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Old 06-23-2014, 10:05 AM   #15
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Losing a fur folk is so very personal. No one can feel just what you do even if they have lost one of their own.

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Old 06-23-2014, 10:22 AM   #16
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I have tears in my eyes. Thank you for a loving story.

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Old 06-23-2014, 07:16 PM   #17
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You know, when you adopt a fur friend, that one day you're going to have to face this parting of the ways. Our fur friends depend on us to know "when it's time". It's just part of the respect you owe them for being your unquestioning friend their entire life.

Some people are so devastated by this experience they vow never to repeat it.

I take the opposite approach. I will start searching the rescue centers the day I have to put a friend down. There are so many suffering through that experience, wondering what they've done wrong, for hours, days, and weeks on end. The sooner I can rescue my new best friend, the better off we'll both be....
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:44 PM   #18
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What a beautiful tribute to a much loved furry family member.

I'm so sorry for your loss and hope that you'll soon remember Perch with smiles rather than tears.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:21 PM   #19
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Thanks for all the wonderful and kind words.

Your responses make my loss a little easier to deal with, and I sincerely appreciate them.

Here is a very recent pic of Perch, taken the day before we took him to the vet for the last time.

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Old 06-24-2014, 12:11 AM   #20
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I think you can see that many people do understand very well how much your life has been changed and touched by the bond of friendship. One poster touched on something that has been running around in my mind for awhile. I have been graced by cats for most of my 50 years, there have been other pets as well but for some reason, cats and I have had special relationships. As I get older, I have begun to wonder too about whether I can bear another friend leaving me. It has been very hard the last few times and I often think that after this time, I will not adopt any more pets (they always seem to find me). All I can say is that if life maintains it's present course, I will have no choice in the matter. All I have to do is see an animal in need and all other considerations go out the window. I can't resist and the truth is I think I need them more than they need me. I think that is why it is so hard to let them go when they are ready. I don't know about the afterlife and each person to their own on the subject but if I had just one option and had to chose what it would be, it would be for me to rejoin all my pet friends in a place where we could all be happy and together.

Your pain will fade but your love for Perch will be yours forever as will his love for you.
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:43 AM   #21
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I too feel your pain. I took Moms dog after Mom passed and Duchess lived for another 10 years @ 18 one day she just stop running around the back yard and with in 2 days I had to take her to the vet. I couldn't stay and watch her go but I looked back as I closed the door and she was looking at me with those eyes I'll never forget, Mine are full of water. that was almost 10 years ago. I had her cremated and she is still with us.
Some people just don't get it. So sad.
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I am so sorry for your loss. And having had many animals, cats, dogs and horses during my life, I have had to make this most difficult decision more than once. I even worked as a Vet Technician for several years when in college. It never gets easier, but is the kindest thing you can do when their quality of life has been lost. If only we were as kind to our human friends and family.

My heart goes out to you and your wife during this time.

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