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    Unfortunately, I lost my darling Benji this morning. He has been not so good for a month or so, and I have been sleeping on the floor downstairs with him. It started with a bit of getting up problems, which the vet addressed with Metacam, he then developed a chest infection and was coughing quite a lot. All this made him weak and he wasn't eating anything, apart from the odd piece of liver or mini bonio. Last week the vet said he had a slightly weakened heart and respiratory system, but tried him with more tablets. During the last week he was mainly sleeping and just moving a metre or two then lay down again. Today at the vets I was told he was not going to improve and was pretty poorly. I know I did the right thing, but why does it not feel like it ... . I will be keeping my screen name of Benjisdad, because I always will be.
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    I am so sorry Graham, it was obvious how fond you were of him and I always enjoyed seeing your photos of him. I'm sure that you did the right thing even though it doesn't feel like it.

    Look after yourself. There's nothing much that I can say to make it better but I am thinking of you at this difficult time.
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    I'm sorry for your loss Graham.
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    Such sad news Graham and my heart goes out to you. The only thing I can say is what a vet once told me when I faced a similar situation. He asked me if my dog had been a good friend during his life - I replied "Of course he has !!!" the vet replied "Then you now need to be a good friend to him and let him pass with out further suffering" - it doesn't make the situation any better but it does confirm you've done the right thing for Benji
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    This is so sad to read Graham - I know how much of a companion Benji has been to you of late. Remember him fondly - he will forever be a part of you.

    Paul.
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    I'm so sorry to hear that Graham, but I'm glad you're going to keep the name, Benji will always be with us on the forum.

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    Graham, I am so sorry to hear this. It's hard to do the right thing sometimes, but he had a life of being loved and that is the main thing.
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    Thanks everybody for all the kind messages. Benji had a good life, but like all pets, not long enough. In all his eight and a half years we never spent a night apart. If I went away, then we went away. I am just feeling lost at the moment, the house is empty. I know things will improve, and I will be getting another dog. Thanks again everybody your support is much appreciated.
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    Thoughts with you at this time Graham our canine friends are part of the family.
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    Thank you Nigel. Your sentiments are much appreciated.
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    Graham, I'm sorry to read this, I feel your pain. But I'm sure you made the correct decision.
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    Thanks Peter. I really appreciate the support I have received from all my friends on the Forum.
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    So sorry Graham.
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    Thanks Ffion. Everyone has been so kind and thoughtful.
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