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Letting Callie Go

A full year it grew as dear Callie cat endured that stinking cancer. Night screams came, which pierced my heart. Only then could I let go. . .

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 4/21/2015 6:50:00 PM
Hard to let go and feel your pain in this one. love phyl
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Date: 4/17/2015 7:15:00 AM
Andrea, not sure if I ever commented on this poem but here I am, well as you know, I feel this pain in my heart to, it was also the night screams that drove me to make that very difficult decision, so hard to let go, you have captured the piercing pain well in your poem, 7, congratulations btw and thanks for visiting my poem, Patience
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Date: 3/22/2015 10:43:00 PM
ANDREA, Congratulations on your awesome win. Thank you for participating in my contest. Stop by my latest blog "POETS" if you'd like. Enjoy the win and honorable mention. <3 <3 LOVE LINDA <3 <3
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Date: 2/27/2015 6:30:00 PM
Sorry for your loss...I endured that with our first dog Gucci, it was brutal, not a journey for the faint heart...
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Date: 2/15/2015 3:02:00 PM
When ending suffering is the best that we can do. In God's mysterious ways, that's how he helps us through. May there be healing in our comments. Peace. :)
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Date: 2/15/2015 12:51:00 PM
How did I miss this ! Great write Andrea. This so reminded me of my iguana. EJ died of renal kidney disease, and his last days were painful to him...my heart ached. Have a blessed day Andrea....much love, james
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Date: 2/15/2015 9:19:00 AM
Much love Andrea . . . letting go is so hard to do . . . hugs.
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Date: 2/15/2015 7:57:00 AM
Sad but touching write Andrea.. Hope you are enjoying the weekend. :)
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Date: 2/15/2015 3:31:00 AM
Very sad, Andrea. Our 'Snowball' had to be put down a couple of years ago due to similar problems; it (he) was 17 years old. [wrote a poem inspired by your form, similar, but with no rhyme..."She was his"] // paul
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Date: 2/14/2015 3:28:00 AM
Hi Andrea. This is such a heartfelt poem you have written about a family member that you had to let go. Our pet truly do become a loving part of the family. It brought back memories of our little cat that we had to let go last year. 21 years old and still refusing to leave her family behind, such a sad time. Thanks for sharing, my friend.... Robert.
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Date: 2/13/2015 10:37:00 AM
Your heartfelt words where somber and filled with love for your pet. Emile.
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Date: 2/13/2015 3:43:00 AM
It is always a sad moment to say final goodbye to a lovely pet. Their life span is so short. Great tanka. GL in the contest.Hugs!xxx rajat
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Date: 2/12/2015 4:20:00 PM
Wow, Andrea...You did come up with a heartbreaking lament...I have "been there done that" and know how hard it is. Your words really pierce the heart. GL in the contest. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 2/12/2015 11:56:00 AM
Andrea, I recall you telling me about Callie many times and your poem so captured losing a beloved pet and that horrible decision to end their pain, and thanks for visiting my poetry ~~
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Date: 2/12/2015 10:45:00 AM
I remember a cat we called Kizzy. It was Sunday and the vet's office was closed. During the night poor Kizzy was screaming and groaning. I felt so guilty for not taking her in sooner. I got up at 1:00 a.m. and phoned an emergency number so I could get her put to sleep. I'll never forget it. LOve, daver
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Date: 2/12/2015 8:10:00 AM
This one is so sad. Love the last line...only then. When you love, you don't want them to suffer
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Date: 2/12/2015 7:23:00 AM
You expressed so much in these words Andrea.
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Date: 2/12/2015 5:53:00 AM
I'm sorry Andrea, Anthony
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Date: 2/11/2015 10:26:00 PM
This is a tearful tanka...it's awful when we know they're suffering, and making the decision to put them down is heart wrenching. I still miss my little dog, Sweet Pea. She was with us more than 15 years. hugs, Rhonda
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Date: 2/11/2015 9:48:00 PM
Oh this is so sad Andrea. We hate to see our animals suffer. Your Tanka entry touches the heart!
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Date: 2/11/2015 6:06:00 PM
oh, so sad, andrea! great poem, though...
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Date: 2/11/2015 2:48:00 PM
It is terrible to let an animal suffer but it is also hard to loose them..Enjoyed reading your emotive work..Thanks for stopping by.Sara
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Date: 2/11/2015 2:15:00 PM
aww :( pulls at the heart string ... hugs
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Date: 2/11/2015 1:25:00 PM
I assume Caillie was a pet. We have a tiger cat, Twiggy who is hanging on day by day. She will still eat and that is why we keep her alive. I think she is miserable, but how does one tell with animals whether they want to live or die. Your poem is truly heart rending. I know so well. Love, daver
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Date: 2/11/2015 12:32:00 PM
A beautiful sad write Andrea - am still very disappointed you didn't use my poem and change one word LOL:-) Hugs Jan xxx good luck in the contest:-) xx 7 xx
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