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Old 12-16-2019, 09:28 AM
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Its still early, and Im still processing the passing of my dog. Long story but I ended up having to put him down. He was way to young to die but well, I had to.
(seizures, cluster type, then internal bleeding, anemia from that)


I have been mentally thinking of all the things we have.
Food (new but opened)

Flea treatment (liquid type)
I think I even still have one heartworm tab left.
Leashes
bedding
Car blankets to protect seats
Harness
crate
his chaise lounge (its a childs but I got him his own couch at a garage sale for 10 bucks)
4 different size dog beds


I dont know if the shelters would take them or not. I'll have to try to call later this week, I guess. They dont open until noon but think they are closed til wed.
I know the other meds I got I can take to the vets office to dispose of. I know they cant use those, but I want them out of my house.
Also have another unopened pill pocket and one other that is open.


And as much as I say I dont want another dog.....Im not gonna get rid of the dog door just yet. I dont know why, because I really dont want another dog.
No other dog will ever compare to Ricky. None. Its not like he's my first dog either. Ive had 5 animals prior. Most from puppyhood.
By far the most special of all of them, even tho I loved them all.
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Old 12-16-2019, 09:32 AM
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I'm really really sorry, I had to do that as well to my Maggie and I was heartbroken for quite some time :heart_
What we did with the kennel I brought her over with and her cushion and stuff I gave it to an animal shelter. They appreciated the extras. The only thing I have left and which is still with me is her collar.
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Oh yeah. They asked when we were getting him ready if I wanted anything and I said, the collar. I need the collar.
I know the toys are probably gonna go in the trash. God he loved those toys. Every single time he got a new one, it became his new favorite.
Not uncommon to find yourself after sitting on the computer for a while to find at leas 4 toys he had brought to you to try to get you engaged in a game of toss it for me.
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I usually donate stuff to a local rescue or wildlife rehab (apparently both cat and dog food can be used with like possums and raccoons). I usually wear their collar as a bracelet (double wrapped around my wrist) for as long as I need to.

I am so sorry for your loss. He was way too young for that. At least he went through his life loved to the very end. Does not make it hurt any less, but for me, it is comforting to know at least one other dog had the life a dog should have - filled with toys, food, snuggles, walkies, and sleeping on the furniture.


So sorry for your loss.
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I don't know if there is one in your area, but we had a clinic run by volunteer DVMs that served the homeless community. They were open one day a week for limited services. I gave them her extra leashes, winter/waterproof coat and some of her washed and dried bedding. I felt like it would be passed directly to pets living in some pretty harsh elements and I felt good about that. I didn't flea treat because she was allergic, but I would have given them that, too. As long as pills are blister packed or vials are sealed, they should be able to be used. Food went to a local woman who fostered dogs until adoption.
Collar and tags go in a memorial frame with their picture and paw print. I have salt dough prints of my dog, and my cat who passed last January.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
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Im so sorry for your loss. Its hard at any age but I feel like we seem better prepared as they get older. I had to put a pup down. She stands out the most of my pet losses. I think all the suggestions are great. I did keep one small stuffed toy. Maybe eventually I can let it go, but not just yet.
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I would call your Vet's office. I've donated back opened food to them, partial medications etc. Our vet uses them for "trials" - like when they want to try a medication on a dog, to see if it works.

Heck, for that matter, I donated a whackload of towels from when I had to move my mom out of her house - since she was a hoarder she literally had so many towels that I couldn't fit them all in my Subaru Outback in one trip. The vet, from surgeries and the like, need towels constantly.

And they also know who else might need things. No reason to sit on the phone for hours calling shelters. Just call your vet and use the folks that they know. Most vet offices worth their salt know which shelters are worth supporting and which ones are dicey or don't treat the animals in their care well.
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One of the harder parts right now is I keep *seeing* him. Laying on the couch..I swear I heard him jump off it the other day. (of course I didnt but I mentioned this to my son, and he told me he thought he heard it too)
If the phone rings.....I start looking for him to run into his crate (he always did this if the phone rang, it was one of his funnier quirks)
I have not vacuumed on purpose. I used to wait till hubby could take him for a walk, so I wouldnt make him nervous about the noise, but I still cant. I will have to this week, maybe today. Weird but I still want the hair. haha. Between us both, not sure who shed more.


I know all of this will pass at some point. I'll get used to the quiet. But for now, I just miss the hell out of him.
And why is it that at least half of the commercials I see have a border collie as the family dog? I noticed before he died.
And yes......Hisqueen13...I fully expected to have him for at least another 10 yrs or so.
We all got short changed.
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My condolences for you and your family as you deal with the passing of your furry friend.
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One of the harder parts right now is I keep *seeing* him.

If it's any consolation, it's been some months now that Midnight is gone. I keep seeing him too.
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And I lost my Jeffery over 12 years ago - I still see him, and I still dream *very* realistic dreams about him. I also see my cat sometimes and she died over 15 years ago.

They stay with us in ways we can't comprehend completely.

I also have a collection of collars (and ashes) of my pets. Those are too hard to let go of.

I feel your loss and am sorry for it.
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Well, I called the local shelter and they will take everything.
Now to just load it up and bring it. maybe today.
I already got the medications to the vets office, so that is done.


I was not sure they would take opened food, but Im glad they will.
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Well yesterday, I finally loaded up the truck and got all Ricky's supplies to the shelter.
I was still debating it (why Im not sure) but I pulled his crate out to the center of the living room, so I couldnt ignore it.
After also taking my cans to the recycle place.......(another task Ive been putting off) when I got home I said its now or never. Just load things up.
I did, and drove over there and waited just a bit before they opened. (1pm which seems so late to me)
Anyway, I was a bit disappointed in that the shelter may not use the things but that they can give them to others, so.......it is done.
The lady that was helping me, was in tears too. Grieving a dog she had to put down 10 yrs prior.
needless to say, the rest of the day was a downer.
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Hugs to you, SW. It is so hard, the loss, then letting go of the loss. Some of us never quite manage to let go of the loss completely. I'm glad you were able to donate the supplies to someplace where it can help another pup find a person.
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I am very sorry for your loss.
I feel more love for my girl than most humans, and depend on her kind soul to keep me real.
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I miss that pup so much. It feels like its been sooooo long but its only just over a month.
Yesterday, my ex came by to pick up something from us and he had his little pup he inherited from his sister. He was telling me she needed her nails clipped. All of a sudden I remembered a coupon I had from a former customer of mine for a dog grooming (we bonded over our dogs so he and his wife would gift me them at Christmas time)
Since Ricky was very easy to groom, I usually did all of it. Took him once but the thing had a balance on it.

So I gave it to him for her. I think that is just about the last of it.


Damn, I miss him.
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I still miss mine too, SW. And they've been gone a long time. They take a little of our hearts with them when they go.
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