Had To Put Down My Favorite Dog

Discussion in 'Dogs' started by Summer22, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. Summer22

    Summer22Valued MemberMember

    I just wanted to share the story of my most favorite dog that I've ever had. I adopted her from a shelter in 2005. I picked her because when you gave her a hug she gave one right back. Hard to describe but she would bush her head into your chest and leave it there, leaning into you. Her name was Mya on the card outside her cage (which is what my husband always wanted to name our first girl, I took that as a sign, so we changed it to Mia).

    Mia was a medium/large dog (60 lbs) and a German wire haired pointer mix. She was incredibly special. Once she scared off a burglar that was trying to break into the house while I was in the bedroom with her all by ourselves! Somehow she KNEW he was out there without seeing him and I never heard anything, but she started acting very weird with hair standing up on back and growling and pacing and making strange noises. My husband's a cop so I called him at work... he rushed over with more cops and they found a broken window in the back.

    I know I adopted her but for some reason she picked me too. I have a son now and a husband and she only followed me everywhere I went in the house. EVERYWHERE. She had to be near me in same room all the time. If I would get up she would too and be my shadow. She even would come into bathroom when I shower and lay outside the tub waiting for me. And wouldn't listen to my husband if he asked her to go outside or do something else away from me. She would wait for me to tell her to do it.

    I've had dogs in my life since childhood and like I said she was a very rare type of special. I'm not certain I'll have that type of bond with another dog again.

    She was 15 years old and we had to let her go when she got bad arthritis that wouldn't respond to meds.

    RIP Mia..... I'll always love and miss you terribly
  2. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    I'm so sorry :(
  3. JRS

    JRSWell Known MemberMember

    I am very sorry for you loss. :(
  4. Piaelliott

    PiaelliottWell Known MemberMember

    It is so hard and painful to let them go but what you had with your one in a million heart dog, nobody can take away. You are blessed that you could spend 15 wonderful years with such a special companion. I hope your memories of her will soon make you smile again.
  5. Jocelyn Adelman

    Jocelyn AdelmanFishlore VIPMember

    So so sorry for you loss. :(
    In a similar situation w my 14yr old, not sure how I'm going to handle it.
  6. Punkin

    PunkinWell Known MemberMember

    So sorry for your loss. She sounds like a special girl. I, too, have a special girl (cat) who is nearing 19 and I don't know what I'll do without her. How wonderful it is that you have given her such a loving home all those years.
  7. OP

    Summer22Valued MemberMember

    Thank you everyone. I really wanted to tell her story to help me heal. I appreciate you all giving a moment of your time to learn about her.
  8. guppiesandpuppies

    guppiesandpuppiesValued MemberMember

    When I lost my first dog, well, that was when I realized that I was lucky to have him in my life for even one second, because not everybody gets to have a dog as great as him.