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01-07-2014 11:56 AM
Susan_GSD_mom Just an obeservation... Along with Cesar and his splenic tumor, my vet found masses in Rosco's GI tract, I had a wolf shepherd who had colon cancer, and another wolf shepherd who had a huge splenic tumor that metastasized, and my sister, who shared my house for many years, also had colon cancer. We lived across the highway from a farmer's field (several hundred acres), and the prevailing winds carried all his pesticides and herbicides directly toward our house. I have often wondered whether that was a factor in the amount of cancer in our household (we moved away from there last October). Anyone else have any thoughts on this?
01-07-2014 11:44 AM
Susan_GSD_mom Ohhh, you have my full sympathy and empathy. On November 15 I lost MY Rosco, a rescue GSD we had for 5 years. He began to bloat, rushed him to my vet, after she removed his swollen spleen and started to re-position his stomach, she showed me areas in the stomach tissue already dead--we did not awaken him. He was 13, and my best buddy. Then, on Dec. 2 my other rescue GSD, Cesar, had an undiagnosed splenic tumor rupture, with other complications, and he died in my arms, the life draining from him---his death was the worst of all my many GSDs. just leaving me before anything could be done to help him. VERY hard, I feel for you also.
01-07-2014 11:24 AM
Crocky Those eyes! The pathway to the soul. He was beautiful! So sorry for your loss.
01-07-2014 11:22 AM
blackshep I'm so sorry for your loss. You did right by Rosco, I'm sure he knew that.

I'm so glad you are willing to open your heart to another GSD, they are the most wonderful companions. I'm sure everyone here can help you find a great breeder when you feel ready to open your door to a new friend.

RIP handsome Rosco
01-07-2014 11:12 AM
MoosesMama So sorry for your pain. This poem actually gave me some comfort when I lost my BFF (best furry friend) a year ago:
A POEM FOR THE GRIEVING...
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die...
-Anonymous
01-05-2014 07:01 PM
TAR HEEL MOM So sorry for both of you. It never fails to make my heart hurt so much for them when people lose their best friends
01-05-2014 06:55 PM
sourdough44 Very sorry to hear, and I know your sadness. Just yesterday I had the task of that last ride to the Vet with out 11 y/o Lab Katy. She developed bone cancer over a year ago & was getting along on 3 legs for 9 months.

She was down to two legs the last few weeks, then other issues. She was as loyal & loving as they come. It was(and is) very difficult.

Keep some pictures around, of course you can still talk about him.
01-05-2014 05:53 PM
doggiedad sorry for your loss.
01-05-2014 03:17 PM
arycrest So sorry for your loss of your handsome Rosco!!!
01-05-2014 03:11 PM
Loneforce I am sorry for your loss of Rosco. He was a handsome boy.
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