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Pyrate's brother may be ready to leave us

I'm going to the vet with my friend this afternoon. She has Pyrate's brother, the only one left alive from that litter. His name is Colt. He has severe HD but also has a cracked vertebrae that he has had his entire life. The past couple days he has not been able to control his bladder or control when he poops. He has had trouble getting up and down the steps (2 steps) but she has been helping him with a lift. Now she called me this morning and ask me to go to the vet with her. If it is Colt's time I know she isn't going to handle it very well emotionally but will do whatever is best for Colt. My problem is that he looks so very much like his brother, Pyrate, I know it's going to be really hard for me if the vet says this is the day. I just want best wishes for Colt and prayers that it will be easy for him to go if he has to. This is Colt and Pyrate the last time they were together.


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Thanks I will just for Colt and my friend, but I'll probably fall apart after I come home.

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I'm sorry I'll pray for strength for both families no matter which outcome

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Thanks I will just for Colt and my friend, but I'll probably fall apart after I come home.
That's ok too. I got tears in my eyes just reading your post this morning. It's always a hard thing. BTW that is a beautiful picture you posted of the two of them.
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Sorry to hear Colt is not doing well. I understand how this can hit so close you. Good of you to go with them to the vet and support your friends.
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What a lovely picture. That is so kind of you to go with her.

If it is Colt's time please tell your friend the board is thinking of them.
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What a lovely picture. That is so kind of you to go with her.

If it is Colt's time please tell your friend the board is thinking of them.
I always love that picture of them. It was taken in her backyard before Pyrate crossed the bridge last year. I will pass on all the kind thoughts from the board. Thank you for everything everyone = this board will be my strength today.

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Sorry to hear Colt is not doing well. I understand how this can hit so close you. Good of you to go with them to the vet and support your friends.
There isn't any way I could not go. Colt has tried to fill the empty void in my heart from Pyrate crossing the bridge and always licks my face when I talk to him about his brother and his owner is my best friend. I need to be there as much as I needed to be there for Pyrate.

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