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Hi All,

 

Very sad news. I had to put Zero down this past Monday 08/05/13. About 2 months ago he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his left shoulder area. I wanted to keep it private and didn't want to go online with the news. He had developed a limp, I was concerned, took him in for an x-ray and the diagnosis was osteosarcoma from two different doctors, two different hospitals. I decided not to amputate, but just had him on pain medication: Tramadol, Rimadyl and later Gabapentin. The disease progressed w/ good days and bad days, but eventually turned into a string of bad ones. It got to the point where he was on the maximum dosage of pain medication, was limping a lot, when standing still would hold his paw up & was whimpering occasionally during the night. He was eating ok, but while laying down, and was pooping & peeing ok. At that point I said enough was enough. On his last day we went to his favorite stream were we sat quietly and I pet him for an hour or so. It was a very peaceful moment. We then went to his vet, who took another x-ray and showed me how much the cancer had progressed. The rest I'm sure you all familiar with. He was nine years old (eight years and almost four months), too young.

 

I adopted Zero four and a half years ago. He was my first greyhound and the first dog I ever had to put down. He was my best friend, my brother, my son. My house is quiet and my heart aches. I feel him inside me and know he's in a better place, whether it be heaven, the Rainbow Bridge or whatever. I'll find that out when it's my time to cross over. You all have been there for us through thick and thin with good comments and suggestions (thank you) and some not so good. Regardless, I hope you all can say a prayer for Zero and send him best wishes in his new and forever peaceful home. May he rest in peace.

 

Sincerely,

Tony (Zero's daddy)

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I'm sorry you've lost your handsome boy.

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I'm so sorry for your loss of Zero.

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I am so sorry for your loss of your handsome boy. Wishing you peace and comfort.

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Tony, I'm so sorry for your loss. I remember when you brought Zero home and your posts over the years that described the love between you two. I'm so sorry.

 

Godspeed, Zero. You were a Good Dog.

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Such a beautiful boy, and most wonderful friend/son/brother :heart I am so sorry that Zero could not stay here with you longer. He will always and forever be in your heart. :grouphug

 

Godspeed handsome Zero. I'm sure that the campers were waiting to welcome you ... a blur of brindles ... :gh_run2

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So very sorry for the loss of your Zero.

Remember the good times...

 

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I'm so sorry for your loss. He knew he was loved and you gave him a wonderful life. Godspeed, Zero.

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and give to those who would not - Thomas Jefferson

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Tony, very sorry hear of Zero's passing. It is never easy to lose a pup especially at his age.

 

Run free Zero, run free sweetie... :gh_run

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Oh Tony, I'm so sorry. I remember when you first adopted Zero. Run free handsome and send your Dad a sign that you safe at the bridge.

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