Yesterday myself and my family had to put our 7 year old golden Labrador down.
It all happened the night before, at about 2am I woke up to the sound of howling and whimpering me and my mum walked out the backyard to find him laying in the dirt on his side howling and moving his legs, We didn't know what to do so we called the vet. Once we got him there he was really hot and the noises were getting worse, turns out he was having seizures really bad. The vet immediately tried to cool him down, as if they get too hot they will get brain damage. He also had a few shots of Valium to calm him down, bu tnothing was working. After about 3 hours the vet told us to go home and get some rest and she will run blood tests on him etc etc. The next morning we find out that it's a 98% chance of being a brain tumor. Although there were traces of human medication in his blood, which I find really odd because we have a 10 month old baby running around the house, we don't leave medication out at all. Anyway after all the medication they had given him he ended up in a coma, we decided we had to say good bye.

I'm really going to miss him tho, he was my best friend and was taken too soon, I really wish I had more time with him :(
Now when I go to feed my other dog I can't help but cry, she's a 15 year old Maltese x and she doesn't have a clue what's going on, He always did, he'd always be the first one scratching at the door. He'd always know when I was upset, he'd come over and nudge me with his wet nose as if to say "it's gonna be ok". He'd always sit at the glass sliding door waiting to get inside in the mornings, now nothing is there. His food bowl is still out there as is his water bowl, still full which he would always dig at to get the water all over him if it were full. He was just all around a good dog, didn't have a mean bone in his body.

He will be truly missed as he was a very loved member of this family.

Rest in peace Kye.
jemmakins jemmakins
1 Response Aug 27, 2010

I'm sorry for your loss, I lost my first beloved dog last year in May. Reading your story made me shed some tears, I miss my dog too even if it's been a year I still think of her every night. When I look up in the sky I wonder if she's there. I don't think I'll ever get over her. She was 15 and had oral cancer that spread to her nose and face.<br />
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When I'm having a bad day, she's no longer around to cheer me up it's hard not having her there, she was always there by my side ready to give me a hug and everything was fine.<br />
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It's nice to know that she loves me back compared to humans. She was all that I ever needed. Until I've rescued her, I didn't know love exist.