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The time has come for Lobo to pass to the next life. Although he had been scheduled several times before and made recoveries, it is no longer the case. He has now begun losing his ability to stand properly on his front legs (he will just fall over) and can barely eat properly when lying down. He is on pain meds and he sleeps most of the time now. I keep him washed and cleaned as he cannot go outside. We are just waiting now for the doctor to stop by on Monday evening.

It has been a long journey and one I've been so scared to face. But I know in my heart it is what must be done. He cannot suffer any longer. My mom died in January when he was scheduled again but I cancelled - couldn't have two deaths in one week - and then he started acting better.

But I believe time has now caught up with his body to the point of no return. I see his face each day now and wish it was already Monday so he wouldn't be in pain any longer. He is unhappy yet happy to be next to us. He is no longer living but existing. And that is the time I must let him go and say goodbye to my friend and my dog child.

So please keep me in your thoughts and prayers. My baby is going to the other side. And I'm very saddened but at the same time I have relief in my heart that he will no longer be tied down to a body that will not work for him anymore.

Hugs to you all and thanks in advance as I will be on and off the computer for the next few days.

God bless.

Robert Davis

Lobo - born 12/26/1994 - will pass 02/09/2009
 

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Robert, you and Lobo will be in my thoughts. We recently went thru this with Clover, so I do know how you feel. Just be comforted to know he gave you a great time on this earth and he will be soon free of pain and worry. You must have done something very right to give him such a long life! My first GSD was born on 2/9/83, passed in '95. Lobos will go to the bridge while Stomper is celebrating his day of birth on earth...
The unfortunate thing about our pups is they just don't live long enough.
Hugs to you both.

My sympathies to you as well, in the loss of your mother.
 

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Robert-

My heart goes out to you and Lobo. It is a loving and selfless thing you are doing for your friend. They trust us to love them even when it breaks our heart. I will most definitely say prayers for you and Lobo. I wish you both peace and comfort on this journey. Thank you for loving him. I'm glad you were able to find each other in this crazy world
I truly believe our love and friendship continue on and I'm sure you will meet again.
 

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I am sorry for your impending loss. It cant be easy for you. I know Lobo has had a great life with you, his mind is willing but his body says enough. I am sure he will be leaving you with many, many happy memories.
 

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We know how you feel, it is never easy but he has lived a very long life, more than most and he knows he has very well loved, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
 

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i'm so sorry too robert, i am going through the very same thing. take care, many blessings to your family from mine...
katherine

goodspeed lobo, bless your heart.
 

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I'm so incredibly sorry. I don't know what to say. I'll be thinking about you and Lobo.


Cherish all of your good memories together and know you are doing what is best for him.
 

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Go softy Lobo. What a great life Lobo had loved by you. I will keep you in my thoughts come Monday.

((((HUGS))))
 

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((((Robert & Lobo))))


"A good dog never dies. He always stays. He walks besides you on crisp autumn days when frost is on the fields and winter's drawing near. His head is within our hand in his old way."
~Mary Carolyn Davies
 

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These will be treasured hours for you and Lobo. You can say all you feel from your heart and he can look at you and know you are helping him.

This is the last, unselfish thing we can do for our dogs in need.

I will be thinking of you, Robert and Lobo.
 

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I am sorry for your grief Robert - they let us know when they are tired and worn - and count on us for the love they have known throughout their lives to help them on this journey. Letting them go is unbelievably hard, but it is an act of love for them. 14 years is a long life for a Shepherd, but even at this age, they leave us much too soon...

Godspeed Lobo....

Lee
 

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Robert I am sorry that you will be letting go of Lobo on Monday. These are the times that really test us as loving caring owners. No matter how much we don't want to let our friend go, we know that we have to let them go.

Go gently Lobo and be free of the pain.

Val
 

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my thoughts are with you, I completely understand the position you are in and it is such a hard and painful decision to face, we have gone through that so many times ourselves (4 times in one year with 3 cats and our old Saint Bernard - all got old at the same time and were suffering), but it is the right decision to end the pain and suffering of your bestfriend.
 

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Robert, I am so deeply sorry. What a kind owner you have been to Lobo. Kindest of all is putting Lobo's needs first, even now. How lucky Lobo is to have you for his person. May his passing be peaceful. Wishing you comfort during this difficult time.
 
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