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csl5150

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I just lost my best friend of 13 years, Chewie, on Friday.  He was very sick, but it all came on so suddenly.  I can't help but feel that I should have done more for him.  The doctor said that he would need to be hospitalized, and that anything done would just be a band aid.  This was the hardest thing that I have ever had to do.  I'm so lost without him, and look for him whenever I walk in the door or go outside.  I'll miss him rolling around on his back outside and walking through my flower beds.  Every time I hear a siren go by I'll remember the way he used to howl, and how he knew the sounds of my moms car, my boyfriends truck, and my dads bike and would go running to the front door.  My thoughts are with each and every one of you here.

Nancee

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Sorry about your loss of Chewie. You had him a long time and you must have had a real strong bond with each other. I hope things get better for you. Take care.

Mary

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I am so very sorry to hear about Chewie.  I can feel your pain and I hope you will have peace soon.  I know you  will keep all your loving memories of Chewie close to your heart.  Some decisions we must make for our previous pets are heartbreaking. 

If you can try to some stories and pictures of your sweet Chewie. We are all here for you to talk to and try to ease your pain.

Hugs and Prayers to you and Chewie

Mary
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kdclairmo

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I am so very sorry for your loss of Chewie. I can feel your pain vividly in the words you wrote. It is perfectly normal for us to go back and disect what happened to our furbabies and we wonder "what if I did this instead", "what if I had tried the treatement", what if I had waited a few more days", etc., etc. We as humans are control freaks and like to have control over every aspect of our lives, especially when it concerns the one that we love the most. However, life just doesn't work that way and there comes a time when we have to say goodbye to our beloved soulmates, our best friends. It sounds to me like your Vet was right on and that additional treatment would have only prolonged the inevitable and could have maybe cause your sweet Chewie more pain.  You did the right thing by taking away his pain and letting him go to the Bridge where he will be young and healthy again. That is the greatest gift we can give our furbabies when it is their time.  I put my precious Peanut to sleep one year ago last week and the guilt had been tearing me apart but slowly I am realizing that my sweet dog had to have been in some pain, her little body was failing her but her mind and heart never did so it is hard to know when exactly the right time really is. We do the very best we know at the time and we just don't want our babies to suffer, we love them too much for that. The next few days and weeks are going to be really hard for you as adjusting to a new daily life without Chewie in it will be awful but you will get thru it day by day and things will get easier for you.  He sounds like a very loved doggie and that he loved you very much as well.  I am sure my Peanut was there to greet Chewie and to show him around the beautfiul bridge.

Please hang in there and know that we all know your pain and are all here to listen when you need us.

Hugs,
Karen


bugsdogs

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My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend Chewie. It is so hard to realize that they are really gone and will not be doing the things that we loved about them. I miss mine every minute of every day and it has been over 14 months already, so know that I understand this loss you have now.

You have come to a good place for talking about Chewie, it is a caring and safe place to be.

Sending you my wishes for strength during this time, take care of yourself,
Helen
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