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The very difficult decision was made this evening to allow Jock to pass over the Rainbow Bridge. He was in to see the vet yesterday for a very routine procedure. He came through the procedure well, and seemed fine, but when my mom went to pick him up last night, the vet asked if she minded him staying overnight. This morning, shortly after the first vet tech arrived at work, he had a very bad seizure (he has had seizures for many years now, and had a very complex medical history). He never really came out of the seizure properly, and his state deteriorated rapidly throughout the day. I received the call at 1630, and was there by 1715. At that point, he knew that I was there, but could not see me. His eyes were glazed over, and was breathing with the aid of an oxygen mask. The vet did not feel that he would make it through the night though he said he could keep him overnight. When I expressed that I did not want him to pass alone, he mentioned that we could send him to the 24 hr. hospital in Langley where he would receive around the clock care. I thanked him, but what I meant was that I did not want him to die without the people he loved the most around him.

I don't know the exact time, but it was around 1900. He passed quietly with us surrounding and petting him. My life will never be the same.

Age 9 weeks old:


Age 3 months old:


A few months older:


Age 3 years old'ish:


Age 4 years old'ish:



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Mar. 26th, 2011 05:51 am (UTC)
lots of hugs...having just gone thru a similar situation with our doggie of 10 years...they leave a void.
Mar. 26th, 2011 06:01 am (UTC)
RIP little man

Mar. 26th, 2011 06:15 am (UTC)
So sad, Kim. Sorry for your loss.
Mar. 26th, 2011 08:10 am (UTC)
I know how important and pivotal to your life Jock has been. I am so sorry that he is gone.
Mar. 26th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
My sympathies on your loss. They become such a huge loving part of our lives.
Mar. 26th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
I'm sad to hear of your loss.

You did right by your friend by being with him to the end, I agree with you that it is so important, sad and hard though it is. You're a good momma.
Mar. 27th, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
So sorry you had to go through that. I wish our furry friends could stay with us forever! I am glad for your sake and his though that you were there with him.
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