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originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
Thank you everyone for your kind condolences.
As I'm sure many of you know, today, it's still hard to talk about, or think about.
We used an exceptional in-home euthanasia service, the staff is super-human, dealing with people's grief several times a week.
It was sad and wonderful at the same time. After the initial sedative, he relaxed and dozed off in Mrs. Overlord's lap. Our other two pugs were with us, and it's good for pack animals like that to experience it, for their own closure.
If you are in need, look for similar services in your area, it's well worth it.
I sent this short tribute, with some pictures, for posting on their website remembrance page (his full name is "King Argus...")…
King Argus was as regal and dignified as any loving and caring royalty could be. He took the changes from New York City, to Connecticut, and Phoenix with all the style and elegance of a true benevolent monarch. He loved to eat snow as much as he loved to bask in the desert sun. Running in wide open fields was as effortless to him as swimming in a luxurious pool. When we adopted other pugs, he taught them his regal nature, as well as how to play fetch, tug-of-war, and alert the royal staff to the slightest unexpected sound. Argus will be sorely missed, he leaves a hole impossible to fill, but his kindhearted nature and personality will be long remembered by all who knew him. Farewell my King.
originally posted by: TKDRL
That sucks man. Lost my cat years ago, still miss him. I have decided after the last dog dies, I will probably not get another pet. Sucks too much when they get sick or die. Then again, I didn't get my cat, he wandered into our yard and collapsed during a blizzard that lasted a few days. We brought him in and he just decided to stick around.