For the Second Time in 3 Weeks, I Lost a Pet

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  1. mrsheppo

    mrsheppo Mom to 11 and still partially sane

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    Three weeks ago, we had to put our beloved canine friend of almost 15 years to sleep because of her fast declining health. She was survived by our Dachshund who is 10 and our American Eskimo who is 14. In the last 2 weeks, our Eskie, named Igloo, became a different animal. She had had an appetite though not the same as before our oldest dog died and in the last week, just stopped eating. I tried coaxing her by boiling chicken and rice and she loved that. However not long after eating she threw it up.

    We thought the first time was maybe because she had not eaten for a while and the amount that she ate maybe upset her stomach. After the second time, DH decided a trip to the vet was in order. We took her in yesterday and they wanted to keep her overnight to run tests and do an ultrasound. Sadly this morning we received the news that Igloo had cancer of the kidneys and a blockage in her colon. The vet said we could prolong the inevitable, but once again we had to make the difficult decision to let her go.

    I'm sure Phoebe was there this morning to greet her long time friend at the Rainbow Bridge. Our dachshund is very lonely as he has lost his 2 life long friends.

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  3. clh2

    clh2 <font color=green>I am the Pixie Stick NARC at my

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    So sorry!
     
  4. jaminmd

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    I'm so sorry. I remember your last post and your beautiful dog. Wishing you peaceful thoughts.
     
  5. Sgt Mickey

    Sgt Mickey <font color=red>I will always remember where I was

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    I am sorry.:(
     
  6. lynxstch

    lynxstch I Love Figment

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    So very sorry about the loss of your 2 furbabies :grouphug:
     
  7. Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy We are family.

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    Such a cute face, Barbara. So sorry to hear about little Igloo, so soon after Phoebe. :hug:'s

    As you said, Phoebe was there at the Bridge to greet her long time buddy. I am sure they are happy to be together again, friends they have been.

    And always a good reminder.......


    [​IMG]Rainbow Bridge [​IMG]



    Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
    There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
    There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
    The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers.
    Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....


    Author unknown...

    www.petloss.com




    http://www.indigo.org/rainbowbridge_ver2.html



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  8. disney1990

    disney1990 <font color=royalblue>Wow, it make my heart skip a

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    Nicely said Dan.

    Barbara, I am so sorry for you loss. Sometimes our pets are closer to us than our family is.
     
  9. BearcatsFan

    BearcatsFan <font color=green>we finally had a minute to breat

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    So sorry for the loss of your pets. :hug:
     
  10. mymickeyfans

    mymickeyfans Mouseketeer

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. I had a similar thing happen a few years ago. I lost my horse in July of 2009, two months later I lost my 13 year old golden to a splenic mass, and two months after that my 13 year old Maine Coon cat developed intestinal lymphoma. It was not an easy year. It will get better in time. At least your babies are together now and pain free.

    Take care.
     
  11. chisnpeke

    chisnpeke <font color=blue>Got the blues on purple tag night

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    I am so sorry. What a cute face! Losing a pet hurts so much :hug:
     
  12. christineann

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    So, so sorry. :hug:
     
  13. Hedy

    Hedy <font color=blue>I'm <s>22</s> 27 and I still kind

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    So sorry...
     
  14. marmalade

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    How devastating. A few years ago we had 3 dogs, 2 goldens and a lab. One of our goldens developed a brain tumor and we lost him and shortly after that our labs kidneys stopped functioning and we lost her as well. The last golden lived as the most spoiled dog for a few years before old age finally took her.
     
  15. PollyannaMom

    PollyannaMom I was a click-clack champ!!

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. Pets are very special, and her picture is adorable.
     
  16. mamamary

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    Awww I remember your post from a few weeks ago. Sorry to hear this latest news. :sad:
     
  17. Pooh67_68

    Pooh67_68 <font color=teal>My head looked like a brillo pad<

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  18. StephMK

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    Awww, I'm so sorry for your losses. :(
     
  19. denisem

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    So sorry to hear this - RIP, Igloo.
     
  20. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

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    Ouch! That's rough. :hug:
     
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