COME BERTIE, TIME FOR YOUR LAST WALKIES

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  1. DBK

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    Bertie followed Death through a door in the wall of the vet's surgery which had not been there a few moments ago and down a long passage which opened into sunlight. Through eyes now undimmed Bertie recognized his favourite beach and on legs now free of arthritis he ran along the edge of the water barking with excitement. As he ran into the distance his footprints became lighter and lighter and then a wave came and gently swept them all away. His barks were heard for a little longer but then became indistinguishable from the cries of the gulls.*

    Bertie, 9th July, 1998 to 7th April, 2015, RIP

    And in happier times, chilling in Spain last year.
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    *with apologies to the late Sir Terry Pratchett
     
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  2. magicsurfbus

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    Beautifully expressed.

    A true Beach Bum by the sound of it.
     
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    Sorry to read about bertie, he's on the other side now ,chasing rabbits and jumping in the air, my little schnauzer is 14 and her last walk is still in the distance ,I'm hoping for a few more years from her , but we will see
     
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    Sad day today but so many good memories for your tomorrows
     
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    I'm sorry to hear you've lost Bertie.
     
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    So sorry for you - he must have had a happy life with you. Tears in my eyes now x
     
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    So sorry ....... a hard decision but made from the heart x
     
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    So sorry to hear about Bertie but what a way of expressing you thought, sounds like a great little character who had a good life. RIP Bertie.
     
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    I'm so so sorry for your loss. I'm so glad he had the happiest of lives and shared such happy memories with you.


    "Brothers and sisters I bid you beware, of giving your heart to a dog, to tear." Rudyard Kipling.
     
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    So sorry to hear this
     
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    Aw Bless, how sad.
     
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    Sorry but he had a really good life you can tell Bertie was a big part of your life.
     
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    Many thanks, when it came to it the decision was not difficult, he was falling over, walking into walls and would stand shaking and fretting. He went downhill very quickly over Easter.

    The vet asked me if I wanted to hand him over and they would take care of him but I thought I would stay. Not sure if that was a good decision but it felt right to look him in the eye and hold him as the vet gave the injection. The effects were incredibly quick.

    But the ventilation system in the surgery was useless, dust must have been blown into my eyes. The vet just told me to go and settle up later.
     
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    I'm sure he would have known you were with him...x
     
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    So sad for your loss….staying with him would have given him comfort. RIP Bertie, run free.
     
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    So sorry to hear about Bertie, remember the good times and that as in your original post he is now running free at the Rainbow Bridge.

    Kath
     
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    Yes it is not easy but that is all they ask, that when the time comes you can make the decision on their behalf to save suffering & stay until there eyes no longer see.
    Rip Bertie.
     
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    So sorry DBK. Sometimes the hardest decision is also the easiest, but still breaks your heart.
     
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    • If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishman's pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog.
    • George Bernard Shaw
     
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    Sorry to hear about Bertie, they tell us when they are ready to go, I will have to make that decision someday in the not to distant future.:(
     
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