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A Sad, But Peaceful, Ending
by Connie Faust
Friday, February 10, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Sugarplum was sabotaged by a tick. The tick preventative I faithfully applied didn't keep them away from her, and she contracted Lyme Disease.
I never dreamed this energetic, fun-loving little friend would have to be put down at just 5 years of age.
CONSIDER GETTING A LYME-PREVENTING SHOT FOR YOUR PETS THIS YEAR! I don't know about the rest of the country, but Ticks are prevalent in Eastern PA.

How recently you looked my way,
Straining to see the one you loved.....
But darkness was the path ahead,
Its grasping jaws condemning
You, so tired from the loathsome ills
That wrought gauntness
To your weakened body.

Please eat, my friend,
And drink your fill --
I crave your greeting when I come home,
Your body's warmth, your silky fur.
Let me help you find your way
So we can heal together. 

How frightening it must have been,
Each obstacle another fear to haunt you.

My little buddy,
One last ride
Till peace is yours again,
The peace that never ends.....
Sleep well, my little friend.
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Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 2/27/2012
Heart-wrenching. I'm very sorry for your loss. ~Best, Elizabeth
Reviewed by jude forese 2/13/2012
sorry for you loss ... Sugarplum must have been adorable ...
Reviewed by baz busbe 2/12/2012
Connie, that is a beautiful tribute, I am so sorry for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I don't think we have the tick problem in the Uk, have not heard of it thankfully. God bless. Baz
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 2/11/2012
A beautiful tribute to your beautiful Sugarplum, Connie.
We are deeply sorry for yours & Mr. Bill's loss. You continue to be in our prayers.

Love you both, Rhonnie & Joe
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/10/2012
Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your little pet! I am so sorry, Connie!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :( *Tears!* You are in my prayers/thoughts during this sad time!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/10/2012
So very sorry for your great loss Connie, and may your little Sugarplum live on in your heart forever.

There was a time when ticks were just a nuisance, and we and our pets didn't get sick from them. But sadly, things have changed for the worse. Even the mosquitoes can be quite deadly now. I give all of my pets monthly tick and heartworm preventatives, but I also worry as well.

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