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The Hardest Goodbye

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Jan Schifter

    What a great Mommy you are! This is a very hard task, I have done it twice and believe me, it never gets easy. Stay strong and just know that your heart will mend soon.


    1. Lisa Eirene

      I appreciate your kind words. I know time will help heal the pain and then someday I will be able to think about him and see photos and remember the happy times…and not just feel sad. Right now it’s really hard.

  2. Lori

    I’m sorry Lisa. It is so, so hard to lose a pet, but you really gave him such a wonderful life that he wouldn’t have had. Hugs to you.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you Lori. He had a really good, long, mostly healthy life. I am so glad I could rescue him.

  3. Lisa

    I’m so sorry for your loss! It is one of the hardest decisions to make, especially knowing that you aren’t doing it too soon or too late. Sounds like he had a great last week.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s a very hard decision to make.

  4. Deb Wilson

    I’m so sorry Lisa! I know nothing I can say will really make it better. hugs

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Deb. I appreciate the hugs.

  5. Marianne

    I am so sorry to hear about your cat. He sure did live a long time.

  6. Candace

    I really cannot imagine the pain. We all know the day will come but it seems so unfair that we outlive them all. We love our animals so much, they are truly our soulmates and part of who we are forever. I’m happy you shared 15 years with him, what a gift! When I look at our 7 year old dog I can’t imagine life without her, it goes by so quickly.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It does go quickly. Feels like in the blink of an eye. 🙁

  7. emmaclaire

    My condolences, Lisa – I’m glad you have your family to help you through this difficult time.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thank you Emma Claire. Everyone has been very understanding and sweet. Lots of sweet messages from family and friends, cards, texts. It’s helped.

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