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Old 04-22-2015, 08:57 PM   #1
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Loss of a pet

Today was a real bad day it started out with taking our 15 year old cat to the vet because she was gasping for air. Come to find out she had a unoperable tumor in her lower windpipe and was closing off her throat. I had to make a hard decision to have her put down. She was going to go with us for the first time camping in a few weeks. So she is going to be missed dearly.



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Old 04-22-2015, 09:02 PM   #2
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Sorry for your loss.

It does hurt when you lose one. Just today, my oldest son and I made an alum cross out of 3/4" solid rod for his Yorkie, Buddy, that got run over last summer while we were "dog sitting". When we put it up, we both had leaky eyes.

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Old 04-22-2015, 09:04 PM   #3
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Sorry for your loss. Pets are an important part of our families. 15 years is a good long life, with many fond memories I'm sure.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:10 PM   #4
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So sorry for your loss. Pets can be like children,ours are at this point in our life.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:26 PM   #5
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So sorry for your loss. Take comfort in knowing you loved her enough to give her the gift of peace by allowing her to cross the rainbow bridge.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:29 PM   #6
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Sorry for your loss, pets bring so much into our lives and we only get to share a short time.
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We've gone though the process five times as we've repeatedly outlived our furry companions. All except one were Labradors. Our current two, who are both rescues, are 11 and we expect to go through the trauma a couple more times in the next 2 - 3 years.

At our age, controlling 75-lb dogs can be tricky, particularly as you inherit whatever training (or lack thereof) has occurred. One of our current pair had been deposited at the Humane Society when we adopted him, and he was only five years old. DW had rotator cuff surgery as a result of him chasing a cat last year, as a demonstration. We can't imagine any dogs other than Labs being in the family, so we've decided that at 73 (me) and 70 (DW), these two are probably the last ones.
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No words can express the loss of a pet. My condolences to you for the loss. We also had to allow one of our dogs to cross over after almost 18 years! Remember the good times, and not the times you stepped into something left for your bare feet to find at 3am!
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So sorry for your loss. A good pet may be gone, but will never be forgotten.
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Old 04-22-2015, 11:11 PM   #10
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We lost our shutzu a week ago. I kept him alive 3 years on four medications when the average time to death was 6 months. I'm not sure I'd do it again and feel quite certain u did the right thing. In retrospect I think I was treating myself and not Max. Read Eben Alexander's book Proof of Heaven. There r pets up there! :-)
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