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Wed Apr 18, 2012, 03:43 PM

I'm putting my dog to sleep today.

Our sweet Hairy Snifferlumpus has had cancer lumps on her for a couple of years, A couple months ago, one burst open and we have been working to keep this deep chasm into her gut clean. When my mom died, somehow she got neglected and now we have reached a new level of terrible in the wound department. Even if we could heal this one, there are several more on her body waiting to rupture and she is almost 20, so the prognosis is this.

This has been a really interesting (?!?!) Spring. Death and injury...I thought that came in the Fall.

Happy Dog Heaven thoughts to Lilly.

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Reply I'm putting my dog to sleep today. (Original post)
BlueToTheBone Apr 2012 OP
Howler Apr 2012 #1
findrskeep Apr 2012 #2
Howler Apr 2012 #4
LiberalEsto Apr 2012 #3
Howler Apr 2012 #5
LiberalEsto Apr 2012 #8
Joe Shlabotnik Apr 2012 #6
Kookaburra Apr 2012 #7
applegrove Apr 2012 #9
Ricochet21 Apr 2012 #10
magical thyme Apr 2012 #11
BanzaiBonnie Apr 2012 #12
Tumbulu Apr 2012 #13
davsand Apr 2012 #14
Cleita Apr 2012 #15
mntleo2 Apr 2012 #16
GliderGuider Apr 2012 #17
Sanity Claws Apr 2012 #18
OneGrassRoot Apr 2012 #19
mother earth Apr 2012 #20
Smilo Apr 2012 #21
kimmerspixelated Apr 2012 #22
DeSwiss Apr 2012 #23
BlueToTheBone Apr 2012 #24
Mnemosyne Apr 2012 #25

Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 04:23 PM

1. OHHHHHHHH! Crap Blue to the bone!!!!!!

You are a real HERO! because no matter what condition you find these excellent little four legged people they are ALWAYS going to go before you!!!! being stuck with saying goodbye just........ AAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!
But I thank Gawd that their is YOU out there that is willing to put yourself out there time and time AGAIN!!!! Bless You and Mr Blue to the Bone! And Little SnifferLumpus may the after life be as full of love and consideration as your Mommy and Daddy gave you this life.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 04:36 PM

2. I'm so sorry BTTB...

My precious little 16 year old doggy died about 3 weeks ago. And I think I've cried for 2 of those weeks. She was at the vet for 4 days and we weren't sure what was wrong with her and the vet even thought she was improving but on the 4th day she passed. I was tore up most of the week not wanting to have to make that decision to put her to sleep, especially without knowing exactly what was wrong. I had a "talk" with her and asked her to please go if she wasn't going to get better, and about 15 minutes later the vet called and said she had passed. It's such a hard thing to do. My thoughts are with you and godspeed to little Lilly.

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Response to findrskeep (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 05:23 PM

4. Oh Man!!!

To you too FindrsKeep!

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 04:39 PM

3. Peaceful passage

 

for your beloved dog.

We had to have our 7-year-old Samoyed put to sleep because she had an inoperable, rapidly growing sarcoma tumor blocking her throat and pushing out one of her eyes. It seemingly came out of nowhere with horrible speed. She was so young. It broke our hearts.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 05:23 PM

5. OOOOOOOOOOOOO LiberalEsto!!!!

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Response to Howler (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 06:30 PM

8. Thanks, Howler

 

This happened maybe 10 years ago.

I suspect that letting her lick the water in rain puddles and in a nearby stream may have exposed her to all kinds of yard chemicals.

I have a chemical-free yard, and I avoid cleaning chemicals for the sakes of my dog Penny, who is 2 years old, and my daughter's dog Bailey, who is 3. They are not allowed to drink from rain puddles or the stream. I will not allow them near other peoples' chemically treated lawns. And the two cats, Salem and Dinah, are not allowed outside, period.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 05:55 PM

6. deserved peace, best wishes and healing to you and yours n/t

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 06:08 PM

7. Peace to you BTTB

I'm so sorry you're having to go through this. Sending you love and light.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 06:41 PM

9. So sorry.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 07:15 PM

10. I'm so very sorry..... wish her love

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 07:58 PM

11. aw, BttB, may your pup have a swift and pain-free passage over the Rainbow Bridge

 

She obviously was very, very loved and well cared for to have stayed here for so long.

I'm so sorry for what you're going through. The greatest love we can give them is to take on their suffering

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Wed Apr 18, 2012, 11:33 PM

12. I'm so very sorry.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 01:45 AM

13. I am so so sorry

sending love and hopes that her passing is calm and that you feel proud that you have kept her alive and so well cared for for such a long time.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 09:31 AM

14. I am sorry.

Our four legged companions gift us with so much, it is SO difficult to let them go when that time comes. Please know that I'll carry you all in my heart during this time.




Laura

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 09:36 AM

15. I'm so sorry for your loss of a loved family member.

Twenty years is a long life for a dog. I'm sure those years with your family were happy for her. May her passage be a peaceful one.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 09:58 AM

16. Love is amazing

Our pets love is beyond amazing. I just want to send you some good vibes. My kitties are 13 and what you are going through is coming nearer to the future than I want it to be. I am dreading it.

When my mom died it was almost more time consuming for me AFTER she died than when she was dying, which was intense. It is easy to overlook just about everything during and after that time.

Hearts!
Cat in Seattle

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 10:11 AM

17. Your dog has been blessed to have a companion as loving, courageous and compassionate as you.

 

As hard as this moment is, she will be with you forever. I hope her memory brings you many fond smiles.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 10:50 AM

18. I am so sorry to hear this

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Thu Apr 19, 2012, 12:02 PM

19. Bless you...

Bless you, your family and your beloved Hairy Snifferlumpus.





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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Fri Apr 20, 2012, 09:04 PM

20. Sincere condolences, Blue.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 09:16 PM

21. Hugs to you darling.

Please know that you made a very courageous decision and one that was for Lilly's best. I know it may sound trite - but you gave Lilly lots of love and a good life - it comes through in your writing.

Also, just know that she is running around happy and healthy and waiting for the day you join her once again.

Blessings and Peace BlueToTheBone.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:26 PM

22. Our little furry friends,

Just tug at our hearts so! They are our life, part of the family!
They know our souls! It's so hard to let go , even if it's the best thing for them.

Major long hugs to you BLUE! Peace and the light of love to your beloved.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 10:26 PM

23. Condolences, B2THEB.

 

We just had to put our 13-year old longhair dachshund Blackie to sleep last Thursday. So I haven't gotten used to the silence yet either. I'm still looking for him to snuggle-up to me so I can rub his head when he used to come check on me in my office as a way of reminding me that I was ignoring his snack-time. And I miss his clicking toenails going across the kitchen floor. I'll have to eat my whole tuna sandwich now. I still look at the places where he used to be. The window where he kept vigil on the world. Protecting his humans from all danger.

Blackie had cancer too. And he struggled to be able to eat and keep it down as the days waned. We buried him in the back next to the garden and right in the space where he used to chase after and dig up moles in the backyard. Turn about is fair play I guess. I think he'd like the irony. We're gonna miss him. So I know that just like me, you've got an empty space that can never be filled-up quite like Hairy Snifferlumpus did.

But they tell me it gets better. Take care......

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 11:59 AM

24. Thank you all for your sweet thoughts

I'm glad I have a home.


Little boxes of ashes.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 02:37 PM

25. I am so sorry to learn of your loss, Blue. I have no doubt your love made

her years as happy as she made yours.

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