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01/20/2011

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I'm so sorry. I know your dog is very loved.

I know something that I think had this problem with her Lab. If you'd like me to connect you with her I can do that.

Best wishes.

Oh Sarah.... this agonizing decision is the hardest part of being a pet owner. I've been there and I sympathize. For now, just love on her as much as you can... and let her love on you.

Oh I really feel for your Sarah. Poor Chloe. It does sound bad and although I would usually say "go for it" with surgery on beloved animals, this doesn't sound like the right answer for Chloe.

Is she ok when she is non-exertional? With laryngeal paralysis there is a high risk of aspiration pneumonia even without the surgery, it's pretty much lose-lose. I hope you have some good support with your decisions, pet euthanasia is one of the toughest things to go through.

Thinking of Chloe xx

I'm so very sorry Sarah.
I know -- just through what you've written here -- that you've given her the most wonderful life a dog could have. And that this very tough decision is the most loving one.
My thoughts are with you - Julie

I'm so very sorry...2 of my family pets died in the past 4 months so I know what you are going through.

I'll be thinking of Chloe, and of you.

I'm so sorry, Sarah.

My heart is breaking for you - I had to put my beloved cat to sleep two years ago, at the age of 15. It was the hardest thing I've ever had to do.

The only comforts were knowing that it really was the right thing to do, and it sounds like you're at that place with Chloe, and knowing that my pet had had a wonderful life with me, as I know Chloe has had with you. I hope you have someone go with you, it does help to have someone with you.

Sending you and Chloe lots of love.

Oh! Hugs, hugs, hugs to you! I'm crying just reading your post. I put my beloved kitty down last year, I know how you feel. I'll be thinking of you and Chloe.

I'm so sorry, Sarah ... I am so sad for you. Sending you love and courage...

I'm so sorry to hear your very bad news. It sounds like you're making the right, very difficult decision.

OMG. I am so very sorry. I had to put my cat to sleep after her only kidney failed a few years back and I was so very devastated. But it would have been more devastating to watch her suffer. I am so sorry, and what a hard decision.

Does the vet think she would be OK with surgery - or does he/she think it would be too tough for Chloe?

SUCKS! Really SUCKS. I'm so sorry. (HUGGS)

OH NO! Poor puppy! I'm sorry that you're going through this, and also so sorry for Chloe having to go through this.

I don't think anyone expects you to have something deep & moving to say. You're sidled with having to make one of the toughest decisions a person can make. There's nothing to say. It sucks, and it's sad.

Sending courage and sympathy...

I'm so sorry, Sarah.

sarah, Chloe is ready for puppy-dog heaven. y'all cannot go through a week-end with this hanging. she needs you to help her. call your vet, honey and do this while you have family around you. you have done all you can do and you know you don't want her to go through the surgery. you have loved her up and she has loved you back and this is agony but please allow her to make this journey with dignity and on her own terms. if you have not gone through this before please know it is absolutely peaceful. i promise. i chose to stay with ziggy-it is very quick and i took a snip of fur that i keep with her tags in a special porcelain box.
i am amazed at your strength and endurance with all that's been thrown at you and yours and you will endure this as well. it is time. i've read all the encouraging posts and you and Chloe will be in the hearts and thoughts of many all through this long night. i hope this comforts you a bit.
i am so sorry.

oh, sarah! i'm so sorry this is happening. it's a really tough decision, but sounds like it needs to be made. i'm with jerie, i think she's ready to hang out with other cool dogs on the big meadow. hugs from across the pond.

Sarah, what a sadness. I've been where you are more than once. It's a devastating decision, but you have the chance now to make her last day peaceful, calm, loving, and intentional instead of ... well, not that. In a way, that's a gift for both of you.

Thinking of you and your furry family.

Oh, I am so very sorry.

S-

SO sorry. Thinking of you, and snuggling very hard with my 15 year old kitty tonight.

XO,

Sarah, I am SO sorry. It is a heartbreaking choice which only you will know when you ready to make. Some people say the pet will let you know when he or she is ready, but I didn't have that happen. You and Chloe will be in my thoughts.

I'm so sorry...

Sarah, I am so so sorry. Praying for you to have some peace with your decision and comfort for your sadness.

*Hugs*

I am so sorry :( It's so hard...

Joining the chorus, I'm so sorry for both you and Chloe. Such a hard decision and even if you know it's right, it's impossible to feel good about. :(

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. It is a tough decision but one that you'll be happy to have gone through if that's what you decide. I too had to go through the same thing but it was the best decision in the end. Best of luck!

This is such a selfless decision- I'm just so sorry you have to make it. Big hugs to Chloe - she's such a beautiful girl...and a lucky one to be so loved.
Strength to you-

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