Farewell April

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We got April from the ASPCA sometime around '92-'93. She was already an adult and they guessed she was at least two years old at that time. We've never had a pet as long as we've had her. Today, we had to put her down. Linda is devastated but it was the right thing to do as she reached the point where she could no longer get up... :frown:

May she now be in peace and pain-free...

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I'm really sorry to hear this Jim. It sound like you did the right thing though I'm sure it was not easy. My condolences.
 
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I'm so sorry Jim.

I had a German Shepherd who passed away last year, and it still hurts today :frown:
 
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it is incredible that you were able to share your life with her for 16 years

I hope my pets have the ability to last as long as yours did

sorry for your loss
 
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How sad. As I said in the Desktop Image thread, we just had to put Molly down last month. It's amazing how you can bond with these beautiful animals.
 
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Sorry Jim,
Last year I had to do the samething for my Cisco and he was 13 years old.
He was a Welsch Corgi and I still miss him so badly...I'm sure they all are in a better place and waiting for us too....:frown:
 
Aw, Jim and Linda......I'm so sorry! She was a sweet doggie and I am glad to have had the opportunity to spend a little time with her at your house when we were all there in June. I can imagine how sad you're feeling right now, but it sounds as though this was the best decision for April, if the quality of her life was diminishing. My sympathy and empathy to you.....
 
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Here's a nice quote from James Herriott

"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty
and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of
humans. You've nothing to worry about there."
He goes to note regarding animals
joining their masters in the afterlife:
"I do believe it. With all my heart I believe it."
 
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I'm so sorry to hear about April. My sincere condolences to you and Linda.
 
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So sorry to hear this. Dogs are such wonderful animals. Like Cafe member SoxOZ says in his signature line:

"IF DOGS DON'T GO TO HEAVEN, I WANT TO GO WHERE THEY GO"
 
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Jim,

We are taking our 14 year old Golden to the vet this afternoon to be put to sleep. We had him and his sister since they were pups, and lost her to bone cancer in 2006.. Out of a litter of eight, he and two siblings remain. It is hard to deal with, no matter how often you make that final visit to the vet.
 
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Jim

I am so sorry for your loss. People often don't understand why people are so upset when their dog passes, but the innocence of animals is something humans are just not capable of, the unconditional love is something special. I know I sound like one of those 'animal nuts' (I am not, and I love to eat meat :wink:), but you just don't know how much joy a dog brings until you have one in your life.
 
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I'm very sorry for your loss. I had three cats, all were born literally into my lap. One of them died last winter. He was a wonderful cat -- so I choose a photo of him as my avatar so that he can life another live -- at least for the time being.

Best
 
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Jim, I am so sorry to hear of this loss.
I can see the photo that April was a beautiful loving member of your family.
 

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