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Lilly was my soul mate for 7 years. We both knew it the day we met at the animal shelter. She was matted, dirty, timid and frightened but I thought she was beautiful. We began our journey the day before Thanksgiving. She needed so much love and care and I had a lot to give. You see, poor Lilly was Chi/Pom weighing only 10 pounds. She had been rescued from an abusive home where her legs had been left to heal broken and her trachea was partially collapsed from being choked. I took her to doggie spa and to the vet and then had surgery to fix her legs. She never did walk properly she sort of hopped like a bunny but that did not stop her. She slowly began to trust again and knew she was my baby. We were two peas in a pod. We both had allergies, anxiety and asthma. We both loved to take afternoon naps in our king size bed and sleep in on the weekends. We enjoyed walks in the park and special visits to the Wendy drive through for a chicken sandwich. Four years ago we found out she had a heart murmur and took her to a cardiologist. With medication she seemed to do great for several years. As time went by she developed congested heart failure and treated the symptoms to keep her comfortable. On Thursday morning she awoke having trouble breathing so I took her to her vet. After an xray I was told her heart and liver were enlarged and she had fluid in her chest. I rushed her to the emergency vet and awaited the visit from her cardiologist. They immediately put her in an oxygen cage. The next morning she looked the best I had seen her in months. The cardiologist told me she would need oxygen the rest of her life and that they could not cure or fix her. After removing her from oxygen cage and holding her she looked at me and kissed my nose as she struggles to breath. I knew then that she was ready even if I was not. I held her and told her how much I loved her and thanked her for being my baby. I told her I promised her the day we met she would never suffer again. She did not struggle, she snuggled into my arms and went to sleep and then she was gone. My heart is breaking even though I know I did what was best for her.


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