Had to put family dog down today

Had to put family dog down today

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    Ive been through alot in my life and thought I was as hard as they come but today I had to put our dog down who has been with us through thick and thin for 16+ years and I cried like a baby !! it was one of the hardest things ive had to do in a while tried to keep my military bearing around family but when i was alone the faucet open ..
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    Sorry, man. I know how much that hurts. Hang in.

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    Tom, I've been there before myself and will be there again.

    You did the right thing.

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    thats a tough thing to do, sorry about your loss. Ive been there myself and it just breaks your heart.

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    That is hard. Sorry fella. No shame in letting it out.

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    I'm sorry man. Putting down our last dog was about the toughest thing I've done. We love them enough to do it, and be there for them.
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    been there more times than i wanted...sorry for your loss...lots of great memories though i am sure...

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    It is really tough giving up a loyal friend. Sorry for your loss. Words fail.
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    Sorry to hear about your loss. You should never be ashamed of crying over the loss of a dear loyal friend. It is because we love them so much that it hurts to lose them. Many of us have been there and many will be again. Time will ease the pain along with the search for another friend when the time is right. We are here for you when ever you need to talk about it. Take care.

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    Sorry to hear this. It is never easy no matter the circumstance.

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    Been there more times than I like to think about. Don't worry about the tears. It just shows how much she meant to you and how she touched your life. The time to worry is when you have to do it and there are no tears shed.

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    sorry to hear your loss and know exactly how you feel..our family dog had to be put to sleep last december after 16yrs..horrible feeling, still miss her.

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    Sorry, I had to do the same thing 5 days before Christmas I had to tell the kids she was with the vet. and all I could do was fall apart driving back to the house and pull myself together before entering the house. She was like our oldest child!

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    Very sorry for your loss.

    I know your pain...had to put down our Rhodesian Ridgeback last September, and he was the best dog we'd had in 40 years.
    That trip to the vet left guilt and a big hole in our hearts.
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