I need some advice about letting my best buddy go ...

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I need some advice about letting my best buddy go ...


By SUPERBEE

9 months ago



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#39 9 months ago

I'm so sorry. Losing a pet is very much the same as losing a family member. There's no two ways about it. What makes it more difficult is being able to have the emotional clarity to make the decision of letting a best friend go to end the suffering for them. Give your buddy the best couple days/weeks/months he can have. Make him feel comfortable, loved, and wanted. If you're upset, he'll become upset, but this time, it's your turn to provide him with that emotional support.

I think you'll know when it's time, and during the bereavement process, filling that emotional void may be the best thing you can do. We've never seen new pets as "replacements," but instead, emotional fortifiers which help to quickly strengthen a new bond.

When that time comes, adopt. Don't shop. Shelters are overcrowded, and the animals in them need to fill an emotional void just as much as you would, making for great relationships.

#163 9 months ago

I’m so sorry for your loss; but rest easy knowing that you gave Gizmo the best life a dog can have. That goes for everyone here. Think of how much love and care you’ve given your animals and how happy you’ve been able to make them for their entire lives, and how lucky we were to have been so unconditionally loved by our pets.

The human experience is fickle, but what a time to be alive to experience it.

I’m not crying, my eyes are just a little sweaty, and I have some onions in my pocket!

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