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Sadguy

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Hi. I'm at a loss and dont know where to turn. I had to put down my long time best friend on Tuesday. His name is Bosco and he was a 13.5 year old basset hound. He had cancer and was in bad shape. I am just devastated. I am so sad and dont know how to deal with this. I feel like I killed my best friend . I feel so guilty. How do I move on?
Sadguy

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Well, I was hoping this site would give me some relief but i guess not
PreciousMomi

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There is no words to ease your aching heart right now. I know that feeling. Hang in there. I’m so sorry for your huge loss. I hope you remember the good times, the best friendship that you two shared for 13 years. He is free from pain, suffering and aching old body. I am sure you did all you could to prolong his life, these beautiful creatures have shorter life span than us, to love them is to agree to be left behind by them. You made this very hard but loving decision to free him from pain, suffering, achy body. He is in a better place now. As for me, I practice gratitude for the love that we shared, how she expanded my heart, my world and my growth. I know it’s lonely without him, take all the time to process this huge loss. Read on other threads on this forum many people went through what you are going through right now. When I lost my most beautiful cocker spaniel baby girl, this forum saved me.
Porcupette

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Hey Sadguy,

I don't know whether I can ease your guilt much, but perhaps a second opinion can help at least a little.  Working at a vet clinic, I have personally been involved with euthanizing several animals brought in.  And it's always sad.  I always cried, praying that the owner would see my caring rather than finding me unprofessional.  In any case, my point here is that I got a strong sense each time from the looks between pets and their people, and a mysterious feeling from the pet (I'm not psychic, so who knows what that's about).  Most often, it was "I would have stayed as long as I could, for you..."  And the important part is that the feeling I got wasn't at all of blame or betrayal; more the dog wanting his people to know that he did his best, was willing to stay until he couldn't stay anymore regardless of the consequences.  And there was an undertone: Thank you for understanding, and not actually making me deal with all the consequences. I really believe that is how Bosco would have seen those last few minutes you had.
Sadguy

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Thank you. Your kind words do make me feel some peace and comfort. I pick up his remains today, and my family and I are going to have a memorial service for him tonight. He touched many hearts beside mine. I think a celebration of life ceremony will help my grieving process, as well as make bosco happy too . I hope he is there anyways or at least looking down on us
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