Well, I have bad news. My beloved Buddy of 13 3/4 years passed away. We took him to the vet b/c his breath was getting really bad and thought it was time for his teeth to be cleaned. The vet called us while he was under anesthetic to inform us he had an extremely large progressive tumor in his throat. He told us due to his age and severity of the tumor it would be best if he never woke from the anesthesia. My husband called me at work...I was a mess, my husband lost his very best friend and my girls lost the one of the only dogs they have known. I feel I can't focus, my girls cry themselves to sleep and Max (my 5 month old lab)..isn't eating very well. There were a couple of people at work that looked at me like I was crazy for crying like a baby at work over a dog....OBVIOUSLY...these people have never experienced the unconditional love an animal can bring. My heart just breaks everytime I look at his stuff...My poor husband..he walks around outside expecting his shadow to be there and he isn't...I hope little Max mends his broken heart and eats soon...I just wanted to keep everyone updated on our family...
OMG! I have tears in my eyes at work and I don't even know you. I am so sorry for your loss and especially so unexpectedly. I am also sorry for the lack of support from your co-workers. Mine all know that the animals mean everything to me and they would pretty much expect me to go home and many would also offer to drive me. Shame on your co-workers!
I am so sorry about Buddy. My heart hurts for you and your family. I know exactly how you feel because I lost my Sasha last year and I was a total mess. I still cry at night thinking about my beautiful Siberian Husky. I also have another dog that stopped eating and was totally lost when Sasha died. I ended up getting another Siberian Husky and her and Bear are the best of friends now. Jayda will never replace Sasha but she fills the hole in the heart. My husband was also very depressed on the loss of Sasha. I wouldn't immediately go out and get another dog but that is something you should think about for you and your family as well as your other dog. Your coworkers are cruel because losing a pet is like losing your child, it hurts horribly. Take Care Of Yourself and again I am soooo sorry.
I am sorry to hear about Buddy. I know how something like that can shake your whole world. It's truly a blessing that Max came into your life when he did. He got to know your Buddy and I'm sure he will be a source of comfort. My thoughts are with you.
Hi Maxpup, big hugs to you, and I'm very sorry to hear about your dear old friend. People are very insensitive , and don't know how much our pets mean to us. A Rottie attacked one of my studs last year, and I cried all the way to the vet , and could'nt see when I got there. They just took my dog out of my arms, and not a word was spoken.(he lived) I hav'nt had a death in my pet family for a long time, and when I do, it hits me hard. Once again, I'm so sorry about Buddy.
thanks to everyone. I knew this would be the place for some comfort. Buddy was our first child. My oldest daughter is 9. She wanted to be a vet, but now has hurtful feelings towards the vet. If you remember, we lost Lady in September de to uncontrolable seizures...now several months later Buddy. My daughter is having a hard time displacing the blame. She said if the vet didn't want to clean his teeth he would still be alive..Now we are afraid to take Max to is appointment June 3 for neutering ( we are still going do do it.)...I am afraid she will be a basket case..any suggestions on how to help her would be great. My husband and I are heartbroken, but realize baby Buddy isn't suffering anymore. Thanks for all the kind words. It really does mean alot and help!
Maxpup, explain to your daughter that there is a massive difference in Buddy's condition, than Max's surgery, and that the vet was trying to do Buddy a kindness. I know that's a bit of a tough concept for her, but she may understand. Explain to her how the neutering is done, and tell her all the stories of dogs who literally are jumping around, as if nothing ever happened to them afterwards. I would take her to the vet with you, if you have a personable vet, and get him to reassure her. I'm sorry you are having such a hard time, especially with the added pressure of having another dog go through surgery, albeit, minor. I know how you feel. Good luck, the pain of losing Buddy will take some time to turn into happy memories, but will happen one day.((HUGS))
Maxpup, i'm so sorry for your loss. It's even harder because it's so unexpected. I hope that Max recovers and stays healthy. When my first pet died a few years ago I cried so hard on the way to work I just turned around and went home. I have to say, however, to Majorla, who while I'm sure has very good intentions, losing a dog is not like losing a child. Please, don't make that comparison. Best wishes to your family.
I am sorry for your loss, but just take solace in knowing that he won't suffer anymore. I am sure that having a large tumor in the throat area was uncomfortable for him.
I lost my first yellow Lab when she was 15, it was worse than having a family member pass. She was with me everyday of her life, slept at my side, came horseback riding, swimming, everything. Then one day, she was gone. She didn't suffer, she went fast, but it still hurts.
Buddy will be at the Rainbow Bridge now, playing like a puppy and never suffering again.
God bless you and your family.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.
I am so sorry maxpup, It isn't easy losing a pet, I understand, I just lost my Angel not even 3 months ago, And it still hurts. The pain for me still isn't gone, and it may take a while for your family to heal. I'm sorry you had to lose your doggy, it's never easy. but when the time is right you could bring new joy into your families life, because your other dog might start to get very lonely without another dog around. I adopted a puppy, and it has been the best thing in helping me get through the loss of my Angel, even though I don't have my puppy yet, it just helps having something to look forward too. Just make sure you have family conversations with your kids about your dog and how much he is missed, talk about the memories, it really helped me when my parents talked to me about Angel, but then they stopped. GOd bless, MPR
I am sorry for you loss! Just remember all the wonderful times you shared with Buddy throughout the years. It will be hard on you and the whole family. But time will heal the pain. And he will occupy a special place in you heart forever. -HUGS-
Thank you Basset Lover for feeling the same way I do about losing your beloved pet. Domen stated that it is not like losing a child (or family member) and I have to totally disagree. My love for Sasha was very great and the pain and hurt I felt when she passed away was just as much as a family member, which by the way she was my family. I didn't mean to get off the subject of Buddy but I know there are others out there that feel the same way.
I am so sorry about Buddy. People can make some pretty stupid remarks at times. We consider our dogs apart of the family. Hurt is hurt and the pain is still the same. It will soon be a yr. since we lost Max and sometimes I sill think I hear him. My husband said he always looks on the couch thinking he will see him laying on his pillow. It is horrible to go through and alot of people just don't understand. Its their loss though, because who could love you more unconditional than our furbabies? I wish I could say time helps and it does some but I still have times of bursting out in tears over Max. He was our first schnauzer and was loved so much. I know your Buddy was too and was blessed to have a family that cared so much for him.