Loss of a Pet

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Postby sez752 on Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:50 pm

Couldnt find the old thread. Just had to put down my best friend of 13 years, Lucky. He was an awesome dog that changed a lot of people's view on pitbulls. His health declined suddenly over the past month. Stopped eating, begging, and playing. Didnt want to have him suffer anymore. I'll miss his smile the most. I love you Lucky dog.
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Postby earlgreytoast on Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:55 pm

Fuuuuuck. :cry: Sorry man. Rest in peace Luckyboy.
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Postby bulkhead72 on Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:05 pm

:( Sorry to hear. I am sure you gave Lucky a great life.
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Postby sez752 on Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:31 pm

Here's a link to a piece I asked Jay Ryan to do for my wife. Going to frame it with the paw prints when his remains come back. Will try a post a couple pics of him. Thank you for the kind words. I feel so numb right now.
http://expressobeans.com/public/detail. ... 911/272746
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Postby fallstaff on Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:01 pm

Sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is really tough.
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Postby iwokeinrelief on Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:45 am

So very sorry for your loss. Losing a pet hurts like hell.
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Postby Count on Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:55 am

Sorry to hear about your loss. Sounds like he had been a great friend.
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Postby DarkenedShrine on Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:55 am

Sorry to hear this, dude :(
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Postby iwokeinrelief on Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:59 am

Alluded to this in another thread, but since this thread is back I wanted to share.

Back around Christmas my ~10 year old lab lost most function in his back legs. He'd been diagnosed with hip displasia since he was about 6 months old and we noticed he tended to bunny hop his back two legs together when he wanted to move at speed. We took him to the vet, and they checked him out and said it was likely a further degeneration of his hip issue, to the point that he was likely experiencing direct nerve pain when he walked. We tried a couple different medications along with a pain medication and got him to where he could walk some - mostly just when he needed to go to out to the bathroom - and to where he wasn't crying when he moved. Over the next two months he spent a lot of time being pampered by me, my wife, and my two children; but he didn't move around much and he ate the same amount of food (hand fed by either myself or my wife); so we were concerned when he started to visibly lose weight. Blood work showed some oddities in his blood and urine, so two weeks ago I took him to a specialist for an ultrasound. Unfortunately they found a small mass in his spleen, along with two other large masses and visible fluid. They tapped the fluid and confirmed that he was bleeding internally; the vet said that we could perform surgery, but that it was almost certainly cancer, and he would likely live 3-6 months afterwards with chemo. My wife found someone to watch the children - it took a couple hours for her to come up, during which time I sat in a small room with his head in my lap and told him how much he was loved and how much he meant to all of us. My wife finally got there and we sat with him and comforted him through the end.

TLDR: I miss you Hugo; thank you for all you were.

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We've gone from three rescue dogs three years ago to just one - the one we've had for 11 years now. He's 14 years old, and moves slowly but still get daily walks and makes sure we're well protected from squirrels and pesky children walking in front of the house. We're all making sure he's loved on as much as possible, and spoiled for the time he has left.
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Postby wottagunn on Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:52 am

Sorry for your loss, sez and iwoke. It sucks.


And iwoke... That nearly made me tear up at work. Damn mate. I just asked my wife to read it and she has been crying now for 15 mins. We've got a black lab and can't even imagine the day.
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Postby iwokeinrelief on Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:14 am

Thanks Wotta. Everything goes away eventually; all we can do is hold close to those we love in the time we've got.
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Postby earlgreytoast on Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:08 am

iwokeinrelief wrote:Thanks Wotta. Everything goes away eventually; all we can do is hold close to those we love in the time we've got.


QFT.

RIP Hugo. That was tough to read woke, hang in there buddy.
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Postby sez752 on Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:48 pm

Thank you everyone for your condolences. It's been two days now and I cant stop crying. It started raining when he passed and it hasn't stopped either. I keep hoping this is just a bad dream and I'll wake up and see him staring back at me. He always snuck up in the bed and stole one of my pillows. I know it's not a dream though. I know he's gone, but it still hurts. I feel like Judas. I asked him if it was time and just stared back and licked my face. I got his collar and leash and led him to the car. His legs gave out and he fell down a few steps. He used to love the car, and he didnt want to get in. I had to lift him up and noticed he was lighter than usual. He got sick on the way there and he felt sorry for doing so. I just petted him and told him it's okay buddy. When I took him in they weighed him. I was shocked to see he only weighed 72lbs. He weighed 98lbs a month ago. I feel bad thinking I missed something. The world lost a good dog, and now my world seems depopulated.
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Postby sez752 on Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:59 pm

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Here are a couple pics of my Lucky. One is from our last roadtrip to Maine. The other was taken a few hours before he passed. I love you buddy.
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Postby ToolFanFromWayBack on Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:41 pm

My condolences. Keep strong knowing he had a good life and was loved very much.
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