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Re: OT-Hard Decisions


Again, I want to say thanks to all of you. I'm exhausted today-didn't sleep much last night. I just brought the boys back from the park and now I have to go to a goodbye dinner for one of my employees. I'd much rather stay home but you all know the obligations when you're the boss. At least I can have a beer, (or two)
A
----- Original Message ----- From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 4:40 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT-Hard Decisions


Agreed w/ all of the above.  I'm looking at the box w/ Sugar's ashes and
tearing up because I know how badly that hurts, even though you did the
right thing. I hope your healing process doesn't take as long as mine seems
to be.

On 2/29/08, Cathy Carpenter <cathy.c@insightbb.com> wrote:

Yep, it took me months to finally stop periodic crying spells when I
lost Jason. Grieving is healthy and necessary.

Cathy, west central IL, z5b

On Feb 29, 2008, at 10:10 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:

> Exactly.
>
>
> Judy Browning <judylee@lewiston.com> wrote:
>  We just wanted you to have support during a hard time. I think no
> matter how
> prepared you are, the death of a loved one just smacks you up side
> the head
> emotionally. No way to brace for that. Hug your boys and have a good
> cry
> whenever you need to.
> Judy B
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andrea Hodges"
> To:
> Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 3:35 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT-Hard Decisions
>
>
>> Well OK, y'all were right. I lost it. I was fine til I got to the
>> vet's
>> office and then the tears started and I just couldn't stop them.
>> However,
>> I am convinced it was the right thing. Mark, my vet, said when he
>> gave her
>> the shot to sedate her, which was a normal sedative for a 60 lb
>> dog, it
>> almost stopped her heart. He said that indicated to him there was
>> probably
>> something else wrong that we didn't know about and of course
>> wouldn't go
>> to the lengths to diagnose at that point. So, she really was very
>> weak
>> already, just trying not to show it. It was short drive after that
>> to meet
>> my friends and then we took her to their pet cemetery which is on a
>> small
>> marsh island overlooking a nice sandy beach. We buried Gracie and
>> then I
>> went and had a margarita, came home and curled up with my boy
>> Boxers. I
>> think they're already starting to wonder where she is. So, it's
>> done. I
>> did the right thing, and now I just have to get used to that empty
>> space
>> in my house. It will take a while. I kept expecting her to show up
>> this
>> morning. Thanks again for all of your support guys. It means more
>> than you
>> know.
>> A
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Pam Evans"
>> To:
>> Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 4:29 PM
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT-Hard Decisions
>>
>>
>>> She's right. I'm a mess just reading about it.
>>>
>>> On 2/27/08, Donna wrote:
>>>>
>>>> No matter how prepared, rationalized this is the right thing to
>>>> do....
>>>> when it happens, you loose it.
>>>>
>>>> take the friend with.
>>>>
>>>> Donna
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Andrea Hodges wrote:
>>>> I do have friends that can go with me. I really am OK, I promise.
>>>> She's
>>>> been
>>>> going in and out the dog door tonight a lot, which my vet said
>>>> indicates
>>>> she's probably in pain and looking for a place to be comfortable.
>>>> I just
>>>> gave her another pain pill. That tells me again it's time. She's so
>>>> uncomfortable. I'll be OK! And If I need someone to go with me I
>>>> really
>>>> will
>>>> get someone. Thanks again for the thoughts.
>>>> Andrea
>>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>> From: "Pam Evans"
>>>> To:
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 6:11 PM
>>>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT-Hard Decisions
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> That's a good thought Andrea. I had Pat drive me to Dr. Lisa's
>>>>> when it
>>>>> was
>>>>> Sugar's turn to go. I'm not sure I could have made it back on my
>>>>> own.
>>>>> I
>>>>> was in BAD shape. Chris - my mother has never gotten over losing
>>>>> Princess
>>>>> (our Manchester terrier) and that was 25 years ago. She'll never
>>>>> have
>>>>> another animal and that is too bad. She's never been the same.
>>>>>
>>>>> On 2/27/08, Chris wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Hugs fom me too. I can't stand the thought of losing any living
>>>>>> thing.
>>>> I
>>>>>> had to put a dog down once and I haven't gotten over the
>>>>>> heartache.
>>>> That
>>>>>> was
>>>>>> probably 16 years ago. You can get thought it, but it won't be
>>>>>> easy.
>>>>>> Do
>>>>>> you have a friend that can go with you?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Chris Petersen
>>>>>> Northport, Long Island, New York
>>>>>> Zone 7a (Average min temp 50 - 00)
>>>>>>
>>>>>> chris@widom-assoc.com
>>>>>> My garden: http://www.chrispnpt.shutterfly.com
>>>>>>
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>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Pam Evans
>>>>> Kemp TX
>>>>> zone 8A
>>>>>
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