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  •  My dog licked my face w/gratitude seconds before (4+ / 0-)
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    dadadata, Mr Robert, sankaty, TiaRachel

    Reading your post breaks my heart all over again. I know that pain all so well.

    Mine was 17 years old and the hips were hurting bad too. But I couldn't let go because she was still eating fine and still had fighting spirit left in her.

    Then one night she just looked at me, so sad and in a split second I knew she wanted some peace. I took her over night to the clinic and they agreed to put her down right then. As she lay there seconds before the injection she struggled to lift her head so I leaned in close... and she licked my face. I swear with gratitude in her eyes and a last goodbye.

    I still bawl recalling her one last gift of unconditional love.

    I hold onto that moment. She knew it was the end. I know that in my heart and she was ready.

    I can't offer any advice except the sad consolation you gave your Mr. Boo a gift of love, too, by sparing him more pain.


    •  I had to put down (4+ / 0-)
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      Dan the Man. Big black Lab who was 15 or 16. He couldn't even walk out to do his business. I had to help him out on a piece of plywood.. He looked at me and I swear he said Mike we can't do this again. My wife and I buried him in the back yard. I dug a hole so big, and I'm 6'6" I could hardly get out. But I kept on digging hoping I would stop crying.

      A hooded sweatshirt can make an innocent teen look like a criminal. Just like a suit and glasses can make Geraldo Rivera look like a journalist." ---Stephen Colbert

      by sankaty on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 05:45:09 PM PST

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      •  {{{{sankaty}}}} Were you waiting for a sign too? (0+ / 0-)

        I kept waiting for that look, that sign okay I am giving up and please let me go. I thought she'd just refuse to eat one day and that would be my sign. Never happened. She still wanted a bite of my pizza even the last week.

        It was the pain in her hips that did her in, too.

        The tears still come today when I think of letting her go.


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