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Old 09-21-2012, 08:07 PM   #1
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I'm so sorry for your loss, I think most of us have probably been there at some time and it's not easy. You need to deal with her death in much the same way you would get over losing a family member because after all she was a member of the family. You will go through all the stages of grief, denial, anger, sadness etc until you come to acceptance. There are pet bereavement organizations you can contact, not sure where abouts you're from but I'm sure if you google pet bereavement it will come up with some. It helps to talk so feel free to chat away on here and tell us all about Sammy. My own dog Bart is 13 years old and not in good health, you know the time will come but it never really prepares you. Take care.
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:32 PM   #2
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Sad to know about that.
When my closest dogs died one at the age of almost six and one is almost 12 years old, I really cry a lot. And then cry for several times and day thinking of them. I just let myself feel the sadness and it wears off little by little through time. Until I could remember them without crying anymore but still there is sadness. And yes having someone to talk to helps, I used to tell my close friends about the loss of my dogs and how I feel about it.
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:10 PM   #3
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I am also sorry for your loss. It hasn't been a year since I lost one of my most beloved Shark. We felt his death was unjustified because the doctor had said the prognosis was good and it was just simple poisoning. We had mentioned that Shark's buddy died of Parvo and we didn't know it until it was too late. And this time, the vet ruled it out.

The one with the most surprising reaction was my partner's. He really grieved for Shark and we cried for a week together. I think that it is important to have someone to talk to. You should start with not holding back and if you need to cry, do so. Acceptance will follow.

As for what I did during that week, I searched for pictures of him in all my old phones and made a collage with it. I even created headers and different wallpapers using Photoshop. I guess this was my way of recovering.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:26 AM   #4
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I agree with rubu. You'll go through the same stages as you would with a human loved one because well, they are family. In fact, often times our pets are even closer to us that some of our family because we're with them day in and day out usually. It's more like losing a child and a best friend combined in one and it's just....heartbreaking.

Take the time to grieve and then it might help you to do something to remember Sammy by. Like put together a scrapbook with pictures or have your favorite picture of her framed. You could make a donation to a local shelter in her name even, depending on your personality. It's hard, but you'll pull through. *hugs*
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:13 AM   #5
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I've only ever lost one dog in my life. And I am sorry to say, I am not over it. She died almost 7 years ago and there are still times I forget she's gone. Just like with people who pass on, you slowly move on but you don't get over it. Sorry about the loss of your dog
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:31 AM   #6
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Default Any advice for getting over the death of a dog?
It's amazing to mw how much a human can love an animal, but my golden retriever Sammy was as much a part of my family as anyone else. She seemed so playful and puppy-like all the way up until about 3 months before her death. We used to comment about how well she was aging and how long she'd live, and then about 3 months ago she had a seizure and we found out she had a brain tumor. After that it was almost all downhill, and she had several more seizures, until about a week ago when she could no longer walk or go to the bathroom, and wouldn't eat. So we had to put her down. I've never cried to hard in my life. How the heck do you get over losing a loved one?!
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