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« on: September 21, 2004, 10:53:33 am »

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I was crying when I did it, just like I am now.

Don't ask me how I know, but John Ross ain't the only guy who's shed tears over his loss...
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2004, 12:09:37 pm »

As many dog lovers as there are around here, with all of us facing similar circumstances in the future, there's probably a river's worth.

I sent him a short note to recognize his courage and compassion.  Such actions deserve support in this day of diluted responsibility and absent honor.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2004, 12:16:20 pm »

Damn...I just had to read this while at work...

I only hope I would be brave enough to do that when the time came.
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2004, 12:22:12 pm »

My own heart dog is Molly's age. I, too, hope I'd have that much courage.

Didn't know John Ross had such kindness in him.
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2004, 12:27:59 pm »

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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2004, 01:01:58 pm »

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I would like to point out that shooting a dog isn't the only option if one does not wish to have the dog put down in an impersonal and frightening environment of a clinic.  Home euthanization is an option:

http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/DummiesArt...le/id-2536.html
Very true. The vet has euthanized my dogs on the lawn behind her clinic. Terrible as it is to have to do it, I've been moved by how gentle the process is. Every time I think, I hope someone makes it that easy for me when my time comes.

I've also known people who shot their own dogs, and -- doing it lovingly as Ross did -- they had no regrets and the dogs didn't seem to suffer.

Given a choice, though, you know the chemicals are going to be painless and peaceful.
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When faith ceases to be a challenge to the standards of polite society, it is no longer, or has not yet become, faith. -- Donald Spoto, Reluctant Saint:  The Life of Francis of Assisi


My life is my message. -- Gandhi

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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2004, 01:23:54 pm »

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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2004, 05:04:04 pm »

I'm not much of a dog person but even I teared up over this.

I lost my 18 year old cat this past December to congestive heart failure. I wish her passing would have been as peaceful as Molly's was. Due to a cold-hearted veterinary bureaucracy she died struggling and in pain. I still have nightmares.  
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2004, 05:37:38 am »

I grew up with my first dog, Henry.  Due to being raised with 4 rambunctuous, wrestling boys, Henry (a beagle mix) grew to a hefty 26 lbs.  All 26 lbs were muscle.  I remember at one vet checkup, the doc commenting that our dog was nothing but muscle and bones.  In the bodybuilding world, he would have been referred to as 'cut' as you could see every muscle under his jet black coat.

Henry eventually got cancer.  Not wanting him to suffer any longer, my brother shot him.  I'll never forget seeing that happen.  I miss my buddy Henry, but I'm glad that he no longer suffers in pain.

God bless our four-legged friends.

 
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2004, 04:32:35 pm »

I'd love to empathize, having been through the death of loyal and loved pets before, but what it this in reference to?  Is there an article?  A link I'm missing?
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« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2004, 05:27:23 pm »

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I'd love to empathize, having been through the death of loyal and loved pets before, but what it this in reference to?  Is there an article?  A link I'm missing?
Click here, and scroll down a page or so.

 
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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2004, 06:18:22 pm »

O God.
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O God I miss my old dog.
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Life is too goddamned short.
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O Lord,
Thine Ocean is so great,
And my boat is so small.

Sportos, motorheads, dweebies, wastoids...they think he's a righteous dude.

The utter waste of our $2,000,000,000 a day military-industrial machine was never demonstrated more vividly than on 9/11.

You do what works.

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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2004, 08:39:05 pm »

A friend of mine recently had to euthanise her cat of 18 years. The vet came to their house, and  Snoopycat got a last snuggle with my friend and her husband before taking his final nap in her arms.  Her husband buried him under his favorite tree in their yard.

My cat's 19 1/2.  So far she seems healthy enough, but realistically we're only talking a year or two. She's been with me through one hell of a lot.

I read the John Ross column at work -- had to blame my non-existant allergies for my red eyes.
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