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Old 03-21-2008, 10:05 PM   #11
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I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Hayden. A couple of years ago we had to put our dog of 13 years down. She had problems with her hips and had gotten to a point where it was too painful for her to walk. It's a very difficult thing to do...even when it's the right thing to do. But I believe we'll all see our beloved pets again one day...and in a much better plce.

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Old 03-21-2008, 10:06 PM   #12
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Oh, Toots, in tears, Buck and I send you love and prayers. Saying good-bye to our furry family is never easy.

Many years ago, we had to put down our dear, Porky, a 19-year-old Siamese kitty. He was with us long before any of our children were born. He loved us and all the children who came along. He loved it when our daughter dressed him up in her doll clothes and pushed him in her dolly stroller.

When we had to make the decision to put him down, our youngest son offered his beloved "R2-D2" bath towel to wrap Porky in for burial. The gesture still makes me tear up.

Our furry babies are in our hearts and will always live there.

Please feel the warmth and strength of our hugs to you at this time of sadness.

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Old 03-21-2008, 10:20 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone, for the kind words. I knew we had alot of good animal people here, in addition to being nuts about food.

I knew we would eventually have to put Hayden down, but you are never really prepared to do it. It feels so weird to be sitting here on the couch and he isn't here beside me. Even though he was really sick, he'd still get up by me and try to snuggle.

Thanks again for the good vibes and kind words.
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:35 PM   #14
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My heart is broken for you. I know what a hard decision it can be and how much it hurts to lose your close friend. May our Lord comfort you, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:42 PM   #15
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So sorry about your Mr. Hayden. May the happy memories of your pet ease the pain of his loss.
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Old 03-22-2008, 12:59 AM   #16
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I'm sorry to hear about your precious kitty. It is so hard to lose our babies.

Originally Posted by Maverick2272 View Post
You know, we started a gardening section here, maybe we should have a pet section as well?? With so many of us being pet lovers, we could be sharing all kinds of support and tips with each other, as well as amusing stories and pictures.
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I think that is a good idea.

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Old 03-22-2008, 04:25 AM   #17
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So sorry Toots about Mr Hayden's passing. Yes you did do the right thing and it isn't easy to do. I've had to put down five cats since 2000, the first one being a stray that had been visiting me for a couple of years. I have been with them all at the end and now have all their urns on my stereo in the lounge. I figured with Blackie that he had been mistreated during his life and that he at least deserved some respect in death. My eldest cat is now 21 and each time she goes into a deep sleep and doesn't seem to be moving, I have to go and check her breathing! The day I know is coming but I hate to thing of it as she has been with me since I was 18. She has already outlived her mother and sister.

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Old 03-22-2008, 05:21 AM   #18
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Awww Toots, I'm so very sorry for your loss. And I couldn't agree with you more, our pets don't live long enough. I can't imagine how lonely the house was without Mr. Hayden. My thoughts are with you and your husband.
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Old 03-22-2008, 06:52 PM   #19
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I understand your pain and feel your loose. Prayers are with you
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:51 PM   #20
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losing your pet is one of the hardest things.

i had my kahlua for 14 years. he was just so sick, i had to let him go.

now i have thomas, who is four years old. i would be very sad were anything to happen to him

remember all the cute things your boy did while u had him.


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