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Moomoo was 11 years and 6 months old and he just passed away within the last hour. :'( He had been slowing down, as aging tends to do, but he still got around, was alert, and still lived for cookies. He had been "his normal" till up to last Saturday, 02/11/12, where he seemed a bit ... slower - and his face seemed cold to the touch kinda.

So last Saturday I tried to get a ride to the vet just to have him checked over (my car is broke at the moment) but no one was available to take me. It was also too far for me to walk him to the vet (1 hour, 15 min. hike by foot according to phone map). With the vet being closed on Sunday, I felt it was okay to wait for Monday. His eyes were still alert, he was responsive, he was eating and drinking - and even more eager when a cookie was involved, he was urinating fine and was having normal bowl movements.

Late Sunday evening is when he lost interest in eating, he would eat a few bites and then be done with it. But he was still drinking on his own. I had all intentions on taking him to the vet tomorrow/today (this Monday 02/13/12) and had a ride lined up to take us. Other than loss of appetite, everything else was as it had been so I honestly thought being seen on Monday would be fine.

But now, I'm sitting here writing this as my brother woke me up to tell me Moomoo just didn't make it through the night. :'(

I wish I had gotten him to the vet earlier. >:'( Maybe they could have done something, I don't know. So I don't know why he died, other than maybe from old age. He never acted as if he was in pain. Again, still walked around fine, still drank and ate, and toileted just fine. He hasn't even had a seizure in a while. Just slowed way down and now he is gone.

I feel so guilty.

My Moomoo is gone. :'( :'( :'(
 

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Geeze, are you kidding. While there are no good ways to leave this world, some are so much better than others, Moomoo left with very little discomfort and died at home. Sorry he had to go but at least the trip was without weeks of pain etc.
 

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I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like old age to me also. Moomoo's crossing the bridge is the way I would wish for my own to go ...peacefully and at home. I truly believe it was just his time and you will meet again some day.
 

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I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like old age to me also. Moomoo's crossing the bridge is the way I would wish for my own to go ...peacefully and at home. I truly believe it was just his time and you will meet again some day.
I too believe this. My Grandmother who was very very religious used to tell me that Heaven was a perfect place. She said it was designed for humans. I said, If it is truly a perfect place all of our loved ones will be there, including our much loved animals. I believe Moomoo is there now and will wait for you by the bridge. Loyal and loving and happy and peaceful. Rest In Peace Dear MooMoo.
 

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I am so sorry for your loss. I wil join with the others in saying it sounds like it was his time and I doubt that the vet could have done anything. It's clear to me Moomoo was loved dearly.
 

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My first Scottish Terrier had never had a sick day in her life. At 12 years old, she lay down on the front porch in the sun and just went to sleep. It was such a peaceful way of going, it made it much easier to see her go. I doubt that the Vet could have done anything for your dog, it was just his time to go. Just remember all the good times you had with him and treasure the time you had with him.
 

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I am so sorry for your loss. When Nikki went, she went downhill rapidly like that and there was no way to get her to the vet. I think it was just their time to go.
 

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I'm sorry to read that you've lost your friend. I lost my two old dogs in the fall. One, Sammy, was expected; he was 11.5 and had a tumor. Bailey, 12.5, went in her sleep a month later. I hope I go the way Moomoo and Bailey did, so peacefully in sleep. Be comforted that your dog was very loved and didn't suffer.
 

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im sorry to hear this hyperferret, as someone who has just lost their dear friend to a terrible accident, i can totally understand what your going thru. i was actually HOPING (in some way) that she would have diied of old age as well but it was not meant to be :(
 

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...Couldn't get back till now...

Thank you everyone for your kind words.

Geeze, are you kidding. While there are no good ways to leave this world, some are so much better than others, Moomoo left with very little discomfort and died at home. Sorry he had to go but at least the trip was without weeks of pain etc.
Yes, very true. At the time I wrote that, I was freshly saddened by Moomoo's passing (of course) and Moomoo's passing was just yet one other thing that fed into the dwelling of being vehicle-less. Mainly because, though I know the vet probably couldn't have done anything, having the vet look at him would have made me feel more like I did everything I could have. Know what I mean?

...Not having a car is very annoying, limiting, and just flat out sucks, lol.

im sorry to hear this hyperferret, as someone who has just lost their dear friend to a terrible accident, i can totally understand what your going thru. i was actually HOPING (in some way) that she would have diied of old age as well but it was not meant to be :(
DD, I'm so sorry about Izze. I had been following that thread. I understand what you mean. I take it far much better if the animal is old. Several years ago I had a ~very beloved~ Budgerigar Parakeet that died way too young (3 years old) due to a mistake I made - I was a wreak!

I too believe this. My Grandmother who was very very religious used to tell me that Heaven was a perfect place. She said it was designed for humans. I said, If it is truly a perfect place all of our loved ones will be there, including our much loved animals. I believe Moomoo is there now and will wait for you by the bridge. Loyal and loving and happy and peaceful. Rest In Peace Dear MooMoo.
I believe the same as you. :) After all, they are Gods creations too. :D

I'm doing better now about Moomoo. I still have my moments though. Every time I come across a picture of him, the world stops for a second. Then there was a couple of times where I was on the computer and Baby came up from behind and nosed under my arm and, for a second, it felt like Moomoo.

Last Tuesday I had just found out that a good friend of mine from Church had passed away last Sunday night. He was only 58 and hadn't really been sick, so it was rather sudden. So last week was a rough week. :(
 
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