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Karma (Didn't Mean To) 08/10/2001-01/10-2015


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I lost my sweet Karma girl suddenly this morning, my class clown, reader of mail, horder and destroyer of remote controls and glasses, bathroom trash diver. She was such a happy dog, always goofing around, acting like a puppy til the end. She never met a stranger, loved all humans and dogs, even kissed the mailman once.

I adopted her 4 1/2 years ago from Greys Landing, drove 9 hours one way to pick her up, she put Spud in his place the first day on the car ride home. They never had a cross word, but he knew that his "space issues" didn't fly with her. She loved walks and car rides, didn't matter if it ended up at the vets or the groomers for nail trims, she loved it all.

She's never been sick once, though she did managed to split her paw open more than once, just because she was wild, crazy, fearless, and fast.

 

This morning around 5am, I let all three dogs out into the yard, they did their thing and came back in, she had no issues then. Around 9am, I got up to feed them breakfast, (Spud had been complaining that it was late), and Karma could not get up from her dog bed. While I hustled the other two into the dining room, she somehow managed to follow us, but then she fell over on her side. I was hoping she was just stiff from laying around for a while, tried to help her up, but her paws curled under. And, the whole episode freaked her out pretty bad, so in addition to Rimadyl I gave her Xanax, so we could get her to the vet without upsetting her further.

 

The vet gave me the option of an MRI, followed by, depending on the diagnosis, either radiation, back surgery, or blood thinners, or keeping her in the state she was hoping she improves. None of these were good options, considering how much her condition upset her already, so I opted to let her go.

 

She was aptly named, and she gave me one last gift, not having to see her decline gradually; she wasn't in pain, and I petted her and talked to her until she drifted off.

 

Yet, there is a giant Greyhound shaped hole in my heart....

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Ivon, Spud, Karma & Sasha

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I'm so sorry for your loss of Karma. :grouphug

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:grouphug Rest well, beautiful Karma.

 

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My deepest condolences to you for your sudden loss. :sad1 Godspeed, sweet Karma... :gh_run

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and bring you home again.

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I'm so sorry Ivon. :grouphug:(

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What a wonderful, heartfelt tribute to your friend. Of course there is a huge, greyhound sized hole in your heart right now, how could there not be. I am so very sorry for your loss. :grouphug

 

Godspeed good girl.

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I'm so sorry for the loss of your wonderful girl.

 

Godspeed, sweetheart.

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We miss Reko Batman (Trouper Zeke x Marque Louisiana), 11/15/95-6/29/06, Rocco the thistledown whippet, 04/29/93-10/14/08, Reko Zema (Mo Kick x Reko Princess), 8/16/98-4/18/10, the most beautiful girl in the whole USA, my good egg Joseph aka Won by a Nose (Oneco Cufflink x Buy Back), 09/22/2003-03/01/2013, and our gentle sweet Gidget (Digitizer, Dodgem by Design x Sobe Mulberry), 1/29/2006-11/22/2014, gone much too soon. Never forgetting CJC's Buckshot, 1/2/07-10/25/10.

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So very sorry for the loss of your girlie.

Remember the good times.....

 

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I'm so very sorry. Your goofy broodie had a wonderful retirement. I wish she could have stayed a bit longer.

 

Godspeed Karma.

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