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Making arrangements - Tactical Ninja

Mar. 23rd, 2011

09:05 am - Making arrangements

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Last night at the vets went as expected. Everything else has been crossed off the list, leaving only one thing. There's no air going in or out of her left nostril now. She's still good in herself but breathing is an effort and it'll only get harder.

So we had the hard talk. First sat there enjoying her pats and showing no fear of these people who have shoved things up her nose, stuck needles in her and made her feel unwell, while we talked over her back about what happens next.

This morning I called Deirdre and arranged to go out there on Sunday and bury First on the farm she was born on. The vet will be coming to our house on Saturday. Any of First's friends who would like to see her one more time, please feel free to come visit before then. For the first time ever, you're allowed to feed her tidbits.

And before you offer, burying my dog is something I have to do alone.

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From:tyellas
Date:March 22nd, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC)
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Oh, poor First. Condolences for you and your family and admiration of your courage.
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From:crsg
Date:March 22nd, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
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I'm so sorry. :( I've lost several pets over the years, a couple who had to be put down, although I don't think I've ever had a pet that I've been with for as long as you have. It must be very difficult.
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From:oddlet
Date:March 22nd, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
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I'm very sorry for this difficult time, but glad you had some wonderful years together.
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From:perseph12
Date:March 22nd, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
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I'm so sorry. I'm glad she won't be in pain, and I think it's wonderful that you are finding ways to honor her life and memory.
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From:thesecondcircle
Date:March 22nd, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
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Big hugs. Give First a chocolate and a hug from me. And take a couple of hugs for yourself too.
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:March 22nd, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
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First has always sounded like an amazing dog.
It really sucks that you're losing her(but I'm glad that you're in the position to spare her some suffering and give her a few more happy moments...and tidbits).
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From:caycos
Date:March 22nd, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
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So much admiration for how you're working through your choices here - seems like something you've considered very carefully.

Hope your next few days together are happy :)
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From:dreadbeard
Date:March 23rd, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
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Argh. Um. *hugs*
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From:victoria7
Date:March 23rd, 2011 12:35 am (UTC)
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So sad. I'm sorry. I burst into tears upon reading this post. It's so sad to lose such a faithful companion.
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From:pythia
Date:March 23rd, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
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*hugs* for you and First.
xx
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From:goaskalice71
Date:March 23rd, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
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Good luck, T. I can't offer much more than my sincerest of condolences. I'm trying to prepare to do this for my cat and it's not easy. You're doing the best thing for valuing quality of life over quantity of life. Once quality of life is diminished, you don't have much good to work with.

Good luck. Hugs to First. Hugs to you.
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From:dancingactress
Date:March 23rd, 2011 03:12 am (UTC)
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i'm sorry...
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From:piedwick
Date:March 23rd, 2011 03:17 am (UTC)
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From:tatjna
Date:March 23rd, 2011 03:29 am (UTC)
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I'm just gonna leave this here so that everyone can see exactly how much of a fuckwit you really are.
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From:vernacularity
Date:March 23rd, 2011 04:58 am (UTC)
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whoa! that's one seriously retarded user of the internets right there!
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From:thirstygirl
Date:March 23rd, 2011 04:19 am (UTC)
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First is a really Good Dog. I am sorry that it has come to this but proud and impressed that you are making such a tough decision.
*hugs*
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From:syn_abounds
Date:March 23rd, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)
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Aww, that really sucks. :(

My condolences.
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From:fallaras
Date:March 23rd, 2011 05:27 am (UTC)

*Sad* *hugs* *luvs*

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Thinking of you, of puppy, of family...
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From:vernacularity
Date:March 23rd, 2011 05:42 am (UTC)
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you know how a bad dog shows up a bad owner right? First shows how good you are, and you're doing all this with total respect for her. Sorry and all that... but hey we've already spoken.
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From:poor_toms_acold
Date:March 23rd, 2011 07:53 am (UTC)
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*Hugs*
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From:dragonvyxn
Date:March 23rd, 2011 03:42 pm (UTC)
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*hugs* sounds like you are making the right decision. you will both be in my thoughts.
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From:helianthas
Date:March 24th, 2011 05:48 am (UTC)
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Big hugs. xoxo
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From:plantgirl
Date:March 24th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
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I'm so sorry.
*hugs*
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From:wildilocks
Date:March 28th, 2011 05:31 am (UTC)
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I'd only met First a couple of times, but she seemed like a lovely dog. I'm so sorry.
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