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Old 12-24-2007, 11:24 AM   #71
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:06 PM   #72
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Sad Sad News

Well,

Chief's fight ended today. The cancer was taking over his body. The signs were getting worse. My wife and I both know we did everything we could, maybe too much. But in the end, it was worth all our efforts. We really loved that dog.


We are incredibly sad. All I can advise you to do is love your animals. The benefits are unlimited love.




"Grief is the most non judgmental thing in life. Doesnít care who you are, completely blind like justice is supposed to be. Hangs over you like a dark green wet wool blanket, its heavy, smells funny but not bad, just weird like a grandma from the old country. Chief tires and tries and tires, he really does but the tail wag is gone, ADLís, the activities of daily living we all know and love are leaving. Simple things he did in the womb are gone but yet he still tries. I wish he would complain, I wish he would be resentful but he trudges on, smiles 5% of the time he used to but 5% is more than 0%. Check out the cat"

"why are you eating my breakfast. I know my serum albumin is dropping and my belly is swelling so Iím not hungry. I gonna get that cat someday"

"Iím a Border Collie, one of the smartest breeds in the world, I was in the Lakers Spurs half time show on the Jumbotron, won third place in obedience school by watching what the other dogs did, never took a lesson and got the bronze but for the life of me, I have no idea what is going on but it canít be good, maybe not bad, it just is. Time is growing short and my owners are covered in a wet wool blanket trying not to drown in sorrow. Smart people they are, experts some would say in human suffering, others suffering. Their own? Novices and rank amateurs, lost and wandering and afraid to call. In the meantime, they keep him comfortable on the outside chance the new antibiotic might work, might buy some good time but the Nose-less one came last night and told them: acceptance. You donít have to like, you donít have to hate it. It just is."
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:14 PM   #73
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Jnerges,

We are so sorry to hear about your Chief.

The love he had while he lived, and the love and caring you showed by stopping the suffering, is testament to the kind of people he lucked out to have as buddies. His memory will hurt for a while, then become the strength that allows you to get on with things.

Losing a pet is almost worse than losing a family member. Nothing shows it's unmitigated and unbiased love for us like our pets.

Our thoughts are with you today.

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Old 01-15-2008, 06:32 PM   #74
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That'll do, Chief.

Jnerges, we've all been there and know how difficult it is.
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Old 01-15-2008, 06:56 PM   #75
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jnerges,
You really know how to bring the tears to my eyes. I got home from work an hour ago and 2 or our 3 cats met me in the driveway. It is rather cold and they needed my attention. The one I partially ran over a year ago is curled up on the floor next to my feet. It cracked his pelvic bone and slightly shifted it and he was down for about a month but has fully recovered. I still feel guilty for being in such a hurry after starting the truck. You know, he is very forgiving and is really my favorite cat but don't tell the others. I guess I have a soft spot for all three and have also grown attached to a 5 yr. old female Boxer given to my son when the owner went into a nursing home.

I know what you are going through since I have lost 4 cats and 2 dogs in the past. You never forget them because they are part of us. My heart goes out to you and your family.
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This forum is a big, wide, pet-loving bunch whose arms and caring support are all around you tonight. I hope you feel it and trust us when we say that we hurt with you because we've hurt the same way before or we are hurting that way with our own pets today also, and when we say that, although it seems unbelievable now, time heals and Chief will lead another friend your way when you are ready. ~G
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jnerges...so, so sorry to hear you've lost Chief...it's such a hard time... take comfort in his fight well fought...his life well lived...and his spirit well loved...

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Sorry to hear that. You do what you can do, and the rest just happens. We have so much control over things in our lives, but that's one thing we have no say in. Hang in there, I know I'm feeling for you.
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I'm sorry for your loss. They're with us for such a short time but their impact upon us is immeasurable.
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My heart goes out to you. I've lost a faithful companion and best friend and after two-and-a-half years, it still hurts. But I know I did all I could and in the end I released him from his sufferings and my selfish desire to not let go.

Don't rush in to get a replacement. Another dog won't replace Chief and all it will do is remind you of how much you miss your Chief...trust me, I know. Allow the wounds of loosing him to heal or the healing process will take even longer.
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I'm so sorry about Chief. What a beautiful, loving companion he was. Losing a pet brings such pain. I hope you can find a small bit of comfort in knowing that you did everything you could.
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Farewell to Chief

Their lives are too short - we know that from the start - but we jump in any way and adopt them. Maybe we will share a path for 12 years, maybe 2, we never know how long the journey will be. We promise to protect them, care for them and give them the best of ourselves. They give us sloppy kisses, muddy floors and chew up our best shoes. We learn. We pick up our clothes and vow to become smarter than the dog. Next time. The joy they bring cannot be explained, just experienced.

You gave Chief the best shot possible at beating the beast. My heart goes out to your family.

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John, you have our condolences. You did your best and probably your greatest act of compassion was letting Chief go. I had to make that decision with Bandit last summer and like in your situation the events leading to the decision are not a sudden thing. Making that decision is so much harder since you always have that hope that tomorrow they will turn the corner.

Know that there are a lot of us sitting out here with glassy eyes sharing your sorrow.

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God Bless Our Faithful Friends

We all feel your pain..

They give so much and ask so little.

You just can't hug 'em or love 'em enough...

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