Medea, American Eskimo Dog
? Born in a puppy mill
Kept as breeding stock and beaten, along with 63 other Eskies
December 2002, rescued by the Monterey County SPCA
April 30, 2009, died at home in Terry's arms

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Expressions of sympathy and thank yous

I'm crying while I write this. I would have never thought she had bone cancer and truly thought she was getting better when I saw her. I have walked your path with Cinnamon and I know what you're going through and my heart is heavy for you all. She had a hard beginning but you saved her from knowing only misery in her life. You showed her love and patience and security and showed her that a dog's place was not in a cage but in her master's arms or laying at her feet while she worked. Medea had the chance to live a little Diva's life, as she deserved.

I am glad I was able to visit with her. Just hold her till the time comes and, when the time comes, tell her it's ok to go. I believe that our furr-babies have souls and will be there when it's our time to leave this earth. I look forward to being reunited with my babies from the past - although I'm not sure if they'll all get along...

I am grateful for having known her. My love and thoughts to you all.


I am so sorry. You are doing the right thing. Don't make them suffer if they don't have to. I like that you are doing it at home. Much less stressful for her. I will be thinking of you.

(Thank you Adam for sharing Willy Mae's story with me.)


I am very sad for Medea. She is such a sweet dog. I didn't realize that she was so ill. She was very fortunate to have you as a mother and even though her life started out rough, it has been a nice loving home for her.

I have a friend that I work with that has a dog with kidney failure. She is currently on a 2 week vacation in Costa Rica and will need to be told when she gets home this weekend that she will need to put her dog down. I will share your article with her.

Thanks for letting me know.

Love, Audrey

I know what a difficult time this is for you. You are such a good “dog Mom.” Medea was lucky to have you, as you were to have her. You’re right – this is a great gift to free her from pain, but I know that doesn’t make it any easier.

Thinking of you …


Thank you for sharing the beautiful article. I have saved a copy of it for when Kitti's time comes. I admire your strength and commitment to your girls during this difficult time. Please know how much I and all your friends love you and our thoughts are with you.

Big Hugs and Puppy Kisses from across the cybermiles,

Cristina & Kitti (Woof!)

I know that this is a tough decision and time for you.

(Thank you, Star, for the comforting phone calls and your generous donation in Medea's memory to the Monterey County SPCA.)

XXXX, Star

Dear Terry, Donald and We'll See,

Just wanted to drop a personal note to let you know my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Know how much you loved Miss Medea and how much she loved you back. She was lucky to have you as her family. I hope you find some solace in your decision to let her go — she is no longer suffering and if there is indeed a heaven — she's there watching down over us all.

Your provided her with the last act of love.

Please take care. (Dr. Scott also sent a single pink rose.)

Monika Scott, DVM

My thoughts are with you and Medea. I feel fortunate to have meet her and spent a least a bit of time with her. Hang in there.

Love, Sean

Dear Terry & Don,

We were very sorry to hear about Medea. Animal lovers are special people and you are shining examples of that!!! She will always be with you. :-)

Sincerest Condolences,
Stephanie & Brett

Sorry about Medea, for all of us who have pets we identify. Sorry for your lose and happy you’re getting a new puppy!

Love, Lowell

Thank you Jennifer for doing the Wag n' Walk with me on Saturday.

Thank you David for being a dog sitter extraordinare. Medea loved you best of all!

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