I grew up around them, so loved them a lot too. I an remember a few. •Tyson •Duke •Rocky •Lilly They are the ones I can remember and they're in order of when I had them. But I miss rocky the most...
    xItsChelsx xItsChelsx
    18-21, F
    Feb 20, 2014

    Duke, my fawn and black-masked boxer,

    was MY rescue. My soon to be ex-husband was using him as a way for him to not move forward. I had to make the decision for Duke to not be separated from Buster. I'm sure Duke is well-cared for...but I miss his presence very much.
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2015

    Tomorrow morning will be a year

    since my dog passed away, she was my best friend and I miss her bad.
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses May 28, 2015

    My beautiful Cooper was only 3 years old

    and I miss him more and more every day. He was such a beautiful and loyal soul. Trusted me with his whole heart, and would have done anything to protect me. I feel guilty for not being able to fix his behavioural issues before it was too late, but I hope he knows that I gave it...
    ChloeMaay ChloeMaay
    18-21, F
    Aug 7, 2014

    Had my 15yr old girl euthanised last Friday,

    she was on medication for arthritis and dementia but took a turn for the worst and the vet said she'd had a stroke so had no quality of life,so it had to be done for her sake,so even though it was the right thing it was still heartbreaking and all the family miss her 😞
    fergiepops fergiepops
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2015

    Bear black . . . I don't have any pictures of

    her to share other than those that are forever vivid in my mind. . Many years ago i had a dog. She was jet black darker than midnight, she had furs of silk that drapes divine body this Japanese sea dog. They have legends of these dogs in Japan for their outstanding loyalty and...
    Dreambuttterfly Dreambuttterfly
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 30, 2015
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