a death in the family

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by muttmeister, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    Peaches, my blue heeler, started acting a little funny a few days ago and this morning she seemed to have trouble getting down the stairs when we got up. She laid around all day and tonight when I came up to bed, she stayed downstairs. I was reading and decided to go down to get some ice and check on her and I found her dead at the top of the stairs. :sad: I guess she'd tried to get up to me but she didn't quite make it.
    I know she's "only" a dog, but I've had her for a long time and she is almost like one of my kids. I'm waiting for difficult child#2 to get off work so he can at least move her off the stairs. She weighs about 70 pounds and with my sprained ankle, I don't think I can carry her down. I guess we'll have to add to the pet burial ground at the north side of our property tomorrow.
    She was a good and faithful dog and I know that if dogs go to heaven, she'll be there.
  2. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    I'm so sorry, Nan. :sad: I've been up most of tonight with Miss Molly who isn't feeling well and, at 14, I worry about her as well.

    Peaches has now joined Lily. I'm sure they are glad to see each other even though it's devastating to lose them.

    Big hugs,
  3. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Nan - so sorry. Our pets are so much family & I know you feel this loss deeply. :flower:
  4. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Hugs Mutt, Im sorry. My dogs are my babies. When I lose a pet it is like losing a family member.
  5. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Oh, {{{Nan}}}! I'm so sorry to hear about Peaches. Of course she wasn't just a dog! She was a trusted friend and a member of the family...
  6. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    No such thing as "just" a dog. They are family.

    Hugs and prayers to help you through this grieving process.
  7. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I am very sorry for your loss. Pets are a part of the family and we always feel the impact of their loss. Life is different without them.

  8. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm sorry for the loss of your pet. Pets are definitely part of the family. Gentle hugs.
  9. Fran

    Fran Former Site Owner

    Sorry to hear about Peaches,Nan.
    There always seems to be a bit of a hole that a pet leaves when they pass away. I still miss Buster 3yrs later.

  10. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Sorry for the loss of Peaches....don't know what I will do when my dog passes, he thinks I am a goddess and can do no wrong and he would protect me under any circumstances......

    How old was Peaches?
  11. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I'm so sorry for your loss. :sad: :flower:

  12. blb

    blb New Member

    So sorry about your girl.
  13. Nancy

    Nancy Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I'm sorry. Losing a pet is very very sad.

  14. envisablepuppet

    envisablepuppet New Member

    She wasen't just a dog, she was a big part of your family :frown: I feel so sad for you.Coming from a family of animal lovers I know how this can affect the whole family. It is so hard to lose a pet. The hardest part of having a pet is losing them. :sad:
  15. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    I am so sorry. I think from the posts in the past and from the responses here, It is obvious that most of us here feel like our pets are family and grieve deeply when one passes.

    Hang in there and take some time to remember Peaches...
  16. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I'm so sorry. Pets are what family is supposed to be: always there for you, loving you unconditionally. It hurts so much to lose one you love.

  17. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    I'm so sorry for your loss.
  18. On_Call

    On_Call New Member

    So sorry to hear about Peaches passing.

    Adding my sympathy and many {{{hugs}}}.
  19. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Nan, I am so very sorry for your loss. Coming from another animal lover, they are never "just a dog"! I do know how you feel - I lost one of my girls at age 13 three years ago and I still miss her every single day! But now when I think of her, it's more of the happy memories and less of the pain of losing her.

    Sending lots of (((hugs))).

  20. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Awww...Nan, I'm so sorry. Pets can be the best of friends and family. Hugs to you.