A Sad Walk this Morning

By Gabs
@gabs8513 (48715)
United Kingdom
April 7, 2010 4:38am CST
Gissi and I went for our morning Field walk this morning it ended up being a sad walk We got to the Field all his Friends where there Little Molly (who Gissi really likes) Bonnie, Westy (who had rolled in muck and was Black and white instead of white), the only Whisky Dog Gissi gets on with, then there was the big black long haired Lab Clyde who is 13 years old, there is also a Lassie Dog but do not know his Name All the Dogs started plying apart from Clyde he never does as he is to old, Gissi was chasing Molly, who in return snarled at him, she was not in the mood this morning, Westie was still rolling in much driving his owner crazy next thing I saw Clyde collapse he had problems breathing, at first his owner told him to get up to go home but Clyde by this time could not stand up or breathe properly, I went over to Clyde and saw all the froth coming out of his mouth, his owner tried to pull him up to get him to walk, I gently told him, Clyde can not stand or walk, I know the owner was panicking I would have to, he then called his Wife and explained, she was coming round with the Car, I was kneeling next to Clyde, gently stroking him, we tried to rub his throat in case something was stuck, it did not work, more and more froth was coming out of his mouth and his breathing was shallow, all the Dogs, yes even Gissi, stopped running around and just all sat there, I knew Clyde was on his way to Rainbow bridge, it broke my Heart to watch this, the owner tried again to pull him up, I told him no not to, his Friends to told him not to, tht he is not able to stand, Clydes Tongue was turning purple, I just knelt there stroking him and talking to him, I had tears in my eyes, watching poor Clyde like that was awful, but I stayed with him while the Owner pulled himself together, I really felt for him and wished I could just make Clyde better, but I could see what was happening, The Man's Wife turned up and 2 of them had to carry the Dog to the other side of the Field, I could see the Wife started to cry, when she got out the Car and saw Clyde once I knew they would be ok now, Gissi and I went home, I do not believe that we will see Clyde again, the Strange thing was all Dogs had gone really quiet, Gissi just walked next to me all the way Home and has been a bit quiet also sitting next to me a lot more then usual I guess they all sensed that their Friend was very poorly So have you ever experienced something like this? This is my second experienced on soothing a dying Dog, the first time was many years ago when I was on my way to work and a Dog got hit by a Truck, the Guy was ok and everyone was round him, no one bothered about the Dog that was lying in the Ditch, I sat with him holding him and talking to him till the Vet came that the Police had called, the poor thing never made it It just breaks my Heart
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
7 Apr 10
AWWWW, What a sad way to start your day, Gabs. I'm sorry u & gissi had to be there when that was going on. Hope the rest of your day is better.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 10
Hi Jo I got the good News this morning that Clyde survived he had a Bone stuck in his throat and wind pipe, he is still at the Vets but doing ok
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
8 Apr 10
That's wonderful, Gabs. I thought he was a goner, Hope u have a happy day.
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@tessah (6621)
• United States
8 Apr 10
i got all choked up reading this. theres not much doubt that the other puppies knew full well what was happening, and stayed hushed and still. my condolences for yer sad morning.. and to gis who lost a friend today
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 10
Hi there Tessah it is ok Clyde made it he survived, he is still at the Vets but doing ok I was so happy to hear it this morning He actually had a Bone stuck in his throat and windpipe but he is doing ok now
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@tessah (6621)
• United States
8 Apr 10
oh YEY!!! thanx for letting me know this!!
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@GardenGerty (102464)
• United States
8 Apr 10
Gabs, you can just about start a new discussion about being careful when you give dogs bones and tell everyone that Clyde made it. We all appreciate this personal touch, though when you are telling us. I just could not seem to get back to my box so I am here with tessah.
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• United States
7 Apr 10
So sad. I think the average lifespan of labs is 10 to 12 years so he is definitely a senior. I do hope he recovers.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 10
Hi Heather He made it, he is still at the Vets but alive I was so happy He had a Bone stuck in his throat and Windpipe, he is doing ok
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• United States
8 Apr 10
Good news! My first thought was that he had eaten something toxic to dogs.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 10
Yes I thought that to when I thought about it yesterday afternoon I am just so happy he is ok
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7 Apr 10
Hi gabs, Oh, that is so sad, I wouldn't be able to hold my tears, I am surprise of the owner of the dog trying to make him walk whe the dog is so sick, he should have brtought him out, but when all the dogs went silence and sat down, they knew something was up, dogs sense it and as for Gissi being quiet, he is paying his respect, it is really sad. You are so good hun to do that for Clyde. Tamara
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 10
Hi Tamara Clyde survived which made me so happy he is still at the Vets but doing ok, he did actually have a bone stuck in his throat and windpipe xxx
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8 Apr 10
Hi gabs, Oh, I am so glad Clyde is alrightand I'm sure Gissi is very happy about him, thank God, that is the problem with bones, especially with old dogs, thakns for letting us know sweet, love and hugs. Tamara xxxxx
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
7 Apr 10
I'm so sorry to hear about Clyde. Please let us know if he made it, even though I kind of doubt it. I've had to comfort my own dying dogs, never anyone else's. I'm crying just thinking about it. I've also had to put down several dogs, and that's always difficult too. Thanks for sharing this story, Gabs. Hope Gissi is doing well.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 10
Hi Hofferp he made it, he had a bone stuck in his Throat and Windpipe, he still at the Vets but doing ok Gissi is doing ok and I really hope he stays that way to he has to have Tablets for the rest of his Life now but they are helping him Thank you for asking after him
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
8 Apr 10
That is so great to hear. That happened to one of my girls. After they dislodged the bone, she was fine. Thank you for the update. Have a great day.
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@quita88 (3716)
• United States
7 Apr 10
I had an old dog named Tippy who finally got to where he could not use his hind legs. He peed on himself and I finally got to where I'd help him up to go out. It got worse and worse and finally on a Wed---I remember cuz it was bingo nite,but he was moaning and crying in pain. I laid in the floor with him and didnt quite know what to do but as I lived on a mountain in MT and no way at that time of night could I get him to a vet. I called a friend who couldn't come til the next morning and he put him out of his misery the next morning. That whole night I laid in the floor with Tippy and the other two dogs and cats just sat close by and only moved when they had to go out. It was an amazing night as the other animals seemed to know that Tippy was in terrible pain and to let him and me be. That happened again with another old dog but not quite the same. Still the other animals understood his need to be left alone and when we had to put him down it's like they knew. I get my heart broke by animals more than I do people it seems. You'd think I'd learn but I love them so much I just want them around.I'm selfish I guess. I feel sorry for the owner of Clyde and his wife. You did good Gabs and God bless you. hugs, quita
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 10
Hi Quita he got through it yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh He had a bone stuck in his Throat and windpipe, he is still at the Vets but he is doing ok I am so happy for the owners Big Hugs
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@quita88 (3716)
• United States
8 Apr 10
OH I am sooo glad to hear that!!well, not that Clyde had a bone in his throat LOL but that he is going to be ok! Thanks for letting me know. I have thought about him ever since our last converssation. hugs, quita
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@sulsisels (1685)
• United States
7 Apr 10
Good morning Gaby Such a sad story to start the day..I feel really bad. Poor Clyde. This is the only part of being a pet owner that I hate..When they have to leave us. We all know the day will come but it dosen't make it any easier when it does. Such a heartbreak. A family member that just dosen't seem to get enough time on this earth. My prayers are with Clyde and his family..
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 10
Hi Sulsi Clyde has come through he had a bone stuck in his Throat and Windpipe I was so happy to hear this
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@sulsisels (1685)
• United States
8 Apr 10
Hi Gaby...YEAH!!!!!! See,,,God is good!!! Great news..This has cheered up my whole day..thanks!! Kisses to Gissi
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• Canada
8 Apr 10
It certainly sounded like he was choking and his airway was closing off. Definitely his friends were very aware of his plight and feared for losing their dear friend. I was very depressed by this, as I just lost my dear 92 yr old Gramma on Sunday. But I am so very, very glad to hear that Clyde is recovering because they were able to get him to the vet's in time.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
11 Apr 10
Oh Annie I am so sorry to read this I hope that you are ok, my thoughts and hugs are with you I was also happy to hear he survived as I had been thinking about him a lot to that Day Big Hugs to you
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Apr 10
hi gabs oh that poor dog, I am sitting here seeing this so vividly and feeling for you ,and Clyde and his masters too. I have tears in my eyes and think back to the time when I was in my teens and was with my parents on a vacation trip. a dog ran out in front of my dad's car and he just could not stop in time and hit it. I cried pull over let me out we must help the dog,but damn mydad drove right on by. I never really did want to forgive him for that but finally did. I hurt when I looked back and the dog was being held by a little boy who was crying. I learned again you can hate a parent and be right in doing it. It must have been Clyde's time to go to the rainbow bridge. of course Gissi and the ohter dogs knew at once what was going on . gissi would especially know as he is very smart and intuitive too. why can people be so callous whenthey hit an animal? and it is against the law to leave an animal like that even if you could not avoid the accident. you still are supposed to stop and report it.hugs to you and my friend in the doggy suit Gissi.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 10
Hey Hatley Clyde made it I am so happy he did have a bone stuck in his throat and windpipe he is still at the Vets but doing ok Hugs to you
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
7 Apr 10
Hi gabs, yes that is very sad but I don't think it's strange that the dogs went quiet, animals are able to sense these things. I love animals and can't stand to see them get hurt. I feel that there is a connection between all living things. Why do some people use the term 'dumb animals', sometimes I think they know more than us. Blessings.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 10
Hi Pose guess what, Clyde survived, he is doing ok, he actually had a Bone stuck in his throat and windpipe but he is doing ok now But you are right Animals are not dumb and anyone who thinks that does not know anything about them
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@BlueAngelRS (2900)
• Canada
7 Apr 10
Awwwww big hugzzzzz Sweets that is a sad start to your day......I have never myself encountered something like that but with my first kittly Maximus he got out for a week on the prowel my son and I were walking home it had just gotton dark out and across the street I seen this cat and heard a meow walked over and it was my Maxi......When I got up to him my heart sank....Someone had hit him with a car his pelvis was broken he was dragging his hind legs....But some how he knew how to get home and reconized us I brought him in the house fed him and cuddled him even tho he was in pain and could barely walk still used his litter box....I slept with him that night telling him how much I loved him and he was loved I knew when he went to the vet the next day he wouldn't come home.... Took him to the vet and got the call with the bad news as I had suspected and we had to put him to sleep....I gave myself a few weeks then my son wanted another cat so then we Got Jepordy lol....But I had to give him to the SPCA as I thought I was moving where would be hard to find a place that would allow pets....Then finally my CoCo hehe and he is still here...
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 10
Hi Sweetie Clyde survived he is still t the Vets but doing ok, he had a bone stuck in his Throat and windpipe but he is doing fine, I was so happy to her that hugs
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
7 Apr 10
That is so sad. Poor Clyde. Please keep us posted as to what you find out.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 10
Hi Royal you can smile Clyde got through it, he still at the Vets but doing ok He got a bone stuck in his Throat and windpipe
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
7 Apr 10
This is so sad Gabs. Although it was so hard on you, it is a good thing that you were there for Clyde. His owner obviously had no mind about him to keep trying to make his poor baby get up and walk. How sad... Just know that you did what you could to comfort him until his mom came. He got the loving and care he needs when she got there. I'm afraid you are right that you won't see Clyde when you next visit the park. He is gone to rainbow bridge. He can now run with Ninja, Boxer, and all of the others there while they wait for us to come join them. My thoughts and prayers go out to Clyde, his family and friends, and to you and Gissi.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 10
Hi Sweet He got through it, when I did not see him this morning with the others I thought he had gone, but the Guys Friends told me that Clyde got through it, he still with the Vet but doing ok He had a bone stuck in his Throat and Windpipe but he is doing ok Big Hugs to you
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• United States
8 Apr 10
Oh my goodness...now where did he get that darn bone? If his parents gave it to him I guess they won't do that again. I'm so glad that he will be okay. Bless his little heart. Gabs, I won't be here for a few days. I just got a phone call that my grandma passed away. I will be picking up my husband late tomorrow night and then making the trip to Alabama since her services and all are on Saturday. The family forgot about me and Britt having to get there too so we are going to be rushed to make it. Please let people know for me on Gissi's place. Thank you so much.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
11 Apr 10
Sweetie I am so sorry about that my Love is with you I will let them know Big Hugs
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
3 May 10
Awwwwwwwwww that is so sad and I do bet the other puppies felt it too
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
4 May 10
He is ok now and looks well which made me happy, we just saw him gain this morning
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
4 May 10
very cool
@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
13 Apr 10
Oh gabs, that is just too sad. How awful for the poor old boy. Sounds like he was having a very hard time of it. I think it was beyond him to be going to the field...13 is not that old, but yes, close I guess.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
13 Apr 10
Well we saw him yesterday and he looked so well I am just glad that he is still with us
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@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
13 Apr 10
Oh gosh, that is good news. I thought for sure Clyde was a goner. They must have gone straight to the vet. Thank goodness for vets (even if they do charge way too much)!
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
8 Apr 10
This is always painful for those left behind, but animals accept this as natural and I think the dogs at the park were reacting to the response from the other humans. Be happy for Clyde, he is released from an old worn out body. And at the same time be sad for his family who will miss him as we all do when we loose someone, two legged or four legged it doesn't really matter. It's all part of nature. Blessings
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 10
Hi Pat I heard this morning he made it He had a bone stuck in his throat and windpipe he is still at the Vets but doing ok
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
8 Apr 10
I m glad to hear this, now they have a little more time to enjoy him. Thanks
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
8 Apr 10
I lost my Katie last year (just before Thanksgiving). She had cancer and the day she went across the rainbow bridge I sat and held her for over an hour. She wasn't in any pain, and I couldn't drive at that point and my BF was in town. (I drive over an hour to get to town, and it would have been a traumatic trip for Katie.) I sat with her wrapped up in her favorite blanket and stroked her and talked to her. I also sang to her (which is unusual for me as my singing sounds like you rounded up a dozen tom cats and stuck them in a sack with a female in heat! I can't carry a tune to save my life!) She looked up at me one last time, gave my hand a lick and passed away. I cry even now almost 6 months later. It seemed like I was always the one to comfort our animals just before they passed over the bridge. From age 7 or 8 I was always there for our animals and would always be by their side in their last hours. I have never gotten used to losing any furry buddy. It sounds like Clyde may have had a massive stroke, which will at least be a less painful experience for him. It doesn't make it any less painful for you, because it seems like all of us animal lovers can't stand to say "Good Bye" to our four legged furry buddies. I even cry over a deceased field mouse!
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 10
Hi Loverbear I have been with all my pets to when they where leaving, I held our Max while he got the Injection, 5 years ago, I held him and felt him go, the last look to me was I love you Mum It broke my heart I sat there on the Vets office floor holding my Baby rocking him, crying for him, he was a golden Retriever he was 13 had Cancer and there was nothing that could be done for him It is hard yes but they are loved to the end and they know that
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 10
Ooooppsss I forgot to tell you Clyde made, he is still at the Vets but doing ok He had a bone stuck in his throat and windpipe
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@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
8 Apr 10
OMG what a thing to experience early in the morning. Isn't it amazing how the other dogs knew something was wrong and stopped running around. I'm glad you were there and able to at least stroke and comfort Clyde as he was in distress. I feel so bad for the owners. That is one of the hardest things to experience when you lose your pet. I have never gone through anything like this but my Cody is getting up there in age and its only a matter of time.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 10
Lelin, he made it he is doing just fine He had a bone stuck in his throat and windpipe, he is still at the Vets but doing ok I was so happy to hear that this morning Cody will be fine Sweet just Like Gissi they are strong and will not leave till they know they are safe to leave and then they still stay with us
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@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
10 Apr 10
Oh I'm so happy to hear that. The owners must be so happy. Nice to hear good news for a change.
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
7 Apr 10
Hey gabs~ I won't be able to write much because I can't see through my tears. I didn't even know Clyde, but my heart is broken for him, his "family and all his friends that loved him. I know how much it hurts to lose a pet to Rainbow Bridge, as I have lost so many already. Rest In Peace Dear Sweet Clyde and now you were loved my so many, even me who never even met you~ God Bless, Leslie
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 10
Well Sweetheart you dry the Tears and smile, Clyde made it, he had a bone stuck in his throat and windpipe he is still at the Vet but doing ok so smile Sweetie
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
8 Apr 10
Hi gabs! Thank you for telling me! I was thinking about him again today and got all teary! I am so happy that he made it and will be back with all his little friends again! Give him a big hug for me and tell him he made a new friend all the way around the world!Hugs to you and my little man Gissi!
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@BarBaraPrz (20692)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 Apr 10
Not so nice for those left behind, but nice for Clyde to have his friends around at the end.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
8 Apr 10
Hi Bar Guess what he got through it, he had a bone stuck in his throat and windpipe, still at the Vets but doing ok
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@BarBaraPrz (20692)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
8 Apr 10
Thanks for the update. I wonder where he got the bone.
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