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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-08-2014, 22:02 Thread Starter
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I always read the rainbow bridge posts and always have tears in my eyes thinking of the dogs I have lost in the past.

Now it is my turn to post a loss. We had to make the hardest decision to put our beloved Border Collie Pip to sleep on Monday. She had a good life, we rescued her from Battersea Dogs Home 11 years ago only to discover a few months later she had developed diabetes, we have spent the last 10 years worrying about keeping the fridge running to protect her insulin and keeping her weight exact to control her condition which we did well.

After 10 years of insulin she develop cataracts which we had removed in one eye 2 months ago. The procedure has a 95% success rate. Unfortunately, Pip was in the unlucky 5% when her retina detached leaving her completely blind in that eye.

Last week she stopped eating, no matter what we gave her she would not take it. We took her to the vet who offered antibiotics, but I could see in her little sweet face she was done and ready to go.

Thanks you Pip for your undying love you give us both

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Hmm. Devastating so sorry.


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So sorry for your loss. Sounds like you gave Pup a fantastic life.
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It sounds like you did a fantastic job of extending her life. You did an amazing job and although you must be devastated you must console yourself with the life you gave her
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-08-2014, 01:05
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So sorry x

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Feel for you we lost our Dalmation Lucky a year ago remember the pleasure she ave you

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A very sad time when we lose our mate. Just hang on to those happy memories, all the best.
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I feel for you at this time of great loss, but you did what was right for her. Our beloved pets are lucky in that we can let them fall asleep without pain. It's hard not to think about that final moment, I know from experience, but we need to remember all the good times. Thank you for sharing with us.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-08-2014, 10:06
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so sorry for the hard decision you had to take, hope your happy memories bring some comfort.

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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-08-2014, 10:48
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One day you will look back, think of Pip and smile, take care x
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