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    nisems is offline Junior Member
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    DefaultSaying goodbye to my girl tomorrow

    The time has come to say goodbye to my best friend Dakota. She has suffered from many ailments over the years, and has now been taken over by cancer. Although her 12 years have been up and down with various health things, she has always remained my sunny happy girl.

    I spent the weekend cuddling with her, telling her how much I that I love her. I've never gone through this before, but I want to make her last day as special as I can. Is it ok to feed her people food tomorrow? I would even love to gently throw the stick a few times as it has always been one of her favorite things. I guess I just need to pay attention to her cues. I don't want to cause her more pain, but I do want her to feel some joy on her last day....or maybe it is me that wants to feel the joy?

    I'm not sure I can handle this. any advice or prayers are welcome..... :'(
    thanks

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    DefaultRe: Saying goodbye to my girl tomorrow

    Im so sorry for what your going through i would feed her whatever she fancies....enjoy tonight thinking of you both xxxx

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    DefaultRe: Saying goodbye to my girl tomorrow

    You certainly have my empathy and prayers. They are never with us long enough.

    Take consolation in knowing that you are giving her the ultimate gift of passing with dignity and ease. It will be the hardest thing you do, making that final decision and then holding her till past her last breath, so that being aware of your loving touch is the last conscious thought she knows.

    And the next day, and the day after that please do not second guess your decision; your have done your best by her and she knew that.



    If It Should Be


    If it should be that I grow frail and weak
    An pain should keep me from my sleep
    Then you must do what must be done
    For this, the last battle, cannot be won.

    You will be sad, I understand
    Don't let your grief then stay your hand.
    For this day, more than the rest
    Your love and friendship stand the test.

    We've had so many happy years
    What is to come can hold no fears
    Would not want me to suffer so
    When the time comes please let me go.

    Take me where my needs they'll tend
    Only, stay with me to the end
    And hold me firm and speak to me
    Until my eyes no longer see.

    I know in time you will see
    It is a kindness you do to me
    Although my tail its last has waved
    From pain and suffering I have been saved.

    Don't grieve it should be you
    Who has to decide this thing to do
    We've been so close we two these years
    Don't let your heart hold any tears.

    So I am glad, not that she's gone
    But that this earth she roamed and lived upon
    Was my earth, too, that I had closely known
    And loved her and that my love I'd shown.

    Tears over her departure?
    Nay - a smile
    That I had walked with her a little while.

    Author - unknown



    Godspeed Dakota, Godspeed... :'(

    "If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." author Will Rogers

    Auggie 12/29/95 ~ 01/15/09

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    DefaultRe: Saying goodbye to my girl tomorrow

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. God speed Dakota!
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    God speed Dakota!
    I'm SOOOO sorry :'(

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    DefaultRe: Saying goodbye to my girl tomorrow

    Greetings,

    I have have lost three labs in recent years all due to age and it is the longest drive home from the vet's office there ever could be. Choose a vet that you feel comfortable with and one that mirrors your wishes and it will be a little easier to see them pass.

    Know that it is the kindest act you can do when you can do no more for them here on earth; it really is kind to let them go and not be selfish.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers with this most difficult time. Rest easy that they are in a better place and our earthly suffering will lesson over time.

    Bless all Lab owners who have been here..

    Lt. Dan

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    I am so very sorry :'(
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