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Looking for a boost, really bummed out.

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    Looking for a boost, really bummed out.


    Hi, I have a strange thread about My Dog Jude. Jude was born january tenth of 2002 and I have had him since he was just over 3 weeks old. He was a german shepherd and labrador mix. The thing is I had Him euthanized yesterday and I feel so bad about it. Even if I didn't decide to do so and he died without my "participation" say in his sleep or something I would still feel similar I think. He was 14 1/2 and hip dysplasia was the main reason with him having problems getting around and stairs, he was actually having a lot of trouble and I just didn't want to prolong his agony for myself but i have regrets still. Even was running through my mind after anesthetic before the real shot i was having thoughts of how i could just stop it but it was almost complete and went ahead anyway. I have lost a Dad and many other pets but Jude seems different and much more difficult to accept.

    Jude was a hyper fun dog that was just plain great, to me anyway and I would have always have done about anything for him. He was very affectionate just plain great. I really miss him and kind of feel like I am lost now with nothing to do, a bit angry at myself and what time did to him. I cant say that anything You mention will help me through this but I seriously don't know how to keep him off my mind and how to think positive about it and any help will be appreciated. Here are a few photos of Jude and Me
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    Wow, what a great dog and a great caregiver. 14 years of life in a loving forever home. That's amazing. Very sorry that he had to leave. Surely you did the right thing and were his friend when it was most difficult. Now he will watch over and take care of you, as you have watched over and taken care of him for so long. Goodbye Jude. Run painfree again in the sunlight. Send our love to all our friends who went before you.

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    Thank You Dog Force One. Yep, definitely his friend.

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    Jude was a beautiful dog, and I know you miss him terribly and feel some guilt. My condolences for your loss. I had to put my older dog down too last August for numerous health issues, and I will always hold a warm place in my heart for him and my other pets who have passed on.

    Beautiful photos, Jude was luckly to have lived such a good life and been loved and cared for so well. We have to make these decisions for them when they're suffering in pain, they depend on us to comfort them and do what's best. Dogs only live so many years, in their senior years all we can do is love them like never before and be there for them. Looks to me like you two had a close bond and you gave him true love. You have to feel good about that, do beat yourself up, you did the compassionate thing.

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    Nice of You to reply here also and again sorry about you're loss also.

    Here is a bit more about him.
    http://judemybestdog.weebly.com/
    Thank You Alpha1

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    Thank you Josh, nice you have a webpage about him.

    "A pet is never truly forgotten until it is no longer remembered"
    ~Lacie Petitto~

    "Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation"
    ~Khalil Gibran~

    "...what we have enjoyed, we can never lose...all that we love deeply becomes a part of us"
    ~Helen Keller~

    "The one best place to bury a good dog is in the heart of his master"
    ~Ben Hur Lampman~

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    Just came across this and thought of you and your Jude.


    The Last Battle

    If it should be that I grow frail and weak
    And pain should keep me from my sleep,

    Then will you do what must be done,
    For this the last battle can't be won.

    You will be sad I understand,
    But don't let grief then stay your hand,

    For on this day, more than the rest,
    Your love and friendship must stand the test.

    We have had so many happy years,
    You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
    When the time comes, please, let me go.

    Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
    Only, stay with me till the end

    And hold me firm and speak to me
    Until my eyes no longer see.

    I know in time you will agree
    It is a kindness you do to me.

    Although my tail its last has waved,
    From pain and suffering I have been saved.

    Don't grieve that it must be you
    Who has to decide this thing to do;

    We've been so close we two these years,
    Don't let your heart hold any tears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha1 View Post
    Just came across this and thought of you and your Jude.


    The Last Battle

    If it should be that I grow frail and weak
    And pain should keep me from my sleep,

    Then will you do what must be done,
    For this — the last battle — can't be won.

    You will be sad I understand,
    But don't let grief then stay your hand,

    For on this day, more than the rest,
    Your love and friendship must stand the test.

    We have had so many happy years,
    You wouldn't want me to suffer so.
    When the time comes, please, let me go.

    Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,
    Only, stay with me till the end

    And hold me firm and speak to me
    Until my eyes no longer see.

    I know in time you will agree
    It is a kindness you do to me.

    Although my tail its last has waved,
    From pain and suffering I have been saved.

    Don't grieve that it must be you
    Who has to decide this thing to do;

    We've been so close — we two — these years,
    Don't let your heart hold any tears.
    Much appreciated Alpha1. I believe it was the right time but that doesn't make it much easier starting to understand it's senseless to be sad about Jude being gone. Glad I have My Cat Sully still. He's an indoor cat as to prevent whatever that might happen running free but he uses a large chainlink dog pen with covered top sometimes.

    It's been rough but time will help I guess.

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    I know it's hard, sorry you have to go through this. Hugs to your Sully.

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    Had A Photo in a frame of him on My nightstand and since putting it in my drawer yesterday day's get back to normal even though he's gone. Maybe I will like a photo of him out again but I think it can mess with emotions seeing you're old pet. I have been checking the forum almost everyday but haven't seen anyone else posting in this section to try and help them with a loss.

    Will probably check out pet forums from time to time but going to at least take a little vacation from it for now. People here have been very kind,friendly and helpful though.

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    I try not to think of the day I may need to walk the same path, maybe 7-10 years from now. Just thinking about needing to do it is enough to begin driving me mad. Actually having to do it... Well, God grant me strength if/when that day comes.

    Best remember that every single day is a great gift, a precious miracle, an amazing privilege.

    May we use today well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dog Force One View Post

    Best remember that every single day is a great gift, a precious miracle, an amazing privilege.

    May we use today well.
    Wise words DogForce, well said!

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    So sorry you lost him.

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