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Old 11-06-2007, 03:08 PM   #21
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I wish I could think of something to say or do that will help.
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:55 PM   #22
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I'm so sorry for you and the "kids." We had a particularly rough time last year when we had to put our pooch Katie to sleep (thanks again to everyone for the sympathetic ear). You'll know it is the right to do. One thing that was a tremendous comfort to us at the time is the blissful ignorance animals have regarding mortality. Romeo knows that he is loved and that you have done a lot for him. He really will just "go to sleep" without the terrible sense of loss and fear we would have in similar circumstances.

Best wishes for your family tonight.
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:57 PM   #23
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I'm thinking about you tonight. So sorry for your loss. Our vets are coming on Thursday night for the same grim task, so I know what you are going through. My old girl Anna is done, though, and she's giving me that same look. Just remember that they don't have a concept of "tomorrow", and like Sam said, they don't feel that fear and loss.
Go gentle into that good night, Romeo, and know you were loved.
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:53 PM   #24
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I am sorry to read this, Citrine. Losing a beloved pet is so hard.
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Old 11-06-2007, 08:26 PM   #25
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Sorry. I know how hard this is for you.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:15 AM   #26
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As another pet lover, please accept my sympathy.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:20 AM   #27
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I'm very sorry Citrine, no words can make it easier to deal with the loss.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:39 AM   #28
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Citrine,

You have my heartfelt sympathy during this very sad time. I hope that your other kitty stays well.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Old 11-07-2007, 09:19 AM   #29
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So sorry....it's not easy to do. I have had three pets now that I had to put to sleep. They are so precious.
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citrine - as the fellow owner of two cat "kids", my heart is with you at this difficult time.

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Thank you so much everyone....I held him through the sedative, but I couldn't hold him when they did the injection. I lost is completely at the vet's and I had to come home last night and clean/disinfect everything. Casanova is doing well so far and I hope it stays that way. I just feel as if there is a big heavy stone on my heart....and I am so drained. But I know that I gave Romeo a great life and spoiled him immensely and I know if I were to get so sick that my quality of life was null....I'd want to have the same thing done for me.
I'm so sorry Sarah in SC....my thoughts and prayers are with you and Anna.
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:13 PM   #32
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I just feel as if there is a big heavy stone on my heart.
Yup, that describes it. Take care, life goes on and he no longer suffers.
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I've gone thru this several times over the years with beloved pets, most recently a year ago with my 14 year old Lab, Tyler. It's never easy and your heart just aches with sadness, but I do believe that your furry friend knows that they were loved and cared for to the end. You have my sincerest sympathy for your loss.
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I promise that as the days go by, you'll remember less and less of the sadness and more of the good stuff. His time with you was golden, and you were good to him. Cuddle with Casanova and grieve in your own time. Peace.
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:57 PM   #35
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I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Sorry to hear about your loss. We know that they were well cared for.
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So sorry for your loss. Those little furballs sure do get into our hearts, and it is so hard to let them go.
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My deepest sympathies on your loss.

We had to put our Lab down last February (very sudden as well) and there's not a day that goes by where I don't think about him. Time will help...
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:26 AM   #39
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I'm crying while reading through these posts because I've also been through this. It's so sad to lose them but I believe that it's the kind thing to help them die when they are so sick.

Our animals give us so much joy and it hurts so bad to lose them.

{{{HUGS }}} to you and Casanova.
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:30 AM   #40
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My deepest sympathies as well. This is certainly the worst part of having a pet. But the good out weighs the bad. You will be remembering the good times very soon. Best of luck.
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