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I have to take Zoey to the vets next week. I am dreading it. Its 3months since we took Sam for his last trip to the vets and I dont know how I am going to deal with it. I will not go into the same room it would be just too hard. If Zoey didnt need to go I would stay home. I miss Sammy so much it hurts like it was just yesterday. He touched my soul, he made me laugh, he made me cry.


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Zig, I think the owners of furbabies are more full of anxiety and dread than the furbabies themselves. I always recommended to the vets that they should have a special counter for the owners which would include Xanax, Ativan, Pepto Bismol, and Pepcid.....they laugh...but I am not kidding!!!!! I become a basket case when I bring my cats to the vet and he isnt around the corner. I am a nurse and try to help them at home through Holistic means first before getting myself so ill and stressed going to the vet. I hope Zoey is going for just a routine check and its nothing serious......Yoda


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Zig, I understand. 

Today I was cleaning out my file folder and came across some filed Vet receipts.  It tore me up inside while I was shredding them; such a terrible feeling.


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Thankyou luba and Yoda. I have a file for all Sammy's records and it breaks my heart to look at them. I have kept them from when he was a pup and to look and see how he aged makes me very sad. I still have a storage box with all his things in. I just cant look at them. I have a large clump of his hair that was cut off last year. I just put them all away. Some people can look at pictures and find comfort I can only see pain. Its the same with looking at pictures of people I have lost I cannot keep them out. I do look at them now and again. Such a sad world. But it would have been sadder without Sammy in it. He was such a happy soul.


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Hi there Zig,

I totally understand how you feel. I don't have another furbaby, but I won't even drive past my vets anymore. I just can't do it. so I don't go to Mc Donalds anymore and I can't even go to my friend's house as she lives near my vet. This is so crazy, but last night I was thinking that if I went there again, I would expect to see him lying on the table still....

Anyway wishing you strength in this hard time.

Nuggetsmum Alana

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Dearest Zig. 
 I am so sorry for you loss of Sammy and understand every word you said.  I had to take my other little Shih Tzu to the vet a few months after Christopher went to the Bridge.  As I walked down the hallway the technician opened the door where they put Christopher to sleep.  I had a panic attack and had to leave.  I saw him dying in my arms all over again.  I have never had a panic attack in my life.  They were so wonderful about it and so apologetic.  If possible let them know that you do not want to be palced in that room now or ever again.  They will understand.  You are in my Prayers.

Big Hugs
Georgeann and Christopher

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I am in your thoughts... I lost my dog of 13 years last Monday and it broke my heart. I'm still trying to get over the loss. Hope all is much as it can be.


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I understand the bit about going back to the vet.  Rupert was sick for 14 months and sometimes I was there 3 times a week.  But not every week.  He died at home in January and 2 weeks later I got a vaccination letter for his sister.  It was so hard to walk into the vets.  One of the girls there is lovely and was concerned when she wrote the card out thinking I might not come in.  No one else was there to take her for her shots so I did it and we cried together.  But I got over that hurdle.  I even had the same vet that we had for the 14 months and they were all so kind and knew it was hard for me. When I left I saw tears in the vets eyes and the girls on the desk were crying too.  They have both been through the pts thing recently so they were very understanding.

My cats were identical brother and sister and we used one vaccination card for both.  It was so hard when he filled in only one section.

Take care.  Ruperts Mum
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