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Re: Saying Goodbye to My Baby

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Thanks for sharing the great pic of Pye. My girlfriend who is deaf, recently had to put beloved pet CODI to sleep. CODI, was a 15'year old terrier. CODI, was my friends alarm system and constant friend. Codi , a Jack Russell Terrier, was the perfect dog for the job. One Codi took.very.seriously, each and every day of her life. Think about it, all without any pay!!Codi went everywhere with ROBERTA, a true and constant companion, even the last day of her life. Codie, never for one minute showed focused on the enemas pain she was in. Always ROBERTA came first. I had the wonderful experience of having Codi stay with.me on occasion. I TRULY HOPE THE MOVIE, ALL DOGS GO TO HEAVEN IS TRUE!!!  For all of us who have had the lose of a pet. Remember our pets or family. In some cases our reason for getting up each and every day. PETS, make us human and bring a sense of Love, to our ever changing,difficult world. A world which is losing humanity every day !!

 

 

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pyepye56 wrote:

I have been an AARP member for many years but completely forgot about the forums here.  My heart breaks everytime I hear of someone losing their pet.  I have been through this many times, having to make the decision for them and it won't be the last time.  In late April 2017 I had to make the decision for my beautiful black cat, Pyewacket.  I have had her and her calico sister Yoda since they were 5 weeks old and are now 14 years old.  Pye had hyperthyroidism and the medication finally stopped working.  She went from 12 lbs to 5 lbs in the last 2 years.  She was my snuggle bug and allowed me to lay on her or wrap her in my arms. Pye always had to be touching me and when one of the other cats came to snuggle under my chin, Pye would push her way between us as if to say, "this is my mommy".  Pye is the one that truly broke my heart when I had to let her go.  The summer of 2016, I had to let my Zoey (a tortie with tude) go due to almost complete kidney failure that come on quite suddenly.  Even with 5 cats still with me, the house seems so quiet.Last moments with PyewacketLast moments with Pyewacket

 

 

Final goodbye to PyewacketFinal goodbye to Pyewacket

 

Forever loved Pye.jpg 


 

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We lost our baby, a two year old blue Pit almost 5 years ago. He was our love, our best friend, and we miss him every day still. 

The week after thanksgiving, he just stopped eating. The vet said it would be a few days and he would regain his appetite. Well he didn't. We took him everywhere to the best specialist and we were told that he had progressive liver cancer, and wouldn't have more than a day or two of suffering. We hugged him, told him how much we loved him, I sang him a lullaby and he went to sleep. We talk about getting another dog, but the memory of the pain we felt keeps us from getting one. I miss him more than words can say. 

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Re: Saying Goodbye to My Baby

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I have been an AARP member for many years but completely forgot about the forums here.  My heart breaks everytime I hear of someone losing their pet.  I have been through this many times, having to make the decision for them and it won't be the last time.  In late April 2017 I had to make the decision for my beautiful black cat, Pyewacket.  I have had her and her calico sister Yoda since they were 5 weeks old and are now 14 years old.  Pye had hyperthyroidism and the medication finally stopped working.  She went from 12 lbs to 5 lbs in the last 2 years.  She was my snuggle bug and allowed me to lay on her or wrap her in my arms. Pye always had to be touching me and when one of the other cats came to snuggle under my chin, Pye would push her way between us as if to say, "this is my mommy".  Pye is the one that truly broke my heart when I had to let her go.  The summer of 2016, I had to let my Zoey (a tortie with tude) go due to almost complete kidney failure that come on quite suddenly.  Even with 5 cats still with me, the house seems so quiet.Last moments with PyewacketLast moments with Pyewacket

 

 

Final goodbye to PyewacketFinal goodbye to Pyewacket

 

Forever loved Pye.jpg 

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Thanks to everyone for the kind words.  I have tried to see the positive side  of this.  I need to outlive my pets because should something happen to me, it would be a real burden for my son to find suitable homes for them.  Rocky was loved, not only by me, but the other animals.  He was loved by my Vet and his staff.  He had the unusual habit of chewing things.  I loved him too much to get too upset with him.  I have cleaned and moved his "fat boy" litter box and his special bed.  Life moves on and I cry less.  Even if I go down as that "crazy cat lady", that will be OK for me.  

 

To all of you who have and love your pets, I say you are the best people ever.

 

Soosie

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@Soosie   I'm sorry to read about Rocky, Soosie, and hope you are working your way through your grief.  Thanks for letting us know.   Pam

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So sorry, I know how much you love your furry children.

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@Soosie - I'm sorry for your loss of Rocky! Smiley Sad One of my cats had kidney failure, and the other liver failure. It's sad, but you did the right things for him.


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I am just now getting to this group again to offer my sadness, hope for better days and love of fur babies to anyone who has lost their pet.  My beautiful Rocky, a male Manx who had no tail had to be put to sleep on New Year's Eve.  He beat the odds several times, but my Vet had told me several months ago that I would soon have to make the decision I so dreaded.  The day before New Year's Eve, the Vet told me he only had days.  His liver had failed.  I asked if he thought he was in any apparent pain and the Vet said he thought not.  I told him I wanted to take him home one more night.  I spent all night cuddling and talking to him.  He was such a lap cat and so loving.  The next morning he was too weak to walk.  I called the Vet and told them we would be there.  I had Rocky in the carrier and when he whimpered, I opened the carrier and put my hand on him.  Soon, he some way managed to walk to my legs and want in my lap.  I cuddled him until the end.  As always, Rocky knew I needed his support.    One of the men who works with me wife works for a cremation group and she gave me this gift of Rocky's ashes.  I was physically ill for several days because a part of my heart was gone.  The other animals have looked for him.  Big, silly Wally dog thought Rocky was his baby.

 

Animals have always  brought me friendship, joy and companionship.

 

To PattyDiane who lost her baby, I send my love and understand the void.

 

Soosie

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I'm sorry for your loss. I recently lost my Brandy, a 13 yr old mini Dashcshund. I have severe arthritis and she was my support dog.  I have purchased a 6mth old Yorkie. I just couldn't stand the being all alone. I hope I've made the right choice. This housebreaking seems harder than it used to be.