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It's a sad day today
Posted By: daacon, 04-16-2012, 10:35 AM

April 16th , 2012 one of dearest family members was taken from us. He had been suffering for a while and it's the hardest decision I have ever had to make, but I know in my heart it was the right one. Jack has provided us with almost 17 years of memories and love. He is in a better place now and we will all miss him dearly.

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04-16-2012, 10:44 AM   #2
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Sorry for your loss... I know the feeling.. in just the past 2 years, we have lost 3 of our loved ones to diabetes and cancer.
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Sorry to hear that Dave. I've gone through this more times than I care to (4 cats and 1 dog in the last 20 years). It never gets easy and I'm always gutted. The one thing I always find is when you finally do it it's because you just know it's time. My sympathies for you and your family
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Beautiful dog, and he looks in the pics like he had a very happy life. That's the most important thing. Sorry for your loss.

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I also am sorry for your loss.

Animals are family (regardless of what some unthinking people would have you believe) and it is one of the most courageous things a person can do is to make that decision to free them from pain and indignity.

One of our 2 cats had to leave us 4 years ago and the remaining one is about 16-17 and showing his age & I just know his time with us is coming to an end soon. I dread it but know what I'll have to have done. The only bright spot is that he doesn't know.

Thanks for sharing the photos of Jack with us.
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As someone who lost a cherished canine companion last year, my heart goes out to you. You did make the right decision for Jack; he's no longer in pain and suffering right now. What a handsome dog! Such beautiful pictures of him. You will always have your memories and, of course, these wonderful pictures to admire and remember him by.
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So sorry to hear of your loss. That's one tough decision to have to make, but the right one. He's free of the pain now & you will always have the photos & happy memories!
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Dogs are so precious. Here's to Jack's memory. I love the happy dog photos you shared. That's the way to remember him. He looks like a very sweet and faithful companion. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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I can't say anything that hasn't already been said. Thanks for sharing.
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Sorry for your loss Dave. I too have lost pets, and feel your pain. Please take the time to read the below poem in the link:

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So sorry Dave......been there myself a few times, and it is a heart breaker. Still, all of those good times will never be forgotten, they become as much a part of us as our own flesh. My sincere condolences.
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Tough day, so sorry for your loss. It is never easy, to have to make those kinds of decisions. Jack looks like he had a fantastic life!
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Ditto on all the condolences. Had to do the same thing last year and I cried like a baby. Didn't matter that it was the fourth dog I've had to part with. They are all so precious.
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What a sweetheart Dave, he looks so very happy and well loved in the images. So sorry.
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Dave, very sad day. I love that old dog and nothing can replace a family member. Wish I was there to give you and Karen and big hug. Your friend JIM... Damn!!!

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