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24 May 2019 - 10:03 am
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We said goodbye to Raz this morning. It was really hard…but it was peaceful. We just dropped her off to the Tufts vet school in MA. 

Thanks all for your love and support. I’ll post some questions and things about vaccine-induced sarcomas, etc. later on when I’ve composed myself and my thoughts. 


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24 May 2019 - 10:25 am
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Sending you big hugs and lots of love ❤❤❤

It takes a strong person to put the best interest of their furbabies ahead of your heart.  You did your girl justice and took such  good care of her.  

Raz will always be with you in spirit,  never forget that.  Watch for signs of her and she’ll show you. 

My thoughts are with you,  give Kho extra snuggles ❤❤❤

Jackie and Huckleberry ❤


Jackie, David, Mitchell, Bo, Andy, Oscar,and the coolest feral tripawd kitty Huckleberry


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24 May 2019 - 11:32 am
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Even though I knew this post was coming today, it still feels so raw to hear.  We DO hurt with you. 

For now, just get from one breath to the next.  Your world has stopped.  But please know that Raz continues   in Spirit energy  and in your heart and in your Soul.

We know there are no words right now.  We also know that Raz wqs lpved ecery second of everyday ahe was here with you.  We know the happy memories  will be far stronger  than the sadness of today….but it takes time.

I’m  sure Raz has already found her way to the Mouser Park up the Bridge.

Lots of love

Sally and  My Chunky Spiritual Being Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie 

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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24 May 2019 - 1:41 pm
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You have my deepest condolences, I’m really sorry. What a brave, selfless act you did for her. Putting your own grief aside and doing the compassionate thing for her is the hardest duty we are called to as pet parents. 

Raz is so proud that you were able to do it for her. And I’m sure that in her eternal form, she will show you her gratitude in many different ways throughout your life. Listen closely, she’s always nearby.

Take your time healing, you are on nobody’s timeline but your own. We are here for you when you are ready to chat. Until then, I hope you take comfort knowing we are keeping a candle lit for your beautiful angel kitty.

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
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