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    Default One week since saying goodbye to our furbaby :(

    One week tonight since we had to put our gorgeous patient Boxer down

    In the last 10 months she has had 2 surgeries to remove lumps.

    Last friday she was running around with DS and I fine, then came inside while we ate dinner, i got up to get her dinner and normally she is the first out of the house running for her bowl, well friday she didn't move, I finally managed to coax her outside but she wouldn't touch her dinner, i called DH out after looking at her stomach and it was really swollen. She went back inside and lay on her mat.
    I phoned the emergency vets they siad to check her gums, i got DH to do that and they were white. Vet said to bring her straight in, so DH bundled her into my car and took her to the vet.
    He phoned me within 10 minutes of getting there and said it wasn't good, that the vet had done blood tests and her body was attacking all the new red bloood cells it was producing I was heartbroken and couldn't go down because DS had just gone to sleep, i had said goodbye when they went to the vet and i want to remember her happy and playing.
    So we made the heartbreaking decision to put her down, after 9 years of having her, I feel lost, our little dog is a little lost as well.
    We told DS on saturday morning, that Daddy had taken Ali to the dr and she was really sick so she has gone to forever sleep. So now he keeps saying Ali gone to the dr and gone to sleep.

    We are having her cremated, and the box we chose can have a photo, i always assumed that we had heaps of photo's with her playing with DS and lazing around, but when it came to choosing a photo we struggled to find one!

    For anyone who has lost a pet, how soon afterwards did you get another one?

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. We lost our boxer at 5 years old in August 2013 to a brain tumour, we were devastated as was our other 5 year old boxer. I was heartbroken every single day until we got our new boxer puppy in Dec 2014 (we were forced to delay as we were in the process of selling house & building). I don't think any time is too soon. Previously I have got a rescue dog very soon after another passed, we saw an ad for her in the rspca shop and knew she had found us.
    PS we lost our standard poodle in the same way with the bleeding into the abdomen. I was home by myself and found the same thing, I understand how absolutely awful it is. Xx
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    I cant read as it is too emotional (I am going to have to say goodbye to my doggie soon)

    just wanted to give you

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    Quote Originally Posted by bezzy View Post
    I'm so sorry for your loss. We lost our boxer at 5 years old in August 2013 to a brain tumour, we were devastated as was our other 5 year old boxer. I was heartbroken every single day until we got our new boxer puppy in Dec 2014 (we were forced to delay as we were in the process of selling house & building). I don't think any time is too soon. Previously I have got a rescue dog very soon after another passed, we saw an ad for her in the rspca shop and knew she had found us.
    PS we lost our standard poodle in the same way with the bleeding into the abdomen. I was home by myself and found the same thing, I understand how absolutely awful it is. Xx
    DH is adament he doesn't want another boxer but keeps posting viedoes of boxer pups or tagging me in friends posts!
    I think we will look at the Perth Boxer Rescue, that way we are helping a disadvantaged pup.

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    Oh I'm so sorry to hear. Pets are a huge part of the family & it's so hard when this happens.

    I don't think there's a wrong or right time on when to get another dog/puppy. It depends on when you & your family feel ready. I think it's such a lovely idea to look at a rescue one who needs a loving family.

    I've known people who have gotten another pet straight away as it's helped them with the loss & others who have waited a bit before getting one.

    I hope you find another lovely pet when you're ready & I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.

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    Im so sorry for your loss how incredibly sad for you. I have 2 boxers and am hoping with all my heart they will live to 15+ but I know that's unlikely, I can't imagine life without them.

    I don't like to think about it but after one of them passes away I don't think I would last long before getting another dog. I don't think it means you love your previous dog any less, it just means you have a place in your heart that can only be filled by a dogs presence.

    I absolutely adore boxers as does my husband and doubt we will ever get a different breed, they are the sweetest, most loyal and loving dogs I've ever met!

    Hope things get a bit easier for you soon xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoping28 View Post
    DH is adament he doesn't want another boxer but keeps posting viedoes of boxer pups or tagging me in friends posts!
    I think we will look at the Perth Boxer Rescue, that way we are helping a disadvantaged pup.
    i thought about not getting another boxer because of the millions of health problems they have ... But we had a year to think about it and no other breed could replace them, goofy, loving, wonderful with children, good guard dogs, great size, easy to maintain fur. And those faces, especially when their bottom teeth poke out lol.
    Contacting boxer rescue is a great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bezzy View Post
    i thought about not getting another boxer because of the millions of health problems they have ... But we had a year to think about it and no other breed could replace them, goofy, loving, wonderful with children, good guard dogs, great size, easy to maintain fur. And those faces, especially when their bottom teeth poke out lol.
    Contacting boxer rescue is a great idea.
    Their wait list is super long!
    Might look at getting ds one for his 4th birthday next year.

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    We lost our Staffy on July 23rd 2010 and got our new dog (another Staffy) on 20th August... My hubby couldn't stand being in the house without a dog, he was totally lost, so he went on a mission to get a new dog, the one we got we flew from Melbourne to Perth cause there where no puppies in Perth at the time & none due till Christmas & he just couldn't wait.

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    So sorry for your loss as aswell XX

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