My four legged "niece" died today.

  1. 3 Dogs are an integral part of our lives. Mine and both of my sisters.
    My sister's Maggie died unexpectedly today after less than a week of illness. Tests were still pending to determine what was wrong.
    I can't imagine a life without my "babies", but on days like today, I find myself wondering if the joy they bring is worth the sorrow of their loss.
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    imintrouble has '16' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'LTC Rehab Med/Surg'. From 'Midwest'; Joined Dec '09; Posts: 2,445; Likes: 7,344.

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  4. Visit  NF_eyenurse profile page
    Hugs to you and your sister. So sorry to hear of your loss. They are so near and dear to our hearts.
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  5. Visit  Sabby_NC profile page
    I am so sorry for your loss, yes they do bring so much joy but their parting hurts tremendously but I would not want to be without a 4 legged bundle of joy to love and care for.
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  6. Visit  StNeotser profile page
    I think the joy they bring is worth it and you know this sorry for yours and your sisters loss.
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  7. Visit  imintrouble profile page
    Thank you all for your kindness.
    The person I would have shared my grief with is my sister, and I couldn't
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  8. Visit  TopazLover profile page
    Our 4 footed family is important to us. Loss of any family member often makes it difficult to console another. You will be able to share with her in time.

    Sometimes that is one reason people stop by here. They need to share and receive a bit of comfort and the people they would rather do it with IRL are not the right people at the moment.

    I am sorry for your loss. I am sorry the loss makes it difficult to process this in your usual way.
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  9. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
    I'm so sorry to hear about Maggie's loss. Please tell your sister how sorry I am. As the mom to two beloved dogs and ten kitties, I do just how hard it is.

    Mourn for Maggie but do keep an open heart for when another baby who needs you comes along. That may be next week or it may be
    a while. You just never know. If you want to or need to, please PM me and we'll talk. Sending hugs.
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  10. Visit  Pink Magnolia profile page
    I'm sorry for your loss. Pets are apart of our families! Our pets bring so much joy to our lives, and we bring them so much too!
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