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We lost Finn (Atascocita Agust) to osteosarcoma.

 

We knew it was coming fairly soon but it was still a nasty shock when I found him after he failed to return from a quick bathroom trip. He had collapsed and died at the foot of the garage stairs. He had lost most of his appetite and was getting progressively thinner and weaker but still enjoyed treats and snuggles. He still was trying to take care of me.

 

When Finn the big red dog came home after a long and accomplished racing career, he needed another job. He looked at me and decided that I was the most helpless human being that he had ever encountered. Obviously he had to do something about that. That something was to follow me everywhere to make sure that I didn't fall or otherwise injure myself while dizzy and dumb from medication. It was also to snuggle with me on the couch and bed to make sure that I was both warm and couldn't go anywhere without his knowledge, seeing as I was pinned underneath an 80 lb. dog. If I had trouble getting up he would stand in front of me and let me use him as a balance bar until I was steady.

 

Keeping an eye on me. Someone has to.

 

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Making very certain that he has me pinned, lest I do something silly like try to get up without his professional assistance. It's a tough job.

 

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Our crazy Russian blue cat Bailey adored Finn and constantly groomed him. After they came to an understanding that said grooming was *not* to include nibbling, Finn put up with it. Sometimes I suspect he even enjoyed it but he never let on, instead projecting an air of long-suffering tolerance.

 

Alas, Bailey loved Finn rather more than Finn loved him.

 

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When we went for walks Finn kept himself between me and other people or dogs, regarding them with an appraising eye and deciding if they were OK. He guarded the door with vigilance.

 

We didn't train him to do any of this, but he more or less functioned as a service dog. We nicknamed him "Dr. Finn, Medicine Dog."

 

We didn't have any medicine to fix him though.

Kristen with

Penguin (L the Penguin) Flying Penske x L Alysana

Costarring The Fabulous Felines: Squeak, Merlin, Bailey & Mystic

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Kristen, we are so sorry. This year has just been awful for you.

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I'm so sorry. He was a beautiful boy and obviously he adored his people.

 

Run free, Finn. Let your Mom know you are okay, and have Rocket show you around up there. :f_red

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What a beautiful and sensitive boy. I'm so sorry for your loss, Kristin. Finn will be in excellent company and he will surely send you a sign.

 

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I'm very sorry for your loss. Godspeed, incredible Finn :wub: .

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So very sorry for the loss of your handsome protector.

What wonderful memories you made together. Remember them and smile....

 

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:grouphug I am so sorry - but what a wonderful boy Finn was. Clearly the two of you were always meant to find each other. In time the memory of that will I trust turn from a source of sorrow into one of joy. But - right now I know it is hard.

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I’m so sorry. Finn was a perfect match. Your tribute is beautiful.

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I am so very sorry :( :( he was much too young.

 

sending hugs. :grouphug:cry1

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I am so sorry for the loss of your dear, sweet Finn. I do hate cancer. It is the thief who robs us, everyday, of those we love.

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