This community is great. Thank you all.
On December 7th, I took in an almost 2 year old White Shepherd from someone that couldn't care for him and his lifelong struggle with gastric health complications. When I brought him home and he was throwing up and wouldn't eat, I quickly created an account on this site and sought out the advice of the professionals...you guys.
The out pour of support, advice, camaraderie and care that I received made me immediately grateful and proud to be a member of this community.
Sadly, after 2 months together and fighting the good fight, my boy Ghost has passed away. He was the first dog I adopted and within 2 months he became my world. I understand why everyone on this forum has such love for their pets and such a fierce loyalty to their GSDs...a loyalty only rivaled by the love of their pets, themselves.
Someone in my first thread (where I sought your help) once asked that I post a picture of Ghost when he was all better. Unfortunately, after making slight improvements in health since I took him in, he never fully 'got healthy' and I wasn't able to deliver on the request. But now that he's gone, for anyone interested...and more likely just to make myself feel better...I wanted to post a picture of Ghost so you guys could appreciate for a second the beautiful, loving, perfect creature I got to share my life with for the last 2 months.
It hurts so much to wake without him, sleep without him and come home to an empty house...but if anyone knows what I and my girlfriend are going through, I know its you folks.
Thank you for your support, your time and being such an amazing community. Keep it up and maybe one day I'll be popping in again with a new addition to the family.
RIP Ghost 2.17.13 - 2.10.15