I'm stressed out. I went to my 45th reunion Saturday night, with my 35 year old friend (female) who appeared as my girlfriend, and that was fun--seeing the looks we got. But that morning a good friend of mine had died from cancer, and I found out at the reunion that an old friend of mine that had moved away to Schenectady had died of an overdose. My dog was sick all weekend, and when I took him to the vet this morning, I found out he was in advanced kidney failure and is not long for this world. Now I have to decide when it's going to be his time.
Not the stories we were hoping to get when you told us about this reunion posting your friend picture. That's a fact of life, things usually don't work the way we expect. The only thing we can do is to enjoy what we can and try to cope with the balance.
I know the pain all to well, I've seen too many of my friends die, kinda makes a person not want anymore friends. In the past 20 years I've have had two every great German Shepherd dogs, Both passed away with cancer. I had to put down my horse, and too many cats. I told myself I would never get another dog or any pet. But after going almost a year and half , I rescued my dog Thor, and I talk about him a lot on the site, He has done more for me than I have for him. Somehow life goes on with all our losses, and sometimes they are better. I don't know how that can happen, but when I look at Thor now, I'm so happy I have him. I wish you the best dealing with your pain and loss.
What a lot of grief. I'm sorry you have to go thru this. We know our dog friends will most likely not be with us for as long as we live. You've loved him & given him a good life & now it is time. Take good care of yourself thru all this and know that it does get easier.
Oh I am so sorry. My mum died recently and that same week someone emptied by 81 year old dad’s bank account. Also, my American bank card got stopped and I was stranded in London with no money. When shit happens it seems to happen in a big cluster.
I can’t imagine how awful you are feeling. Dogs are like family. Don’t cut yourself off from others as you go through this. Ask family and friends to support you if you have a support network. Or you can get bereavement support - even for a pet. Ask your vet. They should know where Dog parents can go for support. Big hugs ? You will do the right thing, because there is no wrong or right way to follow or feel in situations like this. Xxx