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Losing a pet

Post by joey13 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:23 pm

Lost this little chap today , devastated .
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Re: Losing a pet

Post by Granny WeatherWax » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:24 pm

Ouch, I’m sorry for you pal, horrible when your pets die.
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Re: Losing a pet

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:27 pm

I remember coming home from Burnley College when I must have been 18.

My mate waited outside while I went in to drop off my bag.

My mum was crying on the settee and turned and said, "Notice anything missing?" - straight away my heart sank, as we'd had Brandy from when I was 3 to when I was 18, so grew up with her. My Dad was keeping busy by doing some DIY work around the back.

I was gutted.

So I know how you feel.
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Re: Losing a pet

Post by conyoviejo » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:28 pm

So sorry for you,I know how you are feeling Joey. RIP little fellow .
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Re: Losing a pet

Post by GandalfsBeard » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:32 pm

So sorry to hear it, he looks like a great friend. Wishing you all the best
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Re: Losing a pet

Post by Burnley1989 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:32 pm

It almost feels like losing a family member, when you’ve spent all that time with your dog. I know some will disagree but they really do become a huge part of your life.
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Re: Losing a pet

Post by Tribesmen » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:32 pm

Never had a pet ............

Feel for you anyway

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:33 pm

Burnley1989 wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:32 pm
It almost feels like losing a family member, when you’ve spent all that time with your dog. I know some will disagree but they really do become a huge part of your life.
100%. You see them every day and they're always there for you. I've always thought if somebody doesn't like dogs, avoid them.
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Re: Losing a pet

Post by BenWickes » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:33 pm

So sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences. Remember the little guy with fond, happy memories.
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Re: Losing a pet

Post by Conroysleftfoot » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:35 pm

Feel so sorry for you, been in the same position myself.
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Re: Losing a pet

Post by joey13 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:36 pm

Small dog , huge character, Kaspa , yes it was a compromise to Frank Casper . He had a good life and has been a great friend to all the family 😢

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:37 pm

joey13 wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:36 pm
Small dog , huge character, Kaspa , yes it was a compromise to Frank Casper . He had a good life and has been a great friend to all the family 😢
How old was he?

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by joey13 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:38 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:27 pm
I remember coming home from Burnley College when I must have been 18.

My mate waited outside while I went in to drop off my bag.

My mum was crying on the settee and turned and said, "Notice anything missing?" - straight away my heart sank, as we'd had Brandy from when I was 3 to when I was 18, so grew up with her. My Dad was keeping busy by doing some DIY work around the back.

I was gutted.

So I know how you feel.
Thanks Frank , you didn’t have to post , we have had our disagreements in the past , respect
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Re: Losing a pet

Post by joey13 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:41 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:37 pm
How old was he?
He was 14 and half , had a lung condition for the last few months and went downhill rapidly this past week , had to pluck up the courage to call the vet out this morning, such a hard thing to do .

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by ClaretDiver » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:42 pm

Mate, so sorry for your loss.....losing a pet is never an easy thing to cope with....RIP little fella x

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:45 pm

Condolences Joey and family. Been there and it hurts.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by Bop » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:47 pm

Dogs are wonderful. They give you unconditional love. They can’t hide their emotions whatever their mood. Sorry for your loss.
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Re: Losing a pet

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:47 pm

joey13 wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:41 pm
He was 14 and half , had a lung condition for the last few months and went downhill rapidly this past week , had to pluck up the courage to call the vet out this morning, such a hard thing to do .
That's a good age for a dog - not that it will make you feel less sad, of course.

My mum and dad went to the vets when I was at college and when the vet told my mum she had to be put down, my mum dropped the lead on the table and had to leave the room, she was that upset. She said Brandy kept looking up at her as if to say, "I know what's coming".

Like somebody mentioned, dogs are a member of the family and there's a massive hole lost when they're no longer around.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by Bosscat » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:52 pm

joey13 wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:23 pm
Lost this little chap today , devastated .
Know how you must feel Joey ... its always hard to lose a beloved pet.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by icu81b4 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:01 pm

That little chap has obviously left a big hole, I feel for you.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by Walkerpool » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:01 pm

Very sad losing a pet especially a dog but I'd recommend getting another dog and I'd recommend a loveable Cavachon i know it would help fix a broken 💔
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Re: Losing a pet

Post by Siddo » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:03 pm

We are on our 5th rescue dog, so have had to go through the loss of a loved pet four times. It is horrendous and I think only a dog owner will understand how you feel.
I really feel for you mate. We lasted a week when our last dog died before we rescued another. I hope you can think about getting another dog, as I guarantee it will help you get over the loss more quickly, plus you have that discipline in your life of having to get up to take them out.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:04 pm

Siddo wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:03 pm
We are on our 5th rescue dog, so have had to go through the loss of a loved pet four times. It is horrendous and I think only a dog owner will understand how you feel.
I really feel for you mate. We lasted a week when our last dog died before we rescued another. I hope you can think about getting another dog, as I guarantee it will help you get over the loss more quickly, plus you have that discipline in your life of having to get up to take them out.
Does getting a new dog, help with the loss of the previous dog? Or do you think it totally depends on the owner/person?

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by spadesclaret » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:10 pm

Kaspa was a lucky little dog to have you, Joey. Remember him with happiness.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by ClaretTony » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:11 pm

It’s hard to explain how it feels sometimes. There’s a post on this thread suggesting it’s almost like losing a member of the family but the word almost can be removed. Pets are members of the family.

Some good friends of mine went through the same thing two weeks ago. I knew they would get another dog and they did almost immediately although they said it’s not possible to get one from a rescue centre at the moment.

I’m not a dog owner myself but I know from friends and family members just how devastating it is to say goodbye. You can only console yourself that you gave him or her a good life.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by tim_noone » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:12 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:04 pm
Does getting a new dog, help with the loss of the previous dog? Or do you think it totally depends on the owner/person?
In time frank it does....but I havent replaced the Jack Russell we had up to his 18th year this ten years.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by Jakubclaret » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:15 pm

When you get a dog usually as a puppy you know 1 day that the day will come, arguably it's harder than just getting a rescue dog & eventually saying goodbye due to the length you've both been attached, both circumstances are far from pleasant, anyway condolences.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:16 pm

Jakubclaret wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:15 pm
When you get a dog usually as a puppy you know 1 day that the day will come, arguably it's harder than just getting a rescue dog & eventually saying goodbye due to the length you've both been attached, both circumstances are far from pleasant, anyway condolences.
I don't think it matters at all whether you get a dog as a puppy or adopt a dog when he's 10 years old, or whether it's a rescue centre dog. It's a dog, you become attached to it and it becomes part of the family.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by ClaretAndJew » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:17 pm

Sorry for your loss, Joey.

I have a Jack Russell Terrier that I bought with my first wage when I was 17, in 2005. She's nearly 16 now. They are the best animals on Earth.
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Re: Losing a pet

Post by tim_noone » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:19 pm

joey13 wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:41 pm
He was 14 and half , had a lung condition for the last few months and went downhill rapidly this past week , had to pluck up the courage to call the vet out this morning, such a hard thing to do .
All the Best Paul....will take a few weeks to feel normal again. Bonus for me/family the three we had are buried in the garden. Raise a glass.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by Jakubclaret » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:19 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:16 pm
I don't think it matters at all whether you get a dog as a puppy or adopt a dog when he's 10 years old, or whether it's a rescue centre dog. It's a dog, you become attached to it and it becomes part of the family.
I agree, thats why I used the word arguably, you can equally mourn & be overcome with grief regardless of how & when you obtained the dog.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by Noblelight » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:20 pm

Sorry for your loss, they are part of the family.
We had a cat called Casper also named after Frank Casper
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Re: Losing a pet

Post by elwaclaret » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:23 pm

joey13 wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:23 pm
Lost this little chap today , devastated .
Sorry to hear that Joey... been there a few times; comes with the territory, unfortunately. Keep your chin up.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by joey13 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:23 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:04 pm
Does getting a new dog, help with the loss of the previous dog? Or do you think it totally depends on the owner/person?
Can’t see us getting another dog , he was unique

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by claretandy » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:24 pm

Lost both of mine in the last 2 years, aged 13 and 15 1/2, devastating, but if you are a dog person, get another one quickly like we did, you can never replace, but it does help.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by DCWat » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:24 pm

Sorry to hear that, Joey.

It’s really upsetting losing a pet - we lost our dog 15 months ago and it’s only this last week that we’ve finally got another.
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Re: Losing a pet

Post by FactualFrank » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:25 pm

joey13 wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:23 pm
Can’t see us getting another dog , he was unique
I think they all are. Something to think about in the coming weeks, giving another dog a great home and to be loved.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by CaptainKirk » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:27 pm

I always guessed it might be a bit sad but thought people perhaps made a bit of a fuss when a pet died - until I got one.
Absolutely a member of the family, from day one.
Always pleased to see you and has the ability to make a crap day seem better, a real companion.
Dogs will be your mate forever - just try locking your wife and kids and your dog in the boot of your car for an hour and then see who is pleased to see you when you open up.
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Re: Losing a pet

Post by HB Claret » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:28 pm

So sorry to hear of your loss. Anyone who has lost a pet will fully understand how you are feeling - when we lost our last one we decided no more pets as the heartbreak is too much. Ironically today we have been dog sitting and between the showers on the Kent coast I have managed over 17,000 steps on the Fatbit whilst enjoying having a dog in the house. Just hoping my good turn has its’ rewards for the Clarets !
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Re: Losing a pet

Post by karatekid » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:42 pm

I said I would never get another cat after my ginger Tom passed away. He was a real member of our family for 15 years. 6 months later and we got a lovely calico cat. So glad we did , she is lovely. Feel for you mate.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by Somethingfishy » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:50 pm

We have a 4 year old Westiepoo that we got from 8 weeks old. In fact we saw her when only a few days old. I'd never had a dog before..always was a cat person but she really is a member of the family. Cheeky character, playful, loving. The thought of the day we have to part isn't nice. She really would leave a big hole in our lives.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by Burnley1989 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:52 pm

Walkerpool wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:01 pm
Very sad losing a pet especially a dog but I'd recommend getting another dog and I'd recommend a loveable Cavachon i know it would help fix a broken 💔
That’s what we have, he’s about 3.5. His nature is like no dog I’ve ever known. Greedy little get though :lol:
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Re: Losing a pet

Post by Aclaret » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:52 pm

Sorry for your news Joey13 and RIP kaspa.
My best pal is now 12, dreading the day when I lose her. Springer Spaniel, always at my side.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by elwaclaret » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:52 pm

joey13 wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:23 pm
Can’t see us getting another dog , he was unique
Each of them are unique personalities Joey. Give it time, you’ll find a new pal that won’t replace him, but will help you make new memories to help with the old ones.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by Fenwick » Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:00 pm

Looks like he was a typical terrier. Yes I will sit on the settee and yes you will let me ! Try and think of the happy times

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by BenWickes » Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:00 pm

joey13 wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:23 pm
Can’t see us getting another dog , he was unique
As said above they are family. We lost Buddy 2 years ago and he was unique. In time you'll remember the good times and we ended up with two more who are equally unique. We never lose thoughts for Buddy and think of him daily but we have pictures, videos and pride of place picture of him over the fire. They never leave our hearts.
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Re: Losing a pet

Post by Burnleyareback2 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:24 pm

joey13 wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:23 pm
Lost this little chap today , devastated .
Such an awful experience. Thoughts are with you all, think of the fun times and memories

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by Bop » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:26 pm

joey13 wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:23 pm
Can’t see us getting another dog , he was unique
I lost my 11yr old SBT, “Tank” to cancer. We had such a friendship - it broke my heart. I swore I would never be able to replicate that and said I would never have another dog.

12 years later, with kids pestering, I relented. Another SBT. I can’t compare ‘em but I love Archie as much as I loved Tank.

Don’t be frightened or worried about getting another dog. They give you so much happiness.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by Pimlico_Claret » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:36 pm

Total sympathy for you. Hadn't had a dog since childhood until this August (40 years), decided to take the plunge on a 5 month old Maltipoo puppy. He's now such an integrated part of the family that I would so miss him, even after such a short time together, love him to bits.
Dreading the day he's no longer with us, hopefully a long time off, and he'll probably outlive me anyway.

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Re: Losing a pet

Post by bobinho » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:42 pm

Give the wife and the dog a backhander, lock them both in the shed overnight....

In the morning, let them out and see which one is happy to see you. That’s PROPER unconditional love.

Sorry for your loss, I know from experience it’s devastating.

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