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Archiesbark

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Hi all
I have just had the last of my fur family put to sleep today, my little Millie.
I had a dog and a few cats and now they’re all gone, they were all old and I posted on here when I lost my dog.
My little Millie was a cat, a funny little black cat, and had so much going on with her poor little body in the end I decided to have her euthanised today at home. I’m devastated. I wasn’t sure I was doing the right thing but the vet was lovely and assured me I was.
After each of my pets died I kept saying no more of this it’s too much, even the stress when they’re not well is horrendous and I seem to have lost one after another within too short a time and I haven’t gotten any more.
But now the last has gone I feel so lost and without any sense of purpose. I always say a house isn’t a home without pets but I’m sure I can’t go through this again.
How many of you have sworn you can’t go through it again but have gotten another pet? How long did you wait? How many of you have never gotten another pet because the loss is really too much?
My house is silent. I miss my little Millie so much already and I think I only have a tiny fraction left of my heart.
pansy

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I swore I would never do it again about 4 times now.  The longest I have gone without a furry companion was 3 months at which time I broke down and adopted a beautiful big boy (cat) from the Humane Society.  I had him for about 7 years and he was a senior so I knew I would not have him for a long time like my other ones.  I recently had to have him euthanized and am still in a lot of grief over it.  I don't know how long I can go and adjust to a no pet home because it just does not seem normal for me at all.  I can't bear to go through another loss again but at the same time I can't seem to adjust to not having a furry friend in my life.  They add so much to a home but the emptiness when they leave is overwhelming.  As of right now I'm petless and don't much like it so I'm really not sure what will happen in the future.
cosesmom

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Dearest Archiesbark,
This is a personal decision. I swore after losing my Dakota way back in 2000 I would never put my heart out like that again. Well 11 months later I gave my beloved Termy a fur ever home. I adopted him when he was about 6 weeks old. I often thought, why did I get a puppy but Termy turned out to be my heart dog and my sunshine. He saved me and taught me to love again. I let him go in 2017, he was just over 16. When he turned 12 I thought that I would adopt one more so I adopted Darla hoping she would ease the pain of letting Termy go. I love her dearly but she never filled the void left by Termy, there was so much more I was looking for. So long story short, two years after losing Termy I adopted Thor. I think at my age Thor will be my last but we'll see. I truly believe Termy had a paw in finding Thor for me. I know the pain of losing our beloved fur babies feels like you will never be able to go on and love again. It all depends on how you feel in your heart. I know and I feel that our fur kids would want another fur baby to have the kind of love that we shared with them but only if you feel that you are ready There are so many fur kids out there waiting for a chance to be loved and have  a fur ever home. Think about it and when you are ready your heart will tell you.
Love and doggie hugs
Termy's mom
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