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JTG of the PRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:36 AM
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Could I get some of those Lounge vibes? My dog is very sick. (Dial-up warning for pictures)
My mom texted me this morning to tell me to call her as soon as possible. When I did, she told me that the family dog, Jake, is very ill. He's been slowing down over the past year, not going as far on walks, taking his time to get up and move around, and generally just seeming like an older dog. Well, apparently the other day my sister was home and saw Jake have a seizure, so my mom got him into the vet's right away. He has fluid on the heart and some sort of unknown mass somewhere near his intestines - possibly a tumor of some sort. My mom says he's barely been moving the last day, hasn't been eating, and is just generally just very sick and tired.

My poor doggie. :( We adopted him in 2002 when he was around 1 1/2 years old, so he's about 10 years old right now (give or take a few months). Jake is a mutt, mostly Border Collie with some larger dog mixed in - probably Great Pyrenees - and he is the sweetest damn dog I've ever met. Beautiful brown eyes, very friendly toward everyone, and his tail is almost always wagging.

I don't want to lost my poor dog, but I don't want him to suffer anymore, either. Tomorrow morning, since I have the day odd, I'm heading down to Boulder to pay what is likely my last visit to Jake. Any vibes you can spare for him would be appreciated.

For those of you curious, here's a few pictures of Jake from the last few years:



He's very camera-shy, so you have to be quick to catch him.



Lazor eyes!



My big, beautiful boy...

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suninvited Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:42 AM
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1. Vibes for Jake
as well as you and your family.
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:44 AM
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2. A jillion good vibes for your sweet Jake,
and for you and your family, too. :hug: :hug:
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:49 AM
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3. Good thoughts for sweet Jake...
does look like some Pyrenees mixed in! Look at those feet!

:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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LoveMyCali Donating Member (694 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:54 AM
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4. Many vibes for Jake
Such a handsome boy shouldn't be camera shy.
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Ishoutandscream2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:55 AM
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5. Please give him big hugs and kisses
Tell him you love him very much. They understand, and appreciate it. Thinking of you and your good boy, Jake!
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:56 AM
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6. A big hug to you and Jake.
:grouphug:
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:10 AM
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7. good vibes for Jake
I'm glad you'll be able to visit him.

drive safely.


aA
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:19 AM
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8. Good vibes going Jake's way.
I feel your pain. I had to put down my wonderful Rottweiler last July. She had bone and liver cancer and was in so much pain that not even the meds were helping any more. She was just 2 weeks short of her 13th birthday. Losing a beloved pet is just as heartbreaking as losing a child.
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:20 AM
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9. Good vibes for Jake coming!
Peace and comfort to you and yours.
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:26 AM
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10. Vibes to you and to Jake.
.
.
.
Make the most of your time together. Remind him (and yourself) that
you have both spent a life together very much-loved.
.
.
.
:hug:
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.
.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:30 AM
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11. Jake is the perfect name for him
He looks so sweet. I am sending love to you, Jake.
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AngryOldDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:49 AM
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12. Vibes and hugs going out to you and Jake.
He is beautiful, and looks like just a really good dog.
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burrfoot Donating Member (801 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:56 AM
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13. Vibes to you both.
Glad you get to see him again, and as has been said above- keep the thoughts of all those good times in your head. He looks like a fantastic pup :)
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alsame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:00 PM
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14. Good vibes and positive energy for Jake. Please give
us an update when you can.
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:15 PM
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15. Sending good vibes to Jake and to you...he is beautiful.
He looks like a real sweetheart.
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:34 PM
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16. Vibes for you and Jake...
:hug:
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:12 PM
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17. Looks a little like our old favorite dog. Heinz 57, the epitome of dogness!
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 01:13 PM by hedgehog
Lassie was the smartest dog we ever had - a real sense of humor! Best vibes for you and your dog.
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Tripper11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:22 PM
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18. Vibes for Jake and your family heading that way n/t
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Tripper11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:22 PM
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19. Vibes for Jake and your family heading that way n/t
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foxfeet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:15 PM
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20. Good vibes en route!
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snacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:40 PM
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21. Loving vibes to Jake and your family. n/t
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:47 PM
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22. Healing vibes and good thoughts for Jake
Good dog.
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JTG of the PRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 12:52 AM
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23. Thank you for all the kind words, I truly appreciate it.
Edited on Fri Apr-08-11 12:53 AM by JTG of the PRB
Work today was awful, as all I could do was think about Jake and worry. He did okay today, spent most of the day sleeping, got up to greet my mom when she got home, and he ate some food. But he also fell down a couple times when he went outside and had trouble getting up. :( I talked to my mom a couple hours ago and she said he was resting, but that he was taking quick, shallow breaths.

The next couple days are going to be rough. Tomorrow we're more than likely make the decision to let Jake cross the rainbow bridge, so at least he won't be in pain anymore. I'm just going to miss that dog so damn much. :cry:

Once again, thank you all for the kind words. :grouphug: I'll keep you all updated tomorrow.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 09:56 AM
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24. What a beautiful and sweet creature
Lost my boy last year. Boxer rescued from a tow truck garage at age 1 with a broken leg, skin burns, worms, wire around his neck, etc. Some idiots thought they were going to make a guard dog out of him but they nearly killed one of the world's sweetest and gentlest creatures. It was my pleasure to give him the home and the life he was meant to have for the rest of his life.



Good vibes to you and Jake! :hug:
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