Do you have a (Ex) animal? puppie, cat, hamster...

@Ruibinha (158)
Portugal
November 28, 2007 11:12pm CST
I am going to talk about my relashionship with my dog and how it ended. I want to people know that their buddy, with who they play, with who they talk, everything, can die in a short time. My dog was named Nani, she entered to my family when she was just 3 months old. I was young, so, we were the best friend of each other. When i was sad, i was frequently by her side, staring at her and giving some love, do that kind of stuff all animals love. She knew i was sad, so she never "run away from me", she was there, super quiet near me, making me some company, making me feeling better. We had lots of big and happy moments. After, moreless, 8 years, something grow up in her stomach, at first was a tiny ball, later was a huge ball... There was nothing to do. We could see her sad eyes, never shaking her tail, walking with her head lowered, since then, she never played with me again, she was always sitting next to me, so i could give her some love. She died at night, and that "huge ball" was cancer. She was smart, kind, lovely, like all animals. My point is: Give them love, treat them well, show them that you love your animal, NOT only when they are healthy. When they are sick, you should give them "double love". Many people abandon or give their animals when they are sick, don't do that! Sick animals could die quickly if they don't have someone looking up for him, loving him, treating him well, if he don't have something that makes him stuck in "this world" he would probably die quicker! If you see something unusual in your animal, go to the vet. Don't wait to see if it disappears! If you wait, when you go to the vet, it will probably too late! I will never surpass my puppie death, i will never try to "find a substitute" for her. All dogs are unique, so treat them like it was a person. I don't know if someone will read everything, this is huge. But if you read, share your story. People need to know what can happen, how to treat a sick dog, how to be with him, how to act, everything.
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
29 Nov 07
Oh what a beautiful kind person you are, all animals should be so lucky to have an owner like you, yes all animals deserve to be loved, they feel love and pain just like us, and so many people are just so uncaring for them...we all should love our animals... thank you ruibinha for letting us hear your story... I hope you get another pet to love...
@Ruibinha (158)
• Portugal
29 Nov 07
thank you. I already thought about getting one, but my mother doesn't want. But i guess, if i would show up with a puppie, she would fall in love, she is like that :)
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
29 Nov 07
yep she probably would....hahahahahah
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• Philippines
7 Dec 07
I have a dog when I was just three years old. I can't remember her name but I think I used to call her "bantay"- means guard in English. She was very big like a german shepherd, but she was just an ordinary mongrel. After a month I didn't saw her anymore. I cried because i miss her so much.She was always at my side guarding me. My mom told me that since my dog is very old and frail enough, my father decided to slaughter and cook her. Hu!hu!hu! poor dog. But now, dog slaughtering is already a crime in our country. Those who will do it will pay some cash and will be prison.
@Ruibinha (158)
• Portugal
7 Dec 07
I'm very sorry to hear that... I hope the "cooking" part is just kidding (lol). I wished slaughtering was punished from my country, but they still do it when they have lots of abandon dogs/cats in their places. I think that is unfair... I really agree with that people going to prison, killing an animal is being an assassin too. We are animals also, but rational (even when sometimes we don't think some people are). I think most of the people who does that would be against if someone would do to a "non-house" person, someone who doesn't have an home, shelter, whatever. They would fight against it, because they are humans. In my honest opinion, if we don't do that to that people, why should we have the rights to do that to an animal? Anyways, i hope you surpassed your doggie, at least the "disappearing" part. But when we miss someone (even if it is our pet) is hard to surpass. Thanks for posting your experience :)
@lizzyt2007 (1312)
• Craig, Alaska
6 Dec 07
I used to have a dog and a rat. Not at the same time though. First for years going up I had a dog. Her name was Ruby. She was rott and part austrialan shepherd. My family got her when she was 1. She loved me alot and very loyal and protective. I loved her alot and still miss her. She was put down at 13yrs.because I guess blind and wouldn't get off her bed to do anything. My uncle had her at this age and he's she was getting worse and to old. Then years later I got married and we got a rat from our neighbors. I loved that rat. her name was "Baby" she was full grown adult. we had her for a few months then she got cancer and that prevented her from moving. I miss her. I will never get a another rat because I didn't have my son. That was a fun time I never want to visit again. I only want a another dog one of these days.
• Philippines
3 Dec 07
me and my sisters have a pet dog, her name is teng. she's very friendly and lovable even to strangers, always wants to be hugged. the other day she went out of our gate unnoticed (she knows how to push open the gate if it is not locked) and didn't come back the whole night. we tried to look for her around our place but we couldn't find her. early the next morning she was outside our house wounded and bleeding (she has two wounds caused by stabbing) but we are happy she's alive.
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@Ruibinha (158)
• Portugal
3 Dec 07
I'm glad she is alive! She probably had a fight with some other dogs, being a nice and gentle dog isn't that good going out without anyone with her. Anyways, she is with you, that's what matters. Now, she probably learnt a lesson and maybe she won't do that again.
@tinybop (114)
• United States
29 Nov 07
My story is sooooo similar to yours, I got Widdle (Cocapoo/ Schnauser) when I was 8 years old, she was the best dog I have ever had and I loved her very muc, she was my baby and we were together constantly, then when I was 20 I got married and left her at home with my mom and dad cause I thought she would be happiest where she had always lived but when I went home a week later my dad told me that I needed to take her home with me or she would not last another week, she was very sad and depressed without me. So I took her home and we lived happily for about 2 more years, then when I was 22 and she was 14, I noticed a lump on one of her nipples, so I took her to the vet and found out she had cancer, she kept getting sicker and sicke and it filled her stomache with cancer liquids and then one night she was so sick and wouldn't eat so I had my husband take us to the vet and had her put down so she was out of her misery, I had 14 wonderful years with her that I am very happy I had, and still to this day 9 years later, I miss her very much.
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@Ruibinha (158)
• Portugal
29 Nov 07
I'm sorry to hear :| . I really hate cancer, seems like its the disease of this century. You said something that I really agree with, when you said : "I had 14 wonderful years with her that i am very happy I had". I think every moment we spent with them, was moments that can't be described, can't be paid. There are lot of people who have pets, but (in my honest opinion) don't know what is this kind of relationship.
• India
30 Nov 07
ya i had a pet dog name laddu.its vey nice dog i miss it a lot.i like playing with it. its white in color,female dog.once a time we had seven puppies born to it.it more attachement with my mother ratherthan with any one else.it likes chicken very much.