Our beloved Betty died on May 25 2012 from heart failure she was only 4 yrs. old. She is a beautiful full bread boxer. I guess boxers are very prone to getting heart disease. She was perfectly healthy she loved going for runs, walks, bike rides, she was a very healthy active dog. We are a family of 5 kids who loved to play with her and my husband who liked to play fight with her. On her down time she liked to play guard dog. She has a dog bed by the window. She would lie there quietly, growling quietly at things she saw in the distance but if they came in our yard she would let us know. She had many friends in the neighborhood that she would sneak to from time to time. She loved to play with other dogs. 2 days before she died she started coughing, which is normal for her because sometimes she gets grass balls stuck in her throat, so I thought nothing of it. Well the cough didn’t go away it got worse, then it seemed as if she was hyperventilating, and then she was getting very lazy, I was starting to carry her up the stairs or where ever she needed to go, because she wouldn’t come on her own. So I shared they symptoms with the vet and they thought it sounded like kennel cough. I had an appointment set for early the next day. I ended up taking her that night because her breathing was so labored. They x-rayed her and said that her heart was very enlarged and her lungs were filled with fluid and her heart is failing. She comes from a family of 8 including her. We miss her and love her very much. Even though her time with us was short we have many good memories with her and are blessed to have her be a part of our family. I wanted to share the symptoms she had because we were caught off guard by this disease. I thought Betty would be with us for at least 10 years. She was perfect for our family. We miss her very much.
This was my best friend Lucky. I don't think that Ive ever felt the unconditional love that I got from this animal. She was the center of my world and we did everything together. I cant remember a day that I didn't think about her or miss her when I was at school. This dog will never be replaced, but I know that soon enough I will adopt again and shower all of my love on to another amazing dog. I still love her and she will always be a part of me!
_This is my great dane Abby. I have known her since I was a baby. I am 12 now and Abby was my best friend when we were little. She was my pillow,play buddy and best friend. She died because of a tumor on the inside of her leg and kidney failure. I know my mom did all she could but Abby was then elderly and will always be missed.
__Lumi & Ditta
_I had two dogs whom I both adopted and they were my best friends. One night while I was out of town a friend of mine let them out, and didn't watch where they were going. They wound up by the neighbors house and got into some poisoned meat they left out for "bears." There is no vet in the town I live in, and I wasn't able to get them in Anchorage in time and they both passed away. Lumi was my 1 year old lab, and Ditta was my 4 month old pit bull/lab mix. Here are pictures of them both. I miss them everyday, but hope that one day I can adopt another dog and give it a wonderful and loving home.