Christmas Memory that will be hard

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Bigcountry02, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

    Since this afternoon I have been emotional drained!

    This afternoon we had to say goodbye to an old friend, after 4 years. She was about 12 years old, maybe older. She had some on-going medical problems that the vet has been treating since we adopted her. This afternoon we were going to the vet for a look at another medical; but, this morning she had either s stroke or seizure. Our female Australian Shepherd (Strudel) was near the kitchen where Sedona (Husky) always slept. I sensed something was not right.

    Her gums were complete white (no pink), nose, ears, head and paws were very cold. She was not getting blood flow. After complete examination and from her past medical history; doc said any surgical procedure was out of the question.

    The vet said she would not have been alive the next morning, she was suffering.

    We had to put her to sleep, she closed her eyes, no movement at all.

    She is at peace with Our Lord and other dog Rico, who we had to put to sleep at 18 years old in December 2008

    She was family.

    We will get her front paw prints in a mold as well as her ashes.

    This Sedona beginning this year:


    This is one of the last photo in the back yard, she loved the outdoors. She laid down before taking her to the vet, she was intendning on her last sleep:


    Goodbye Sedona :(
  2. wizman86

    wizman86 New Member

    Sorry for your loss my friend:(. It's hard as hell. As a dog owner and lover myself I know how hard it can be. Live in the good memories and hang tough.

  3. robertb6112

    robertb6112 New Member

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Last year November 1st I had to put my ST. Bernard to sleep he also had white gums. And under his ears were also white. It was also his 3rd birthday. He was a youngin'. We missed my wife's grandfather viewing because we had to take him to the vet to be put down. I've never felt so horrible in my life.
  4. fmj

    fmj Active Member

    Condolences brother!
  5. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

    My condolences.

    A dog becomes a major part of your life, Last summer, after 13 years of having her, my wife and I put down our golden retriever\collie mix Lady. My ex and I got her as a pup when we rescued her from some pretty deplorable conditions. The plan was to nurse her back to health, foster her for a while to evaluate her, and then find her a forever home. When the time came to give her up, we decided we couldn't. Fast forward a few years, the wife left, I got the dog.

    My current wife and I both loved the dog deeply, she was especially close to my step-daughter. We all took it hard when we found out that Lady had cancer. On the day we had her put down, my ex had her husband watch her sons so she could be there at the end. Some people will never know how much a part of our lives our pets are. I pity them, they do not know what they are missing.

    R.I.P. Sedona.

    Lady. 1997 to 2011

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  6. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

    Honor your friend by remembering it fondly...
  7. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

    I'm very sorry for your loss. It's very hard to lose a family member no matter if it's a dog or anything else. It took me a long time to get another dog after I lost my best friend Roxie the Talking Dog (yes, that was her full name;)). I guess it's easier for those folks that see an animal as just another possession. I'm glad I'm not one of those type of people though.
    ...Prayers outbound...
  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    I am so sorry for your loss. You did the most loving thing you could have done for your companion. I know it's hard to make that final decision but it is so much better than letting them suffer. Thank you for loving your dog enough to know when it's time to let go.
  9. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 Active Member

    So sorry Big, hard anytime of the year, this particular time is for family and our dogs are certainly family of the finest kind. They love you no matter what and we cant help but feel the same way.

    We sadly had to do the same with our 17 year old pound puppy, Cortland 9 months ago, 3 weeks before I lost my Mom.

    Its gonna be a lonely Christmas without the two of them to hug but hopefully at some time, I can think of them the way I want to remember not the way I last saw them (Soon I hope)..

    Peace be with you as it is now for your pup.
  10. GunMouse

    GunMouse New Member

    Sorry for your loss. Hard to lose good friends.
  11. sdiver35

    sdiver35 New Member

    Condolences. All we can do is reflect upon the great times shared with our four legged companions. They have a way of soothing the soul at our most needed times which makes them so special.

    She looked like a great pup, so sorry for your loss.
  12. kytowboater

    kytowboater Well-Known Member

    Very sorry for your loss.
  13. JSStryker

    JSStryker New Member

  14. orangello

    orangello New Member

    Sorry for your loss. Be comforted by the fun you had together and the happiness you brought each other.

    My sister had to take her kids' ooooooold cat in today to be put down. I do not look forward to the day i have to say goodbye to my fat orange buddy.
  15. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

    Thanks All!

    She will be missed!

    We placed a stuff doggie where she always laid in the kitchen. The other pups that always play with stuff toys, will not touch it.

    Again Thanks All!
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2012
  16. PC167

    PC167 New Member

    My condolences to you for your loss.
  17. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Active Member

    That's tough, my family is experiencing much of the same, this Christmas, my dad passed way at age 60 in July from cancer, then Tuesday my mom calls me at work bawlin her eyes out because her sheltie/beagle cross I got her as a pup got loose and decided to chase a car on the highway, well that was the end of him. Gonna be a tough Christmas. :(