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My daughter had to euthanize her dog today. Poor Edie had metastatic lung cancer. We are heartbroken and this post was a comfort. I usually don't read the pet posts. Kindness lives here.
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I am so sorry @Pixie12.  That is something no pet owner should have to do but she did the right thing IMO.  I see it as an act of kindness and love to put your beloved pet out of their misery and into a forever sleep.  My heart goes out to all of you.  I think we are coming close to making that decision for our 12 year old Dingo.  He still has a quality of life, eats well and drinks.  But he's slowing down.  Google says a Dingoes in captivity typically lives 14-16 years.  Since I don't know his history and the fact that he's been shot (still has a bb in his back) and had heartworms when he found us, I would think that would take some years off of his life.  

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Thank you @monicakm. Your words are much appreciated. You have a heart of gold. Your Dingo must be very special. Take care dear lady.
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@Pixie12 

 

Thank you so much.   Howie is a very special dog.  He came to us 8 years ago during a tornado.  He was hovered in our garage.  He showed up 6 weeks after our choc Lab died in my arms from kidney failure.  I thought I would die and was still grieving hard when God sent Howie.  Well guess who just walked in the office whining like the sissy he isn't.  Howie!  Dad made him come in so he walks thru the house whining for me to let him back out.  Kinda like a kid who's dad said no so he asks mom.   I hope to love many more dogs in my lifetime but I know there will never be another one like him.