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Old September 11th, 2009, 09:28 AM
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Sending my sweet boy to the Bridge tomorrow

Mac, my Scottie, has not been feeling well--off appetite and vomiting. Yesterday evening, we found out he has a "substantial mass" in his liver. He is at the hospital with my vet, but I can bring him home this afternoon so he can spend his last night at home, in his bed, with his family. My heart is breaking, but I know I am doing the right thing for Mac. He has been the best and most loyal friend I could ask for over the last 14 years. He deserves to go in peace. His new journey begins tomorrow morning around 9.

I've asked health questions about him here in the past few years. I feel that many of you are friends. Please say a prayer for Mac that he will have a peaceful and gentle passing. I've asked Tipper to meet him and help him get adjusted. I know he won't be alone. A piece of me is dying too. I guess it has to so he can take a piece of my heart with him. Godspeed Puppy Mac.

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Old September 11th, 2009, 09:32 AM
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What a tough decision you had to make, letting your friend cross over the bridge. There Mac will be greeted by Tipper and all of the others that have passed over before him. pbp
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Old September 11th, 2009, 09:33 AM
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I'm so sorry to hear about this. You are doing the right thing by not letting his suffer anymore. He won’t be alone and will play happily with Tipper.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 09:54 AM
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I am so very sorry that you are going through a very difficult time and situation. :sad:

All I can tell you (and you already know) that you have given the best gift of all. Compassion and selfless love.

Strength to you and I KNOW that your baby will be cradled in loving hands on the other side.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 10:08 AM
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Oh Scottiedog . I am so sorry.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 10:10 AM
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Godspeed Mac, your family loves you so much they will give you gentle travel over the bridge. ScottieDog bless you for being selfless enough to know this is the best decision for Mac. We owe it to our beloved pets to spare them the pain and take that on ourselves. Bless you and Bless Mac on his journey. He will not be alone or unloved at the bridge. RIP sweet boy.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 10:28 AM
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what a loving family you have Mac, to be able to let you run pain free over the bridge.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 10:43 AM
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My thoughts will be with your family ScottieDog. May you have strength.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 10:46 AM
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I'm so sorry to hear this I will keep you in my thoughts.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 11:47 AM
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You and Mac will be in our thoughts and prayers, as well, Scottiedog
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Old September 11th, 2009, 11:58 AM
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I'm so sorry. Gentle journeys to Mac, and our prayers are with you all Scottiedog.

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Old September 11th, 2009, 03:45 PM
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ScottieDog..... I too am sorry to hear about this difficult time for you. Just today on another board I belong to, a member had lost her Berner, and another member wrote to her and said: "Don't cry because he is gone. Smile because he was here." I thought they were beautiful words. Take care.

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Old September 11th, 2009, 05:02 PM
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ScottieDog, I wish I could hug you and say something that would ease your pain. It's the hardest thing to do, but also the most loving and selfless. Take care, and when you're ready, please come back to tell us some Mac-stories.

Farewell, dear Mac. May your transition be peaceful and your journey carry you on a cloud of love.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 05:56 PM
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My heart goes out to you - to both of you! His friends will be there to meet him and he will be pain free and happy.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 07:20 PM
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Scottiedog! you are making the best decision one can make for their pets. A journey of love and compassion!

Run free little one! Till you meet again at the Rainbow Bridge!

I'll be thinking of you and your family as you help Mac with his journey!

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Old September 11th, 2009, 07:28 PM
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Old September 11th, 2009, 08:08 PM
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Old September 11th, 2009, 08:19 PM
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i am so very sorry, scottie
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Old September 11th, 2009, 09:06 PM
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Old September 11th, 2009, 09:38 PM
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May Mac's journey be peaceful and painless. I know he will be surrounded by love
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Old September 11th, 2009, 09:59 PM
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My heart aches for you. :sad: You are being wise and brave and generous in allowing your boy a peaceful passing. My prayers are with you.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 10:24 PM
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Give him all the love you can now to send him off on a sweet loving journey. My heart goes out to you and Mac.
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Old September 12th, 2009, 06:46 AM
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Old September 12th, 2009, 09:22 AM
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Old September 12th, 2009, 02:57 PM
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Thank you all for your kind words and prayers. Mac passed peacefully and gently a little before 9:30 this morning. My heart hurts, but I am at peace knowing we did the best we could for our little guy. He runs free in the world without leashes.

He will always have a special place in my heart. Mac was my first dog and he is the reason I have a passion for dogs. He was a gentle, empathetic and kind boy. He came into our lives at 15 weeks. He left just shy of 14 1/2 years old. He had a happy life and was loved with all our hearts. He will always be my Puppy Mac.

Godspeed sweet Puppy Mac

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I am so sorry for your loss......

Puppy Mac....you are indeed a puppy again.
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Old September 12th, 2009, 05:41 PM
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Old September 13th, 2009, 01:47 AM
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I'm so sorry for your loss :sad:. It is clear that Mac was very loved and a treasured member of your family.

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Old September 13th, 2009, 06:55 AM
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