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Bodie is still hanging in there. His condition is up and down from day to day. One day he eats like a pig, the next day he refuses food. However, he only gets up from his bed when I make him get up to go outside and "tend".


We had the wierdest experience yesterday. I came home from work, made everyone go out and I heard barking. I looked outside and there was a stray dog - a whippet! - barking at the greys. The whippet started running around the outside of the fence and around the house, making giant circles. Rainy and Guinness were running along, going crazy and I did a double-take because there was Bodie running, actually RUNNING, across the yard. Last week he had stopped eating and wouldn't get up and I thought we were reaching the end. This week he is eating (off and on), getting up when made to, and now running? I know they say I will know when it is time, but at this point, I just don't trust myself to know. The only reason I didn't send him to the bridge last week was because my daughter wanted to come home from college for the weekend and say goodbye.


I finally caught the whippet, made some calls, and got him home, which turned out to be in the next development, about 5 blocks away. But I started thinking - why a whippet - the one dog, other than a greyhound, they all would chase. (Other dogs come up to the fence and "the crew" just ignores them.) Why my yard? Why did he bark so that I was sure to notice him? Why at 5:00 - just when I got home? Is this some sort of sign sent to tell me Bodie isn't ready yet? I'm so confused...


But I really want to thank all of you for your kind thoughts, prayers, and white light. I believe they are the reason Bodie is still with us.

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Guest Greensleeves

Hugs and prayers for you guys.


Two days before Nelly went to the Bridge, she ran across the yard to bark at the neighbor dog (and this was a dog who otherwise couldn't walk). Sometimes it's that last little burst of livin', I think.

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Bodie is always in our prayers. It's a terrible rollercoaster ride you are on!! We will keep you in our prayers as well. When you love so much and so selflessly, I think you will always do what is right for those you love.


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Sending more prayers. Kiss Bodie for me...it's hard to read the ups and downs isn't it? :grouphug


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Guest LoveMyJoseyBean

Prayers for you baby Bodie, and ((((hugs)))) for you. You are in the one of the hardest places to be, but you will know when it's time.




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we always talk about how they live in the present, and I think this is a good example. At that moment, Bodie was feeling pretty good, felt like running, felt like barking, so he did :)

The time will come when there aren't anymore of those moments, or they are outweighed by the bad times, and you will know. I hope there are more good times for Bodie :bighug

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I'm glad to hear that Bodie had some fun, running :) He must have felt OK to be doing that :)


Do trust your judgement. The day will come (hopefully not for a good while yet of course) and you WILL know for sure.


Till then, enjoy - and kiss him from all of us :wub:

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I'm so glad he had that joy. Even when they keep us in a tailspin of emotion. You go Bodie!!



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Guest SoulsMom

Good thoughts to you both, I can see where the lost whippet showing up would be food for thought. Perhaps it was to give Bodie a happy moment that he wanted and needed. :grouphug


And thank you for taking care of the whippet and making sure he got home safe.

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