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Old 12-29-2012, 11:06 AM
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My heart feels like it has broken or has a huge hole in it, my very sweet and much loved Golden Retriever "RootBeer" collapsed and died yesterday morning.
She was only 8 years old and in apparent good health, had a check up and all her shots 2 weeks earlier. Seemed fine that morning, but went outside 1 last time before my husband went to work and collapsed dead in her tracks while running and barking at a lady walking her dog in front of our house. My husband tried to revive her with no luck, took her to the vet but she was gone. Vet thought maybe a heart attack or ruptured aneurysm. I am just sick with guilt(why didn't I see something was wrong, why didn't I spend more time with her before I left for work etc.) and heartache. She was not our first dog, but she was our first Golden. She was the most lovable, loving and loved dog ever, always mischievous and always playful. When she did naughty things(which was whenever she wanted more attention), you couldn't possibly be mad at her for longer than a second. I don't feel like I can ever recover from her loss, nor can I imagine ever having another Golden. I don't know that I could ever love another Golden as much as her, or without always thinking of her.
I started looking up sudden death in Goldens and found this site, I know others here will understand my grief.
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I am so terribly sorry for her sudden loss. It is like getting hit mid chest with a sledge hammer, you have no time to process or understand how can they be here one minute and then gone the next.

I know you are struggline with grief and trying to understand. But please be kind to yourself, you did nothing nor is there anything you didn't do that caused or could have prevented what happened. There is no way you could have known.

I hope good memories of her will soon bring you a smile, even if it's through tears.
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Oh I'm so sorry. It must be awful to lose a beloved pet so suddenly. Please don't feel guilty! There was nothing you could have done by the sounds of it. I'm sure your Rootbeer had much love in her life. There are no words to comfort you but I'm sure that you will find meeting others who have been through this here on this forum will help a little.
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I am very very sorry for your loss I lost my golden in July and it's the worst pain I have ever felt but time does heal though i still miss her very much try to remember all the good times you shared with her I wish you all the comfort in the world to help heal your heart


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I am so sorry for your loss!
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Chris, I'm so, so sorry for your loss. Rootbeer sounds like she was a very special and much-loved part of your family. Unfortunately there are many people here who have gone through what you all are now. I hope it helps just a little to know you're not the only one and you're not alone.

When you are able, please post some stories about your girl and we would love to see photos. Allow yourself to grieve, it is a process. I'm glad you found this forum, the people here are very good. I just wish you'd found us under better circumstances. Wishing you peace as you deal with this. Godspeed to RootBeer.....
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I am so sorry for your loss of Rootbeer, especially since it was sudden. My heart goes out to you. Too many of us know your grief, the empitiness, loss and pain you're feeling right now. Try not to blame yourself, I think when it's their time, it just is and nothing you could have done can change that.

I think only time hepls, you need to grieve and everyone grieves in their own way and on their own terms. I hope one day you will be able to find peace and take comfort knowing Rootbeer is at the Rainbow Bridge enjoying life as she once did when she was young.

Godspeed sweet girl.
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very sorry to hear your very sad news
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I am very sorry for the loss of your girl, she was so young and to lose her so sudden is just adding to your pain. But I am glad you found us, it helps to know that you are not alone. There were the other threads of sudden death it will help you not to feel guilty, as it just happens it is not possible that so many people did not see the signs. It is just very sad but it happens more often than we want and more often than we know. Please stay with us it helps to be among those who understand your feelings as we've been there.
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So very sorry to hear this, you must be completely heartbroken to lose your beautiful girl

You've definitely come to the right place as many of us have lost our precious goldens and understand your pain. Time really will help you, it's not a quick or easy process but in time your memories will give you strength. Take care.
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