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    Putting a dog to sleep.

    I just had to take my dog of 17 years to the vet to be put to sleep. Worst feeling in the world, but the way it was, I know it was the right thing to do. Really just posting as a venting method

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    Re: Putting a dog to sleep.

    Wow...........
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    Re: Putting a dog to sleep.

    Oh wow that's sad Humn. I love my dog Teddy, a pembroke welsh corgi, to death. He's 8 and hopefully has a lot of good years left, but I dread the inevitable day that every dog owner must someday face.

    At least your dog had a really long life. 17 is a great lifespan for a dog. Was he a specific breed?
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    Re: Putting a dog to sleep.

    No, it was just a mutt, they usually live longer from what I hear.

    It's weird already not hearing it walk around. Not having it sleep at the foot of my bed is gonna take some getting used to.

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    Re: Putting a dog to sleep.

    I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. I am a dog lover and know this is one of the hardest things to do. Try to take comfort in the fact that he had 17 good years.

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    Re: Putting a dog to sleep.

    I had to do that with our previous dog several years back. He was 12 and one of the best dogs in the world.

    One of the hardest things I've ever had to do. Cried like a baby.

    Peter King wrote a good column about this at SI. I'll have to hunt it down.

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    Re: Putting a dog to sleep.

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    Oh wow that's sad Humn. I love my dog Teddy, a pembroke welsh corgi, to death. He's 8 and hopefully has a lot of good years left, but I dread the inevitable day that every dog owner must someday face.

    At least your dog had a really long life. 17 is a great lifespan for a dog. Was he a specific breed?

    We've got a corgi too.

    My wife would trade me in before that dog.
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    Ahhh!! You all are corgi people?!!? That's AWESOME.

    We've had Teddy for 8 years, we bred him with a female corgi in our town, and the plan was to keep the cash instead of a puppy... BUT somehow my sister finagled that deal into Obie: Corgi #2.

    I don't think I'll ever own another breed of dog. They are just such sweet, lovable, eager to please dogs. Perfect temperament and they love to be lazy and they love to run.

    Hehe, Teddy LOVES chasing Obie around the house. Teddy is very serious about it, but Obie thinks it's just a big game and great fun.
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    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Re: Putting a dog to sleep.

    I'm so sorry. I can't even think about the day I will have to do that.

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    Re: Putting a dog to sleep.

    I'm so sorry, my condolences
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    Re: Putting a dog to sleep.

    Sorry to hear this.
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    Re: Putting a dog to sleep.

    In February I had to put down a beloved mutt that had been part of our family for almost 13 years. The only worse feeling than putting a dog to sleep is not doing it, and knowing that they're living in pain every day because you can't face the inevitable. You did the right thing.

    I heard once that when you get to heaven the first thing that happens is that every dog you ever loved comes running to greet you. That thought comforted me, and I hope it does you too...
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    Re: Putting a dog to sleep.

    So very sorry to hear that, Freel. Dogs are VERY important in our family....sometimes they're treated better than the actual people. I don't know what I'm going to do when my sister's dogs pass.
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    Re: Putting a dog to sleep.

    Sorry to hear about it. If only someone could produce a dog that lived for fifty years.

    I put my old boy down last year. He was very old and I knew it was the right thing to do. But it was terribly difficult. My condolences.
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    Re: Putting a dog to sleep.

    I too offer my sympathies. We had to do it 2 years ago, in a very unexpected situation. She was 9 and apparently in fantastic physical shape. Never a problem with her, very fit,trim, and active. Then one day she wouldn't move, and when she did it was barely. We thought she hurt her back playing and were shocked when our vet told us (cutting to the chase) that a tumor on her spleen had ruptured. Then subsequent X-rays showed her full of tumors. Please take comfort that plenty of poeple know and understand your pain, and be grateful for the privilege of knowing a fine dog.
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