It was my birthday today...and my dog died. (Updated with some photos)
This morning I woke up with delight because it was my 21st birthday! Legal age all around the world!
My parents and I had a great deal of fun watching my dog Biscotti poke his head inside the box to see what one of my gifts was- a Team Canada cap. I then played with his blanket with him- he loved when I would cover him up with it.
As we left for brunch, we all laughed at how Biscotti was at the window watching as we drove away as if to say "What? You aren't taking me??".
As we walked in the door after brunch, it dawned on me it was odd that Biscotti was not waiting for us at the top of the stairs. I turned around, and saw him lying where I hang up my hoodies and some sports equipment. My heart raced- I knew something was horribly wrong because he never sleeps there. I called him- he didn't react. Then I put my hand on him and it dawned on me that he was not breathing. My mom was in a frenzied panic, but I ran away in tears knowing that nothing could be done. My dad bundled Biscotti up.
My buddy for a decade- gone. On my birthday.
My heart aches, and the house is so quiet tonight.
KIPPER IS KING (INSERT COOL SIGNATURE IMAGE HERE!)
Last edited by Kipper is King; 06-28-2009 at 03:38 PM.
I am so sorry to hear about the death of Biscotti. What a horrible thing to happen to you on your birthday So sorry again. I don't know what to say to make you feel better because I dont think anything will do that right now. Just know that he is at Rainbow Bridge..... http://www.petloss.com/poems/maingrp/rainbowb.htm
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My wife grew up with a dog, he was 16 when we finally put him down last year, it was incredibly incredibly sad. We recently got two little angels of our own, and I can honestly say that I never realized how much I could love these two little guys. Having never had a dog growing up, I never really understood, but I love them more then I ever thought imaginable, to me, they make up my little family.
I am truly sorry for your loss, those who don't own pets won't and will never understand, just know that there are many of us who can imagine your sorrow and our hearts go out to you and your family.
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Dear Boy. I am glad he had such a good life with your family. The fact that he went to an area with your scent would have been important to him - like his last gift to you. You will never forget him and I know as time passes you will find yourself thinking about him and I guarantee you will be smiling. Animals give us so much. I could never be without them in my life. Its not easy now - take time to grieve him and talk about him with your family and friends- its a cliche but it IS true - time is a great healer.
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I remember when my dog died. I was living away from home and I got a call on a Friday that Turk was sick. The next Wednesday I got a phone call that he died. I saw him the weekend previous to him getting sick and all was normal.
To this day I have to hold myself together when I see a dark golden retriever. And there's a book at Coles/Chapters that's pocket sized about people and their dogs. It's green with a golden on the cover. I have a copy at home in my old room at my parents' place . . . I can't make it through the whole thing before I break down.
Losing your dog sucks, I never realized just how much of a part of your life they are. I had a professor in university say once "I need a good excuse if you're going to pass a paper in late, for the record 'my dog died' is indeed a good excuse he's part of the family just like your mom and dad."
I could go on about love for dogs with no structure whatsoever all day.
Basically I want you to know I feel your pain, it's been three years now, and I miss Turk just as much today as I did when he died. If there's anything I can do from across the country let me know.
I saw the title and knew I shouldn't read it, but I did anyways. Now I'm sitting here blubbering.
I concur with this post. I am the sort of guy that very rarely lets my emotion show, but everytime I read a thread on CP about a dog passing away, I well up. My heart breaks reading this threads. The dog I had when I lived at home is turning 11 this year, and I know he can't live forever. The thought of him dying just kills me.