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[–] heygeorge 0 points 48 points (+48|-0) ago 

Ugh. At least you made the right choice and didn't make Harley suffer for your own selfish reasons.

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[–] Voopin__Voopin [S] 0 points 27 points (+27|-0) ago 

Thank you :)

This is the only thing that makes me feel better. Being a person who suffers "analysis paralysis" on basically everything, I have to keep telling myself I did the right thing. That shred of doubt, the one that says "she was acting fine, you should have let her live a bit longer"-- its a hard fucking thing to get out of your head.

Appreciate the response :)

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[–] heygeorge 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

We adopted an older dog a bit ago and after bringing him to the vet for an initial check-up, the vet told us we had to remove an eye due to unchecked glaucoma. The vet was livid at the shelter for not taking care of it (she felt their vet had to have known) and offered us a pretty steep discount on the surgery because she said that most people, who supposedly love their pets, just refuse to do it for selfish reasons while the dog suffers.

There is no doubt: You put selfishness aside and undoubtedly did what was best for Harley.

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[–] gauss_markov 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You made the best decision you could have. Sorry for your loss

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[–] HWY__395 0 points 13 points (+13|-0) ago 

Sorry for your loss.

Damn it. Why I'd read your post? I miss my little son of a bitch.

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[–] Voopin__Voopin [S] 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

ahhhh, shit. i shoulda known you were an animal lover with all the nature/animal pics you post.

Condolences on your loss as well. The hurt never goes away, it just ebbs and flows. I've had to do this a few times in my life and it never, ever gets easier.

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[–] iloveTTYs 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

"Cried like a little bitch"

More like cried like someone who lost someone important. Lost my dog two years ago. I cried for days. This really hits home. Sorry for your loss.

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[–] Voopin__Voopin [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Thank you very much for the kind words :)

Today's a struggle, but I have to work. So that might help keep my mind off things. Going home is gonna suck. One of my children didn't want to come home yesterday because Harley would not be there :(

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[–] Voopin__Voopin [S] 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

@i-am-me member how i said "life's going great, i think something bad's gonna happen"?

Im a bit superstitious, and i think i've found my winner. Do not read if you don't wanna be bummed out today.

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[–] LongyyBearr 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Can confirm, just got bummed...

Harley would have been very proud to have you as it's master. Nice heart btw.

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[–] Voopin__Voopin [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

thank you for the kind words. :)

im not sure who downgoated you, or why they did. But I appreciate each and every goat in this thread. Sorry for bumming y'all out :)

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[–] 9833341? 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Shucks... |': it was sad, very sad. Reach out to someone with so much love and affection only to have them snatched away. But it was kind of you to take her in and care for her despite the challenges. I'm glad you opted to minimize her suffering. Poor gal...

Thanks for sharing. Something my mom says often is that life is: Behind every moment of happiness is a moment of sadness, and behind every moment of sadness is a moment of happiness. This, too, shall pass, friend. Are you feeling better?

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[–] Voopin__Voopin [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

thank you for the response :)

I think im doing better this morning. The pain is still there, but i'm trying to keep it at bay. Yesterday was spent fighting back tears....sometimes winning, sometimes losing. Had a pretty tough moment last night. Everyone in this thread was so nice, it's awesome. I really just wanted to vent, but the thread took off, and goats showed their hearts. I love this place.

I hope everything is still going well for you; at least as well as last time we spoke. :)

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[–] pissed 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

So sorry for your loss. You did the right thing for Harley from the first day you accepted her into your heart.

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[–] Voopin__Voopin [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Thank you, that makes me feel better.

I always tend to forget the good we've done for our companions, and it feels like it pales in comparison to the "last ride" we take them on.

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[–] Voopin__Voopin [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thank you for the kind words, and support.

I honestly didnt think this thread would get any traction. Just wanted to get it off my chest, and maybe get a little closure. The "what ifs" are a motherfucker.

Yeah, I didnt even realise how much i loved the dog until I was losing her. She was just always kinda "there" and getting in the way of our cars, fucking around in my garden, etc etc. But she fucking loved me.

I'd say she loved me more than the rest of my family. My other shit-head dog loves my wife the most, but Harley loved ME. I'd be sitting on the front porch, smoking/drinking, and if she knew i was outside, she'd be right there. I'd let her get up on my lap with her front paws, even though she stunk like a motherfucker. She'd bury her head in my lap/belly for as long as i would pet her.

fuck.

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[–] CRKT_M16Z 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I have this seemingly permanent scowl on my face. I put on this tough guy facade. I was in the Army, served 1 tour in South Korea and 2 tours in the Middle East. I've been through and seen some stuff. Not a lot phases me.

But when my cat died, I cried little a little bitch for 2 days straight. I still get a little choked up just thinking about it. Like now just typing this.

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[–] Voopin__Voopin [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

condolences, my man. People are assholes. Animals just "are". They have their own personality, but they're just doing what comes naturally. Harley gets along with cats; she's playing with yours right now somewhere, somehow.

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[–] CRKT_M16Z 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thanks man. The rainbow bridge....

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[–] sumguy 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I've had to put down 2 dogs now.... one was a 1.5 year old puppy (do NOT buy "pure bred" dogs, they are inbred as fuck and have a shit ton of medical issues, this was a chihuahua and they suffer from hydrocephalus, which is fluid build-up in the brain), and the other was a pound dog I had for 15 years.

I cried more over the loss of those 2 animals than I have for any person who's died.

But, as said, at least you didn't drag the dog through hell. Pisses me off that people simply won't let things die with any respect/dignity. That goes for letting People decide to die too... but it tears me up watching selfish, ignorant assholes hold onto any living thing just because they're afraid of their feels. Had to watch it with my in-laws and a dog (same birth year as my 15y/o girl), poor dog couldn't hardly stand up, almost drown in their pond twice, couldn't walk up the many hills around their house, shit in his bed, blah, blah, blah.... they kept the dog for a full year like that while they judged us for putting our dog down.

Anyway, know you did the right thing. It hurts, it was Still the right/best thing.

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[–] Voopin__Voopin [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I cried more over the loss of those 2 animals than I have for any person who's died.

ME TOO. I've had 2 family members die within the last couple of years. They were both elderly, and both knew it was coming.

I just thought i was a psychopath/sociopath because the humans didn't bother me nearly as much. But the doggos, man. They're nothing but love, they give and never expect anything in return. I think that's why it bothers me so much.

know you did the right thing.

Thank you. This does help. The self-doubt is a motherfucker.

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