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Heartbroken I had to let my Sweet Bridgett go

We fought the battle and we won for a whole beautiful year. Bridgett woke yesterday unable to breathe. Her breast tumor had tripled in size overnight and whe was unstable on her feet. I knew I could not let her suffer through this and anymore. I had to let her go. I am so heartbroken and I feel like can't face the day without her. Yet it is bittersweet that we beat the odds when they told us last January I would only have her another 4 months at the most. Though I was at sort of a peace when I let her go now I am second guessing myself if thats what I should have done. Maybe it was just another bad day. But I couldn't bear to watch her struggle to breathe.
She was my best friend and she brought so much joy into my life. I miss her terribly I am sick. I am thankful that we enjoyed so much time together, but this pain is unbearable.

She was my friend, my partner, my defender, my dog. I was her life, her love, her leader. She was mine, faithful and true, to the last beat of her heart. And I was hers, faithful and true, with every beat of mine.
R.I.P. My Sweet Bridgett Annie
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I am so sorry. I know you did what was best Bridgett, she is running with all the other dogs that are the bridge waiting for their people to come.


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I am very sorry for your loss of sweet Bridgett. I just recently came across this quote--know that Bridgett will always be with you wherever you go.

But I know she is coming close to the time where she will stop being a dog, and she will be part of everything. She will be in the wind, and in the soil, and in the snow, and in me, wherever I go.

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Rest in peace, sweet Bridgett.
I am sure she has met my Smooch and Snobear by now and they are romping and playing. I am so sorry for your loss!!

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Heartbroken I had to let my Sweet Bridgett go

I'm so sorry for your loss.

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I am so very sorry about Bridgett!
I put Bridgett on the 2013 Rainbow Bridge List.
http://www.goldenretrieverforum.com/...ml#post1962585 (GRF Goldens that passed in 2013 - The list)

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So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.
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So sorry:'(

One thing that I have learned is that the spirit never wants to leave. It is only the body that starts to break down. Apparently only 2% of dogs die in their sleep. I had to ask myself just as you must have, what you would want at the end of your life and if you would want to continue on in her state. I can only hope that some kind soul will give me an overdose of something if I am in that situation at the end of my life.

There is only so much that they should have to endure for us before enjoying the glorious rewards of heaven for a life well lived. You need to give yourself permission to feel good and proud because you have given her all of the best gifts she could have ever asked of you. The grief and emptiness is inevitable especially after nursing her for so long as it is the price we pay for being blessed with such a wonderful soul in our lives.

I wish you all the very best with your healing.

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My heart goes out to you, as I lost my treasured companion of 17 years just two years ago. It has taken time to heal, but this coming Tuesday I will be picking up an 8 week old Golden. Treasure your memories! I did a tribute to my Daisy, and you are welcomed to watch at
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