Off Topic Dogs.....they break your bloody heart.

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  1. Snaggletooth

    Snaggletooth Well-Known Member

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    Lost one of mine tonight, my 14 year old Cocker Spaniel, Murphy.
    Took ill a week or so ago, and went downhill rapidly. Third visit to the vets tonight and looks like he's had a brain haemorrhage/stroke.
    Feel terrible, but left with no choice really, held him while he drifted off.
    I'm in absolute ****ing bits....
    Goodnight little man....
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  2. Comfy

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    Sorry for your loss mate, I don't have a dog but they're part of your family and certainly a miss when they've gone.
    RIP to Murphy
     
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  3. gelders pie

    gelders pie Well-Known Member

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    Gut wrenching, feel for you- I'm sure he appreciates that he had a great life with you
     
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  4. SAFCDRUM

    SAFCDRUM Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for your loss mate. Animals such a massive part of the family.
     
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    Somebodys pinched my sombrero Well-Known Member

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    Had to put my springer down a few years ago. Dreadful time, I feel your pain.
     
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  6. Chunksafc

    Chunksafc Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for your loss mate, had to put our boy to sleep 6 months ago and I miss him terribly
     
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  7. Norman Stanley Fletcher

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    I know what you’re going through and it’s a horrible empty feeling - but just remember the 14 years of happiness Murphy brought you. I’ve lost a few dogs over the years and it is a very painful time. We’ve got a Boxer now and he’s only 3 but already I’m dreading the day he isn’t here. Stupid isn’t it!
    Keep your chin up!
     
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  8. Nig

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    Had it over years and here I am with two old dogs dreading the moment mate.
    Not nice, part of the family.
    All the best.
     
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  9. Bullet tooth Tony

    Bullet tooth Tony Well-Known Member

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    Lost this boy a while ago still hurts now, but remember the great times we had. Border collie more intelligent than me.
     
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  10. Nig

    Nig Well-Known Member

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    Old saying mate.
    "Better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all".
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  11. Brainman

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    Lost ours over a year ago. It took a few months to get over it.
    But knowing she had a great life helped.
    We now have another rescue greyhound and she’s becoming a part of the family day by day.
     
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    Had to do the same thing with my staff a couple of years ago, held her as she passed on. Horrible thing to have to do. She's buried in the garden and I often have a chat with her when I'm out there and I'm always careful not to stand on her when I'm cutting the grass. Of course it gets easier with time but it still affects me a bit.

    Sorry for your loss mate.
     
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  13. Mr 55p

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    Never had a dog. This the main reason. I would be an emotional mess.
     
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    Never had a dog but a cat for 17 years she had fits and that was it, one cat went missing never saw her again, our last was 11 when she died, cannot get another pet for that reason of sorrow.
     
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    Makemstine Roger Well-Known Member

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    in my life time to now i have had 3 dogs pass on, the last one was such a heart wrencher i have not had another, however not working now so thinking about giving one in the stray kennels a hope and home, so sad for your loss mate, its brought a lump to my throat the memories it brought back of my old faithfull
     
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  16. Draig

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    Dogs, the only animal who loves something more than itself; you!

    I feel for your loss marra! Lost one at the start of December four years back and it was the worst Christmas ever. Decided I couldn't live without a dog and couldn’t go through the loss off a dog like that again, so we went and got a pair of mini schnauzers.
     
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    So sorry to hear that mate. It’s so horrible when it happens. Had to get my dads whippet put to sleep the day after my dad died back in 2009. I was in floods of tears asking the dog to forgive me!! Took a good few years to get over that one. I’ve got 2 Westies now who are 10 and 11 and I’m dreading the day - they’re my world
     
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    Go for a right hard looking bugger like our Lily <laugh>
     
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  19. makemdan

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    I feel for you, it's a terrible thing when it happens, I dread the time when Saffy reaches that time in her life. I know people say it gets easier...and it does but while its raw its horrible. We've always found another one after a few months but next time....I just don't know
     
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    Aw mate so sorry for your loss. We lost our Westie to a heart attack a couple of years back. Absolutely hurt like hell so I know what you’re going through.
     
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