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April 30, 2010



She is an adorable dog. It's so hard to see a faithful friend and member of the family suffer. I dread the day(s) when we reach that bridge with my boys (my cats, Pitch and Papel). Best wishes to you and your family.


oh i truly feel for you and your family. It is one of the hardest most excruciating times of having a furry loved one. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.


I went through the same thing minus seizures in december. Maddy was 14 also. Id be lying if I said I dint just cry reading your post. I cried for most of december and now just miss her and recognize her absence. Consider your quality of life too. I almost think it's better to act fast and not overthink. There is no good time. I share your sadness.


Sending good wishes to your darling Jubilee. Also sending good thoughts and wishes to you and your family as you make a very difficult decision.


I experienced this in January with our kitty. I agree with Marcy, you need to consider everyone's quality of life in regard to Jubilee. It's a very hard decision to make. Hugs to all of you.

Ann Roshak

Sam, Everything you said about your confusion of the decision for Jubilee is exactly what my friend Shelley went through this past November with her dog Lucky. He was struggling and suffering. She tried to keep him for her and the family but realized she was not doing him any good as he was in pain, going blind and not having a quality life. She struggled as you did as to was she being selfish. She and the family decided to say goodbye to Lucky dog which was the hardest thing for her as lucky was her baby and other child. No answer will be right but you will end up doing what you think is best. Kona will need all the more loving too. Take care and my thoughts are with you.Love Ann

Linda Cernetic

All I can tell you is what my vet told me long ago with one of my kitties, he told me when the time was right I would know exactly what to do and he was right.


Oh, it's so hard, and I know how much you and your family love her. It will never be easy, but don't let her suffer. She can't understand what is happening and it sounds like things are only going to get harder for you, and for her. It's the old cliche, if you love someone, set them free -- easier said than done I realize, you have my sympathy.

Laura Nelkin

Ahh, poor sweet jubilee, My heart goes out to you all! Letting my pooch go when she was 14 was so HARD, through her passing we were able to teach our girl about lifetimes/death in a sweet and meaningful way that was in line with our family's beliefs. In the end it was her last gift to us, what a blessing.


Poor Jubilee. I'm so sorry Sam and can't even imagine. Saying my prayers and sending you all good thoughts. You'll know what the right thing to do is. (((((hugs)))))


What lovely pictures and thoughts of her. Whatever you do, it will be the right decision--she knows you love her and are looking out for her best interests. Let me know if I can help with anything.


This is never an easy decision. I know how hard it is as i had to make it twice, 12 days apart, in January 2009. You'll know when it's right for all of you. And know too that you'll be able to be with her to help her cross that bridge. There are no words to express the imprints these four legged babies make on our hearts. You're in my thoughts and prayers. (((((hugs)))))

Alice in the Heartland

It really is never the right time but the time will announce it's self. Big hugs to you and your family. And a big skritch for Jubilee.


My thoughts and prayers are with you. Special pets are an important part of our lives and their passing is very difficult to deal with. I hope that both you and Jubilee find peace.

Neuroknitter (Gail)

I'm so sorry for all of you! It's so excrutiatingly difficult to see a beloved furry friend decline. Thoughts and prayers are with you and Jubilee! xo


You all have to be brave. I guess the best thing would be if she would pass on at home but on the other hand if she is unable to live a quality life at this point you need to be the caregiver and make the decision for her. Blessings to you all during this hard time.


So, so, so hard. My heart aches for you. Only two of our kitties over 41 years of marriage have died by themselves, we've had to make that decision for all the others. It never gets easier. Positive thoughts and hugs going out to you.


I am with you on this one. I have had to make these difficult decisions. Never easy but I put each one of my babies in my arms until the vet said they were gone. Tears yes but it was my last gift of love to end the pain. Hard as it is I found it even more difficult to watch them suffer. I sending thoughts your way.


What a sweet dog. Hang in there, I know you will make the right decision. It is always difficult. With time the kids will understand I am sure.


I'm sorry that you're having to go through this -- it's truly devastating to have to make the decision to say goodbye to a family member. I had to make this very decision, one year ago this month. Our golden retriever, Brinkley, also had cancer and he was only 9. I had worked at our vet's for years and what we always told our clients when they asked the question "when is the right time", was simply, that they would know.

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