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Coping with the Death of a Pet
« on: May 09, 2017, 06:05:29 pm »
Coping with Pet Death


If you're hurting from the loss of your animal, or simply would like to reminisce about your old friend, feel free to post below some of your memories or feelings. Your pet is in a better place now, and dearly misses you! But, they would want you to keep your head high and keep being the great human that they knew you as!

We're all here to help and empathize with you. ♥

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Re: Coping with the Death of a Pet
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 06:00:59 pm »
When I was about 8 years old I had this White and Black mouse. I think I nammed her Rita (because 'Flushed Away' XD)

Anyways. She really only ever trusted me and even then was very hesitant to let me hold her and such. Anyone else would get nipped or bitten if they tried touching her and I wasn't there.

I had her all of 2nd grade pretty much. It was a lot of fun and I took good care of her I believe. Then one day she started slowing down...

I'd had a pet hamster before... but that death was easier on me because one day she was running around and I remember going to sleep listening to her running on the hamster wheel. I woke up the next morning and she was dead. No suffering... just dead.

This one was harder on me. She was slowing down, starting to get sick and everything. It was horrible to me. One day my mom said she'd take her to the vet and such. They didn't have anything. So I said goodbye, and my mom ended up taking her to a river area nearby where we lived and let her go ;_; I think my mom did that because I was having a hard time as a little 8 year old kid watching her still alive but barely moving...
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Re: Coping with the Death of a Pet
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 02:53:27 pm »
My dog passed yesterday
He got really bad and we ran him to the vet
They said nothing could be done so he was put down..
I kept his collar but I haven't been coping well at all
But I'll give that link a read
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Re: Coping with the Death of a Pet
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 06:02:19 pm »
My dog passed yesterday
He got really bad and we ran him to the vet
They said nothing could be done so he was put down..
I kept his collar but I haven't been coping well at all
But I'll give that link a read

so sorry... Hope you're OK. It'll take a while and I know that it probably feels like a huge gap now that they're gone. It's always OK to cry and feel sad. Don't feel like you need to hide it. People should understand (otherwise they're just jerks)
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Re: Coping with the Death of a Pet
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2017, 03:02:32 pm »
My cat passed away, this morning. I'm heartbroken because he really meant the world to me. I handpicked him from a big litter of kittens when he was just a baby, and I was about seven or eight years old. I have so many memories of him, so the fact that he's just... not here ...feels wrong.
He had some serious kidney problems. My family spent so much time and money trying to help him over the past couple months, and yet he just completely deteriorated over the past two or three days. I could tell the poor little guy was suffering, so I'm kind of glad he's not in pain. I'm just upset that this is what it took. It isn't the first time I've lost a pet, so I know the pain eases, but for right now I just need a hug.
I have three other cats, but none of them have the same memories attached. I've had several dreams over the past week where he passed away, and all left me shaken up, but now that it's reality, it hurts several times as much.
I'm sure I'll meet him again in another life, but for now I just need some time. 
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Re: Coping with the Death of a Pet
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 03:14:11 pm »
One of my German shepherds, Biscuit, passed away today. This is the second time in a year that I haven't been home to say goodbye to my dog. She was older, and she was a rescue, so we gave her a good home afterwards. I'm just. So torn up. I haven't stopped crying all day, and I'm not even in the country to be with her.

I know she's happier and out of pain (she had some malignant tumors) but I just wish I could have said goodbye.

Her sister Bubbles is still around, but I also worry how she's gonna handle it.
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