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Payson has been put down.

Payson, who bravely fought Stage VB t-cell lymphoma--three chemo protocols--and who fought like a warrior to survive 28 months post-diagnosis, was euthanized on May 8 (Sept 3, 2011--May 8, 2019).


Since he was barely 5-years old when he was Dx with this, I notified his breeder. I only did this to alert her that one of her puppies had contracted cancer at a very young age. I though this was the right thing to do and, if I were breeding this dog's "father" or siblings, I would want to know this. She never replied.


I again contacted her after Payson's death for the same reasons I listed above. Cancer is not the fault of any breeder--it is not anyone's fault. But since she is a "Premier" Breeder and Payson cost us thousands of dollars to purchase, I thought she might at least acknowledge my emails. Nope.


I hope if you own a GR or any other breed, you purchase pet insurance. Payson cost us $24,000 out of pocket for his medical care. Any we had no insurance.

We adopted Jag, another GR, two years ago and he is insured via Healthy Paws Pet Insurance.

We had three GR's--Woolly Bear (12), Scuba (16) and Payson (7).

As Alfred Lord Tennison said in his poem In Memoriam:27, 1850:

I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
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I am so sorry for your loss of Payson. You clearly loved your boy and gave him every chance to fight this awful diagnosis. May his memories bring you some solace and may he Rest In Peace.
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I'm so very sorry for your loss.

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I am so sorry. He was a beautiful boy.


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I’m so sorry, what a handsome pup.


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I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss of Payson.

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I'm so very sorry for the loss of Payson, would like me to add his name to the Rainbow Bridge List?.


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I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Payson.
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Ouch! I'm sorry to learn of your loss of Payson. We lost our first GR at age 11 due to cancer as well. I really hate that dreadful disease...It was good that you notified your breeder so they will be aware. Payson had to go way too early in life. I'm terribly sorry. God Bless!

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