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I had to have my Kelly, my Mr. Perfect, put down today. It's always so hard. He had many health issues.

He's been in the hospital since Monday, hasn't eaten much since last Thursday. I took him up to a vet specialist in Gainesville for an ultrasound and it revealed his gallbladder was about to rupture. I honestly don't think he could have survived the surgery (even simple invasive procedures sent him to the ER for 5 days each for the last two invasive tests he had done). Even if he would have survived the surgery, his arthritis in his elbows was so serious, he was about out of options for pain management - even his physical therapy wasn't getting good results. The vet who did the ultrasound also suspected he had a tumor in his heart - hemangiosarcoma - but I didn't pursue verifying it since at that point I knew euthanasia was the only option I had. There was no way at this point that I could continue to offer him a quality life.

After our appointment we went for a ride, Kelly chilled out in the back and napped. We stopped by Wendy's and I got each of us a cheeseburger - his was plain. I honestly didn't expect him to eat it. SURPRISE!!!! He ate his (no bun), mine after I removed the pickles and mustard, and then ate five more (no buns). He left a couple small bites of number 7. This was the first decent meal he ate in 8 days.

We drove around a little longer and then I took him back to my regular vet's office where he died in my arms.

Kel was such a great dog. He fit like an old glove, always comfortable to be around. He was very quiet except when fence fighting with the Dobe next door - his only vice. I always called him my old fart - he was an old fart as a young puppy and an old fart when he went to the Bridge. He was perfect in every way!!!

He was born green and his breeder kept calling him "greenie". One day I mentioned that she should call the baby something else, I suggested "Kelly" for the color "Kelly Green" and the name stuck even though the green tint wore off and he looked like a normal longhair WGSD within a few weeks. Later, his breeder surprised me when she came down to visit - she gave me Kel as a housewarming gift. A gift I've enjoyed daily for the past 12-1/2 years.

This is the first time in 35 years I haven't had a WGSD to lay by my feet.

Ro-Ann's Special Texan
January 12, 1996 - July 31, 2008
Rest in Peace Kelly, I know you're now running free at the Bridge with the speed of wind!!!
 

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oh no!!! I just can't even write right now....sweetie I'm so very very sorry....
 

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Oh Kelly. Oh Gayle.

Oh


I'm so sorry. I'm looking at his beautiful smiling face, with tears streaming down mine.

Of course he ate his Wendy's burger. LOL. He would, wouldn't he?

Sigh. I'm just typing because I don't know what to say.


Ringer and Kelly are playing together again. And I'm sorry.

I'm just so sorry.
 

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Oh, Gayle.. oh.. Kelly... ((((((((HUGS))))))))
Such a sweet-tempered, happy, wonderfully loved dog he was. Gayle, you were the BEST friend and DogMom to him. A dear, beautiful
boy, so well taken care of by you. Rest sweet, special boy Kelly.
Wishing you some comfort and peace right now Gayle, you have had such a difficult time these past few months. Sending prayers and good thoughts your way.
 

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I am so sorry. You did your best for him and gave him a wonderful life.
RIP Kelly. Run free. Run free.
 

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Run painlessly free, Kelly. My condolences to you and your pack...
 

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I'm so sorry Gayle. My heart breaks for you - first Ringer Dinger and now Kelly. I'm so sad.

Joanne
 

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Kelly

I am so very sorry for your loss, I know what your are going through very well - all those kind of days are my worst days of my life. My thoughts are with you.
 

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I'm so sorry to read your story.

R.I.P. Kelly.....

Lu
 
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Very sorry to hear of Kelly's passing, Gayle.


I'm sure Ringer was happy to welcome his playmate at the bridge.
 

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I am so very sorry.
Kelly
 

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Gayle, I know how hard you always fought trying to keep Mr. Kelly as comfortable and happy as possible. I am sorry for your loss.

RIP Kelly.
 

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{{{{{{{{{{{Gayle}}}}}}}}}}}}} I wish you peaceful days ahead. You've had a rough time. I also wish I had more to offer than I am so very sorry for your loss.
 

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Gayle,

I've got tears streaming down my face as I type. I'm so sorry. We all know how devoted you were to Kelly and he knew it too. I am glad he enjoyed his last meal so much.

Take good care and may you take comfort in the memories of the wonderful times you and Kelly shared.
 

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I'm so sorry, Gayle. I know you are devastated. Please take comfort in knowing that you did the right thing by your friend, and no one could have ever taken care of him as well as you did.

God Bless.
 

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I'm so sorry, Gayle. I know you are devastated. Please take comfort in knowing that you did the right thing by your friend, and no one could have ever taken care of him as well as you did. He's in perfect health hnow, and always will be. You'll see him again one day.

God Bless.
 

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that stinks. I am sorry for your loss.
 
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