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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-08-2014, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Misty blind and losing control of her legs.

We rescued Misty from a monster. He went to prison who pushing his pregnant wife out of a moving car. He tortured Misty. He choked her until he cut off oxygen to her brain. She was mostly blind at 6 months when we got her. She eventually became totally blind. Even now she still hates for anyone to touch her feet. She cries when she has her toe nails cut. Misty is now over 12 and can hardly walk. She is falling down as her hind legs and front leg fail her. She cries and moans a lot from the pain. We treat the pain. I can't stand to see her suffer.

We have made the decision to put her to sleep. She is such a sweetie. My heart is broken once more. Alas, there is room for a new dog to take up residence in my heart. I am so glad we were able to give her the love and care she needed. I am looking for another GSD in the Pacific Northwest area. I would like to find a rescue GSD in the next week or so. The dog will have to get along with our English Springer Spaniel who is also blind. I do not want another blind dog. I had three blind dogs for a while. Probably a female.... doesn't have to be a pup, probably would prefer a dog with some training. Anyone know of a dog please let me know. Older is ok. I have gotten two dogs through this forum over the years. Thanks for any help given.
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-08-2014, 09:47 PM
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I am so sorry you have come to the point where your girl is to rest, but I rejoice that she did not live with that monster but rather knew love and kindness. What you have done for her is wonderful. You will easily find a GSD to rescue and bring a new love to share. Best wishes. My thoughts are with you and Misty.

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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-09-2014, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Cara. A dog that comes to live with us is going to be spoiled rotten. Most likely... rarely alone or just with Marty our Springer. I am disabled and confined to the house because of pollution. They are with me just about 24/7. I want to think about a new dog so Misty will not feel how upset I am. She is an amazing dog considering what was done to her. My husband and I are very upset about Misty but we know it is time. No sense in her suffering.
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-09-2014, 01:24 AM
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Wow three blind dogs? That's incredible and bless you and also, so sorry for your loss. But you know you did an incredible job!
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-09-2014, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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I am getting ready to make the call to set up Misty's appointment. I can barely see the keys to type. Thanks Chip 18 for your comment. I know I don't visit here often. I know this is one place I can share my grief and people will understand. Anyone knowing a GDS who needs good home in the pacific Northwest. Please let me know. I know that someone has a baby (not specifically a puppy actually prefer not a puppy) out there for us to love and comfort, play with and share our home with. I can't put off calling the vet any longer. Thanks everyone in advance for your support.
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I am so sorry to hear about Misty's condition. You have helped give three dogs a forever family and rescued Misty from a horrible existence. I believe that letting go is the hardest but most generous thing we can do for these beautiful loving companions. Take care.

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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-09-2014, 05:18 PM
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I am so sorry for Misty's condition. She had a wonderful life and she is very lucky to have you. Hang in there...
Three blind dogs, that is tough. Hopefully a new pup will come your way soon.
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-09-2014, 11:43 PM
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I'm sorry to read this. Thank you for giving Misty such a loving home for the time she had with you.
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-12-2014, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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We put Misty to sleep yesterday. I cried even my husband had a tear or two. I found out that Becky doesn't do well with other dogs. So I am going to have to forget her. Anyone know of a female GSD over a year prefer some training, crate, leash, and housebroken. I can train the rest of the commands if needed. Must like or be able to get along with our 13 year old, blind, English Springer Spaniel. A rescue In the Pacific Northwest area. We have no kids, no cats. Nor do we get any children visitors. We have a fences back yard but it is terraced and not for our blind ESS. He would run into the terraces and fall down the terraces. We know how he is. The yard would be alright for a sighted dog. I bought a gate to close off our covered front porch so we can sit out side with the dogs and not worry about them running off. We, of course would never leave them outside alone on the porch. Thanks for all the support about Misty.
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-12-2014, 09:09 PM
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I am sorry for your loss of Misty. So glad she had a long loving life with you. I'm sure she'll help in sending the right dog your way.
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