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Old 03-09-2013, 12:58 PM
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Had to put my 8 year old rescue rottie down last night. Cancer. Cried like a baby. Still hurting.
Old 03-09-2013, 12:59 PM
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Sorry to hear it. I cried my eyes out putting a dog down.
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I have had to put more than one dog down. It doesn't get easier. Lost the last one to cancer.

Sorry for your loss of a family member. Think about getting another after a bit. House is real empty otherwise.
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One of the good people of THT posted this when my Trudi died. It helps. So sorry for you loss but you did give the dog wonderful years after the hell it was in.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

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Sorry about your loss. I had a Rottie, he was 12 when he developed bone cancer in his rear leg and we had to put him down. They are great dogs!
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Man that really sucks, no other way to put it. I still miss "The Bear" my rottie/amstaff who I rescued when he was 10, made it to 15 and then bloat got him which has nothing to do with age. Sorry for your loss.
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That suxs Sorry for your loss. Dogs have a lot of personality and are very loyal...
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So sorry for your loss. Its the honorable and respectful thing to do when they get to that point.
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Sorry for you loss. I've been in your shoes several times and its just the pits. Hope you feel better soon.
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Why dogs don't live as long as people
by Robin Downing, DVM

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owner, his wife, and their little boy were all very attached to Belker and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family there were no miracles left for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, the owners told me they thought it would be good for the four-year-old boy to observe the procedure. They felt he could learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. The little boy seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on.

Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away. The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion.

We sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.

The little boy, who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I know why."

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, "Everybody is born so that they can learn how to live a good life - like loving everybody and being nice, right?" The four-year- old continued, "Well, animals already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."
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Sorry for your loss
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Sorry for your loss. Bear is no longer suffering!

Two years ago today, my wife had to put our rottie Roxy down. I still cry!
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sorry to hear
3 mos past for me and it still hurts
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Sorry for your loss. One of our "children" was at the vet today having a procedure. It would be easier if I was at the doctor having a surgery. They are family and should be treated as such, I am sorry for the loss of your family member.
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Sorry dude, My girlfriend and I are "taking a break" as of 20 minutes ago. Rough day for THT.

Your dog's not in pain anymore, I remember putting my yellow lab down
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Sorry, about your pup.
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Sorry for your loss. Hope I never have to face that day with Ollie. I left him at the kennel two nights while traveling this week and thought of him 24 hours each day.. Missed those eyes watching every move I made and his following me every step I take. Its that unconditional love that a pet has for his master.
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Very sorry buddy! Been there myself and it hit me way harder than I thought it would. You will heal.

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