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My best friend

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:31 pm



Sorry I haven't been around here much over the past few days. This afternoon I put my Greyhound Melly to sleep, one of the hardest things I've ever done. She's been with me every day for twelve years - she just turned 14, I got her as a rescue at age two. Feels like I will never recover. She was in such pain, it was the right thing to do. Doesn't mean it doesn't hurt, though.
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Re: My best friend

Postby Tony Mills » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:40 pm

I am very sorry for your loss. I have owned greyhounds for 37 years. I know how you feel. They are the best dogs. Always so happy to see and be with you. She will be missed.
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Re: My best friend

Postby MJSantos » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:52 pm

Sorry for your loss. We get so attached to them and it's hard to put them down but it's better than watching them suffer. I think rescues make the best friends. They know where they came from and it seems they have more love for us for the time we have them.

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Re: My best friend

Postby Martini » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:58 pm

Sorry to hear about Melly. Be assured, she knew you were helping her!

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Re: My best friend

Postby lhelber » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:32 pm

I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Your friend I am sure was part of your family and very painful to loose.

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Re: My best friend

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:03 pm

That's a sweet looking animal that you had there, I'm sure that your pain is great and I am sorry for your loss, guys that have dogs know this pain when they pass...I have a beagle-bassett that we all love to have in our face...I try not to think about her getting old and dying but we know it will happen. I would suggest taking some time and then getting yourself another pup, because there is a doggy that wants a good home and I'm sure you are a fantastic owner... Littlebeaver

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Re: My best friend

Postby blackbird » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:59 pm

Wing Admin,
I feel for you, but fully understand the pain. We just put one of our "good friends" down earlier this summer after 14 years. The good news is that time really does allow the pain to subside a little. My best to you and the family, blackbird

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Re: My best friend

Postby thrasherg » Fri Sep 10, 2010 4:15 pm

I know how you feel and wish you all the best. We lost our St bernard and New foundland last year (aged 9 & 10) and it was not a goopd time.. We now have a new Newfie pup and an old englisgh bobtail puppy.. I find another dog really helps with the pain.. People that don't have pets will never understand how we get so attatched to them..

Let time work it's magic and I strongly recomend looking for a new best friend as soon as you feel comfortable with the loss of your old best friend.

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Re: My best friend

Postby Five » Fri Sep 10, 2010 6:23 pm

I fully understand how you feel. I put my 12 year old Rottie down three years ago December 1st. I remember digging the grave, holding him in my arms while they gave him the injection (had to give him two, he was loyal). I cried like a baby doing both and get a little emotional now thinking about it. I know my kids will have a dog one day, but I ain't looking forward to it, losing them hurts too much. You will be in my prayers.
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Re: My best friend

Postby WA9FWT » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:23 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Sorry I haven't been around here much over the past few days. This afternoon I put my Greyhound Melly to sleep, one of the hardest things I've ever done. She's been with me every day for twelve years - she just turned 14, I got her as a rescue at age two. Feels like I will never recover. She was in such pain, it was the right thing to do. Doesn't mean it doesn't hurt, though.

So sad to have to read this news. I have a Black Lab that is 14 years and showing his age, and not sure just how long before he leaves this family. My thoughts are with you with the loss. 73
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Re: My best friend

Postby starfleetengineer » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:32 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Sorry I haven't been around here much over the past few days. This afternoon I put my Greyhound Melly to sleep, one of the hardest things I've ever done. She's been with me every day for twelve years - she just turned 14, I got her as a rescue at age two. Feels like I will never recover. She was in such pain, it was the right thing to do. Doesn't mean it doesn't hurt, though.



I know how you feel. We rescue all of our animals and they become part of the family. We lost our Golden 2 years ago dew to a tumor on her heart sack. Her lungs kept filling with fluid. We had them drained but the thought of that pain was killing me! We decited to let her go, but not long after we got her to the vet she passed. What made it worse for me is I lost my father a year eariler. She was always by my side. We now have a Black Lab and a Lab/terrier mix. We rescued both of them. The pain will ease but the memories we'll always have.

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