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Rusty was my Wingman but being a Border Terrier he was also his own Wingman!

15 & 1/2 years of total mayhem and I loved every minute of it.

It will be four weeks this friday, I had to let him go.

I delt with it quite well the first two weeks but this week has been hell.

I almost went and dug him out of the garden today.

This house is so very very silent.



This being my first post I would like to thank this forum I stumbled upon on the internet. Away from the politics of man.


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RUSTY>    Talk about S-A-D !!!  Yes, the love for an animal IS very real. Initially, the shock of it and then the actual REALITY of the aftermath. I read where to euthanize is one of the most traumatic aspects of pet loss. I wish my wee chihuahua/16y had passed in his sleep, NOT to be, a combination of his heart murmur/fluid on lung, both were medicated for and lastly his protruding eyes, characteristic of chihuahuas and the ocular pressure too great for the eye orbits and the whincing in wee hours of the morning. He was also blind. No treatment apart from the removal of and the pain of that would have been too intense for his wee frame. Once an animal has touched the Soul---Forever. Words are just words and am trying to draw strength from somewhere, find Solace in the Total Movie of your pet's life and not that of the final snap. The emptiness is downright agony, silence is not golden and yet we have to think of them and what is best and if that means laying to rest, no more pain, that is the important factor. Peace go with You and know, on this site we All, in the same predicament. We all mourn at different levels.    SherryXXPerryXX

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Rusty, I am so very sorry for your loss and for the pain you are experiencing. For many of us on this board, losing a beloved pet is one of the most difficult things we will ever go through in our lives. It is often harder than losing a parent or other relative. These animals find a way to touch the deepest parts of our souls and when they are gone, they leave such an enormous hole in our hearts and lives.

I can relate to what you said about the house being so very silent. For me, the silence was the hardest at bedtime. Both Blackie and Squeeker would sleep with me on my bed, so when they passed away the silence was so hard to deal with. I no longer heard or felt their purrs or their breathing as I fell asleep. To cope I ended up bringing a TV into my bedroom and falling asleep to my TV. I started doing that over 9 years ago with Blackie's passing and I will admit I continue to fall asleep to the sound of my TV to this very day. i also find myself having either the TV or the radio on in the house whenever I'm home, just because it can still be difficult for me to have silence around me, and this is 9 years after Blackie passed away...

Hugs and peace to you as you go through this difficult time...

- Kelly
Angel Blackie's mom
Angel Squeeker's mom


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Thank you both for your kind words xx

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Thinking of You this day, wishing you well and ...
                        MAY HIS MEMORY BE A BLESSING...

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