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I just put my Rottweiler Sig to sleep last night. I’m having the hardest time coping. My bf and I were up crying until 4am. He’s been such a huge part of our lives from high school to homelessness to being there in our darkest moments he had cancer and I know we needed to stop the suffering for his sake. My chest hurts. I can’t eat or drink and I’m crying nonstop. This is the hardest thing I’ve ever went through. When the vet put the sedative in him, he said he can hear you he just can’t respond. I told him I loved him so much and that moment he let out a big sigh. Feeling his body go from leaning in my arms to completely limp broke both of us. This can’t be healthy. We don’t know how to get through this. Do you guys have suggestions? I swear he was an angel sent down because I’ve never had a more amazing dog.

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You said "this can't be healthy"?  Not healthy to cry???  It is very healthy because it helps to release your tears so you don't keep them bottled up inside.  Coming here is a safe place to express the love and the loss of your furbaby Sig~ We are all experiencing the same thing.  Come back here as often as you like and as much as you need.  We care...I am so sorry for your loss.... <3

Mocha's Mom


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I am so sorry for your loss.  How do people get through this?  Time.  And more.  

Lost Tuffy 4 1/2 years ago now.  Today he has felt very close.  Doing some yoga tonight and suddenly felt a few tears run down my face.

I was on anti-depressants for a year after he left.  Went to a counselor a couple of times, I was doing everything "right" so didn't continue.

Kept a journal.  Wrote down memories.  Meditated.  Allowed myself to grieve.  Came here .. a LOT.  Reminded myself that he was worth every bit of grief.  

Toby was still around for 11 months after Tuffy left.  He was a big help, losing him was hard too.  Losing Tuffy was my hardest loss, harder than my folks even.  

Two months after losing Toby we adopted Ellie and Missy.  It has been 3 1/2 years now.  They helped a lot. The first months was a mixture of tears and laughter.

Take care of each other, and let the emotions come.  For me the first weeks were hour to hour.  Then day to day.  

Tuffy, Toby, Ellie and Missy's Dad

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