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05-10-2019 08:11 AM
Lunatic I just saw this, and I came to say how very sorry I am to hear that you've lost a beautiful dog, Russell was indefinitely given the highest of care in your watch for the years that you've owned him, and I know you miss him. I know the exact feeling of losing a dog, as we lost our nine year old Boston Terrier to a sudden brain tumor that was causing her to be very unstable, and she died in the summer two years ago.

That dog meant a lot to us, she was strongly bonded with our French Bulldog, who is eight and still with us currently. I pray for you and your family, as I know that you may be going through a tough time, but please know that you did a wonderful job and those under your responsibility would thank you dearly for being extremely diligent through the years.
05-09-2019 12:38 PM
Veloran I'm not a good one with death, I just generally don't know how to approach it.
The one quality I appreciate in animals is, even when sick, they just keep on moving forward.
I know he will be missed ... and he really did know how to rock those bows.
05-09-2019 12:06 PM
Old Dog 59 OH Linda, the photos and plaque are so very beautiful. Yes Russell does rock his bows. I know in my heart all animals are Gods children too. I hope when I go I will be surrounded by those pets that have gone before me. I'll be glad to have their company for eternity.
05-09-2019 09:15 AM
RussellTheShihTzu Our final post:

When Russell went to chemo it was his team's request that I do something with his topknot. To keep the atmosphere light, I did these two. Top is his "Biker Dude" look. And under it his "Rainbow Unicorn" (note multi-colored bands) or "Punk Dude." The vet holding Russell had recently lost her Shih Tzu, Patches, so Russell was special to her.

The last photo is of the plaque I am sending to his oncologist and two primary techs. One of the techs always said Russell could "rock those bows" and Dr. Szigetvari said he had "swagger." So the plaque on the back will read: "In Memory of Russell. He rocked those bows and kept his swagger until the end."

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04-28-2019 07:04 PM
charliegill110 I'm so very sorry [emoji3590]

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04-27-2019 11:38 PM
Worldsworstusername I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. I know the sorrow you're feeling right now. Take comfort knowing that you were there for him, and that he knew how much you loved him.
04-26-2019 05:08 AM
Old Dog 59 Oh Linda, I am so very sorry for the loss of Russell. I know he was a light in your lives. He will always live on in memories. I know words can't express the sorrow I feel for this loss. Please if there is anything Ginger and I can do just ask.
04-25-2019 05:10 PM
bluesamphire I am terribly sorry, for him, for you, your husband and Russell’s packmates. So sorry.
04-25-2019 04:27 PM
RussellTheShihTzu Sadly, I must report that our little boy lost his battle on Tuesday, April 23. He died quietly in my arms as I was kissing him good-bye and his oncologist and the techs let had tears in their eyes. He was a wonderful, happy little dog and the gap he leaves in our lives is immeasurable.

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04-23-2019 01:11 AM
RussellTheShihTzu I feel so incredibly lucky that I convinced Gary we (I, really) needed another Shih Tzu. That was back in September. I had been wanting a female as I live with enough testosterone between him, Russell, Edward and Boo.

Gary balked but finally relented so we have Fiona. I think my lucky stars every day that when Russell passes, Edward will have Fiona as a companion.

I even let Fiona sleep outside her crate for the last two weeks while Gary was out of town. She'll go back to the crate when Gary gets home. Don't think he'd care for the fact her preferred sleeping position is on the pillow jammed up against one's head. Plays heck with the breathing when one rolls over!
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