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Tough last couple of weeks

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Posted: 6/29/2014 11:32 AM

Tough last couple of weeks 


Bella, my seven year old Boxer in my avatar, had to be put down yesterday morning.  A few weeks ago she was found to have a couple of mast cell tumors. These were treated with chemo somewhat successfully. Upon recheck the vet had concerns about swelling in her spleen so we continued chemo for a week with recheck the following week. At the checkup she looked good and acted well.  A couple days later more swelling plus she was blind.  I opted at that time to not take her back because I wasn't sure she would be alive when I returned from work.  She would eat like every third day.  After about a week, I took her to the vet and we tried another higher dose of chemo.  Saturday morning she couldn't even stand up on her own.
Bella was a rescue and one of the sweetest dogs ever.  Go hug your dog today.
Keep a light on some patrols are still out! - RIP over50hog
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Posted: 6/29/2014 12:13 PM

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So very sorry for your loss. There are no words to say to make it better, just know you're in my thoughts and prayers. 

My dog was sitting beside me as I was reading this. He's a rescue dog as well, it breaks my heart for you.
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Posted: 6/29/2014 12:19 PM

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I sure feel for you, having made that sad trip three times myself and it never gets easier, but I feel we owe it to them to be with them when they leave. (Hard to hold tears back). Not looking forward to that time with my own Bella, now 8. It's tough. Sorry for your loss.
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Posted: 6/29/2014 1:07 PM

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Good looking dog HD. It sure hurts to lose a friend. I have three rescue animals myself and would have more if I could.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

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Posted: 6/29/2014 1:56 PM

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Tough stuff.  She sounded like a great dog.

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Posted: 6/29/2014 3:49 PM

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Thank you all very much.  I am sure I will get another, more than likely another rescue, in the future. Gonna wait a bit and let things chill a bit around here.  There are some great Boxer rescue outfits around here and nearby states as well.

Multiple, I can read deleted posts.  That was very well put. Thank you so much!

Mike, Keep up the good work!

Thanks again, friends.
Keep a light on some patrols are still out! - RIP over50hog
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Posted: 6/29/2014 4:28 PM

I don't have a real dog 


I have a Papillon.  Maude wanted him.  He's a good little feller.  They become family quickly.

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Posted: 6/29/2014 4:43 PM

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That's tough duty Mark. It's amazing how close we grow to our dogs. It's that unconditional love thing.

My own dog is Toby Juan. He's 16 years old. Every day I wake up thinking he'll be gone. He's the most worthless piece of crap you could find. But he's my worthless dog...

Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about

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Posted: 6/30/2014 8:25 AM

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Put my 10 year old Boxer down last year.  I always thought it wouldn't be hard to lose him but I was wrong. 

Apparently he had a stroke a few years earlier because his began dragging his leg, in his final days, he couldn't hardly stand up, so he would pull himself out with his front legs, while his 2 back legs would stick straight out to the side and hit everything on his way out.  Doc, told us at his last checkup that he had congestive heart failure and could die at anytime, but he lived on 1 year later (I wanted him to die naturally, so I took him off the $70 a month pills (no change in his condition) about 6 months before I put him down). 

 I let it go on longer than most, just didn't want to take him in, but it finally came.  Went home at lunch to eat, and I couldn't even do that, so I gave Cassius my meal (his last), then followed it up by his favorite drink (Miller Lite), then picked him up and put him in the back of the Hummer.  He thought he was going on a good ride, could see his head in the rearview mirror, man that was tough.  Unloaded him, took him in and got out of there as fast as I could.  I know some people go in the room and are there until the end, but I was in no state to do that, just wanted it over with.

I feel your pain, it's hard, very hard especially when their mind is intact.  Few months later we had to put our 15 year old Shi-tzu down (Cassius' best friend).  Now, I've got another Boxer (Rocky) and it's funny how a certain breed of dog acts the same, reminds me so much of Cassius.  I think after this one, my dog days are over.  Sorry this is so long and hope it gets easier on you.
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Posted: 7/1/2014 9:38 PM

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Very sorry about your pal.  My 10 year old Shih Tzu, who barks more when a person leaves than when they arrive, has come up lame due to severe arthritis.  With fairly recent changes in my marital status and the imminent departure of my only child for college, I was a little surprised how much the thought of not having that little nuisance upset me.

It is hard to draw the line between doing everything that you can do for a beloved friend without subjecting them to unnecessary pain. I'm trying to avoid being one of those people whose pet pulls around a set of wheels, but I guess I'd better walk a mile in another person's shoes before I judge.
Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.     - Plato
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