i took snoop into the vet this morning and dave took one look at him and shook his head. snoopy passed very quietly and peacefully. i am ok that we took the past week to try every possible thing. except for feeling weak and a little bit nauseated, i don't think snoopy was unduly suffering. i think we helped him to pass when all of us, including snoopy, had given up hope.
he really was a sweet and gentle dog.
rest in peace snoopy, you were not here long, but you were greatly loved.
marg has been battling inoperable mammary cancer for many months now. the large tumors while not really causing her too much discomfort yet were beginning to break down and the cancer was spreading. with fly season approaching and the risk of infection becoming greater each day, the vet felt that we should look at euthanizing sooner than later. since she was already there and really did not like getting shoved into tranport crates, i decided to let her go on a good day. she was outside enjoying the fresh air and sun today, she had her good friend tammy at the vet with us. this may well have been as good as it gets for her now. it was a good day and a decent way to end her life..not too much pain, not too much fear, just a peaceful passing before it got too rough.
rest in peace marg..you were a very beautiful cat with a very lovely soul.
Was looking at that photo of Snoopy you posted with this entry -- his ears make him look like a canine Yoda. Here's some Yoda/Snoopy wisdom for all of us:
"The fear of loss is a path to the Dark Side." >> Yoda
Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not. Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed that is. Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose." >> Yoda