My husband and I just had to have our Bulldog/son put down on July 11th, due to an inoperable back problem. He was in severe pain and we had tried everything possible in his situation. I was with him just about 24/7. I am missing him so much. I cry everyday.Everything reminds me of him.Any advice on how to let him go? I am having him cremated so I can keep his ashes in the house with us. I am trying to stay busy and keep my mind occupied,but even going to bed is upsetting because he slept with us. I miss his snoring and even his slobbering on everything. I always said I wanted my house clean like before he was here, but now that he is gone, I can't make myself wash his pillow or put his things away.I know I must sound crazy, but I raised him from day one and even had to perform CPR when his mother sat on him. So he was much more to us than just a dog.Thanks for listening.
I found the best thing for me was to start putting the stuff away. it is like having closure. It is hard to lose your furbaby no matter what the reason. I have 2 of mine in my home, and I have there pic sitting on top of their box. I also know of a wonderful company that makes teddy bear urns, if you would want one.
Just remember he is in a better place, back to his youthful self. No more pain and suffering. I am sure he is missing you just as much as you are missing him, and he will waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge
Thank you for the kind words. I have lost other dogs in the past but,our boy"Blue" was so very special. I went to town today and at the grocery and drug store they asked about him.He had more friends than we do. I know we gave him the best life possible, but I still feel guilty that we had him put down. I just could not see him suffer another night. He had been sick and in pain off and on for 2 months. The vet checked him and told me he was ready to go. I'm sure I'll be okay in time and your words have helped. Thanks Again.
My Rocky is 11 years old and we have had him since he was 4 weeks. I know it will not be long now until his time is up, too.
It is never easy to lose a pet. I'm like you, they are almost like children to me. I lost Maverick, (Boston Terrier), back in March and it was so difficult.
Take your time. Heal at your own pace. It is certainly ok to be upset and hurt. Hopefully you will find peace and a new love will come into your life. Keep your memories close and you will never forget him.
Best of luck and God bless you!
Friends will step in when the rest of the world steps out.
I'm so sorry for your loss. We have 2 girls. Our oldest one is going on 12 years and I can't bear to think of the day we have to say goodbye. I really believe they go to the other side but they do come to visit. I know many people who say they feel their loved ones around them sometimes (people and pets). I hope you can find a way to move on. It's not forgetting, its just that we who bond so deeply with our pets are also concerns of theirs. They too worry about us. I don't know your beliefs, but it might help you to talk to someone. I've talked to our local pet psychic a few different tines and she's has nailed with answers to all my questions and concerns before telling her. At $75. for 1/2 an hour, was very well worth it to me. If interested, here's her contact info: italktopets.com Her name is Marla. She started out with her own horses and doing reiki and discovered she has a gift. Don't know your religous beliefs but I believe people are given special gifts.. I do believe your precious dog is around you. Sincere sympathy, tjmama
i know exactly how you feel. unfourtunatley, my Cleo ha d to be put down a few years ago. A lot of people say that their dogs are like children to them, but Cleo was like a mother or grandmother to me and my family. We had to put her down because she had heart murmur, which is a bad heart disease, so we couldn't stand having her suffer, so we had to put her down. my best friend and her family made a shrine on top of their TV for their little Maxie. They kept the blanket he used to drag around with him for the cloth under the shrine. They also kept all of the pics that they took and made of him, including the legand of the rainbow bridge. They also put a few of his fave toys, his collar, and leash in it too. I'm sorry to hear about ur doggie. I hope i helped you in any way that you needed.
PS never forget to always remember to never forget your baby doggie. he'll always be with in your heart, and when it's your time to go, you'll meet up at the rainbow bridge, or heaven, whichever you decide. Also, dont freak out if you start having dreams that your dog is alive again, or if you start hearing familiar sounds your dog made. It's just your dog tlling you that he never forgot you, and that he hopes you'll never forget him, either.
I am so sorry for your loss. I know who hard it can be to let go. 6 years ago my grandmothers dog Bow-bow passed away. She had been a great dog not only for my grandmother but for the whole family. We all went home and where there for her and eachother. Bow-bow was a big part of our family and we still miss her. My grandmother go a jack russel 2 years after Bow-Bow passed and we really think Kelly Bow has helped her. She goes for walks and my grandmothers health has improved. It takes time and you would not rush into anything until you are ready. Pets are like family and can't be replaced but we need to live ourr lives the was they loved us to. Go for walks and laugh and eventully it hurts less. you never forget you just learn to accept the loss and live for tomarrow.
The vet's office called today and said Blue's ashes were back and I could come when I was ready to pick them up. I am anxious to have him back home but at the same time, it has brought up so much emotion, I don't think I can hold it together when I get there. Thanks for all the kind words, Nancy
I know it's hard. Don't try to hold in but yet go ahead and grieve. You can cry, scream, throw things...whatever makes you feel better and when all is said and done, you will find closure. Let yourself have the satisfaction of knowing that you miss him. It's perfectly ok to break down. Lord knows I did after Maverick passed away but each day gets a little easier. Oh yes, I miss him everyday but my others keep me entertained.
So sorry again for your loss and I pray that you find peace.
Friends will step in when the rest of the world steps out.
I am so very sorry for your lose,as i still miss my abby girl,i lost her in febuary she was fourteen and mommies girl,she passed in my arms at our vets office and i fell apart,it was very difficult for me,she was a pug and yes i still have a few problems and i miss her dearly what helped me was i got involved with pug rescue and i now have four two are deaf and blind but,they are my loves,it helps as i know she would have wanted me to help others like her as she was a rescue.I have her pictures right here near my computer and yes it still hurts but,i know she's not suffering anymore,that she's at peace.For all of us who have lost their little ones it is hard but,also for each of us we will all heal in time.All we can do is hold on to those memories,treasure all those moments we had as they were so precious,i'll hold her in my heart forever as she was mommies "angel pug".I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers and know my heart is with you.
I am really sorry to hear about your loss. We had a 3 year old English Bulldog. He was my best friend. He was always there for me. December 29th he started vomitting and aspirated some of the vomit. This caused fluid build up in his lungs. We had to have him put down. I still miss him so much. I find myself crying every once in a while when something reminds me of him. But now I try to remember all the good times we had and I keep his pictures around. We do have 2 dachshunds and have since had dachshund puppies which kept me busy. I love all my dogs but Floppy and I just had a special bond. The hurt is less now but there never goes a day that I don't miss him. Talking about him with my family helps. I love to talk about the funny things he did and remember how he would make sure I was well protected. English Bulldogs are one special breed. I hope and pray that you can have some peace and that the special memories will carry you through the sad times.