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    Wednesday, January 09, 2008


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    I'm so sorry to hear about Vincent. I'll give my pup an extra hug for him. Rest in peace.


    I'm sorry to hear that, babe.


    So sorry about Vincent. Glad that you have so many years of good memories to look back on. Dylan has the right idea- something to make you smile thru the sniffles.


    I also had a doggie that looked exactly like Vincent. Her name was Mietie and she was my companion for thirteen years. At the end her suffering was just too much for her and us to bear and we also had to make a decision to release her from her suffering. Although we still miss her, it was the best decision I've ever made. You will miss him, but in time the pain will ease and you will only remember the good times. I love Dylan's card. I enjoy reading your blog. Best wishes. Alida, South Africa

    Alarming Female

    Norma, you don't make me cry very often (never--unless it's tears of laughter) but you just did it.

    I hate people.

    (j/k--hoping to make you laugh)


    I'm so sorry, Norma. Those doggies just crawl right into our hearts.


    Oh crappity shit. I'm sorry, sweetie. I know that anticipating it didn't make it any easier, either.

    Kathy in San Jose

    Hugs (and a kick!) to you.


    What a precious card Dylan made for you! I'm very sorry you lost your little guy. :-(



    I'm crying. I'm so sorry.

    And I still think you're a twat.


    Bah. Humbug.

    (Picturing you as a wolf mother. We all say you're a foxy lady, but I wouldn't want those fangs bared my way either.)

    Cindy in Oregon

    I was lion mom to a great kitty named Squeak and I know exactly what that situation feels like. :(

    Now, get off your arse and don't wallow. Remember the good times and know that Vincent is still with you in spirit.

    Go out and howl at the moon, wolf mom!


    Oh sweetie. I'm sorry.

    Now I'm crying.


    Damn. That just sucks ass. I'm so sorry.


    Oh Norma so sorry you had to let him go. I know what it feels like to loose a loved pet. Take a big hug and do not feel wrong to becaue you told blogland about it. Might be all the nice word which will come make you cry more but in the end, the earlier you start to cry it out the earlier you can stop crying. And sure everybody knows you have a big heart :) Sorry if my words are not the best, but you know I am no native speaker.

    Take Care



    A good sweet boy now at peace.

    Debi P

    Norma, I so sorry to hear this. It sucks.


    It takes far more strength and courage to love and admit it than it does to act like you don't care. Your attitude (and way with words, food, and yarn) is why I read this blog. Your willingness to care and try to make a difference is why I respect you.

    My condolences on your loss.


    You did the right thing - part of you probably hates you for it (I know I did when I had to do it) but there comes a time when you have to decide if you are hanging on to them because you don't want to say goodbye, not that they have had enough. Hugs


    I am so sorry to hear your sad news, take care.


    I know exactly what you mean about not wanting people to be nice to you. I remember when I went back to work after my mom died. I dreaded it because I knew people would keep offering sympathy and being so frickin' kind that it would make me cry. I went around for days muttering, don't be nice to me, don't be nice to me. But the truth is that if they hadn't been nice to me that would have been even worse.
    So, here I am, being nice to you. I'm so very sorry about Vincent. I wish I could be there.

    Lee Ann

    I'd kick you in the ass, but I can't see anything. Snifffff.

    I'll try not to get your blog all snotty. Much love to you during this very difficult time. Hell, much love to you ALL the time.


    Fucking hell, Norma. You know how I felt about Vincent. As for you, I think you are like a campfire marshmallow, golden and crusty on the outside...


    Eeeww! Now I'm all sticky.


    Pass the tissues.
    I send you hugs and lots of smooches.
    Okay, not so many smooches as hugs.


    I've taken 4 beloved cats on their final rides to the vets - it shits. You feel you've failed them when really, Norma, you're doing for them what we will want done for us when it's time. You're helping them out of pain with dignity and love. You did the right thing. Get on with your life. Vincent would want it.


    Norma, I'm so sorry. Been there. You did the loving thing.

    Dave Daniels

    Oh, Norma, this totally caught me off guard, and I had to read it several times before it sank in. I'm so sorry to hear about Vincent. I'm in tears right now for you both...


    Crappity shit...has Mel copyrighted/trademarked that? It's perfect in so many situations...including this one...
    Been there, done that Norma...none of us can take away that searing pain you feel...


    I know how you feel, having been there. And I understand how in grief you sort of want to just curl up inside yourself because the kindness of others somehow makes it hurt more. But I'm thinking of you!




    Sending even MORE hugs to you, Norma.


    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your precious friend. I hope that was not too nice.


    I'm thinking of you, too, Norma. Having stood where you are now a few times in my life, I get what you're saying, but I can't help it if I want to give you a big hug! I love the enhanced photo of Vincent -- he'll probably get that rabbit now.


    I did the same thing just a week ago. I know how crappy you feel. I so want to turn back time and do something different, but I know that that wouldn't be fair to her either, since she was in pain and suffering, and was never going to get better. It sucks.


    Sorry to hear that, Norma. *kicking to make sure I'm not too nice*.




    oh i'm sorry about vincent.

    i was going to write something snarky but it's too early in the morning.


    You were very brave for Vincent to make the right choice. I'm sorry he's gone. Wishing you lots of happy memories.....


    I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


    ....a gentle itty bitty kick here, another one there, will that do? Mere words simply cannot express the emotions behind the tears streaming down my face. cry it out with the big sobs. Sweet Wolf Mama, watch for your sweet boy Vincent in your dreams, he will come to you, you'll see.
    That's one sweet kid you've got for a nephew.... oh fuck it, you're getting hugs from me {{{{{{{{{{{{{Norma}}}}}}}}}}}}
    (that Paula... just love that Paula)


    Your nephew left you out of the photo, running along side, poking your homeopathic shit down his throat. It's the reason he was able to chase those other things for as long as he did. Unlike people, who piss us off most of the time, pets fly under the radar, just being lovable and cute so that when they leave us it often hurts ten times worse.

    Damn them.


    So sorry...hugs...

    Lisa in Georgia

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm giving you a kick, since you asked for it, but it's not full force due to tears blocking my vision.

    Here's a small hug on my way out the door to get another kleenex.


    I'm so sorry...


    I'm sorry about losing your Vincent.


    I'm so sorry Norma, Vincent was such a cool little guy.


    Sending love!


    Break my heart and make me cry first thing in the morning and I can't even send a virtual hug? Bitch.




    Whether you like it or not, I'm a little weepy now, and thinking of you very kindly and lovingly. So just shut up and take it.

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