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Lost my Staffy nearly 2yrs ago and also my Leopard Gecko this year

 
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Well come the 28th of October (2 years ago) I lost my Staffordshire Bull Terrier Bruno 11yrs old to Kidney disease stage 3 ...my shadow and adorable friend in life :)....then a couple of months back this year i also lost my (Super hypo tangerine Carrot tail Leopard Gecko) Blaze who passed away to a parasite that was passed through her food from one of the locusts...both have been heart wrenching :(





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Hi Gail....I just wanted to say that I am so sorry to hear about your losses.  I can tell they were very loved and I hope you are doing ok.
 
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I feel your pain Gail. I lost 2 of my dog family this year. They were such an integral part of my everyday life an I miss them a lot. I think pets are here with us to keep reminding us what unconditional love is in a world where it is often lacking... They just don't have long enough life spans... Hugs. Annie
 
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Hi Gail....I just wanted to say that I am so sorry to hear about your losses.  I can tell they were very loved and I hope you are doing ok.



Hello Marla, I still have the odd cry over Bruno as he was my shadow and not having children, at times I feel lonely if hubby pops out and I was shocked with blaze as her tank was cleaned daily, changed twice yearly with sand but the weird part about it she was active and eating well and I just found her dead totally shocked, I had her nails clipped not long back by a vet and she was fine but apparently a parasite can kill instantly or over time and the parasite comes from what food the breeders are using.


Here's her tank and out with me this summer lying on the garden chair lol


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Annie Lochte wrote:I feel your pain Gail. I lost 2 of my dog family this year. They were such an integral part of my everyday life an I miss them a lot. I think pets are here with us to keep reminding us what unconditional love is in a world where it is often lacking... They just don't have long enough life spans... Hugs. Annie




Hello Annie, sorry to hear of your loss also, it's a terrible thing and your right concerning unconditional love i couldn't move for bruno very devoted dog. ((Hugzzz)) Gail
 
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I hear you.

My sad anniversary is January 20th. We put our Golden Retriever of 14 years down due to old age. He'd just had a kidney infection that made him retain a lot of water, and he'd had progressively worse arthritis in his hips and back legs; I was literally carrying our 100lb. puppy up and down stairs, and supporting his rear when we went outside.

I held him on the table, his nose in my neck, as I stroked his head and told him what a good boy he was, so I felt his nose go cold as the vet injected him. And I buried him where he'd like to lay in the dappled shade of the raspberry canes in the backyard.

I'm kind of a mess as I write this, and it's almost been a decade. You never let go. But they, and the good they added to your life, will never go, either.

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I hear you.

My sad anniversary is January 20th. We put our Golden Retriever of 14 years down due to old age. He'd just had a kidney infection that made him retain a lot of water, and he'd had progressively worse arthritis in his hips and back legs; I was literally carrying our 100lb. puppy up and down stairs, and supporting his rear when we went outside.

I held him on the table, his nose in my neck, as I stroked his head and told him what a good boy he was, so I felt his nose go cold as the vet injected him. And I buried him where he'd like to lay in the dappled shade of the raspberry canes in the backyard.

I'm kind of a mess as I write this, and it's almost been a decade. You never let go. But they, and the good they added to your life, will never go, either.



Chris i totally feel for you because when the kidneys get infected in no time at all our beloved friends go down hill and such a shame how your dog had other issues to deal with on top it must have been heart breaking for you...my bruno went quietly and graceful it's like they know enough is enough like a human...how lovely putting him where he loved to rest, now bruno loved the birds and used to nudge young ones bless him, so his ashes are under the bird bath in the centre of the back garden.

I can imagine you being upset typing...neighbours by me asked if i was having another straight away and i thought how cold, you just can't replace something set deep in your heart quickly.
 
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This post reminded me of my Caspian -- mixed-up mutt. He messed with one of those giant poison toads, and lingered in agony for a week while my friends and I tried to figure out what was wrong and what to do. He died in February 2017 -- which in the Dominican Republic is when the pretty coralbean trees are in flower.

And I understand grieving a gecko, too. Years ago, I had two adorable rats, Yersinia and Warfarin. Rats don't live very long anyway, but Yersinia went suddenly, unexpectedly, after I had her less than a year, and Warfarin slowly from cancer. What is it with rats and cancer?
 
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Jason Hernandez wrote:This post reminded me of my Caspian -- mixed-up mutt. He messed with one of those giant poison toads, and lingered in agony for a week while my friends and I tried to figure out what was wrong and what to do. He died in February 2017 -- which in the Dominican Republic is when the pretty coralbean trees are in flower.

And I understand grieving a gecko, too. Years ago, I had two adorable rats, Yersinia and Warfarin. Rats don't live very long anyway, but Yersinia went suddenly, unexpectedly, after I had her less than a year, and Warfarin slowly from cancer. What is it with rats and cancer?



Jason sorry to hear your loss also with Caspian it's terrible seeing them ill in front of you and unable to do nothing but either rely on vets or face the terrible out come.


I never knew that rats don't last long in life now that's an eye opener but sorry they went in such a short while of one another..I've been reading about cancer and rats and it's supposed to be them being exposed to radiation but this links explains more on the cancer with them :)

https://www.petmd.com/exotic/conditions/cancer/c_ex_rt_cancers_tumors
 
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:(

Just read your original post, and the day.
 
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