Put one of my dogs down today

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  1. Steve

    Steve Mostly Harmless

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    Pretty bummed about it. Duke was a great dane/boxer we adopted from the humane society 12 years ago. My 205 lbs, 6 ft tall 15 year old was a toddler at the time. Duke's been a part of the family for a long time. It was the right thing to do... definitely time, but I'm still very bummed out.

    RIP Duke. You were a very good boy. :(
     
  2. Twin Fist

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    sorry for your loss. I know how it is, and nothing really helps. But remember this, if you believe in heaven, I am pretty sure we get our pets back when we get there
     
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    Sorry about your dog, Steve. Pets are family members and it sucks losing a family member.

    Condolences,

    Mark
     
  4. Carol

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    I'm so sorry Steve. It is so hard to lose a pet, especially one that has been with you for a long time.

    It is so wonderful that the family such a good companion. And how fortunate for Duke that he had such a caring family. :) Pets stay in our hearts and memories, always with us.
     
  5. K-man

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    Feeling for you. Just remember what a great companion he has been.
     
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    Sorry this had to happen, man. I loved my cat and I LOOOOVE my dawg.

    Hope y'all feel better soon.
     
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    Speaking as somebody who is sad when the 25 cent goldfish dies...

    No matter how long we have to prepare for it, when they go they leave a huge void.

    Many hugs to your family.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear of your loss, Steve. At least Duke had a family that really loved him.
     
  9. Sukerkin

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    Awww man :(. My sympathies, Steve.

    As you can see from the posts above, an awful lot of poeple share the knowledge that just because a member of your household had four legs and didn't communicate with words doesn't mean you loved them any the less for it.
     
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    Awwwwe :(

    My sympathies.

    I hated losing my 3 pets.
     
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    Sincere condolences, Steve.
     
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    I've had a lot of different animals for a long time, but after just recently getting a dog, they find their way into your heart like no other animal in a way I didn't expect. RIP Duke.

    Mine's still young, but I don't even like to think about the future that way. One of the curses of our animals having such short life spans.
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    I know how you feel. Had to put my black lab down 8 years ago and I still think about him. The only thing I can say is try to remember all the good times you had with Duke. I wish you well.
     
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    My condolences Stave. I've lost a few over the years, and it's never easy.
     
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    Sorry to hear that Steve. Its certainly a very ahrd thing to do, as they're one of the family. :(
     
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    I'm sorry for your loss Steve. :( I've had 3 dogs in my life that I've had to put down and I still miss them all. Rest in Peace Duke.
     
  17. Steve

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    Thanks, guys. My 2 year old was looking for him today. That was a little rough. She asked if he was sick, said she missed him. Tough when it comes from a 2 year old.

    The other dogs were looking for him, too.

    Duke is the second dog I've had to make the tough call with. My first dog was a Corgi/Beagle mutt we picked up from a rescue. When we adopted him, they estimated his age at 3, but he was closer to 8. He was also a good dog, but a little crazy. :)

    Duke was just shy of 2 years old when we picked him up from the shelter.
     
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    Sorry to hear this, Steve.
     
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    Sorry for your loss. It's never easy to have to make that decision. I had to put down my cat I had for over 12 years due to cancer and I bawled like a baby. Just take comfort in knowing that you provided him a loving home and family, there are alot of other pets that aren't as fortunate.
     
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    Sorry to hear this Steve hang in there!123
     

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