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    I am so sorry. :(

    Such a painful choice, but the best one under the circumstances.
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    Thanks everyone. :)

    We had Darlene with us to give Xena some moral support and they were together in the same room with us at the end. Darlene was a little shy and kinda hid behind SLW. I had my girl in my arms at the end.
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    Dreadful news, so sorry to hear this. :(
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    Oh how very sad. I am so sorry guys.

    Darlene will probably need comforting now as well. She will miss her too.

    My thoughts are with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABC in Georgia View Post
    Oh how very sad. I am so sorry guys.

    Darlene will probably need comforting now as well. She will miss her too.

    My thoughts are with you.

    ~ Gerry
    Thanks, Gerry. Darlene seems pretty lost right now. She and Xena always played together and over the last month, Darlene had been comforting Xena. Right now she's laying on the twin daybed in our "computer room" near SR. We'll probably start looking for another dog shortly. There are so many dogs that need a home. Whatever we do, the decision is already made to get a rescue dog, but need to be sure that we get a non-aggressive dog. Darlene is a very sweet dog. I've hardly ever heard her growl.
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    Sorry to hear this.

    My parents also lost their 10 year old Greyhound (Cricket) to this disease last December. At first we thought she had injured her front leg somehow and her situation actually improved for a period of days. Then when she couldn't even make it up or down the two stairs of the porch to the back yard without help it became clear that it was more than just a minor injury.

    Once diagnosed by the vet, the poor thing didn't make it for two weeks...

    My father was with her when she took her last breath.
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    Thats really heart breaking news. We lost a cat to liver disease and a dog when he ran into the street and got run over by a Winnebago. Poor thing was still alive but his neck was obviously broke. I had to take my .38 (which I carry) and shoot him in the head to put him out of his misery. We have to make tough choices sometimes. Years later its still painful to think about. At least you guys decided to mercifully end the pain. Thats how I have to look at it. God bless.
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    I remember you talking about Xena from WAYYY back in the day. I am so sorry, SLW. So . . . Jimmy Stewart's "My Dog Beau"

    "Beau"

    by Jimmy Stewart

    He never came to me when I would call
    Unless I had a tennis ball,
    Or he felt like it,
    But mostly he didn't come at all.
    When he was young
    He never learned to heel
    Or sit or stay,
    He did things his way.

    Discipline was not his bag
    But when you were with him things sure didn't drag.
    He'd dig up a rosebush just to spite me,
    And when I'd grab him, he'd turn and bite me.

    He bit lots of folks from day to day,
    The delivery boy was his favorite prey.
    The gas man wouldn't read our meter,
    He said we owned a real man-eater.

    He set the house on fire
    But the story's long to tell.
    Suffice it to say that he survived
    And the house survived as well.

    On the evening walks, and Gloria took him,
    He was always first out the door.
    The Old One and I brought up the rear
    Because our bones were sore.

    He would charge up the street with Mom hanging on,
    What a beautiful pair they were!
    And if it was still light and the tourists were out,
    They created a bit of a stir.

    But every once in a while, he would stop in his tracks
    And with a frown on his face look around.
    It was just to make sure that the Old One was there
    And would follow him where he was bound.

    We are early-to-bedders at our house--
    I guess I'm the first to retire.
    And as I'd leave the room he'd look at me
    And get up from his place by the fire.

    He knew where the tennis balls were upstairs,
    And I'd give him one for a while.
    He would push it under the bed with his nose
    And I'd fish it out with a smile.

    And before very long
    He'd tire of the ball
    And be asleep in his corner
    In no time at all.

    And there were nights when I'd feel him
    Climb upon our bed
    And lie between us,
    And I'd pat his head.

    And there were nights when I'd feel this stare
    And I'd wake up and he'd be sitting there
    And I reach out my hand and stroke his hair.
    And sometimes I'd feel him sigh
    and I think I know the reason why.

    He would wake up at night
    And he would have this fear
    Of the dark, of life, of lots of things,
    And he'd be glad to have me near.

    And now he's dead.
    And there are nights when I think I feel him
    Climb upon our bed and lie between us,
    And I pat his head.

    And there are nights when I think
    I feel that stare
    And I reach out my hand to stroke his hair,
    But he's not there.

    Oh, how I wish that wasn't so,
    I'll always love a dog named Beau.


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    "The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." Rudyard Kipling - (1865-1936)

    Context doesn't matter to this liberal it seems/ as long as it satisfies his godless dreams/ like monkeys throwing sh!t as castles in air/ as long as he throws/that is the extent of his care.
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    That was very nice QC.:)
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