"Oh No He Didn't" - Dead Pet Threads

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    Apr 19, 2014 1:52 AM GMT
    I post more pics of my pets, sharing the good times, than probably anyone else here yet I can't wrap my brain around sharing personal tragedy, much less the grief of losing a pet, for online sympathy, or seeking sympathy for others in what may be moments they'd prefer kept quiet. But it works - on the innumerable threads on the subject (and many related ones announcing diagnoses, near-misses and scares) we've seen the best of RJ - members being almost uniformly, overwhelmingly tactful, respectful, supportive and kind. So if you're a pet owner seeking comfort and need to steel yourself for the inevitable, want to keep the memory of the departed alive, need a dose of positivity, or are just looking for a good cry, grab the Hagan Daaz and read on:

    Woke Up to Find My Dog Paralyzed:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2996812

    I’ve been sitting hospice for my dog:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2051324

    Please Pray for Lulu:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1119372

    I think it’s time to put my dog to sleep:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2842915

    How do you know when the time has come?:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/28662

    I had my best friend put down this afternoon:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2863728

    CuriousjockAZ dealing with some horrible news:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2238669

    Long time RJ member, "Puppy80" lost his pup tonight:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3829525

    WHEN WE LOSE OUR BEST FRIEND…A Real Loss:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/482557

    Putting the poor little guy to sleep:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/585540

    He went peacefully in his sleep…:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/906105

    To the dog owners out there – putting them to sleep:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3530689

    My Dog:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/982214

    My Best Friend:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3784366

    Goodbye my friend:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2612872

    Lost my best friend now what:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1157890

    Man’s Best Friend, R.I.P. Sandy:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2502231

    RIP Joe:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3876948

    Im think im getting depressed:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/39270

    Saying "Good-bye" (in celebration of a dog's life well lived.):
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/544114

    My cat:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2190107

    Losing a [cat]:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1491760

    The loss of your beloved [cat]:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/516391

    Im putting my cat down tommorow... -_-:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/115556

    Had to put down my cat today T_T:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/1305458

    All she wanted was just one more Christmas:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2898910

    Socks is dead! ...Come weep with us!:
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/432558
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    Apr 19, 2014 1:54 AM GMT
    Hahahaha
    Most of those stories are probably fake. Classic click bait. icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 19, 2014 2:32 AM GMT
    lol Now that I remember, I made a dead pet thread on April Fools. I said my dog had cancer and I wanted people to vote for me to be MOTD. trolol
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    Apr 19, 2014 2:46 AM GMT
    ... I don't think that I did that. But I did post something on Facebook to let her friends know. It was a weird time.

    The surviving sister gave me quite a scare over the last few days, but I'm cautiously optimistic. She was immobile, but it turns out that Something is making her so dizzy that she can't walk in a straight line or eat anything. On the assumption that "something" is an inner-ear infection, I'm stuffing antibiotics and dramamine down her throat every six hours.
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    Apr 19, 2014 4:17 AM GMT
    I lost a cat last year, but did not make a thread about it, because it wasn't really my cat but just a feral cat that had been coming around for a few years and I am not sure if he really died. He just stopped coming around and I assume he died because he was already an old cat when he first came around years ago. My plan was I would tame him and he would become an inside cat, but he never got to the point where he would let us touch him, even though he hung around everyday and spent most of his time on the back patio. Since his name was Obama, it would have also probably been inappropriate to make a thread titled "Obama has passed away."
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    Apr 19, 2014 4:46 AM GMT
    This is why I don't want to get a pet. Too sad towards the end. icon_sad.gif
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    Apr 19, 2014 12:24 PM GMT
    xrichx saidThis is why I don't want to get a pet. Too sad towards the end. icon_sad.gif

    What about the 99.99% percent of its life that will make you happy?
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    Apr 19, 2014 2:44 PM GMT
    TexDef07 said
    xrichx saidThis is why I don't want to get a pet. Too sad towards the end. icon_sad.gif

    What about the 99.99% percent of its life that will make you happy?


    It's a small price to pay for pretty spectacular love, and that sadness is also an indicator of how much you reciprocated that love. icon_wink.gif *gives xrichx a hug*
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 19, 2014 3:18 PM GMT
    I have participated in a number of these threads over the past several years. Always happy to provide support to those who have dog or cat companions and can totally relate on losing them. I remember when I had to put my registered Quarter horse down a few years ago and I received him for my 11th birthday.. showed him, taught horsemanship with him... so awesome.

    They make our lives so much better, it only makes sense to talk in great detail on what they mean.
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    Apr 19, 2014 3:22 PM GMT
    xrichx saidThis is why I don't want to get a pet. Too sad towards the end. icon_sad.gif

    My husband felt the same way after his (175-pound!) Great Dane died, at 10 years old, typical for that size & breed. He's never had a dog since, says nothing can replace the one he had. And now we've both reached an age ourselves where it might be unfair to the pet itself, if we're the ones who go first and leave its fate uncertain.

    On the other hand, hubby had a routine doctor's visit yesterday, with me present, and the doctor lauded his great condition and perfect lab results, told him he'll live to be 120. I said: "Doctor, can I have a second opinion?" Man, did I get in trouble for THAT one! icon_redface.gif

    (True story)
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    Apr 19, 2014 4:40 PM GMT
    xrichx saidThis is why I don't want to get a pet. Too sad towards the end. icon_sad.gif


    That could apply to a spouse or child, regardless of age of anyone involved.

    Expected lifespan has nothing to do with real life span. Enjoy the happiness they bring in the present, and memories you would have if they do pass before you.
  • Whipmagic

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    Apr 19, 2014 4:49 PM GMT
    I have lost two cats over the years while I have been on RJ. I adopt them from the shelter when they're middle-aged (tey have a hard time finding homes for older cats), so this does happen once in a while. It's always hard. And I posted my loss here, not in a new thread, just in "what's on your mind". And I always got some comforting words from men who I appreciate. And that feels good, no matter whether some consider this sympathy-seeking behavior or not. Generally, I found that sharing both my pain and my joy are welcome here, some snarky comments notwithstanding.
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    Apr 19, 2014 4:54 PM GMT
    We took on an older Irish Setter from the pound, beautiful animal but had a bad temper. We kept him sheltered in the house but he bit me a few times.

    My luck he lasted 13 years, usually the larger dogs dont live that long.

    Late last year he could not walk, wasnt eating anymore, i had to put him down. What a long trip it has been, finally he had peace.
  • FRE0

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    Apr 19, 2014 6:19 PM GMT
    Since I had to have Bowser put down when a tumor was invading his digestive system a few years ago, I've considering getting another dog but I haven't. I like to travel occasionally and I do not like leaving a dog at the kennel. I don't completely trust the kennel and they charge about $35 per day which really adds up.
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    Apr 19, 2014 8:36 PM GMT
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    TexDef07 said
    xrichx saidThis is why I don't want to get a pet. Too sad towards the end. icon_sad.gif

    What about the 99.99% percent of its life that will make you happy?


    It's a small price to pay for pretty spectacular love, and that sadness is also an indicator of how much you reciprocated that love. icon_wink.gif *gives xrichx a hug*


    Indeed! icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 19, 2014 9:52 PM GMT
    xrichx saidThis is why I don't want to get a pet. Too sad towards the end. icon_sad.gif
    Even though I'm still a wreck over losing my best friend (especially due to the circumstances of when it happened), I still want to enjoy that love again.

    "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return."
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    Apr 19, 2014 10:39 PM GMT
    My German Shepherd is going to die soon (the one on my profile page). Lung cancer, rather aggressive. Happy when he's chasing squirrels and sniffing butts, but sleeping is becoming a problem with the blood that's leaking into his lungs and slowly drowning him.

    I want to be the one who kills him (as opposed to the veterinary technician). You know, while doing what he likes, with a ball in his mouth hanging out on the lawn. Not in some cold, anxiety-inducing cell with a PICC line in him. He deserves to see the sky when he closes his eyes.

    Just don't know the best way to do it. I can think of half a dozen ways to kill him that are quick, unnoticeable (to him) and painless. I just don't know which one will horrify my husband the least. Lately this has been occupying my mind tremendously, as each coughing night brings this decision closer.


    EDIT: Found a local at-home euthanasia vet. I think this will cause the least amount of horror.
  • Whipmagic

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    Apr 19, 2014 10:44 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidMy German Shepherd is going to die soon (the one on my profile page). Lung cancer, rather aggressive. Happy when he's chasing squirrels and sniffing butts, but sleeping is becoming a problem with the blood that's leaking into his lungs and slowly drowning him.

    I want to be the one who kills him (as opposed to the veterinary technician). You know, while doing what he likes, with a ball in his mouth hanging out on the lawn. Not in some cold, anxiety-inducing cell with a PICC line in him. He deserves to see the sky when he closes his eyes.

    Just don't know the best way to do it. I can think of half a dozen ways to kill him that are quick, unnoticeable (to him) and painless. I just don't know which one will horrify my husband the least. Lately this has been occupying my mind tremendously, as each coughing night brings this decision closer.


    I'm sorry to hear about your dog. There are vets who can come to your home when the time comes, and euthanize him humanely in the environment he i comfortable in, let's say a basket out on the lawn, or so.
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    Apr 19, 2014 10:45 PM GMT
    Whipmagic saidI'm sorry to hear about your dog. There are vets who can come to your home when the time comes, and euthanize him humanely in the environment he i comfortable in, let's say a basket out on the lawn, or so.
    Yup, I see that. Found one.
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    Apr 20, 2014 10:45 AM GMT
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    xrichx saidThis is why I don't want to get a pet. Too sad towards the end. icon_sad.gif


    That could apply to a spouse or child, regardless of age of anyone involved.

    Expected lifespan has nothing to do with real life span. Enjoy the happiness they bring in the present, and memories you would have if they do pass before you.


    Yep, the sadness is another aspect of the love and joy they have given you.
    If they meant nothing to you, there would go no sadness.
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    Jul 23, 2014 3:47 AM GMT
    Another one to the collection icon_smile.gif



    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3876948
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    Jul 23, 2014 1:25 PM GMT
    kevex saidAnother one to the collection icon_smile.gif



    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3876948


    Too bad you felt it necessary to shit and vomit in it, though.
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    Jul 24, 2014 1:37 AM GMT
    You never know, Eager. Loss does strange things to people. If/When one of your pups does decide to move on, I would consider it an honor if you were moved to share here with us.

    Sometimes it is more about just getting it off your chest than anything else.
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    Jul 24, 2014 8:36 PM GMT
    bon_pan saidYou never know, Eager. Loss does strange things to people. If/When one of your pups does decide to move on, I would consider it an honor if you were moved to share here with us.

    +1000

    Typically I'd never seek consolation because I'd be inconsolable and see no point in bringing other people down. But it never occurred to me that people I shared the good times with would want to share the bad.
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    Jul 26, 2014 5:38 AM GMT
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    bon_pan saidYou never know, Eager. Loss does strange things to people. If/When one of your pups does decide to move on, I would consider it an honor if you were moved to share here with us.

    +1000

    Typically I'd never seek consolation because I'd be inconsolable and see no point in bringing other people down. But it never occurred to me that people I shared the good times with would want to share the bad.


    You've been more than generous, it's the least we can do.