This past week, we lost our little fur baby way too early at just 7 young years. Moose passed suddenly from a massive tumor that had been growing around his spleen, under his rib cage. He showed no signs of pain or change. Dana and I were away on vacation when he passed and the vet said that was his gift to us; that we didn’t have to see him suffer at all. We got to see him as our happy big bear.
I never allowed myself to think much about what it would be like when he was gone, and now that I’m living it, it is so much harder than I could have even imagined. He was such a huge part of our lives and a loving member of our family. Everything we do reminds us of him. We keep thinking he is going to come running around the corner with one of his toys or greeting us when we get home from grocery shopping. It’s so strange not letting him outside, petting him as he goes by, and having him always by our side.
We miss him so dearly. He was seriously the best dog ever. His biggest fault was that he gave too many kisses. He was such a lover.
We will forever remember and love you our big Moosebear. I hope you are enjoying endless peanut butter, glorious runs, and lots of puppy friends in heaven. Thank you for all of the great memories!
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Sorry to hear about your pup! The bond you form with your pet is incredible! I can’t imagine losing either or our dogs. Saying a prayer for you today!
Thank you sweetie!
So so sorry!! Thinking of you!
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So sorry for your loss, Melanie! I definitely know what it’s like to lose a furry friend. Your vet is right — Moose did give you a gift. It’s hard to say goodbye and see your pet suffer. I had to put my kitty down last summer and held her on my lap while she was euthanized. It was seriously the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do and it took a while for me to come to terms with it. I knew I did the right thing, but it just tugged on my heart so much. Time is the best healer and it will get better. Big hugs to you.
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Oh so sorry for your loss!!
I am so sorry for your loss! That is just heartbreaking. Glad you did not see him in any pain, and your memories are of your fun times together!
I’m so sorry for your loss! I know how hard it is to have to say goodbye to beloved pets.
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Oh my goodness,I am so sorry 🙁 Thinking about you guys! xoxo
So sorry for your loss. Losing our fur babies is always hard.
HUGS. Lots of them. XOXO
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I’m so sorry, Melanie. Losing a puppy dog is truly like losing a family member. Prayers headed your way 🙂
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That’s so sad. I was so very sorry tto read the news. He was gorgeous! xx
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I’m so sorry that Moose is no longer with you 🙁 He was such a special pup. Hopefully you’ll find comfort in knowing that he didn’t suffer and that he’s probably eating his weight in PB each morning now 🙂 And I’m sure there’s a version of Mel in his puppy heaven to run with (in the perfect weather!) every day. xo
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Melanie, I am so so sorry for your loss.
Mel, I’m so sorry for your loss! We lost our family dog while my parents were on vacation in February. It’s incredibly hard and painful. We’re so blessed to have these fur children in our lives aren’t we? My thoughts and prayers to you and Dana xoxo
I’m just now reading this and I’m so sorry for your loss, Melanie. The same thing happened to my first pup, Gigi and it was so awful. I harbored so much guilt for not knowing she had cancer but that’s just the nature of that type of tumor, unfortunately. She was a mixed breed but had German shepherd in her as well. They’re the best dogs. I hope you’re enjoying life with the new baby and keeping Moose close to your heart!
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Thank you, sweetheart. I remember when your sweet Gigi past away. They are our little fur babies and so so loyal. He will never be forgotten that’s for sure!