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Old 05-17-2011, 09:53 AM   #1
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I hope its ok to come here to talk about my darling boy that was put to sleep yesterday. My Spike was 18 years and 5 days old, he was a Yorkshire Terrier and Im heartbroken.

He had very little wrong with him throughout his whole life, and we have such wonderful memories of him, but took poorly just over a week ago and went downhill rapidly and we tearfully put him to sleep on the advice of my vet who said it was for the best.

My daughter who is 20 is besides herself. He has been with me right through a painful divorce and was like my son,always a run through the hall when I came home from work to greet me, and followed me around the whole house, sat on the sofa with me every single evening, and Im sat here now and my house feels terribly lonely without him. I cant stop crying, and looking at pictures of him. Taking him to put him to sleep was terrible and its breaking me apart. I know it was the right thing to do for him, but it doesnt make it any easier.

I hope the pain gets easier, I will never forget him, 18 years is such a long time and he was such a big part of my family.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post. Sue x
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I am so sorry to hear about Spike. It is so painful losing them. Spike leaves you with 18 years of memories that in time will make you smile again.
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:34 PM   #3
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I'm so sorry to hear about your precious boy, Spike. It sounds like he led a long life full of love and happiness. Bless you for giving him that. Nothing but time is going to ease your pain but eventually you will be able to remember him with a smile again. RIP sweet man.

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Old 05-17-2011, 01:47 PM   #4
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Thank you so much for replying, I cant believe in that the 18 years I had him, I never knew this site exsisted, I so wish I did as I have been reading through a lot of the threads tonight and I have found it so comforting reading about other peoples yorkies, they are wonderful dogs and great companions, and Im missing my little fella so much.

I had him from the age of 12 weeks, and as he was always so fit and healthy, Im finding it hard to come to terms with that I wont see him again, even walking through the supermarket pet food aisle today had me in floods of tears.

Thank you very much for your kind words. Sue x
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I'm so sorry about your beloved Spike. Rest in Peace, Spike.
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I am so sorry for the loss of your little buddy, who was with your for so many years. I cannot imagine the grief and loss you are feeling right now. You must have been a wonderful mom and caregiver for him to lead such a long and healthy life.
I hope in time you can just have the good and happy thoughts of your long time together. Hugs to you. RIP little angel
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:53 PM   #7
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First i would like to Welcome you to YT! Even though it is under such sad circumstances that you found us!

It is obvious how much you loved your boy and i am very sorry for your loss of him. I have had to make that very hard decision too many times in my life so i know the heartache it brings.....time will make it more bearable...i promise..
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:54 PM   #8
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I'm so very sorry to hear of Spike's passing. You will eventually be able to recall the memories with a chuckle and a smile, but it does take time.... but remember too, they can always sense when we are upset, and I'm sure Spike would feel bad to know you are so sad right now. Hugs to you, and know that he is at peace. RIP Spike. Your Mommie loves you and misses you very much.

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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter. Our furbabies are our children.
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That he had such a long life, speaks to how well you cared for and loved him. R.I.P spike.
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So so sorry it just plan sucks when it's time to say goodbye They are part of the family and you miss them all so much. I hope with time the memories make you smile and who knows maybe there is one out there right now that needs your loving home.
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I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your little Spike. He sounds like such a good little boy! I just lost my Cricket this past Nov, and it was about that time I started reading threads on this site. It really helped me in my grief. I went through a divorce, also, w her. I think that really builds a bond between you and the pup. My heart goes out to you. I know it feels like a part of you is broken. My prayers will be w you. May you find some peace in the lovely life you gave him, as loved as he was. I'm sure he couldn't have asked for more.
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Sue, I am so sorry you lost your buddy Spike and I know the pain is so intense right now. But you should be so grateful that you had 18 years with your little man, that is a long time, even for a yorkie!! I hope all of the positive things that Spike brought you will help you get over the terrible pain you are experiencing right now. RIP and a safe trip to the Rainbow Bridge for Spike
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Very sorry to hear about your little Spike. He bought you so much joy for 18 years, so yes, it is going to be hard, but time will help, and you will never forget about him. This is a wonderful site with some truly great people. Give it time, grieve, and someday, hopefully you will be ready for another little dog to share your time with. Keep yourself healthy.
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I am so sorry for your loss of little Spike. It's devastating to lose your best friend and companion of 18 years. We had a similar experience with our yorkie Baby who was 16. Missing and remembering Spike will always be with you but the pain will ease and eventually be replaced with loving memories. Take heart in that he lived a full life knowing he was loved by you and that up until the end you did the right thing by him. Sending you much sympathy Sue.
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