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Goodbye old friend

I am sitting here knowing that we need to take our old lab, Barrett, to the vet shortly as his time has come, but the pit in my stomach is growing. I KNOW I have to do it, but we are so sad and are just going through the motions of existing today. I just gave him a big ham bone and a sponge bath, and Jackson has kept me entertained and distracted. I appreciate everyone's doggie prayers as we go through this in a couple of hours. I guess it's just never easy

Barrett been a wonderful friend for over 14 years, and was born in our backyard to our chocolate lab, Molly, and never left except for a small vacation of nine days when he jumped two fences during a thunder storm and took off for what he thought were greener pastures! He was 11 1/2 when he pulled that stunt, and other than thunder terror, was the best dog one could ask for. He will be terribly missed . . .
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post #2 of 64 (permalink) Old 01-07-2010, 03:37 PM
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I'm so sorry for you Kathy. You and your family will be in my prayers.

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I feel so sorry for you. No, it's never easy, and after we had to make the final decision for our 14-year-old whippet, I thought I would never stop crying whenever I thought of him. It took a year for us to feel ready to bring some new puppies into our lives, and while you never stop remembering and loving the ones that have gone before, the new ones certainly help to fill the void in your heart!

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Oh my heart breaks for you. It is never easy going through this time in our pets life. It hits me really hard because I have a 14 year old yellow lab that we just dont know how much longer we have with her. She does play with the pups still but not as much. She was my husbands dog but she has definatly made her way into my heart like I have had her since she was a pup. Rest and know that you are doing the compassionate thing for him. Big hugs for you and your family!

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The time we are allowed to share with them is never enough. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Kathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you. It is never easy to let them go.


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Kathy, I know this is heartbreaking. Please know that my thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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Kathy and family

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Kathy, my heart and prayers go out to you.

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I am so sorry for you and your family. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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