taking a break.

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Postby Malli » March 20th, 2011, 4:01 am

I'm sorry, I didn't know where to put this.

For at least a little while, I think I'm going to take a break from replying to any memorial posts; it isn't that I don't want to offer sentiments and condolences, or don't care at all. I have nothing but sympathy for anyone who loses their pet, particularly those I "know" from online.

Please understand this has to do with my own situation and background; my dog is aging, and I know from 4 years at the animal emergency hospital where we would regularly have several euthanasias in an 8 hour shift - euthanasia and death are very real for me.
I'm left with making the connection to my own dog, and I can't shake it.
I don't want to be pessimistic or sad and unfortunately thats what I feel when I read the memorial posts.

So I suppose this is just an overall "I am so, so sorry"(because I always am), to any memorial I may not reply to. I just felt like it would be rude not to put somewhere why...
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Postby iluvk9 » March 20th, 2011, 7:40 am

I understand what you are saying, Mallika.

Just know that I am very thankful for all the emotional support you have given to me.

I said it somewhere else, and I will say it again....many of us are on overload and I, for one, have no more coping skills left.
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Postby TheRedQueen » March 20th, 2011, 8:10 am

I'm kind of in the same boat right now...I can respond with some quick things, but I'm not able to fully articulate what I want to say. With Rip aging quickly, it's hitting too close to home these days.
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Postby ArtGypsy » March 20th, 2011, 10:15 am

So Understood.................... :(

Sometimes I Marvel at How Supportive We Are to Others Despite Carrying Burdens that Strain Our Own Backs.

Lately I have been feeling overwhelmed in general---------Trying to find a safe, peaceful, warm, light escape is proving more and more difficult.

It Seems the Entire World is Suffering; Our Efforts to Wipe the Brows of Our Close Friends *here* and in 'off forum life" is the 'best' we can offer, despite our Desire to Take Away the Pain.

I won't Lie------the pain/loss/disappointment/hurt feelings here on the board over the last few months has slid the forum into one of those 'places' I no longer rush to visit.
The pain outweighs the joy lately.

Wishing for Us All..............PEACE.
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Postby madremissy » March 20th, 2011, 10:39 am

Beautifully said Grace.

Malli, I totally understand. It has been a little much lately and sometimes I am so scared to open up threads lately. :hug3:
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Postby Pit♥bull » March 20th, 2011, 10:40 am

Malli wrote:"I am so, so sorry"(because I always am)

iluvk9 wrote:many of us are on overload and I, for one, have no more coping skills left.

TheRedQueen wrote:it's hitting too close to home these days.

ArtGypsy wrote:Sometimes I Marvel at How Supportive We Are to Others Despite Carrying Burdens that Strain Our Own Backs.

X1000 :nono:
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Postby BullyLady » March 20th, 2011, 12:40 pm

I totally get it. :neutral: That's actually why I always write the same thing, because it summarizes how I really feel without me having to dig deep and get overly emotional every time. I've had people message me on other forums that it's weird that I write the same thing every time, but... it's how I deal while still being able to show my support. :|

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Postby plebayo » March 20th, 2011, 1:24 pm

I don't think it's an issue at all...

I know for myself I posted in the memorial section because I am able to share with friends a story but also vent my feelings be it sad, angry or guilty. It isn't about the 'replies' because I know you all have my back and the support is there if I need it. I look at the memorial section as a place to at least release the feelings that I have been holding in and a place to remember our furkids that have passed.
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