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Goodbye, our little Danish Chicken Dog. We hope that we gave you at least one good week in your short life, and that we prevented further suffering for you. Know that we did love you, if only for such a little while.


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Oct. 1st, 2007 10:31 pm (UTC)
So sorry about your little guy.
Oct. 1st, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
I am heartbroken. Right there with you.

I'm so sorry. At least he knew love and happiness for a little while.
Oct. 1st, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
That he did. He was my snuggle bunny and slept every night he was here on a towel right next to my head. It's amazing how quickly someone moves into your heart.
Oct. 1st, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
Your Angel Already Got His Wings
I'm so sorry! But I agree with everyone that it is such a blessing that he spent his last days in such a loving and fun-filled (even if undignified ;) home. You did what you could for him, and not making him suffer through god-knows-what is the best option.

The SPCA is horrible to keep this from you and should at the very least return your money, and pay for your other dog to get checked out. The low white blood count could be caused by contagious disease. They should also pay for the vet bills for Mr. Pibb. But how do you put a price on having to tell your sons their new friend is dying - having to hear that yourself?? The emotional distress is almost unforgivable.
Oct. 1st, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Your Angel Already Got His Wings
We already ran our dogs to the vet last week when we found out Mr. Pibb was potentially much sicker than we were led to believe. They are up to date on their shots, their immune systems are quite strong and they have been cleared via bloodwork. That was my initial fear that we tried to help this poor animal and put our own dogs at risk.
Oct. 2nd, 2007 12:15 am (UTC)
Glad they're ok
Good for you - should have known you'd be on top of it!!
Oct. 1st, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)
Poor doggy, but I think you made the right decision for him- the respect I had for the SPCA has definitely been tarnished now.
Oct. 1st, 2007 11:52 pm (UTC)
I know. You want to adopt a dog, thinking you are saving them. You think that these dogs had such a horrible existence, and the SPCA has taken them in, looked after their medical needs, and are interested in putting healthy animals with a loving family.

I'm sure that may be the case most of the time. It just wasn't the experience I had. It's similar to our experience with the Salvation Army - you donate something to help a specific natural disaster, then go find those items for sale in their shop. You feel like you've been duped, and that's how I feel right now.
Oct. 1st, 2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
so sad :(

but the right thing to do.
Oct. 2nd, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
Oct. 2nd, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
:( poor Mr. Pibb. I'm so sorry. I know how hard it is.
Oct. 2nd, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)

I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Pibb but I know you did the right thing. He probably had the best week of his life with you, Scott and the boys. Hang in there. It's hard. I know, I had to have my faithful friend of 6 years put to sleep at the beginning of July. No matter how long you have them, they take a spot in your heart. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Oct. 2nd, 2007 03:10 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'm determined to take my time and ask MANY MANY questions on the new dog we get. It's hard to set yourself back up for the end you know will come eventually, but it is a price you pay for the time you have animals in your life. I wouldn't trade the pain at the end for the time we do have with them. Each of them gives us something - even the ratty boys who make it 2-3 years if you are lucky.
Oct. 2nd, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry.

Are you particularly a terrier fan? I know a pair of wire fox terriers (female littermates, 2 years old) looking for a home with active kids.
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