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ach60 Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:02 pm

My dog's name is Bink.
Bink and his seeing eye dog Chelsea, were originally my buddy's dogs, and came to live with me in 2005, I guess.
Bink had spent a lot of time with me from 1997 on when he came to adopt my best friends Bob & Lori.
Bink was a cocker mix, of poor breeding choices and as a result was born blind.
Bink was a great dog, and leaves behind me, and Chelsea.

Bink is the red dog, and this photo is at least 10 years old, but one of my favorites because of his crazy face.

2002sportside Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:03 pm

Sorry to hear that... :cry:

shano63 Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:05 pm

Al, I am so sorry. That has to be one of the hardest things anybody has to do.

obus Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:14 pm

thats beat. i have had to go through that a few times and feel your pain. there is a reason why dogs are man's best friend.

melville Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:45 pm

The toughest decision we've ever had to make. Sorry for your loss.

blarneyman Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:12 pm

Know very well, where your at. I've had to put 4 down in the past 7 years. Doesn't get any easier, because they are all good friends.

Probably the most difficult "pet" I've had to put down was my wifes horse. We had him for 27 years (he almost made it to 33). We have one more horse to go within the next few years :( not looking forward to that one either.

mech361 Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:23 pm

Sorry for your loss. They truly become part of the family. Ours is.

Neto Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:44 pm

sorry for your lost, it's always hard to loose a good pet.

EverettB Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:29 pm

Sorry to hear that.

I've only had to do that once but it totally sucks.

typesoneandtwo Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:38 pm

I am sorry for your loss. I can empathize.
The dog you see in my avatar was Brie, A German Shepherd Basset Hound mix, the sweetest little dog with big ears and the bark of a police dog. One day I was a walking with her and the family well out in the woods. She started to stagger and was acting odd. Then she just fell. I carried her out of the woods and arrived at the Beetle to see a police officer patrolling the parking lot. He gave me a full escort to the nearest vet, where the diagnosis was given (tumor) and the best option became obvious.
It's never easy, though.

69 Jim Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:54 pm

Sorry for your loss.

My dog will be 18 years old in August. We have been very lucky to have her this long. A sucky time will be here soon.

superwoodrow Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:16 pm

I know where you're at, sorry for your loss. That is the last true act of love anyone can do for their pets.

pikeman48 Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:17 pm

Sorry to hear of your loss. The bond between a man and his dog is the stuff of legend. The only time I ever saw my late Father cry was when He had to put a family pet down. Dog owners are the nicest,sanest people in this world,for they learn compassion and loyalty from their dogs.

nlorntson Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:51 pm

Yep, losing a dog is horrible.

We just lost our big (94lb) standard poodle on June 16th to complications after emergency surgery for bloat. He was 4 years and 1 week old. In perfect health at 9 PM and in trouble by 11:30 PM.

He survived the surgery but an artery began leaking during recovery and they had to open him up again. He had lost 2 liters of blood and the ER Vet said there was less than 5% chance of recovery so the horribel decision was made. I picked up his ashes today as a matter of fact.

As we found out a few days later, his mother died of bloat a year and a half after she had Tony's litter, and three other dogs from the litter also had bloat but survived.

Last week I was thumbing through the July Readers Digest and happened upon an article about an ER Vet and his experience with a German Shepard and bloat.

It's pretty common in deep chested dogs and from my estimation must have a genetic predisposition. Very painful and 60% never make it to surgery.

Our condolances on the loss of your fur child. :cry: :cry:

Tram Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:55 pm

Put my best friend "Beavis" down 8. Feb. 2003. Still sucks. My wife's dog Mattie, who "grew up" with Beavis, will be 14 in Sept. She's a brindle American Staffordshire and it's unusual for them to live this long.

jbbugs Sun Jun 29, 2008 7:47 am

No doubt, one of the most heart-wrenching things that one must do. But after seeing it done first hand(I held my dog while having it done), I found it the most humane way to go. It's really a shame they don't allow humans that are terminally ill, to go the same way.

slowtwitch Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:41 am

Sorry to hear about your dog. My wife and I are faced with the same decision right now with our 15 yr old Yorkie :(

chickengeorge Sun Jun 29, 2008 8:59 am

Tough stuff man, sorry to hear.

drpete Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:57 pm

Euthanasia is a gift...probably the kindest thing any of us can do for our companion pet when the time is right. But it still hurts like hell. Get out some pictures and laugh while you cry. It's good therapy. Our thoughts are with you.

Plantman Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:59 pm

I too, am sorry for your loss. We have a passed on pets section on the fridge. Unfortunately we'll soon have to add to it. Dogs give so much more than they receive and we are so much better for having them. Never trust anyone who doesn't like dogs.

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