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Just got back from the vet. Super bummed, and now it is time to get ready for work.
Dammit rob, I'm sorry man.
Honestly it was more gut wrenching when we were asking my 4 year old if he wanted to say bye and explaining to him that she was sick.
Although his tears were more for the fact that we were not going to talk about getting a new dog yet....we still have the other one....i think she is trying to figure out where her buddy is
Sorry to hear that rob. Beautiful dog too.
Sorry dude, that really sucks. We had to put our family dog down last Feb. He was 16, had him since I was 9 years old. Never easy putting down a family pet.
"A good burn is like good sex. It's simple, to the point, and leaves your victim totally destroyed."--Kenny Drebsen
I'm so sorry Rob. This hits me particularly hard right now. You have my deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved family member.
Sorry to hear that Rob. It's always sad when a dog dies.
Sorry to hear, Rob.
I'm sure she was a loyal dog, Rob. She's in a better place where she doesn't have to be sick, and she's thinking of you.
I'll pour some out for Galaxy.
So sorry to hear of your loss. My vote would be to get another dog, especially if you have a youngster at home.
Looks like a beautiful dog. I'm really regretting the day I have to put down my little guys. Hopefully that won't be anytime soon.
That's tough my friend. I'm sorry too. I have been through that 4 times now. It never gets easy to say goodbye to your friends. Dog years go by too damned fast.
Before there was space or time there was rock and roll.
If we didnt have another one, we would probably be on our way to the humane society to adopt, but i think we decided to be a one dog home for a while.
It has been a rough day. Just got home from work, and it's been my first real chance to sit down since we left the vet, and i got the tears rollin'. Been a long day
Man, this stuff breaks my heart as dog lover.
Beautiful dog, Rob. Just beautiful, RIP Galaxy.
thanks guys....she has been sick for a while...we just thought it was her back legs that were bad, but she had some internal bleeding...lost about 6 pounds since she was to the vet last, a few months ago....yesterday she just was not wanting to get up...when she did she was wobbly. we were bringing her water and a little bit of food....and pretty much lifting her to the steps of the backyard....she lost a lot of muscle tone over the past couple months....pretty thin and boney. we thought it was just old age, but vet thought she had a tumor...but couldn't see anything on the xray because everything was clouded because of the internal bleeding. it was tough because she was alert as far as her mind, but she was in pain, and any course of action other than this would've just prolonged the inevitable.
i didn't think i would take it this hard, considering her age and how much she had gone downhill, and i didn't really break down when the vet gave her the shots to put her to sleep....i kind of did before we left the room when we said goodbye for the last time.
Sorry to hear bro, it breaks my heart every time some one loses a pet
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
I hate having a helpless feeling with my dog. Right now he is four, will be 5 in a couple months. About a couple years ago on a Saturday morning all of a sudden he lost his balance and wasn't responding, I had no idea what was going on. Turns out he was having a seizure, probably lasted about 3-5 minutes, not really sure how long. But as far as I know that was his first one, but that feeling I had was terrible, because there was absolutely nothing I could do for him to help him. Since then he has had some more, none as bad as that, or maybe about the same. Obviously not sure if he has ever had them when I am not home, but then around the beginning of the school year I was getting ready for work in the morning and he had a bad one aging, probably 10-15 minutes long, again just felt like crap, and I didn't want to leave him home alone. Called the vet and she told me we could get him on medicine. Well of course he was fine after that and didn't really think about it. Last Saturday I was at a party and my parents were watching him and my mom called me and told me he was having a seizure again, so of course I felt like absolute crap, and I didn't drive to the bar we were at, so I couldn't go to get him, not that it would have helped. But he ended up having that last for probably around an hour, my mom was getting ready to come pick me up so we could go to the vet, when she called back and said he had came out of it. We went Sunday morning and got him on medicine, I really hope it works, I felt so sick last Saturday until my mom told me he was doing better. I had told her to let me know when it got better and she wasn't getting a hold of me, very scary for me.
When I got back to see him after the party he was super excited to see me, and my mom said after he had come out of it, he kept walking to the top of the stairs and looking at the door like he was waiting for me.
Sorry for your loss, man. For those that don't know, my wife and I own a veterinary practice (she is the vet, I run the business). I have never gotten used to that aspect - the euthanasia. It is necessary and the right thing to do, but it sure isn't easy.
Life is hard. It's really hard if you're stupid.
Sorry for your loss.
i sure would hate to be the person that has to ask for the $$ from people who just have to do it.
when we left, the lady was like "i am sorry for your loss" and then gave us the total for the tests, xrays, and the euthanasia
Buck, hopefully the medicine helps out your dog.
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