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Hi there, last Monday my family and I had to tragically put down our Golden Retriever. He was battling Lymphoma for the past 4 months. God blessed us many more times with him with having go through different chemo's. He had his good and bad days. Last Monday though, I had to help my mom carry him into the house because he could not use his legs anymore. It broke my heart and I knew what was coming. I could see it in his eyes. I miss him so incredibly much. Not a day goes by that I do not think about him. I still can see him walking around in the back yard, playing with our other dog who is a Yellow Lab. I feel so sorry for her. I see the pain in her eyes because she knows her best friend is gone, for now. I miss him so incredibly much and just want to cry typing out all this. The house feels so weird and empty without him. I just hope and pray to God so much that we will see him again. Would you guys mind just comforting me in these times? Do you guys think we will see him again? I have faith that we will. It is just hard right now. Thank you for the support and much love to all those out there who are dealing with a loss. I pray for all of you.  

Posts: 580
I feel your pain and loss for I to lost my heart dog back in September. It's been six long and lonely months and my heart still aches. Thank you for responding to my post, I really appreciate your taking the time to reply. I know your heart is broken and your pain is great. We miss our babies when we don't have them by our sides. I'm sorry he passed because of such an awful disease. My Termy left because old age caught up with him but our pain is just the same. We never get used to the emptiness that surrounds us, we just learn to live a different normal. I feel so bad for his sister. You'll have to love on her more now that her brother is gone and I am sure she will love to let her fur dry your tears. There will be so many things that will remind you that he is gone and the tears will come but that's okay because of the love you shared. Please try to remember the beautiful journey that you shared with him. It'll get easier as time passes but you'll never forget and never stop loving him. You will see him again! God has a place by his side for all his creatures and he is taking care of them waiting for our time to join them. I know how hard this is and remember I am here anytime you want a doggie hug and an ear to listen. We can cry together, you and I.
Love and doggie hugs
Termy's mom

Posts: 32
I am very sorry for your anguish. the anguish of losing your golden retriever and the anguish of seeing your lab retriever in pain missing the golden. I understand fully. this is an extremely painful situation and one that is going to take a very long time to unravel and 'play out'. when something happens like this it is a shock to the system. your golden had cancer and you watched him endure that and then the end came and wow, you were not expecting it to be anything like it is.

I am very sorry this has happened to you and your family. my golden developed cancer too and I did not even know she had it until the last day of her life. I saw her declining and thought it was old age. I am regretful that I was not on top of things. I would push her to do things that seemed difficult and get I know she was sick which I did not know at the time. I am sad that I was not able to be the perfect mother for who was the perfect daughter. I could "kill myself" (said just as an expression, I do not mean it literally) for not being heart was always in the right place for her. wanting to do everything by the book to be the best mother the world had ever known. I had a conflicted relationship with my own mother and wanted my pets to not know what that was like. and I failed in some ways to meet my goal.

I am sending you love and care.

god bless you.
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