It defiantly hurts, i've been crying all day, and i try to enjoy her but it hurts to bad to enjoy her last moments however long that is. I don't want to let go, but i will. She isnn't in pain, so thankfuly we don't have to put her down. But i don't know what to do, i'll feel lost with out her, I defiantly got too attached to her during her life. Every moment of every second I thought about angel, i talked about her and now i hurt myelf by getting to close to her. Now it's to hard to let go, to think that the only way i can talk to her is in some stupid grave in the backyard. Right now she is with my family, but they don't understand her like i do, or know exactly how wonderful she is. The dog is what helped me make it as feeling lonely as an only child now. My brother and sister left this year to grow up and move on and my other brother is getting ready to do the same, and angel has been their every second. It just hurts so bad, and i know that now i can relate to everyone of you and talk about it. Does pain ever go away, do you ever move on? I have always relied on Angel for companionship and enjoyed playing with her swimming with her. Now those are just going to be memories, it is so scary. I feel like i am in a bad dream and can't wake up, for now i am going to enjoy her. I don't feel like posting pictures of her right now because then i'll cry even harder. I'm going to rescue a dog later on in life, but not for a while, i just need time to think and not to just get up and go get a new pet, then i would be only replacing her. She can't be replaced, shes special and one of a kind. I remember first coming on here, talking to you all telling you all stories about her and how wonderful she is, and posting pictures of her. SHe does not look good anymore, she is skin and bones and not wanting to eat, she just ate a small apple peel today and didn't want anything else. She drinks water, and i'm going to try dog sure for her, but i'm not going to force her to eat, she knows what she is doing. And it may be time for me to let her go, i'm thankful for all the many wonderful years i have had with her. SHe may only have a couple more days left. Goodbye for now, i let you all know what happens. Say prayers for my baby. I'll be back soon!
mypoodlerocks, I'm so sorry to hear about Angel. I hope you can remember the good times with her and not the bad in the future, and remember we are here for you and many of us have gone through the same loss.
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There is nothing the doctors can do for her? How much time did they give her?
I know how hard the anticipation of losing a pet is. I think its worse then when they actually do die. However, you have the opportunity to talk to Angel, spend some quality time with her, and spoil her rotten. Give her a big juicy steak, take her for a run or to the dog park, snuggle up with her on the couch all night. You will feel good about it.
http://www.aplb.org/ Please check out this website. It is a tremendous help before AND after losing a pet.
I went through the same thing a few years back with my peke. You will never get over her, but with time, you will not hurt so bad when you think of her. Sending big hugs and warm thoughts your way ((((((((HUGS ))))))))
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I am so sorry to hear about angel and Dusty's right the feeling of loss doesn't ever go away but it gets easier everyday. I know it's devestating right now but try to make the most of the time you have left or you'll regret it later. Again I'm so sorry you're both in my prayers
I am SOOO sorry! I had to go through kind of the same thing last year. It is very hard to know your dog, your best friend, is going to leave you. I couldn't grip the thought either. But I knew we would be together again one day and I looked on the bright side of things. I am now able to laugh and talk about some of the WONDEFUL memories I have about my dog. Back when it was all happening I though I would never move on. I thought I would never laugh again, and DEFIENTLY never love again. I though my life was basically over. But after about a month I started to feel a little better. Someone told me time is the best healer and its true. The farther I get from that day the better I feel. I still remember him and I still think about him everyday but i know I can go on and live my life to the fullest and he will be right there beside me!
(((((HUGS))))) for both of you! I am sorry to hear this news about your doggie! Hope my little "speech" helped!
You can never love a dog to much or get to close to a dog. Thats what makes the bond so strong compared to your family. Thats what having a dog is all about. They become our best friend weither we think they really will or not. Keep her in your mind and heart. Hugs from Tito and myself.
I'm so sorry to hear this. What you are doing now, is a big step in the right direction, getting it all out. And might I add, you speak and relay your emotions rather eloquently for your age. Have you ever lost a family member, or a close family friend? It is a sad fact of life that things like this prepare us, and are an inevitable gut wrenching part of life.
It will ease as time goes on, but you will really hurt for a long time, you will still always think of Angel. I am sure you know how important she is to you but over time it will intensify as you come to understand how short a time we really have to enjoy the pleasures in life.
Just keep letting it all out, and if there is someone who doesn't have the time to support you in listening to you and being there for you, they are not an influence you want in your life anyway. Life is too short to feel alone. You need to deal with this in your own time, in your own way. I recently went through this, and I am still not ready to talk about it most days.
Best wishes for happier days and memories. Surround yourself with love, be with her as much as you can. She knows she is loved and more importantly you know the unconditional love she has for you and the life you've created for her by your side.
I'm really sorry to hear about Angel. Many of us have been though the loss of a pet...many of us recently. My family just lost our "first dog" who was there for my childhood. It hurts. But you'll get through it, and remember, everyone on TP is here to listen & help.
MPR, my heart is breaking for you right now & your post has brought back so many memories of all the dogs in my life that I've loved & lost. I've always enjoy all your posts so much (until this one of course), because your love for Angel & her love for you has always been so contagious. Holding you both in my heart & prayers. (Please note my signature line at the end of this post.)
Dogs have taught me all I need to know about life, love, loyalty, & laughter; & (heartbreakingly), loss & "letting go" of a loved one as well. God bless ‘em…
mypoodlerocks, I'm very sorry to hear the sad news about Angel's disease. I know how hard you were hoping she would be alright. I too have had some tragic losses, and it's not easy, to say the very least. Just know that one day you will be able to look back, and think about your precious pet without the pain you are experiencing now. That sounds pretty cliche, but through experience, those of us who have had those losses, know it to be true. I'm sending you my best wishes, as well as ((HUGS)) for both of you. Kind regards, Pen.
I am so sorry to hear about Angel and her grave medical condition. If she is not leading a quality life anymore, then it is so very kind of you to let her go. Cherish her memories and continue to love her until the end. Tell her it is ok to go, that you understand and that you don't want her to suffer anymore.
God bless you and it will get easier as time goes on.