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Big Fuzzy Dog has gone to the Bridge

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  • Big Fuzzy Dog has gone to the Bridge

    I have often posted asking for advice about my big golden retriever/collie Shadow's arthritis, and gotten such helpful responses. Over the past week, it got so he could hardly stand up, and we said goodbye to him today. The house is very empty. Tribble the Fat Corgi seems at a loss and keeps circling around.

    I am so glad he is out of pain and swimming in a big lake somewhere.

    Here are some pictures of his time with us. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...1&l=3648e625d0
    I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry

  • #2
    Im so sorry, sounds like he had a great life and a dignified ending. Give Tribble and fat corgi a hug


    • Original Poster

      (Tribble IS the fat corgi. )
      I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry


      • #4
        From the owner of a big fuzzy dog with arthritis: a big hug. You did the right thing. We are treasuring every day with ours, whose heart is better than his body.

        I hope you feel peaceful in having done the right thing for him.
        "Kindness is free" ~ Eurofoal
        The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances.


        • #5
          Hugs from our Big (not fat ) Corgi, Gumby and us - it never is easy to lose one as special as your fuzzy baby. Be kind to yourself and Tribble and take time to grieve. We are slowly losing Gumby to DM, and will be in your position in a couple weeks. Not sure how our other Corgis, Millie and George, are going to handle it either.
          Last edited by eventgroupie2; Nov. 17, 2012, 09:10 PM. Reason: spelling
          stained glass groupie


          • #6
            AM so sorry. And many hugs!


            • #7
              {{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}} to you and your family Now he is running without pain. I'm sure you did what was best for him.


              • #8
                I'm so sorry you're missing your friend. I have a big 13 year old fuzzy dog myself and our day is coming. Your family made a long happy life done right; good on you. I'm sorry for your pain.
                “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” Stephen R. Covey


                • #9
                  He was a beautiful dog, Guin. And he clearly lived a wonderful life and was well-loved...those pictures made me go Aawww

                  No more pain now. Godspeed, big fuzzy red dog. Hugs to you.


                  • #10
                    What a beautiful dog he was. His soul shown right out of those lovely eyes of his. I know that you and your family, including Tribble, are hurting right now. I am sorry that it has to be so. As time passes, and the pain lessens (it never quite goes away), you will have a treasure trove of wonderful memories. I know that you will cherish them.
                    If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.
                    Desmond Tutu


                    • #11
                      As someone who has once made the mistake of waiting too long with the first dog we had PTS, you were so kind to let him go before life was awful.
                      I\'m not crazy. I\'m just a little unwell.


                      • #12
                        I'm so sorry for your loss. It is always so heartbreaking to have to say goodbye, even when we reach the point when we know it is the only loving thing to do.



                        • #13

                          I am sorry for your loss. The photos are great!

                          I am sure that he is swimming in a lake at the base of the rainbow bridge playing with a slew of CoTHer's beloved dogs and cats.


                          • #14
                            It is never easy to say good bye, but sometimes it is the best for the friends we love and who depend on us. Hugs.
                            Breeders of Painted Thoroughbreds and Uniquely Painted Irish Sport Horses in Northeast Oklahoma


                            • #15
                              I am so very sorry for your loss. He was a beautiful boy. I will follow you soon enough. My old lady is 15 and hanging on to the rimadyl/tramadol train with her toenails. You loved him well. Godspeed sweet boy.


                              • #16
                                I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family must be heartbroken. I love the pics, expecially the one with the bread in his mouth. I'd love to hear the story behind that.

                                Goodnight, good dog.



                                • Original Poster

                                  LOL. "Oui, I am ze chien de France!" That was when he was about three or four. He took the whole loaf of bread right off the counter in the kitchen and was playing keep-away with it. I think I ended up getting about half of it back from him. Isn't his expression so mischievous?
                                  I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry