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I have tried to start this several times but I just could not get myself to finish it. Our sweet little girl is gone. I feel awful. I took her to the vet and had her put to sleep and she did not want to go into the vet's office. It seemed that she knew why we were there. She was suffering so much that I didn't want her to try to make it one more day. She was bleeding from her mouth and throwing up blood. She wouldn't eat anything. I tried baby food, ice cream, yogurt, chicken, cottage cheese, cheese, milk, cheese crackers, and anything else I could think of to try. She couldn't lay down for too long at a time without having to get up and move around. Anyway, I cannot think of her without tearing up. I think I feel more bad for myself because I miss her so much.


We got Dawn in late August of 2005. She ran right up to our DS who was 6 and gave him a big kiss. I had read that they did not kiss and had told him that. Boy were we wrong. She was a big kisser. She loved her family, and gave us lots of kisses. She had a special bond with our DS. She slept with him every night. She would go in and stand by his bed for special loving. Then, she would flop onto her bed and sleep most of the night. He was hers. That was how it seemed. If there was a storm, she would go in his room and lay right beside his bed. She wanted to protect him.


We hadn't had her for too long when we decided to go away. We usually took her with us but this time we didn't. My DH had just bought a huge bag of toilet paper. She had a heyday while we were gone. She shredded the whole bag! Our living room looked like it had been snowed in. I laughed and laughed and laughed. She trained us because we never left toilet paper out again.


She was a great friend. We will miss her always. Run like the wind, Sweets and know that your mama misses you with all her heart! :weep:brokenheart


Run free Sweets! No more pain for you. :gh_run


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I'm so sorry. Run free Dawn :gh_run


You did the right thing by easing her suffering. :grouphug

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She must have been a real sweetheart. I'm so sorry you had to say good-bye.

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I'm so sorry you had to say "see you later" to your good friend. :grouphug


Godspeed Dawn. There is an endless supply of tp at the Bridge for you to work your magic on. :gh_run

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I know you will miss her sweet kisses so much. It's clear that when you made that saddest of decisions, her quality of life was most important. I'm so sorry you lost your precious Dawn.

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I am so very sorry for your loss. Take comfort in knowing that your sweet girl is at peace, pain free and running once again with the wind.


I am certain there is a new star shining brightly in the heavens tonight named Dawn.

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I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy to have to make such a decision, but it was a great gift of love to make her comfortable and relieve the pain.


God speed sweet girl.

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That must be where all our snow has come from -- she has found the TP cabinet in heaven. :wub:


I'm so very sorry for your loss.


Godspeed, Dawn.

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That must be where all our snow has come from -- she has found the TP cabinet in heaven. :wub:






Godspeed, Sweet Girl. Not only did you bring joy to your Mama, you clearly opened up a little boy's world so that he would know the love of a hound. What a beautiful gift to have given....


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I'm so very sorry. :cry1 Your sweet girl left far too soon.


Godspeed Dawn.

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I thought and thought all of these wonderful things to say about her. When I actually started typing, all I wanted to do was cry. I'll do a better job later.


She was a great hound and super friend!


Thanks for all of your kind thoughts and words. It helps.

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Guest RyanR

Oh my goodness, you too? And on the same day. You, well we, did the right thing ending their pain. The hardest thing is taking on all this grief in exchange for doing what's best.


Hang in there..

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Guest greymama002

Deepest sympathy to your family on the loss of your precious Dawn, she loved dearly & was so dearly loved. Run pain-free, sweetheart and watch over your family who's missing you so.

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