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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Now I lay me down to sleep

I am so sad. Last evening we had to put our Bode to rest. He had done okay over the weekend, but yesterday took a turn for the worse. He was having so much trouble breathing he could not lay down comfortably any longer. He wasn’t eating, nor drinking. His belly was distended and causing him much discomfort. We had to make the difficult decision not to let him suffer any longer. It’s hard to make that decision. Should we wait another day? But if we do and he’s much worse, is that fair to him? We did not want to see him suffer total distress, so we let him go. I will miss his sweet, smiling face.

When I find the words I will write him a tribute. I just can’t do it now. I feel emotionally and physically drained after the stress of watching him go up and down over the past two weeks, and over the past few days especially. Pretty much numb.

Rest well, sweet JoJo. We’ll miss you so.

Lynne Robinson, Hewitt, New Jersey

Comments:

Though the decision was difficult, it was compassionate and loving. 

My wish to Bode also ... rest well, sweet one.

Love,
firefly

I’m so sorry Lynne, I know it isn’t easy….

God love you, Bode. I’m glad I was able to finally meet you this summer.
Lynne and Rick, take care—my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love—Sis Susan

Thank you all for your support at this sad time. It means a lot to me.

I am so sorry.  It is a terrible loss to have to see our loved critters move on.  Yet, I am convinced they are still with us somehow, they are not really gone.
You guys shared something special, unconditional love, and that is boundless.  Bode was lucky to have you two in his life.

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