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Oh Sarah. I'm nearly in hysterics crying reading your post. I am so sorry for your loss and heartbreak.

Sarah, I'm so sorry for your loss. We had to put down Jack when he was 9 (we got him when he was 5 months) because he was suffering from lymphoma and after 2 months of chemo, we couldn't watch him suffer anymore. It was one of the most devastating things to happen to me. I can't imagine how hard it must have been to be away when it happened *hugs*.

OH Sarah I am so sorry for your loss! I'm glad you're home now because Moose won't understand being alone. Take care of yourself.

Many hugs and prayers.

I am so sorry about Daisy. My dog died unexpectedly (she was also older and declining) when I was away from her and I am still sad that I wasn't with her when she died.

It is so hard to loose a pet, I am grateful for all the years I had with my sweet girl and now think of her so fondly and with happiness for the time we spent together . . . but it took a long time to get there.

I'm so sorry to hear about Daisy. After losing several of my dear dogs over the years, I know it's just horrible, no matter how it happens. You are in my thoughts.

I'm so sorry for your loss. Losing a dog is heart-wrenching, like losing a piece of your soul. I will keep you & Moose in my thoughts.

This post made me cry. I am so sorry for your loss.

I'm so sorry to hear about Daisy.
I know how incredibly hard it is to lose a beloved pet. Good dogs really should live forever.

I'm so, so sorry, Sarah. Sending thoughts of love & peace in a difficult time.

I am so very sorry Sarah. Daisy sounds like a beautiful soul. I send you kind thoughts.

I am so sorry, Sarah. We are also sending loving thoughts.

Sarah, I'm so very sorry. Our fur babies don't live anywhere near long enough, and your sweet Daisy sounds like she needed another 50 years or so with you. I'm thinking of you tonight.

So sorry to hear about Daisy. When I was in grad school my first cat died suddenly when I was out of town visiting family. He was only six and had been fine at the vet the week before when he had his yearly exam. I've felt horrible that I wasn't there with him when he died.

There's no way you could have known what would happen with Daisy. You made the best decision at the time with the information that you had. And while it hurts that you weren't there, you know that you gave her a great life.

Thinking of you.

I am so, so, so very sorry. You and Daisy are in my thoughts.

oh, sarah, i'm so sorry.

Sarah, I'm so sorry to hear about Daisy. She was a beautiful dog inside and out. She will be missed. But baby girl will know her and Daisy will be watching out for her. Love you. Hugs.

I'm so sorry, Sarah. Heartbreaking for you, and to read your pain. Hugs to you!

I am so sorry for your loss, Sarah, and that you weren't able to be there, but I know Daisy knew that you loved her.

My 17-year-old cat suddenly started to decline a few weeks ago and when I took her to the vet he said she was in the final stages of heart and kidney failure and not to go away. A week later she'd stopped eating and drinking (couldn't even get her to take anything by eye dropper) and I had to take her in for the final time.

I still look for her around the house and think I hear her running toward me. It takes a long time for that to stop, but you gave Daisy a home and love for many years and now she has no pain. You can tell your daughter stories about Daisy and she will know how much you cared about her.

Sending you good thoughts and energy during this difficult time.

I am so sorry for your loss.

I am so sorry for your loss. It was so evident in this blog how much you loved Daisy. I think she knew that. No, I know she did. She was lucky to be loved so much and so well. Take care of yourself.

Love and light.

Sarah, I have been following your blog for so long, and I have gotten to know how precious Daisy was through your writing. I am so so sorry to hear this news. My heart goes out to you and Moose.


I am so sorry. FWIW, I am also an SMC, and my dear 11-year-old Jake, who I had for over 8 years, was killed by a car when I was 7 months pregnant. It was unusual in that he never strayed more than a few feet from me when off a leash, yet he ran more than 1/4 mile away before getting hit. It wasn't until 2 weeks later, when I delivered my little girl six weeks early, that I realized that his passing was, in some way, to allow me to give my full attention to this new person in my life. With Jake's health problems, I would have struggled to give him the attention he deserved while taking care of a newborn. When Little Girl arrives, I hope the hole in your heart is a little smaller, although a piece of your heart will always belong to Daisy.

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