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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2018, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Goodbye Rocket

It has been nearly a week since we had to put Rocket down because he could barely stand up and walk. His quality of life has gone down hill. He was 9 yrs old and got to the point where he wasn't responding to any meds and joint supplement. We knew he had arthritis everywhere but at the end he showed every symptom of DM. Even lost his bark volume.

We are left with Jet, a 7 yr old GSD who misses Rocket.

Our 6 yr old son took it pretty well. He said that he understands Rocket was old and that he will come back to us as a puppy. He has seen Dogs Purpose several times. He even wanted to see Rockets baby pictures so he knows that its him when he comes back.



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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2018, 08:37 PM
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I'm very sorry for your loss!
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2018, 08:47 PM
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So sorry for your loss.

If you need equipment to maintain control of your dog, understand you’re hanging on to your dog’s body because you’ve lost his mind!

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2018, 08:48 PM
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I’m so sorry you lost your Rocket.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2018, 08:51 PM
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I am very sorry. He looked sweet and well loved.

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2018, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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He loved our son. Been with him since day 1. So he allowed this without putting up a fight. That is a dog mask on the dog

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-14-2018, 09:17 PM
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So very sorry for you loss.
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