Today's the Day

@just4him (124274)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
January 25, 2016 12:16pm CST
I made the phone call first thing this morning and I will be leaving in approximately an hour to take Pip to the vet. After I called I talked to a friend. I was in tears, and am still not doing too great. However, this morning I knew beyond a shadow of doubt that the decision is a right one, and so does my older son, who will be going with me. I want to thank everyone who has expressed prayers and condolences. I've taken a lot of pictures, so I will have something to remember her by. Thanks for reading.
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@Elizaby (3822)
• Pensacola, Florida
25 Jan 16
Heavenly Father I ask you right now to be with Valerie as she goes through this difficult time of watching her beloved pet be put to sleep. let her feel Your presence as she watches Pip slip away into eternity freed from the pain of cancer. Help her through out the time of grief to remember the good times and not the last moments and bring out of the tears a smile and even a laughter that will help to bring her through.
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@just4him (124274)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan 16
Amen! Thank you so much.
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@sugartoes (42008)
• Greencastle, Indiana
25 Jan 16
@just4him sugs my prayers are with you I told you before that I was here for you & I mean that if you want someone to talk to you can call me on my phone if you want the # I'll send it to you.
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@just4him (124274)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan 16
@sugartoes Thank you very much. At the moment I've stopped crying.
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@Susan2015 (21326)
• United States
26 Jan 16
It's always hard to let go. When we had to put Molly to sleep, I could not go to work the next day. You know, they are up in Heaven running back and forth over the Rainbow Bridge. I miss her a lot.
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@just4him (124274)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jan 16
Yes, she is. I had a hard time doing anything yesterday.
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@Susan2015 (21326)
• United States
26 Jan 16
@just4him Molly passed away a couple years ago and I miss her a lot still. But I can picture her up there on the bridge and in no more pain.
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@just4him (124274)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jan 16
@Susan2015 I picture Pip all over the house right now. I expect to see her when I come in the door. It's so hard. I know she's in heaven, or at least I hope so as I really don't know how Biblical that is, but it's something to hope for as I hope Rascal is there as well and they are playing together.
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@boiboing (12882)
• Northampton, England
25 Jan 16
Poor Pip - it's nice you had a proper chance to say goodbye and build some memories.
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@just4him (124274)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan 16
Yes it was. I already miss her. It's so hard not having her here. I cried almost all the way home, though not bad enough to get me in trouble driving. It's hard. She was such a good dog.
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@Blondie2222 (22378)
• United States
25 Jan 16
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I know it's a hard thing to do but it will be better than seeing him suffer. Thinking of you today
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@just4him (124274)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan 16
I agree. It was hard watching her climb the stairs but she was such a trooper. I really miss her.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
25 Jan 16
if I could send a hug, I would.
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@just4him (124274)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan 16
Thank you. It was very hard. I've only just stopped crying, but I'm sure that's temporary.
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• Centralia, Missouri
26 Jan 16
@just4him when we lost Mihr I cried on off for a very long time, even now, more than 5 years later now and then it hit me hard.
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@just4him (124274)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jan 16
@Jessicalynnt It's going to take time to get over the pain of this heartache.
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@sugartoes (42008)
• Greencastle, Indiana
25 Jan 16
that just breaks my heart I know you are doing the right thing for him & it's not a easy thing to do it's gonna take time to get over it I know but we all know we have to do what's right for our babies as hard as it is at times but always know he is in your heart & he knows you all loved him.
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@just4him (124274)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jan 16
I cleaned her bowls, belted her collar around her leash handle and washed her bed.
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@just4him (124274)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jan 16
@jstory07 I can't throw them away. I have Rascal's too.
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@DianneN (82245)
• United States
25 Jan 16
I stopped by specifically to see what was going on. More blessings and hugs for you all. I feel for you.
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@just4him (124274)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Jan 16
Thank you. It was very hard. I just can't get used to her not being here.
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@DianneN (82245)
• United States
26 Jan 16
@just4him I know, Valerie. Pour your heart out on myLot. We are here for you. It will take time. May poor Pip R.I.P.
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@just4him (124274)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jan 16
@DianneN Thank you Dianne.
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@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
26 Jan 16
She will never leave you - her presence will be in your heart all the time and every day something will need to be done or happen, and you will remember her in that action. Big hugs to you
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@just4him (124274)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jan 16
I do feel like she never left. It's so hard.
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@kaka135 (14068)
• Malaysia
26 Jan 16
It's really a hard decision to make, and you are really tough. Glad that your son will be with you. I am sure you'll always remember her. Sending my hugs to you, and hope you'll feel better when time goes by.
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@just4him (124274)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jan 16
Thank you very much. It was the hardest thing I've done in a long while.
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@GardenGerty (101780)
• United States
1 Feb 16
Even when you know the decision is right, and kind, it is very hard to do this for our pets.
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@just4him (124274)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Feb 16
Yes it was. I still want to bring her in from outside or look down the hallway to see her lying there, but such is not the case.
@nanette64 (17858)
• Fairfield, Texas
26 Jan 16
I am so sorry @just4him . I know how much it hurts. We are all with you.
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@just4him (124274)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jan 16
Thank you. It was very hard.
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
26 Jan 16
Blessings and hugs from me also. No need to respond.
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@just4him (124274)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jan 16
Thank you Gillian.
@jaboUK (54871)
• United Kingdom
26 Jan 16
Thinking of you Valerie
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@just4him (124274)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jan 16
Thank you.