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We just came back from putting our best friend to sleep forever. Our 10 year old golden retriever is gone. He got so sick in just 24 hours. It was the hardest thing for us to do but he was suffering. My husband and 2 kids are so emotionally upset right now. I have to be strong for all of them even though my heart is breaking into a million pieces. Any help you can provide us, will be greatly appreciated.

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I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  It is kind of you to try to be strong for the rest of your family, but please do not hold your grief in.  It's not good for you.  You should cry with your family as I am sure they are crying.  My husband cried with me when I lost my kitty Drew last year.  I know how hard it must be for you.  The unexpected losses are so difficult to deal with.  I know, when I lost my dog Kahn, it was very sudden and it just broke my heart.  Please know that we are here for you and do try to take care of yourself.  I know how devastating a loss like this can be.


Your friend,




DREW: 07/20/03-06/27/05

PRECIOUS: 08/08/93-07/26/06



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  I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your furchild. It is so hard when we lose a beloved family member. I know as women we feel we must be strong for our family especially our children but please do not try to hold your grief in. Sharing your grief with your family helps to start the healing process although we know how much they meant to us and how so very much we miss them. Your baby's body may be gone but his spirit lives on and will always there for you. Remember all the good times and share them with each other and remember you will be reunited again.





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My deepest symapthies are with you and your family.  I know your family is in shock.  I just lost my 10 year old doggie, Buttons,on Sunday to a horrible traffic accident, so I can feel your pain.  I am trying to be strong for my family too.  I am finding that this board is so very helpful to me, and I hope it will be to you too.


You and your family will be in my prayers.


Stephanie (Button's mommy)


Posts: 554

I'm so sorry you lost your's very hard to lose a family member, whether you're ready or not for the death. Please take care of yourself. Scream, cry, whatever you need to do.

Kids understand more than some people give them credit for and if they see that you feel bad also, it might help them to understand grief is universal and unavoidable.

I find it helpful to come in here and tell/read strories and see pictures. We all like to see each others babies amd read funny/silly stories. It also might help your kids to read these replies and help tell stories.

It's a horrible thing to lose our furry/feathered/scaled babies, but we all share the pain in here...please come back and tell us all about your baby.


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Kath (Mom to ferrets)


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We appreciate all the support we have been receiving about the loss of our Kona. I have cried all day with my family and don't think I have any water left to come out. We are all grieving together and talking about our beloved Kona. I cannot describe the loss we are feeling right now. Everytime we walk into the house, we miss him so much. We just finished dinner and no one was there to beg for leftovers. It is just awful.


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Kona's mom, I'm so sorry for your loss.  My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family as your grieve your beloved Kona.  When you feel able, please tell us about your furbaby.  I find it helps to talk about the happy memories.


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I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear Kona. I know what it is like to lose a beloved family member so suddenly as it happened to me 7 yrs ago when I lost my beautiful dog Newt to a very sudden illness as well. There is no easy way to lose someone you love so much. They are part of our very being and when they are gone it leaves a huge and painful hole in our hearts and in our lives.

I wish you and your family some peace - it will not come quickly or easily, but it will come. It is good that you have your whole family to be able to share the memories of Kona together.

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