By Anonymous - 16/01/2016 05:52 - United States - San Francisco

Today, I woke up to fresh coffee, pancakes, and the sight of my dad digging a grave in the backyard for my dog. FML
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When I was younger, we had a dog. He got old, and developed a tumor in his spine, which led to paralysis. It started slowly. At first he just dragged his back foot along the ground. We thought he'd just hurt is foot at some point, and decided to monitor it. But the paralysis got worse. It went up his leg, and then spread to his other foot and leg. Although he seemed happy enough, he couldn't walk, and when he did move, he dragged himself around. But mainly he was carried everywhere. Because of his age and the cost of the test to see if it would be worth operating, the decision was made to put him down. My parents organised the fateful day with the vet. My mum had decided she wanted to bury him in yard, and plant a tree or shrub there. So the day before our dog was due to be put down, dad went outside to dig a hole. It was a sunny day, so our dog laid out there too. Our dog watched his own grave get dug.

Sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is like losing a family member.

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Sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is like losing a family member.

It's not "like" losing a family member, it IS losing a family member. Honestly some dogs are so sweet and loving and loyal that they beat out blood family anyday

When I was younger, we had a dog. He got old, and developed a tumor in his spine, which led to paralysis. It started slowly. At first he just dragged his back foot along the ground. We thought he'd just hurt is foot at some point, and decided to monitor it. But the paralysis got worse. It went up his leg, and then spread to his other foot and leg. Although he seemed happy enough, he couldn't walk, and when he did move, he dragged himself around. But mainly he was carried everywhere. Because of his age and the cost of the test to see if it would be worth operating, the decision was made to put him down. My parents organised the fateful day with the vet. My mum had decided she wanted to bury him in yard, and plant a tree or shrub there. So the day before our dog was due to be put down, dad went outside to dig a hole. It was a sunny day, so our dog laid out there too. Our dog watched his own grave get dug.

Well that was unexpectedly morbid... I thought there was going to be some kind of sympathetic end sentence for OP about losing a pet, not a rather sad ending like that.

That was so depressing

I don't know why this got down voted, it really tugged at my heart strings :(

Well now I'm sad. R.I.P

Man, that sucks. The same thing happened to my Grandma

Hey, the dog spent some quality time with his owner. I feel more for the dad digging the hole.

i was just horny, now im not thanks alot.

I started reading it, thinking it was going to be one of those "and nothing could compare to the cancer this gave me" kinda things. Until it never happened and now I'm sad.

Want depressing? My family had a collie years ago, not a digger. When she was old and sick, towards the end and she knew it, she started digging a hole behind the row of cedars in the yard. She was digging her own grave. Sorry OP. Cherish the memories.

Sorry for this, FML won't let me delete...

Oh my god I wasn't prepared for that! ??

Wow, I usually get on here for laughs, had no idea I would come across a comment that would make me tear up with sadness instead of laughter! Seriously though, that last line is what got me. I'm sorry for your loss!

My condolences, OP. I too am not a fan of coffee.

Waaaay too soon

I always suspected the coffee cultivators pulled the strings here on FML! Or people didn't like my lame joke. Whichever best preserves my self esteem.

Too soon, but if it helps i found it quite funny!

Naw. Not too soon at all. If OP is turning to the FML community for a bereavement support system, he's got WAAAY bigger issues than the loss of his dog

Well it makes sense in a convoluted way. Because pretty soon the dog will be the same as coffee. Ground.

I'm so sorry! It's so hard when pets pass away. May your dog rest in peace.

i don't know what to think about this. i'm sorry for your loss, OP, and i'm sure your dog is in a better place now.

I understand the shit u'll go through after ur dog dies. been there, the only thing help me to adopt another.

What a morning :( sorry for your loss.

Everyone get on the bus. We're going on a feels trip.