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Reluctant to Act
After 16 years, saying goodbye to Cody was extremely difficult


After having a dog for 16 years, deciding to end his suffering was an extremely difficult decision because my family and I clung to our once lively companion. Even though the fateful decision was made on a chilly October night two years ago, all of the memories of him remain crystal clear.



Brandy Dieterle lives in Merrillville, Ind., with her dapple Dachshund, Cece. After earning her bachelor's degree in English writing from Purdue University Calumet, she wants to pursue a career in editing.

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