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- August 2, 2019 at 11:11 pm #849386TheLadyEGuest
For those of you who know me, you know that I had a little dog who was my heart and my light, she was everything to me. She was an 11-year-old toy poodle who seemed perfectly healthy. On Tuesday evening, ironically my boyfriend’s birthday, she got very sick very fast and ended up passing away in the car on the way to the emergency vet. It turns out it was a ruptured tendon in her heart – her heartstring literally broke. I took her to the vet earlier in the day but he thought it was congestive heart failure and sent us home with medicine, but apparently that’s not what it was. I am just heartbroken. Thank goodness my boyfriend was with me and held me all night at the emergency vet while I sobbed and held her lifeless body. I haven’t talked about him much on here because it hasn’t been very long (4 months) but he was a saint that night and was really there for me when I needed him.
I will miss her every moment of every day for the rest of my life. Hug your furbabies a little tighter for me tonight and every night. I am devastated. 🙁August 3, 2019 at 12:41 am #849389AngeGuest
Oh I’m so sorry LadyE, I know how much you loved your little girl.August 3, 2019 at 4:42 am #849395
Oh I’m so sorry, E. I know how much you loved her and what a happy life she had.
I’m not going to say I know what you’re feeling, but I’ve been through something similar, my last dog passed very quickly at age 8 from a stomach tumor that wasn’t detected until too late. It was truly the worst thing.
For me, the only thing to do was get a new puppy. Please consider calling around about pups (or rescues). You have so much love to give a little dog.August 3, 2019 at 7:17 am #849419Dear WendyKeymaster
I’m so sorry! It’s a devastating feeling no matter what, but especially hard when it’s sudden and you believed you still had lots of time left. I hope you can take some comfort in the fact that she didn’t suffer long. It sounds like you gave her a great life and she surely felt loved. I’m so glad you weren’t alone when she passed and you boyfriend had the opportunity to support you when you really needed it. Hang in there.August 3, 2019 at 8:20 am #849423ktfranParticipant
I’m so, so sorry E! I’m sending you good thoughts and hugs.August 3, 2019 at 8:25 am #849424
Echoing Wendy, I’m really glad you weren’t alone. My parents were with me when my little guy passed. Glad you had someone with you who could help.August 3, 2019 at 9:11 am #849430anonymousseMember
So sorry, LadyE.August 3, 2019 at 11:17 am #849435Miss MJGuest
I’m so sorry, LadyE. My 16-year old Chihuahua that just adored passed away a few months ago. It wasn’t sudden – she’d been sick for awhile – but it was godawful. The grief does get better, but I still miss her every day. I ended up adopting a rescue pup a couple of weeks ago, and it definitely helped fill the void in my life where I needed a dog to be, but, of course, it’s not the same. (I love the new dog, don’t get me wrong, but it takes time to form the kind of bond I had with my dog that passed.) Sending you internet love and hugs.August 3, 2019 at 11:29 am #849437
Aww, that’s good, Miss MJ. It takes time, but you do form that bond.
My uncle just got a new puppy. His dog was hit by a car a month ago when we were all on Cape Cod, and I don’t know what happened but I know he feels it was his fault. We were hoping he’d get another puppy, but no one pushed it.
It’s not at all trying to replace the one who’s gone, it’s just you need a baby in your life to care for and love.
My mom was heartbroken and wrecked when her dog (my current dog’s sister) passed from cancer at age 5, and she never got over it and feels she can never do it again. I don’t know, I’m not trying to push it, but I personally wouldn’t have been okay if I didn’t find my current baby.August 3, 2019 at 11:44 pm #849455TheLadyEGuest
Thank you so much for your kind words, everyone. I know several of you, including Wendy, have gone through this kind of loss fairly recently. I really do believe I’m still in shock because it was so very sudden. I thought I had many more years with her and she seemed perfectly healthy right up until the day she passed, literally within half a day. I had a memorial gathering for her today and a lot of my friends and family showed up and supported me. It was nice.
It’s overwhelming to think about getting a new pup just yet, because Lottie and I were so intertwined and knew each other so well. I don’t want to resent a new dog for not being Lottie. Everyone tells me I will know when it is time. I do have the director of the local poodle rescue watching for a little one for me. She knows me pretty well and knows how well I treated Lottie. So…it may be up to fate. It could be next weekend or it could be six months from now or it could be years or could be 3 weeks. We shall see! My parents picked Lottie out for me as a puppy and I have never been closer to another being in my entire life and probably never will. <3
My boyfriend has been absolutely amazing through all this. It is awful #1 because she passed so suddenly and I’m devastated and #2 because we haven’t been together very long and this is probably the hardest loss of my life, particularly in my day to day activities. He was such a saint the night she passed, and he was here with me with my family and all my friends (he had met my family already) today during her memorial. He’s great, definitely the most mature man I have ever dated and also the most empathetic. But it was still way too soon.
I miss her so, so much. 🙁August 4, 2019 at 5:49 am #849460
Yeah, as hard as it is to watch them get old, it’s – I don’t even have words for when they go suddenly and too soon. It’s awful.
I remember I couldn’t be alone in my house at night. I slept at my parents and then went back to my place to use the gym down the street and shower and head to work.August 4, 2019 at 9:36 am #849470Cleopatra_30Participant
I am so so sorry to hear 😭 I am glad you had someone with you, I too have been through a pet passing away. Seems we all have and echo your feelings and thoughts. Hope you are able to heal and get through this 🙂