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    Our darling Declan fell asleep peacefully about 2 hours ago.

    He was a lovely Blenheim boy, aged 7.

    He fought gallantly with MVD and was on so many different pills.

    Tonight he was having trouble breathing and we decided to take him to the emergency vet. Before we left, I cuddled him and begged him to help me get the strength to make the right choice for him.

    When we got him into the car, he lay on the back seat next to my fiance, and fell asleep. A few minutes later he'd stopped breathing. It seems like he made the choice for me. God bless him.

    He was a treasure - intelligent, funny, loving, noisy, playful, plucky - a wonderful little lad.

    We've come home to his son, Cailean, who is running around the house in circles looking for his dad. How do you explain to a dog that his companion's not coming back? Poor little boy.

    I'll never forget Deccie-Dog - he was one in a million.

    Take care til we meet again, my sweetheart.

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    Oh I am sooo sorry for your loss.
    Prayers and love,
    Poor little son left behind to wonder....
    Sorry!

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    Oh Misty I'm so very sorry to hear about your precious Declan.

    Bless him though that he had such a peaceful end, and saved you from the trauma of giving him his wings.

    Try to take comfort that he is free from pain and running happily with all the Rainbow Bridge Angels...and one day you will be reunited.

    Sending our love and ((((hugs)))



    Don’t cry for me I’m doing fine,
    I’m in heaven now with wings that shine,
    It makes me sad to see you cry,
    but I’ve big fields and flowers up here in the sky,
    God gave me all I could ever dream,
    It’s a place more beautiful than you have ever seen,
    While there on earth I saw your smile,
    bringing me peace if just for a while.
    Now as I live in eternal bliss,
    please just know I send you a kiss,
    I loved the time you devoted to me,
    but want one last thing, for you to smile for me.


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    Just cuddle Cailean close, he will understand that you are upset. It may take a while before he stops looking for his Dad. Try to keep him in his normal routine for meals and walks, although I know it's very hard.

    Is there any chance that Cailean could visit with Declan?

    I lost my beautiful Tricolour Peaches {also aged 7} in January to MVD and multiple other problems, we gave her her wings at home, and placed her in her bed. We let our other two come in and see her. Rupert, who had lost a companion before, just sniffed her and seemed to accept straight away. Teddy couldn't understand at all, he kept going over and licking and nudging her and couldn't work out what had happened. It was heartbreaking to watch, but eventually he seemed to accept it.

    Obviously they were both upset, but neither of them looked for her afterwards.


    When you feel up to it, you may find some comfort looking at these sites:

    http://www.petloss.com/

    http://www.griefhealing.com/petlinks.htm

    http://rainbowsbridge.com/chat.htm

    http://rainbowsbridge.com/hello.htm

    http://dogs.about.com/od/griefandloss/
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    Supporting www.rupertsfund.com and www.cavaliermatters.org

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    I'm so sorry that you have lost Declan. You were clearly doing everything possible to give him the best life possible -- and he left you in such a peaceful way, taking the hard decisions from your shoulders. That won't lessen the pain but I am sure it will be a comfort to know he slipped away so gently and would have felt no pain -- and you were there with him too.
    Karlin
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    In memory: Lucy
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    I'm so sorry for you loss. Your Declan sounded like a beautiful boy. May he rest peacefully or romp happily, whatever makes him happiest.
    Cathy
    Loving mom to Jake, Shelby and Micah

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    Your in our Thoughts Here~~
    With Deepest Sympathy....
    A Good Attitude is like Kudzu~ It spreads quickly and never stops growing.......

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    So, so sorry to read your posting. it's heartbreaking to say goodbye to a little one that we have loved so very much, be gentle on yourself, time does heal, it will get better. Treasure the memories for they are so special and yours forever. He is and always will be in your heart

    Thinking of you all at this very difficult time,

    Take care,

    Alison, Wilts, UK.

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    Misty so sorry to hear about Declan. My thoughts are with you. Xxx

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    I'm so sorry for your loss.
    Jen, Abbey (Tri Cavalier) & Gus (White Min. Schnauzer)

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    Our thoughts are with you Misty. I lost my beloved rescue Jonah to MVD in January '05. Like your Declan, he was out playing in the snow and just had a massive coronary and went quickly. It was truly meant to be that he spent almost 2 great years with us. I still miss him every day....

    Sheri

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