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05:56 AM - 12/05/2003

The topic: With much sadness


Friday, December 5, 2003 It is with much sadness that I announce the passing of our dog, Junior.  We got back from our vacation Tuesday afternoon to find he hadn’t eaten that morning and he only had two biscuits that evening, turning up his nose at everything else we offered him.

Wednesday morning, he was staggering and drinking massive quantities of water, which he vomited up.  I took him to the vet around 8:30 and left him there.  The vet ran tests on him and it was pancreatitis.  The enzymes in Junior’s bloodstream were off the wall.  The vet said he believes that Junior has had this for quite a while, that it’s possible that the pancreatitis brought on the diabetes.  The vet kept him overnight and did everything possible to bring Junior back around, but as of last night, he was no better, but he was getting worse.  His kidneys were shutting down.  So, Brian told him to go ahead and let him go.  We didn’t go down to say goodbye (I told him goodbye when I dropped him off and I’m really glad I did) because it was so hard to do and it was actually easier for Junior that we didn’t.  The killing solution was added to his IV drip (he’d been on fluids, antibiotics and pain killers).  He will be cremated.

I’ve got a lot to write about our trip, but I’m not up to it right now.

Good-bye Junior.  I will miss reading about you.  I’m so glad you had a wonderful home for 10 years.  Rest in peace old gentlemen.

Posted by Julie @ Friday, December 05, 2003 - 7:08:04 AM

Godspeed Junior, I’ll miss watching you on the patio cam and wishing I could love on you.

You have a wonderful family and there are many friends to meet you on your journey.  You will be missed…

Posted by Chance's Mom @ Friday, December 05, 2003 - 10:15:04 AM

I am so sad for all of us that remain behind while you go on your last journey.  I’ve enjoyed reading about you for many yrs. Be healthy & run in the fields you are now in.  God, your family & all of us who have visited LisaViolet will always love u.

Posted by Darlene @ Friday, December 05, 2003 - 12:34:04 PM

I’m so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you at this difficult time.

God speed Junior, you will be missed.

Posted by Melanee @ Friday, December 05, 2003 - 1:42:04 PM

While I have not experienced a loss yet in my cat family, several of my cat “nieces and nephews” have passed away recently. Hearing of Junior’s passing added to my sadness, and my thoughts are with you.

Posted by Beth @ Saturday, December 06, 2003 - 7:03:04 AM

tears for you and yours love bcat

Posted by bcatsrmine8 @ Saturday, December 06, 2003 - 7:23:04 AM

This REALLY saddens me. I mean it REALLY saddens me! *sighs* Junior was so great and had been through so much with illness and medicine. Poor little boy. I feel for you. This hits hard!

The cats will miss him, too.

God speed Junior!

Posted by Honest @ Monday, December 08, 2003 - 8:45:04 AM

I am so sorry to hear about Junior..may he rest in peace and run with the other animals over the bridge.

Posted by Evelyn @ Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 12:59:04 PM

I’m very sorry about Junior.  The pain goes away, but the love never does.

Posted by Terry @ Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 1:10:04 PM

I’m so very sorry about Junior, I just read this.  We had our dog put down 2 christmases ago, it’s so hard.  :(  Much love and god speed, Junior.  Say hi to Spooky at Rainbow for us.

Posted by Nancy @ Friday, January 09, 2004 - 8:09:04 AM

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