my dog...was my best friend

today my mom had to take my dog who was a yellow lab to the vets office to have him put down. he was almost 15 years old and we had him since he was born. I grew so close to him and loved him so much and now hes gone. I dont know how to get past this, every time I see a dog or another pet and the owner playing or just the animal being pet I cry so much because all I want is to hug him. im so sad…

Answer #1

First, I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I’m sure it was a heart wrenching decision for your family, to let him go. Grieving is a part of that letting go…The hardest part of loving our pets, is they don’t live as long as we do…I’ve sent many wonderful “friends” to the bridge…and it never gets easier. I do know tho, that with all the responsibility there is in keeping a dog…the ultimate sacrifice is the biggest responsibility…we owe it to them to not let them suffer.

This poem helped me so much when I had to put my Ike to sleep…maybe it will help you?


         If It Should Be

If it should be that I grow weak, And pain should keep me from my sleep, Then you must do what must be done, For this last battle cannot be won.

You will be sad, I understand, Don’t let your grief then stay your hand, For this day more than all the rest, Your love for me must stand the test.

We’ve had so many happy years, What is to come can hold no fears, You’d not want me to suffer so, The time has come, please let me go.

Take me where my need they’ll tend, And please stay with me until the end, I know in time that you will see, The kindness that you did for me.

Although my tail its last has waved, From pain and suffering I’ve been saved. Please do not grieve, it must be you Who had this painful thing to do,

We’ve been so close, we two, these years, Don’t let your heart hold back its tears

Answer #2

Awww, first and foremost, I’m very sorry about what happened. It definitely will take time for your heart to heal. I won’t lie. Keep yourself busy, and don’t be sad when you see people playing with their dogs. Remember the good times you had with your old buddy, don’t think of him being gone. Think of him as taking a vacation in heaven, and someday you will join him in that vacation. :) That’s the best I can think of.

He really is in a better place. He’s in a place where he’ll always be healthy and happy, and he’ll have lots of buddies to play with. I’m sure he’s watching over you and hoping you won’t be too upset about his leaving. He’s hoping that you’ll remember the good days together. The hours you spent playing and having fun. He knows you loved him. :)

Sorry if I couldn’t help! This is a tricky situation. Remember, all dogs go to Heaven. :)

Answer #3

I remember when my dog died. I cried forever. I don’t really remember how I got over it, but I know I did. I love her still but I don’t get so upset. Somebody gave me a poem about animals dying and that helped. I’ll see if I can find it and post it if I do. I know what you mean about wanting to give him a hug. Dogs will let you give them hugs non-stop. My advice is to call up a friend and just talk…it helps! As random as this may sound, I’m just trying to tell you everything possible that may help you in this situation. Just remember, you won’t ever forget him, but you will beable to move on. It just takes time. Good luck and God Bless.

Answer #4

I am really sorry! you r not alone I have had that happen to me before! so when you think of him take deep breaths.know that he is in a better place, doggy heaven!if there is one?

Answer #5

aww thats sad… iam sorry ta hear that sucks, try to think happy thoughts I know it hurts but he would want you ta be happy not sad.

Answer #6

OMG!! That’s terrible! Um, you almost made me cry! Let’s see first of all it will take sometime be4 your able to get over it. It’s life. People/animals die but your just going to have to move on. NOT saying get another pet because that’s years from now! All I can say is that time can only mend a broken heart.

Answer #7

I’m sorry ‘bout your loss. :[ it was probably just his time to go. after all- everything dies. I lost my first dog ‘bout 5 years ago&&I still sometimes cry when I think ‘bout her. just remember all the good times you had together&&how lucky you were to have him in your life. try talking to somebody close to you like your best friend or your family. I’m sure your family is in the same position as you are. death isn’t an easy thing to deal with, but it gets better over time. he’ll always be in your dreams, memories&&heart. <3

Answer #8

:( First of all, I am so sorry. I have a friend who has lost a lot of her pets, so I know how you feel. You will probably never forget your dog, and that is actually a good thing. If you think about the good times it will eventually make you feel better. And if your dog was in pain you should think about how he feels a lot better now and is in a better place. Again I am SO sorry. If I ever lost my cat..I don’t know what I would do.

                 good luck. :)
Answer #9

We all get old and wobbly and your beautiful dog is actually now much happier that he is free from a body that would no longer support him like it did when he was young.

But you need to cry and its good if you can do that freely - I’m doing it right now, remembering what it was like all those years ago when my little friend had to move on out of this world and into the next one.


Answer #10

I AM sooo SORRRY=(… but you will get over it.. he is in heaven now … try not to think about it 2 much.. their will be more imporat deaths in your life. and you will learn how to deal with them.

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