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Minnie was a beautiful 8 month year old pug. We got her at 8 weeks in July and I was just so happy. But now that I've lost her, I just regret everything.

One day I woke up in the middle of the night to her crying and I saw that she had an accident all over her bed I just thought maybe she had just made a mistake so I cleaned her up and settled her down. But then later on, I found that she had also been vomiting. I then grew worried. I thought maybe she had eatten a lot of grass and got sick since she tends to do that quite often so I waited a day thinking it would go away. I wish I had never passed it off like that. I realized the next day it was much more serious than that.

My family and I took her to the vet and they told us that something was blocking up her intestines, which required immediate surgery. Although we weren't doing so great financially, we wanted her to be safe and happy again with us so we payed a hefty some for the surgery. The vet told us she had to make a tough decision mid operation, granting us a 50/50 chance of her surviving. Her recovery seemed to be going well, that is until the vet gave us grim news. The suture for her intestine was leaking, making it hard for her to eat and it would eventually make her go into shock due to the pain. The vet told us that now we'd only be waiting for her to die.

We made the painful decision to put her down so she didn't have to suffer further. It was heart breaking and even now it hurts so much. We saw her for the last time and she was so happy to see us despite the pain she was in. I wasnt able to see her pass. I know I couldn't handle seeing her die in front of me, but I now regret it. She must have been terrified but I left her there like a coward. I wish she never had to endure this pain. I wish I had been a better owner. Then, she wouldn't have had to leave this world so soon. I don't think I could ever have another pet in fear that l would fail them like I did Minnie.

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Dear Minnie's mom,
I am so sorry I didn't reply back to you sooner. I know you feel forgotten but please understand I know your pain and feel your heart ache. Losing Minnie was terrible for you. There will always be a hole in your heart that she took with her on her journey. I am sorry that your life saving measures didn't end the way you had hoped for. Saying it was her time doesn't make it easier or better to understand why. Not seeing her pass wasn't wrong. Some of us just can't bare to see their last breath. I chose to hold Termy to my heart as he breathed his last breath. It's an image that will stay with me for a very long time but I couldn't bare the thought that I saw him through his life's journey and not being with him then wasn't an option for me. Her life was short but just think of the love she shared with you in that time. Hold her memories close and always remember. God had other plans.
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