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Casey
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Dec 21, 2015 at 10:46
• Theo
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I've had you on my mind and hoping Molly is still doing well. Do you have time for a brief update?

lots of love and warm hugs, Theo


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Sir William
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Dec 21, 2015 at 10:49
• Allen
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Hope she is doing OK.

Love Sir William ^--^

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Patti and Molly
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Dec 21, 2015 at 16:38
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Oh my gosh, you guys are so sweet!!

The visit to Cornell was a bust. There is a long story, but the short version is that we decided even "palliative" radiation was going to involve too much stress on my old girl. She has never been a fan of veterinarians anyway, and after several visits over the past couple weeks she has had enough. The palliative approach would be for pain control only - and her pain is well controlled with Deramaxx and Tramadol now anyway.

The tumor is growing and when it gets to the point she is in pain (the meds are no longer working), we will let her go.

I am deeply hoping we can keep her with us through Christmas, and hopefully the week thereafter too. Christmas is going to be so quiet for us this year, and I can't bear the thought of my house NOT having my sweet little white dog in it when we get up in the morning. Every year we wrap presents for her and she loves ripping them open.

I'm trying so hard to focus on the positive, and just loving her as much as I can for as long as I can.

Thank you so much for thinking of us. This is such a kind group of people.

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NimbySue
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Dec 21, 2015 at 16:59
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Patti,We are Sending Positive sweet hugs and kisses for you and Molly and please know we will be thinking of you ,you are giving Molly all the love and care any pupper could wish for...it reminds me of when we had Dear Eric and he developed a brain tumor...he was kept on meds and fine for a couple more years but we knew time was  limited but not sure for how long...we gave and did our best for him for his quality of life ...its all we can do and they in return give their love always....Hugs and Thank you so much for a good update Annie and Gang xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Toby and Suzie's Mom
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Dec 21, 2015 at 17:28
• Mary Ann
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Sending our thoughts and prayers to you all.  I completely 100% support your decisions.  I had to make a similar decision several years ago with my first Cairn Nikki.  We made it thru Christmas and New Years.  I had already decided that when her life had more negatives than positives, it would soon be time.  It's the hardest thing to do, but the kindest we can make for them. 


Mary Ann, Toby and Suzie


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Deb, Emmie, and Angel Kelsie
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Dec 21, 2015 at 18:25
• Deborah
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Patti and Molly, you are both in my thoughts and prayers. Count every moment with her as a gift from above and enjoy it for all its worth. When you need us, we're here.
Love, Deb, Emmie, and Angel Kelsie

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Millie
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Dec 21, 2015 at 19:16
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So sorry that you are going through such a tough time.  It is definitely the hardest part of having our fur babies in our lives.  We have had to make that decision twice in the last two years and it is heartbreaking.  We hope that Molly rallies and you all have  a peaceful and happy holiday together.
love,
Millie and Samantha

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Diana
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Dec 21, 2015 at 20:16
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Enjoy the time you have with her and I hope she will be with you for quite some time. My Hannah was the gift un-wrapper not only her presents but anyone who was silly enough to leave their presents unguarded. I will miss that this year. 

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Patti and Molly
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Dec 22, 2015 at 14:21
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It's the funny little things like that, that can "get" you.

Since we don't have human children, we get presents for her. And as dorky as this sounds to some people, the highlight of our Christmas morning is letting Molly rip open a couple presents and then the unmitigated joy of a dog with her new toys.

I just can't imagine a Christmas morning without her.

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Diana
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Dec 22, 2015 at 19:38
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Not dorky @ all. I don't have children either and Kelsi, Hannah & Matilda are my babies and receive Xmas presents. We get more fun out of watching them rip open the Xmas wrapping paper and running around with their new toys than anything else. This year with Kelsi & Hannah's passing our Xmas will be a little subdued, thankfully I didn't get around to getting them presents early I couldn't open them this Xmas it would be too sad. I've got a couple of little things for Matilda as she along with the chix (Kelsi & Hannah) got quite a bit during the year. 

We drive down to my parents on Xmas Day for lunch and they get presents from my parents and sit around and watch Xmas dinner with their own little treats. They were a big part of the day.

Enjoy your Xmas, take photos and videos. We will be thinking of you.

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Casey
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Dec 21, 2015 at 20:32
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I commend you for your courage Patti, this could not have been an easy decision to make, but you have put Molly's needs above your own.

We are here for you when you need us, and if you'd like to share an update we'd be happy to hear how Molly and you are doing.

May you all have a wonderful Christmas,
Theo xox

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Patti and Molly
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Dec 22, 2015 at 14:22
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Thank you so much Theo. Your kindness on every one of my posts just brings tears to me eyes.

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Willie
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Dec 21, 2015 at 22:27
• Sandra
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Patti my heart aches for you. We send you our hugs and support.We had to let our Maddie go to RB in March. I still reflect on our last days of gentle long talks, tummy rubs and cuddles.Grateful for each day. I could tell in her eyes she was comforted some.I hope the days ahead you and Molly share some loving times together.Thinking of you both

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Gracie aka White Bullet
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Dec 22, 2015 at 05:41
• Ellen
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Sending good thoughts. These times are the hardest but she will let you know when it's time.

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Patti and Molly
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Dec 22, 2015 at 08:41
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You guys are absolutely awesome. Thank you so much, for caring.

She is our baby.

I keep telling myself this is part of the deal when you fall in love with a dog. You know you're going to get that unconditional love for (hopefully) a very long time, but that you also know one day you're going to get your heart destroyed when their time is up.

I've loved all my dogs. I'm just a crazy old dog lady. (Ha-ha.) But there is something special about this sassy little girl. She was my first Westie, and actually my first terrier. She will not be my last though, I'm a Westie/Cairn/terrier lady for life now. I can't believe how smart she is, how independent she is, and her personality is larger than life. I love looking at her face, and seeing that little Westie brain trying to figure out how to get whatever it is that she wants. Whether she wants to go for a walk, wants something to eat, wants you to play with her - whatever it is, she wants it NOW and it becomes her mission to get you up off your butt to serve her needs. It cracks me up.

She has lived 12 healthy, happy years. So I keep trying to make peace with where we are now, because face it - this is where we all end up eventually.

She has no clue anything is wrong. Her pain is well controlled, and she's the same happy girl she's always been. It's so bittersweet. I snuggle her at night when we're in bed and just can't believe some day soon she's no longer going to be there. And then she gives me that exasperated sigh that says, "for cripe's sake lady - it's late and I want to GO TO SLEEP. Leave me alone now!"

Anyway, sorry for the long rambling message. She's my special girl.

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Iver and Sailor
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Dec 22, 2015 at 13:09
• David
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Feel free to ramble on.
I felt the same way with my Iver
He was my first dog I ever had
I'm glad my girlfriend at the time found Westies
and brought Iver home.
He became my Heart Dog.
It really destroyed me when he passed away
At least he was at home with me
and I got to hold him as he took his last breath
He too died at 12 years old
He died of complications of Cushing's disease
I really miss my Iver
I know all of us here miss their pups.very much
Hugs for you and Molly, Patti

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Caesar and Murphy Latham
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Dec 23, 2015 at 20:57
• Louise
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Patti I we will keep you and Molly in our thoughts and prayers.  Louise, Caesar and Murphy at the Bridge

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