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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.

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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.

    Remdog's kidneys failed when he was about 12. I didn't know it at the time so when he got sick I took him to the vet. They kept him overnight and did tests and called me the next day with the bad news.

    I went to the vet's knowing what was going to happen. When they brought him into the room Rem was so weak that he couldn't lift his head but his tail started weakly wagging the moment he saw me. As soon as I put my arms around him he seemed to relax. I spent 30 minutes holding him and talking to him before it was time. I held him while the vet took care of matters and he seemed to be OK with it....maybe I'm just imagining that but that's the way it felt.

    I managed to make it out of the vet's office without making too big a fool of myself....then spent 15 minuets in the car bawling uncontrolably.

    That was 14 years ago and I'm crying as I write this. I know some folks may find that pathetic but I don't care.

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    Re: Putting a dog to sleep.

    Quote Originally Posted by remdog View Post
    That was 14 years ago and I'm crying as I write this. I know some folks may find that pathetic but I don't care.
    Anyone who has ever owned a dog would not find that pathetic.

    Very sad news Freel. My condolensces.

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    Re: Putting a dog to sleep.

    Quote Originally Posted by remdog View Post
    Remdog's kidneys failed when he was about 12. I didn't know it at the time so when he got sick I took him to the vet. They kept him overnight and did tests and called me the next day with the bad news.

    I went to the vet's knowing what was going to happen. When they brought him into the room Rem was so weak that he couldn't lift his head but his tail started weakly wagging the moment he saw me. As soon as I put my arms around him he seemed to relax. I spent 30 minutes holding him and talking to him before it was time. I held him while the vet took care of matters and he seemed to be OK with it....maybe I'm just imagining that but that's the way it felt.

    I managed to make it out of the vet's office without making too big a fool of myself....then spent 15 minuets in the car bawling uncontrolably.

    That was 14 years ago and I'm crying as I write this. I know some folks may find that pathetic but I don't care.

    Rem
    Wow that story is rough...

    We've got a 4 year old Pug, we don't have any children yet, but I imagine our love for our first dog would be pretty close to our love for our first child.

    I couldn't even begin to imagine what it will be like when our dog passes on.


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