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Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:08 AM

My dog died.

She was the (very) older of the two. Really smart and sweet. I'm so tired of feeling sad.

Both dogs appeared to be grieving the other losses in our family, but she stopped eating. I took her into the vet. I have no idea what my finances are going to look like, so I couldn't hospitalize her. We tried other treatment over the last week, but she was getting progressively worse.

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Reply My dog died. (Original post)
Ilsa Nov 11 OP
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Ilsa Nov 11 #25
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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:09 AM

1. So, so sorry. There is really no pain like it

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:09 AM

2. Loosing a fur baby is so hard.

They are so sweet and have such pure souls.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:10 AM

3. Deepest condolences

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:11 AM

4. I am so very sorry, Ilsa. The pit of my stomach just "fell out" reading your subject line.

I have treasured each and every one of my dogs, who got me through the worse of the worse in life.

May you find comfort with your remaining dog and peace in grieving together.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:12 AM

5. So sorry. Losing a beloved pet is truly one of life's saddest times.

Cherish the memories and knowing that you gave her a good doggie life, filled with and caring. ❤️

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:12 AM

6. My condolences.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:12 AM

7. I'm so sorry, Ilsa.

Our babies take a piece of our hearts with them. I hope your memories of her can help give you peace.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:13 AM

8. Lady of the Beasts, please take Your little one gently home in Your loving arms, and

send peace and comfort to eer grieving loved ones.

I am so very sorry for your loss.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:15 AM

9. Condolences,Ilsa

On the loss of your beloved dog.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:16 AM

10. I am so sorry. But she will live forever in your heart.

Pets bring so much to our lives.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:17 AM

11. I'm so sorry, Ilsa.

It is heartbreaking to lose a furbaby.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:19 AM

12. Hugs Ilsa

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:22 AM

13. So sorry.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:28 AM

14. Condolences, Ilsa.

Sending sympathy your way. Losing a pet is devastating.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:31 AM

15. So sorry 😔

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 09:32 AM

16. I am so very sorry.

Hugs.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:03 AM

17. Give your pets the best life you can. When their time has come

do what you must with compassion. Sorry for your loss. Remember what you had not what you lost.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:08 AM

18. Dog is love.

When ready, there are so many dog hearts yet to fill.

There are so many great dogs waiting to meet in Dog Heaven, too. Cuz it wouldn’t be heaven without dogs.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:13 AM

19. So sorry, Ilsa. ❤️

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:14 AM

20. Condolences. Pets become such a great part of our lives.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #20)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:26 AM

25. Thank you so much. I passed it on, too. nt

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:15 AM

21. I'm sorry for your loss

I hope she went peacefully

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:16 AM

22. my heart goes out to you

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:19 AM

23. I am so sorry.

It always hurts to lose a dog. They have our hearts.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:20 AM

24. So sorry for your loss Lisa

Dogs are the best.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:28 AM

26. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

The pain of losing a pup is nearly unbearable.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:28 AM

27. THANK YOU, EVERYONE.

It's been six weeks of hell for our family.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:29 AM

28. Wishing your heart healing and comfort.



That’s such a tough loss.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:31 AM

29. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Losing a beloved pet is awful…just awful.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:31 AM

30. So sorry. May her memory be a blessing.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:33 AM

31. Sending hugs.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:34 AM

32. I'm so sorry.


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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:36 AM

33. I am so sorry.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:39 AM

34. I have a photograph of my Murphy and under the

photo it says, “Thanks for everything.”

I am so sorry, Ilsa.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:39 AM

35. so sorry

It's hard on the heart to lose a treasured pet.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:42 AM

36. Peace and Strength to you Ilsa.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:46 AM

37. My heart goes out to you. 💗

She was lucky to have such a loving home. Sending love to you and yours. 💗💗🙏

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:51 AM

38. So sorry for your loss.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 10:59 AM

39. So sorry to hear this

As I get older I seriously like animals better than people. Best wishes to you

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 11:00 AM

40. The lessons that humans must learn is that our beloved animals show us when

it's their time to go. At that time our job is to support them. It sounds like you did.

IMO losing an animal is more traumatic than losing a human.

Sorry for your loss.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 11:12 AM

41. So sorry Ilsa losing a pet can be so heartbreaking.

But your doggie is smiling down on you from heaven!

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 11:13 AM

42. My deepest condolences.

I wish I had words to make the pain less, but the memories of the time pent with our beloved animals does eventually replace the horrible feeling of loss. My wish for you is that those memories swiftly overpower your loss.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 11:16 AM

43. ❤️ ✿❧🌿❧✿ ❤️

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 11:18 AM

44. I'm so sorry.

Dogs are the best family members in the world.



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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 11:34 AM

45. Condolences on the passing of your fur baby.

We grieve for our furry companions who have been with us in good times and bad. They have given us so much to enrich our lives. Take care of you and your other fur baby, who is also missing her companion. Prayers for you both on the way to you!

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 11:38 AM

46. So sorry for your loss Ilsa. I know from experience that

losing a dog can truly feel like losing one’s best friend. My heart goes out to you.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 11:42 AM

47. I'm so very sorry

I had to say good bye to my sweet dog last week. The amount of grief seems to be equal to the amount of love.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 11:51 AM

48. I'm so sorry too!

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 11:54 AM

49. So very sorry for your loss. Peace to you.💔🌈

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 11:54 AM

50. RIP beautiful companion.

I'm so sorry for the loss of your 4-legged friend. It hurts so much to lose our sidekicks. I hope you can find some peace and comfort in the wonderful memories.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 12:01 PM

51. Condolences...

Sorry for your loss.



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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 12:10 PM

52. Sorry to see of this...

... few years ago, my ex-wife got assigned to work in NYC for a week, her 13 year old Shih Tzu, Max, had just had 6 inches of intestine removed due to cancer and she asked me to take care of him. She stated he would not eat and was weak... I make homemade bread in, "The Bread Machine/Welbilt", and got him to eat/scarf up the crusts from my sandwiches. After a day and a half or so he was jumping around playing outside with my own Shih Tzu, Peanut. And then he started eating Peanut's dog food, too!

Of course when I messaged my ex that Max started playing around for a minute or two when outside, she said, "you better not be lying to me"!

He lived another 6 months.

I share this so that if you are in this situation again, something to try.

Regards.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 12:15 PM

53. Awwwww... I'm so sorry, Ilsa. It's so hard to say goodbye.

Even when they’re old and sick and in serious undeniable decline. It’s STILL hard as hell to let them go. Been there. I’m still struggling with it, and still missing them deeply and dearly as I know you are right now.

I think we all not only understand that, but have had to walk in those shoes, also. It’s so hard to say goodbye. Even as you want their pain and suffering to end. So sad that it means they end, also.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 12:42 PM

54. A few weeks back, someone here on DU used the phrase...

…”merged with the universe.” It was a thought I found somewhat comforting. In our family, we call it liberating the spirit.

One of our vets once said to me that we bring our animals into our lives, knowing that we will outlive them, but we choose to do so anyway because our lives are so much richer for the being in it.

It sounds as if your beloved dog was ready to move on and you did the loving thing by listening to her. It’s always hard, even when it right.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #54)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 05:19 PM

60. Her last day, I carried her outside to lie on

a blanket on the grass and pine straw. It was windy, overcast, the trees were making music with their leaves, the birds were busy. It gave her an opportunity to pee/poop outside without being concerned about making a mess indoors. I had to bring her in when Nicole got too close.

Several nights ago she woke me up coming into my room to get on my bed. I had to lift her. She's not a cuddler, but I cuddled her anyway. She hadn't step in my bed in several months.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 02:28 PM

55. I am so sorry for your loss.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 04:00 PM

56. So hard..

Been there. Good on ya for making a good life for the little doggie.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 04:02 PM

57. I wish you strength and courage.

Thanks for taking such good care of her.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 05:10 PM

58. I'm so sorry for your loss

I know how difficult it is to lose a furry family member.

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 05:12 PM

59. I am sorry for your loss

It is hard to say goodbye to a family member

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Response to Ilsa (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 06:51 PM

61. I am so sorry,

I am so sorry Ilsa, no words can express this loss.
they are family, maybe more, maybe these little critters are angels among us.

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