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So today we begin the process of preparing for another passing.

Alison  ·  Sep. 25, 2006

Except we will this time be planning for two. It was another crappy vet visit day. Bill's pathology is back, it is an aggressive, invasive tumour. He is now palliative but he will be ok for a bit yet.

Peter and Daisy however, are not ok. Peter's quality of life has not increased enough with the new medication, just being is still too much work for him. And on the weekend, Daisy's face swelled up, the vet found her mouth is full of cancer this morning, much more extensive then Bills. The vet feels that Daisy is uncomfortable and soon will be in pain. We came home with a load of meds to keep them both comfortable while we begin the preparation and arrangements for their passings from home.



I am there for you in spirit too Carol. If I close my eyes I can see them both.... Such beautiful animals especially lovely Daisy with her cowboy neckerchief round her neck - all the animals are beautiful, you see that and help the world to see that too!
Sending you a great big hug for when it is most needed, via Julie....


I'm so sorry to hear about your prescious babies. Daisy tugged on my heart for the short time that I met her. She is a beautiful girl and such a wonderful personality. My thoughts are with you at this time. I am so glad that you are able to give these two souls love in their remaining days. Try to remember that I believe you will be reunited with these animals on the other side some day. You will have an enormous amount of love and kisses to great you over the Rainbow Bridge. I wish I could say something to ease your pain but I know that words cannot take away the hurt you must be feeling. Give Daisy and Peter a big hug from me and take care.


Oh Carol, this is just aweful, I hoped and prayed that Bill and Daisy would recover fully with some dental work, but remember the good times with them and know in your heart that you made a difference in their lives, they always had smiles on their faces.

And little Peter is such a trooper, with his little wheezy barks to let you know to pay attention to him.

I will pray for them, and for all of you.


I was hoping for miracles for wee Peter and for Bill, not only because they are such amazing beings, but because, like Wee Hopeful Bug, they both mean so much to you, Carol. I am sorry that sweet Daisy, a dog I thought would be adopted quickly, didn't appear to be as awesome to someone looking for a companion as she did to me.....and still looks to me.

Carol, my heart is with you as you face another heart-wrenching time. We should all celebrate the lives of the SAINTS, they are well loved and love well.


Oh geez Carol. I'm so sorry.
If there is anything at all I can do from here, please don't hesitate to ask.
Hugs to you all at Saints. Thinking of you up here.


you know I'm here for you honey, should you need anything, let me know and i will be there with you when their time is chosen...


This was not the report I was hoping to read. Hugs to you. Please keep us posted on any happennings with these guys.

Carol... remember I once told you I was not going to get emotionally attached to the SAINTS crew ... I sure failed at that & when the time comes , I will be very sad , however , I'm going to try very hard to take Sheila's advice & celebrate their lives. You & SAINTS were there for them when no one else was. Bless you


that really sucks.
I was hoping the bill's results would be fine, he was looking so much happier on saturday (must have been his fancy new collar).
take care of yourself carol and eat lots of brownies with jazz. i will be out on friday if you need anything (or someone to eat brownies with).


I'm so, so sorry. Theirs are indeed lives to celebrate, and they will be missed so very much. Sweet happy Daisy and little Peter are so much a part of SAINTS, as is Bill.
Let me know what I can do to help.

Chris Thomas

Sorry to hear this news Carol. Let us know if there is anything we can do. We are thinking of you, Bill, Peter and Daisy.

Judy B

So sorry to hear this, what a crappy day. I think Daisy will say that she did find her special friend to spend her remaining days with, and that is you Carol.
Special thoughts going out to Bill and Peter and all the other SAINTS on a sad day.


I just clicked on this read this and got teary eyed - because I am selfish and all of a sudden I remembered Scotty. I think like Scotty, Peter and Daisy were loved (by people who could only do the best they were capable of). And I think when a long life ends it should be celebrated. So here is to the beginning of the celebration of Peter and Daisy's lives.