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RE: Re: dogs


To all of you who have lost a loved animal lately, my deepest
sympathies.

Lynda
Zone 7 - West TN

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Daryl
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 7:20 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: dogs


Noreen,

That sounds a lot like what our Popper went through during her last
month. 
It's not easy to give them up, but I applaud your courage. I'm sorry for

your loss. Sending virtual hugs.

Daryl

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <TeichFlora@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 5:27 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Re: dogs


> Donna, this is exactly what happened with our Chow.  She had been  
> going blind slowly for some time.  We left the Xmas lights up for her,

> so  she could see at night to go potty, since she had a few episodes 
> where she fell  into the
> pond, or got herself stuck places that she could not get out.  But
she 
> was
> doing okay all in all, we thought...just signs of aging.  In the  past

> week or so
> (maybe a little longer) she's been acting kind of  odd.  We thought
she 
> had
> doggy Alzheimers.  She would walk into stuff  and insist on going
through 
> it.
> Not like before where she just could  not see, it's as if she INSISTED
on
> going straight ahead no matter what....no  matter if something was in
the 
> way or
> not.  Figured it was because she  could only see directly infront of 
> herself,
> but  I had to save her several  times from getting herself into areas
that 
> she
> could not find her way  out. Then she would sit and could not stand
up.
> Figured that was old  age too, but that too got worse. We had grown
really
> concerned about her,  and brought her in more and more, and would not
let 
> her go out
> without  supervision. Vet said she had mini strokes, that's why she
all of 
> a
> sudden  would drag her hind end.  But after a few minutes she could
walk 
> again,
> I thought it was just old achy  bones.   Then a few nights ago she had
a
> siezure.  It  was just like an epiliptic fit.  I read in the vet book
that 
> it was
> either  epilepsy or brain tumor.   So we took her to the Vet,  he said

> that
> she indeed had a brain tumor, common in older dogs...and  that it
would 
> just get
> worse and worse.  He recommended putting her to  sleep right then and 
> there.
> Was sad, but at least she doesn't have to  suffer anymore.  She was
such a
> good dog to the very  end. She never showed signs of pain, but the Vet

> said at
> least the last  couple days, she probably was.   Poor thing, I miss
her, 
> but at
> least  now she's not suffering.
> Thanks for caring!!
>
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast

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