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Reply #12 - 07. Mar 2011 at 20:49

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Sorry to hear Treads.

I lost a Rottie around 2001 to the same thing. It was my second dog of this breed and it took me nearly 5 years before I got another one.

I certainly feel your pain, loss and frustration and I know that no matter what is said on this forum to make you feel better it will not give you back what you ultimately want, but just be rest assured I know exactly what you feel and at least he's resting easy.

My second dog was one of the most 'constant' things in my life for nearly 9 years. The loss of my father (cancer also), the death of several family friends and mates, relationship issues, work issues, good days, bad days......no matter she was there.

My advice is don't leave it too long to get another one like I did. Give yourself a little time, but start the search soon.


 
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Reply #11 - 26. Feb 2011 at 10:00

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Trust in me my friend for I am
your comrade. I will protect you
with my last breath When all
others have left you And the
loneliness of the night closes
in, I will be at your side.

Together we will conquer all
obstacles, And search out
those who might wish harm to
others. All I ask of you is
compassion, The caring touch
of your hands. It is for you that I
will unselfishly give my life And
spend my nights unrested.
Although our days together
May be marked by the passing
of the seasons Know that each
day at your side is my reward.

My days are measured by The
coming and going of your
footsteps. I anticipate them at
every opening of the door. You
are the voice of caring when I
am ill. The voice of authority
when I've done wrong.

Do not chastise me unduly For
I am your right arm, The sword
at your side. I attempt to do
only what you bid of me. I seek
only to please you and remain
in your favor.

Together you and I shall
experience A bond only others
like us will understand When
outsiders see us together Their
envy will be measured by their
disdain.

I will quietly listen to you And
pass no judgment, Nor will your
spoken words be repeated I will
remain ever silent, Ever vigilant,
ever loyal. And when our time
together is done And you move
on in the world Remember me
with kind thoughts and tales,
For a time we were unbeatable,
Nothing passed among us
undetected.

If we should meet again on
another street I will gladly take
up your fight, I am a Security
Working Dog and together We
are guardians of the night.
 
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Reply #10 - 15. Feb 2011 at 06:41

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Treads
Sorry to hear of the loss of your working mate.   Feel free to post a memorial to him on the forum.
 

Ah! Working in Security where finding the real thief could be your employer. Now is the time to check your super account.
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Reply #9 - 14. Feb 2011 at 22:58

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Ex-Security2011 wrote on 13. Feb 2011 at 22:58:
he lost the battle today Cry

So sorry for your loss. I will be a mess the day my "Mate" goes
 
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Reply #8 - 14. Feb 2011 at 09:26

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Mate sorry for your loss sad to hear.
 
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Reply #7 - 14. Feb 2011 at 08:39

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im so sorry treads.
 
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Reply #6 - 13. Feb 2011 at 22:58

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he lost the battle today  Cry
 
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Reply #5 - 24. Jan 2011 at 00:41

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hey Treads, Im sorry to hear, I hope your boy gets well with the treatment.
 
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Reply #4 - 23. Jan 2011 at 09:16

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Treads can you keep us updated mate.  All the best.

Dave
 
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Reply #3 - 17. Jan 2011 at 22:45

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Sorry to hear treads. Hope he gets better soon.
 
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Reply #2 - 16. Jan 2011 at 20:42

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Thats sad mate sorry to hear ,when you spend more time with them than you often do your partner you get very attached .Hope all goes well.
 
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Reply #1 - 15. Jan 2011 at 15:27

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That's awful... I hope he gets better
 

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15. Jan 2011 at 06:59

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Our boy has had a sudden loss in weight and energy over the past 3 weeks. I initially put it down to the heat of summer getting to him a bit and just started feeding him some extra bones and red meat. He still had an appetite, his coat was good and there was nothing amiss with his stools or urine.

The weight loss kept getting worse and I noticed a really rapid deterioration over the weekend so I took him to the vet early this week. He'd dropped from 55kg to 43kg and so he was palpated all over and it was found that his lymphs were swollen. Blood tests were done and sent off and the vet prescribed cortisone steroids and antibiotics.

Well, the blood tests came back yesterday and it's looking like 80-90% likely that he has Lymphoma, which is a type of aggressive cancer  Undecided
We're giving him the weekend to respond to the drugs we've given him to totally rule out any viruses or infections; but it's not looking hopeful  Embarrassed

If it is in fact lymphatic cancer, this will be the second dog we have lost to it  Angry One of my previous handlers lost a Shepherd about 4-5 years ago in a very similar manner. Apparently it's quite common in middle aged large dogs.

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