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    Default The ultimate act of love

    It's been a real long time since i have been on CT.

    In november my oliver was rushed to emergency, he was caughing alot. The vet ran some tests and took xrays..the little guy with a big heart actually had a big heart. It was pushing on his lungs and makeing him caugh.
    there was nothing we can do..the vet said he could live comfortably for 6 months -1 year but she just didnt know.

    life as he knew it ended though. He wasnt aloud to go for walks, or play ball which was his favorite thing in the whole wide world.
    He had to move to my grandparents house because after we sold our home of 24 years my parents were renting with no back yard..and he the medication he had ...he needed one.
    Grandpa and grandma took great care of him and i visited several times a week.

    It was one of the hardest thigns..seeing someone you love slip away and not be able to do anythign about it.

    We knew when he showed signs of pain or suffering we would have to make that call..the one no pet owner ever wants to make.

    it happened last thursday. his tummy got swollen.. he looked pregnant. my parents went away for the weekend, and i was able to spend alot of time with him. Grandma and i made a paw print stepping stone, much to his annoyance. (boy did we get dirty looks)
    after spending alot of time with him, i saw it was defently time. and i texted dad on sunday to tell him.

    he agreed. They were going to make an appointment for this friday.

    but he had a real bad night sunday ngiht..didnt sleep at all..wasnt comfortable.
    at work i had prewarned my coworkers it would be a hard week for me..not only was i sick but we would be putting my dog down on friday.

    i got the text from dad at work saying they bumped it up from friday to that day..monday.
    i called him and was in tears.

    i wasnt even gonna get to say goodbye.
    i agreed itw as the right thing to do..but its never easy.

    well between my sore throat and my tears my coworkers told me to go home (not always doable when you work in daycare..it has to be a ratio of 4:1 )
    i sped home to grandmas and was able to spend a few hours with him before it was time.


    on the very day made to express your love, we gave him the ultimate act of love. but it dosnt make it any easier.
    i miss him, and it hurts.
    he was my best friend.
    Oliver and Max and Meeko man, i will meet you at the Rainbow bridge. I love you all. Miss you more then you'll ever know.
    wait for me...
    Chelsea

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    Oh, I'm so sorry Chelsea. It's so hard to lose your best friend even if they have four legs instead of two. Run like the wind Oliver!
    Bev
    Oliver (blenheim, born 3/2001), Riley (black & tan, born 8/2002,), Madison (ruby, born 9/2003), and Oz (tri-color, born 7/2007)

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    I'm so sorry that Oliver has gone, your post is very emotional and it is obvious how much you loved him
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    Sending warm hugs to you on the loss of your beloved pet.

    Nanette xxxx
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    Hi

    My dearest thoughts go to you ,reading you post brought a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes.
    Brian M

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    Chelsea, so sorry that you had to give Oliver his wings. Your thread heading is so true -it is the "Ultimate Act of love" that we can give. Remember that Oliver's memory will stay forever in your heart.
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    I am glad you got to say goodbye and tell him how much you loved him.

    RIP Oliver
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    I am so sorry and I reared up reading this. You also have a big heart.

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    Anne Proud mother of Elton 5 and Angel Ella

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    Chelsea, I'm fairly new here, but I am so sorry for your loss. When they are your best friend, it's so heart breaking to have to make a decision like this. I know he will always be in your heart.

    Thinking of you during this difficult time.

    Cindy and Claire

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    I am so sorry for your loss Chelsea, it must be very hard right now. Thank you for telling us Oliver's story. I'm sure he knew how much you loved him.
    Shirley
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