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Offline goldensaint25

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Lost my best friend not even 2 months ago
« on: September 02, 2008, 06:39:07 am »
      We were doing great. I finally got the house I wanted and was settling in cleaning out the house we moved into and left to go to my aunts for about 10 minutes and my boyfriend left River tied outside. River being the puppy he was got into the garbage and got ahold of some bad yogurt and some old cottage cheese. I had no idea he had even gotten into the garbage. I came home and he was playing with Macey and he went and laid down and came back out of the wash room tremoring. So I took him outside not knowing what was room within 10 minutes River was having seizures and convulsing so I rushed him to the emergency vet were I spent all night and then rushed him to my vet the next day and things started looking up and they said he could go home he had not had a seizure in over 12 hours. So I took him home River made it the whole night and was having light tremors I laid with him on the floor the whole night holding him and talking to him and then the next morning he died at 10am of a severe massive seizure we could not even get him to the vet to have him euthanized.We called the police as well as animal control to see if they could help because he was being held down by my boyfriend and his friend because he went out of his mind and was flailing around and we were afraid he would get hurt more and the police and animal control came over and stood there and watched and said they could not do anything except for try to help us load him in our car..  I never felt so horrible in my whole life having to watch my best friend die knowing I couldnt do anything. When I moved away from home he was 10 weeks old he was the only friend I had besides my boyfriend and Cujo for the last 7 months. It has been horrible without him and everyday is a struggle not to have my baby with me. He was born Oct 10th and died one day short of being 9months old on July 9th. He is gone, but he will never be forgotten.

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Re: Lost my best friend not even 2 months ago
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 06:41:53 am »
I am so very sorry for your sudden and tragic loss. RIP sweet River.  :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Lost my best friend not even 2 months ago
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008, 08:23:04 am »
sorry for your loss

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Re: Lost my best friend not even 2 months ago
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008, 08:32:29 am »
I know how sad you are and am so sorry for your loss.  Rest easy sweet boy.
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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008, 08:51:30 am »
I am so sorry for your loss.  Your story just brought tears to my eyes.  I'm so sorry that you both had to go through so much pain.  I'm sure he's happy, healthy, and pain free, waiting for you at the bridge.  RIP, sweet River. 

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Re: Lost my best friend not even 2 months ago
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2008, 11:48:01 am »
I'm so sorry about River,sending you big healing hugs.
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Re: Lost my best friend not even 2 months ago
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2008, 12:53:15 pm »
Oh nooooooo! Do I remember you posting on here as you were in the process of waiting for River? And you chose his name because he had a "river" shaped pattern on his back? Ooo Noo! I am so, so sorry! How terrible and hearbreaking and tragic...We're here for you..I am so sorry... :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Lost my best friend not even 2 months ago
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2008, 04:33:49 pm »
Oh nooooooo! Do I remember you posting on here as you were in the process of waiting for River? And you chose his name because he had a "river" shaped pattern on his back? Ooo Noo! I am so, so sorry! How terrible and hearbreaking and tragic...We're here for you..I am so sorry... :'( :'( :'(

 Yeah that was me who posted about the markings on his back looking like a River. When I saw his picture the lady was not even trying to sell the puppies I immediately went to her house and took pictures of him and paid for him. I told her I knew he was the one and I had pick of the litter . He was not the smallest nor was he the biggest,but he had the best qualitys a saint could ever have. He was friendly, playful, loved babies and would get down on the ground for them to pet him. He was very careful about his size. We went for walks everyday and met new people who were afraid of dogs, but River didnt care he made them like him. He out of all of my dogs was my favorite I know its so horrible to pick a favorite, but he possessed all qualitys from every dog that I ever dreamed of. He didnt have a super pedigree or anything like that,but he was wonderful. It has been a tragic loss and a friend contacted me about taking one of her puppys no one wanted a male if you can believe that she sold only the females, so Im gonna take him and raise him like I did River and eventually I can start with therapy work. Thats what I had been working with River on before he died. I wanted other people to see what a wonderful dog he was and how happy he made me and maybe he could help other people to.  River won an award out of 26 dogs at petsmart for already knowing how to shake a paw. I know stupid, but he won a gift card and we bought him whatever he wanted and he picked out a giant bone just for himself. You could say he was spoiled, but to me he was like a son. All of my dogs are. I cant have children so my dogs are my children and I love them and devote my life to them and to making them happy.
     I dont wanna blame myself for what happened to River because in all honesty I did everything I could hoping he would make it, but in my heart I knew he wasnt gonna make it. Not with the amount of seizures he did have. I never learned so much about how dangerous mold is to a dog. I had to learn the hard way.

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Re: Lost my best friend not even 2 months ago
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2008, 02:03:08 pm »
I'm so sorry for your loss.  I lost my 18 month puppy in January and it still hurts.  Someone pulled up into my yard in the middle of the night and shot him.  It was not someone who lived in the neighborhood because the gunshot woke up my husband who ran to door.  He saw the vehicle and ran out to try stop them.  They speed off before he could get the license number. We called the police but we never found out who did it or why.  I've lost fur babies along the way and each one's death is very painful.
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