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June 23, 2012


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Just got back from... putting Buu down. Her chances were slim at best since she was carrying a tumour behind her eye. Yesterday, the vet believed it had already spread to her brain. This was confirmed just last night when Buu suffered a seizure. So, we decided to "pull the plug", so to speak.

This morning, we made Buu as comfortable as possible. She was given some ham to eat, propped up on the sofa with pillows and blankets, and we watched an episode of MLP:FiM together. We smiled for the last time we'd smile together here on Earth.

She had a great, last few hours. But she's asleep now, where nothing can hurt'er. She's was a good, strong Scottie who gave life her all in the end. It's hard to believe we'll never be able to walk down the same sidewalk, watch our favourite morning and late night shows, or snuggle together again. But it was her time to go. Better to have her go before even considering an attempt to prolong her life via radiation. I just... couldn't let her go through all the indignities of radiation treatment. Letting her die with a burnt-out eye, hairless body and a dysfunctional brain just wouldn't be fair to a creature who has lived life more beautifully than any one human I've ever known.

Buu truly was an inspiration for me to keep going, to never give in. It didn't matter what life threw at her; she kept going no matter what. I'm just glad we did not prolong her suffering; despite the seizure last night, she went gracefully. Buu, you will never be forgotten. While you had no pups of your own, your legacy lives on in the family that adopted you.

Rest in peace, Buu.
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Idiotic-Master Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hey EOA... I'm sorry to hear about Buu... I hope I haven't come off as a jerk to you during the past few weeks, and I well... I feel like one for not keeping track. I hope you're OK, and I hope we can talk still. Give me a message if you ever want to... I'll have an open door for anyone.
I know exactly what you're going through, only you were given a, to me, rare opportunity to spend a little extra time with Buu... Two dogs I grew up with were more than brothers to me and the last one I was really close to I didn't get to have a chance like this... In a strange, selfish way I'm a little jealous of your last moments with Buu since Samson the First died due to two sprays to the face from a skunk (somehow that and not the snakebites or wrestling with beavers) and I was six at the time... The second died while I was away and we didn't have any way to fix him at that time - his system shut down due to worms. The last one I was really close to my parents took him to get put down due to sarcoptic mange and didn't tell me. I worked it out eventually, but... yeah... In a rather truly selfish way I'm a bit jealous of how lucky you were in this sad, dark time. But she's still there with you. Maybe not constantly due to doggy duties, but she's still there with you, just listen closely for the patter of paws or a chuff demanding attention.
Rip1191 Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you ever wanna talk on skype or something, just message me. I'm really sorry about what happened Chibi, and I wish I knew how to ease your sadness. qnq
Im sorry to hear, ive lost two pets before, its hard.

Ever heard the Rainbow Bridge poem?
heatlightningplz Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...I'm so sorry... I know what its like to lose a beloved pet... :hug:
MixedMelodies Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wept after I read this; I'm so sorry for your loss. D: I had to put my cat of eighteen years down almost a month ago so I feel your pain.

If you ever need someone to talk to, I'm here.
Sarcasm-theSickness Jun 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow... All I can say is... I'm sorry this had to happen to you... I've only ever lost a beloved pet once, but he bowed out gracefully, running away from home before we'd awake to find his corpse...

Geez, just reading this brought tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat... And I'm looking at my cat, my best friend, and wondering what I'll do when she's gone...

If I could say anything, it'd be that there will always be more friends in your future. No dog, cat, or human will ever replace Buu in your heart, I know. But, sometimes, the passing of one friend can open the doors for a new one.
Be thankful that you did have those last precious moments together. You two were able to share a special time with each other, undisturbed and deliberate. And you'll always have that to reflect on and comfort you. You can still smile knowing that you did what was best for a companion you'll never forget.

Peace be with you, dear.
Rocket14 Jun 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If it makes you feel any better i had to recently put down my Ferret..he also had a tumor but it was inside ihis chest and there wasnt any treatment we could afford or give him, so i know how u feel right now but trust me it wil get better. :)
music-mimic Jun 23, 2012  Student General Artist
I hope everything is alright. Buu is in a better place, it's good that you didn't let her suffer through the tumor. I know how you feel~ I had to put my dog, but she lived a good 16 years~
I hope you are feeling better and I am very sorry for your loss.
ilyallie Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so sorry. :(
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