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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 09:25 AM
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37. It was a tough decision, but the right one and the humane one.
I've had to make that hard choice for a number of elderly, ill pets. When all was said and done, I felt guilty that I had delayed the decision for weeks because I wasn't strong enough to accept losing them.

I sent the Letter to everyone on my Email distribution list this morning, and I'm beginning to get good feedback and stories about their rescued pets.
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  -A Letter From Your Old Dog Divernan  Oct-26-11 03:11 PM   #0 
  - K&R  guitar man   Oct-26-11 03:20 PM   #1 
  - Both of the cats I have had  hifiguy   Oct-26-11 03:29 PM   #5 
  - I'm down to two dogs from five. they are sixteen and seventeen,  roguevalley   Oct-26-11 05:34 PM   #15 
  - Yeah, my dog was seventeen when it finally got to the point he was suffering.  stevedeshazer   Oct-26-11 06:29 PM   #23 
     - Oct 30th  mercuryblues   Oct-28-11 10:42 AM   #39 
  - My best friend is an older cat  Aerows   Oct-26-11 06:10 PM   #19 
  - Ditto squared!  Butch350   Oct-27-11 09:03 PM   #34 
  - Older dogs and cats rock!  iscooterliberally   Oct-26-11 03:22 PM   #2 
  - OLD DOG HAVEN in Lake Stevens, WA  montanacowboy   Oct-26-11 03:23 PM   #3 
  - Having a dog is a commitment to that dog for life  jberryhill   Oct-26-11 03:25 PM   #4 
  - Old dogs are the best! I would never give one of my dogs, adopted, rescued, or  sinkingfeeling   Oct-26-11 03:39 PM   #6 
  - Two years ago, I was approached by a friend, who didn't know  polly7   Oct-26-11 03:52 PM   #7 
  - While reading this I got a speck, or gnat, or some other object in my eye. nt  Obamanaut   Oct-27-11 05:51 PM   #33 
  - I need to go home and cuddle my girl...  Hun Joro   Oct-26-11 03:55 PM   #8 
  - only thing I bought at walmart in years was insulin for my dog  Demonaut   Oct-26-11 04:14 PM   #9 
  - An old dog is a Revelation. Nt  xchrom   Oct-26-11 04:15 PM   #10 
  - I've adopted 2 older dogs  DeschutesRiver   Oct-26-11 04:17 PM   #11 
  - Thank you all for sharing your stories/pics of your wonderful pets.  Divernan   Oct-26-11 04:38 PM   #12 
  - The year before last we adopted a senior dog,  TBF   Oct-26-11 04:53 PM   #13 
  - I always get rescues. You can get purebred rescues if you want.  Taverner   Oct-26-11 05:03 PM   #14 
  - That post brings tears to my eyes,  RebelOne   Oct-26-11 05:52 PM   #16 
  - You've been a good and caring owner. I'm sorry for your losses.  Divernan   Oct-26-11 06:05 PM   #17 
     - Thank you.  RebelOne   Oct-27-11 04:54 PM   #32 
  - I adopted an old cat  Aerows   Oct-26-11 06:08 PM   #18 
  - The last two dogs we adopted were rescued and older.  Irishonly   Oct-26-11 06:16 PM   #20 
  - We took in my MIL's cat no questions...  WCGreen   Oct-26-11 06:17 PM   #21 
  - My old boy, in the snow, before he passed.  a la izquierda   Oct-26-11 06:21 PM   #22 
  - I have done dog rescue for 4 years, and it has made me hate humans  adigal   Oct-26-11 06:32 PM   #24 
  - I agree. I do cats.  Jakes Progress   Oct-27-11 08:45 AM   #25 
  - I'm a doggy foster mom and have 3 of my own ...  Myrina   Oct-27-11 08:54 AM   #26 
  - Ella, Emma, Lola, Peeing Pete, & Phoebe -- my fur kids  MsFlorida   Oct-27-11 09:32 AM   #27 
  - Very funny comment, and so true.  Divernan   Oct-27-11 09:37 AM   #29 
  - My pets are part of our family!  hamsterjill   Oct-27-11 09:33 AM   #28 
  - DH and I adopted an older dog in '02  Mad_Dem_X   Oct-27-11 10:09 AM   #30 
  - Thank you for this  Progressive dog   Oct-27-11 04:40 PM   #31 
  - You are very welcome.  Divernan   Oct-28-11 05:28 AM   #35 
  - Hard decisions.  End Of The Road   Oct-28-11 05:54 AM   #36 
  - It was a tough decision, but the right one and the humane one.  Divernan   Oct-28-11 09:25 AM   #37 
  - Thank you so much. nt  End Of The Road   Oct-28-11 09:12 PM   #40 
  - My pup (upthread there's a pic)  a la izquierda   Oct-28-11 09:19 PM   #41 
  - I lost Gaston at 17 years last year  Aerows   Oct-28-11 09:36 AM   #38 

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