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Our dear, precious Auggie, who has been such a large part of our life for so long, passed peacefully with the kind help of her veterinarian, Dr.Dale, at home the evening of 1/15/09.

Auggie had been living with hepocellular carcinoma, Cushing's, the loss of one eye due to glaucoma, and lately an inoperable, invasive, aggressive mast cell tumor. In the end the mast cell tumor had compromised her heart and lungs; lasix gave her a measure of relief for awhile....

Rest In Peace Auggie, and Godspeed.

Oh, how we miss you....




If It Should Be

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And 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
You 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 Julia Napier, copyright 1999
 

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I just had to bring Her with me to this forum should the move be permanent...
*I still cry at least once a day, sometimes more often. It seems the older a person becomes, the harder these types of losses seem to be.*
 

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Auggie was beautiful. I'm very sorry for your loss. It's been over a year since we lost Ike and I still cry at the most unexpected times.
 

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Awwww sweet Auggie.... :(

Yesterday 05:42 PM
I just had to bring Her with me to this forum should the move be permanent...
*I still cry at least once a day, sometimes more often. It seems the older a person becomes, the harder these types of losses seem to be.*
Of course, that was the only right thing to do. My heart aches when I think about how much you must miss her.
 

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Today is the first time I've had the nerve to come here..I am in tears for what you wrote touched me in a way that only those that have lost a soul mate would understand. Thank you
 
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