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Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: Sylv] #295382
09/25/13 10:48 AM
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I am so sorry.

Hannah's last memories will be of the ride with your husband, getting special foods and attention - and the love of you both as you gave her the only help you could.

RIP, Hannah. You were loved. gsdhalo


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Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: FurKids] #295386
09/25/13 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted By: FurKids

She was ours for just a few hours but she wiggled right into our hearts.


You and your husband gave Hannah the happiest hours of her life. Your broken hearts are proof positive of the extent of your love and compassion. You also gave everyone who knew Hannah's story a glimpse of true human kindness.

I'm so very sorry,

Mary Jane

Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: Mary Jane] #295388
09/25/13 12:29 PM
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Oh no........

I am so sorry! Poor you. Poor Hannah. At least she was loved at the end. Thank you for giving her that. hugging


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Lucky, Wolf, Max, Kayos - gone not forgotten. gsdhalo
Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: FurKids] #295394
09/25/13 01:24 PM
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hugging I'm so sorry Deb. You gave this girl a loved, comforted, and snuggled send-off. She knew love and appreciation, tenderness and caring at the end of her journey. Thank you for easing her transition and passing. I am so sorry for your pain. She was so lucky to have been yours for that time. hugging


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Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: MaxaLisa] #295408
09/25/13 04:26 PM
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I am so very sorry ..


Have a great day!!!
NLS

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Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: Schnickle Fritz] #295415
09/25/13 06:19 PM
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I am so sorry, Deb and your DH. I looked up the county pound, it's on a list of counties that still use gas to end the dogs' lives. You gave her comfort and loving care, and you saved her from suffocating in a gas chamber. Both are huge. hugging

http://www.freewebs.com/ncche/shelterlist.htm
http://www.freewebs.com/ncche/
NC Coalition for Humane Euthanasia


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Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: shepnterrier] #295493
09/26/13 04:47 PM
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Why is it that all the love, hugs and kisses don't seem like enough? Hubby and I spent about an hour on the phone together this morning crying our eyes out. We'd both also cried all night long. It's just SO FREAKING WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!! We are having so much trouble with her loss, more than when our Yorkies left us because at 14, 15 and 16 it was time and we knew that. We cried yes, but they got to live a whole lifetime. We are both soooooooo angry!!! and our hearts hurt so bad. I'm not looking for sympathy, I guess I just need to talk this through. We can't make sense of it.

Did I tell you that after she was gone I was looking at her picture the next morning and I don't for the life of me understand why I didn't see this before ... her AC tag # is the same as our address ... 812. If I mentioned this before just ignore it. I'm not thinking straight, can't concentrate ever since she left us.

Did I tell you she was only 5 maybe 6 at the most?


Deb • Nissa & Gracie
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Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: FurKids] #295503
09/26/13 05:19 PM
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The unfairness of it all is tragic frown

Just stopping by to let you know I've been thinking about her and you guys. I hope omehow you will all meet again somehow, seem like you were upposed to be there for her.


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

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Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: MaxaLisa] #295510
09/26/13 05:56 PM
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Tragedy is not a word to use lightly, but if anything is a tragedy this is.

Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: Mary Jane] #295601
09/27/13 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted By: Mary Jane
Tragedy is not a word to use lightly, but if anything is a tragedy this is.


I agree, it is for us anyway.


Deb • Nissa & Gracie
Forever in My Heart • Riley, Hannah, Damien, Katy, Crocket, Kayla, Gypsy, Toby and Cookie
Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: MaxaLisa] #295602
09/27/13 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted By: MaxaLisa
The unfairness of it all is tragic frown

Just stopping by to let you know I've been thinking about her and you guys. I hope omehow you will all meet again somehow, seem like you were upposed to be there for her.


Thank you, Lisa. We finally just now took her crate down and put it away. I picked up all her fur that I pulled off when she was in the back yard. Her coat was horrendous. I'm going to put that with her urn when we get her ashes back.

We talked about taking her ashes and letting them blow over the field where I take the other two. With the callouses on her elbows and chest we feel she was kept in a crate or something hard, confined probably all her life. The thought of setting her completely free is something we're thinking about doing. But then since it sure seems like she was supposed to be here with us maybe keeping the ashes with the Yorkies by my desk is the way to go. I don't know. I guess we'll make that decision after we get her ashes back.


Deb • Nissa & Gracie
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Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: FurKids] #295682
09/28/13 07:00 AM
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I don't know about the ashes. You could always spread part and keep the rest with you. Difficult decisions.

One of the few things I could tell from her picture was that her coat was a mess frown

I hope that you guys are starting to recover a little bit, I have to think that there is that initial shock to recover from and now the reality sets in a bit more hugging


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

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Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: MaxaLisa] #295699
09/28/13 11:13 AM
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I think Joe's doing a little better but I have this literal rage inside me that won't quit. I feel like we are no better than the people who threw her away like so much garbage in NC. I seriously beat up my my mattress today and that didn't even help.

Yes, her coat was horribly bad but my hair would be bad, too, if I was starved, had diabetes, worms, and cancer tumors the size of cantaloupes.

She died hungry because the worms got all her food. She must have never felt full even after I fed her twice in 5 hours.

Tonight I realized what I was seeing when she peed and I saw "sprinkles" bouncing off her between her back legs. She peed RIVERS but long time in between. I've never seen a dog pee for so long and so much every time she did, which was not often. That rear tumor ... she was having to pee on that because it was so big and in the way. Can you imagine the pain of peeing on your skin constantly? No wonder she waited so long between potty breaks.

Every time I close my eyes she's there. I must sound like a real drama queen and I honestly don't mean to sound dramatic. I just have never ever in my life felt soooooooo bad, sad and freaking stark raving MAD about having euthanized a dog. NOT EVER and it's not like this is the first time I've ever had to do this. Every other dog had lived a long full life, it was their time. I was sad, I cried, I still cry over them now and then and I still miss them, but all of them combined is easier to handle than this one.

I have so much anger at me that I don't have an ounce left to direct towards whoever had her, treated her the way they did and dumped her in NC. I should be mad at the woman at AC who lied to us about her condition and her background and I have no energy to be mad at her, either.


Deb • Nissa & Gracie
Forever in My Heart • Riley, Hannah, Damien, Katy, Crocket, Kayla, Gypsy, Toby and Cookie
Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: FurKids] #295706
09/28/13 12:18 PM
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I am soooo very sorry:( read thru this and shock:(

I would be angry to, but not at myself, at the people who let her get in this condition..I think I'd be rather angry at the shelter/rescue whomever had her, to not even realize that she was so sick:(

I would contact them and tell them the outcome:( Hugs to you all, you did save her from suffering one more day.


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Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: JakodaCD OA] #295707
09/28/13 01:37 PM
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Our goal was to stop her suffering AND give her a good, safe, comfortable life, not end her life to end her suffering. I just think she felt like garbage, like nobody wanted her so we ALL threw her away and that's sooooooooooooooo NOT TRUE! But it would have taken probably 2 more years and putting her through soooooooo much to get better, especially the tumor surgery.

I wanted her to get better like Courage did, but Joe reminded me that Courage did not have diabetes, worms and those horrific tumors that got peed on every time she peed and burned her skin. He went through living hell and came out of it all. I wanted that sooooo much for her. She deserved so much better than she got. If you could have met this sweet gentle thing ... I've never ever in my life met a dog that was so gentle.

And people wonder why I feel there is no God. No good God would allow the kind of horror and suffering this poor girl, others like her, all animal cruelty, children beatings, innocent people being raped, killed, tortured, blown up, you name it.

I don't know if I believe in all these abstract things, I can't grasp it. Rainbow Bridge, Heaven and all of those kinds of things. They're all beautiful thoughts but I go to "these are just things people make themselves believe to make themselves feel better -- they really don't exist." Dead is permanently cold and hard.

I'm just all so messed up I don't know what to believe and what not to believe other than this rage that is tormenting me. No dog deserves what she had for a life.


Deb • Nissa & Gracie
Forever in My Heart • Riley, Hannah, Damien, Katy, Crocket, Kayla, Gypsy, Toby and Cookie
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