Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bad News

My dog is sick.  Actually, he is dying.  He was fine last week, but started not wanting to eat and following me too closely on our walks.  Yesterday, we went to the vet.  Tanner was very well behaved, which scared the crap out of me.  Tanner hates the vet.  The blood-work came back unequivocally bad.  He is in full renal failure.  He is getting medicine and fluids.  They are not helping.  He has gone from seemingly completely healthy to dying before my eyes in a matter of hours.  He will be gone soon and will take half my soul with him. 

47 comments:

  1. It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life, gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.
    -Unknown

    I am so sorry to read about Tanner. Hugs

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  2. OMG Kris, huge hugs for you and Tanner. what does vet suspect, maybe a poison? I will tell my guys in dog heaven to be waiting for him and show him around. Love Di

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  3. I'm so sorry that you're losing your buddy. They mean so much to us and it hurts so bad when they leave us. {{Hugs}}

    (This may be the first time I've commented, but I've been following along for a bit now.)

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  4. Oh my goodness. Loyal reader and lover of your crew, I am heartbroken for and with you. Praying for a miracle.

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  5. My heart just breaks for you. I've been there before so I know what you are feeling.. and it sucks. Sending hugs to you and Tanner.

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  6. I am so so sorry. My old dog Molly died exactly that way. It was especially hard to lose her when she had seemed so healthy so short a time before. I have to take my present dog to the vet tomorrow to be put to sleep. Due to diabetes, he has no circulation in one of his back legs, as well as blindness and other problems. I shall miss him terribly. You have my heartfelt condolences.

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    1. Hugs and condolences to you too Fireblossom. I hope it was peaceful for you both and as good as it could be. xxx

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  7. SO sorry to hear this... sudden illness / death is especially hard. (((hugs)))

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  8. This is the worst news. My heart hurts for you and Tanner.

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  9. Such a heartbreak. So sorry--Tanner will leave a forever hole.

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  10. So very sorry about this. As i was told our pets have sense of just the here and now so they do not grieve or fear death. But we are left behind with our broken hearts and memories and grief that slowly overtime lifts. May Tanner's journey be painless and sending hugs to you for this painful process. take care.

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  11. I am so so sorry to read this. hugs to you!

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  12. Ho w absolutely heartbreaking. I am so very sorry :(

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  13. I am in total shock with your news about Tanner. I am so very sorry. There are no words. Please know you have many friends on your blog who wish we could come over and hug you and make things better. I love your dog and my heart hurts for you and for Tanner. I know he loves you and you love him. Be with him and let him make the decision when to cross over and as his loving caretaker, help him through if he is in pain.

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  14. Bad news. I'm sure you are doing everything possible for sweet Tanner. So sorry.

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  15. oh so very sorry to hear this....hugs from Illinois

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  16. Oh no! So terribly sorry to hear this. So many Good Dogs on the Bridge....... Sincere condolences. <>

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  17. Oh no, such very sad news. I'm sorry. I wish they could be with us forever. You are lucky to have such a wonderful bond, but I know it hurts so bad when they go on before us. Keep the good times with Tanner in mind. It won't stop the pain but it will make it more bearable.

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  18. My heart is breaking with yours.

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  19. My heart is aching for you and your boy Tanner. They give us so very much and steal our hearts in the process. It is so very painful to lose their love when their time has come to cross the Rainbow Bridge. I pray for a miracle for you and him. ♥♥♥♥

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  20. i HATE saying goodbye to my canine family members but it's part of the unwritten contract that we sign up to when we include them in our lives.
    Try n remember the good times. I know it's a cliche, but maybe it'll help. xx

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  21. I am there with you and Tanner. A few weeks I had to say good bye to one of our cats. Gretchen was 15 when she left us. It tore my heart out. Time will heal. But it still hurts. Hugs

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  22. My heart is with you miss, this will be a tough tough time but you will do the very very best by Tanner. Loves from all of us in MT!

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  23. They do posess our hearts.. I am so sorry to hear this, you and Tanner will be in my heart and prayers. ((hugs)) Steph

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  24. Oh no! I am so very sorry that your boy Tanner has become so suddenly and inexplicably ill. Dogs do not live nearly long enough. I think if they lived as long as donkeys that we would never recover from their loss.
    Hugs and prayers for some peace in your heart in the days to come. Hopefully the vet can at least tell you what happened??

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  25. OH, my heart hurts so much for your coming loss. You are in my thoughts.

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  26. I am so sorry to hear this news. Dogs hold so much of our hearts, they are pure goodness and love. I just hurt for you.

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  27. Oh Kris, I'm so sorry. I have a Border Collie mix who could be Tanner's first cousin; he's about 11 or 12 now, and I dread this day. I'm sure he's headed to Rainbow Bridge and will be waiting for you. It's always a privilege to have them in your life. God bless, Suzanne in Ohio

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  28. Kris, I'm so very, very sorry... I know this is sudden and a blow. Praying for you and for an easy passing for Tanner.

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  29. Oh, no. I'm so sorry to read this. It is an unbearable sadness. I feel for you.

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  30. My heart is breaking for you.The loss of a beloved pet is no easy thing to bear. What a lovely life he has had with you.

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  31. I'm so sorry for you. I lost my heart dog to sudden kidney failure too so I know how you are feeling. Even before that time I remember looking at her beloved greying face and feeling a huge wave of rebellion, that I would fight the world to keep her with me, but we just can't do it. All we can do is give them a good end as our final loving act for them. xxx

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  32. An American in TokyoSeptember 24, 2014 at 11:11 PM

    I am so sorry for you. Losing a family member is not an easy thing. *hugs*
    At least he enjoyed many long years with you. =)

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  33. So so sorry to hear this...I have come to love Tanner, and hope his passage will be without pain, and that you will have good company to help you through this. Sending prayers and love...

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  34. I am just reading this and it breaks my heart. I am so sorry.

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  35. I am so, so very sorry.

    Valerie

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  36. Oh my goodness I'm so sorry. Sending you hugs across the miles. Losing your dog is losing your best friend, my heart goes out to you xx

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  37. Oh Kris, I am so so sorry. There are no words for me to offer to ease your suffering. Just know that your friends, near and far are with you during this hard hard time.

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  38. So very sorry to hear of this. I know what you mean about your soul going with him. I wish there were more words I could say.

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  39. So very sorry to hear, Tanner is clearly a special companion.

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