Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Texas Coast
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My 12 yr 3 mth old Irish Setter was diagnosed with bone cancer back in '95. He was limping on Friday and we thought it was his arthritis. Monday was dragging that back leg. Bone cancer in knee. Was such an aggressive form the vet said that with tin a week he would not be able to get up, not eat. Well, I took him wade fishing in the bay with me every day as he loved to go there and pester crabs in shallow water, get after shore birds, swim, etc. Also, we let him as much beloved melon and veggies as he wanted, and he got dessert night, same as us. I made him banana split, strawberry shortcake just like ours. And somehow we turned that few days into 10 full weeks. He had developed a "bunny hop" so he could actually run. I took him every single, even one day when it ws raining. I cherish each day extra that we had with him.
Jan. 2017 our Great Pyrenees was diagnosed with liver disease and given 6 months top. I started cooking his food and we had him 23 months and up unitl the last week, he wanted his daily walks, to chase squirrels out of our yard, greet anyone who came to the door. He was 11 1/2 when he told us it was time to leave us. We treasure every minute we had extra with this wondeful dogs and I know you ar doing the same.
AT THE BRIDGE
SCOOTER 6/14/94 - 8/22/99
BUCK 2/8/95 - 5/15/07
HUNTER 8/19/99 - 10/16/03
KAYCEE 8-19-99 -5-25-08
HONEY ADOPTED GROWN 12/07/02 - 8/13/14
SOPHIE 1/8/04 - ADOPTED 2/17/15 - 10/12/16
GREAT PYRENEES SHAGGY adopted AT AGE 7 8/31/14 - 9/23/14 AGE 7
GREAT PYRENEES SIR MOOSE ADOPTED 9/30/14 ---- 12/5/18 AGE 11 1/2
Goldens bring light into the world.