Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/07

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Subject: [Leica] time to say goodbye to a good friend....
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Sun Dec 7 09:37:42 2008
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On Dec 7, 2008, at 12:48 AM, Richard Man wrote:

> Our Old Lady dog Kiva, is now on "Dogsheimer" pills and she is at  
> least less agitated. The bladder control is going downhill though so  
> we will see. We cry buckets, but it is time to say goodbye to the  
> sweetest dogs we ever have. All dogs are special, but Kiva is  
> absolutely the sweetest. I will call the Mobile Vet on Monday to  
> discuss options.
> She's 15 3/4 years old. Outlived her brother by 2 years and her mom  
> by 4 months. She lost her eye functions starting when she was 4  
> (congenital disease) and totally lost it when she was 8 or so. A  
> year prior to that she had a back injury (cause unknown) that  
> necessitated a spinal surgery. After the surgery, the vet said she  
> may never walk. Of course since Kiva did not understand what he said  
> so she ignored it. We took her to therapy and bought her a doggie  
> wheelie, and within half a year, she was running. She was blind then  
> of course but she trusted us to guide her.
> She loves life but it is time to say goodbye. We have our annual  
> Solstice Vigil party on the 20th. If she lasts that long, our  
> friends will get to say goodbye to her too. We love her.

Reading your note Richard bring back to me some old and real pain from  
our similar experiences...  There is no easy way, but pain shows that  
it has all been worthwhile...

I am so sorry,

Steve, just back from the dogpark...

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