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8 Oct 2008
Within a period of two years, I lost both my dogs and a cat. It's important to know I am a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. This was not the case when I lost my animals. Charlie Brown was a typical sweet, goofy lab who loved swimming, chasing sticks, being with kids, overly friendly. If someone yelled "hey Charlie...wanna go for a ride" he would jump into anyone's car. But he was 16, had gone blind, partially deaf could no longer go out without great difficulty. This was a relatively easier decision. My cat, Mr. Ange was essentially killed by my now ( thank God ) ex-hiusband's dog who attacked him when he jumped off his food shelf, breaking his jaw. His mouh had to be wired closed, he wouldn't/couldn't eat. My vet said that the only thing that could be done would be to have a feeding tube inserted, which I just couldn't do. But my dog Jazzie, that is another story entirely.I got Jazz when she was a pup because my ex somehow got it in his head that he needed a German Shepherd. She was my dog from the start. Everyone should be so fortunate as to have a "once in a lifetime" dog, and she was mine. She NEVER took her eyes off me; would never have gone willingly with anyone else. But I was still drinking then, and the more I drank the sadder she became. I could see it both in her eyes and on her face. I put her life in jeopardy every time she was in the car with me because I either had been drinking ( most of the time ) or had a drink in my cup holder. She was only 7 yrs old but had already developed severe back degeneration, then acquired peri-&%^ fistula a genetic trait which shepards are predisposed to. I had her put to sleep. The main point in all this, besides of course the loss of my beloved animals, is that I COULD NOT
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