Im think im getting depressed

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    Sep 30, 2007 5:11 AM GMT
    I just had to put my doggy down and im a bit sad-
    she was attacked by a black lab and it shattered the bones in her legs and ripped off most of her skin from the waist down
    shes been in the vet all week but she didnt respond to any drugs so her surgery didnt go too well either
    so i decided it was best to put her down
    and now im sad
    this sux
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    Sep 30, 2007 5:24 AM GMT
    Wow, I am really sorry for you. But your dog more probably. I think you made the right choice though. I hope you feel better! Such is life, right?
  • GQjock

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    Sep 30, 2007 11:52 AM GMT
    That's extremely tough..
    if you felt any other way I'd worry
    I had to put down a dog of mine a while
    back because of a case of epilepsy
    ...but you need to think of it this way
    that she's no longer suffering
    take care of yourself my man
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    Sep 30, 2007 3:41 PM GMT
    When I need to commisserate with such a tradegy, I try to put myself in the other person's place. So thinking on how I would feel if one of my cats suffered such a fate.

    I would be devastated. For the suffering of my cat. For the lost of my little buddy. I would remember him with all his antics and quirks.

    Therefore, you have all my sympathy at the loss of your dog in such a horrible way.
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    Sep 30, 2007 7:57 PM GMT
    And an unexpected loss. You have my sympathy.
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    Sep 30, 2007 9:07 PM GMT
    The circle of life doesn't always make sense. You just have to do what you feel is right and I believe you did the humane thing by aleviating her suffering. I don't own a pet but love animals and can only imagine how difficult it must have been to watch her suffer and feel helpless to do anything. Take comfort in the time you had with her and know that her soul is at rest and her pain is gone now. Life goes on, no matter how much we may not want it to. Allow yourself to grieve....you've lost a true friend but things will get back to normal. My thoughts are with you buddy. Take care. Hugs.
  • liftordie

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    Sep 30, 2007 11:32 PM GMT
    my deepest sympathy. pets are like children. from the first moment u hold them. u are in love. it never ends. take your great memories with you and remember life does go on!
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    Sep 30, 2007 11:36 PM GMT
    so bad but you do the right thing.

    the other dog owner must learn a lesson.

    my best for you. keep going. you do the right thing.
  • RSportsguy

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    Oct 01, 2007 12:02 AM GMT
    My deepest sympathies Joshy!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 01, 2007 1:16 AM GMT
    I was really sorry to hear about that Joshy. You didn't say how long you had owned your dog or if the lab's owner was remorseful. I am really sorry... I can only imagine if I lost my beagle in such a way.
    My best wishes to you!
  • OptimusMatt

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    Oct 01, 2007 1:36 AM GMT
    That sucks. About 1.5 years ago, my dog got a subdermal hematoma that the vet didn't quite fix properly. After a lengthy healing process (like, 4-5 months) he was almost home-free - the hematoma in his ear was just about healed, everything was fine. Then my dog lost the ability to walk with one of his hind legs. Turns out he had cancer ALL down his spine, and it'd been there for quite some time. So we had to put him down. I still remember being there with him. It sucked. Balls. He really was my first, unconditionally loving, friend. Lol, in grade eight I made a plaque in my shop class that read "Matt and Symon's Room". Lol, I still have it.

    I got REALLY depressed after it happened. While 'technically' he was the family dog, he was really my dog; he slept with me, followed me around everywhere, and was very protective of me.

    I know this sounds wierd, and probably not the best thing to do, but *shrugs* it might help. Play some video games. Seriously. Pick a really involved, long, drawn-out video game. My brother and I played World of Warcraft almost 16 hours a day for about 2-3 weeks afterwards, and it actually REALLY helped me get out of my depression. When I was playing WoW I was concentrating on the game and not on the situation. It got my mind off of it, and the initial shock of what had happened started to wear off and I could accept that the decision was the best one for him, and while it still sucks, and I still miss him...it's not dominating my life.

  • EricLA

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    Oct 01, 2007 1:54 AM GMT
    Josh,

    As a fellow dog owner, my thoughts are with you. But, you did the right thing. Some people probably would have just put her down after the attack, but you believed in her and saw to it she had the care she needed. I'm sure it was very tough to have her put to sleep. But, if she wasn't getting any better, then at least her passing was as painless as possible.

    Now give yourself the time you need to absorb and come to terms with this loss. It may take some time. But, that's the cost of loving others -- even a pet. Lean on friends and family to get you through it.

    All my best,

    Eric
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    Oct 01, 2007 4:52 AM GMT
    What an awful tragedy, Josh. You have my deepest sympathies!

    I was in a similar situation last year when my cat Scooter was hit and killed by a car right in front of my house. I had him for 10 years. It was a long time before I got over it.icon_cry.gif

    Pets are so much a part of our lives, we don't realize it until they aren't there anymore. Anyone who has a pet should take Josh's story as a reminder of how important they are to us, and give them some extra lovin' to show them how much you care!icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 01, 2007 12:52 PM GMT
    Josh,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know it sucks, but I also know that in your heart, you know you made the right decision.

    It was an act of love, and I know it was not an easy thing to do. Two years ago, our cat, who was 16, became very ill, and just looking at her, we knew that she was suffering and in pain. When the Vet came over, we knew it was time to say goodbye. We held her in our arms as the vet gave her the shot and said goodbye to her right there. Damn, it's still sad thinking about it, I'm tearing up right now. We were sad and depressed for weeks after that. That's part of the grieving.

    You loved your dog, and it's alright to feel sad and depressed. Do things that will help you remember your dog. We put together a little scrapbook with pictures, wrote down memories. It helped.

    I work at a university, and we have a Vet school. Here's a link to some pet loss resources: http://www.tufts.edu/vet/petloss/

    Again, you have my sympathy
  • BlackJock79

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    Oct 01, 2007 7:47 PM GMT
    Sorry Joshy. icon_cry.gif
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    Oct 01, 2007 7:56 PM GMT
    Aww thanks everyone for your support
    but yea i think im starting to get over the loss-im not as depressed anymore- exercising actually does help icon_smile.gif
    But yea everyones been so helpful-i really appreciate it