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Old April 29th 05, 04:31 AM
Deborah Martin
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It is with a great deal of sorrow that we announce the death of Toupie, a
sable sheltie that we rescued from the SPCA Havelock raid in 1998. She was
nearly 15 years old.

Prior to being rescued, she had spent the first 6.5 years of her life being
kept in a small cage, abused and forced to breed twice a year. She weighed
about 7 pounds when we picked her up. We gave her as much love as we could
and while she never stopped spinning around (Toupie is French for "spinning
top"), she slowly got healthier. Her atrophied muscles came back with time
and, after 7 months, she was able to run again. She remained extremely shy
and submissive, staying away from everyone except my husband and I.

The Montreal SPCA put her on the August page of their 2000 calendar (Sorry,
I don't have a scanner). She died very quickly; a cancer we did not suspect
caused laboured breathing and her coughing up blood. By the time my husband
put her down on the vet's examination table, she breathed her last. She
will be missed.

Deborah

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Old April 29th 05, 09:14 AM
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Why is it that, in life, making the right decision nearly always means
making the tough decision, Deborah M ? You both had the strength and
selflessness to end her suffering, and before that to give her the blessing
of a lovely life, feeling special. I'm sure of that.
Let the tears flow if they need to but do not feel guilty.
Best wishes
Wess

"Deborah Martin" wrote in message
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It is with a great deal of sorrow that we announce the death of Toupie, a
sable sheltie that we rescued from the SPCA Havelock raid in 1998. She
was nearly 15 years old.

Prior to being rescued, she had spent the first 6.5 years of her life
being kept in a small cage, abused and forced to breed twice a year. She
weighed about 7 pounds when we picked her up. We gave her as much love as
we could and while she never stopped spinning around (Toupie is French for
"spinning top"), she slowly got healthier. Her atrophied muscles came
back with time and, after 7 months, she was able to run again. She
remained extremely shy and submissive, staying away from everyone except
my husband and I.

The Montreal SPCA put her on the August page of their 2000 calendar
(Sorry, I don't have a scanner). She died very quickly; a cancer we did
not suspect caused laboured breathing and her coughing up blood. By the
time my husband put her down on the vet's examination table, she breathed
her last. She will be missed.

Deborah

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Old April 30th 05, 06:03 AM
Deborah Martin
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"bodacious" wrote in message
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Why is it that, in life, making the right decision nearly always means
making the tough decision, Deborah M ? You both had the strength and
selflessness to end her suffering, and before that to give her the
blessing of a lovely life, feeling special. I'm sure of that.
Let the tears flow if they need to but do not feel guilty.
Best wishes
Wess


We don't feel guilty. While we did take her to the vet to end her
suffering, she died so quickly that all the vet had the time to do is
confirm she was gone. They actually never even charged us for the visit !
PetFriends was another matter; they want a King's ransom for the cremation
and urn.

Deborah

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Old May 1st 05, 09:56 AM
Charles Richmond
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Deborah Martin wrote:

"bodacious" wrote in message
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Why is it that, in life, making the right decision nearly always means
making the tough decision, Deborah M ? You both had the strength and
selflessness to end her suffering, and before that to give her the
blessing of a lovely life, feeling special. I'm sure of that.
Let the tears flow if they need to but do not feel guilty.
Best wishes
Wess


We don't feel guilty. While we did take her to the vet to end her
suffering, she died so quickly that all the vet had the time to do is
confirm she was gone. They actually never even charged us for the visit !
PetFriends was another matter; they want a King's ransom for the cremation
and urn.

I too am sorry for your loss.

We used to take our dogs to a kind of expensive vet. But for her
lifetime patients, she did *not* charge if she had to put down a dog.

ISTM that the crematories for dogs figure like this: if you care
enough about your dog to have him/her cremated, then they can gouge
you by charging the *large* price...and I think they are right. Of
course they should *not* charge so much, but I think they *can* get
away with it.


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