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Old 04-10-2016, 01:36 PM
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had to put my 12 year old yellow lab down last week. he had hip dysplasia real bad. couldn't go up and down step anymore. wimpered when he would lay down. couldn't stand to see him suffer. sure miss him a lot.
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Old 04-10-2016, 02:06 PM
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You have my sympathy. It is hard to lose a 4 legged companion, I have lost far too many in my life. I really wish dogs out lived humans. I know you don;t want to hear it now, I didn't 2 years ago when I lost my setter, but a puppy will make your world brighter.
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Old 04-10-2016, 02:07 PM
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So sorry to hear of your loss. It is always tough to part with a pet but being a responsible owner means to put the pet's comfort ahead of our feelings.
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Old 04-11-2016, 10:53 AM
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Always a tough call to make. Sorry for your loss.
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Old 04-12-2016, 07:50 AM
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Sorry to read the Mr. is never easy no matter how many dogs you have owned!

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Old 04-13-2016, 03:58 PM
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ive had quite a few over the years as I'm in my 60's. most were not house dogs. only ones that were kept in the house were a cocker spaniel and the lab. both were put down by the vet. both dogs were 12 years old. was like losing one of the family.
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Old 04-13-2016, 07:40 PM
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sorry to hear of your loss
its a hard pill to swallow when having to put one down and the loss of there companionship is always felt as well as missed

I think its one thing a NON dog owner will never experience or understand!

remember the good times, I am sure they out number any bad!
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:51 AM
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Damn! sorry to here about your loss! We've all been there and Know your pain.
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Old 08-01-2016, 06:18 PM
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Sorry to hear this..I had to put my lab Toby down he started biting .I held him in my arms at vet and I could not talk from time I went in too time I left...I cried everyday for week or so...Buried him in yard with white cross...
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:56 PM
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So sorry to hear that. A great pain, but everything will be healed via time.
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