Coping with pet loss || Grief and pet loss ||
Pet loss and grieving
A loved one is
never truly gone until they are forgotten,
...to live in the hearts of those left behind is to live forever!
IN LOVING MEMORY
We just lost our Pretzel Aug. 30. He wasn't quite 6 years old. He went
through a great deal in his life. We got him when he was 3 months old from
someone who had him on a bad diet. At 4 months he was diagnosed with one of
the worst cases of HOD our vet had ever seen. We hauled him around in a
little red wagon and held him up while he went to the bathroom. Two months,
new vet and a lot of research later, we got him through it.
Two years ago he was diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma. Surgery was
scheduled and after the removal of the tumor he was given a clean bill of
This past year was spent trying to cure an ear infection that wouldn't let
up. We now realize that his immune system was failing. This past July the
cancer returned. Despite two surgery's and chemo that only had a 20% chance
of working, we couldn't save him. You always feel your making the wrong
decision to let them cross but when a 187 pound baby cries and screams when
he tries to get up and has at least 35 lumps on the outside and who knows
what on the inside, it's time to love them to the other side. Right now we
feel we will never stop crying but it helps to put this in writing and share
with other Dane parents who understand the feeling.
We love you Pretzel and your Dane siblings miss you.
Teri and Wayne aka Mom and Dad
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