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29th June 2007 - See you when we get there Scarlett

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We put Scarlett to sleep yesterday morning after her 7 month long battle with seizures, loss of co-ordination, muscle strength & cognition. There was no questioning that the time had come. We got the vet to come to our home & and she went her way as we cuddled her infront of the fire. She went gently as it should be and having just had the feast of her lifetime.

We buried her in a watery grave & under torrential rain, as it has been here for weeks now. I had visions of sweetly laying some dog biscuits at her nose for her to take on her journey, but like some warped black comedy they floated off down the yard & I had to go retrieve them & anchor them down with clods of mud. The gods seemed to have deemed that it would be no pretty burial so after this rain lets up and our land stops being a river, we will have to go and make sure that she is still respectfully buried.

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