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Old 02-08-2015, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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ZUGOR: I am sorry about your sweet furkid. It is so hard when they are sick and especially hard to think about losing them.

My 12 y/o companion was back to the ER vet a week ago. Such a mess. It appears her Cancer has spread. We are just not sure what the next steps with be.

I will be thinking of you. So very very sorry.
Sorry for both of you having such ill animal friends. It's so hard to know when "quality of life" is near an end for a pet, and thus s/he might be put down. Staying physically close and giving a lot of affection helps.

 
Old 02-08-2015, 12:06 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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With my little Merlin, we wanted to put him down when he was so sick with cancer. I emailed his original owner to tell her and (unfortunately, but understandably) she took him to his previous vet who prescribed pills, steroids I think, that enabled him to live a few months longer.

She was a pre-med student so probably had more tolerance for suffering than we did. We would have ended the torture and suffering but instead we ended up giving him mashed up pills every day, guarding him as he had seizures, watching hopelessly as he slept most of his life away, no longer enjoying much quality of life.

Finally he really could no longer eat even with all the pills and we had to get it over with. It was just plain awful. You walk out of the place feeling empty and horrible. We went for a walk in the park, dazed. The only thing that saved us was another dog coming on the scene.

It's a very sad situation, losing a pet. I find that the only solution is to find another one to love--not a replacement because nothing can replace what you lost--but a new one.
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Old 02-08-2015, 12:59 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Sorry to hear that, sky.......hugs to all.

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Old 02-08-2015, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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We're bracing ourselves for another predicted snowstorm that is starting now, supposedly a foot to a foot and a half. My driveway (as are all others) is piled 6 feet high on each side with snow. The streets are clogged and poorly plowed. On two-way streets we have to pull over to let another car come through. The plows are everywhere, sometimes making things worse. I don't know why anyone bothers to go through a car wash; a half-hour later the cars are completely salt-covered. I know I'm not really going to leave here for greener pastures, but...one never can say never. Last winter with the cold and ice, and this winter with the snow and cold and ice, is just over the top and trying the patience of the most laid-back. There is nothing redeeming in it, skiing notwithstanding.
 
Old 02-08-2015, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Oh my gosh. I wish I could give you all a hug and send some of our heat and sun your way. You have my sympathies for sure. Hope it's over soon.
 
Old 02-08-2015, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Oh my gosh. I wish I could give you all a hug and send some of our heat and sun your way. You have my sympathies for sure. Hope it's over soon.
This is the photo I have on my screensaver, and where I hope to be in July. New England isn't all bad. Just almost-half bad.
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Old 02-08-2015, 05:05 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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This is the photo I have on my screensaver, and where I hope to be in July. New England isn't all bad. Just almost-half bad.
Oh summer! It's short, it can be too humid, but I think New England summers are pretty good especially if you are in the mountains or at the beach.

We've got the same depressing situation out here with the high snow mountains and there's no place to put any more snow. Yet there is another huge snow storm forecast. I entertained the thought of packing up and going to a nice cozy motel--one with a swimming pool and 4000 cable channels. Oh well, here we sit, like sitting ducks.
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Old 02-08-2015, 05:27 PM
 
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Oh summer! It's short, it can be too humid, but I think New England summers are pretty good especially if you are in the mountains or at the beach.
I call May through Sept "summer." We seem to be getting less and less "spring." The nicest months at the beach, imo, are May, June, late Aug, Sept, and first half of Oct.
 
Old 02-08-2015, 05:42 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Holy moly, I guess I should be grateful that we are only getting three to five inches per day over the next two days of snow. Boy does my back hurt from shoveling.

Have to agree on less spring, it seems the last few years we go from sub zero to thirties and forties, then BAM 70s and summer. Yep, heat on in the car in the morning and a/c on by noon. Crazy.
 
Old 02-08-2015, 08:24 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Many of you know that I grew up, went to college and lived my young adult years in South Florida near Miami.

I confess I can stand the heat and humidity a little more than the sub-freezing cold. Furthermore I hate - absolutely hate - driving in snowy or icy conditions. On the other hand I do like the four seasons. From a climate point of view, the best location for me would probably be Virginia Beach or Wilmington, NC ... closer to the subtropics but still a four season climate. Fortunately Philly is much milder than New England or the Midwest, but we do get some heavy snowfalls and it can drop into the teens. This winter, however, our accumulated snow totals is only about 3 1/2 inches.
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