A sad day at D&L’s

They lost both their dogs in less than a month.


Just got back from helping them bury the second one. They were both quite old: The female had been sick for a while, got much worse and they euthanized her in early May. Other than sore hips the male was in better health, or seemed so. But not long after he lost his lifelong housemate, he stopped eating and basically faded away.

I’ve known them both since they were obnoxious adolescents fresh from the shelter. They had happy lives.

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9 Responses to A sad day at D&L’s

  1. Judy says:

    Sorry to read that. Brings up memories of some good dogs I’ve had the pleasure of knowing and had to let go of.

  2. Mike says:

    People who don’t have pets will never understand how heart-wrenching their passing can be. Having lost several over the years, I know what D&L are going through. Next time you see them, please extend my sympathies for their loss.

  3. Spud says:

    The wife and I have decided that our current pup , will be the last . It will be sad to no longer have a faithful dog at my side….
    Just can’t stomach the thought of our passing , and leaving a loved friend behind. Forever wondering when that human dude will come home. Only to end up carted off to the pound. Ain’t no dog of mine that’s gonna go there !
    Gonna hate those last few years…

  4. Ben says:

    My sincerest condolences to D&L.

  5. coloradohermit says:

    I know the heartbreak. Sending D&L hugs.

  6. A sad situation. Losing pets seems to get harder as you get older. Tell them they have my sympathy.

  7. boynsea says:

    The hardest part about having a dog is when they die. I’ve had to let three go in the last 20 years or so, cancer and old age.

    One of the last 2 (they were litter mates) is haunting me, I keep thinking I hear her, and see movement out of the corner of my eye. I like to think they are playing on the beach they grew up on, digging for that one elusive crab, and teaching #1 the ropes.

    Given time, I’ll catch up with all of them.
    dammit. something in my eye…..

  8. paulb says:

    You will always bury pets. Sometimes a lot, with luck not many. That give us joy so the least we can do is earn it. But they will leave us as we will leave them.

    Life is hard, then you die.

  9. paulb says:

    They, not that. Touch screen typing blowschunks.

To the stake with the heretic!