Sunday, December 4, 2016
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Had to Put Our Good Dog Down

Because Fly is soon going to enforce banishment of yours truly to a tenement project for being Southern lazy (in regards to the frequency of my blogging), I thought it would be important to note that I will not be blogging tonight due to having to put down our family dog, Maya.

She was over 16 years old, and may have actually achieved the age of 17, in April. Its hard to say for sure the exact date of her birth. She was the best damn dog a family could ever wish for.

Rest in peace, good girl.

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  1. chivo

    sorry for your loss wood.
    any dog owner knows the pain one suffers when having to go through’s truly incredible how close we can grow to our pets

  2. redman59

    Sorry to hear it, a dog that old definitely makes its mark within the family. A loss it is.

  3. Jeremy

    Sorry for your loss, Wood.

  4. kohai

    Thoughts with you and your sir.. Have been there, I’m sorry for your loss as well – it sucks.

    Take care.


    Sorry shed. Dogs are the best.

  6. chessNwine

    cute dog, sorry to hear

  7. gravestonedoji

    sorry to hear that Woodshedder…sux

  8. Hawaiifive0

    So sorry .. We put ours down last May and I still miss him.

  9. Highsurf

    I know what that’s like, especially when they’re part of your family for so long. My condolences. Be well.

  10. MX2101

    Your loss is sad news. Please do not feel alone in your feelings, for they are shared by all who love animals. As difficult as is is, humanely putting down a cherished pet is your final act of love.

  11. Random

    My condolences. Know this, your dog’s longevity was indicative of having been provided an outstanding home.

  12. drummerboy

    sorry wood,it’s not an easy pain to endure.i still have my moments.i thought having to pick a casket for my dad was hard.

  13. tutti

    she obviously had a good home and lots of love; my sincere condolences.

  14. Sooz

    By far one of the hardest things to have to do.
    So sorry, Wood.


  15. Scott Bleier

    So sorry for your loss. You gave him a great home and a happy life…

  16. Granpa

    The bond over time with a dog and the eventual loss is kind of as a training exercise for the loss of friends and human family as we age. Keep her close in your heart. Your love showed in her age, you took good care of her and gave her a nice life.
    Sorry Wood.

  17. Caffeinated

    Very sad day. My thoughts are with you.

  18. Yogi & Boo Boo

    Sorry Wood. It’s always the hardest thing to do.

  19. Woodshedder

    You all are great. Thanks so much for your kind words. They really help.

  20. Mr. Cain Thaler

    Sorry Woodshedder. What kind of dog is that?

  21. Mad Willie Thompson
    Mad Willie Thompson

    So sorry, Shed.

  22. The Zombie

    By far, the toughest thing I’ve ever had to do. It’s been a year, and I’m still not even close to getting over it. So sorry, Wood. Very sorry.

  23. Po Pimp

    I still miss my dog that we had to put down 10 years ago. Miss it so much I never got another one.

  24. Chris Michael

    Man that just brought tears to my eyes. Sorry to hear.

  25. heaterman

    Geez Shed…….did you have to post that?

    My old Lab/Rott mix is at the end of the road too. He’s going to have to take the last trip to the vet soon and I am absolutely dreading it. He has slept at the foot of our bed every night for almost 14 years and is about as much a part of the family as the kids. My boys told me I would have to do it alone because they didn’t think they could take it.
    I wish he would go naturally.

    • Woodshedder

      She’s slept beside our bed for years. Every morning for the past couple of years she would wake up later and later…and then she’d get up and look down the stairs to the first floor like, “Hell, I’ve got to go down them again?” But every evening she’d make her way up them and every morning she’d get back down. I thought pretty soon I’d have to be carrying her up and down.

      Unfortunately, last night she got startled by my boy dropping his shoes on the floor. When she jumped backwards (which was a very normal reaction for her) she broke her back. It was horrible. She was in severe pain and instantly paralyzed the 2nd half of her body. The yelping was unbearable. It really was terrible for her to have to go out that way but the vet said her bones were just old and brittle and could have happened any time. The vet did give her some sedatives though that helped with the pain and she was very calm and peaceful when goodbyes were said.

      I always thought she’d go naturally. I sincerely hope Lab/Rottie yours able to go peacefully.

  26. Ottnott

    I’m damn sorry about the end of your dog’s days and the tough choice you had to make and the empty hole in your soul.

    It was the last,, best thing you could do for her. She was a lucky dog.

  27. spinner

    Sympathies Wood. Dogs rule. Dogs rock. Dog is my co-pilot. God spelled backward is…

  28. Mrkt_Rwnd

    Sorry JB — called man’s best friend for a reason. Aloha, JP

  29. Woodshedder

    Again, my most sincere thanks to everyone who commented here.

  30. Dave in Philly

    “”The best way to get over a dog’s death is to get another soon”

    Ronald Reagan