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22 March 2023 - 1:00 pm
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Oh I just want to reach out and give her a belly rub!

The way you are handling her medication needs is done in such a loving, and really smart way. Yes, celebrate like that when she takes a pill, don't bring them to her with sadness or anxiety. She knows how you feel. Luckily dogs can be so easy to redirect so you can turn pill time into a happy time. Coco is such a good girl that way.

It was also smart of you and your wife to come to an agreement about her status, and also to call Lap of Love. As hard as it was to do that, did it come with any sense of relief? Their team is incredible, so many people say such great things about them. I know you'll be impressed with their compassion and knowledge. 

I hope she has a good day today, and the two of you as well. Treasure every moment. Coco is still the dog you always loved, and always will be. Keep us posted.

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22 March 2023 - 1:30 pm
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Glad you contacted Lap of Love and got that behind you so you can continue  to focus on the present.  FWIW I've  used them before and was very pleased.  I always asked that they come in an  upbeat mood and energy as I celebrated my dogs "home".  

Now, back to the present.  That is a perfect caption for Coco's photo.  So perfect.... so true.  The bliss of being dog, right?  

It does seem like the  current t med protocol is helping.  You and your wife have pit a good pill plan together👍

Okay, time to give Coco more belly rubs.  No way you could resist  not rubbing that sweet tummy of hers😉

Smooches and milkbones to her for us🥰

Hugs 

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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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22 March 2023 - 2:18 pm
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I am not gonna lie, it was difficult. I am good talking about it until I actually talk about the actual act and they.I struggle. She did eat a bunch of pot roast tonight so that was good to see. She was a little bit restless at bedtime last night, but finally settled in, And no(knock on wood) accidents in the house yet. I am just gonna take it day by day, but I hope I dont end up in a crisis situation by waiting to long. 

I just had Pot Roast. So good!

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22 March 2023 - 3:57 pm
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OMD!!!  Pot Roast is the answer!  Look at how Happy she is!😁 Granted she may decide  she prefers PBJ tomorr, but I'm not sure it will make her as happy as Pot Roast does😉,

When I knew the inevitable  was eventually  coming FWIW, I wore a rubber band around my wrist and snap myself hard whenever  I found myself stepping out of the present and into the "future".  Time for grief will come, but it's not now.  As hard as it is, do whatever  you can to not let the grief rob you of the time you have together now.

Yeah, I was quite black and blue from snapping myself so hard with that rubber band....but it worked!  Try it!

I keep scrolling back to look at thst video and it makes me smile every time. 😊

(((((((((((((((((((((((Hugs)))))))))))))))))))

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

PS. If it would help give you some peace of mind, maybe your could talk to your Vet about what to look for to avoid any  potential "crises". FWIW, thinking you really wouldn't  be dealing with a crises, but more and more decline as far as lethargic, showing signs of sparkle not there, no alertness, etc.  Just not able to find ANY joy anymore

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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22 March 2023 - 5:34 pm
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Thank you. I was just talking with the wife and telling her how this site has been so incredibly supportive and you and Jerrys advice seems to be always so spot on and not just with me and Coco, but everyone you respond to. This site is a blessing for those "who never want to join". I dont know how you guys find time to answer everybody all the time. I was telling her you guys are always asking to see Coco's pics and I find alot of joy sharing her to you and it helps me tremendously during this difficult process. I don't think I could ever thank you guys enough. I will try to keep obliging with pictures all the way to the end.

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22 March 2023 - 10:27 pm
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Awwww you are so sweet. It's really an honor to be here through good times and bad, when a member feels like nobody gets it, when they aren't sure what to do. For me, being able to help you through this time with Coco is one way of continuing on with the lessons our dogs taught us about staying present, following your heart, doing what matters in the world. Coco's journey is really similar to Jerry's. It brings back all the emotions, and I'm just glad that I could be of some help while you go through this with her, and for others too.

She looks so so happy! That 100mph tail just cracks me up. Yay for pot roast!

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