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Old 01-06-2014, 07:35 PM
 
Location: FL
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How sad for everyone this makes my heart ache. I hope you and your family find answers and can soon heal from this horrible loss.
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Old 01-07-2014, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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SO sorry for your loss. <<HUGS>>
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:35 AM
 
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Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts. I'm not sure I'll ever get the answers I need but, if there was some sort of neglect, I want to ensure that it doesn't happen to another pup.

Question for any and all that have ever lost a pup (either of old age, sick or unexpectedly) do you sometimes feel guilty loving on your other pets? I ask because, while I want to shower my pup Sawyer with love, I, at the same time, feel guilty for no longer being able to shower Skippy with love. I don't know if that is normal or not. I wish I could have been with Skippy. I now, want to shower Sawyer with love but I feel guilty because I wasn't there with Skip when he needed me. It's been a tough few days.
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Old 01-13-2014, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts. I'm not sure I'll ever get the answers I need but, if there was some sort of neglect, I want to ensure that it doesn't happen to another pup.

Question for any and all that have ever lost a pup (either of old age, sick or unexpectedly) do you sometimes feel guilty loving on your other pets? I ask because, while I want to shower my pup Sawyer with love, I, at the same time, feel guilty for no longer being able to shower Skippy with love. I don't know if that is normal or not. I wish I could have been with Skippy. I now, want to shower Sawyer with love but I feel guilty because I wasn't there with Skip when he needed me. It's been a tough few days.
Of course you want to love Sawyer. You need that connection with your dog. Sawyer probably needs it too. Love your baby and remember Skippy in your heart.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:26 PM
 
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I am so sorry for the loss of your pet...no matter how it happens it's always difficult.
Sometimes they just get sick very quickly and there is nothing that can be done. Sometimes dogs are fine one minute and then with very little warning, something happens and they die.

This just happened to me this past fall. I run competitive bird dogs and our dogs are in the utmost condition, fed the best, watched over constantly. We ran our girl in a gun dog stake and she did a great job! We were so very proud of her. About an hour later she fell over and died within minutes. The vet on the grounds felt a small mass in her belly area and he figures she had an aneurism and it burst. There was absolutely nothing that could be done to save her, and she went very fast and very peacefully. We were all just stunned. How could an extremely athletic and obviously healthy animal give such an outstanding performance and be gone in an hour?

So sometimes, just like people, heart attacks happen, bleeds happen all without any notice. We all cried, and she was buried there on the grounds, at the site of her last bird find. It's now known as Stella's Hill.
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