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My dear sweet Izzie passed this Christmas morning. I know we did the right thing ... she was almost 17 and had started having nose bleeds that that vet suspected to be nasal cancer ... but even the other day she ran to me in the yard and did her puppy Izzie dance when I got home from work. She had a rough day on Monday for the first time didn’t eat and she seemed to be having some trouble breathing out her nose ... but then she rallied and on Christmas morning she ate her breakfast and seemed okay until I heard a weird noise coming from our mud room as our kiddos were opening their presents. I went to look and saw the room covered in blood and Izzie just staring at the dog door and this time she was really having trouble breathing. I knew it was coming, but when it came it was so fast. The vet confirmed for us that it was time her was so kind and said take the time we needed with her, but her breathing sounded so painful I didn’t want her to be hurting and we said our quick goodbyes. She died in my arms ... my puppy who has shared so much of my life with me, who was always by my side, the girl a trainer once said should be put down because she had been fear aggressive ... never with me, I knew how to read her ... the dog our cats tried to poison with gum, our anxious girl who I thought would never make it to 14 let alone almost 17 because she was so anxious ... the dog who chose my husband, who loved to run and play, who mellowed in her old age but always had the heart of a puppy. I know it was the right thing to do, I had promised her I wouldn’t let her suffer and when it was clear she was I let her go. There are moments I am at peace, she isn’t suffering anymore ... but then I am overcome with grief. It is 2:30 am and I just woke up to this immense pain throughout my body my chest feels tight and I just want to run downstairs and hug my dog and she is not here ... my best friend for almost 17 years, my partner in crime is gone and I feel lost.
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I’m so sorry for your loss I’ve been online reading all the info I can and it has helped me to understand why I’m so devastated. Pets are pure loving creatures so happy when we are with them and that type of companionship only exists with a pet/human relationship. Humans don’t give us that kind of true unconditional love and it will be a deeply felt loss. Wish I could give you a big hug...my baby Taz died on the 23rd he was 14 years old and my only friend and companion.
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Thank you ... and I am so sorry for your loss of Taz.
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So sorry to hear about the passing of Izzie. We just put our baby down last night after discovering 2 cancerous tumors. As with your Izzie, we knew it was the right thing to do but that sure doesn’t make it any easier. I’m so sorry your baby had to be put down on Christmas, that couldn’t have made it any easier. I hope you are finding some peace of peaceful moments at least. I’m not sure when I’ll be able to think about Boo and not cry because right now that’s all I can do.