My dearest Tyson

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  1. Kaywii

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    I haven't been active very recently because of the very hard decision I had to make the 16th of February.

    My very first dog, the sunshine of my life was in so much pain, gone from a healthy and active dog to one full of tumours. It all happened too fast. He was suffering from an aggressive type in the lymph noodes and my parents were away for the week, I had thought that they would atleast be home to say goodbye. I was wrong. He was suffering so badly, having all his organ slowly giving up and almost being choked to death by the huge, nasty, tumours on his neck. It was such a painful decision but it was more painful for both me and him to keep going.

    It has just been so hard on me. This boy brought so much joy to the family, he really was one of a kind. His previous owner had abused him so he always been a bit shy. It was just so heartwarming to watch him go from somewhat aggressive to fully trustfull and full of love under the years, dogs really are amazing. I only wished he had gotten more years to make up for all the bad ones he had. He only became 12 years old, not a very old age for dogs of his breed.

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    Oh, I am so sorry. I do understand how very painful this is. You know you made the right decision for Tyson. Sleep easy, sweet boy...
     
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    I'm so sorry for your loss. Tyson knew love in his last years and that is all that matters.
     
  4. Granca

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    I'm so sorry. You did the best thing for him and also gave him several happy years. You will have some treasured memories.
     
  5. Atemas

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    So very sorry :hug:
     
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    Beautiful boy, sorry you had to make such a tough decision.
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    What a sweet looking boy.
    I'm so sorry to hear this x
     
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    You gave Tyson a wonderful life and you were with him as he fell asleep. Sleep tight, sweet dreams lovely Tyson xxx:hug:
     
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    So sorry for your loss.
     
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    Sorry to hear of your loss :hug:
     
  11. Emily_BabbelHund

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    I'm very sorry for your loss of Tyson. You gave him the best years of his life and he'll always be with you. :heart:
     
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    I am truly sorry for your loss. You have done a very courageous thing for Tyson. It is the biggest gift we can give our dogs, freedom from suffering, with dignity. Tyson depended on you for this and you didn't let him down. RIP Tyson, you were loved.
     
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    Tyson looked a very dear dog and found love with you after being abused. I am so sorry for the pain you are feeling x
     
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    Tyson was a beautiful boy, I love the photo. Sounds to me like you did your very best and I know it doesn’t make the pain any easier, but you really did give him a good life. :hug:
     
  15. Kaywii

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    Thank you all so much :)

    I don't mean to brag, which I am propably doing, but Tyson was an exceptional dog in every way. I've gotten so many compliments over the years of how beautiful he was, he was so unique and I had this really special bond with him. You see, as I mentioned before, he was abused really badly by his previous owner. I've heard horror stories of him being lifted up by the tail, strangled by his leash, punched, kicked at, to the point that he of crying badly for help; he use to run away all the time. So it wasn't a surprise that when he came to us he was be very distrustful and scared.

    I guess you could say that we saved him when he needed it the most, but in return, he saved me. Don't mean for this to get too personal, but he supported me so much during one of the worst years of my life. It's just so... I can't find words. Watching a dog that abused getting faith in humans again is such a beautiful thing, to watch him go from scared and aggressive to a dog that loved cuddleing, loved hiding beneath blankets all cosie'd up. To have this companion by my side that would never, ever, betray me. He always protected me from strangers, even guarded my damned bed; no one except me was allowed to be in it (this tiny dog dragged my big ass brother by the legs off my bed every time he was in it :rofl:).

    He was perhaps not the most typical jack russell due to the trauma he'd gone through but he had those very typical characteristics one coould only describe as stubborness, protecting, active etc. Though he was a bit sceptical in the beginning he came to be rather social. Always knew how to start a damn fight with other dogs, that one, but whenever I look back at it I find so many things I could have done to prevent it and made him more safe, I was so young I wish honestly I could have done so much more. Either was he was a very querky dog. He could literally chase waves at the beach for HOURS. People would ask me, "Does he never get tired??" I would just shrug my shoulders and reply with a "Nope." He was a particular quiet dog for his breed but whenever we played you could see the jack russell terrier in him shine through. Reaaally loved balls, but no one was allowed to touch them. Must have killed tons of poor small animals as well, but what can you do when you own a hunting do? He also had this thing that whenever he was comfortable he would snore, people always got surprised because he was snoring when he was awake. UH yeah, he was very special. For some reason he was famous, like I could meet literal strangers and they would just go "Hey is that Tyson???" I wonder what kind of life he lived before coming to me. I know that he must have had more than one previous owner since I met once a family that claimed that they had owned him at some point. Really mysterious dog, but damn was he special.

    It really hurts nowdays, whenever I think to myself I have to take him for a walk just to realize that he is no longer here. Or whenever I could have sworn I saw him lying in the corner. It feels so damn empty and it hurts so badly to know that the most important thing in my life is gone, the friend that was there for me when I didn't have anyone else to talk to. If there is an after life I wish he has the best damn life he could get because he deserves so much more.

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    Right, it's not very visible at the last picture but if you look at the 3rd picture you can see it. He had a damn heart on his fore head. Really cute. He was so perfect god damnit.
     
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    My lab Bismo trying to play with Tyson, this was last year not long ago....
     
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    I'm very sorry to hear about Tyson, what a difficult decision. There's never a good time, but it's such a pity your parents weren't there to say goodbye :( I'm very glad that you were able to give him a wonderful second chance at life.
     
  19. Emily_BabbelHund

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    Thank you for sharing more about your life with Tyson, his story and the photos and video. All dogs are special, but some make wider ripples in the pond. In Tyson's case, it sounds like he made waves in the ocean. I imagine you'll keep getting asked about him while you are out and about, which will be hard, but another sign of how special he was.

    Just because his body failed, it doesn't mean his spirit isn't just as tenacious as ever. Just think of what he went through to get to you - he's certainly not going to let go now. He is still going on walks with you and he is still near you in his corner. He'll be there for as long as you need him to be.

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    So sorry
     

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