Goodbye, Major - German Shepherd Dog Forums

Increase font size: 0, 10, 25, 50%

GermanShepherds.com is the premier German Shepherd Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-10-2013, 07:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Staffordshire.
Posts: 4
Default Goodbye, Major

I'm new to the site, joined a few days ago because my GSD was having leg issues. Couldn't get up unless someone picked him up, wasn't making it outside to toilet so would have accidents over himself.
Anyway, took him to vets 2 days ago, the vet examined him and said his back had gone, could do X-rays but he said it wouldn't change anything, my poor dog wouldn't get better and kindest thing would be to put him to sleep.
Safe to say I half expected it not to be good, was just shocked at how quickly his problems developed, a week ago he was running around my garden! Just seemed so unfairly sudden.
Anyway, my dad, brother and me agreed we needed to do what was best for our much loved pet, and agreed he deserved to go with some dignity still in place, I regret I didn't stay to see him go, when the vet came back with the stuff I found it to much and had to go, didn't want him to see me in such a state, my dad and brother stayed, some comfort was they said it was very quick for him.
I'm still heartbroken and guess I will be for some time, our other dog doesn't seem the same either.
I had 12 wonderful years with him, he brought us all so much happiness and the memories are never ending, just hope he understood we only did what we thought would be best for him.
Miss him more everyday.
RIP Major, my gorgeous gorgeous boy.
Majorshepherd is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-10-2013, 07:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
llombardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Illinois
Posts: 8,343
Default

Sorry for your loss....he knows that you love him and did what is best for him.
__________________
Misty- Samoyed Mix
Tannor- Golden Retriever CGC
Robyn- German Shepherd CGC, TC
Midnite-German Shepherd CGC, TC
Brennan- Golden Retriever CGC
Batman- Husky/Greyhound
llombardo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2013, 08:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Daisy&Lucky's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,926
Default

My sincere condolences. It is so hard when you lose any beloved dog but the older ones you have that deep relationship and to take care of them first we must give them up. Run free,Major run free.
__________________
Daisy 11/26/99-7/25/12-

Lucky- GSD Rescue 2/16/2002
Thunder from the East: adopted 1/25/2013
Miss Chevy Cruz - adopted 1/25/2013
Daisy&Lucky's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2013, 09:11 AM   #4 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Shade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 7,037
Default

I'm so sorry for your loss
__________________
Shanna

My Pack:

Jasmine - Female Miniature Poodle - born Aug 15, 2010
Loker Delgado Von Stalworth - Male GSD - born Jan 26, 2012
Koda & Zazu - 5 year old male cats
Alex - Male Cocker Spaniel (rescue) - RIP Cuddlebug 2007-2010
Shade is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2013, 09:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
Loneforce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 4,114
Default

I thought I responded to this once? ..I am Sorry for your loss. Rest In Peace Major
__________________
Jonas :Black & Red WGSL D.O.B.01/14/2012.
Taz:11/15/99-01/26/12 Ginger:06/23/02-02/13/13
"A house is not a home without a German Shepherd"
Loneforce is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2013, 09:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
Bear GSD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Posts: 2,282
Default

I'm so sorry for your loss. Run free sweet Major.
__________________
Bear GSD 10/16/11
Elsa GSD 12/23/03 - 11/10/11
Bear GSD is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2013, 01:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
Crowned Member
 
1sttimeforgsd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 7,288
Default

Lovely memorial to your precious boy Major. Run free at the bridge precious boy, run free.
__________________
karen, mom to:
ace-gsd (bi-color) 6/14/2010
mandy-yellow lab 1/31/2009
dixie-shep/lab 2/21/2013

baby-terrier mix (waiting at the bridge)
1sttimeforgsd is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2013, 02:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 4
Default

"Why Dogs Don't Live As Long

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane were all very attached to Belker and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family there were no miracles left for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their ome.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for the four-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt Shane could learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away. The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion.

We sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I know why."

Startled, we all turned to him.

What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, "Everybody is born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody and beingnice, right?" The four-year-old continued, "Well, animals already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.""

I am sorry for your loss, but know that he is no longer suffering. He's up there with my sweet girl, Molly, and they're playing with all the other dogs. But not only that, they are watching over us.
Whitneylee23 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2013, 04:30 PM   #9 (permalink)
Master Member
 
FrankieC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 608
Default

Sorry to hear this. As difficult as it was, it was the right thing to do. RIP Major
__________________
GSD Kira GSD Riley
North Trail Sports
FrankieC is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-10-2013, 07:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
Knighted Member
 
sit,stay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Idaho
Posts: 3,221
Default

I am so sorry for your loss. Please don't beat yourself up about not staying with him. That is a decision that we all need to make for ourselves and what is "right" is different for each of us. You made the right decision for you.
Sheilah
sit,stay is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:51 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com