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Old 01-30-2013, 05:43 PM   #29741 (permalink)
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So Riley has his final vet appointment on friday. I'm seriously reconsidering but I know if I do, things will only escalate like they have been. I can take him for walks until I'm dragging him home, he's so tired and he'd still manage to chew himself to peices and lunge and growl and be highly unpleasant towards the other animals as well as people in the house who dont feed him. I just wish my husband could be here for this as Riley is "his" dog.

Feel bad that there's nothing I can do to help Riley get rid of whatever demons are floating around in his head. I emailed the vets office explaining I have an 8 year old male GSD mix who is anxious to the point of tearing himself up, fear aggressive and unpredictable about who he's going to lunge at and growl and that these issues have been increasing steadily and just want to let him go peacefully so he's not stressed out so bad he's shaking and/or throwing up. He doesnt even have to be the one in trouble anymore for him to make himself sick. I'm really at a loss as to what else to do for him. I may not always like him very much but I do love him and I feel like I've failed him, though I also know I havent. We knew when we brought him home that he may have some issues but nothing we couldn't handle. Him being so constantly stressed out so easily now... letting him rest is the best thing, right?
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:46 PM   #29742 (permalink)
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Sometimes the demons in their heads just can't be fixed.

Tug's a mental mess, but he isn't self destructive. I sure don't envy you.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:54 PM   #29743 (permalink)
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Sometimes the demons in their heads just can't be fixed.

Tug's a mental mess, but he isn't self destructive. I sure don't envy you.

its just frustrating! Like i said, I may not always LIKE him but I do love him and I was hoping he'd be around until it was just his time to go. It doesnt appear it'll work that way. We knew he was anxious and it was dealt with using exercise and plenty to chew on but now he will tear the good meaty bits off a bone and forget the rest of the bone. He used to tear into a bone! Chewing on himself started while we were still in NC and only got worse as time progressed.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:28 PM   #29744 (permalink)
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So Riley has his final vet appointment on friday. I'm seriously reconsidering but I know if I do, things will only escalate like they have been. I can take him for walks until I'm dragging him home, he's so tired and he'd still manage to chew himself to peices and lunge and growl and be highly unpleasant towards the other animals as well as people in the house who dont feed him. I just wish my husband could be here for this as Riley is "his" dog.

Feel bad that there's nothing I can do to help Riley get rid of whatever demons are floating around in his head. I emailed the vets office explaining I have an 8 year old male GSD mix who is anxious to the point of tearing himself up, fear aggressive and unpredictable about who he's going to lunge at and growl and that these issues have been increasing steadily and just want to let him go peacefully so he's not stressed out so bad he's shaking and/or throwing up. He doesnt even have to be the one in trouble anymore for him to make himself sick. I'm really at a loss as to what else to do for him. I may not always like him very much but I do love him and I feel like I've failed him, though I also know I havent. We knew when we brought him home that he may have some issues but nothing we couldn't handle. Him being so constantly stressed out so easily now... letting him rest is the best thing, right?
I think only you can know if it is the right thing to do. If you feel in your heart that it is putting him to rest peacefully, than that is what you should do. I am so sorry you're going through this. I couldn't even imagine.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:11 AM   #29745 (permalink)
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Yay my husband randomly bought me an elliptical! I've been wanting one for so long .

I feel kinda bad because I never get him anything, I buy things for my pets instead . I bake him things, but then he complains that I'm making him fat.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:27 AM   #29746 (permalink)
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Wow, haven't been here in forever. Too much time on FB, too many hours working w/ other people's dogs. My dog walks like doo doo on the leash because "life is one big party w/ dad"
I have been feeling really down lately, must be the time of year.
Bored, but no motivation.....

But, I am off tomorrow and I have only two days left until a much needed 9 day break.

I might even leave my neighborhood....
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:03 PM   #29747 (permalink)
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Sigh. My home town is cursed. Everyone dies. 12 people I went to school with have died of cancer, 6 people have committed suicide, and more people than I can count have died in car accidents.

My friend is particularly cursed, it seems. About a year and a half ago she lost her older brother and best friend in a car accident (they were in the car together, with their friend and her husband... their friend is the only one who survived). A few days ago, her husband of less than six months was in a car accident and is currently in a vegetative state. She now has to decide when to take him off life support. He just turned 30. It's so heart breaking. I have no idea how some people have so much strength to keep carrying on.
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Sigh. My home town is cursed. Everyone dies. 12 people I went to school with have died of cancer, 6 people have committed suicide, and more people than I can count have died in car accidents.
Oh, my goodness, that is so freaky. These poor people. There is definitely something going on. So, so sorry about these things happening to your childhood community.
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Oh, my goodness, that is so freaky. These poor people. There is definitely something going on. So, so sorry about these things happening to your childhood community.
It's so weird, it's a small town, too. I mean, not TINY, but small.

And I just learned I was misinformed-- he was not in a car accident (I guess someone was just guessing, due to the injuries), he was jumped, robbed, and beaten up.
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And I just learned I was misinformed-- he was not in a car accident (I guess someone was just guessing, due to the injuries), he was jumped, robbed, and beaten up.
Ghez, that poor guy. I hope he is going to be ok. Maybe it's a good thing you moved away from there.
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