Janet's Teddy going to the Bridge today

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Janet's Teddy going to the Bridge today

Post by Susan Fras » Sat, 25 Mar 2000 04:00:00



I really, really hope she doesn't mind me posting this, but it's NOT a time to
have to grieve alone.

Janet Boss needs her friends to help her through this - I just got an email
that she's putting Teddy down today. After 11.5 years of being her best friend,
he's losing his fight with cancer, has stopped eating, and she knows she's
doing the right thing. But, Damn! it hurts me to even think about; I can't
imagine how much she's hurting. She's really been wonderful to him and given
him all the comfort she can for the past weeks, and now the hard part starts.

We've most of us been there, and know better than most people what this is

Janet, Dear Lady, it's not fair, and it's not easy, but it's "better to have
loved and lost than never loved at all", as the saying goes. And it certainly
fits here.

Hang in there.

Love,
Susan

(And so help me, if *anyone* says anything rude to her in this thread, I'm
hitting the road with a weapon!)

 
 
 

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Post by Tracy Landaue » Sat, 25 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Not fair is right.  Paraphrasing someone famous, this is the curse for
those of us who choose to surround ourselves with lives shorter than our
own.  So very devastating...

Godspeed to the Bridge, dear Teddy.  Go find my Kyle; he needs a buddy.

kindest regards,
Tracy Landauer

 
 
 

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Post by Gary & lois Edward » Sat, 25 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> Not fair is right> Godspeed to the Bridge, dear Teddy.  Go find my Kyle;
he needs a buddy.

> kindest regards,
> Tracy Landauer

I'm sure that Junior-dog,the Peke-a-Pom, mine and Gary's first "child", will
be waiting in a play bow. Ready to teach Teddy all the best places to sniff
and romp in. Godspeed little guy.
Lois E. (I can't believe how much I still miss Junior....he's been gone for
25 years)
 
 
 

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Post by Sue Evelan » Sat, 25 Mar 2000 04:00:00


God Bless you Teddy.  My troup will be waiting at the bridge for you.  Don't
pay to much attention to Pepper she just gets a little bossy once in awhile.
Our prayers go with you and your best bud , Janet.

Good Luck and God Speed

Sue E. & Desi

 
 
 

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Post by Nancy Holmes or Nelson Ruffi » Sat, 25 Mar 2000 04:00:00


May the passing on be easy and welcomed as a release from this life on into
the next. We already know it will be accomplished among friends.
:-(
Nancy

Quote:
> I really, really hope she doesn't mind me posting this, but it's NOT a
time to
> have to grieve alone.

> Janet Boss needs her friends to help her through this - I just got an
email
> that she's putting Teddy down today. After 11.5 years of being her best
friend,
> he's losing his fight with cancer, has stopped eating, and she knows she's
> doing the right thing. But, Damn! it hurts me to even think about; I can't
> imagine how much she's hurting. She's really been wonderful to him and
given
> him all the comfort she can for the past weeks, and now the hard part
starts.

> We've most of us been there, and know better than most people what this is

> Janet, Dear Lady, it's not fair, and it's not easy, but it's "better to
have
> loved and lost than never loved at all", as the saying goes. And it
certainly
> fits here.

> Hang in there.

> Love,
> Susan

> (And so help me, if *anyone* says anything rude to her in this thread, I'm
> hitting the road with a weapon!)

 
 
 

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Post by John F Richards » Sun, 26 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Very sad news. Our best to Janet
and Teddy from the whole Bordentown
contingent, past and present (and Herman
and Ricky as well).

JohnR
Pit Bull Libertarian

Never sneer at the power of a little
pink squeaky toy!

 
 
 

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Post by vagabond... » Sun, 26 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Being the best thing to do for Teddy doesn't make it easy for you to lose him.  I
know he is romping in a better place pain-free and wish for you the strength to
make it through this and the comfort of your good memories of Teddy and your
knowledge that you stood by him and did your best for him to the very end.  My
thoughts and prayers are with you tonight.
Paula
Quote:

> I really, really hope she doesn't mind me posting this, but it's NOT a time to
> have to grieve alone.

> Janet Boss needs her friends to help her through this - I just got an email
> that she's putting Teddy down today. After 11.5 years of being her best friend,
> he's losing his fight with cancer, has stopped eating, and she knows she's
> doing the right thing. But, Damn! it hurts me to even think about; I can't
> imagine how much she's hurting. She's really been wonderful to him and given
> him all the comfort she can for the past weeks, and now the hard part starts.

> We've most of us been there, and know better than most people what this is

> Janet, Dear Lady, it's not fair, and it's not easy, but it's "better to have
> loved and lost than never loved at all", as the saying goes. And it certainly
> fits here.

> Hang in there.

> Love,
> Susan

> (And so help me, if *anyone* says anything rude to her in this thread, I'm
> hitting the road with a weapon!)

 
 
 

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Post by Karen Mull » Sun, 26 Mar 2000 04:00:00


I've not met Janet or Teddy (yet) but it certainly is not a time to be alone.
I still get teary eyed thinking about putting Jolie down 24 years ago Holy
Thursday.  She was part of my life for more than half of my life and it was the
hardest thing I ever had to do.  Godspeed Teddy and tell Jolie I still miss
her.

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Post by buglad » Sun, 26 Mar 2000 04:00:00


I'm so sorry Janet.  You know you did the right thing, painful as it is.

buglady
take out the dog before replying

 
 
 

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Post by MaryBet » Sun, 26 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
> May the passing on be easy and welcomed as a release from this life on
into
> the next. We already know it will be accomplished among friends.
> :-(
> Nancy

    As my favorite passage about dying, in Emmanuel's Book 1 says....

    "Death is like taking off a pair of tight fitting shoes."

    May you run free and happy, Teddy, out of pain, and light as the
wind.....

MaryBeth

 
 
 

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Post by J1Bo » Sun, 26 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

>Janet, Dear Lady, it's not fair, and it's not easy, but it's "better to have
>loved and lost than never loved at all", as the saying goes. And it certainly
>fits here.

>Hang in there.

>Love,
>Susan

>(And so help me, if *anyone* says anything rude to her in this thread, I'm
>hitting the road with a weapon!)

Thank you Susan (especially like this last part!).  It's very sweet of you to
be thinking of me.

THANK YOU ALL who've posted or e-mailed me privately - the support and care
really do mean a tremendous amount.

This was such a difficult thing to do, but I know it was the right thing for my
dear Teddy.  He was such a wonderful friend, and he deserved for me to live up
to my responsibility and let him go when he needed to.

We're feeling a bit "lost" here today, the other pets wonder where he is, and I
can't stop thinking about him and wishing he was still here.  

Teddy will me missed by many - he truly had a heart of golden and I couldn't
have asked for a better buddy.

Janet Boss
Best Friends Dog Obedience
"Nice Manners for the Family Pet"

"Second-hand dogs AREN'T second-rate"
see Lucy at:   http://www.flyball.com/nsl/

 
 
 

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Post by EdW[remove to reply » Sun, 26 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Janet,

My sincere condolences at this very sad time.

Here is a some prose that has comforted me in the past. I hope it will
do the same for you.

EdW
http://www.moonsgarden.com/

A Dog's Prayer

Treat me kindly, my beloved master, for no heart in all the world is
more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me.

Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I should*** your hand
between the blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly
teach me the things you would have me do.

Speak to me often, for your voice is the world's sweetest music, as you
must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when your footstep falls upon
my waiting ear.

When it is cold and wet, please take me inside... for I am now a
domesticated animal, no longer used to bitter elements... and I ask no
greater glory than the privilege of sitting at your feet beside the
hearth... though had you no home, I would rather follow you through ice
and snow than rest upon the softest pillow in the warmest home in all
the land... for you are my god... and I am your devoted worshiper.

Keep my pan filled with fresh water, for although I should not reproach
you were it dry, I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst. Feed me clean
food, that I may stay well, to romp and play and do your bidding, to
walk by your side, and stand ready, willing and able to protect you with
my life, should your life be in danger.

And, beloved master, should the Great Master see fit to deprive me of my
health or sight, do not turn me away from you. Rather hold me gently in
your arms as skilled hands grant me the merciful boon of eternal
rest...and I will leave you knowing with the last breath I drew, my fate
was ever safest in your hands.

--Beth Norman Harris

 
 
 

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Post by dogsnu » Sun, 26 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> I really, really hope she doesn't mind me posting this, but it's NOT a time to
> have to grieve alone.

> Janet Boss needs her friends to help her through this - I just got an email
> that she's putting Teddy down today. After 11.5 years of being her best friend,
> he's losing his fight with cancer, has stopped eating, and she knows she's
> doing the right thing. But, Damn! it hurts me to even think about; I can't
> imagine how much she's hurting. She's really been wonderful to him and given
> him all the comfort she can for the past weeks, and now the hard part starts.

I'm sorry to hear that.
I too, had to put Darcy down due to cancer..
She just lost the battle as well, and I couldn't put her through anymore
while she still had some dignity left in life.

Quote:

> We've most of us been there, and know better than most people what this is


Thank you Susan, I'll certainly email her with words of comfort.
Quote:

snip

> (And so help me, if *anyone* says anything rude to her in this thread, I'm
> hitting the road with a weapon!)

You'll have company, M'Dear.. Pack lunch for two.
Terri
 
 
 

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Post by Jerry How » Mon, 27 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Where can she give a donation? J>



Quote:
> Janet,

> My sincere condolences at this very sad time.

> Here is a some prose that has comforted me in the past. I hope it
will
> do the same for you.

> EdW
> http://www.moonsgarden.com/

> A Dog's Prayer

> Treat me kindly, my beloved master, for no heart in all the world
is
> more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me.

> Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I should*** your
hand
> between the blows, your patience and understanding will more
quickly
> teach me the things you would have me do.

> Speak to me often, for your voice is the world's sweetest music, as
you
> must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when your footstep falls
upon
> my waiting ear.

> When it is cold and wet, please take me inside... for I am now a
> domesticated animal, no longer used to bitter elements... and I ask
no
> greater glory than the privilege of sitting at your feet beside the
> hearth... though had you no home, I would rather follow you through
ice
> and snow than rest upon the softest pillow in the warmest home in
all
> the land... for you are my god... and I am your devoted worshiper.

> Keep my pan filled with fresh water, for although I should not
reproach
> you were it dry, I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst. Feed me
clean
> food, that I may stay well, to romp and play and do your bidding,
to
> walk by your side, and stand ready, willing and able to protect you
with
> my life, should your life be in danger.

> And, beloved master, should the Great Master see fit to deprive me
of my
> health or sight, do not turn me away from you. Rather hold me
gently in
> your arms as skilled hands grant me the merciful boon of eternal
> rest...and I will leave you knowing with the last breath I drew, my
fate
> was ever safest in your hands.

> --Beth Norman Harris

 
 
 

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Post by Morgan Freema » Tue, 28 Mar 2000 04:00:00


Dear Janet,

I wanted to add my condolences to the long list of well-wishers who have already
posted.  I'm truly sorry for your loss.  May the God of your understanding heal and
lighten your heart.
Morgan