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Thread: Zoee 1/12/05 - 9/18/14

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    Zoee 1/12/05 - 9/18/14

    We said goodbye to our Zoee girl last night.

    She suddenly was not acting right so I took her to the ER where they did an ultrasound of her belly and found a tumor on her spleen had ruptured. She was bleeding out.
    We made the difficult decision to let her go.

    Here is her first day with us:
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    And here is her last day with us:
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    Part of me is angry, part of me is devastated and part of me is relieved. She's been through so much the past several years, with her knee and then I swear there was something not right in her head. But now she is at peace. It doesn't make me feel any better, but she is better.
    Our goal in life should be - to be as good a person as our dog thinks we are.

    Thank you for the siggy, Michelle!


    Cindy (Human) - Taz (RB Tabby) - Zoee (RB Australian Shepherd) - Paizly (Dilute Tortie) - Taggart (Aussie Mix) - Jax (Brown & White Tabby), - Zeplyn (Cattle Dog Mix)

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    Oh Cindy - I am so sorry. My heart sank when I saw this. I know how devastated you must be - it's so difficult to let them go - and we seem to question our decisions. Was it too soon??? - not soon enough??? - could I have done more??? Obviously you did the right thing by Zoee, and she loves you for it. May you find peace in knowing that she is healthy and happy again, as she waits for the day when she will have you with her once again.

    {{{Hugs}}}

    RIP pretty Zoee. You can run and play once more, and all is well with you now.
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    I am shocked. This was sudden, which will make it seem surreal for a bit, and you will need time to adjust to this. I just can't believe it, myself. My condolences.

    RIP sweet Zoe, you knew love world wide, being a PT doggie.

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    Oh my gosh. This shocked me, too. ((Hugs)) to you. I am so sorry. Zoee was so very loved - by you and all of PT.



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    Oh, Cindy, we are stunned, and I am sorry you are going through this. What a shock to everyone. Dogs hide their aches and pains too effectively sometimes, but maybe she never felt the tumor at all, so didn't suffer long. Oh, dear, such a shock. Picture her, knees healed, and youthful health restored, herding butterflies at the Rainbow Bridge.

    You all will be in our prayers during this difficult time.
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    Cindy, Cindy, Cindy - I am so so sorry! Your absolutely did the right thing but how horribly sudden and heartbreaking! {{{hugs}}} to you and I wish you and Bruce healing.
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    Thank you so much everyone. This is a very tough time. I've never dealt with a sudden loss like this.
    I came to work today, so it's sort of normal for me. However, Bruce works from home so he is there feeling the emptiness and seeing Taggart all alone.
    It will hit me like this too over the weekend.
    Our big concern right now is Taggart. Yes he was fine while Zoee was gone for a year, but this is permanent. He was mopey for that year too. We don't want him to be too depressed.
    Some say dogs don't get depressed, but I beg to differ. Bruce's mom is a grievance counselor and she said they've prescribed medications for dogs suffering after their owner passes away.
    We aren't jumping into getting another dog by any means. But he will be our priority to make sure he is ok. Next weekend he gets to go stay with his cousins for three days while we are away. My poor mom will feel this at that time when Zoee is not with her as she usually is when we leave.

    I knew I would get the support from my Pet Talk family. You all can relate to what I am going through.
    Our goal in life should be - to be as good a person as our dog thinks we are.

    Thank you for the siggy, Michelle!


    Cindy (Human) - Taz (RB Tabby) - Zoee (RB Australian Shepherd) - Paizly (Dilute Tortie) - Taggart (Aussie Mix) - Jax (Brown & White Tabby), - Zeplyn (Cattle Dog Mix)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taz_Zoee View Post
    Thank you so much everyone. This is a very tough time. I've never dealt with a sudden loss like this.
    I came to work today, so it's sort of normal for me. However, Bruce works from home so he is there feeling the emptiness and seeing Taggart all alone. .
    Do give dear Taggart an extra hug from me, please! We know for certain animals do grieve, as well as being empathetic about our feelings. Tell Bruce we're thinking of him, too. !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karen View Post
    Do give dear Taggart an extra hug from me, please! We know for certain animals do grieve, as well as being empathetic about our feelings. Tell Bruce we're thinking of him, too. !
    Will do, thank you.
    Our goal in life should be - to be as good a person as our dog thinks we are.

    Thank you for the siggy, Michelle!


    Cindy (Human) - Taz (RB Tabby) - Zoee (RB Australian Shepherd) - Paizly (Dilute Tortie) - Taggart (Aussie Mix) - Jax (Brown & White Tabby), - Zeplyn (Cattle Dog Mix)

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    I'm so sorry for your loss of Zoee. She was a beauty and will live forever in your heart.

    I had a similar situation with a dog years ago. He was fine one night, next night at EMG vet and putting him to sleep.
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    So sorry! Zoee was a gorgeous girl, and so very loved! Hugs to all of you!
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    So very sorry. We're never prepared for this moment. I know how your heart is breaking. She was a beautiful girl.

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    I am so sorry to read of Zoe's passing. She had a wonderful life with you.
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    I am so sorry for your loss. hugz and
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    Thank you.

    This weekend was rough. It was very difficult being home without her there. And poor Taggart is just so sad. He was this same way when Zoee was gone at my mom's house for the year in 2012. Except now we know she's not coming back. He runs outside when I take him out right before I go to bed. Then, it's like he realizes she isn't there, so he just stands out there looking around. He won't go potty! I have to take him to the front yard for him to go.
    The other night I sat out in the backyard with him and just cried. He sat beside me looking around the yard expecting her to come running out of the ivy.
    I thought I was going to make it through the day yesterday without crying. After I let him in from his potty break before bed I followed him out to the other room and he jumped in "his" chair and gave out a big sigh. Well, I went to bed crying..........again.

    We are definitely going to be getting him another friend (I want a girl, but we'll see what happens) eventually. We are going out of town this weekend so we won't really start looking until next week or so.

    Zoee, I know you are all better now, but my heart is still breaking. I thought I heard you lay down beside the bed last night, the bed kind of creaked like it would when you'd lean up against it. I've already called Paizly Zoee and daddy called Jax Zoee. I'm sure it will happen more.

    I hope whatever was bothering you, besides your knee and stomach, is all better now and you can get along with all the other animals up at the bridge. You were such a brat with other dogs........remember getting into it with Tucker? Silly girl.

    Let Taggart know you are ok, he really misses you!

    Love you baby girl!
    Our goal in life should be - to be as good a person as our dog thinks we are.

    Thank you for the siggy, Michelle!


    Cindy (Human) - Taz (RB Tabby) - Zoee (RB Australian Shepherd) - Paizly (Dilute Tortie) - Taggart (Aussie Mix) - Jax (Brown & White Tabby), - Zeplyn (Cattle Dog Mix)

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