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    Rough day at the vet
    Today is a very rough day for the family. We got back from the vet, and our oldest dog, Bear (my buddy for 14 years) is too sick and in too much pain to go on, so we have elected to euthanize him so that he is no longer isuffering.

    I am posting this for a few reasons.

    1. I just needed to get it out and...

    2. I wanted to share the fact that if you are ever in this position, and I know it happens a lot, I've been through my share of pets being an animal lover. But, if you are faced with this situation, know that you can ask your vet to come to your home and conduct the procedure so that you have a chance to say goodbye and your dear friend can go to sleep in their home with you close by.

    It will be a very sad night tonight at our home, but we are so glad and appreciative that the family will be coming by to say their goodbyes and give our old friend one last pat, hug, kiss.
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    The Seal of Aproval rematt's Avatar
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    Danay I'm so sorry for your family. It's not easy to lose a friend, I know you'll miss Bear.

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    So sorry to hear about this. Having been there, we know you are doing the right thing, and Bear, in his heart, will thank you.
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    I am so so sorry for you, it's an absolutely terrible thing to go through. The only thing that is of consolation is that he's not in pain nor suffering anymore. Big ((((HUG)))).
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    Only somebody who has had a pet can understand what you are going through.
    Sorry for your loss.
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    Danay,

    I'm so sorry you have to go through this. I can't imagine what it would be like, to lose a pet after 14 years. The thing that will pull you through is what AffiliateHound and Haiko said, in the end he won't be suffering anymore.
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    Thank you all for the replies rematt, AffiliateHound, Haiko, Jason, sunnypie. Haiko, I needed that hug, so thanks a mil
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    I am so sorry for your loss.
    We lost our Guinness on September 21, 2008. It was the hardest thing I think I have ever had to go through...
    If Bear could speak, he would thank you for your compassion and love.
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    Sorry to read about this..stay strong danay.

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    This kind of thing would bring even the toughest meanest guy to tears. I hate having to do that to a beloved pet.
    Sorry to hear that you had to do that.

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    I'm so sorry Danay. You did the merciful, kind thing. If only someone could figure out a way to extend our pets' lifespans. I think we love them even more knowing how brief a time we have with them.

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    I'm so, so sorry for your loss. Brought up memories of my own doggie who I lost almost 4 years ago and I still miss him.
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    Our thoughts are with you and your special pet!

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    Am very, very sorry too. Have gone thru this too so now how difficult it is. Can only say same as what the others have said. Very, very sorry for you and your family. You are doing the best thing for your doggie, tho. My 2 doggies and kitty (and a whole lotta other critters too many to name) will become his best buddies in doggie and other animal heaven, so he won't be lonely.

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    danay, big hug to you and a kiss to Bear. He will rest peacefully and sorry that he has to go. take care.

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    Danay,

    How lucky Bear has been to have you and your family to love and care for him as you do.

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    Awwww Danay - so sorry. :-(

    We all feel your pain. AS painful as reading this is, I'm glad you shared Bear with us. He deserves the honor.
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    So sorry to hear about this. Bear had a good family that loved him enough to let him go. A very hard thing to do.

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    You and Bear are in my prayers.

    I have four dogs ( chihuahuas (sp), Lab and a Husky.

    That are family and close to my heart.

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    i'm very sorry for your loss. He will rest in peace. i can imagine how difficult it is... I had a doggie who i lost 2 years ago and he was 17... Sorry for your loss again...
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    Hi All, thank you soooooo much for your posts. Reading them made me smile. The fam and I thank you all very very much.

    It was the only choice, his last year was a challenging one with a lot of medical issues due to age, but we took care of them all as long as he was ok and had quality of life. This one, a tumor that had grown and spread was no longer controllable to the point that he could be comfy. He was in too much pain, it was time.

    The whole family got to come over and say goodbye and he passed in my arms last night while I got to tell him how much I loved him and appreciated the joy and friendship he brought to us all. He's been my buddy since I was 20. Was with me through school, marriage, children, career, you name it. I couldn't have asked for a better experience during such a trying time. So, while very sad, I am incredibly grateful he was mine.
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    Wish I could say something to help you feel better cos know how sad you are now. Please try to maybe just think you gave him the best possible life a doggie could ever have and he knew every moment how much you all loved him. He's not suffering anymore now at all. Pssst...he can still watch all of you from up there so he's still happy and watching over all of you, too.

    Know it doesn't help but big hug to your entire family and honest. I have been thru this and altho it doesn't seem so now, you'll be able to look at his pictures one day and smile with no tears. Hope that day comes extra soon for all of you.

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