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Brimtown
03-11-2008, 11:18 AM
As some of you know, our dog was hit by a car just over three weeks ago. The accident knocked one of his hips out of socket, so we spent $1500 to have it put back in place. Unfortunately, it didn't work. We were told that he would need painful surgery to fix his hip, and that he wouldn't be able to walk on it for 4-6 months. On top of that, his other hip was displaced; he was able to hobble around on it for the past few weeks, but they didn't think that it would hold up under such prolonged pressure. Given this prognosis - and the very real possibility that we'd have to take him back yet again in the future to have both of his hips replaced - we decided that the humane thing was to have him put down, which is what I did yesterday.

This has been a very painful process for us. My wife has had this dog for over 10 years, since he was a newborn; I've known him for the past 5-1/2 years. He definitely had his own unique personality, he was one of the most loyal and loving dogs that I've ever known. It's impossible to look at him and not fall in love with him, he almost always had a smile on his face. There is nothing that can describe the pain of holding a beloved pet's paw in your hand as he takes his last breath.

This whole thing really sucks. Farewell Porky, you'll always be missed.

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Brimtown
03-11-2008, 11:18 AM
As some of you know, our dog was hit by a car just over three weeks ago. The accident knocked one of his hips out of socket, so we spent $1500 to have it put back in place. Unfortunately, it didn't work. We were told that he would need painful surgery to fix his hip, and that he wouldn't be able to walk on it for 4-6 months. On top of that, his other hip was displaced; he was able to hobble around on it for the past few weeks, but they didn't think that it would hold up under such prolonged pressure. Given this prognosis - and the very real possibility that we'd have to take him back yet again in the future to have both of his hips replaced - we decided that the humane thing was to have him put down, which is what I did yesterday.

This has been a very painful process for us. My wife has had this dog for over 10 years, since he was a newborn; I've known him for the past 5-1/2 years. He definitely had his own unique personality, he was one of the most loyal and loving dogs that I've ever known. It's impossible to look at him and not fall in love with him, he almost always had a smile on his face. There is nothing that can describe the pain of holding a beloved pet's paw in your hand as he takes his last breath.

This whole thing really sucks. Farewell Porky, you'll always be missed.

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http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/6656/pb090304dx0.jpg
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OtnemeM_IroM
03-11-2008, 11:36 AM
Sad to hear about it... one of those things you just can't really prepare for. Take heart, Brim!
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Calyber_FD
03-11-2008, 11:58 AM
Ughhh, that is such a hard thing to do. This will be easier on him, because he won't have to go through more painful surgery and limp around waiting for his hip to go out again. At least you know you did as much as could for little Porky.

A couple years ago, I had a cat that swallowed tennis ball or something and they were going to have to do surgery to remove whatever it was in her stomach. I couldn't afford to pay for her surgery so we had to just put her down. It's such a hard thing. I still think about her every once in a while, but it doesn't hurt like it did right afterwards. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

zeeEVIL1
03-11-2008, 04:08 PM
Man i am really sorry to hear that Brim. I know exactly how you feel because i had to put my Rottie Seka down. She was 15 years old and i had gotten her at 12 weeks old. I took it pretty hard.
She just couldn't go any more and it was for the best. Same thing for Porky.
just be extra understanding for a week so your wife will be alright.

Be well.

Mookel
03-11-2008, 04:32 PM
I'm sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is never easy.

Gypsy816
03-11-2008, 04:58 PM
I'm so sorry Brim! Dealing with this is never easy and it never will be. You know that you did the right thing by helping him and I'm sure he will love you forever for doing that. Porky will always live in your memories. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

My heart goes out to you for being so caring and brave!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif

kimi_
03-11-2008, 05:54 PM
I'm sorry to hear about that Brim...it's not only a pet, you're losing a member of the family. Porky's in a better place now. Take care of yourself and your wife.

Rocksyersocks
03-11-2008, 06:56 PM
Brim, I am so sorry. I had the most fantastic puppy growing up. My parents got him the week after I as born and we truely grew up together. On May 30th, 1997 he had a stroke overnight and went deaf and blind. He just sat and cried for a full day. My daddy decided to have him put down. I sat outside with him over night and just cried trying to explain that he didn't do anything wrong and I was sorry. I hope he understood. So that is what happend on the June 1st. I am sorry you have to go through this.

Loganissocool
03-11-2008, 07:23 PM
Did he drop any good loot?

OtnemeM_IroM
03-12-2008, 12:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Loganissocool:
Did he drop any good loot? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I feel so bad for laughing at this as hard as I did... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

Sorry Brim, no offense!

MusicDan
03-12-2008, 07:00 AM
Really sorry to hear about Porky Brim http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif , condolences to you and your wife. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

zeeEVIL1
03-12-2008, 08:05 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Loganissocool:
Did he drop any good loot? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nothing like a good laugh to break up all of these heavy emotions.

DarkShowers
03-12-2008, 09:26 AM
I'm sorry for your loss Brim. It's so hard to lose pets. As a kid, I cried when mine died and I only had some fish. Props to OtnemeM for that poster. All dogs do go to heaven!

Valkyrie FD
03-12-2008, 10:00 AM
That's horrible!! &gt;&lt;

I got to TX last week and noticed my dog was limping. I took him to the vet and found out he had hip displesia. Now he will be on meds and steriods the rest of his life &gt;&lt;. Of course luckily, it is not enough to put him down. I can't imagine losing my babies. In fact, knowing I am going to lose them makes me wish I didnt have pets at all. &gt;&lt;

My sympathy goes out to you.

Brimtown
03-12-2008, 10:51 AM
Thanks everyone. It's been a tough few days - the worst part is coming home and knowing that he'll never be there to greet us again.

I don't mean to bring everyone down, but he was such an important part of both of our lives. We don't have any children, so he wass basically our family.

Eventually the hurt will lessen, although he'll always be a part of our memories.

And no, Logan, he didn't drop any good loot. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Phineas1382
03-12-2008, 12:33 PM
It always hurts to lose a member of the family, which pets most certainly are http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif. Don't forget how happy Porky made you over the years http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

AUmike734
03-12-2008, 03:46 PM
Sorry to hear, Brim. Condolences.