Saying goodbye to a dog.(long, I know) Gah... 50 kids; 15477 posts
Aug 17th '09

Its 4:43 and I know that within the past hour, ive lost my childhood dog. Mentally, even though ive known for a couple of days that this appointment has been scheduled. I just cant bring myself to really believe it. The story is this My grandmother (who i lived with the last year of her life, pretty much) Passed away October 11th, 2000. She was cremated on October 13th of 2000.
Our hearts were broken, she was our rock. Then 2 days later, the dog my mother got when she was 3 months pregnant with me, passed on. This left my mother and I truthfully with a void.

In Jan I begged and pleaded to go into a petstore, trying to convince my mom to buy me a puppy. Little did I know that I would have something to fill that void. We wound up buying Molly. She was born on October 13th, 2000. This is the exact reason, because when it comes down to it, we believe in signs. Molly became like my little baby.

When my parents divorced my dad tookthe dogs. Once he met his new fiancee he called my mom telling her he was getting rid of molly because she was peeing infront of his fiancee to "spite" her. Whatever, my mom and I went and got, her. She was in horrible condition, she was 5 pounds underweight, and hadnt been groomed in atleast 8 months. She was also have MAJOR accidents all over. We took her to the vet who said she was heartbroken over losing her brother (a boxer, who my dad kept)

After 6 months of accidents we took her to a different vet who diagnosed her with hepatitis. She was put on meds. She started doing great. Then about a year ago, we walked in to find her cage full of blood, rushed her to the vet. Her uterus had exploded. They removed it, and put her on more meds for her liver. This past 3 months though shes gone down hill. She woke up one morning smelling like blood, but we couldnt figure out where. Rushed her to the evet again. She has hepatitis, they think she has cancer in her belly, she has autoimmune disease, and her feet somehow wound up getting an infection. All of which honestly happened over night.

After discussing it, long and hard, we've decided that its time. It truthfully feels like losing a person, because my mother and I loved this dog, as if she was. She was a pampered princess. I cant even begin to imagine the pain she was going through in the end. I feel horrible for doing this. I honestly dont know where my thoughts should be right now. I know she was just a dog, but it hurts all the same.

Molly is the scotty


Faylynn&JesselynsMomma! Due April 16 (girl); 17 kids; Pasadena, Texas 4417 posts
Aug 17th '09

i'm sorry.
i lost my childhood dog back in March.
she was the sweetest rottweiler.
i miss her, alot.

but, just like you, i got another dog to fill my void.

Puff the magic dragon 2 kids; Kitchener, Ontario 13479 posts
Aug 17th '09

I'm so sorry momma.
I feel really sad for you.

Poor Molly at least she wont or isnt sufering anymore.

Mommy to K.A.P 1 child; Arizona 3779 posts
Aug 17th '09

I know it's hard losing a pet you were close too. I had a cocker spaniel for 13 years and he suddenly lost his appetite and I wasn't worried about it since he was always healthy. Well a few days went by and he still wasn't eating so we took him to the vet and he said he had a massive tumor in his stomach and there was no way to fix it so we had to put him down.

You just have to know that they are ina better place now where their not in pain anymore and that they lived a long and happy life

Julie♥Candice&Kinsl TTC since Aug 2017; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Wakarusa, IN, United States 997 posts
Aug 17th '09

I am sorry for your loss. My dogs are a part of my family,they are like all my fur babies. and to loose one would mean loosing a piece of the family. I am sorry again. The only positive is she won't be suffering anymore.

Mommy2Kaedyn&Jace 3 kids; 4 angel babies; West Milton, PA, United States 8111 posts
Aug 17th '09

Awwww.....I'm so sorry!! I was devastated when my father had my dog put down...I was like 6. But I can't imagine losing one of my 'kids' now!!! My dogs are such a part of the family!!! *hugs*

RIP Molly!

Bebee 1 child; New York 158 posts
Aug 17th '09

We cried like babies while we held our childhood dog as the vet put him to sleep... i'm so sorry for your loss, we adopted a dog from a shelter in his memory and it has helped the healing process.

MamaCass{+JOEW} 4 kids; 2 angel babies; Pennsylvania 42368 posts
Aug 17th '09

Aw, I'm sorry for your loss. It's hard to lose a pet. I lost my favorite cat last November.

We used to have a Scottie, too. They're sweet little dogs.

becky22 17 kids; Perth, Australia 131 posts
Aug 17th '09

I'm so sorry for your loss, Molly was such a cutie. May she rest in peace.

I believe in signs also. About 5 weeks ago I was looking in the pet store as I always do when I'm at this particular shopping centre. I never buy anything as I already have 4 cats, I just love to see little baby animals hehe. Anyways, this one puppy, a labrador cross shar pei caught my eye. He was soo cute! My partner really wanted to buy him, and begged and begged but I refused. As I said, we already have 4 cats. Two weeks later I was back at this shopping centre. I looked in the pet store again. He was still there! My partner begged and begged some more but still I refused. I left the shop, came back home.. and about 4 hours later I was back at that shopping centre picking my partner up from work. I went back into the pet store, and this time I ended up buying him. Later on, while looking at his papers, I discovered he was born on May 28th 2009. My precious daughter Jezzie-Marie was stillborn at 38 weeks on May 28th 2008.