Lost my 13 year old lab...

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  1. KirbyHawk75

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    Had to put her to sleep. My heart is broke. She was my girl for nearly 14 years. My wife and I have no kids so Shaye and our 8 month old Rory are our babies. It has been a day and I am so sad. Our house seems empty. Shaye was a great dog... This is the first dog I have ever put to sleep. How hard was it for you?
     
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    It's always hard but part of life's natural order, part of having animals . I've always counted myself lucky that all my animals have lived long happy lives. Sorry for your loss.
     
  3. Cath

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    I am so sorry for the loss of your girl Shaye. I lost my best friend Robbie a few years ago now. He was put to sleep in my arms at home. I still miss him, but have wonderful memories of our time together. One day you will be able to smile when you talk about her. I will be thinking of you.
     
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    I am so, so very sorry. Shaye sounds like a very special girl. The grief you are going through right now is very tough.

    Maybe in a few days, you could dig out some photos of Shaye to share with us, and tell us a little more about her personality, and your time together.

    There will always be a bit of Shaye in your heart, and for sure loving and losing our dogs makes us better people. They teach us so much in the time they are with us around unconditional love and patience (especially labradors!) :hug:
     
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    So sorry, it is such a tough part of our lives with our dogs. It is never easy, but take comfort in the fact that it is the last kind act you did for Shaye. You let her go with love and dignity.
     
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    It is extremely difficult. I still sometimes find myself crying in the evening after everyone is asleep and I'm watching TV downstairs. Something will make me remember one of the sweet dogs we've had over the years and I just shed silent tears for a moment. BUT, as time goes on, you will see something or remember something and will smile instead of cry...we never forget the dogs who have shared a portion of time with us. But, there is always room - after a time - for another dog who brings their own special something to your heart and your home. And, we've found that each time we bring home another soul to love, there will be just a little something that the new one does that one of the lost ones did that make us smile and remember.

    One of our rescue boys was crate abused when he came to us; he always stopped in the doorway upon re-entering the house for a hug from whomever had opened it for him or was coming in with him. He was quiet and reserved and sometimes slipped into the background of our multi-dog home. That was his way of getting that extra hug during the day. Years later, we brought home a chocolate male who does the same thing and I always laugh a little and remember our Indie as I bend down to give Cain that little bit of extra attention.....!
     
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  7. KirbyHawk75

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    It has been 4 days, and I am still so devastated. I cry every day. I miss her so much. This was harder than losing my grandparents. I know that sounds terrible. Our house just feels empty and my heart feels empty.
     
  8. lucy@labforumHQ

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    I am so very sorry for your loss :(
     
  9. Beanwood

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    So very sorry, thinking of you xx
     
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    So very sorry for your loss.
     
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    I had a 14 yr old just passed this last June our children are grown and grandchildren out of state so when Harley was put down by me due to bladder cancer I was Heartbroken I though I was in a serious depression!! I cried all the time for 3 months I couldn't look at anything dog related. This past week I was blessed with a 11 week lab and my heart is not hurting anymore. I'm so sorry for your loss grief is real.
     
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    I lost my nearly 11 year old last year and it is one of the most painful things to happen to us. I am so very sorry, it is heartbreaking, we miss them so much. It does get easier as time goes on. Our pain shows we loved them as they loved us, your beloved dog lived his lifetime, unfortunately our lifetimes do not match, but you gave Shaye a perfect lifetime.
     
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    So very sorry for your loss x
     

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