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Posted April 28, 2016 - 08:27 AM

I've lost more than I care to count


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Posted April 28, 2016 - 12:37 PM

Me too. I just buried Ariba, my Olde Deere's faithful friend, yesterday. As we discussed in another thread, she died in Dec. and I had set her down under a big round straw bale until the ground thawed enough to dig. Monday was the day, the ground only had about 6" of frost, so easy digging. Under the bale she was still solid in the frozen snow, it made the job as easy as it was possible to be. All we can do for our fur family is the best we can possibly do, we owe them that. My thoughts are with you, and your family.
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Posted April 29, 2016 - 08:32 AM

Here's how I see it...

 

For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known you'd ever say goodbye
And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain
But I'd have to miss the dance

(Garth Brooks)


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Posted April 29, 2016 - 11:49 AM

Next week he is going to go visit the big animal hospital in Columbus, OH.  My mom called them(she takes care of him since his other health problems prevent me from having him at my home) and they reviewed his records for free, and told mom that it would only be 150 for them to bring him in and  give him a check over if need be.  There are two possible options to help him out.  One is non-invasive and is highly successful.  The other one they have is possible, but is a little more risky with his epilepsy.  Plus the price is much cheaper than the surgeries he had before.

 

The vet painted a bleaker picture, but that is still worse case that he has less than a year.  He is already 10 but I want him to be able to enjoy as much health and good times as he can.


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Posted April 29, 2016 - 01:15 PM

Good news on the clinic.
Hope they are able to provide you both with comfort.
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Posted May 15, 2016 - 05:54 PM

Well today was bad. He had his consultation in Columbus last week but he was not a candidate for any of the surgeries. We were going to have another x-ray next week and check the status. We were going to try the same surgery again when they got bad enough. But they got worse a lot quicker than anyone had anticipated.

Yesterday my mom noticed he was acting funny. Today he got real sick and swelled up. We took him to the vet and they said he was blocked and that his kidneys were probably damaged and he was in pain. I made the decision to put him down. I did not want him to suffer.

I held him in my arms and they gave him the shot. He passed peacefully in my arms. One of the hardest things I ever had to do. But I know he isn't suffering and I believe he is in heaven with my grandparents and other pets we have lost waiting for me one day. I'd love nothing more than to be reunited with my little furry friend one day.

Little Duncan was a good and loyal friend who loved his family.

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Posted May 15, 2016 - 06:01 PM

Sorry to hear the process wasn't successful
It may not feel like it, but you did your friend a favor.
Suffering 24-7 is no life quality
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Posted May 15, 2016 - 06:31 PM

Saddened to hear this, but he's better off not suffering! You'll meet again.


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 08:34 AM

I held him in my arms and they gave him the shot. He passed peacefully in my arms. One of the hardest things I ever had to do. But I know he isn't suffering and I believe he is in heaven with my grandparents and other pets we have lost waiting for me one day.

 

I had to do the exact same thing to our Basset whose spine gave out on her, couldn't walk. She was such a loving dog and putting her down was one of the hardest thing we had to do, but she was suffering. They become like kids.


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 09:50 AM

Thanks for the kind words.  I feel terrible today.  My heart isn't in my work.

 

Oddest thing happened last night.  Ya'll might call me crazy.

After I got home, and the house was settling down.  Daughter went to bed, wife was getting a shower, and me and my son were sitting on the couch.  We were watching TV, and he looks over to the other side of the living room and yells "puppy!" and he runs over, kneels down for a bit, and runs back over to me with a huge smile on his face.  He jumps up back up on my lap, hugs me and sits back down. 

 

I don't know what happened, but I would swear to anything that Duncan stopped by to say goodbye. 


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 10:05 AM

I don't know what happened, but I would swear to anything that Duncan stopped by to say goodbye. 

 

 

Now isn't that something.  :thumbs:


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Posted May 16, 2016 - 11:33 AM

Trust me i flet the same way when my cat tipper got a yernawer track infection i was the frist to notic but my parents thought he had a upset stomic but when he started shakeing my mother tock him to the vet and thats when i found out the treat ment would cost about 400

but in the end i got him back but its still honts me and i feel your pain man

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