Hard day today.
We had to say goodbye to our dog Sophie today.
She had a growth on her right foreleg that we initially thought could be removed, but the doctor discovered it was a sarcoma that had spread to the muscle in the upper part of her leg and possibly to her lungs. She had been a fighter these last few months, but this week she was clearly in a lot of pain. Yesterday she fell as she got out of bed on her good leg, which was clearly starting to hurt as well from over reliance on it to get around. But she was still her sunny self to the end, even though it was hurting her so much to move around.
I knew the end was going to be bad, but I feel completely gutted. She was just so awesome. Always happy, sometimes a little butthead but mostly friendly, and so smart. She was my husband's idea. I wasn't sure it was a good idea to get a dog in our small condo but we made it work. She pretty much housetrained herself. She became my football watching buddy.
This pic makes me laugh so much:
Note the unhappy cat on the stair. A few seconds after this, Sophie somehow got up that one step, and promptly fell off of it, bumping her head on the kitchen floor. She then ran back to me by the sofa, crying. It took a half hour to calm her down. Once she did I was able to take a couple pics, but she was so spazzy and full of energy most of them were blurry.
We also lost the cat on the right this year. She somehow got out of the house and disappeared a few months ago. 2020 sucks.
Goodbye, baby girl. I love you. Our life won't be the same without you.
CB last edited by
@fhrblig Shit man, that's awful. I'm sorry for your loss. Sounds like she had a wonderful home, though, and I'm glad you guys made the best call for her.
MUSASHI66 last edited by
Sorry for your loss. This year can suck it.
Dr. Zoidberg last edited by
@cb Thanks. It was hard. The doctor said we could have tried amputating the leg, but because he believed it was in the lungs it wouldn't necessarily extend her life. Also, she was such a dense, weighty little thing that I was terrified she would still jump on the furniture and then jump down on the one leg and injure it.
We did get to have a nice little day with her. The weather was nice so she got to lay out in the grass and walk as much as she was comfortable. We got her some chicken nuggets too, which she loved.
@musashi66 Thank you.
@dr-zoidberg Thanks. I appreciate it.
WilliamsSW last edited by
@fhrblig shit. That sucks. My condolences to you and your husband. Cherish those great memories.
flatisflat last edited by
So sorry to hear that; hoping the best for y'all.
@williamssw Thanks. There was a lot of ugly crying today. Like I told him, though, I'll get through it because her nearly 12 years of memories were all worth it.
phenotyp last edited by
@fhrblig shit. So, so sorry to hear this. Seems like a lot of us in the same boat, lately, for whatever comfort that’s worth.
It’s just the hardest goddamn thing.
WhoIsTheLeader last edited by
Sorry. Losing a canine is just like losing a friend sometimes. I had to say goodbye to my dog Kobe this year under similar circumstances but it was just his time. One day he seemed to have a seizure from a brain tumor and so we had to take him immediately to get put down. Sad, but we got to cherish him all the way to the end.
jminer last edited by
Fuck - this month has been hard on Oppo doggies. I'm so very sorry.
@phenotyp Thank you.
facw last edited by
@fhrblig Sorry to hear it
@whoistheleader I'd hoped it wouldn't happen so fast. She was such an active dog and loved to run and play, and for most of the last few months she couldn't do it. It broke my heart.
EssExTee last edited by
@fhrblig That sucks hard. I'm sorry for your loss, man.
Longtime Lurker last edited by
Sorry for your loss
pip bip last edited by
@fhrblig sorry to hear that you’re right about 2020 though
DAWRX last edited by
@fhrblig This sucks, I'm so sorry. Was she a Rat Terrier?
Chariotoflove last edited by
@fhrblig Such a beautiful girl! Such a loss to the world. I’m so sorry.
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gettingoldercarguy last edited by
The best of joys and the worst of pains are beholden through our betters. The best cure is rescuing another companion from "review". It doesn't shorten the mourning, but the saving does help mitigate the pains from loss .
Days before I had to put down my best friend and the first person I hope to see if there is an afterlife. I'm crying typing this. I had him from when he fit in the palm of my hand for almost 17 years.
All the best in finding healing.
Vondon302 last edited by
@fhrblig Damn such a cute pupper too.
Hang in there man.
trivet last edited by
I’m so sorry. You gave her a good life, she was happy and loved. That’s the best you can do, and you did it. It doesn’t help the pain or loss now, but the pain will fade and the joy she brought to you will remain.
We all wish there was something we could do to make this better, but at least know that we understand and care. I’m so sorry.