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RIP Chloé , we didn't have enough time together

June 19th, 2009, 06:05 PM
I had to say goodbye to my dear girl , my mini golden , this afternoon :sad:

We had a vet's appointement yesterday , I had one for foster Milou and one for Chloe , who was limping more and more. The Metacam wasn't helping anymore. The vet could only say that she had lost all muscle mass in her leg , and that she was in pain. :sad: So I left her there overnight so they could do x-rays this morning.

They called me at 9 am and just by the vet's voice , I knew it wasn't good. She said that , 75% chances it was a bone tumor (and if so , 90% it was bone cancer) the other 25% was bone infection. And again , told me she was in pain. She would have needed a biopsy , but I said no. She would have been 13 years old next month , and I didn't want to put her through this , this type of biopsy is a surgery in its own. I was pretty sure that it was cancer , since the discovery of her cushings disease , which can be cause by cancer of the pituary (sp) gland.

I couldn't leave work before 4 pm :sad: then I went straight to the clinic.

Chloe , I had you with me for only a year , this was much too short. I will miss you so much , and I know Bailey and Nelly will too , Nelly was looking all over for you last night :sad:... I am so sorry I couldn't do more for you , now you are with Sam and Daisy .... I miss you already, thank you Chloe , for giving me this wonderful year with you. I love you so much.

Golden Girls
June 19th, 2009, 06:07 PM
I'm really sorry Frenchy :sad:

June 19th, 2009, 06:10 PM
Oh Frenchy.....not Little Chloe...I'm so sorry:rip:little Chloe:sad:

June 19th, 2009, 06:16 PM
awww Frenchy, how sad.:grouphug: RIP Chloe, run free over the bridge.

June 19th, 2009, 06:28 PM
I am so sorry for your loss :cry:

June 19th, 2009, 06:43 PM
Awww frenchy!! :grouphug: :grouphug: Run Free and without pain Chole!!!
You will be missed!!!

June 19th, 2009, 06:53 PM
RIP Sweet Chloe!

Run Free with your pals at the bridge!

Frenchy my friend I am thinking of you!


June 19th, 2009, 07:04 PM
Oh Frenchy! I'm so sorry that you had to go through this again so soon.

Rest in peace little Chloe.

June 19th, 2009, 07:11 PM
I am so sorry Frenchy. Wish you had more time with this little one, she will be greatly missed. You gave her more in the short time than she probably ever had.:rip:Chloe

Jim Hall
June 19th, 2009, 07:15 PM
my sympathies

June 19th, 2009, 07:16 PM
:candle::rip: sweet Chloe :candle::sad::cry:
Frenchy - I am so sorry you have to go through this yet again. You are a rock and an angel to many many dogs who have never known the love you show them. :grouphug:

June 19th, 2009, 07:16 PM
So sorry for your loss Frenchy.

June 19th, 2009, 07:25 PM
Oh Frenchy I am so sorry, that is so hard, you are strong and amazing! The love that little dog received from you is un measureable, and for that you will be rewarded. Be at peace little one, run and play and now enjoy everyday!

June 19th, 2009, 07:26 PM
My heart goes out to you, Frenchy. Chloe was blessed to experience the best love in the world while she was with you and your furry family. Do not mourn her death, but celebrate her life, for she no doubt left pawprints on your heart.

June 19th, 2009, 07:42 PM
my deepest sympathies are with you right now Frenchy. Take comfort in the love and kisses from your other furbabies during this hard time.
RIP sweet Chloe :angel2:, you have your wings now!

June 19th, 2009, 07:48 PM
Oh renchy Im sorry :sad: You gave chloe the best year of her whole life! You are amazing.. Truly, you are. I wish i could give you a great big hug. Im sorry you've had to go thru this again so soon.

:rip: mini golden girl, Chloe.. We will all miss you! :angel2:

June 19th, 2009, 08:27 PM
I am so very sorry for your loss- RIP Chole - You were very loved :candle:

June 19th, 2009, 08:38 PM
Oh hon i was sooo afraid to log on here tonight. I am so sorry for your loss. You did what was best for her and she knew she was loved. (((((((hugs))))

June 19th, 2009, 08:52 PM
i am so sorry to hear this Frenchy. many :grouphug: to you.

June 19th, 2009, 09:11 PM
Frenchy I am sorry to hear about gave her a wonderful year.


June 19th, 2009, 09:55 PM
:cry: Frenchy, I am so sorry, I have no doubt that Sam is taking great care of her. :rip: Adorable Chloe. :angel: :candle:

June 19th, 2009, 10:01 PM
:candle: Chloe :candle:

June 19th, 2009, 10:11 PM
:sad: I'm so sorry Frenchy :2huggers:

:rip: sweet :angel2: Chloe :candle: She is playing at the Rainbow Bridge ( with those who've gone before :candle:

Jim Hall
June 19th, 2009, 10:42 PM
hope your doing ok come in to the tjt and say hi

June 19th, 2009, 10:53 PM
:grouphug: Without you, Frenchy, Chloe wouldn't have had that last year. You were her angel and now she returns the favor. :angel:

You were both very lucky to have found each other, if only for a brief time.

:candle: Chloe

June 20th, 2009, 12:10 AM
Oh Frenchy I am truly heartbroken for you at another such big loss so soon :sad:

Chloe was certainly a sweetheart...a mini golden with a huge personality :cloud9:
:grouphug:there was nothing left to do but send her off to Sam and Daisy

Bless you for all you did for her and all you do for all of them :angel2:

June 20th, 2009, 01:29 AM
Frenchy, I'm so sorry you couldn't have had Chloe for longer and are suffering the loss of a second beloved pet in less than a year. I read the older threads about how Chloe came into your life. Thankfully she was with a wonderful, caring person like you when she became ill. You did all you could for her and you knew when it was time to let her go.
:grouphug::grouphug: She is now free of pain.

:candle:Run free dear :angel2:Chloe:dog::candle:

June 20th, 2009, 01:31 AM
:rip: chloe

June 20th, 2009, 06:54 AM
I am so sad seeing this thread. I'm so sorry Frenchy. Chloe was a real sweetie and you had been through a lot with her. She always looked like such a happy girl in the pictures you posted of her.


June 20th, 2009, 07:25 AM
I am so soooo sorry Frenchy, you gave her enough love this past year to last her in eternity while she waits for you. Run pain free over the Bridge pretty girl!!!:sorry::grouphug:

June 20th, 2009, 07:40 AM
Frenchy,the little girl with the HUGE heart,wish I could be there for you:grouphug:
Every dog/cat that is blessed to be with you,is very lucky,whether it's for 1 year or 10,Chloe was a very special little girl whom we all loved,she will be missed:cry:
:angel2:run free little beautiful Chloe

June 20th, 2009, 09:05 AM
I am so sad to hear that you had to let Chloe go Frenchy. You gave her an amazing year and an incredible amount of love. :grouphug:

June 20th, 2009, 10:00 AM
Thanks for all your support :grouphug:

The house feels so empty .... to "loose" 2 dogs on the same day (Milou left for his new family Thursday night) Bailey and Nelly are sleeping a bit more , makes it very calm and silent :sad:

I found myself looking at the floor every time I'm about to get up , Chloe would always be beside me and I had to watch so I wouldn't step on her. When I went to bed , I looked at the teddy that's on my desk , I use to give it to Chloe when she came to bed , she would always sleep with it , I would put it back on the desk in the morning so Nelly wouldn't destroy it. It was Chloe's baby. :o she had other stuffies for day time. Her polar bear from 14+ , funny how Nelly never damaged that one. Maybe she knew Chloe liked that one too much.

It's so unfair , just when , after all these months , we finally got the cushings under control , this had to happen. :mad: she never got a break :sad:

One good thing came out of this , some of you know how unsatisfied I was with my ex vet , so I took her to the vets where the rescue sent me for Milou. I was amazed , all the vets and staff , were all so nice. I got to spend all the time I wanted with Chloe yesterday , alone in a comfy and peaceful room. I wasn't traumatised like when we did this at my ex vet. I am very thankfull to those new vets , and will make sure to send them a card. From now on , I will bringing my pets there. It's a bit far for me but well worth the drive. I still can't believe how warm and nice they were with me and Chloe.

June 20th, 2009, 10:12 AM
Frenchy, I am so sorry. Chloe was a sweetheart, reminded me so much of my Briar, who is also small. Please find some peace in how much she loved you and how happy she was with you. A :grouphug: to you and a big hug for your guys.

:rip: Chloe

June 20th, 2009, 11:34 AM
I am so sorry for your loss. Peace to your heart at this time...

Race to the bridge Chloe...

June 20th, 2009, 12:23 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about Chloe Nadine, she was such a sweet dog.

June 20th, 2009, 01:12 PM
Awww Frenchy, I'm so sorry. Doesn't matter how old they are, it's never long enough. You were kind to have let her go.... it's was her time......

The Last Battle
If it should be that I grow frail and weak,

And pain should keep me from my sleep,

Then will you do what must be done,

For this, the last battle, can't be won.

You will be sad I understand,

But don't let grief then stay your hand,

For on this day, more than the rest,

Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years,

You wouldn't want me to suffer so.

When the time comes, please, let me go.

Take me to where to my needs they'll tend,

Only, stay with me till the end

And hold me firm and speak to me,

Until my eyes no longer see.

I know in time you will agree,

It is a kindness you do to me.

Although my tail its last has waved,

From pain and suffering I have been saved.

Don't grieve that it must be you,

Who has to decide this thing to do;

We've been so close,we two, these years,

Don't let your heart hold any tears.

Author Unknown

June 20th, 2009, 02:34 PM
I'm so very sorry. :grouphug:

June 20th, 2009, 03:06 PM
Oh Frenchy. I cannot tell you how very sorry I am for the loss of Chloe. I had hoped she would overcome this.

You gave her so much love in the time you had her. I'm happy that her last year of life was with you, because I know she was happy and felt loved and at home.



June 20th, 2009, 10:40 PM
Very sorry for your loss Frenchy.

:rip: Sweet Chloe :candle:

June 21st, 2009, 06:23 AM
Frency, I am so very sorry to hear about Chloe. It's always heart breaking when our fur sweeties are in such pain. HUGS


June 21st, 2009, 08:16 AM
I'm very sorry for your loss. :rip: Chloe:angel2:

June 21st, 2009, 10:05 AM
thanks everyone ...

BMD , that pic , kinda looks like little miss Chloe a bit :o love the poem.

It is the hardest decision to take , and then to live with it.

3 dogs in 3 years .... I did put myself in these positions , by adopting older dogs. I sometimes think I won't be able to do it again but .... it's so unfair for these older ones to be dumped in shelters or rescues , after a lifetime of loyal services to their masters , to just be discarded this way ....

it is hard for any dogs , at any age but the older ones , not too many people want them.

Chloe was almost already 12 years old when I adopted her , she still had spunk , made me laugh , still played with stuffies , was so adorable and loving , I'm still so thankfull to the rescue lady from RR Horses to have worked her a** off to save Chloe from euthanasia. You don't have a dog put down just because you're getting a divorce ....

June 21st, 2009, 12:03 PM
Frenchy, I am sooo sorry to read about your loss. Chloe was one lucky dog to have you in her life, even for the one year. :pray:

Run free sweet Chloe.. :rip:

Hugs to you Frenchy.... :grouphug:

June 21st, 2009, 03:50 PM
Frenchy,hubby asked why you foster and adopt mostly older dogs and I said,because you are a very special person.
These elderly dogs are very lucky there is a person like you,you know you'll suffer when the end is near,but you do this for a totally unselfish reason.
Dumped and discarded dogs find a haven in your home and that makes you a doggie- angel.
I am sure you'll do it all again,you just cannot say no to a greyish muzzle and big sad eyes and that's why we love you:grouphug:

June 21st, 2009, 05:03 PM
:pray: Dear sweet Chloe, goodbye, run free, :rip:

June 21st, 2009, 06:12 PM
Frenchy, I'm so sorry for your loss :sad: Chloe had such a wonderful year with you.

:rip: Chloe :angel2:

June 21st, 2009, 06:24 PM
Something ive been working on today.. Sorry, its not very good, but i thought it would be nice.

June 21st, 2009, 08:05 PM
I am so sorry. :cry:
Having just made this decision myself with my Chloe I completely understand.:grouphug:

June 21st, 2009, 09:26 PM
Something ive been working on today.. Sorry, its not very good, but i thought it would be nice.

awww thank you so much BM , I will make a poster out of this , it's too cute! She was such an adorable dog , I miss seeing her cute little face :sad:

June 21st, 2009, 09:27 PM
I am so sorry. :cry:
Having just made this decision myself with my Chloe I completely understand.:grouphug:

:grouphug: never gets any easier hey ? :sad:

June 22nd, 2009, 01:51 AM
I'm so very sorry Frenchy :sad:. Chloe was very lucky to have been loved by you and your furries and she will continue to watch over you all as a member of your "angel" crew.

:grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:

June 22nd, 2009, 09:51 AM
Just read about this in another thread. I am so very very sorry Frenchy. Gosh I know how hard you tried. She was lucky to have you for the time she did. You are one heck of a mommy!:grouphug:

Bless you dear Chloe. May you find new youth.:rip:

June 22nd, 2009, 09:58 AM

Frenchy, as I told you in person...You made the right decision. Doesn't make it an easy one by far, but it was a very brave thing to do. I know first-hand also, how awful it feels to decide, and you always keep thinking "what if...", but it was the right decision. You have done more for her than anyone in her life, including spare her the pain and the humiliation of going ahead in the state that she was in.

I am thinking of you and sending you (((((HUGS)))).

You will meet again, at the Rainbow Bridge, where she will be waiting for you.... She is pain-free and young again and Sam will take good care of her till all of you meet again.

:candle: Run free, sweet Chloé. :candle:

Ford Girl
June 22nd, 2009, 05:14 PM
Im so sorry my friend, I know how much your dogs mean to you, your dogs, fosters, forevers and your kitties too. You are a wonderful person and so so much for these animals, she lived her last year with you and your crew, it was probably the best year of her life.

Big hugs my friend. xoxo

June 22nd, 2009, 06:06 PM
Frenchy I am so vey sorry for your loss :grouphug:

June 22nd, 2009, 08:38 PM
OMG I am so sorry Frenchy. I have been away and just saw this.:grouphug::grouphug::grouphug::grouphug:

June 23rd, 2009, 06:42 PM
OMG I am so sorry Frenchy. I have been away and just saw this.:grouphug::grouphug::grouphug::grouphug:

no worries L4H , it surprised me too :sad: I thought we were "off the hook" with her cushings under control , I thought her limping was due to a small injury ... never thought I was to come back home without her.

Dog Dancer
June 23rd, 2009, 07:37 PM
It's so sad when we take them to the vet and WHAM - we never get to bring them home again. I've had that happen to me too, and it's such a shock. Bless you Frenchy for giving Chloe the best of love for the last part of her life. You are an Earth Angel for these senior dogs, I'm not sure if my heart could handle that. You are brave and giving and I'm certain you are rewarded many times over for what you do for these pups. RIP Chloe your family (and your Pets family) will miss you.

June 24th, 2009, 06:08 AM
I am so very Sorry :sad:
RIP:rip: little Chloe, you were very much loved :candle:

June 24th, 2009, 04:56 PM
Ohhhhhhhhh Frenchy, I am soooooo very sorry...:cry::cry::cry:

You are such an amazing woman..And just know this, Chloe knew you loved her. You gave her all the love she needed and deserved. And she gave the love back..Chloe may have only been with you a year, but I know she had the best year of her life.

:rip: beautiful little girl. :candle::angel2:

June 24th, 2009, 05:43 PM
Thanks happycats and Monab !