i have not lost a pet but some of my brothers bunnies died so he did not go to school he was crying:(|
Reply #61. Nov 03 08, 10:59 AM
Yes, we have lost pets before. And yes, we missed them|
but life goes on and we must carry on.
Reply #62. Nov 03 08, 12:19 PM
When I was born, we had four fish:|
October (we got the fish round that time)
Cherry (because it was red)
Butterfly (swam as graceful as how a butterfly flutters/flies)
Reply #63. Nov 04 08, 11:42 AM
We just had to put my horse down. We'd had her for over a decade. I try not to look in the pasture, it's so empty.|
Reply #64. Feb 03 09, 1:41 PM
I've lived with dogs and cats all my life and I remember them all with love and tenderness. It's devastating when one loses a beloved animal friend to death and because they have shorter life spans than we do, we experience that devastation more than once. |
I'm down to one cat now, and I hope she outlives me. She's a nine-year-old round brown tabby named Chelsea (I didn't name her - I inherited Chelsea from a friend who died five years ago). She curls up beside me in bed at night and the last thing I hear before I drop off to sleep is her lovly, rumbly purr.
Reply #65. Feb 04 09, 12:15 AM
A few years after the fish, we had another pet but it was pregnant. We gave it up because I was only young and my mother didn't want so many pets around.|
Reply #66. Feb 07 09, 5:20 AM
Looks like we lost a Jack Russell today named Katie, a very sweet natured dog she went on her daily walk and never came back.|
Reply #67. Feb 07 09, 7:53 AM
Good news, Katie turned up 4 hours later all muddy, her elbows red, she must have gone down a rabbit warren and it collapsed on her and she dug herself out.|
Reply #68. Feb 07 09, 9:47 AM
I lost a kitten four months ago when he was hit by a car. I was really depressed for a while, and I wasn't sure whether or not I wanted to get another cat. I did get another kitten, though, when I heard that someone was taking a six week old litter to the animal shelter, and I'm glad I did. I was able to save a kitten, and I am much happier now.|
Reply #69. Feb 08 09, 12:12 AM
Mom asked Dad how long he thought it would be before he got over Luna. He said years. Mom reminded me that except for the years between 1985 and 1996, there was at least one horse in the pasture for the last 56 years. It's very empty out there now. |
Reply #70. Feb 08 09, 12:10 PM
I've lost many pets, from a much loved Boxer that wasn't even mine, to my twice-over National Agility Champion.|
I cry over each one. I will have a big pack of dogs waiting at Rainbow Bridge.
I think it's important not to get another pet until you feel ready. Sometimes, it's better to cry for the one that's gone, to grieve thoughly, before you try to fill the hole in your heart.
Reply #71. Feb 08 09, 3:53 PM
I've taken every house pet death hard. It's unfair that they stay with you long enough so that you learn their every foible (and they yours) yet that 10 or 15 years passes so quickly, you just can't believe its over.|
Even worse when they go too early.
I had one dog escape the "sitter" while I was on vacation. She saw it dead on the side of the road, and left him there.
I never forgave her.
And even though I knew he was dead, for months after, every time I saw a black dog, I had to stop make sure it wasn't my dog.
I was a long time waiting to be ready for another pet in my life.
Reply #72. Feb 08 09, 11:57 PM
had two pet guinea pigs die and it was hard to handle|
Reply #73. Feb 09 09, 3:24 PM
My parents don't like animals so I looked upon my grandparent's pets as part mine. One of the saddest moments of my childhood was when the dog they had for as long as I can remember had to be put to sleep. I cried for a week and I put it in my diary.|
Reply #74. Feb 23 09, 9:43 AM
I have lost many pets. I usually bury the pets, or flush them down the toilet (goldfish). I cry quite a bit sometimes, depending on how long I had the pet.|
Reply #75. Feb 23 09, 9:02 PM
I had a white and black cat called Humbug (as in the black and white lolly) because she was such a sweetie.|
She had a melanoma in her eye duct and the vet was able to cut it out several ties but it kept returning.
We ended up having to put her down just before my 21st birthday. (When I went home I was so devestated it was the closest I've ever come to just wanting to get drunk).
My sister lost her cat - several - because they were hit by cars. One of them had managed to make it's way home (probably by adrenalin) but was parylised - we came home Christmas Day and found her on the door step. The vet put her down a day or so later, and when she was autopsied they found very bad kidney damage. The other one was on the other side of the street, saw her and by brother in law come out of the house and ran to meet them and got struck by a car.
There is a definite grief there but it does heal with time.
Reply #76. Feb 24 09, 2:57 AM
My sister's cat that died around Christmas - my sister was working in a shopping centre and when she went back to work after the Christmas break she saw a little kitten in the vet store which had been sold just before Christmas.|
She went in and asked why the kitten was there - poor thing had had a terrible Christmas, it was all smoky and singed from cigarette burns. The store told her that it had been returned in a plastic bag that day. She felt so sorry for the little critter she had to buy it. Kitten has now grown up and is living (bossily) in our house.
Reply #77. Feb 24 09, 3:01 AM
That's a great story about the kitten! |
Our golden retriever named "Henry" didn't die, but we had to give him away because my dad was getting alergies. It was sad.
Reply #78. Mar 12 09, 9:42 PM
i have lost severly of my furry friends. it is very hard. but the day i lost my toy poodle (rags) i went into a depersion, i took him to the very because he stopped eating and he could no longer stand or walk on his own. i made the diffculty decesion to put him to sleep, it was a very hard choice to make, but it was harder to watch him suffer. when our vey gave him the shot to put him to sleep i held him and watch him pass. i will never hold another one of my pets like that again, it took me over a year to get over his death, but i know now that he is sitting on god's lap, and he his barking because he got lost. he was a very special dog and i still love him dearly.|
Reply #79. Mar 18 09, 7:52 PM
When I was eleven, my cat Milo went missing for a couple days, and we finally found him in the shed outside, curled up, dying. I put him in a padded laundry basket, brought him to my room, and fed him mushed up cat food and water from an eyedropper for days. I didn't leave his side for days. I read to him, fed him, petted him, etc. I realize now that my parents knew he was dying, but didn't know how to handle a child's extreme grief (Milo was my best friend).|
Within a few days, we brought him to the vet and they put him down - I wasn't there for Milo's last moments because I wasn't allowed. Afterwards, I just began petting him and crying because he was cold and wouldn't wake up. I understood he was dead, but I was just so heartbroken. Years later, it is still a hard time for me to think about.
My calico Patches is going to be seven this week - I don't know how I will deal with her death in the next ten years. It will be hard.
Reply #80. Mar 20 09, 8:03 AM
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