I Lost My Dog Sascha Today

I’m going to keep this brief, just because I’m so mentally and emotionally exhausted right this moment. I had to say goodbye to my 11 year old German Shepherd, Sascha.  In short, she had to have emergency surgery yesterday (Friday).  Got a call from the vet yesterday and today saying surgery went fine and she’s recovering. I went to visit her today at 11.  She was semi out of it, but she did raise her head to look at me and make eye contact.  At 2:30 I got another call from the vet saying Sascha was going downhill.  I asked if I could return.  At 2:45 I got another call saying things are really bad and she may be gone by the time I get there.

Sascha being Sascha of course hung on until I got there. They suspected she was having numerous clots and the outlook wasn’t good regardless.  I said my goodbyes, as you can hear in the video, and thanked her for her wonderful companionship.  Shortly after I ended this video I heard her groan and said that’s enough. She’s hurting, please put her down.

While they were euthanizing her I just kept saying, “it’s okay, you can go now, thank you, let go, it’s okay.”

Obviously I’m grieving since this just happened a few hours ago, and her presence is all over the house with toys, food, medication, etc, so it’s tough.  I’ll write more in the next day or two.

Sascha July 26, 2003 – February 21, 2015


Saying Goodbye To My German Shepherd Dog

Linda - So sorry to hear.
This is hardest time when losing a friend and pet.

Know in your heart you gave her good life good care and cared for her till the end of chapter in her life.February 21, 2015 – 7:39 pm

Camille - Oh, Larry! I am so sorry to hear this. I know how devastated you must be. I couldn’t watch the video because I’ve got the flu right now and can’t breathe, so if I start crying, I won’t be able to breathe at all, but I will watch it when I am able to cry freely.

I know that Sascha had been sick off and on for a few years, and how much of a fight she fought to stay with you. Unfortunately no matter how hard our pet friends try to remain with us, their bodies just don’t cooperate and the inevitable comes leaving us heartbroken beyond words. I’m a true believer that one day we will be reunited with our furry loved ones (as well as feathered, scaley and hairless friends too)to never be seperated again, and that day will be glorious!! I don’t know if you believe this too, but if you do, then take comfort in knowing that Sascha is running and playing in the field at the Rainbow bridge, waiting for that day when you and she will be reunited once more to cross that bridge into the Promised land!February 21, 2015 – 10:24 pm

Joanne - My thoughts and prayers are with you. Just 3 weeks ago my precious handsome boy Wolfie (11 yr. old long coat chihuahua) passed away on my lap. He had a bad heart, and I knew he didn’t have long, but we’re never really ready. Like Camille, I believe our sweet earthly creatures will be waiting for us. Besides the true story in Heaven is for Real about the family dog in heaven greeting the boy, I want to share another. My vet told me of one of his patients owner, who had coded at the hospital. While he was ‘dead’ he went briefly to heaven and was greeted by his dogs, who were so happy to see him. He returned when they stored life by restarting his heart.
Sascha and Wolfie are no longer suffering, and we know they were loved and well cared for. They knew that too. We’ll see them again.
Please share with me your facebook page link. I can’t seem to find it.February 22, 2015 – 11:48 am

Beverly Hood - So sorry for your loss. Animals are as close to us as family(humans). I know how hard it must be on you. It will take a while where it doesn’t hurt as bad.The memory of Sascha will stay forever.
I had to do the same thing with my cat Cartman(let him go). I also lost my oldest cat(Spooner) to Cancer.I told them both the same thing you did, It’s OK to go. They both died within a year. I still cry most days(I have a pic of them on my cell phone) so I can see them everyday and touch the screen to say Hi,and that I love them and I miss them!I think pictures is what helps me through those certain days.
Thank you for sharing. It hurts so bad when we lose an animal we hold close to our heart.February 23, 2015 – 12:30 pm

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