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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Lost my young boy today.

I lost my gsd today. We knew this day was coming, he had cardiac disease, renal problems, and yesterday he lost control of his bowels. I am relieved he is done suffering, and happy to think he is healthy and strong somewhere, but "knowing" it's coming, doesn't make it any easier. I am also very angry, because I know a lot of this comes from bad genetics and bad breeding. It's been a very very hard morning. I am just kind of lost without my big goofball running around. I am so thankful we have two dogs, my corgi has been cuddly all day and I think it would have been even harder to come home to a "dogless" house. Anyway, just thought I'd get the news over with and tell everyone. I've become quite active on this forum, and thought I would share the end of this story, as well as try and educate people as to why it is so so so important that you go to a reputable breeder. My boy left this world too soon, and he shouldn't have had these problems. I'm just so sad.
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post #2 of 55 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 01:21 PM
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Omg. Sorry

ETA now is probably not the time so reply whenever. but why did you decide to get him from a BYB or whatever (I did too so I'm curious). And how old was he?



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post #3 of 55 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 01:24 PM
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to you and your family. I'm so sorry

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post #4 of 55 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 01:25 PM
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I am sorry. It is never easy to lose a critter. If they are young and full of life it is terribly hard. If they are old and have lived during a decade of more of your life with you it is terribly hard. They worm their way into our hearts and lives remarkably fast, and losing them rips a hole in us.

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I am so, so sorry.

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So sorry, Dani. I don't think we can ever REALLY prepare ourselves for the reality. I'm glad you have your corgi to comfort you.

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post #7 of 55 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 01:31 PM
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I'm so sorry. I lost my boy way to soon as well. Probably due to his breeding as well. It's an awful thing and I understand....hugs


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post #8 of 55 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone. I honestly didn't think it would be this hard, because we "knew" it was coming.

Lala, I was just naive and didn't know any better...and the sad thing is I really thought I researched a lot, but my "teacher/educator" was a breeder of "straightback/old world/over-sized", GSDs...I do NOT want to turn this into a debate, but most around here would shake their head at those "selling points." And I wish I would have had a better "educator" before I got my boy....now I am surrounded by very knowledgeable people, including some around here, and I shake my head at myself and my naiveté ...it was before I knew about SchH/IPO, working lines/show lines (that were many many lines), reputable breeders, etc...I bought a great story from a "hobby" breeder that did minimum health testing....it's probably the hardest lesson I've ever had to learn. Never again. I know a reputable breeder isn't a guarantee against health problems, but it's a better start than nothing and it's a better start than my guy got.
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So sorry for your loss..... The biggest problem with BYB and greedy breeders is that the bottom line, it is the dogs who suffer....

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post #10 of 55 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 01:47 PM
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So sorry for your way to early loss. Take solace in knowing your boy is running free in the meadows around the bridge healthy, happy and strong. You will be together one day. Hugs to you.

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