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RE: Re: dogs

Noreen I'm so sorry. I just hate that. But, of course you did the right
thing. I'm thinking of you!

Beaufort, SC Zone 8b

> [Original Message]
> From: Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
> To: gardenchat@hort.net <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/20/2006 6:24:42 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Re: dogs
> I'm sorry you had to lose her. At least when they are so old you can
> yourself a little that they had a good life. And you hate to think of them
> in pain. 
> Cyndi
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Of TeichFlora@aol.com
> Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 2:27 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> 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
> pond, or got herself stuck places that she could not get out.  But  she
> doing okay all in all, we thought...just signs of aging.  In the  past
> or so 
> (maybe a little longer) she's been acting kind of  odd.  We thought she
> 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
> 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
> she indeed had a brain tumor, common in older dogs...and  that it would
> get 
> worse and worse.  He recommended putting her to  sleep right then and
> Was sad, but at least she doesn't have to  suffer anymore.  She was such
> good dog to the very  end. She never showed signs of pain, but the Vet
> at 
> least the last  couple days, she probably was.   Poor thing, I miss her,
> at 
> least  now she's not suffering.  
> Thanks for caring!!
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 3/20/2006 8:24:43 AM Central Standard Time,  
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> We are  facing putting our dog down too... she just is
> not adapting to being blind  and now we are thinking
> she also had a stroke, just can't get with  any
> program. Sigh.
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