In March, I had to put down one of my Shar-pei dogs. He would have been 16 this year. Two weeks ago I had to put my second best friend to sleep. It was the hardest thing I have had to do in my whole life and I will never forget it. I bred my female Shar-pei and raised one of her male pups,Baggins. We had him just 2 weeks short of his 16th. birthday. He was very sick with a heart condition. We fought for months to give him a comfortable life by going to several vets until we found a specialist. He was so helpful at making my pet comfortable. I spent tons of money that I didn’t have but it was the best money spent to extend my time with him. I can understand your loss of your pet as I am sure you were as close to yours as I was to mine. It is like losing a member of your family and more. I plan to buy your book to find closure.

Thank you, Diana from Ohio

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  1. Jim from Missouri Says:

    We slso had to put down our Shar-pei dog Velvet in March 2007. She was 15 and a half. It was the hardest thing we have ever done. We took her to the vet Monday morning but could not do it. That evening she was screaming with pain and we call the vet at home and we cried a lot. I still cry and have a picture album. I usually cooked her food but I was gone for a week in March and my wife had to feed her canned food. That was the time the poisoned dog food was discovered. I think that may have contributed to her death but will never know. She was the love of our life and I have ordered two book. I am sure I will have many tears but will enjoy the memories. We are moving to a smaller house and cleaning the basement I found her foot prints in the floor paint from 10 years ago. I am sorry for you loss.

  2. Bill Says:

    We lost our female Shar-Pei, Hunny in Jan. Renal failure.
    She was the greatest watch dog I’ve ever had. Always keeping tabs on sounds and watching out the windows. She lived to protect her home and family. Hunny was just 10 when we lost her. Seems like the vet either wasn’t giving us the whole picture or he didn’t know what was going on with her. We always do the best we can for our pets and I think that somehow they know it. Mark is right, they give us much more than we ever give them.
    Bill Wentworth
    Indianapolis, IN