In my family pet history, my Uncle Vincent had a bird called Elvis. Elvis fell of his perch and broke his right wing. My Aunt Haley thought it was best if Elvis was put down because he would have a better afterlife instead of climbing his cage, banging his wing on the cage bars.|
Reply #41. Jul 04 08, 1:29 PM
When my first dog died, we couldn't get another dog for 5 years because it made my family upset.|
Reply #42. Jul 05 08, 2:04 AM
A fortnight ago I met a Jack Russell call Tess she was owned by the parents of one of the tenants and were visiting him, she was a lovely friendly dog. Yesterday I was told she had slipped her collar and lead and been run over by two cars. It affected me terribly and she wasn't even my dog.|
Reply #43. Jul 05 08, 9:40 PM
I didn't feel as bad as I might have when my dog died, because I had just gotten engaged. I dreamed about her for a long time afterward, though.|
Reply #44. Jul 05 08, 10:13 PM
I was so sad. I even had the next day off school. I cried and cried. |
I will always remember her..
Reply #45. Jul 06 08, 4:03 AM
Oh RMG i loved that poem. I started crying i had tears coming out of my eyes. Read out loud to my mum she had a lot of tears too. Loved it I know as we speack that my do is in heaven.|
Reply #46. Jul 06 08, 4:13 AM
I have lost tons of pets and I cry but nobody else seems to care that they die.|
Reply #47. Jul 08 08, 4:45 PM
It is very sad that there are so many people who don't understand the grief people feel when they lose a pet. Comments like "C'mon it was just a dog (or cat or rabbit or bird), get over it!" are unfortunately far too common. Obnoxious as comments like these are, I feel sorry for those people who have never experienced the close companionship and love of an animal.|
Some vet schools have pet loss hotlines that you can contact by phone or email if you want to talk about an animal that you have lost. Even years later, it can still be very painful, and having a sympathetic and understanding ear can help.
Reply #48. Jul 09 08, 3:36 PM
"I feel sorry for those people who have never experienced the close companionship and love of an animal."|
That is so true. My black lab, Jordan, is going on 12 and in excellent health, but there are days I look at her and can't help but think *How many more years will I have the pleasure of being owned by you?* I have never forgotten any dog or other animal I have had, anymore than the people I have lost in my life.
Reply #49. Jul 09 08, 3:53 PM
March Hare - I have that poem in a counted cross stitch kit - keep telling myself that one day I will work on it. |
Reply #50. Jul 09 08, 7:35 PM
Been looking some more at my family pet history.|
My dad used to have a horse called Lovesky but she had outrageous behaviour. She had to be put down. She was smokey black with black mane and tail.
Reply #51. Aug 15 08, 10:21 AM
I have lost many pets over the years and it is always horrible. I always cry and I hate how some people just do not care and don't even try to understand. But I always think that no matter how hard it is to lose one, the joys of enjoying your life with a pet, no matter what type it is, are always worth the tears and the sadness that inevitably come after they are gone.|
Reply #52. Aug 28 08, 5:33 PM
One of my colleagues at work just lost her family dog. Woody, who was a Cocker Spaniel, was only 5 and was a picture of health. Last weekend, he started limping and rubbing his eyes a lot, then he stopped eating. They took him to the vet and he had contracted Systemic Lupus. The vet gave him a blood transfusion and put him on a drip but he died on Wednesday night. The family are devasted and can't believe he's gone. Seemingly it is inherent in the breed. So sad. |
Reply #53. Aug 30 08, 8:18 AM
I've lost many pets. My first dog died before we had her a year, and I really struggled with that. We got another puppy- different breed and a different color- and that really, truly helped me out! I stopped crying as much and I was able to move on.|
Everyone always says you should wait to get another pet, but I find that waiting just a week or more is best, and then you should consider getting another pet to help ease the pain. The sooner, the better!
Reply #54. Sep 10 08, 7:36 PM
The first pet that I lost was a dwarf russian hamster named Miranda. I was somewhere between 8 and 10 years old, I think. I cared for her myself. She was such a precious little thing. One morning I looked into her cage and she was lying down and shaking. I was very distressed and woke up my parents, and I remember saying "There's something wrong with Miranda!" I already knew it was too late, though. I was heartbroken. We buried here under a tree in the garden in an empty cake mix box.|
6 years ago we lost our family dog, Tobi. He was a lazy, stubborn beagle. I grew up with him, we got him when I was six. In the end, he got a tumor in his leg. We discovered it when his leg started to swell up, by then it had spread. He was listless, probably in a lot of pain so we decided to have him euthanised. My mom and I went to the vet together. We brought him there in a little cart wrapped in blankets. What stuck by me the most is the realisation on that little walk that soon he wouldn't be looking at us with those big brown eyes anymore.
Reply #55. Sep 11 08, 3:32 AM
I lost my cat named Callie last year, then a few months later, my sister's cat named Cleo died. It was really hard last year with animals.|
Reply #56. Sep 11 08, 2:01 PM
when my first pet snowflake a white rabbit died i couldnt get a nother pet for 5 years till i sore a cute black and white kitten who i just had to have but when she was due to have kittens she was hit by a car and i lost her it took me 4 years to find another pet that wouldnt make me cry till i sore this stray cat who i called chester i had to save him and i still have him and a bird who was going to be put dpwn just because he could not fly i named him wind dancer|
Reply #57. Sep 20 08, 12:00 AM
I had a:
Dog called Peeboy who died on May 2nd 1993. It was horrible
Budgie called Billy who died on April 25th 2002.
Hamster called Rosie who died on April 25th 2002 along with my Budgie.
Now I have a cat so I am happy. My cat is called Katie. Who I got in 2007.
Reply #58. Sep 28 08, 9:10 AM
We lost a beagle who refused to eat after the death of our|
son. She grieved herself to death. So we had a double dose
of grieving. We remember some of her tricks and still think
of her. She was a faithful pet to the whole family but was
especially close to the son that died.
Reply #59. Sep 28 08, 3:20 PM
When I was growing up, we never had a pet long enough for it to die. We always had to get rid of it for some reason or another.|
Reply #60. Sep 28 08, 3:46 PM
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