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Rickles

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This past month her arthritis has been getting really bad. She can barely, and now rarely, hold herself up to go to the bathroom, and yesterday she basically collapsed and lost control of her body while eating. I don't want my little Hunny to die...She's only 12. She's a yellow Labrador. I'm not ready for her to leave but she's acting like she doesn't love me or my mom anymore...She won't even eat some bread.....
WooWooWoo

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Oh, I am so sorry to hear your sweet little Hunny is so ill.  Please don't think she doesn't love you or your mom anymore.  She loves you with ALL OF HER HEART.  Labradors have the biggest, most loving hearts and live to please and love their families.  It sounds as if her body is just giving out on her, and she is likely suffering increasing pain from the arthritis.   When dogs are in pain, they may eat less, mope around, pace, not be able to rise when they fall, wince when they are touched, etc.  And, most importantly, when they are in pain, they may "pull away" from their family.  This does NOT mean Hunny does not love you.  It just means she is very ill.

I will keep you, Hunny, and your family in my thoughts and prayers.  I am so sorry; I wish I could do more to take away your pain and worries.  Just love her and spoil her as much as you can.  And, know she loves you.

I have lit an internet candle for Hunny and your family under her name.  You can find it by going to AurichWolf's "Light A Candle Here" thread on this grief board and clicking on the little Light a Candle Icon in her post on page one of the thread.  That will pull up a candle page and you can look for the one with her name.  It will burn for 48 hours. 

Big hugs,
Melissa
Betsy's forever mom
MrMeowgy

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I am so very sorry to hear your baby Hunny is not feeling well. Have you taken her to the vet recently? If not, please do. It hurts me to think she may be in such pain. She still loves you with all her heart but she is suffering. Please think of what is best for her.

Gruntsmomforever

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Dear Rickles,

I'm sad for you, knowing how hard it is to watch your Beloved Hunny, your dear friend having a difficult time.  She's probably in a lot of pain.  Her actions don't mean that she doesn't love you - often our furbabies will pull away, like Melissa said, when they are very sick.  I'm keeping Hunny in my prayers. You and your mom are taking good care of her - your words are so full of love for her.  She knows that you love her very much.

Hugs,
Katharine, Grunt's Mom Forever
rupertsmum

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So sorry about your little Hunny.  She sounds like her body is giving up.  My Rupert tried so hard to stay with me but couldn't do it.  He was dying before my eyes.  Animals hide illness and when they do show it, it is usually severe by then.  She loves you but it is hard for her now.  Enjoy your time with her and don't expect too much of her.   Thinking of you at the sad time.  We all here have had very difficult times like you are going through now.  Ruperts Mum

Mary

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Dear Rickles:
My heart goes out to you and Hunny.  I know you have great love for Hunny and always know that she loves you and your mom very much.  Keep her near you and give her kisses.  I know this can be a very painful time and I will pray for you.

Many Hugs
Mary
Meisters Mom
Rickles

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Well, my little Hunny is gone now, we had to go to the vet this morning. I stayed up with her last night until about 1:30 AM, then I decided that I had to go to sleep and would hope that she would fall asleep too. My mom told me that she watched us leave the vet office...we just couldn't watch her die, but I know she wasn't scared. I know she was ready for this....but this is still too sad for me. I just want my puppy in my arms again....
Rickles

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And thank you very much for the candle, it brings a little tear to my eye. Ah I miss her so much.
mollyboltsmom

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I just want to offer my condolences to you and your family. Losing Hunny is so hard for all of you. Just know that she loved you with all her heart just as you loved her. Although she's gone from this earth, she will forever live in your heart.
Again, I am so sorry for your loss.
Molly's MOm
Gruntsmomforever

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Dear Rickles,

I'm so sorry.  I'm saying a prayer for your Dear Hunny - she is at the Bridge now with our babies.  Her love lives on in your heart and the wonderful memories you made together during her life with you.  Godspeed, Sweet Hunny.

With deepest sympathy,
Katharine, Grunt's Mom Forever
basil

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God Bless Hunny

Please know that she loved you with all of her heart, it is so sad that our babies cant stay with us forever.  Thinking of you, and sending you love.  Di xxx
WooWooWoo

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Dear Rickles,

I am so sorry you had to say farewell to your sweet girl Hunny.  I know it broke your heart.

Hunny is now completely FREE of all that awful arthritis pain and is running as strong as a puppy at Rainbow Bridge.  She will live on in your hearts forever and will watch over you for the rest of your life.

My beloved little Betsy, as well as the other furbabies and featherbabies, welcomed her to the Bridge.  

Big hugs,
Melissa
Betsy's forever loving mom

        Our Beloved Betsy Noodle


MrMeowgy

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Dear Rickles, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Hunny. I know you love her beyond measure and that you are in pain. Because we love our babies so much we suffer when we have to let them go. But we suffer gladly so that they don't have to anymore. I truly believe our loved one's spirit stays with us, lives in us. Your Hunny is still with you, all around you. My beloved Mr. Meowgy went to the Bridge 14 weeks ago and I and several family members have been visited by him. We really believe this. Please keep an open mind, open eyes and open ears. Hunny knows how much you love her, they are very smart, our furbabies. She will probably try to send you a sign just as soon as she can. Again, I am so very sorry.  I wish you peace and comfort. Donna, Mr. Meowgy's mom

rupertsmum

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So sorry about your Hunny.  You pain is so raw and you probably are feeling numb. She loved you and she is free of pain now and running free at the Rainbow Bridge. Twelve years is not long.  I lost Rupert after 15 years and I feel cheated too.  All the best Ruperts Mum

Rickles

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Thank you for the support everyone. Its hard coming home and expecting a nice welcome, or thinking that I shouldn't leave my food out on my couch because it might get snatched...but it won't. Thats even hard on me. But I know that I must continue on. It's hard, but I will see her again, I know it. And when I do, it will be for forever. My mom and I are thinking about getting another pup...but I don't know....but then again, it would be nice to give another dog a nice home, and it would give us happiness...but Hunny will never be replaced.
dustysmom

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I'm so sorry for what you are going through.  Believe me, I know how you feel.  My little fur baby Dusty will be joining your Hunny tomorrow morning when I take him to the vet to put him to sleep.  They will roam around in doggie heaven free of any pain or illness.  It is very hard for us loving parents to watch them go.  I made the painful decision to put Dusty down and I am going to hold him while he passes tomorrow.  It's the last thing I can do for him.  My prayers are with you.  Please know that you are not alone, everyone here knows what you are going through.  I will go through the same thing tomorrow.  I'm so sorry for your loss!!

Dusty's Mom
Nuggetsmum

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Oh Rickles,

I am so so sorry for you loss....I am crying as I write this....your poor sweet Hunny....she is now rid of that evil arthritis and running around like a young puppy again...it is so hard to see them in the pain....your story sounds so much like mine, I lost my Nugget to crippling arthritis on January 2nd and I had to set him free...I still feel so guilty but I know he is pain free....

Your Hunny loves you so much, she is watching over you now and loving you so much. Please lean on us here, we now what you are going through.

Love Nuggetsmum Alana
kdclairmo

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Rickles I am so very sorry for your loss of Hunny but I know that you and your Mom made the right decision in freeing her from her pain and suffering.  The poor things body was betraying her even though her mind and heart were still very much intact. The reason you may have felt she was pulling away from you was not because she didn't love you anymore it was just the pain she was in, she didn't feel well. I know howI am when I suffer from a terrible migraine I don't want anyone to bother me and to just leave me alone. It is so hard when we lose our beloved furbabies because they become such a huge part of our lives...they are our lives and when it is their time to leave us a part of us leaves with them.  The first several days without Hunny will be your darkest as you adjust to your life without her in it in the physical sense.  However, Hunny will always be tucked away in your heart and your soul and the connection that you have with her can never be broken even in death.

I wish you peace and comfort.
Karen

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