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Old 01-03-2014, 06:11 PM   #191
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That's a great picture! Love it!
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:41 PM   #192
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Old 01-14-2014, 12:32 PM   #193
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Our sweet 18-year-old Elwing died yesterday. I was feeling pretty sick (side effects from a new med), so DH was home when it happened. I'm so thankful for that. He took this photo of us last fall.

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Old 01-14-2014, 01:10 PM   #194
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Ah that's too bad. 18 is a long life though.
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:24 PM   #195
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Spike's son had owned a Pit Bull for 18 years. She was the biggest wimp of a dog you could ever come across. She went with Little Spike no matter where he was working. Sure made for a lousy guard dog. All she wanted was to be with Little Spike.

Last week Little Spike noticed that she had some very large lumps in her tail and couldn't wag it. So he took her to the Vet's. To remove them individually, would have caused too much pain and discomfort. So the vet amputated her tail. A couple of days later Little Spike heard her wheezing. Back to the Vet's. She was filled with cancer. So he called his father and asked him to go with him to the Vet's on Saturday to put her to sleep. Spike brought Teddy with him and went in the room with Little Spike and his dog. Spike was holding Teddy in his arms when after the Vet inserted the needle, Teddy wriggled out of his arms and onto the table and laid down beside Little Spike's dog. He started to lick her face. Little Spike's dog left with a lot of love surrounding her. Spike said that there were three people who left that room crying. The vet said that is the first time she has ever seen that happen. She gave Teddy a hug and a treat for being there for Little Spike's dog when she needed him most. Sheila has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.

Little Spike grew up with a three legged Pit Bull. Another wimp. They couldn't take her to Little Spike's baseball games. She always wanted to run the bases with the kids on her three legs. She would just tug and tug at her leash to be let go. She was the first dog that Spike and Little Spike had to put down. She too lived to be a ripe old age.
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:32 PM   #196
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Our sweet 18-year-old Elwing died yesterday. I was feeling pretty sick (side effects from a new med), so DH was home when it happened. I'm so thankful for that. He took this photo of us last fall.

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(((Hugs GG))). I'm sorry to hear the sad news about Elwing. Was Elwing ill?
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:51 PM   #198
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Doesn't seem to have been the best weekend for some furry members of our families.

(one for Elwing) RIP Elwing!
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Oh I am so very sorry for both of you. This is so very sad.

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Old 01-14-2014, 04:11 PM   #200
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(((Hugs GG))). I'm sorry to hear the sad news about Elwing. Was Elwing ill?
Thanks, everyone. She wasn't ill so much as just getting old and slowing down. The last couple of weeks, she started eating and moving around less and less. It was just her time.
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