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OT - R.I.P Duffy



  • thanks monica....yeah, i couldn't come home and sit down to relax without duffy first climing up on my lap and getting stroked for about 15 minutes. ..every single night for the past 6 1/2 years!!.and if i didn't stroke her constantly, she would grab my arm in her mouth and make me stroke her!!! . . .and if it was dinner time and i hadn't fed her yet, she would stand at the entrance to the kitchen, turn and look at me and "talk" to me until i got my lazy ass up and came out there and fed her. ...yep, needy in deed. ...god, i'm gonna miss this one. ...
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,988
    What a beautiful animal, Max. Very sorry to hear. I've been through it a few times myself, but of course, it never gets easier.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

  • Judy MayberryJudy Mayberry Posts: 1,991
    Max, my heart goes out to you, sincerely. A few weeks ago our family's 13-year-old golden retriever went in a similar fashion, and I still do some sobbing now and then.

    Putting aside whether you believe in heaven or not, and I already know what you believe, a short children's book called Up in Heaven by Emma Chichester Clark was recommended to us. IT IS WONDERFUL!!! It applies to all who have lost their beloved doggies. Got it at the library. It's a gem.
    Judy in San Diego
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    So sorry Max, we know it's for the best but it's never easy.
  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    biscuit is 16 and fading ... wont be long here..
    guess all we can do is be grateful for the blessing that they are
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    So sorry Max, but you did the right thing no matter how tough it is. -RP
  • misfitmisfit Posts: 358
    Peace be with Duffy, and may you find some also with this. Never easy, and we have to make the decisions.
  • Sorry to hear the news Max
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    I'm so sorry to hear this Max, my most sincere condolences. :(


  • Spring HenSpring Hen Posts: 1,568
    Oh, Max, my heart aches for you.
    Covington, Louisiana USA
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    So sorry for your loss Max and family.
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • thanks michael. .for a big mutt, she was a handsome dog!
  • thanks judy. ..and i'm sorry for your loss too. . .they are probably up there sniffing butts right now :)
  • thanks pat. . . .and you have it exactly right. was the right thing for her today, but still sad.. .
  • sorry to hear about biscuit. .16 is a great long life!!. ..all you can do is make the journey smooth for them at the end! . . i'll send a good thought your way too. ...
  • yep, no regrets randy, other than maybe i should have done it a couple of days ago. ... she was really suffering the last couple of days.. . .but i wanted to make sure there wasn't one last rally in her. ..there wasn't. . .it was time. . .
  • thanks, and yes, i'm at peace with it. .. it was all the right things for all the right reasons. ..
  • thanks buddy. .. .
  • thanks blair, i really appreciate it!
  • awe, thanks judy, we'll be ok. .. .there's some hurt, she was a great dog, and we'll get through it, and eventually there will be another one that finds us and adopts us. ...
  • thanks molly!!
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Sure sorry to hear the news, Duffy was a beautiful dog and I would have to think a big part of the family.

    I had to have our German Shepherd put down several years ago and it still bothers me to this day.

  • Cory430Cory430 Posts: 1,072
    Damn dawgs...they become so much a part of us. My thoughts are with you my friend.
  • WoodbutcherWoodbutcher Posts: 1,004
    Aw Max I'm so sorry to hear about Duffy. My little girl has cancer too and I know it's just a matter of time. I feel your pain. :(
  • We understand Max - went through this a couple times

    More than a pet - a companion and family member
  • BoxerpapaBoxerpapa Posts: 989
    OMG. The worst thing to happen is to lose a fur child. So sorry to hear this news.
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Just so ya know, I broke down and cried for you and Syd. -RP
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Sorry Max. Really nothing in life like your dog. :(
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Sorry to hear about Duffy, Max
    Always hard to see them in pain

  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 1,643
    As a person with an 8 year old dog that has a "9 to 11 year lifespan" you have my condolences. I don't want to imagine it but I'm sure you made the right choice.
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