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Old 03-14-2019, 10:50 PM
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Every dog lover knows your pain.
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Rest easy Ladybug.

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Sorry my friend!

Hugs from Wendel and I.
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Every dog lover knows your pain.
Thatís for sure. Godspeed little one. Say hi to Ozzy and Abby for me...
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:48 PM
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You guys are absolutely killing me. My baby is into her 17th year and started getting seizures a month ago on my birthday. Meds have gotten that somewhat under control but it has taken its toll on her. Today she has gotten to the point of not being able to stand or walk, has eaten very little that I have hand fed, no pottying at all and sleeping almost all day. I know the end is near but I do thank God to have been blessed all these years.

Nothing like a wonderful dog. God bless everyone who has to face this inevitably of life.
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Old 03-15-2019, 12:23 AM
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You guys are absolutely killing me. My baby is into her 17th year and started getting seizures a month ago on my birthday.
17 years is a fantastic run for a dog. Take some solace in that fact.

That's 7 years longer than we had with ours.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:24 AM
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You guys are absolutely killing me. My baby is into her 17th year and started getting seizures a month ago on my birthday. Meds have gotten that somewhat under control but it has taken its toll on her. Today she has gotten to the point of not being able to stand or walk, has eaten very little that I have hand fed, no pottying at all and sleeping almost all day. I know the end is near but I do thank God to have been blessed all these years.

Nothing like a wonderful dog. God bless everyone who has to face this inevitably of life.
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So sorry. Rest in peace, Ladybug.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:10 AM
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Aero,

You are not thinking right on this. Your heartache is secondary to your solemn responsibility to release her from a life where she cannot be a dog. That is a living hell for dogs especially when there is pain involved. Her pain and situation makes yours trivial in comparison.

When you buy a puppy, you know the day will come. Thatís when you take on the complete responsibility for the life and well being of that dog. You learn to respect each other. The dog will do anything to please and serve you - a lifetime of unconditional love.

When that well being is gone, then your responsibility continues to itís conclusion. Both you and your pet will know when itís time. Then you do the right thing.

This is not directed at you, but too often I see dogs suffering out of the selfishness of the owner who canít let go.

Dont feel bad that you are responsible. That is your promise to her you made 17 years ago. She is counting on you.

I do do recommend getting a puppy. I have enlarged photos of all my dogs and I admit I get something in my eye occasionally when I walk past them. It hurts. A puppy wonít take away the hurt but will remind you of the joy.

Get a 12-13 week old German Shepherd Dog. You will thank me two years from now. You will curse me for the first two years.

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Old 03-15-2019, 01:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Snorkie View Post
Aero,

You are not thinking right on this. Your heartache is secondary to your solemn responsibility to release her from a life where she cannot be a dog. That is a living hell for dogs especially when there is pain involved. Her pain and situation makes yours trivial in comparison.

When you buy a puppy, you know the day will come. Thatís when you take on the complete responsibility for the life and well being of that dog. You learn to respect each other. The dog will do anything to please and serve you - a lifetime of unconditional love.

When that well being is gone, then your responsibility continues to itís conclusion. Both you and your pet will know when itís time. Then you do the right thing.

This is not directed at you, but too often I see dogs suffering out of the selfishness of the owner who canít let go.

Dont feel bad that you are responsible. That is your promise to her you made 17 years ago. She is counting on you.

I do do recommend getting a puppy. I have enlarged photos of all my dogs and I admit I get something in my eye occasionally when I walk past them. It hurts. A puppy wonít take away the hurt but will remind you of the joy.

Get a 12-13 week old German Shepherd Dog. You will thank me two years from now. You will curse me for the first two years.
I have been known to talk to my big dog's picture on occasion. I asked him to look out for Ladybug when she gets there.

Shifting gears, I have considered a GS, but my fears of hip problems have kept me away. I had one years ago. Best behaved animal EVER.
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:21 PM
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Welp, this thread destroyed me. My girl will be 13 this year and I know I don't have much more time with her. My fear is that I will go into depression when "that day" comes.
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:34 PM
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Enjoy your time. I only got 5 years with the most amazing dog I've ever met before cancer took her life. **** cancer.
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I suggest those of you that still have your dog(s) go home tonight and give them the biggest hug you can. Treat them special because their time is limited. I am at the point where my next dog could eat the entire couch and I will just let it go. I think back to the couple of times I got mad at her for accidents in the house and it was energy wasted and a lost chance to be kind instead of angry.
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:03 PM
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I made the mistake of watching the movie "Marley & Me" I was crying like a 12 year old school girl who got her iphone taken away.
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:32 PM
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I made the mistake of watching the movie "Marley & Me" I was crying like a 12 year old school girl who got her iphone taken away.
I know of the movie. I have avoided it like the plague.
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Originally Posted by Aerovette View Post
I think back to the couple of times I got mad at her for accidents in the house and it was energy wasted and a lost chance to be kind instead of angry.
I went camping with our 16 y.o. rescue a few days before we let her go. She was on the bed and pulled my full bowl of beef and gravy off the stove and onto the bed. Nothing she would have done in the past. It landed upright and unspilled. I just laughed and held it for her to finish off.

I see her everyday (minute?) on the mousepad made with her picture on it. Seems to help for some reason.
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Old 03-16-2019, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Aerovette View Post
I suggest those of you that still have your dog(s) go home tonight and give them the biggest hug you can. Treat them special because their time is limited. I am at the point where my next dog could eat the entire couch and I will just let it go. I think back to the couple of times I got mad at her for accidents in the house and it was energy wasted and a lost chance to be kind instead of angry.
absolutely. Sheís curled up against now on the couch as I surf.
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Originally Posted by Snorkie View Post
Aero,

You are not thinking right on this. Your heartache is secondary to your solemn responsibility to release her from a life where she cannot be a dog. That is a living hell for dogs especially when there is pain involved. Her pain and situation makes yours trivial in comparison.

When you buy a puppy, you know the day will come. Thatís when you take on the complete responsibility for the life and well being of that dog. You learn to respect each other. The dog will do anything to please and serve you - a lifetime of unconditional love.

When that well being is gone, then your responsibility continues to itís conclusion. Both you and your pet will know when itís time. Then you do the right thing.

This is not directed at you, but too often I see dogs suffering out of the selfishness of the owner who canít let go.

Dont feel bad that you are responsible. That is your promise to her you made 17 years ago. She is counting on you.

I do do recommend getting a puppy. I have enlarged photos of all my dogs and I admit I get something in my eye occasionally when I walk past them. It hurts. A puppy wonít take away the hurt but will remind you of the joy.

Get a 12-13 week old German Shepherd Dog. You will thank me two years from now. You will curse me for the first two years.
I like this philosophy. Hopefully it makes it a little easier when that day comes.

German shepherds are cool. Smart and protective w/o being psycho. If if I ever get a big dog, it will be a German Shepherd
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Originally Posted by Aerovette View Post
I have been known to talk to my big dog's picture on occasion. I asked him to look out for Ladybug when she gets there.
Originally Posted by SoFloVette View Post
Welp, this thread destroyed me. My girl will be 13 this year and I know I don't have much more time with her. My fear is that I will go into depression when "that day" comes.
Our dog died of cancer way back in 2002, and I still teared up reading this thread.
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Originally Posted by Aerovette View Post
I have been known to talk to my big dog's picture on occasion. I asked him to look out for Ladybug when she gets there.

Shifting gears, I have considered a GS, but my fears of hip problems have kept me away. I had one years ago. Best behaved animal EVER.
hip issues are more common in American line GSDs. Also with pet store and back yard breeders. Good breeders have the parents certified for hips. However, Germanyís gov controls breeding there. Dogs cannot bebred until they have achieved certain titles in state run competitions and have hip certification.

In other words, get. German working line. They have completely different structures and wayyyyy better genetics. They also cost about $2k unfortunately.

My boy Shadow is a damn tank. 100 lbs even. Can jump six feet high from a standing position. Strong as an ox.
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