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Monday, 30 June 2014 01:00

Be More Dog!

When clearing up this morning I found some photos from a photoshoot that we had a few years back when Max had his sight. There were some tears this morning as I am reminded how much I miss him. Max taught me to be more dog! He taught me a lot about the importance of play, acceptance and love, which are so important. He was a natural therapist, it was me who had to do the training.  He also taught me…
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Friday, 20 June 2014 01:00

Mental Health Poem by Mel

Do not mock me because you don’t understandIt would be more helpful to have a helping hand You don’t know what goes on inside my headAnd sometimes I would prefer to be dead You may not know why I behave this wayIf you can’t cope you can politely walk away Do not mock me or call me weakWhen it’s reassurance I try to seek. I have feelings I am human tooNo better or worse than you. Speak with kindness or…
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Friday, 13 June 2014 01:00

Hey Max

No long blog today just a poem… A Message to Max… Your fur balls are still blowing across the floorYour lead it still hangs by the front door There are plenty of reminders this was your homeIn your toy boxes I found a half eaten bone I know your now at Rainbow BridgeBecause there is no one waiting when I open the fridgeI am not ready to move your things no not just yetI go to check on you because…
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Thursday, 12 June 2014 01:00

Feeling guilty about feeling good

Well it’s been a good day, the sun has been shining and I have got loads of stuff done. I have taken a big tree down, cut both lawns, had several trips to the tip, hoovered the tree out the car, and done washing and ironing.  I am feeling a great sense of satisfaction and a little bit tired, not sure if that’s the busy physical day or the Pimms I have just had on the patio! I am also…
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Wednesday, 11 June 2014 01:00

Grief and Relief

Good evening, I am writing nightly at the moment as I find writing to be therapeutic it enables me to reflect and put the feelings somewhere and make sense of my emotions. You could try it if you feel overwhelmed or just don’t know what do,. I have decided to share my writing as we grieve because I don’t think we need to hide our tears and there is no shame in feeling sad or tearful when we say goodbye…
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Tuesday, 10 June 2014 01:00

A tough first day without Max

Thank you for all your kind comments on the news of Max’s death we have been overwhelmed by the kindness from all who knew Max.It was a hard day today there was much tears as we woke without Max. His coffin arrived this morning and we went with River to chose his flowers. We also went to see Max’s hydrotherapist Jacqui to tell her the news, she was so patient with Max and he loved his weekly swims. Its been…
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Monday, 09 June 2014 01:00

It’s Time

It is with a heavy heart that I share today’s news, Max became very unwell in the night and we drove Max to the emergency vets at 5am as he had been unsettled all night long. Not ready to leave him at the vets the locum gave him a sedative to make him comfortable and we bought Max home.  We knew it had become too hard for Max and we didn’t want him to suffer, we knew the time was…
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Sunday, 08 June 2014 01:00

Preparing to let go

We have been struggling some time with Max who is now blind, but things have become much worse. Max’s last seizure was different, he howled in pain, usually they are silent. We think this seizure was painful and that it took its toll on his old fragile body. It seems to have injured his back and he has become very wobbly on his legs. At 19 months old we saved his life and his sight with major brain surgery but it…
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Thursday, 05 June 2014 01:00

Don’t fake it until you make it!

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