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Offline Jesse James

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Re: Do You Have Pets?
« Reply #240 on: March 28, 2012, 03:32 PM »
My cat Tarkin passed away yesterday morning.  He'd been fighting cancer since last year.  He had a stroke, which put him into a coma, so it was like he died at home.  We took him and had him put down.  He's in the backyard near the wild catnip he loved.
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Re: Do You Have Pets?
« Reply #241 on: March 28, 2012, 03:38 PM »
Sorry for your loss. I'm sure you have lots of good memories to keep with you about him.

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Re: Do You Have Pets?
« Reply #242 on: March 28, 2012, 03:41 PM »
Sorry Jesse.   :(

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Re: Do You Have Pets?
« Reply #243 on: March 28, 2012, 08:23 PM »
Thanks guys.  Yeah I have lots of memories of him.  He was my best friend for a long time, and in some way I'm glad it didn't drag on to where he was in pain and I had to make the decision not really knowing if he was comfortable or not.
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Re: Do You Have Pets?
« Reply #244 on: March 28, 2012, 11:55 PM »
Really sorry to hear that Jesse.  At least he's not in any pain now.
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Re: Do You Have Pets?
« Reply #245 on: March 29, 2012, 01:41 AM »
Sorry to hear Jesse...   :(

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Re: Do You Have Pets?
« Reply #246 on: March 29, 2012, 06:48 AM »
Sorry to hear that Jesse :(  I don't think people realize how much our pets mean to us and how much we mourn them when they are gone.  Sounds like you have a lot of great memories of Tarkin.
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Re: Do You Have Pets?
« Reply #247 on: March 29, 2012, 09:56 AM »
Sorry to hear the news.   :(

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Re: Do You Have Pets?
« Reply #248 on: March 29, 2012, 08:00 PM »
Sorry to hear about Tarkin, Jesse.  I hope it ends up getting better as time passes...

On a personal note, I may be seaking out advice from you as our Great Dane, Buffy, is turning 10 in May.  It's going to be a really rough patch for the entire family when it's her time.
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Re: Do You Have Pets?
« Reply #249 on: March 29, 2012, 11:53 PM »
Sorry to hear about Tarkin, Jesse.  I hope it ends up getting better as time passes...

On a personal note, I may be seaking out advice from you as our Great Dane, Buffy, is turning 10 in May.  It's going to be a really rough patch for the entire family when it's her time.

As someone who has had to put three dogs to sleep in the last 5 years, all i can say is they will let you know when it is time.

My advice is to not think about it today....just enjoy them being with you.
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Re: Do You Have Pets?
« Reply #250 on: March 30, 2012, 12:49 AM »
I'm really sorry to hear about Tarkin, Jesse. He sounds like he was a great cat. Unfortunately I totally know your pain.

Yesterday we had to put down our 14 year old Aussie/Border Collie mix, Blizzard. He was my first dog. I know he was old and lived a good long life, but it really sucks to see him go. He died in my arms at the vet yesterday morning. I was a wreck all day.  :'(
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Re: Do You Have Pets?
« Reply #251 on: March 30, 2012, 01:18 AM »
He died in your arms?  Oh man, that must have been tough.  Sorry Ryan.

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Re: Do You Have Pets?
« Reply #252 on: March 30, 2012, 02:35 AM »
He died in your arms?  Oh man, that must have been tough.  Sorry Ryan.

Yeah, I held him while they put the shot in. I hadn't cried so much in a really long time.

I held him in my lap the whole hour long car ride home the day we got him 14 years ago. And I used to pick him up and hold him all the time so I guess it was only fitting that I held him for his last adventure.
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Re: Do You Have Pets?
« Reply #253 on: March 30, 2012, 08:14 AM »
Ryan - sorry to hear about Blizzard - it is so hard to lose a dog.  I held my pug Misty when the vet gave her the shot too.  It was hard but it was nice too - I didn't want her last moments to be in fear.  Instead - she was was cozy and happy.  Take comfort in the fact that you made it easier on him.  It will get better with time.
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Re: Do You Have Pets?
« Reply #254 on: May 10, 2012, 12:58 PM »
Our one rat Lenny has been on drugs to help his breathing for about a month. Yesterday he was not eating and looking bad. At about 10 p.m. he was barely moving and when he did it was like he was bouncing around. So we made the trip to the emergency vet. By the time we were filling out the paperwork he died in his cage. Can't imagine suffocating to death. Poor guy. At least now he can play with his sisters that went before him.

Miss ya Lenny.
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