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Linda Roman

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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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