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RE: OT-Hard Decisions

Ditto from me. For what it's worth...remember dogs live in the moment;
there's no apprehension or fear of what is to come, just what is
happening now. That can be a factor in deciding either way.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of james singer
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 10:26 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT-Hard Decisions

Always a tough decision, pal--usually because the right alternative is
the most wrenching one to take.

On Feb 26, 2008, at 6:33 PM, Andrea Hodges wrote:

> Hi all-I've been hemming and hawing for months now about the health of

> my 12
> 1/2 year old chocolate lab Gracie, and I think I've come to the
> decision that
> it's time for her to move on. I talked to my vet last night and he
> agrees. I'm
> basically writing to vent. I feel guilty because she's still eating,
> happy to
> see me when I get home, wanting to go on walks, etc. However, she has
> thickening in her lungs that makes it hard for her to breathe, severe
> arthritis in her spine, horrible allergies that make her itch and get
> infections ( Always has) and has become basically incontinent from all

> of the
> prednisone she's kept on. I don't think I can take it any more. But,
> again, I
> feel guilty. My vet assures me that it's quality vs. quantity when it
> comes to
> a dog's life and the quality certainly isn't there. He was out of town

> today
> but will be in tomorrow and I'll probably take her tomorrow or
> Thursday. She's
> on pain meds right now to keep her comfortable. I am OK. Just feel
> like I have
> a knot in my belly stressing over it. My oral defense in Texas is in 3
> weeks-on the 14th of March. I am so stressed about school I could
> scream and
> just want it to be over. I think this is adding to my stress level of
> course.
> Then I've had someone quit at work and she's hemming and hawing about
> the date
> she's leaving and I'm about ready to tell her to just freaking go.
> She's
> holding up the rest of us. I was supposed to have a test in
> calibrations last
> week. I had questions for my professor which I emailed several times.
> Never
> heard from him and still haven't gotten a copy of the test, so that
> puts me
> behind in my pesticides class. I've moved on the next chapters that we

> are
> supposed to start studying this week. I need a vacation. Thanks for
> listening
> all!
> A
> Andrea Hodges
> Beaufort, SC
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