Journal #7952

Posted 7 years ago2012-08-27 14:27:06 UTC
JeffMOD JeffMODCall 141.12
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My dog, Marty, was euthanized today, after having a relapse of a surgically-treated growth that was likely spread throughout his body.
Always ready for a walk or run, and rarely able to stay still when a camera was around, Marty was my roommate, my best friend, my brother. I’m not ashamed to admit that I bawled like a baby watching his last moments this morning, nor that I’m still fighting back tears as I write this. I can only hope that now he’s hunting alongside foxes in heaven, or chasing raccoons up a tree. Goodbye, my dog. Goodbye, my friend. Rest in Peace.

13 Comments

Commented 7 years ago2012-08-27 16:48:32 UTC Comment #60968
Sorry for your loss, bro. I've loved every dog I've had, there's just something about the bond between man and dog that's tough to explain. He looks like he was a real good dog.
Commented 7 years ago2012-08-27 17:46:20 UTC Comment #60966
Sorry to hear that, I remember how I cried for every pet I lost. The worst... was watching one of them suffer from a disease, in front of me. There is nothing more painful.. when there is nothing you can do about it.

I'm sure that Marty had a great life beside you.
Commented 7 years ago2012-08-27 17:53:48 UTC Comment #60965
^ Last thing sajo said. You can be happy in the knowledge that any relationship with a pet with so much obvious love would have made a good life for any pet.

A good life is one to remember fondly, and even though it hurts like hell now, you'll have all the memories to smile about in a few years when they cross your mind.
Commented 7 years ago2012-08-27 19:53:55 UTC Comment #60975
Sorry for your loss. It's very sad but like Archie said, surely he had a happy life in your company too. You have great memories of him, as he would have of you.
Commented 7 years ago2012-08-27 20:51:32 UTC Comment #60973
I'm sorry for your loss, looked like a really nice and obedient dog.
Commented 7 years ago2012-08-28 14:48:57 UTC Comment #60974
Thanks for the kind words and support, guys. It means a lot to me.
Commented 7 years ago2012-08-28 19:25:19 UTC Comment #60976
Poor doggy, sorry for your loss.
Commented 7 years ago2012-08-28 19:43:57 UTC Comment #60972
Sincerest condolences mate ='(
Commented 7 years ago2012-08-28 21:00:11 UTC Comment #60970
Losing a pet is never an easy thing, especially when you were as close as you guys were.
My condolences to you.
Commented 7 years ago2012-08-28 21:06:58 UTC Comment #60969
Building off of what Archie said, I told a friend this when a dog very dear to her died at just a year old- a pet well loved and well taken care of only experiences the best parts of life. They have life-long friends (which are so, so rare) and no worries at all. That dog enjoyed life with you more than any of us will enjoy our own lives, no doubt about it. I can't emphasize "you" enough in that last sentence either, dogs are intelligent pack animals and they really do love you as much as you love them.
Commented 7 years ago2012-08-28 21:28:52 UTC Comment #60967
The best is when you come home and your dog is the first to say hello.
I feel your pain and your loss.
May he rest in peace away from sickness.
Commented 7 years ago2012-09-11 10:39:40 UTC Comment #60971
I just saw this journal now. Condolences, if you ever see this.
Commented 6 years ago2012-09-25 08:04:31 UTC Comment #60964
Same. It's never easy and it's made worse when your pet died before it even got a chance to experience a long life but at least your dog had a good life.

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