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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:40 PM

We had to put my mother's dog down today... :-(

She was only the third dog our family has ever owned since I was 7 or so. We had Meggie for 17 years. A long life-span for a dachshund. I had never been present for this sort of thing before. I was there for my mother, for whom Meggie was her constant companion, and for my brother, who adopts rescue dogs (Meggie was an AKC-bred dachshund, though...). Tough day.

I love you all...

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Aristus Aug 2012 OP
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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:44 PM

1. Awwwww....I'm sorry.

Hugs to you, your mom, and your brother.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:45 PM

2. Bless your heart for being there for your mom

It is an incredibly tough thing to go through. I'm sure it was so traumatic for your mom - 17 years, wow.

I'm so sorry. I've only experienced it once, with my old Tabitha cat - but yes, it makes for a very tough day. I'm glad that your mom & brother had you there. Shared comfort & grief really makes a difference, is what I found.

Peace to you all, & safe passage to Meggie. She's very fortunate to have had your family to love her so much. Take care.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 10:52 PM

3. I am sorry Aristus

and safe passage to sweet Meggie.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 11:32 PM

4. I'm sorry Aristus. Been there many times. It's always sad and astonishing to me.

There's something about holding that sweet head and saying what they always long to hear, "You're a good dog" as they go.

You did what she needed. And it's so hard. Thinking of you all.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 01:34 AM

5. So sorry

for the loss of your beloved Meggie. How lucky you had her so long, but it's never long enough though is it? (((HUGS)))

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 02:27 AM

6. rest easy, meggie

it's never easy to help them cross, but it's our final act of love for them.

my dad, sister and i sat with out big guy three years ago, i found it to be a calming and enlightening experience.

peace to you all

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 07:02 AM

7. My heart goes out to your family. You're never prepared, even tho you think you are.

It's heartbreaking. I have always comforted myself by hoping there really is a Rainbow Bridge.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 07:57 AM

8. I am so sorry.

She lived a long and loved life.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:12 AM

9. I'm so sorry Aristus

My sympathy to you and your family on the loss of Meggie. I hope all the funny and good memories of her long life help everyone in this sad time.

Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.
- Sydney Jeanne Seward

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:56 AM

10. Aye Meggie, peace.


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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 10:47 AM

11. I'm sorry, Aristus.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 03:27 PM

12. She'll be there for you in your thoughts for always.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 07:06 PM

13. My sympathy to your mother.

I know the pain she must have felt after having to send her beloved companion to doggie heaven after so many years.

I had to put my Rottweiler down after 10 years. She had cancer and was just short of her 13th birthday. I still grieve every time I think of her, which is often, since I have her ashes.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:27 AM

14. Thank you, everyone, for your kindness and thoughtfulness.



When I say "I love you all...", I mean it...

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