My Best Friend

  • Joeyphx444

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    Apr 18, 2014 5:17 AM GMT
    I live in Phoenix, AZ and my parents are back in CT with my lil sisters, Zoe and Sophie. Zoe is the Bichon and Sophie is a Yorky/Maltese mix AKA a "Morky" Zoe was my first dog I picked back in 2001. She had a sister named Coco who passed away from cancer when she was 6 years old back in 2007, right before I left for AZ for school.

    My mother told me yesterday that they had to put little Zoe down She was going down hill for a few days-weight loss, loosing interest in things, etc. She had been having some lung and arthritis issues for a while now. I am going back east for the first week of May and was hoping to see my girls since I don't think I have been back there since the summer of 2012. That made it even more heart breaking to know she was gone before I really could say goodbye. It's hard, and it TRULY hasn't hit me since it's been so long and I never got to see her.

    I am glad though that my parents didn't allow her to suffer more as it seemed she had been in pain and was failing. She was 12 years old, about to be 13 on May 2. As I said, I picked her out of a litter and we have had that "bond" ever since. She always remembers me no matter how long I am gone and she always went to me first and gave me the most kisses. We ended up getting her and her sister since they were together when we got them so my dad felt sorry. We were going to jut get one dog but got 2 icon_razz.gif She is up there with her sister now though Going home to see my friend graduate grad school but it will be hard seeing my parents and only seeing the one dog In my mind, I felt that seeing her in May might be the last but I didn't expect it to happen to soon I am very upset about this, but don't let it surface much, especially at work.
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    Apr 18, 2014 5:22 AM GMT
    I'm so sorry to hear that. icon_cry.gif
    But yeah, Atleast your parents didn't let her suffer.
    Hopefully Sophie isn't too lonely without Zoe around...

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    Apr 18, 2014 12:58 PM GMT
    Sounds like your parents made the right decision.

    Sorry to hear about your loss. For those of us honored to make bonds with our four-legged friends, the loss is just as hard as losing a person close to you.

    Hope you enjoy your time with Sophie when you get home.
  • mybud

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    Apr 18, 2014 1:52 PM GMT
    all the sympathies bro.....
  • Import

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    Apr 18, 2014 2:07 PM GMT
    aww dude, I'm sorry for your loss.
    I know the feeling very well. It sucks. icon_sad.gif

    *hugs*
  • madsexy

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    Apr 18, 2014 2:12 PM GMT
    So sorry about your best friend. Sounds like your parents were good in their care and decisions and gave as much love as you'd like to if you were there. HUGS!
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Apr 18, 2014 2:50 PM GMT
    I feel your pain I just had to put mine down a month and half ago. I hurts bad but what helps me is storm isn't suffering anymore and is running around in doggie heaven with sparty again. The best poem ever the rainbow bridge. That r waiting for us on the other side of it and she will always be with u in your heart.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 18, 2014 3:13 PM GMT
    Thanks for sharing that with us. Very sad you didn't get to spend time with her, but sometimes it can be the best thing. I can imagine how I'd feel if I were away from my older beagle, "Buddy" and couldn't say goodbye.

    Thanks for sharing this, just know many of us understand and can appreciate where you are coming from. She will always love you no doubt.
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    Apr 18, 2014 3:30 PM GMT
    Sorry for your loss. They do become like family members and are indeed the most loyal ones to you.
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 18, 2014 3:50 PM GMT
    So sorry, man. Hurts like hell, I know. They are each individual, distinct little personalities and it is so sad to see them go. Find a pic of her and keep it safe.
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    Apr 18, 2014 3:58 PM GMT
    Have a hug. I'm still crying about mine.
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    Apr 18, 2014 4:35 PM GMT
    Dogs are animals but they are foremost our best friends.
    To me they are even more , my little four legged mate is my child . As you , i am sometimes away from him for days at the time , sometimes a week , but i know that he is safe with my dad and his older cousin Odie the Dachsund ..
    Your parents did the right thing , there is a time when we have to think about what is the best for our little mates , even if it tears our hears apart .
    She always be living in your memories ....
    Hugs ,
    Affen
  • BillandChuck

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    Apr 18, 2014 5:00 PM GMT
    So sorry to hear that. It's tougher when you're not there to say goodbye. But one of the great responsibilities we have with our pets is to make sure that they don't suffer, and when the time comes, we help them on their way. Your parents did a great job. That and the fact that now the suffering is over are the things you can take comfort in as you remember the good times with your "best friend".
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    Apr 18, 2014 8:31 PM GMT
    There are few things in life more painful than losing a beloved dog. I'm sorry for your loss.
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    Apr 18, 2014 8:45 PM GMT
    madsexy saidSo sorry about your best friend. Sounds like your parents were good in their care and decisions and gave as much love as you'd like to if you were there. HUGS!


    Same here. I feel for you.
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    Apr 19, 2014 1:52 AM GMT
    Sorry to learn of the loss of your beloved pet. They ask so little of us - just some love and attention. They give so much in return. I can imagine how you're feeling right now. I've had a number of dogs and cats pass on when they got older. This may not be a solution for everyone, but what I learned helps me through the grieving process is to adopt another loving pet - - - - one who needs a good place to call "home". The gratitude you'll see in the eyes of a new pet help with the pain stemming from the loss of the previous pet. Best of everything to you.