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4/27/12 5:11 P

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It's a heart wrenching decision to have to make but I've done it also so I know how you feel. I had to have my 8 year old cat put down due to advanced diabetes. I then drove the deceased 140 miles to be buried on my family's farm. Hugs and condolences to you.

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4/26/12 3:30 P

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So sorry about your pet! Our dog has been diagnosed with cushings and been on medication for 2 months.we know her lifespan is shortened so we give her a best day of her life every day.
someday we know we will have to make the dreaded decision but in the meantime we give her the best we have.

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4/17/12 3:49 A

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2/25/12 7:16 P

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Thank you for the book info, CousinCarol. I will have to check it out.


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2/25/12 12:39 P

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My heart goes out to all of you that have lost their best friend. I am reading a book by Lee Carey called Pets in Paradise.

I am sure that you would get a lot of comfort from it. So far I have laughed and cried but it has given my heart much comfort. I just had to help my neighbor with her 18 yr old cat and her heart is broken. But she knows she did the right thing because her baby was suffering.

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1/25/12 5:26 P

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Thank you everyone for the kind words.

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1/19/12 8:55 P

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It's always painful to lose someone you love. I'm sorry to hear you had to make that decision but that shows how much you loved him. You obviously wanted to do what you felt was best for him and to show him one more bit of kindness.

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1/19/12 6:16 A

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I'm so sorry to hear about Osiris. Its so difficult to euthanize and animal and its even more painful to watch them suffer and die naturally when you know things won't revert. My sympathies.



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1/19/12 4:42 A

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I am sorry for your loss.
We just had to put down our beloved Great Dane, Isis, last Saturday. It's hard to accept she is no longer here with us.
It's like losing a member of your family. My condolences.


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1/18/12 5:51 P

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I am so sorry about your loss. I have lost several over the last few years but it seems there is always another that needs to be loved. I am glad to hear you have others to help with the grieving process. Best wishes. Janice

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1/18/12 2:53 P

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I'm sorry about Osiris, it is so hard to lose a dear pet.

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1/18/12 2:09 P

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Sorry about Osiris.
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1/18/12 11:58 A

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Sorry to hear about Osiris's passing on. I have a cat that has the same weight issue and steals from my other two cats. It's not easy to get a cat to work out when they don't want to. People tend to frown on people like us with cats with these personalities. It's not like we got them that heavy on purpose.



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1/18/12 11:10 A

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This is not a happy post but I have to share.
On Dec 31, I had to put down my cat Osiris. He had become very, very sick with diabeties and was failing rapidly. He'd stopped eating altogether. I miss him a great deal and its hard. I had him for 10 years. I got him via a coworker when he was already an adult, and never really knew how old he was. Somewhere over 13. Not old enough.
Osiris was always fat. I kept portion control under control, but he snuck food from the other two. Plus he was the laziest cat I've ever known. Never moved faster than a quick waddle. He needed help to jump on to the bed. But he was so sweet, mild-mannered, and cuddly, and whenever the other cats bugged him he would come to me for 'protection'. He had very thick, lovely fur, and loved to be brushed almost as much as he loved to eat.
I have two other cats, who are both 13. I know because I got them as kittens. They're both large cats, but they're not fat. They get portion control too. They run a lot, chasing each other around. Tanis still acts like a kitten sometimes, while Icarus is the 'grumpy old man'. They can be snuggly too - Icarus especially loves to lie on my arms while I'm on the computer! - but not as much as Osiris.
Its funny, I think I've gotten motivation to manage my own weight & activity level because of what happened with Osiris. Is that strange?
Any way, thanks for reading.


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