I have to go put my buddy down in a couple of hours,

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  1. Pseudomind

    Pseudomind Active Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    2011 Hurricane with Magic Tilt Trailer
    115 HP Yamaha Four Stroke
    It is for the best, she would have been 15 years old this March 20th. Here is link to her picture

    I have been giving her insulin shots twice a day for almost three years, she is now pretty well totally blind, also deaf, and is having a hard time walking. I have to pick her up to take her outside.

    I looked all over Kentucky when I was still living there for her, I finally found in Berea, Kentucky, but had to wait until she was old enough to be weaned. She has been my buddy, and I have to admit this hurts me, really hurts, but it will be for the best and I believe she is also ready. I have given her lots of attention the past two days and a bit of vanilla ice cream, her favorite, since the diabetes she has not had any, but...

    At least I am back to work tomorrow, so I will have to adjust when I come home and she is not there, but I wil adjust. There will not be any replacements as I will soon be 62 and if something happens to me I do not want another pet maybe being put into the pound.

    At least it is a New Year and I was able to enjoy her as long as I have.

    So to everyone else I say Happy New Year, and learn to live for each day!

  2. Bucit

    Bucit New Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    St. Petersburg Florida
    2005 280 Sundancer
    2004 SPD-104 Achilles w/ 8hp Yamaha
    Twin 4.3 MPI's with Alpha drives.
    That's so sad and I'm sprry to hear it. I had my first dog pass away on Christmas night 9 years ago. It really hurt and nothing will replace him but time heals and I do have many great memories.
  3. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
    Howard, So sorry to hear about your buddy!!!
  4. Sorry to hear this Howard, Losing our pets is never easy they are like another child to us.
  5. roadkingh1

    roadkingh1 New Member

    May 4, 2008
    Covington, La
    97' 370DA
    Twin 7.4l MPI v drive
    I am sorry to hear of the passing of your pet. I know how it feels to lose a pet. They are a part of our life and when they are gone its like a part of our life that is gone. I wish you well.
  6. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Howard, So sorry to hear that. Like Scott said, you did everything you could. I hope your heart heals quickly. Sincerely, Brian
  7. Pyrojodge

    Pyrojodge Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    May 1, 2011
    Lake Erie Ohio
    1989 Sea Ray 340 DA
    twin 454 Mercs
    Your in our thoughts... remember the good times...
  8. HUMPH

    HUMPH Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2009
    2003 410DA,
    2009 Walker Bay 13’
    CAT 3126TA's 350HP/
    50HP Honda
    It was tough to let my dog go 1 1/2 years ago. We still think of her but I would want the same fate if I were dealing with what she was dealing with. They make it illegal to put people down though? Our pets are treated better than we are...
  9. Southpaw II

    Southpaw II Active Member

    Aug 18, 2008
    Madison, MS
    2001 380 DA
    T8.1 Horizons

    So sorry to hear. I had a West Highland Terrier that would be 16 if still alive today. They're great companions.

    Hang in there.

  10. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    I am sad for you, have a Happy New Year reminiscing the fun times. MM
  11. midway

    midway Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Midway, Ga
    04 SeaRay 185Sport, Smart Tabs, Mageln Meridian Gold GPS, Hbird Matrix 87 dept/ff/gps/cp, Uniden vhf
    4.3L 190HP, Alpha 1 1.81 ratio, 14 1/4X21 Turning Point Prop
    So sorry to hear this, I do know how you feel. Through out my 67 years I have had to put several down and several just laid down and did not wake up. We we not going to get another cat when we lost Turkey"the name fit her", but we now have 2 cats, we were not going to get another dog after losing our last but we now have an Akita and over the new year holiday a little black and white dog turned up in our yard, I think the Akita has adopted her. So may have 2 dogs if we cannot find the owner. Your buddy will not be suffering anymore is about the only good thing to be said at a time like this.
  12. DaFish

    DaFish Member GOLD Sponsor

    Mar 11, 2011
    Racine, WI - Lake Michigan
    1999 370 DA
    7.4 MPI Horizon Merc w/ V-Drives

    It is one of the toughest decisions a human has to make, and yet you know when it is time. The selfish side of one wants to delay the decision because it is very difficult, but yet we all come around to the right decision. We have had to put down several of our dogs due to illiness (cancer/neurological degenerative disease) and age and each was as difficult as the other.

    You did the right thing and as difficult as it was, in your heart, you know your buddy is in a better place and running around without pain and with full function.

    The Lord above will comfort you.

  13. Aquarius

    Aquarius New Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    South by South
    310 Sundancer 2007
    350 Mags V Drives
    Oh man that breaks my heart. I have an 11 year old Cairn Terrier who is the best dog on earth and my best buddy too boot. Sorry to hear of your loss.
  14. osd9

    osd9 New Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    2003 410DA
    Caterpillar 3126-TA w/ ZF 80-IV
    Sorry to hear.....they are a part of our family....and losing them hurts.
  15. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    I'm sorry to hear of your loss. All the best to you.
  16. Ms. Mymoney

    Ms. Mymoney Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    412 Amerosport
    454 Crusaders
    It has been almost three years since I had to put down my 130lb Akita. Karl was a part of our family and it truly was the worst day of my 33 yrs. I feel for what you are and will be going through. It gets better with time. Be grateful you had so much time with her, Im sure she has lived a full life. Karl was barely 5yrs old and got sick one day before I went to work. A week to the day later we had found out he had cancer everywhere inside of him and had him put down. It was scary how he went from being fine to almost lifeless within a weeks time.

    My fam will be thinking of you.
  17. tdschafer

    tdschafer Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    I'm sorry to hear that. I had to do the same with my Shepard 10 years ago and I still get choked up when I talk about her.
  18. JC3

    JC3 Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    I am so sorry for your loss. I can almost feel your pain. We had a little ****z zu that was just like family.
    She had a stroke out of no where and died. It still hurts 2 years later. We will say a prayer for you tonight during prayer time and ask the comforter to be with you and your family. Sorry again for your loss, JC
  19. dicor

    dicor New Member

    Feb 19, 2011
    boat Barnegat Bay, NJ (hopefully) - live Bucks Cty
    270 DA 1998
    7.4 Merc w/Bravo III Drive
    Tough thing, there's nothing to say to make it less painful. So sorry.
  20. endless seas

    endless seas Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 13, 2008
    1997 450 DA
    Cat 420
    So very sorry....

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