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Linda Roman


Abby passed on Monday this week.  She was the love of my life.  She lay in my lap as the euthanasia meds were administered by the ER vet, and I held her after, wanting to never let go. πŸ™‚   Abby was 13 and had liver and gallbladder issues.  The ER vet found a tumor, there was internal bleeding and a lot of pain.  My choice was to do aggressive treatment with poor prognosis or let her go, and I had to choose right away.  I chose to let her go peacefully.

I’m single with no children, not much family and a few close friends. Abby was my joy every day.  She was smart, funny, stubborn, playful and a big flirt, a true diva.  She also loved men, laying claim to any boyfriend I introduced her to.  She was a good little sister to Simba, my sweet maltese. 

I feel sadness and there is a huge emptiness.  

And, I also feel ashamed, because I feel some relief.  The vet bills, food and meds for two older dogs were becoming overwhelming.  It’s all just so hard. 


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