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Shaolin 02-26-2014 06:22 PM

To Baxter.

I just got back from putting Baxter to sleep.

He was doing well; his ear problems were pretty much resolved along with the skin problems due to being on a Raw diet. I came up to visit my sister and her kids since they were in town. Baxter was off all morning and he started bumping into things and acting disoriented. Suddenly, he began bleeding from his nose. I took him to the vet and they gave him a cursory check, but the bleeding wouldn't stop and they couldn't figure out where it was coming from or why.

They got the bleeding stopped, but during the exam, they found tumors on his lungs. We were given the option of biopsy and the full cancer work up if needed, but we decided it was better for him to just not wake up from the sedation they used to get the X rays done. He was 16 and even with treatment, there was no guarantee for him to reach 17, so we let him cross the bridge in peace.

It was hard, but it was the best thing for him. I couldn't let him suffer anymore. I loved that dog to pieces and I hated the fact I didn't have longer to say goodbye.

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Loneforce 02-26-2014 06:27 PM

I am sorry for your loss :( RIP Baxter :angel:

Springbrz 02-26-2014 06:27 PM

So sorry for your loss. You did the kindest thing for Baxter and he knows.

R.I.P Baxter.

shepherdmom 02-26-2014 07:45 PM

I'm so sorry! :(

dogfaeries 02-26-2014 08:44 PM

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I'm so sorry :(

Shaolin 02-26-2014 09:15 PM

Thanks for the kind thoughts.

He lived a fantastic and wonderful life. His claim to fame was eating a Rooster on Thanksgiving Day about ten years ago. It flew into his run and I never saw it. All we heard was a slight squawk and it was over. By the time I got someone to help me, he had finished it.

God, I loved that dog.

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Shade 02-26-2014 09:19 PM

I'm very sorry for your loss :hugs: RIP Baxter :(

GatorBytes 02-26-2014 09:28 PM

May all your roosters at the bride be de-feathered...RIP beautiful little doggie:hug:

Sri 02-26-2014 09:30 PM

So sorry for your loss. May your heart find peace, both for his sake and for you.

Stosh 02-26-2014 09:33 PM

He sounds like one heck of a dog! I'm so sorry you lost him and I know you'll miss him terribly.

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