Our Jenny

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  1. CandiceMarie

    CandiceMarie New Member

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    I haven't posted here in awhile, but I just wanted to share pictures and the story of our Jenny. We lost her this past Tuesday, April 3rd. She was a Shiba/Chow mix and around 11 years old.


    We got Jenny on Thanksgiving Day of 2002. She was rescued from a bad home where she was starved and beaten.

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    Earlier this year, she started acting really old, not moving very much and lost her appetite. She was very arthritic, and after a visit to the vet, they found blood in her stomach. They weren't sure where it was coming from, and told us that if it was cancer, she might not survive the surgery to remove the tumors. The other possibility was that she had some sort of tick disease.

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    She was given antibiotics for the tick disease and steroids to get her appetite back. She responded to the antibiotics and started to thrive again, eating and acting like herself, so we thought it was just an infection and she could recover. But then she began having really big bouts of ups and downs.

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    This past Monday night she was rushed back to the vet, and when I walked in I thought she was dead. She had no color in her gums, her breathing was very shallow, and she wasn't moving. After a long talk we decided to take her home and watch her through the night. The vet gave her a steroid just to make her comfortable.

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    The next morning when I saw her, she was herself again. She was bouncing around the living room and scratching at the door to go out. She even ate some hot dog. It was good to see her feeling better, but I knew if she had another episode like she had the night before, she would not live through it.

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    Finally that day she had surgery. Her spleen had ruptured, which was what was causing the bleeding. If it had been only that, she may have been able to have her spleen removed and come out of it okay. But then they found her liver which was covered in tumors.

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    They left her under the anesthesia while they called in a specialist to verify that there were in fact tumors on her liver. As soon as he walked in the door, Jenny breathed her last breath on her own. She was just ready to go.

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    We really didn't expect her to go this soon. It's just been really sad. She was the the sparky one of all of the pets, and it felt like she was snatched away. She will be missed forever. It's been really strange not having her around :(

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  2. ~Tucker&Me~

    ~Tucker&Me~ and Spy.

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    I am so sorry about Jenny. We lost our dog last Saturday from cancer and it felt way too soon because he was only 8.

    She lived a great life with you, and that's the most important thing to remember.

    *hugs*
     
  3. CandiceMarie

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    Thank you, and I'm sorry about Tucker as well. It's helped even now just to talk about her. And like you said it's helped to know that we gave her the best life possible after her rough beginning. She was just such a good dog.
     
  4. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    I am so sorry :( You gave her the second chance many other dogs don't get to have. She was well loved with you, and you'll get the chance to see her again.

    Run free of all that bothered you, Jenny.
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    I'm so sorry. My heart goes out to you.
     
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    Aww what a beautiful girl she was.

    You gave her the best home, im so sorry for your loss.

    Rip beautiful girl.
     
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    What a beauty, and what a wonderful second life she had with you.

    She'll find her way back to you . . . (((((((HUGS)))))))
     
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    I'm sorry for your loss, Jenny was a gorgeous girl, and it seems like she had an amazing life.
     
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    I am so very sorry!
     
  10. CandiceMarie

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    Thank you so much everyone. I think sharing her pictures and story has helped a little. I tried to find the best pictures so show how spunky she was. She was definitely the rotten one.
     
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    I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so glad you found each other for chapter 2.........at least she got to know what a family and love are supposed to be like.

    We just lost our girl of 13 years 2 weeks ago, you're right, it's very hard getting used to them not being here. I still expect her to be laying on the area rug in the family room when I run the sweeper, my heart falls a little when she isn't.
     
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    I'm so sorry for your loss ((HUGS)) She was a lovely girl and lucky to have found such a loving home
     
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    I saw about Phoebe, ACooper, I'm so sorry. It really is hard coming home and not hearing her bark. I didn't even realize that I look for her behind the fence when I come home until I caught myself doing it yesterday. It feels really lonely, even with my other pets around, just because there's a piece missing. :(
     
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    She was a beautiful dog, I'm so sorry for you loss. :(
     
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    I am so sorry for your loss. RIP Jenny.
    She sure was a beautiful dog and thank you for sharing her story with us. <3

    May she run free.
     
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    I'm so sorry for your loss. What a sweet dog she was, huh. I can tell you gave her all the love she deserved after having come from such a bad home. For your love and care, she was very lucky. She will be in your hearts forever. RIP sweet Jenny. I'm so sorry.
     
  17. CandiceMarie

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    I love hearing everyone say how beautiful she was. She always looked so regal to me, the way she sat all the way upright, so sturdy. It's been over a week now, and it's still weird.
    I think though, that we are grateful that she went on her own and we didn't have to make a painful decision. It lessens the ache somewhat to know that she was ready, at least for me it does.
     
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    I'm so sorry for your loss! Reading your story and seeing her pictures really hit home...I could tell she was so loved. There are no words to help ease the pain, i'm sure, but I hope you will treasure wonderful memories of her. Keeping you in my prayers.
     

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