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Farewell old pal

I write this through a mist of tears and with a very heavy heart. We have this morning had to make the hardest decision of all, to let our dear old pal Jeeves go. Jeeves was the most lovable golden labrador you could ever have wished to meet and was an absolute credit to his breed.
He was nearlly 14 and had been going down hill since Christmas. The vet discovered a growth in his stomach and when we took him to the surgery this morning we had to let him go. Matthew and I sat with him and he drifted off to sleep with his head on my lap. The loss I felt leaving him there was just awful. He has been with us since being a bouncing pup and has shared every joy and sorrow that our family has experienced over the years...births, deaths, marriages.... he was always there right in the thick of it. Matthew has gone off to work and sadly the task of telling our 2 daughters 17 and 10 falls to me..don't know how I will find the words but I will somehow!!
So, jeeves...thank you for being my best pal for all these years.....the house feels so empty without you.
Wish I could stop crying!!! Feel so daft!

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Sorry to hear your news, Annie. At least you were with him at the end, and he would have fallen asleep peacefully, knowing you were there.

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We've been through this and our hearts go out to you. The feeling of loss is indescribable.
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Oh Annie I am so sorry for your loss. Jeeves sounded like a lovely companion and friend and so sad you had to let him go today. Cry away I know I did when we lost Erin. I feel for you.
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Hi Annie

I went through this on New Years Eve and I really feel for you. Just cry away, everyone knows how upsetting it is. Jeeves sounds like a lovely friend and you did your best not to let him suffer.

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We know how you are feeling, in a while you'll be able to think of Jeeves and smile.

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Sharon and Steve

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So sorry for your loss Annie


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You've suffered a family bereavement, crying is natural and necessary.

Try to think of the good life you gave him, and after the initial shock your daughters will get, recall and talk about the happy memories you have.
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I am so very sorry for you. Another reason why I will never have anymore animals is facing up to this scenario.

I still miss my cat which died 8 years ago and the other day I found a claw mark on the kitchen door post and tears came into my eyes.

This shows how much animals mean to us and also how overdue the decoration of our hall is.

I want to die quietly in my sleep like my Uncle did. Not screaming and shouting like his passengers.
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