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Today, I helped my sweet Sadie on her journey to The Bridge. As posted in the Health & Genetics Forum, Sadie was recently diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma, an aggressive cancer that originated in her spleen. The treatment was surgery and/or chemo, which both her regular vet & a specialist agreed would only give her a few more months. Because of her age (11yrs) & some other health issues, I decided not to treat it & just enjoy the time we had left. Sadly, that time was short. She deteriorated slowly over the last 2 1/2 weeks & Wednesday overnight and yesterday morning she was visibly weaker and showing signs of discomfort she had not shown before. I called her vet, who agreed it was time. He came to the house earlier today and Sadie died peacefully in my arms. In life, she was best buddies with my brother's 2 Dobermans, who both preceded her to The Bridge. In my mind's eye, I kept seeing them waiting for her. A few days ago, I made this picture which has helped me in letting her go. Despite the overwhelming sadness, I feel peace too. It was hard not seeing the happy dog I was used to.


Of course my funny boy Spencer had to add some comic relief to a very sad time. He is a VERY nervous boy whenever he goes to the vet. When the vet arrived at the house, Spencer went to the door. The vet stooped down to greet Spencer & Spencer peed ALL OVER the floor! He has never done that before. A vet tech had come along & she said, "Oh, he piddled." I said, "That's not piddle, that's a flood." Later, we laughed & my brother said, "The vet literally scared the p*## right out of Spencer!" So memories of this sad day will always bring some laughter too. Thanks Spence!

Sadie,
Your pain is now gone, though mine's just begun,
But I'll take comfort in knowing you can again run and have fun.
So go in peace my sweet girl, your job here is through.
You've given me a lifetime of love and allowed me to love you.

RIP, Sadie 2/8/95 - 6/9/06


Edited to add: Thanks everyone, for allowing me to post this. It helps to remember her and know others care.
 

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Thank you everyone for all your kind words. Knowing others care does help.

Wendy, you don't know what that purple balloon means to me. I sent you a PM.

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