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Old 06-09-2011, 06:13 PM   #761
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Rosalie 2000-06-02 to 2011-06-08

I bid Rosalie goodbye yesterday at 1:00 p.m. The last thing we did was clean out the fridge...her most favorite thing. Then she wanted to go out, we went out, she did her business, settled under the elm tree...I spooned her, and then, about 3 minutes later, she gave a big sigh, and died in my arms--the person who loved her most. I can't think of a better way to go than in the arms of someone who loves you and with dignity and respect. I'll miss her so.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:16 PM   #762
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Im so sorry. She was Lucky to have you!
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:28 PM   #763
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Rosalie was so loved, and a very lucky girl to have had you. My deepest sympathies. I am so glad you had a chance to spend your time with her, and that she didn't suffer. RIP, beautiful Rosalie.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:32 PM   #764
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I'm going to say thank you now, to each of you. She was very special--she was my "Barbie Dog." I have a lavender rose bush and a pink rose shrub to plant this weekend in her memory. We always plant a tree or a perenial in memory of our dogs. And, I have some of her fur to put in the bottom of the "holes" and cast in the wind. I don't scatter the ashes. The urns stay with me.

I've done this enough times that I would never have let her suffer. She had salmon and rice for breakfast and cottage cheese on pita while we were cleaning out the fridge. And, I had my dear friend who is a vet on stand-by if I needed her. I knew this was coming--I just treasured every extra day and didn't want her to suffer. If I thought she was suffering, we would've gone the other route. She enjoyed life until the end.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:46 PM   #765
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Thanks, Stubbs.

I am the only employee who knows anything of the current situation. Everything is up in the air right now. It is a bit stressful, not knowing what exactly I will be doing a few weeks from now. I can't really make any plans because I don't really know exactly how things are going to shake down. Part of me will welcome a lay off, but then again, who wants to be unemployed? I don't want to cook or manage a kitchen anymore if I can help it. Thankfully, I have enough experience to get a job fairly quickly if I really have to. I have plenty of renovation projects around the house to keep me busy, but that takes money, so its catch 22.
Rock--I'm sorry to hear that. The recipes you post are always ones I cut and paste. As you get older, it is harder to find work...renovation projects not only take money, but they always seem to "grow" into bigger projects than what you were first planning...best of luck to you. Hang in there.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:41 PM   #766
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I bid Rosalie goodbye yesterday at 1:00 p.m. The last thing we did was clean out the fridge...her most favorite thing. Then she wanted to go out, we went out, she did her business, settled under the elm tree...I spooned her, and then, about 3 minutes later, she gave a big sigh, and died in my arms--the person who loved her most. I can't think of a better way to go than in the arms of someone who loves you and with dignity and respect. I'll miss her so.
I'm so sorry to hear about our Rosalie. I know the love you gave her was the most beautiful she could get any place. I know how much you loved her and she loved you. Be glad you were able to have her as long as you did. She is ina conderful place now no pain just peace.
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Old 06-09-2011, 09:29 PM   #767
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my heart is breaking for you. pets are so unselfish and give so much. it is hard to let them go. it took me three months to stop thinking i had to feed the cat "kahlua" he was twelve years old and the love of my life. still we get another one. right now i have two cats, charlie and thomas. thomas is eight years old and charlie is one. i will probably out live thomas but not charlie and that is a worry. they are so attached to me. i'm not saying to get another dog, you need to grieve first. people that don't have pets don't have a clue to how hard it is to lose one. all sympathy to you.
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I bid Rosalie goodbye yesterday at 1:00 p.m. The last thing we did was clean out the fridge...her most favorite thing. Then she wanted to go out, we went out, she did her business, settled under the elm tree...I spooned her, and then, about 3 minutes later, she gave a big sigh, and died in my arms--the person who loved her most. I can't think of a better way to go than in the arms of someone who loves you and with dignity and respect. I'll miss her so.
Your post caught me at work and I burst into tears at my desk. I am so sorry for the loss you feel, but gladness that Rosalie was at home with her person when it was time. Hugs! I know there's a couple of good dogs and a few cats over the Bridge, waiting for her.
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I'm so sad for you but glad that she passed in the arms of the person who loved her. I can't think of anyway better to go either. Tears for you both.
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Well I didn't get much sleep for my kids were up in middle of night. At 2am I woke to the nosie of playing, told them to go back to bed. Derek was the only one to listen. The other 2 still were up @ 4am & got into food. Lets say im very upset today. So they got all things like to do taken away & extra chores. And if I stay up all say with no nap so will they. This is so frustrating.
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