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  1. Is anyone still collecting the weight circles as proof of purchase from Purina products? My group no longer does and I have a bunch.
  2. I am cleaning out some old meds but before I do I want to make sure I shouldn't just hold onto them...the dispensing vet did not put a "discard by" date on the bottles. 1. Clindamycin 150 mg. DISPENSED TO ME in April, 2013. 2, Cephalexin 500 mg DISPENSED TO ME in October, 2013. 3. Cefpodoxime Proxetil, 200 mg. DISPENSED TO ME in November, 2015. My gut tells me to toss them but in the event they still may be effective, figured I would check. Should mention the pups for whom these were prescribed are now at the Bridge. Thanks.
  3. Anniversaries are the the worst. I, too, never expected my girl to only be on this earth for 9 years and with me only 6. Yesterday was 6 weeks since I lost her.
  4. It is very discouraging to see posts of happy, interactive dogs enjoying life but keep in mind that those are the videos people LIKE to post...they don't post videos of depressed dogs! We had a very shy dog who we sometimes had to tip off her bed to get her up and out. If we took her in the car to the park she wouldn't get out of the car if we were parked next to noisy people or even quiet crowds. If anyone came to the house, even people she knew, we would have to gate the staircase off to prevent her from disappearing upstairs. She lived with us while we had two other dogs over the course of her life (one at a time, but she always had a roommate.) It was just her personality and she was the only one out of 5 that was so shy. We learned to live with it and had her for 8 years.
  5. My girl Cooper would go through cycles with me...getting me up to let her out...for years. Was not fun but I did it. She never did the inside stairs in the six years we had her and any attempts at retraining caused us both stress, so I let it go even though I am sure had she slept with us in the bedroom things would have been better. Once outside she would PLAY, run around digging holes and looking for squirrels, getting me to go out after her in my pajamas to get her back inside. It wasn't fun but I did it. We lost Cooper a month ago today to osteo at the age of nine. I wouldn't mind being woken up for a play session now.
  6. Yes! Her name is Robin Radlein...she is not a member of Greytalk but here is her response to my question on your behalf: I am not a member of Greytalk. You are welcome to pass my name on to them and tell them to contact me through Facebook, at robin.radlein@gmail.com, or by phone at 907 306 0874 (after noon). Now that Sheena Craig has moved back to Anchorage she can help with grey fixes as well.
  7. So sorry for your ordeal. I would have been (and still be) wrecked to not know what was going on.
  8. charbess


    Go with God, Felix, knowing you are, and always will be loved.
  9. So very sorry...beautiful, beautiful girl. Godspeed.
  10. OMG...only a week...I should be satisfied with my decision to euthanize her immediately but I still feel like utter crap.
  11. You mention 3 with osteo but you did not do expensive treatment for the. Surmising you euthanized upon diagnosis?
  12. This is a long shot but does anyone know a pet loss poem/essay that references timekeeping, such as, "this time last week you were still here, this time 3 days ago you were still here, this time yesterday you were gone?" I am paraphrasing big time here but I saw it while scrolling on Facebook on a Pet Loss page and didn't save it to my page. Trying to force myself not to dwell on my sudden loss on Feb. 8 but that is ALL I am doing now. Thanks for any help (and I need a LOT of it.)
  13. Our darling girl Cooper joined the angels Feb. 8, 2019. Osteo claimed another. When we lost our first two to this awful disease we promised never to let another linger if that was the diagnosis. True to our word, we took the pain upon ourselves that day but leaving the vet's without her hurt like hell. No last rides in the car, no last favorite meals. Now I mourn for her and these rituals...feel like I cheated her, or more accurately, that life cheated her. She was only 9 and had been a good, good girl for the 6 years we had shared our home with her.
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