Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dogs - General Dog Chat

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-18-2012, 09:08 AM
Ratboy's Avatar
Ratboy Ratboy is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Posts: 668
Default King is a solo dog now..

I put Molly down Monday morning. I'm not sure what happened to her. Late Sat night, I was about to leave for work and I walked into the bedroom and she was doing something with her right front foot, like she was shaking hands. Her eyes were strange, darting back and forth. I said her name and she snapped out of it, and she went and ate and drank water with no problems. When I got home from work, she was walking very badly, like her hips went out. I checked her over and she seemed to be pain free, and since she really hated to go to the vet's, I left her alone. She got better and seemed ok, pretty much normal, when I left for work. When I got back, she was a mess, she was unable to get up and she had peed all over herself. I wiped her off and she looked different than I had ever seen her before. I loaded her up and took her to the vet, thinking it would be a one way ride. On the way, she sat with her head on the armrest and just looked at me. When we got close to the vet's office, at the point she normally would begin to shake and grind her teeth, she just looked at me and I knew it was time. The vet looked her over and said the neurological issues she had were probably to the point her legs just wouldn't work anymore, and agreed it was time. They have a nice little "farewell room" with a fake fireplace, candles, a big gel filled bed and she went very nicely. When I got home afterwards, King looked for her for a while, about a half hour, and I told him "Molly's gone", and he seemed to understand and was back to normal. Almost a week later, he's doing ok, better than I am. I keep yelling for Molly to come every time I eat, and it's very odd that she isn't there anymore. She wasn't a very "happy" dog, her sole pleasure seemed to be hunting, something she hadn't been able to do for the last 2 years or so, so I suppose it was time for sure. I had a dog that King liked lined up in case he needed someone to boss around, but I was afraid a 22 month old Black and Tan Coonhound would hurt him, unintentionally, just being a young, 100 pound dog. If he's still looking for a home when King goes, I'm going to take him, even though the neighbors will probably hate me.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 09:20 AM
smkie's Avatar
smkie smkie is offline
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 55,054

I am very sorry you and King have had to let Molly go. You vet's room sounds like a lovely place to take her to cross the bridge. Rip girl, I hope there are grand fields for roaming in heaven.

Go Petie Go Go Who Go!

love comes in many directions with mary

Side by side on the sofa sat three annoyed dogs and one smug cat
and then in came a little white kitten,
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 09:28 AM
Baxter'smybaby's Avatar
Baxter'smybaby Baxter'smybaby is offline
swimming upstream
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 21,981

I'm sorry--it isn't easy to let them go--but it sounds like it was indeed her time. RIP Molly.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 09:34 AM
Beanie's Avatar
Beanie Beanie is offline
Clicker Cult Coordinator
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Illinois
Posts: 14,007

Oh no. I'm sorry. =< It's still hard even when we know the time is right.

Auggie - The Flash RN NAJ MXP MJP CGC
Payton - Sharp Dressed Man NA NAJ NF CGC
Dagger Baby - coming 2016
& the pest, Georgie - Peach Pudding N Pie OA AXJ
The Sheltiechick Blog
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 09:35 AM
GipsyQueen's Avatar
GipsyQueen GipsyQueen is offline
<(<) <()> (>)>
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Germany
Posts: 6,077

I'm so sorry. Run free, Molly!

You are the whisper in the wind, and the silence in dark.
You are the autumn rain, and the spring flowers.
You are the joy when I laugh, and the sorrow when I cry.
You are the earth beneath my feet, and the air in the sky
But most of all, you are my heart.
Run free, Beautiful Girl.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 09:49 AM
Renee750il's Avatar
Renee750il Renee750il is offline
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Where the selas blooms
Posts: 94,266

That's the hard part of loving them -- letting them go. You really did right by her, though, and I'm sure she's watching . . . when she's not enjoying a good hunt.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. ~Buddha

Stupid is the most notoriously incurable and contagious disease known to mankind. If you find yourself in close proximity to someone infected with stupid, walk away as soon as said infection is noted.

There are few things more nauseating than pure obedience. ~ Kvothe

***8206;"silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation."
Be a god. Know when to shut up.

Good Kharma Tags
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 10:02 AM
Dekka's Avatar
Dekka Dekka is offline
Just try me..
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 19,768

I am sorry to hear this. How terribly sad you had to let her go. If dogs go anywhere after they are gone, hopefully she is there hunting with joy in a body that works as its supposed to.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 10:04 AM
Doberluv's Avatar
Doberluv Doberluv is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: western Wa
Posts: 22,020

I'm so sorry for your loss. That room at the vet's sure does sound like a calming place to be. You did the right thing. It was her time to go. But of course, that doesn't make it any easier. I know you'll miss her. I'm just really sorry. (((hugs)))
"If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." -- Samuel Adams 1776

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."

Thomas Jefferson
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2012, 10:08 AM
skittledoo's Avatar
skittledoo skittledoo is offline
Internet Warrior Ballz?!?
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 13,663

I'm so sorry
Joey- Ibizan Hound
Cricket- Mexican Street dog (we think Xolo mix)
Bamm- BC mix
Itztli- Standard size coated Xoloitzcuintli

Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2012, 07:41 AM
spiffy's Avatar
spiffy spiffy is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 319

Sad but at least Molly is now in a happy place...probably hunting to her heart's content.
Everything I know, I learned from dogs.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:37 AM.

1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site