As some of you know my boston Bandit was having seizures. Well to make a very long story short. On tuesday he had a very sever one at 3 am. I gave him valuim per the vets orders. He was on phenabar as well. The next 12 hours seemed like a long time for me . He was having cluster seizures. As pet owners you all know that feeling like i know its time but hes my friend. So i sat on my bed with him crying and loving on him for awhile he knew i was there with him. Then i made the call , we got to the vets and she gave him something to help relax him and it helped a little but wasn't enough so she gave him some anesthesia and once he was out she gave him the shot. All four of us were crying and i know he had a great life. I was lucky enough to be his mommy for 14 years. I have lost pets before and its always hard. This time it seems so hard. I miss his little pitter padder down the hall. He would sleep right next to me everyday. I know some say its just a dog, but i've lost my best friend. Bandit we love you and miss you very much.
Shermansmom, I'm crying right along with you. I breed Bostons, and I have one particular favourite. I don't know what I will do when he passes, because he's ony 3. People who say "It's just a dog" are wrong. Not only do they not realize how much we love our dogs, and they are individuals, but they don't realize how insensitive a comment like that is. I lost one of my son's at the age of 20, and I clearly remember someone saying (more than once) "At least you have other kids". I know how much you loved your little dog, Bandit, and how much you will miss him. He was a lucky boy to have such a loving family, and you can take small comfort in knowing you did your very best for him, and that he lived a full life, even though you wish it could have been much longer. I'm so sorry for your loss, Rest in peace little man.
I hate crying as soon as I wake up. Lost 'my other half' a little over a year ago. I STILL look for her, and miss her every day. And yes, I am STILL resentful of the 'just a dog' thing. My kids are EVERYTHING to me, but even so, she was different. My heart goes out to you.
I understand your sorrow, I hate it when I have to have a dog put to sleep because it is in pain and terminally ill. I grieve for a rescued dog the same as for one of my own. Each life is precious be it animal or human.
Thank you all so much for your thought and prayers. On a little lighter note on xmas eve i adopted a 2 year old blind mastiff his name is caboose. He and bandit had become sleeping buddies. so now i have a 167 lbs dog that has decided if bandits not on the bed , then he should be. We are all getting along as best we can, when i get real sad i cuddle with my 2 mastiffs and my other kids ( i have 4 bostons too). I have lots of love to spread around in this house and i do love each and everyone of them . Bandit was my first and he will forever be my very special buddy.
I went to a friends funeral the other day. She was very ill, for a very long time, and actually made it 14 years longer than they originally said, cause she still had work to do. One of the most amazing human people, that anyone could ever meet, and a true hero. Anyways, on her program, there was a poem, and it made me think of this post, and all of us who are left behind when we lose someone so dear to us.
God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered, "Come with Me" With tearful eyes we watched you slowly fade away. Although we loved you dearly, we would not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.
I am so sorry for your loss. I,too, had to put down a beloved trusted friend a couple of weeks ago. My cat Fergie. She was 18 yrs. old. It was my last and final gift to her to let her die with dignity. I took her in for the euthanasia,I dug her grave, kissed her, and buried her. It was something that I and I alone wanted to give her. But she had a great life being my pet and she gave me so much. She was gifted with a quiet and easy passing.
I too am very sorry for your loss. I had to put my sweet little Pepper Poodle to sleep 2 weeks ago so that he wouldn't be in pain anymore. It broke my heart (still does). I think I would have given 5 years of my own life if he could have lived a little longer. He was my best friend in life. It wasn't his fault that he got sick. I had to get my baby some relief, so I did what I had to do for my baby. They give unconditional love, always.. I have everyday since he has been gone. So I can sympathize with you. My prayers are with you both.