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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > Saying goodbye to sweet Sophie
Sophie- ♥- Sweet Angel

Sweetpea
 
 
Barked: Fri Apr 29, '11 5:05pm PST 
Thank you all for the support. It was a very difficult decision and I miss her so much. She was so sweet and I absolutely adored her. I've been so sad but am relieved to have been handling this a little better than I expected. I think I've managed the grief because I know, deep down, that it was the right decision and it was made on behalf of Sophie. It was so hard and broke my heart but my baby is not in pain and is not suffering. And I also know that I was so very blessed to have her with me, healthy, until she was 16 years old.

I brought her ashes home on Wednesday and immediately felt better to have her home with me, where she belongs.

Rest in peace, baby girl
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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > Saying goodbye to sweet Sophie
Sophie- ♥- Sweet Angel

Sweetpea
 
 
Barked: Sat Apr 23, '11 11:30am PST 
Sophie will be making her journey to the bridge this afternoon. Hoping for a peaceful journey. Lots of tears but trying to stay strong for my baby girl. Thank you for all the support.
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Dog Health > Vaccines and auto-immune disorders

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Sweetpea
 
 
Barked: Sat Apr 16, '11 4:01pm PST 
Two of my cats have auto-immune disorders, likely caused by vaccinations. Lucy is allergic to everything (trees, weeds, grass, candles, foods, etc). She is not able to receive any vaccinations again, for the rest of her life. Lucy's vet told me that while the chances of Lucy being exposed to rabies/other diseases is slim, she will likely die from any more vaccinations. Scary.

My kitten Leo developed a neurological disorder at 5 months of age. His diagnosis is Immune-Mediated Peripheral Neuropathy (vaccine-induced). His neurolgist believes it was due to over-vaccination as a baby. He's not allowed to have any more vaccinations, either.

As a result, I have to be very careful with any possible exposures. It's a bit easier with cats than dogs but can be worrisome.

Hope you have a really good vet that is great at communicating with you and thinking outside the box. Tailwags that your pup is feeling better!
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Contests and Vote For Me! > pls vote for me on my wedding contest, ends April 30th- returns all votes!

Sophie- ♥- Sweet Angel

Sweetpea
 
 
Barked: Sat Apr 16, '11 1:35pm PST 
Voted for you! Good luck! And thanks for voting for Sophie!
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Contests and Vote For Me! > Sweet Senior Sophie!

Sophie- ♥- Sweet Angel

Sweetpea
 
 
Barked: Sat Apr 16, '11 1:33pm PST 
Thank you all so much for voting! Sophie has slipped to second place shock The contest goes through Tuesday, April 19th. Please, please vote if you haven't already! If you've already voted, please consider sweetly persuading friends and family to vote for Sophie. Thank you! hug
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Plus Contests > My sweet Sophie
Sophie- ♥- Sweet Angel

Sweetpea
 
 
Barked: Sat Apr 16, '11 1:33pm PST 
Thank you all so much for voting! Sophie has slipped to second place shock The contest goes through Tuesday, April 19th. Please, please vote if you haven't already! If you've already voted, please consider sweetly persuading friends and family to vote for Sophie. Thank you! hug
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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > until we meet again

Sophie- ♥- Sweet Angel

Sweetpea
 
 
Barked: Wed Apr 13, '11 7:00pm PST 
Kathryn, my heart is with you. I'm so sorry, I know how hard this was and I know the heartbreak that you are going through now. A Dogster friend shared this with me when my beloved Sally crossed the bridge and I thought it was so beautiful. Take care. hug

If you ever love an animal, there are three days in your life you will always remember . . .

The first is a day, blessed with happiness, when you bring home your young new friend. You may have spent weeks deciding on a breed. You may have asked numerous opinions of many vets, or done long research in finding a breeder. Or, perhaps in a fleeting moment, you may have just chosen that silly looking mutt in a shelter -- simply because something in its eyes reached your heart. But when you bring that chosen pet home, and watch it explore, and claim its special place in your hall or front room -- and when you feel it brush against you for the first time -- it instills a feeling of pure love you will carry with you through the many years to come.

The second day will occur eight or nine or ten years later. It will be a day like any other. Routine and unexceptional. But, for a surprising instant, you will look at your longtime friend and see age where you once saw youth. You will see slow deliberate steps where you once saw energy. And you will see sleep when you once saw activity. So you will begin to adjust your friend's diet -- and you may add a pill or two to her food. And you may feel a growing fear deep within yourself, which bodes of a coming emptiness. And you will feel this uneasy feeling, on and off, until the third day finally arrives.

And on this day -- if your friend and whatever higher being you believe in have not decided for you, then you will be faced with making a decision of your own -- on behalf of your lifelong friend, and with the guidance of your own deepest Spirit. But whichever way your friend eventually leaves you -- you will feel as alone as a single star in the dark night.

If you are wise, you will let the tears flow as freely and as often as they must. And if you are typical, you will find that not many in your circle of family or friends will be able to understand your grief, or comfort you.

But if you are true to the love of the pet you cherished through the many joy-filled years, you may find that a soul -- a bit smaller in size than your own -- seems to walk with you, at times, during the lonely days to come.

And at moments when you least expect anything out of the ordinary to happen, you may feel something brush against your leg -- very, very lightly.

And looking down at the place where your dear, perhaps dearest, friend used to lie -- you will remember those three significant days. The memory will most likely be painful, and leave an ache in your heart.

As time passes the ache will come and go as if it has a life of its own. You will both reject it and embrace it, and it may confuse you. If you reject it, it will depress you. If you embrace it, it will deepen you. Either way, it will still be an ache.

But there will be, I assure you, a fourth day when -- along with the memory of your pet -- and piercing through the heaviness in your heart -- there will come a realization that belongs only to you. It will be as unique and strong as our relationship with each animal we have loved, and lost. This realization takes the form of a Living Love -- like the heavenly scent of a rose that remains after the petals have wilted, this Love will remain and grow -- and be there for us to remember. It is a love we have earned. It is the legacy our pets leave us when they go. And it is a gift we may keep with us as long as we live. It is a Love which is ours alone. And until we ourselves leave, perhaps to join our Beloved Pets -- it is a Love we will always possess.

Martin Scot Kosins
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Contests and Vote For Me! > Sweet Senior Sophie!

Sophie- ♥- Sweet Angel

Sweetpea
 
 
Barked: Mon Apr 11, '11 8:19pm PST 
Thank you, Sam! And you are so gorgeous! Yes, it's hard to be in the final weeks of Sophie's life; at the same time, I never would have dreamed that she would live such a long, healthy life and be with me for 15 years. Trying to focus on that, otherwise I disolve into a puddle of tears. Thank you for voting! hug
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Saying Goodbye: Memorials & Support > Saying goodbye to sweet Sophie

Sophie- ♥- Sweet Angel

Sweetpea
 
 
Barked: Mon Apr 11, '11 2:38am PST 
Kathryn, I will be thinking of you and Kasey tomorrow. I'm so sorry, I know your heart is breaking. My college roomate's chocolate lab Jaxson crossed the bridge last fall and my beloved doggie-loving kitty Sally is there, too, along with so many others to greet Kasey.

Sending lots of love to Kasey as she makes her journey. A friend of mine once said that grief is the price we pay for love. That's so true- the heartbreak that you are feeling is a reflection of all the love you have for beautiful Kasey. Thinking of you. hug
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Plus Contests > My sweet Sophie
Sophie- ♥- Sweet Angel

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Barked: Sun Apr 10, '11 10:25pm PST 
Thank you, Levi! I saw your vote, thank you! I am currently tied for first place! The contest goes for another week (until Tuesday, April 19th). It's going to be tough to keep the lead, I'm definitely going to need help from Dogster friends! Thank you!
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