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Ella is sleeping on her mattress and I got my pillow and decided to lie next to her this morning before anyone else gets up. Her breathing is so shallow and her sleep is so deep it's scary. I can feel her ribs and bones in her hips even though she eats all the time. She's not in pain and is eating and digesting her food normally. I hope she just closes her eyes and goes to sleep when it is her time to go.


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Sending love and good thoughts to sweet Ella and her people this morning. Hope you have a great time!


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Praying for Ella and you. My heart goes out to you. My hubby and I always looked at our dogs quality of life, and that helped us make the decision to
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Just thinking about Ella - and hoping she is still doing well, holding her own with you.

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Please Please do what's right for Ella. She not living, she's existing. The urine will break down her skin and make matters far worse than they already seem to be. I had to put to sleep the best dog I've ever owned and didn't think twice about it because it was the right thing to do for him. Put Ella first!

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Thoughts and prayers for you and Ella as you continue this journey together!!
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Well murphy1 I guess you did what you felt you had to do and found that it was the right time for you nd you dog. I know that it was very brave and selfless of you. I commend you for doing what was best for your dog. I too will do what I have to do when I see that she is really struggling. Right now she is resting comfortably, wagging when she sees us, and eating and peeing on her own. I think we have a little more quality time together and I am taking every opportunity to get those precious moments. Am I selfish? Am I not as brave as you were? Probably. Do I love her? Absolutely. I have extended her life with me by taking wonderful care of her and she is not ready to go. Maybe she is holding on because o me. I do t know but if that is the case and she is able to do it without much discomfort. What is the great harm. Maybe I will regret keeping her with me a little to long, but if that is the case I am the one who will have to live with that decision. No one else.


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Jude, nobody loves and cares for your Ella more than you do. And nobody knows her better than you do. She is not ready to leave as you are not ready to let her go. Sending hugs and prayers for sweet Ella and her people.


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