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Goodbye My Sweet Boy

We lost our boy this morning. We got an extra week and a half with him. Out of the blue he started having problems peeing and his back legs started acting up. The vet put him on Zeniquin and Rimadyl. Within 3 and a half hours of being home he was peeing normal again and we had hope. He started acting like his normal self. Following his family around getting toys for us. Being his happy loveable self. But things took a turn for the worse the past few days. He slowly lost his interest in eating his breakfast and then dinner as well. He lost control of his bladder the last couple of days and it was a real struggle to get up and walk. This morning we took him into the vet. Hoping against all odds. He had a 103 fever. We talked it over with her and made the choice that he should be put to sleep. As she felt it was neurological. We got to take him outside when he got to see a butterfly a salamander and a blue jay. Then something that tugged on my heart. Another dog came into the vet and it was a little GSD. The only dog we got to see when we were outside. We took him in and he got his catheter. She brought him back into the room and he ran straight to me and gave me one last big kiss. He circled a couple times and laid down. Instead of making him get up again we rested his head on the blanket she had got him. We got to say our goodbyes. Giving him kisses and pets and telling him we loved him. then he went to the bridge.


I will always remember you buddy. His love for playing Frisbee, chasing balls and playing soccer goalie, running around the kitchen table and chasing me into the living room, eating ice cubes, chewing on his bone and thinking you needed his paw to help you hold on. Playing in your swimming pool splashing all around. Loving the rain and barking at your blue jays. You came into my life when I needed you the most. We spent almost 10 and a half wonderful years together. Last night he had special treats of chicken in his food. This morning I even snuck you one more piece before you went to the vet. I love you buddy.

May 4th 2007 - Oct 16th 2017
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 10-16-2017, 12:51 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss! Such a beautiful GSD.
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Sorry for your loss...RIP Berrin.
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Sorry for your loss. RIP handsome boy.
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I'm so sorry. We never have them long enough.
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Getting weepy cuz I know your sadness. Very sorry.
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Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Great looking pup!
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He was such a beauty. I'm weepy too, been there, done that, mine loved ice cubes, touched a nerve that--it's good to speak of him, to tell his story, to remember, even when it hurts so much. We read, and remember.
Sorry for your loss, thank you for sharing.
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Even though they are animals they are so much more then just pets it is a gift to experience such unconditional love. So Sorry for your loss.
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I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy. RIP Berrin.
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