Really sorry for you and your family. It sounds like you gave him a great life.I lost my boy on Friday. I was nursing him back to health, doing everything I could, even praying he’d get through it with the vet giving him fluids in the day time and me taking care of him at home. He had had a couple cases of pancreatitis over the years and that may have been what this was or a few other things like cancer etc but probably just a combination of everything. I was taking him to the vet a lot the last 3 weeks trying to get him to get better. Waking up every two hours to care for him. It was a roller coaster of sadness and hope as he went back and forth getting better and declining quickly in each direction.
He passed at home which is what I wanted for him. I wish I had been there but my wife was, and by his side. Probably best I wasn’t since I would have tried everything in the world to save him.
He was 15 and half. I got him around 12/30/2005. He was my dog. He was by my side for the whole 15 years. He had a great life. He went to work with me often, traveled and I even knew to slow down and let him lead the walks often and take in the smells.
I wish I could have one more day with him in good health.
I knew it would be tough but man is this hard. I can barely be in the house or even look under my desk at work where he would sit when I brought him. I am in a daze right now trying to refocus but it will take some time. Being busy at work helps
I heard this quote somewhere in the past and it is helping me. I picture him with other people who have passed in my life being together. He’s probably at my grandmothers giving her companionship up there.
I keep thinking about how dogs must go to heaven because it wouldn’t really be heavy without dogs.
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Thanks for the nice words. I’ve been better each day. He was more my dog than my wife’s. I used to joke when she would tell me something bad he did. I’d say “he says he didn’t pee on the floor, and I’ve known him longer than you so I’m going to believe him.” I think it used to get on her nerves how much I love that dog.Really sorry for you and your family. It sounds like you gave him a great life.
I’ve caught myself talking to him and looking for him many times. It’s hard when someone who’s been in your life for 15.5 years everyday is suddenly gone. The last few years I’ve even been happy to take him out in the middle of the night and carry him up and down the stairs just because I knew one day I wouldn’t have him.
This is him watching me mow grass a few years back. He wasn’t a great dog behavior wise but he was my boy and the perfect one for me.
Thanks. I’m sorry for you losing your little guy also.I hope (and expect) things will get better with time. My dog Jacob passed September 2020, and I still talk to him every single day. (I also "see" him - snoozing on the couch, sniffing the yard, galloping toward me, wagging his tail for a treat...)