A sad day for our family!

United States
June 23, 2022 12:10am CST
Today, my son's dog died, and we are all so sad. I can't hardly stand this feeling of sorrow and it brings to mind that my own dog may not be far behind. I remember holding him when his eyes were barely open. He was a chiweenie and so cute. Sadly, he had cancer and by the time my son noticed it was too late. It came about so quickly that I thought his lymph nodes were swollen, but apparently he had stomach cancer and it spread through his body like a wildfire. I was at my son Dillon's house a couple of days ago and he was jumping all over the place, and didn't act sick at all. The vet told him there was nothing they could do. So he had him put down, but he's getting the ashes which seems to comfort him. The picture is my grandson Dillon(another Dillon) holding Facebones (the name comes from a heavy metal cartoon) about 12 years ago.
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@RubyHawk (62651)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Jun
I’m sorry. It’s sad to lose a pet.
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• United States
26 Jun
Thank you.
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• United States
26 Jun
@RubyHawk That just means they were such wonderful dogs.
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@RubyHawk (62651)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Jun
@misunderstood_zombie That’s why I know how sad your little son is.
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@LadyDuck (392871)
• Switzerland
23 Jun
I am so sorry, pets are our family too and I know how heartbreaking it is when they die.
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• United States
23 Jun
Thank you. They really are a member of the family. I just wished dogs lived longer.
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@LadyDuck (392871)
• Switzerland
24 Jun
@misunderstood_zombie So true, I was devastated when my neighbors had to put their cat Willy to sleep. Willy visited us every day, he was a bit "my" cat.
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• United States
25 Jun
@LadyDuck That was so sweet. He was like a neighbor visiting you everyday. Sorry that happened.
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@MarieCoyle (5482)
23 Jun
I lost a dog a few years ago to stomach cancer. Like yours, by the time she had symptoms, it was just too late. She was active up until the end, always went to her vet visits per schedule, and so forth. I wasn't ready, we just never are. I am so sorry. It's very hard, especially when there are children who love them.
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• United States
23 Jun
I'm sorry for your loss also. This sounds just like my son's dog. He never knew anything was wrong because he was active until the end.
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23 Jun
@misunderstood_zombie It sounds like you gave him a wonderful life. I just wish pets lived longer than they do.
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• United States
23 Jun
@MarieCoyle I wish they did also, like a parrot or tortoise.
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@CarolDM (186515)
• United States
23 Jun
So sorry. Losing a pet is difficult. What an adorable photo. Thoughts are with you all.
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• United States
23 Jun
Thank you! It is very difficult, but thank goodness time will help.
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@CarolDM (186515)
• United States
23 Jun
@misunderstood_zombie Yes it will and remembering the good times helps too. Again, so very sorry.
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@aninditasen (5807)
• Raurkela, India
23 Jun
It's really very sad. That's why I do not keep pets as I cannot bear this sorrow.
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• United States
23 Jun
I'm beginning to think that's a good idea.
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@arunima25 (74108)
• Bangalore, India
23 Jun
Sorry for your loss. I can relate to that as I have lost few dogs.. May Facebone rest in peace. It's tough to get over the loss of our fur babies just like any loved ones.
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• United States
23 Jun
Thank you! Yes, and it's hard to see my son so devastated.
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@arunima25 (74108)
• Bangalore, India
26 Jun
@misunderstood_zombie Sorry about that. Time is the only healer.
@moonandstars (59083)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
25 Jun
i am sorry. pets could be almost like a family.
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• United States
25 Jun
It's really true.
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@moffittjc (105034)
• Gainesville, Florida
24 Jun
I hope Facebones is enjoying peace and comfort in doggie heaven.
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• United States
26 Jun
I hope so too.
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@sjvg1976 (32419)
• Delhi, India
23 Jun
Sorry for the loss. I understand how painful is it to lose a pet.
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• United States
23 Jun
Thank you. It's so sad.
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@snowy22315 (137708)
• United States
23 Jun
Awww, so sad. I hate when pets cross the rainbow bridge, but at least no more suffering for them.
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• United States
23 Jun
I hate it too. This is so true, and I like that phrase the rainbow bridge.
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@Beestring (817)
• Hong Kong
23 Jun
Sorry to hear about this. May Facebones rest in peace.
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• United States
23 Jun
Thank you so much.
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@RebeccasFarm (65339)
• United States
23 Jun
Oh I am so very sorry Rhonda..may the Lord bring comfort to you all at this time RIP poor doggie. I tell you, your grandson in that photo is a complete doll..look at those eyes!! God bless them all.
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• United States
23 Jun
Thank you! Facebones was one of those dogs that had so much energy all the time. When my son wasn't working he had his dog in his lap all the time playing video games, so it will be hard for him for awhile. My grandson is 16 now, and I still think he quite handsome, but he won't believe me.
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• United States
17h
@misunderstood_zombie AwAll around Rhonda
@m_audrey6788 (56517)
• Germany
23 Jun
Sorry about your son`s dog
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• United States
23 Jun
Thank you so much.
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• Germany
24 Jun
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@RasmaSandra (54816)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Jun
So sorry to hear this, It is always hard when we lose a trusted friend like a dog or cat, At least he did not suffer,
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• United States
26 Jun
Thank you, I think Dillon made the right decision to put him down so he wouldn't suffer.
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@dodo19 (45999)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
23 Jun
That's so sad. I'm really sorry to hear this. It's really hard losing a pet.
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• United States
23 Jun
Thank you. It really is hard.
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@Shavkat (129220)
• Philippines
23 Jun
I am sorry to hear this. I would feel bad for this matter.
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• United States
23 Jun
Thank you!
@marlina (146426)
• Canada
23 Jun
Sad day indeed
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• United States
23 Jun
It is sad, but I just think I would rather have had the love and loss, then not to have loved a pet at all. Sorry, I feel I'm sounding too much like Shakespeare.
@jstory07 (120339)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Jun
Sorry for your loss. our pets are part of our family.
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• United States
23 Jun
Thank you! They really are. I guess it's times like these that we realize it.
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@paigea (34921)
• Canada
24 Jun
So cute. He will be missed.
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• United States
24 Jun
So sorry to hear such sad news. Losing a pet is heartbreaking
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