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Today I had to take a trip to the vet with my little old dog Buffy she was 16.5 years old and a kelpie cross jack russell that I rescued from the pound at just 4 weeks of age, she was all of $25 and covered in poop. This was a long time ago when I was just 16.

I grew up with Buffy and took her such places as the Sydney Harbour bridge. One day I was with her at Sunshine Beach in Noosa and the night before had been stormy and a container ship had to dump its load in heavy seas. This load just happened to be tennis balls and millions of them. Poor Buff didnt know which ones to retrieve first and that all her Chrissy's had come at once!

 

Todays vet visit ended with her having to be put to sleep, she is now in doggy heaven with our German Shepherd Harley. Buffy had a strange cough that had developed rather quickly. Xrays showed an enlarged heart that was pressing on her lungs which had 3 large tumors the sized of 10c pieces and 6 smaller ones. This was what was causing her to cough. The vet said she was amazed Buffy made it this long. I was told the only care I could give her would just prolong the inevitable and that she would likely to go downhill quickly. So was best to let her go gracefully. She gave me the best of her life and I owed it to her not to allow her to suffer. Buffy was already deaf and weak in her hind legs and could not really hold her toileting movements anymore, she also had a tumor one her chest that had doubled in size in the last month that they believe was cancer also so god knows where else it had spread as we only xrayed her chest.

Anyway heres to Buffy :angel1: always alive in my heart R.I.P. :rofl:

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Oh, she's beautiful Trish, she's really got the kelpie looks. I have a kelpie so I can't help but get a little teary eyed now Trish.

 

Rest In Peace baby girl

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awww sorry to hear that Trish. Hope you are coping with it okay.

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I'm so sorry for you loss. Take it easy on yourself and don't be afraid to bawl your eyes out when you need too. People that never had a close animal companion don't really understand how heartbreaking the situation is. I really hope you have some close family and friends that knew Buffy that you can feel comfortable speaking with and remembering her in a fond way.....I loved the story about the tennis balls...for sure you can only smile when you think of that!

 

What a lucky little girl she was to have found you...you gave Buffy a life that was rich with love and experiences, for sure you were both blessed the day you found each other. Remember too that you gave her a gift by the way she left this world...there are so many suffering animals that don't have such endings (and humans if we are honest)...truley this is one of the biggest gifts you were able to give Buffy.

 

I lost my baby boy, Erin, in September 07 and there isn't a day that I don't miss him but at the same time, there isn't a day that I don't thank God for sending him to me to enrich my life for all those years.

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You did the right thing Trish, she was lucky to have a responsible owner like you. Less considerate people would have prolonged her pain to ease their own.

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Thankyou so much for your kind words it really helps to hear that others agree that I did the right thing by her. Yes, I have been bawling my eyes out most of the day, they are so sore! I really love the picture of Buffy at the waterfall, it really looks like she is smiling! My mum husband and kids have been wonderful, especially my 10 y.o. daughter, she is so caring and took her little sister who is 6 and played with her to let me speak on the phone to the vet etc, what an angel she is!

Thanks again,

Trish :)

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Awww. I'm so sorry for your loss. Biggest hugs from me xoxo I recently had to have my cat put down, and totally understand what you are going through... I'm only a PM away xo

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I know what you are going through and I wish I would take the pain away but it does get easier with time. We just recently lost our husky of 14yrs last month, it was very sudden like your sweetie pie. 16yrs with so many awesome memories dogs like this who are never rehomed, lived with their forever home since being 4 weeks....I say they win the million dollar lottery and she did. Big HUGS to you.

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Thankyou everyone for the kind words, I still feel confident this morning that I made the right decision so thats one good thing. Buffy is going to be cremated, my mother in law suggested it, as she knew Buffy and what a great dog she was. I might scatter her one day at the tennis ball beach!

 

My vet is an hours drive away and before I found out the bad news yesterday I had already left her with them and come home, they told me it might take a while as they were busy. Its school holidays and it was just me and the kids, the trip in the car to go and get her and bring her home would have been too sad. So for her to be cremated seemed the best option and more dignified and a nice prospect to let her go free at the beach.

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im sorry for loss.

 

snowy

 

 

 

Thankyou everyone for the kind words, I still feel confident this morning that I made the right decision so thats one good thing. Buffy is going to be cremated, my mother in law suggested it, as she knew Buffy and what a great dog she was. I might scatter her one day at the tennis ball beach!

 

My vet is an hours drive away and before I found out the bad news yesterday I had already left her with them and come home, they told me it might take a while as they were busy. Its school holidays and it was just me and the kids, the trip in the car to go and get her and bring her home would have been too sad. So for her to be cremated seemed the best option and more dignified and a nice prospect to let her go free at the beach.

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Thanks Snowy :baby:

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Buffy is going to be cremated, my mother in law suggested it, as she knew Buffy and what a great dog she was. I might scatter her one day at the tennis ball beach!

 

 

What a lovely idea... you could even throw a tennis ball out to sea (maybe even with her name on it?, for her to 'catch'. Hugs mate :baby:

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l'm so sorry for your loss, l know how hard it is :(

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I have had all my pets cremated too big hugs around the season ((hugs))

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Thanks once again for your support it means the world to me to share it with you all and to talk about it helps me heal. We had a lovely Christmas, I kept a brave face. So many things from day to day remind me of her. I get teary at night as I keep busy through the day but yes I think with time it will get easier. My first baby budgie hatched today so a new life has found its way into my world already! :)

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On New Years Eve I took hubby and the kids to the fireworks in Portland and afterwards were making our way to our car when I noticed a little doggy on the run and very scared. I called ahead to my 10 y.o. daughter to "grab that dog" as it was about to run onto the road. She managed to get it and we took it home to our caravan for the night after trying the number on his tag and getting an answering service. He slept on our bed and did most of the sweet tricks that Buffy used to do, give me his paw and demanded a belly rub etc!I called the owner the next day and he was away in Torquay and couldn't come till the night time, I said I didnt mind as he reminded me of my dog that had passed away the week before. That night he came to get "Baxter" and I reluctantly handed him over. The owner thanked me and told me he had a Jack Russell at home having pups in 3 weeks and that he wanted to give me one for finding Baxter! He is selling them all but won't charge me. I think it is fate or Karma the way this has worked out! Maybe Buffy arranged this one in some weird way!!! :angel1:

 

Below: Baxter and my daughter Caela and my brother Regan (four days younger than my daughter!).dcp_4249.jpg

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congrats. now you have something to ljook forward to.

 

i think buffy planned it.

 

snowy

 

 

 

 

 

On New Years Eve I took hubby and the kids to the fireworks in Portland and afterwards were making our way to our car when I noticed a little doggy on the run and very scared. I called ahead to my 10 y.o. daughter to "grab that dog" as it was about to run onto the road. She managed to get it and we took it home to our caravan for the night after trying the number on his tag and getting an answering service. He slept on our bed and did most of the sweet tricks that Buffy used to do, give me his paw and demanded a belly rub etc!I called the owner the next day and he was away in Torquay and couldn't come till the night time, I said I didnt mind as he reminded me of my dog that had passed away the week before. That night he came to get "Baxter" and I reluctantly handed him over. The owner thanked me and told me he had a Jack Russell at home having pups in 3 weeks and that he wanted to give me one for finding Baxter! He is selling them all but won't charge me. I think it is fate or Karma the way this has worked out! Maybe Buffy arranged this one in some weird way!!! :angel1:

 

Below: Baxter and my daughter Caela and my brother Regan (four days younger than my daughter!).dcp_4249.jpg

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Awww, so sorry for your loss. I lost my 14 year old Somali cat yesterday, and I can't help thinking about all the years we shared and the history we had. At least our guys had long lives and passed on knowing that they were loved. I hope you really enjoy your new pup! ^_^

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A good deed is always rewarded by another good deed...what a wonderful experience for both you and your daughter. Are you going to take a puppy?

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l'm sorry for your loss.

That is nice.

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l'm sorry for your loss.

That is nice.

 

 

Thanks for your kind thoughts, each day I feel a bit better and I still think I did the right thing to be fair to her so thats the main thing.

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Hugs mate xoxo... in time it will get a little eaiser... And finding that dog and being offered a new puppy... definatly a sign from Buffy I'd say... Good luck and still thinking of you and your family xo

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