My best mate ever and the best thing in my life died today. I'm half way around the world crying my eyes out. I'm sorry but I had to tell someone - words are beyond me right now on what this guy meant to me.
AP - In September, we had to make the decision to put Odie, our Shepherd X, "to sleep". She had been sick for about 3 months with a combination of alzheimer type illness (she nearly bit my hand off one day whern I went to pat her - she just didn't know who I was) as well as some sort of spasms and fits - almost like epilepsy.
Even though she was 11 years old, it was the hardest thing I have to do in my 34 years so far. I shed a tear or two, and still go into the back yard every now and then expecting to see her.
At 5 years old I'm guessing General did not die of natural causes. That has to be hard.
Anyway, sorry to hear about General - perhaps he and Odie will play together in the "big park in the sky" (where running off leash is allowed)!
Sad news indeed AP. Brings tears to my eyes and I hadn't met him or yourself. The bond between man and a great dog is an indescribable thing. Our thoughts are with you. Safe journey back and in the meantime don't forget to take good care of yourself.
Pete I am really sorry to hear of your loss hman: :BW:
I am dreading the day when I take my dogs to the vet and he recommends them to be sent to a 'better' place (Labrador X 13 years old, German Shep 12 years old).
Really sorry to hear it mate, one of the things i look forward to most is comin home to play with my boy and then kickin back on the couch with him while he tries to beat me in a snoring contest. Sympathies to ya mate
Sorry to hear about the passing of General. I still remember when we got the phone call while on holidays telling us that Tiny, our beloved Pyrenean Mountain dog, passed away in her sleep. I know that General gave you as much love and happiness in his 5 short years that Tiny gave us in her 12 years. Rest assured that he will always be with you in mind and spirit.