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I had to say goodbye to my Elrond today. He was 14 yrs and 9 months old. Back in June he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. The vet found a tumor in his bladder.  6 weeks later it was checked. He was due to get it checked again the 11th of this month. However, it was his time.  I knew it was coming about a week or so ago but I just didn't want to face it.  Last night, I was at a friend's talking about him. I bawled like a baby and made the decision. When I got home, I really let loose.  I decided not to wait until the 11th.  It had to be done today or I wouldn't do it.  I called the vet this morning and made the appointment.  A friend noticed he'd been going down the last week.  The friend said I'd been talking about it for a while now.  He was a lab/border collie.  My border collie died in Dec. of 03.  I swore the only way I'd get a puppy was if it was springer/lab because I had one.  Jan. 27 of 04 there was an ad in the local paper by the nearest humane society that they had lab/springer puppies. I called and was told they had one puppy left but it was a female. I was out on the door and on the road in minutes.  The little lady looked just like my girl at that age and was the perfect fit. But.....she had been adopted.  There hadn't been time to put it into the computer. I was so disappointed I wanted to cry. Then they said they one puppy left.  His name was Rufus and he wore a blue collar. It was love at first lick.  I named him Elrond after a character in the Lord of the Rings. I picked him on Valentine's Day of 04 and brought him home. The best Valentine I ever got and I gave it to myself.  He was a darling boy.  He bounced when he barked. Every time we went to the vet he would whine and the whole place knew he was there in seconds. He would bark at the vet and she'd tried to shush him. He'd bark even more. Today she said he always knew when she had a migraine because he barked a streak.

I am  having him cremated and he will rest on a special shelf along with other best friends I have lost in the past.

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I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your Elrond. He sounds like he was a special boy and that you two were meant to be together. I know how hard it is to say goodbye to such a special friend. I lost my dog Dickens 2 months ago and life is just not the same.
Give yourself time to grieve. This site is a great place to come for support.
Take care of yourself,
Wishing you peace,
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