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My granddog Levi, a labradoodle was put to rest yesterday. He was 8 years old and had lymphoma, as well as slipped discs in his back (from all that Frisbee catching)  It began about two weeks ago and now he is gone. I babysat him every day. My daughter and I held him in our arms while the vet pushed the solution into the IV.  I love him so much. I cannot stop crying. I literally feel as if my heart is broken. I know he was ready to go, he was so very sick. My heart hurts so bad and I keep thinking "did I miss something?" and I wish I would have spent more time holding him. He loved to cuddle. I can barely write this through the tears. I don't ever remember feeling so broken hearted. I read where someone said it helped when they received their baby's ashes. I sure hope so.

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Dear grandma:

I am so sorry for the loss of your granddog, Levi.  In two days I will be losing a granddog too.  His name is Rocco and he's a black lab.  He is 9 years old and has cancer.  He has stopped eating and the vet just confirmed today that there is a mass in his abdomen and spleen.  My daughter is heartbroken and so am I.

My daughter fosters dogs and Rocco was so wonderful with each dog that would come through her doors.  He accepted each one and shared his mom and his home with them.  It doesn't seem fair to me that this has happened.  Just about 6 months or so he had surgery on his back leg and he seemed to bounce back fairly well from that.

Having been through this twice already with our own dogs, our 17 year old cockapoo, Brandy and 14 year old cocker spaniel, Miriam I know that this grief is just overwhelming.  I felt like I was drowning in it at times.  What saved me was this wonderful website full of caring and compassionate people.

I guess getting Brandy's and Miriam's ashes back did give me a small amount of comfort because I felt they were back home.  We planted a tree for both of them in our backyard and put some of the ashes in the ground with the trees.

I'm sending you thoughts of peace and comfort as you mourn your precious granddog, Levi.

 (Angel Brandy's and Angel Miriam's mom and now mom to Bree)
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