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Old 05-26-2013, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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The time had come, our nearly 20 year old Beagle, "Barney" had finally got so tired, he could go no longer.

He had been in and out of the vet for weeks and had been on a rollercoaster. He lost his eyesight about 7 months ago, but got around the house well and was so happy. He was in a no-kill shelter for about 10 years, then someone in Nashville took him for a few months, then returned him, then he found a loving home with us where he had spent the last several years. He was on several meds and over the past few weeks his health started to decline. He had not eaten in a few days, we had tried all of the thing the vet recommended and we even tried giving him roast beef, he wouldn't even smell it.

The time had come, we didn't want him suffering anymore, so my dad took him on Friday to the vet to have done what all pet owners hate to even think of. His heart was only beating 30 times a minute they told him, so the end was near. He got his little shot and within seconds, he was gone.

He was laid to rest in the back yard beside of his sister "Usdi" who passed away in 2006. We all are just heartbroken and despite having 3 other inside beagles, there is such an empty spot in the house. There is comfort knowing he is no longer suffering or in pain.

Barney, we love you and will miss you very much!

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Old 05-26-2013, 06:34 AM
 
Location: zone 5
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What a beautiful boy he was! I'm so very sorry.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:34 AM
 
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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I'm so sorry for your loss of your beautiful boy Barney. You gave him 10 wonderful, loving years he so deserved. My dear friend who passed away last December owned Beagles. She also had one named Barney who she lost many years ago. My condolences to you and your family.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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The time had come, our nearly 20 year old Beagle, "Barney" had finally got so tired, he could go no longer.

He had been in and out of the vet for weeks and had been on a rollercoaster. He lost his eyesight about 7 months ago, but got around the house well and was so happy. He was in a no-kill shelter for about 10 years, then someone in Nashville took him for a few months, then returned him, then he found a loving home with us where he had spent the last several years. He was on several meds and over the past few weeks his health started to decline. He had not eaten in a few days, we had tried all of the thing the vet recommended and we even tried giving him roast beef, he wouldn't even smell it.

The time had come, we didn't want him suffering anymore, so my dad took him on Friday to the vet to have done what all pet owners hate to even think of. His heart was only beating 30 times a minute they told him, so the end was near. He got his little shot and within seconds, he was gone.

He was laid to rest in the back yard beside of his sister "Usdi" who passed away in 2006. We all are just heartbroken and despite having 3 other inside beagles, there is such an empty spot in the house. There is comfort knowing he is no longer suffering or in pain.

Barney, we love you and will miss you very much!
My condolences.

Losing a beloved, loyal dog is one of lifes most difficult experiences.

If you have any lingering depression, contact the people at APLB.org (Association for pet loss bereavement) they are very helpful.

All the best!
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:59 AM
 
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I choke up each time I read about the loss of a longtime friend and companion. We have all been there, and we grieve with you. Godspeed, Barney.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:07 AM
 
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So sorry but so happy this little dog found a loving home.

20 years what a long life,you certainly took good care of him.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:26 PM
 
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I am sorry for your loss. He was beautiful and had a sweet, innocent expression. He reminds me of a gentle beagle, also named Barney, owned by people who used to be my next door neighbors.

I just noticed that a 3rd Beagle named Barney was mentioned upthread. That is uncanny.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Barney was well loved and will be missed. My condolences, but he will always be with you.
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:36 PM
 
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Sorry about Barney.
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