Goodbye, Winston

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  1. Toller_08

    Toller_08 Active Member

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    My mom left for the vet's a little while ago with Winston. I wanted to go, too, but mom said she'd rather be alone with him. Last night he flooded the bed in his sleep, and this morning he took a terrible turn. He wouldn't move, wouldn't eat, and while he was just as ill as he had been the last time he'd done this, he didn't have that usual "don't worry guys, I'll pull through!" look in his eyes anymore. This time it was just a look of complete sorrow and sadness, and we knew we couldn't keep on trying to help him to no avail anymore and that today was his time to go. He was with us for almost four years -- undoubtedly the best four years of his life. We got him March 27th, 2005.

    He would have been 11 years old in June. That's pretty good for an older rescued Dobe! He was a fantastic dog. He had his quirks, but he was the sweetest, kindest dog there ever was. Nothing ever bothered him and he took everything in stride. He changed so many people's minds about Dobermans, and was always the favourite dog of visitors/friends. He was the first dog we'd ever adopted, and because of him, we'd gladly do it again.

    While today is incredibly sad for all of us, having lost a wonderful member of the family, I have to say that it is also the easiest loss we've ever had. There are no regrets, no "what ifs"... nothing like that. We've done everything that we could do for him, he lived 8 months longer than expected, and we knew without a doubt this morning that putting him down was for the best.

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  2. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    Rest in peace Winston. You were and still are loved. You led a great life and you will surely be missed by all. Run free across that bridge Winston.
     
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    I'm so sorry. It sounds like Winston knew true love and that his life with you was full and wonderful.

    Rest in Peace sweetheart.. :-(
     
  4. Mayasmydobe

    Mayasmydobe I'm PAWMAZING!

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    Oh honey... (((((((hugs))))))
    Winston was a GREAT doberman... Im so glad that he had you and your family to love him these past years of his life :)

    Run free at the Bridge Winston, without any aches or pains.
     
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    RIP Winston. Run fast and free over rainbow bridge. You will always be remebered.
     
  6. Deepest sympathies to you all.

    RIP Winston. Wow he was really beautiful.
     
  7. Baxter'smybaby

    Baxter'smybaby swimming upstream

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    You must feel at peace with all of this--since it certainly sounds that Winton made the decision for you. Rest in Peace boy.
     
  8. xpaeanx

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    RIP Winston

    I'm glad you were there for his last 4 yrs years, I'm sure he's glad too.
     
  9. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    RIP Winston ((hugs)) he was such a beautiful boy...
     
  10. I'm very sorry.
    RIP, Winston.
     
  11. Sweet72947

    Sweet72947 Squishy face

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    I'm tearing up here. RIP handsome boy. You were loved.
     
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    Bless your dear Winston .....it's so bitter sweet when you know it's time to let go . RIP sweet boy ! If you see a sea of Goldens , say " hi ! ".
     
  13. Renee750il

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    Ah, Winston . . . . one of my favorites . . . There's something special about him, but you know that :) What a great Dobe, and a great companion. He and Tango will be glad to see each other :)
     
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    Oh, I am so very sorry. RIP Winston.
     
  15. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    I always loved that old guy. He sure was special.

    Run free, Winston.
     
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    I am so sorry for your loss!!

    R.I.P Winston!

    He was a beautiful boy!
     
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    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    :(:(:( I am so sorry, you've got me crying now. Winston was one of the neatest dogs I've ever "known", always a gentleman.

    I can only hope my dobes age as gracefully as your Winston.

    (((((HUGS)))))
     
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    RIP Winston.
    You were and still are loved by many. Run Free. :)
     
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    Gempress Walks into Mordor

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    I'm so sorry. After "knowing" him on Chaz, I knew he was such a great dog. He will be missed.
     
  20. noludoru

    noludoru Bored Now.

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    Devan.. I don't know what to say.. I'm so very sorry. :(
     

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