WHEN WE LOSE OUR BEST FRIEND.... A Real Loss....

  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 07, 2009 3:41 PM GMT
    Jeff (jprichva) tells me he had to put down Ethel this morning.

    What next? I'm going to be thinking of Jeff all day long. I'm so sorry to hear about Ethel (his beagle). You will be in my thoughts!


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  • Timbales

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    Apr 07, 2009 3:49 PM GMT
    I'm sorry, Jeff.

    I lost my Montana last Thursday after 13.5 years. It's really hard for me to think about. The house seems so quiet and empty. Yesterday when I went home for lunch, I though I heard her shake her collar tags.

    I've got to stop now, I'm starting to cry.
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    Apr 07, 2009 3:49 PM GMT
    I was with our black german shephard when she was put down in 1985 (see my RJ photo). A very sad occasion. My brother could not stay he was balling his eyes out. He gets very emotional over pets dying.

    Jprichva is going through a very tough time with his health, this must be making things more difficult for him.

    It is hard to explain to people that have never had pets, what a great joy they bring to a person. Like a member of the family.
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    Apr 07, 2009 4:06 PM GMT
    I lost my black standard poddle "shadow". 20 years ago.

    I have not had a pet since. When I roommates they have and now that I'm living alone again I'm getting another rescue. I just haven't decided yet what breed. I know for sure she will be female.

    My thoughts are with you JP. May you get well soon.
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    Apr 07, 2009 4:10 PM GMT
    OMG!!! That is SO sad!!!

    Hang in there Jeff!!! We're all here for you!!!
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    Apr 07, 2009 4:14 PM GMT
    Jeff,
    When I lost Mike last summer, you were one of those who eased a difficult and painful time for me.
    My thoughts are with you. My sympathies for your loss.
  • training_guy

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    Apr 07, 2009 4:14 PM GMT
    Sorry to hear that.
    I lost my dog two years ago, saddest day of my life.


    When we are the custodians of those that depend upon us, it is to our credit that we mourn there lose.
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    Apr 07, 2009 4:21 PM GMT
    SurrealLife saidI was with our black german shephard when she was put down in 1985 (see my RJ photo). A very sad occasion. My brother could not stay he was balling his eyes out. He gets very emotional over pets dying.

    Jprichva is going through a very tough time with his health, this must be making things more difficult for him.

    It is hard to explain to people that have never had pets, what a great joy they bring to a person. Like a member of the family.


    i'm the same way with my pets, i had a rescued sheperd growing up as well, and one night she had a stroke (we think) and for about a week she couldn't move, my parents paid extra to have the vet come to our house to put her down, and i took a nap like 30 minutes before the vet came cause i couldnt handle it, im getting teary eyed right now because of her icon_sad.gif

    And we had to put down our black lab who was . . 14 years old in December i live like 7 hours away from home tho so i just got a phone call about a week before and they day of :/

    And i'm about to buy my first pet of my own since leaving home (black short haired female kitty) and im already like omg what am i gonna do when she dies, and i havnt even met her yet?!?!
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    Apr 07, 2009 4:24 PM GMT
    Chaos you're going to buy a kitty. Why not adopt a rescue cat?
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    Apr 07, 2009 4:25 PM GMT
    I am so sorry to hear about Ethel, Jeff. Often times the only company I want is my dogs and nothing else even compares.
    I made a contribution to the Humane Society for Ethel so that her life made a difference to another animal who doesn't have such a loving dad.
    https://secure.hsus.org/01/makeadonation

    Know that we are thinking of you when it seems like everything is going as shitty as possible.
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    Apr 07, 2009 4:30 PM GMT
    mnjock2003 saidI am so sorry to hear about Ethel, Jeff. Often times the only company I want is my dogs and nothing else even compares.
    I made a contribution to the Humane Society for Ethel so that her life made a difference to another animal who doesn't have such a loving dad.
    https://secure.hsus.org/01/makeadonation

    Know that we are thinking of you when it seems like everything is going as shitty as possible.


    Jefff......

    Thanks for sharing that link! I just made a contribution myself on behalf of Ethel!!
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    Apr 07, 2009 4:31 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidJeff (jprichva) tells me he had to put down Ethel this morning

    Wow, that was sudden. Weren't friends taking care of the dog during his hospital stay last week? Seems I remember him telling me how the dog runs next door into the Publix parking lot where we shop. Losing a dog is tough.
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    Apr 07, 2009 4:35 PM GMT
    funny pictures ... I haz a sad ... icon_cry.gif
  • cesarin03

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    Apr 07, 2009 4:39 PM GMT
    my beagle was put down a week after I left the country for my internship in Japan. Whisky was happy and playful up until i left.

    I was called to put him down. Its hard to put down a pet, but i didn't have to do it directly. I still keep pictures of him growing up.
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    Apr 07, 2009 4:49 PM GMT
    So sorry to hear. I certainly know the feeling. I had to put my 18 1/2 year old dog down the end of February. It was the hardest decision I had to make but it was definitely time. icon_cry.gif
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    Apr 07, 2009 4:55 PM GMT
    I'm so sorry Jeff. I know she had a full and happy life with you.

    *hugs*
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    Apr 07, 2009 5:03 PM GMT
    I'm sorry Jeff. If you ever need a dog you can always borrow mine.
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    Apr 07, 2009 5:20 PM GMT
    Oh....Jeff, you just can't get a break. Huge hugs to you. I'm so sorry things have been so rough for you lately. icon_cry.gif
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    Apr 07, 2009 5:28 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidJeff (jprichva) tells me he had to put down Ethel this morning.

    What next? I'm going to be thinking of Jeff all day long. I'm so sorry to hear about Ethel (his beagle). You will be in my thoughts!


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    Folks become very attached to their pets, often giving them human attributes / personalities.

    Like with people, we grieve and move on.

    It's the nature of all living things.
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    Apr 07, 2009 5:30 PM GMT
    Sad to hear this. I hope jp's gonna be ok.
  • JohnG16775

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    Apr 07, 2009 5:32 PM GMT
    I had to put down my Sasha (persian long hair) after 17 years together, she lasted longer than any lover ever did, however I didnt realise I would have enough hair around the house to clothe the worlds needy when I got her. She was my best friend, I really really miss her. I had her creamated and she will be buried with me. Together forever..
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    Apr 07, 2009 5:44 PM GMT
    Jeff,

    I'm so sorry to hear about Ethel. I guess quite of few guys here have gone through the process of saying goodbye to a furry family member.

    We had to put our 16 year-old cat to sleep several years ago. It helped that we were able to do it in our home, holding her frail little body in our arms. It was painful. We had supportive friends who understood, like you have here. A week later we gathered all the photos of Ruby and put together a little scrapbook, which we still look at.

    Remember, Ethel will always be in your heart.

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    Apr 07, 2009 5:44 PM GMT
    Sorry, I know it's hard to lose a family member.
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    Apr 07, 2009 5:53 PM GMT
    This is the saddest post I have read by far. Being around dogs my whole life (my mother works with a rescue as well as three of her own dogs) I know what it is like to loose a pet. Yesterday I read a particulary heart wrenching article in either Ok or People magazine about the Sacramento shelter and all the dogs and cats being dropped at the doorstep after people had considered them as part of their family for up to 7 or 9 years. Even if I was on the street, I could never do that, I would be more concerned about my pet getting a meal then myself. These dogs and cats are part of our family, and in lots of cases like our children, and brothers or sisters. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
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    Apr 07, 2009 8:30 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidI'm sorry, Jeff.

    I lost my Montana last Thursday after 13.5 years. It's really hard for me to think about. The house seems so quiet and empty. Yesterday when I went home for lunch, I though I heard her shake her collar tags.

    I've got to stop now, I'm starting to cry.
    aw.


    I'm sorry.


    I can't imagine losing Einstein.

    I had to take him to the vet the other day, and we think he's got a bacterial imbalance in his gut. special food and meds for two weeks and we'll see if he gets better.
    My thoughts are with both of you guys.