I am so very sorry to hear you have lost your dog we lost our jack russell last year and I could not beleive the total sadness I felt,as much as loosing a close family member. I said I would never have another dog but in April we had a spaniel from a re homming centre and she is the love of our life she has bought us so much happiness, so I know how you and your family feel today and i send you all my best wishes
Oh I'm so sorry to hear that. It's unbelievable how attached we get to our animals. I had to do the same with my 17 year old dog a few years ago. The pain of getting it done does fade and now I remember what a great dog he was.
I am sorry about you're dog. I understand too well. My sister shouted at me once forcrying more over our dog than my nan. Of course it's different, but with a dog there is a pure emotion as there are not all those tricky heck 'I was mean' or 'they were mean to me once' that all gets entangled in human relationships.
Thats what I recon. Do take your time and grieve.
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved dog.
I have my baby dog for ten years and she is such a part of our family, when she got knocked down by a car many years ago I nearly lost my life as I was that upset.
I feel our dog gives us as a family so much unconditional love and enjoyment that it is difficult to imagine life without her.
When my nephew's dog died that he was reared up to the age of seven with he was heart broken and one day when he was after climbing a mountain with his uncles and cousins he said to his uncle, are we near heaven as they were so high up...his uncle thought for a moment and he said, I suppose we are!
The next thing my nephew started calling the dogs name...Snoopy, Snoopy...
Aw Mike, you are so brave, that made me cry at just the thought. I have had to have 3 dogs put to sleep, but I couldn't go thru with it, I couldnt even go into the vets car park. At least he was cuddled up to you.
I dont think the vet would have thought you were silly at all, probably just thought how sad it was for you.
I am sorry Mike, it must be a sh*t day for you and your family. I don't have a dog, but I remember very clearly what it was like losing family pets when I was growing up. That's probably why I choose not to have a dog now.
I was really sorry to hear about your dog. I was with one of my dogs when they put him to sleep and like you just cried and cried but I felt comfort that he knew I was with him as he slipped away into sleep.
Remember your little tinker and how he ate a lot of your CD stuff last year!! Focus on the funny and happy bits and try not to think too much about the end.
Jo and the kids must be so upset as well. When I have lost pets I have always planted something in the garden as a kind of rememberance.
Tonight if the kids are still awake when its dark look for a new star in the sky that will be your doggie looking down over you all.
It's not much comfort but I'm sure your little pal was happy and comforted by being in your arms as he passed. Yours was the last face he saw and I'm certain that the vet did all he could to make sure your dog didn't suffer.