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AlohaEskie
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« on: January 01, 2014, 11:11:06 AM »

I haven't been on the forum much as we had to let our oldest dog go to the Bridge.  He was 15 and a half years old and collapsed the day after Christmas.  Yes, he was arthritic, lost most of his hearing and his sight was fading.  He also had dementia, but managed to perk up at each meal and treat time.   Smile

After his collapse, we called around to vets for a home visit.  The soonest a vet could come was the next day.  She examined him and said his back muscles had atrophied over a long time and the 26th might have been the breaking point for him.  I get the feeling that his decline started in May when he had to go to the ER as blood was coming out of both ends.  They treated the infection but had no clue what caused it.

He did not much care for his walks after that incident so we only went when he was hyper and went out the back door.  Not many times in the past month did he feel like going.

Since he could not get up any longer, we moved him from room to room so he could still see us.  He was never an affectionate dog, but just wanted to be near his people.  We slept with him downstairs, stroking and petting him until we fell asleep.  I was wondering if he would survive the night with his breathing so labored, but he amazed me in the morning when I found him staring at me when I awoke.  We put him in the nook on a pile of towels and we stayed there until the vet arrived.  I told him it was okay to potty on the towels since his body did not allow him to stand.  The vet peacefully and lovingly released him in that exact spot as we stroked and rubbed him.

Our poor old boy is now whole again.  I'll bet he is chasing some squirrels.  Smile

A hui hou (until we meet again) Spencer!  We are glad to have been your last home and owners.

Jon

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« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 11:24:19 AM »

I am so sorry to read this sad news this morning. RIP Spencer.
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 02:04:10 PM »

Frown So sorry to hear about Spencer.
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 03:28:28 PM »

So sorry to hear about Spencer passing.  I'm glad you were able to be with him and comfort him.  Frown
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 02:44:56 AM »

So sad for you.... Crying  You took such good care of Spencer and his years with you were the best of his life.  I am glad he was able to pass so peacefully in Joyce's lap with you at his side.  He is running free and healthy again!  You should post that nice picture of him that you are going to have framed.
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014, 09:26:35 AM »

As requested by Chris, here is a pic of Spencer sometime in 2011.  Those were the good days, when he could hear and see very well.  We used to call him the "No Brakes" dog as he would go everywhere, full speed ahead.  Most of the time, it took slamming into something for him to stop.  Smile

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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014, 10:16:22 AM »

i am so sorry for your loss. it cuts so deep. its been 7 months for us and feels like yesterday. spend time tellsing stories of the good times and funny memories. for us, that helps alot. Smile
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2014, 11:10:41 AM »

I'm so sorry!  But grateful that he has a peaceful, loving end to his wonderful life!
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2014, 01:40:50 PM »

I love how peaceful and content Spencer looks in this picture!  Such a great picture to have as a memory.
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2014, 09:56:17 AM »

I'm so sorry to hear about Spencer's passing.  Thank you for sharing that lovely pic of your beautiful boy.  Thinking of you and sending hugs during this difficult time. 
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2014, 11:59:03 PM »

So sorry to hear the sad news about Spencer.  If only they could live forever....
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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2014, 11:19:05 AM »

Sorry to hear about your boy Spencer.   RIP.
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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2014, 11:35:09 AM »

That must have been a rough Christmas holiday. I'm so sorry for your loss.
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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2014, 05:11:54 PM »

So sorry for your loss.
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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2014, 12:56:40 PM »

So sorry to hear, he had a great life and knew he was loved right up until the end.
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« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2014, 10:29:11 PM »

Sorry to hear about Spencer! Frown I'm sure he's happy and thankful that you gave him the best life you can give him and created a lot of memories.
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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2014, 01:35:37 PM »

My thanks for all of you for such wonderful notes.  I haven't been on as much since I tear up a bit when I see my own post.  It will take us awhile for the sorrow to end, but it is so nice having Murphy here to distract us most of the time.
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