Thanks! I used to pray to St. Francis as a kid when I lost things (toys and such), something my Grandma taught me. Much better to pray to him for a lost dog and probably what my Grandma actually meant. Be good for me to do some reading on St. Francis!Wyliecoyote nailed it in the last 3 sentences of his post.
Take comfort in knowing that you are not alone. Many of us have been through that day, many of us are well aware we will face that day. You gave Katya a loving home. Recognizing when we have to finally say goodbye is a difficult decision and I personally prayed for guidance. I continue to pray with a special intention that St. Francis help owners and their pets now and forever. Thank you for sharing those great photos and your thoughts. Take care, be well & stay safe.
Is that a creek or a crick???
America wantss to know.
Thanks so much to everyone who has posted on this thread and helped console those who have lost their best friend. I read something on here months ago about how to deal with things when that sad day comes. One of the posters said something that really stuck with me and was basically that you need to do what is best for the animal, not try to make them suffer any longer or artificially extend their lives for your own purposes. That advice and all the great posts on here (I literally read all 19 pages) really helped my wife and I get through the last few very difficult days.
After 16 wonderful years, our beloved Siberian Husky Katya told us it was her time. She was with me on so many exciting hunts, fishing, camping trips, daily runs/walks, and just life in general. Although it is terribly difficult saying goodbye, having a dog truly does enrich your life. I take comfort in knowing animals are destined for Heaven. Humans however have free will and must choose. I miss her so badly that someday getting to Heaven and seeing her again is all I want. Tremendous motivation to live a good life and be the best person I can be. View attachment 7486089View attachment 7486091View attachment 7486092
BTW, take lots of pictures of you furry friend while you can . . . they come in handy after they're gone.
Those are gorgeous hounds. Takes me back to my youth. Do you hunt with them?
Duke is on the right he's my buddy's dogThose are gorgeous hounds. Takes me back to my youth. Do you hunt with them?
That's terrible after only six years. I've never heard of Addisons disease, scary how fast it took her. In the months leading up to my dog passing, I often thought it would be better and easier for me if it just happened unexpectedly, like if she just tipped over one day. Can't say it's any easier though whether there's a big build up to it, like with putting them down, or if it happens suddenly. Loosing a dog is the hardest damn thing.edited, i reread my post and need to add that its been a couple of weeks now that she past on that monday morn.
I just lost my dog too dude.
She was 6. Addisons disease got her out of the blue, she went sick Friday morn and died Monday morn at 204.
Heartbreak for sure
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I've put two down and it's never easy. First was a 9 year old Border Collie that developed a brain tumor. The second was a lab that made it all the way to 15 years. Sorry for your loss.That's terrible after only six years. I've never heard of Addisons disease, scary how fast it took her. In the months leading up to my dog passing, I often thought it would be better and easier for me if it just happened unexpectedly, like if she just tipped over one day. Can't say it's any easier though whether there's a big build up to it, like with putting them down, or if it happens suddenly. Loosing a dog is the hardest damn thing.