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Sun Sep 8, 2019, 01:20 PM

1. Years ago,

I had a beloved dog who was diagnosed with deadly tumor which could rupture at any time,
yet she was free of pain and fully enjoying her life. The vet explained that she could
live comfortably for many more months, but her death would be horrific.

His words still resonate: "Your animal companions give you deep love all their lives. In return, you
have the ability to give them the gift of a comfortable death."

After several days of anguish, I chose to say goodbye my precious dog while she was feeling well,
rather to risk her suffering.

His wise words have guided me during multiple end-stage crises with other animals.
It is always hard to accept the responsibility, especially the timing, and yet is something
we can give our animals we cannot give our human loved ones during their exit.
And for this, I am grateful.

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