our dog just died

Philippines
April 10, 2013 4:20am CST
our dog, kiro, just died. i don't want to elaborate on the cause of his death. but he's already almost 10 years old. after his brother passed away, he just started to get weak. he's been suffering for 3 days. and this afternoon, i just found him dean on his sleeping spot. you know what, i juts look at it on the positive side that he won't have to suffer more. rest in peace, kiro!
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@allknowing (73382)
• India
10 Apr 13
I am also feeling happy for your dog that he did not die suffering. Animals cannot express their suffering like human beings.
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• Philippines
10 Apr 13
yes, i agree with you. i can hear him crying in pain but i couldn't do anything. it's better that he's not gonna feel the pain.
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@allknowing (73382)
• India
10 Apr 13
Being unable to do anything but just watching could be quite traumatic. We all pet lovers go through it in our life. The love that they give us in incomparable.
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• Philippines
11 Apr 13
wow that's a really tragic way to lose your dog and the man who did it didn't even regret it.
• United States
10 Apr 13
It was good you didn't have to put it to sleep. I have had to do that with several animals. That is so hard to do.
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• Philippines
11 Apr 13
what do you mean put it to sleep? are you referring to euthanasia?
• United States
11 Apr 13
Euthanasia is the right word. I am not sure where "To put one to sleep" came from. I know the Bible talks of one going to sleep when they really die. I guess that means since they will wake to either the first judgement or the second that they are really sleeping.
• Philippines
12 Apr 13
honestly i've thought about it but i just can't do it. for me it's like i killed my dog. also, i don't want to give up that it will still live.
@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
It is so sad to lose a pet that we treat like family. I do not even want to think of all the pets we had lost in the past. It's so sad.
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• Philippines
11 Apr 13
i have a lot of pets that are no longer here on earth and i miss them all. it's just pathetic to always think of them when they're already in a better place.
• United States
10 Apr 13
May he do juts that...
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• Philippines
11 Apr 13
well i'm just thinking that way so that it would be less painful for me.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
10 Apr 13
Sorry for your loss. I understand how you feel. Ive had my dog 12 years. She s like a kid of mine here..
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• Philippines
11 Apr 13
i also treat him like family, more like a son. i am the one giving him a bath becuase my mother's afraid to do so.
@blackrusty (3530)
• Mexico
10 Apr 13
I am so sorry for the loss of you loved dog it is always so hard on us when we have a pet that has been with us for so long up and die on us I hope that you will always remember all the great times that you have had together and that you have the time to heal and move on
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• Philippines
11 Apr 13
i know it will take time for me to forget him because i have some important times of my life with him. i know it's hard but that's the way of life.
• Lenox, Georgia
10 Apr 13
I am so sorry! I know how hard it is and how sad you must be feeling. But I am also glad that he will not suffer anymore too. I lost my dog that I grew up and it was the hardest thing ever. I loved him so much. But he was very old 15 years old, he was sick and hurting. So I knew it was better off for him, it was just really hard on me.
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• Philippines
11 Apr 13
it's really hard and painful for me but i can't do anything about it so i have no choice but to move on though i believe it will take time.
@bryanwmc (1052)
• Malaysia
10 Apr 13
10 years old is akin to 70 to dog years, multiply by 7, it is considered a ripe old age so RIP Kiro.i am sure he will be missed by those who have cherished his companionship
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• Philippines
11 Apr 13
well, at least he lived a full life for a dog. it's hard to accept we lost him.
@prashu228 (25517)
• India
10 Apr 13
I am so sorry . well i can understand your pain as i have been through this . One of my pet passed away last year and after six months another one. It was so painful watching their suffering being helpless. yes we feel happy when we think that they not suffering anymore. But i am not going to keep any pets in my life again that's for sure. Its really painful when they leave us.
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• Philippines
11 Apr 13
i feel the same as you but i hope you will some day realize that you should give a chance to yourself to love pets again. not to replace the ones you lost but to give yourself a chance to love a pet again.
@velvet53 (17721)
• Palisade, Colorado
11 Apr 13
I am sorry to hear about your dog, Kiro. Like you said he won't have to suffer anymore. It is so hard on the remaining dog and they deal with their grief in their own way. Right now I am going through the same thing. I put my dog to sleep on the 3rd of this month. My sons dog is dealing with it but I am watching him closely.
• Philippines
12 Apr 13
what do you mean by putting to sleep? i don't really understand that phrase.
@velvet53 (17721)
• Palisade, Colorado
13 Apr 13
I took her to the vet and he gave her a shot. This put her in a permanent sleep so she would never wake up again. Some people call it putting an animal down. I like sleep better. The real word is euthanasia.
• Philippines
13 Apr 13
oh sorry i only heard about that euphemisms here. i understand why you did it. may he rest in peace now.
@Pegasus72 (1901)
12 Apr 13
What kind of dog is it? I know larger breeds die at a much younger age then the tiny ones.
• Philippines
13 Apr 13
honestly, i'm not familiar with breeds. i think his mom has a breed but his father is just a native dog.
@Pegasus72 (1901)
14 Apr 13
How old was your dog?
• Philippines
14 Apr 13
i think around 8-9 years old.
@sharryCD (121)
• China
11 Apr 13
sorry to hear about that. I can deeply understand your feeling at that time. My family are fond of raising dogs as they can bring much joy to us. But on the same time,losing them or seeing them pass aways is also a great pain for us. Dogs are very smart, tender and friendly animals. Let bygones be begones. we have those precious memories which we spent together, right? Have a nice day and enjoy your life
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
i guess when you take an animal as a pet, we all know that they usually have a shorter lifespan than us humans. we should also be prepared with their passing when the time comes.
@sharryCD (121)
• China
11 Apr 13
Every thing has its time, not only a pet. When they pass away, it is sure we will lose something important in pur life. But that emptiness can be filled as time goes by. Maybe what we can learn from the loss of a beloved animal is to treasure the present time when we are with them. The present is a gift.
• Philippines
12 Apr 13
that's really a good way to look at it, sharrycd. because we know they have limited time on this earth, we will learn to appreciate every moment we live with them.
• India
11 Apr 13
I'm really sorry for your loss. Dogs suffer a lot from separation anxiety. They find it tough to cope with it. May his soul rest in Peace. Stay strong.
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
maybe he was really depressed with losing his brother. they were born at the same time and always together.
@Hatley (164447)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Apr 13
hi iluvusabado I am so sorry and i know how you must miss him but I am sure he will be on the rainbow bridge waiting to see you again when your time is up to enter heaven.Its really so tough to lose a dog as they are such a part of one's family. I have never understood people who tell me why are you grieving its only a dog! To me thats really stupid and cruel. Our pets are not just dogs they are part of our family .
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
you know what i also hate those people. i always treat our dogs like family. sometimes they are more human than other people i know.
10 Apr 13
Dogs are truly a mans best friend,and the loss can be very hard for people to cope with,but you sound like you are coping well,and for this I am happy,positive thoughts are much more useful than negatives.
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
yes, focus more on positive thoughts than dwell on the negative.
• United States
10 Apr 13
It's hard losing someone close to you. Even pets, we get attached over the years. I had a dog, Bear, he passed away years ago and I remember it was hard for me to get over. He was a good companion. It's nice your looking on the bright side of things.
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
well he's gone. i have no other choice but to look at the brighter side of it. or i will suffer more.