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post #1 of 13 Old 08-15-2012, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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She was only 6.. :'(

Last night my dog Ruby had to be put down. She was a beautiful, tri-color, welsh, corgi. She's been with up for 6 years, and now she's just... gone.

She had had diarrhea for the past few days, but we figured it was just a bug and it would pass. She hid under the deck for the last few days of her life. We wanted to check her out but we couldn't get her out. Then, yesterday when my mom got home from work, Ruby was lying on the lawn, with that look in her eyes. I don't know how to explain it, but she's knew she was dying. My mom came into the house and told me she was dying, and I didn't know what to do. My mom took her to the vet, and I knew her life was over.

I had to ride Giggles that night, so that took my mind off things. But, then I saw my mom pulling up our lane (It's 1/2 mile long, so I had to wait along time before she got to me) I had just been riding Giggle on our lawn (and our lawn is like 5 acres, so I had plenty of room). When she was driving by I look at her hopefully. She simply put her hands next to her head, like that sleeping motion.

She then drove out to where we bury our pets, and unloaded Rubys body. Coco (my dog) then ran over there and sniffed the body down, then looked at my mom with her huge puppy dog eyes as to say "Why?". The whole time my mom had been gone Coco had been looking everywhere for Ruby because she wasn't under the deck. Once I go back to school next week, Coco will be alone (except for cats and goats, but she wants Ruby.). Then today when I let her out she looked under the deck again, then out where we had Ruby body laying. She went into a panic and soon gave up.

Ruby died because of MANY tumors in her intestines, the had become so large that they were beginning to burst open her skin. We could have taken her out of her pain sooner if we had know, but she wouldn't come near up. She had always been allergic to everything so we had to give her pills everyday. The vet said it would be 1,000's of dollars to try to fix her, but it was probably too late. I cried all last night, I couldn't fall asleep because I was crying so hard. Today my eyes are all puffy and I'm still crying. I just keep thinking as my dad was buring her, she was lying there lifeless. I petted her head, it was softer than it ever was then I gave her one last hug and a kiss then I walked back to my house as my dad put her 8 ft under and covered her with dirt.

I just don't know what to do, (if you haven't read "Where the Red Fern Grows, don't read the italicized font. Start reading where it's bold faced) I don't want it to be like in the book were Ann dies because she's so depressed that Dan died.Coco hardy ate last night, and this morning. She just lies around all day, with a sad look on her face. Is there anything I can do to help her?

RIP Ruby
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August 14th, 2012

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post #2 of 13 Old 08-15-2012, 12:55 PM
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Take her for a walk. Give her some very special treats. Keep her active and eating and just BE there for her. It is awful that this happened but the pain will pass. She will always be with you.
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post #3 of 13 Old 08-15-2012, 02:55 PM
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My deepest condolences. It is always a hard thing to go through. *Hugs to you

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post #4 of 13 Old 08-15-2012, 03:00 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear about your loss....losing a pet that's six yrs of age seems so early to me. I lost me sheltie when she was ten and I thought that was early!!
I don't know how you feel about it...I would think the remedy would be to go out and get another doggy friend for her. It would be something I would do if I had two dogs and one died.
I just read your story and I was ready to ball. I lost my heart-dog 5 yrs ago and I was still hugging her when she laid lifeless on my lap.
Right now just give coco lots of hugs and if you can...keep her with you to keep her stimulated.
I don't have much for advice to give because I never had two dogs at one time.
The pain and grieving eventually subsides...but they'll never be out of your heart.
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post #5 of 13 Old 08-15-2012, 04:43 PM
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my condolences to you and your family and coco. Just spend some extra time loving her and she will come out if this.
*hugs*
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post #6 of 13 Old 08-15-2012, 04:51 PM
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*hugs* :(

I'm so sorry for your loss....

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post #7 of 13 Old 08-15-2012, 07:24 PM
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I'm really sorry to hear about the loss of Ruby. :(

It's going to be hard on everyone for awhile. But, just think of the great life you provided Ruby with for those years. Think of all those happy times you had with her and I hope you can find some peace in that.

As for Coco, she is probably confused. Spend extra time with her to keep her mind off the fact that Ruby is missing. Play her favorite game, take her for walks and give her treats. Perhaps you could even teach her a new trick. Just do your best to keep her mind active.
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post #8 of 13 Old 08-15-2012, 07:27 PM
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Condolences on your loss of Ruby. So, so sad for you.
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post #9 of 13 Old 08-15-2012, 07:30 PM
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So sorry for your loss. I agree with the others, to spend extra time with Coco. It will be good for both of you. Take care.

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post #10 of 13 Old 08-16-2012, 01:18 AM
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I'm very sorry for your loss.

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