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January 18th, 2005
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Lori
No miracle was forthcoming.

This afternoon I put Lori to sleep.

Once I was able to leave the clinic, I've managed to hold myself together pretty well.  I'll frequently have a thought that reminds me that she's gone, and a wave of grief, but not more than I can stand.  I seem to be fairly well convinced in my heart as well as my head that I did everything I could for her, and that it was the right thing for her to let her go.  So my emotional state is fragile, but I'm doing better than I expected.

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From:poltr1
Date:January 18th, 2005 06:05 am (UTC)
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*hugs*
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From:musicmutt
Date:January 18th, 2005 07:24 am (UTC)
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You did what was best. I am very sorry for your loss. Let's get together at Confusion and tip a jar in her honour, okay? A bit of a wake for Lori?
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From:msminlr
Date:January 18th, 2005 11:19 am (UTC)
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[[ hugs]]
sing some good-dog songs, too.
and go ahead and cry.
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From:billroper
Date:January 18th, 2005 01:05 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry. Remember that you did well by her and that she did well by you.
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From:braider
Date:January 18th, 2005 01:15 pm (UTC)
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*hug* Have a cuppa?
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From:singlemaltsilk
Date:January 18th, 2005 01:44 pm (UTC)
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*Hugs*, hon. You did right by Lori, and made the hard decision when it needed to be made. *Hugs*.

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From:bedlamhouse
Date:January 18th, 2005 01:46 pm (UTC)
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I've had to do this for many dogs, and the questions are always the same.

I always come back to the same answer: that the last act of love we can give to our pets is to hold them in our arms as they go to sleep, ending their pain.

She was clearly well loved, and that means she had a wonderful life.

Our thoughts are with you.
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From:chirosinger
Date:January 18th, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
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*Hugs* *Hugs* *Hugs*

I am so sorry for your loss. It is always a really hard decision to make. But you did the most loving thing you could have done. As someone who has also lost a long-term companion this week, I send you lots of love and hugs, hugs, hugs. I think sharing a bit of whiskey in Lori and Avalon's honor would be a good thing for us to do.
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From:filkerdave
Date:January 18th, 2005 02:28 pm (UTC)
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I'm so sorry to hear this.

*hug*
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From:barbarakitten_t
Date:January 18th, 2005 03:08 pm (UTC)
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i'm so sorry phil.

blessings and peace to you both....
From:mrlogic
Date:January 18th, 2005 03:26 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry for your loss, Phil. It's been sad to read about, and it must have been a difficult decision to make.
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From:catalana
Date:January 18th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
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I'm so sorry to hear this. *big hug* I'm glad to hear that you're managing; it's so hard to lose a loved one. If I can do anything for you, please drop me a line.
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From:pir_anha
Date:January 18th, 2005 05:28 pm (UTC)

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so sorry for your loss. :/ *hug*.
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From:persis
Date:January 18th, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC)
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Sorry. I had to put my almost 21 year-old cat to sleep. I still see glimpses of her, around corners, and she never even saw this house we are in now. *big hug*

Lori had a very good life, with someone who loved her lots.
From:starstraf
Date:January 18th, 2005 07:52 pm (UTC)
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sorry for your loss
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From:blur01
Date:January 18th, 2005 07:53 pm (UTC)
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Im sorry to hear this, Phil. It makes me sad.
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From:trektone
Date:January 18th, 2005 09:28 pm (UTC)
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You made the best decision based on what you knew, which is all you can do. Take care.
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From:beige_alert
Date:January 19th, 2005 02:22 am (UTC)
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Bummer. *hugs*
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From:andpuff
Date:January 19th, 2005 03:23 am (UTC)
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I'm so sorry Phil. I've been keeping the beloved informed about Lori's condition as you posted it and she sends her sympathy as well. ::hugs::
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From:bammba_m
Date:January 20th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
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i am so sorry.
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From:jerusha
Date:January 26th, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)
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I'm sorry. Eventually the grief will recede enough to let you remember without tears the good life you shared.
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