My doggie died

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Sara PA, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Sara PA

    Sara PA New Member

    Just like that. I'm stunned. I went shopping this morning and when I came back two hours later Jake was lying in the cool basement on the cold concrete floor -- his favorite place on a hot day -- dead. He was (seeemingly) healthly, playful, completely normal when I left. He was a 7 1/2 year old Siberian Husky. He was really my son's dog and that was obvious every time he came home for a visit. Jake picked my son when we went to the Humane Society, and my son was thrilled to be Jake's choice. They loved each other. Jake helped my son heal and move forward. I loved that dog and I'm really going to miss him.
  2. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    OMG, Sara. I am SOOO sorry. What a horrible thing to come home to and deal with. I love huskies.

    Major hugs going your way.

  3. ML

    ML Guest

    ((((Sara)))) I am very sorry for your loss. Our animals can be some of our greatest teachers of unconditional love. I know you will miss him greatly. Big hugs ML
  4. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Oh!! I am so sorry :( It is so hard to loose a pet especially when it is unexpected.

    It is going to be hard to tell your son.
  5. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    That's just awful, Sara. I'm so sorry. :9-07tears:

  6. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Wow, Sara, I am so sorry. I wonder what on earth could have caused it- he wasn't that old and if he was not in the heat, that seems so odd. At least he passed in a favorite spot and probably very confortable- maybe even sleeping soundly. I know that doesn't take away the shock or pain. Does your son know yet?
  7. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Oh Sara, I am so sorry! What a shock to lose one so suddenly and unexpectedly like that!

    I know how quickly they become members of the family and how devestating it can be to lose them. Sending lots of understanding hugs.
  8. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I am so sorry for your loss, Sara. I wish you and your son peace in the days ahead.
  9. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I am so sorry Sara.

    Sending lots of hugs,

  10. Star*

    Star* call 911


    My sincerest condolences for the loss of your furperson. I hope you are able to find strength in knowing your pup will have plenty of ice cold floors and biscuits forever.

    Hugs to you and to Jake - You'll never find another who'll love you like a dog.
  11. amazeofgrace

    amazeofgrace New Member

    oh gosh I am so sorry, at least he was not suffering, but that doesn't make it easier on you or your son.

    Prayers of sympathy to you and your family
  12. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Sara, I am so sorry.

  13. muttmeister

    muttmeister Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry. They really are members of the family and losing a family member that suddenly and unexpectedly is a shock. Hopefully, he'll be waiting for you at the rainbow bridge. Hugs!
  14. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry for your and difficult child's loss. Those furballs are the best members of our families sometimes. Selves included!
  15. Sara PA

    Sara PA New Member

    Thank you, everyone.

    I called my son right away. He was, of course, devastated. Fortunately he had been here for a visit last month and got to spoil Jake silly for two weeks. And Jake got to shower him with kisses. At the time, I thought that visit was badly timed. Now I don't think so.
  16. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    Oh Sara...........I am so, so sorry. Words cannot convey my sympathy.
    I lost my kitty a couple of years ago, and I was struck by the depth of my grief over my him. I don't think we realize how much they have wrapped their paws around our heartstrings until they are gone.

  17. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    I am so very very sorry. Sending many ((((((hugs))))))
  18. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Ohhhhhhhh, I'm so sorry.
    And so suddenly so you couldn't prepare.
    I'm glad your son got to visit last month. Small blessings.
  19. 4sumrzn

    4sumrzn New Member

    I'm so very sorry for your loss. {{{{hugs}}}}
  20. Marcie Mac

    Marcie Mac Just Plain Ole Tired

    So sorry for the loss of your furbaby ...