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Old 11-18-2010, 08:07 PM
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Dear Orchid Friends,

Yesterday morning, I took my beautiful Cayenne (9 years old, female, wire-haired fox terrier) to the veterinarian for euthanasia ("good death").

Cayenne was diagnosed more than 20 months ago with myasthenia gravis and megaesophagus. She had a very happy life.




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Old 11-18-2010, 08:18 PM
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Sorry to hear that. I am sure she had a happy life and peaceful death.
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:32 PM
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Oh, I am so sorry, for you and Cayenne. It is so very difficult to make that decision.
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:33 PM
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Very sorry for your loss. I'm glad to hear she had a long, happy life.
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Sounds like she was given a great life and a peaceful death. Sorry to hear she is not with you any more but she is not suffering.
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:49 PM
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I'm really sorry to hear about this. Our pets bring such happiness to our lives. It's good to hear she had such a long happy life!
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:55 PM
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Oh, Stitz, dogs truly are man's (and women's) best friend. They unconditionally love. I am so sorry for your loss but I bet you have 9 years of many wonderful memories with her to comfort you.

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Old 11-18-2010, 09:35 PM
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So sorry to hear this, will be keeping you in my thoughts.
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:58 AM
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Sorry to hear about your dear Cayenne. I will be thinking of you.
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Sorry to hear that, Stitz. We did the same with out 14-year old Border Collie last February.
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:21 AM
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My tears and happy furbaby memories are with you

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Old 11-19-2010, 05:38 PM
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I am sorry for your loss. I know how difficult a decision this must have been for you.
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I'm so sorry to hear of your loss; I know how hard it is to say goodbye to a beloved pet. Take care and much love.
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That is terribly sad. I am very sorry you had to lose your friend.



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Old 11-19-2010, 08:10 PM
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G'Day Stitz

Sorry to hear of your loss.

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Old 11-20-2010, 08:19 AM
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Sorry to read this Stitz, for most of us our animals are like family members. The desicion to put them down is a hard one.
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:47 AM
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Very sorry for your loss.... Jim.
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Its a hard decision to make, anyone here will agree to that. Yet I believe it is a far better option that allowing drawn out suffering.

I feel for you, and will think of you.
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Old 11-20-2010, 02:11 PM
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I am so sorry.....
It's not easy to find an empty house after they are gone. They tend to fill it up with love and affection, like nobody else.....
I am glad she was loved back...........
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To my Dear Orchid Friends,

Thank you for the comfort and sympathy messages that you sent to me. I really appreciate each one. I am very grateful for your thoughts. I am humbled.

I provided my companion with a "good death" (euthanasia). It provided relief for my pet companion.
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Today, I read an email which made my day. A woman in Illinois who read about Cayenne's final pain-relief medication through an internet support group, shared with me that she told her veterinarian about Cayenne's story. Her vet agreed to prescribe the same medication for her dog. The dog in Illinois showed immediate improvement!

Can a sad story have a happier ending?



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awww, i met her--she was a nice dog.

but that's great news about the dog in Ill.
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:28 PM
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Such sad news and a sad day for you. I know how hard it is to finally pick the day, when you know the time has come. We went through that earlier this summber with our old boy Cody.
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I'm so sorry for your loss, my pets are my kids and my dog is my world. I can only imagine how hard this was for you..... I to would choose to not let any suffer if it came to that, most hang on and wait for their own need rather than the pets. I'm glad you had 9 blessed years with your baby : )
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