Just sent our Golden Retriever to "Doggy Heaven"

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by Dr. Dolittle, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

    Sad day around here. Just had to put down our 14 year old Golden Retriever - kidney failure and severe arthritis/hip nerve damage. Knew this day was coming but it's still no fun.

    Do me a favor - if you own a dog, give it an extra special hug for me today and say it's from "Peaches" in Woodstock, Georgia.
  2. 01dynaglide

    01dynaglide Junior Member

    I'm sure sorry to here about that. I have a black lab that is almost 8 now. He is my bud. I know it is a big lose to your family and we will be thinking about you and the family.
  3. gunnut

    gunnut Junior Member

    Sorry for your loss,I personally hate dogs,but I understand the emotional attachment some people get for thier pets,so my condolances come from the heart.It must have been a merciful release for you and your dog.
  4. Twisted Grip

    Twisted Grip Banned

    Sorry to here that Dr.
    My heart goes out to you and the family.
    We will give our dog Misty (Wiemeramer) a big hug for you guys! They become family and its hard to have to do something like that, again my heart goes out.
  5. Joyflyin

    Joyflyin Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator

    I hate to hear that news, I hope I never have to make the decision. I'll give Rocky & Molly hugs tonight between tosses. :(
  6. bwalsh22

    bwalsh22 Junior Member

    Had a Golden as a kid, best dog ever. Now I have cats (wife's choice), recently had 1 pass on, just over a year old, so I know how hard it can be.

    My prayers go out to you and your family.
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

    Sorry to hear about your loss Doc, I know how difficult it can be to loose a pet.
  8. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

    Thanks everyone - just confirms what a great bunch of folks hang out on this forum!
  9. Fourdogs

    Fourdogs Junior Member

    Doc...so sorry my friend..My wife, and I have rescued dogs for many many years and its never easy to say goodbye to a pet. Some folks have laughed at us because of our strong feelings for animals and its ok...For you to read...its always helped me...Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone
    here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and
    hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
    There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are
    warm and comfortable.

    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and
    vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong
    again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times
    gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small
    thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to
    be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one
    suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are
    intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the
    group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend
    finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be
    parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands
    again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the
    trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never
    absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together
  10. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

    Sorry for your lose. My buddy is setting beside me now holding hands with me waiting for our 4 oclock walk
    Ken and Hogan