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PostSubject: My beloved Mickey is gone   Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:30 pm

Earlier this year at the vet's office he mentioned he had a bit of arthritis in his back. But around the first of August he had more and more trouble getting up the steps. Then right before the 15th he could not go up the steps anymore. At 72 I couldn't pick him up. I had to hold him when he pooped, otherwise he would fall over.  The vet agreed with my decision, it was getting hard for him to walk.  I have not taken down his crate....I have not cleaned up his dog hair around it.  He was 13. He's now united with his love, Jolene ( my heart dog) who died from complications from Cushings. She died 4 years ago at 8. He missed her so much.  At my age there will be no more " new " dogs. I have a lab /border collie mix the Shelter GAVE me. Gallman is 5 and still is puppy acting. I have a GSD foster Lucy who is 7 but was outside on a SHORT chain her first 7 years. She had to learn how to walk on a leash. I'm honestly afraid my current dogs will outlive me......

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PostSubject: Re: My beloved Mickey is gone   Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:31 pm

I'm sorry for your loss. I have a girl who has arthritis in one knee and also in her backbone so I watch her like a hawk. And, like you, I'm afraid that my three will outlive me ...

Gallman sounds like(s)he could be a trip, that's an interesting combination. Herder and retriever all in one dog.
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PostSubject: Re: My beloved Mickey is gone   Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:05 am

My condolences on your loss. R.I.P Mickey. Take comfort in your memories and the quality of life you gave to him.
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PostSubject: Re: My beloved Mickey is gone   Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:37 am

So sorry for your loss. It really doesn't matter what age we are. We should all consider making plans for our pets. It's too easy for a car accident to take us on our way home from the grocery store at any age to not give it some level of thought and consideration. For the most part we know where ours will go should something happen to both me and my husband. Same with my parent's dogs and cat. A lot of people think about what to do with their stuff should something happen. We TOD our cars to someone when we title them, we make trusts for our properties, but I believe the animals get forgotten about in the planning sometimes.

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PostSubject: Re: My beloved Mickey is gone   Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:32 pm

So sorry for your loss Sad i still have the fleece i was wearing when sierra passed, cant bring my self to wash it, and it do not wear it often.

at least you will have your hands full with the other ones.

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