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Thread: It was 22 days ago today....

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    It was 22 days ago today....

    Today it was Dalton's littermate. We did surgery on Cory at the end of June. Removed her spleen, and a tumor. Weighed about 4 1/2 lbs all together. Last Friday, we noticed her stomach was obviously enlarged again. Did an ultrasound on Saturday morning. Bad news. At least 5 more tumors had developed in that short time, 2 of which were about the size of a lemon already. We kept her going and loved on her a few more days as we just weren't ready to let go of another one so quick. We set the apt for today on Monday. I think we were about right. She would only eat meat from Glenna's sandwich at lunch. Wouldn't touch a potato chip at all. We said our final goodbyes. We even brought her daughter along so she would know what happened to Mom, since they were really very close. She wasn't at all interested!
    Glenna told Corey today that she better come back to her as a new pup this next summer when we plan to have puppies again. And to just let us know as she's being whelped. Just like she did 13+ years ago.... Come out of the womb raising cain and creating a fuss!
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    Dang Jim, I'm very sorry to see the news. Losing two so close together has got to be tough. Sounds like you and Glenna have the right plan in place for the next batch. My condolences.
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    No words will really help, only time will help heal the wounded heart. Understand where you are coming from, have had animals my whole life. Some are raised to be eaten, some to be sold, and some, well, just to be part of the family.
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    Jim,
    They both had a good run. The pups will fill the void, but that won't help in the short run.
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    Jim,

    Many thoughts are with you and yours, Time will help as said many times before, Lots of family members here are with you mind and spirit.

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    Very, very sorry Jim.
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    Look at it this way, Cory and Dlton are romping free and happy in puppy heaven! I know it's been a tough couple months for you guys, but hang in there!
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    Jim, I had tears in my eyes as I read your post. My heart is with both of you, as I know you've had a rough month. As Ed said, Cory and Dalton are in puppy heaven now, with all the treats they can eat, all the tennis balls they can chase, and all the loving they can get. I imagine it's pretty quiet around your house right now!
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone.
    Nancy, it's never quiet at our house. We still have 2 girls. The 7 year old is Cory's daughter, and the almost 4 year old is something like a great niece to both of them. Plus a 13 year, or so, year old foster girl, and a 7 year old foster girl that doesn't get along with everyone, and a 2 1/2 year old new foster that is just a love sponge, and great dog. Loves to chase the squirrels with our 2 girls. So quiet doesn't fit at our house. But there is a void... Jim.
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    So sorry for your loss Jim
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