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RIP Zoe

Zoe Smiling

I made the decision this morning to take Zoe to be euthanized. I was going to say "the difficult decision," but it wasn't, really. She's been failing for some time, and went downhill very rapidly in the last couple of days. She was barely eating or drinking, had lost control of bladder and bowels, and was resisting being asked to get up even to pee, let alone for a walk. I could have let her sleep her days out in a diaper, but there didn't seem much point, especially when I could see she was in pain. So the deed is done. She went to sleep, gently, with her head in my lap and me telling her what a good wee girlie she was.

I only knew her for just over a year, but she was a sweet, darling dog, and I shall miss her greatly.

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steepholm
Nov. 7th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear that. She looks a lovely dog.
sartorias
Nov. 7th, 2010 10:37 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry, but I am glad she was not frightened or in any more pain.
wordweaverlynn
Nov. 7th, 2010 10:44 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry.
noveldevice
Nov. 7th, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC)
Oh no! I'm so sorry. I can't believe it's only been a year and change since she came to live with you.

Poor sweet girl. :(
semyaza
Nov. 7th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. She had a good final year with you and was loved.
asakiyume
Nov. 7th, 2010 11:46 pm (UTC)
So very sorry. I'm glad her last year was spent with you.
kyriacarlisle
Nov. 8th, 2010 01:16 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry.
mamculuna
Nov. 8th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
Such a sweet face. I'm very, very sorry, but I think you did the compassionate thing.
labellementeuse
Nov. 8th, 2010 04:42 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm so sorry.
frumiousb
Nov. 8th, 2010 06:25 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry for your loss, but it sounds as though you made the right decision for her. It sounds a cliche, but loving her for a year was worth everything to her, even if it was too short for you.
booksandtea
Nov. 8th, 2010 07:00 am (UTC)
I am so sorry. But I'm glad that she had a good final year with you and in the end an easy death.
aryky
Nov. 8th, 2010 08:34 am (UTC)
I'm sorry too. And I'll also chime in that it's great that you were able to offer her a good year and a good death. Her last feelings will have been happy ones, because of you.
heleninwales
Nov. 8th, 2010 11:03 am (UTC)
What sad news. But it was the right decision. She had had a good year with you and there was no point in letting her linger on in pain. I'm sure you'll miss her though.
green_knight
Nov. 8th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
However right a decision it is, it's still hard.

<Hugs>
arian
Nov. 8th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
I can't think of anything to say other than she was clearly very loved, if only for a year. I'm sure she enjoyed her time with you.
lady_schrapnell
Nov. 9th, 2010 10:10 am (UTC)
So sorry to hear this. Even though you know it's the decision that has to be taken for all the reasons you've given, it's still so hard. But you gave her a great last year and a peaceful and love-filled death. It's good.
emmaco
Nov. 10th, 2010 07:55 am (UTC)
I'm sorry, I only just read this. You have my sympathies. It sounds like Zoe was very loved in that year!
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