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#1 Shetlander

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 10:11 PM

This is the worst part about loving dogs. It never gets easier. I thought about waiting until Monday to put my Sheltie down so we could have one more weekend together. But that would have been for me, not Sassy. She was declining so quickly in the past two weeks, I was afraid she was going to hit a crisis and suffer needlessly. So I let her go last night, as she lay on the fuzzy, leopard print throw she "stole" from me.

I am so happy that I was able to spend nearly 16 years with such a sweet, gentle dog. Sassy loved nothing so much as taking good care of her pack, welcoming her friends, keeping the boys in line and looking out for all of us. And eating. And barking. She was a Sheltie, after all.

I am happy I always found it hard to thwart her. Although biddable and submissive by nature, she also took such delight in being naughty. As a youngster, she would grab a mouthful of kibble from the bin as I measured out meals. While she ran off, gleefully crunching her ill gotten gains, I smiled and put a mouthful less in her bowl.

I am grateful our vet worked hard to keep her comfortable despite a variety of health problems during the last two years and that she was given the peaceful passing such a good, stoic patient deserved.

Sassy was my companion. She was my pet, the definition that best fit her, "Any person or animal especially cherished and indulged; a darling."

Goodbye, my darling girl. I will miss you.

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 10:16 PM

I am very sorry for your loss. You made the right decision on not waiting- and it can be really hard to put the dog above the desire to have just a few more days with them.



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Posted 18 October 2014 - 01:22 AM

What a lovely tribute. RIP Sassy.

 

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 10:10 AM

Aw. I'm so sorry.  It's so hard to loose an old friend like that.    I just wish dogs lived longer.



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Posted 18 October 2014 - 11:56 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss.  Please take care of yourself during this difficult time.



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Posted 18 October 2014 - 01:48 PM

No mater how long they're with us, it's never, ever, long enough.

 

Thank you for doing her that last kindness.

 

My heart goes out to you, Liz.  I'm so very sorry.

 

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 02:45 PM

So sorry for you.
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Posted 18 October 2014 - 03:29 PM

I am so sorry for your loss.  She sounds like she was a truly incredible dog, who was loved amazingly well.



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Posted 18 October 2014 - 04:35 PM

She sounds like she was a lovely companion that made life a lot more fun. What better is there? So sorry for your loss. It just is never long enough.
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#10 Mdaniels

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 07:15 PM

I'm sorry you lost your girl.  :(



#11 Maralynn

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 08:26 PM

I'm so sorry, Liz. Run free sweet Sassy girl.


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 02:40 PM

Oh, I am sorry.  But glad to hear that she got that peaceful passing that she had earned in her sixteen years of being your sweet companion.  


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 07:54 PM

I am very sorry. My sincere condolences on your loss. Sassy was a good name for her.


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Posted 20 October 2014 - 10:34 AM

I'm so sorry to hear about Sassy. Your tribute to her says it all - she was well loved and had a wonderful life with you. Run free at the Bridge Sassy.


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Posted 21 October 2014 - 08:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Run free Sassy.


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Posted 21 October 2014 - 08:23 PM

I'm so sorry. It's clear that she meant the world to you, and I have no doubt you meant the world to her, and that's all any of us can hope for from our beloved companions. Run free, Sassy.

 

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 08:58 AM

Our Sheltie passed six years ago. He was such a special boy I think about him everyday. So sorry for your loss...there is never enough time.

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 08:19 PM

So sorry for your loss, Liz. Godspeed Sassy
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Posted 23 October 2014 - 03:16 PM

Sassy was a beautiful girl. I am so sorry that she is gone. You are right...it never gets easier. My heart goes out to you.


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Posted 23 October 2014 - 10:55 PM

Thanks for the lovely tribute to Sassy - it's so hard to let them go, but better a few days too early than a few days too late.  Godspeed Sassy.

 

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