Sitting with a dying dog

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Re: Sitting with a dying dog

Postby fulbert-avebury » 01 May 2012, 12:25

Twig, there are no easy answers here, and certainly no road map to follow. We just try to do the best we can and remember that whatever we do, our dogs still look at us with loving eyes.
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Re: Sitting with a dying dog

Postby Blyth » 01 May 2012, 15:41

Dear Twig,
It is the hardest thing in the world to let a pet go when they are in pain but I am sure Riley will have left a shining light behind just for you. Beloved pets leave such a void in our hearts and homes when they pass on and the depth of your grief is testament to the love you gave to each other
I hope that day by day Riley’s spirit and the memories of the life you shared help fill that void.
Peace and strength to you in your time of sorrow. :hug:
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Re: Sitting with a dying dog

Postby lotuswelcome » 01 May 2012, 18:46

:candle: :rainbow: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: Thinking of you.xxx
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Re: Sitting with a dying dog

Postby kytty » 04 May 2012, 01:17

Twig, I am in tears reading this. I know just how hard the decision is to make. Like Hennie has said, do not blame your self. Your beloved Riley is not longer suffering. I understand you may not believe us yet, but this moment will pass, and there will come a time when fond memories will fill your heart with joy and gladness.
Though I have never met you, you are a warm, loving, compassionate person with lots of love still left to give.
Please, Twig, be kind to yourself, and allow yourself permission to grieve.
Though Riley has passed, he has now achieved a very special ability. That is the ability to live forever fondly in your memories if you can let him do so

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Re: Sitting with a dying dog

Postby Twig » 04 May 2012, 07:57

These are such dear, dear replies. Thank you, kytty, Susanne, and everyone. Incredibly, I got a call from my dad this evening, and my mother has been admitted to the hospital with a very large blockage to her heart. She is 86. It is a dicey situation. So, I am leaving in the morning and just wanted all of you kind souls to know I wasn't ignoring you.

Wow, my world is spinning out of control! :boggle:

PS I will be getting Riley's ashes tomorrow. I hope that's a comfort instead of a crying attack. I sort of don't have time to feel anything. I'm in "get-packed-and-on-the-road" mode.
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Re: Sitting with a dying dog

Postby Crystal Dragon » 04 May 2012, 10:42

Oh Twig, I was so sorry to read about your Mum's heart problem and I hope the operation will be a success. Will be thinking of you and your family in the coming days and sending healing energy :hug:
Take care,
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Re: Sitting with a dying dog

Postby Blyth » 04 May 2012, 11:02

Oh Twig, so sorry to hear about your Mum - sending love and healing energy to you all :hug:
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Re: Sitting with a dying dog

Postby fulbert-avebury » 04 May 2012, 12:17

Still sending positive energy, Twig. This too shall pass.
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Re: Sitting with a dying dog

Postby D'Arzhur » 04 May 2012, 17:40

Sending you and your mum loving thoughts and energy :hug:
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Re: Sitting with a dying dog

Postby lotuswelcome » 06 May 2012, 20:10

Healing thoughts to you and your Mum :hug: :hug:
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Re: Sitting with a dying dog

Postby Hobbitonian » 09 Aug 2012, 05:54

Sending love and hope your way. How are you and your mother doing?

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Re: Sitting with a dying dog

Postby mark the compost elf » 09 Aug 2012, 13:34

Blessings on you, Riley and your Mother matey. I hope the road smooths out a litte for you from here, for a while a least.

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