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Jax, our beautiful brindle champion, left us on Sunday morning. He was fine all day, going for his usual walk and cuddling on the couch. Right before bed he started walking slowly when we went out for the bathroom, and wouldn't touch his kibble when we came in. He threw up and then just laid down taking shallow breaths. It didn't feel right. I took him to the emergency vet thinking he must have swallowed a big piece of rawhide and had a blockage. The last thing I expected the vet to say is that he had fluid built up around his heart. She said she could drain the fluid, but there was no telling how much time that would buy him before it filled back up again. She said his prognosis was not good. We chose to not put him through the repeated sedation and surgeries and all that would come down that path. He gave us nearly 4 years of perfect health and joyful days, right until his very last day, and we like to think he would have wanted it to end that way.

My husband and I are still reeling from the shock of it all. He was fine, and then he was gone. I always thought we would have more warning. He was almost 10 years old and I just assumed we would have a few more years still. Or that I would see him slow down with age and would know the end was near. I never thought he could be in perfect health one morning and gone the next. We don't know how to process this gaping hole in our lives and our hearts. 

We love you Jacko. You raced until you were 5 years old. 149 races, 18 wins. You never let any challenge we threw your way get you down -- elevators, hardwood floors, stairs, traffic, two apartment moves. We were so lucky to know you and love you. We will miss you forever.

 

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I am so sorry that Jax had to leave you so suddenly. I will add his name to the list of Bridge Angels for May.  :grouphug


 

Charlie the iggy, Hada the podenco maneta, Georgie Girl (UMR Cordella)
Angels: Mazy (CBR Crazy Girl), Potato, my mystery ibizan girl, Allen (M's Pretty Boy), Percy (Fast But True), Mikey (Doray's Patuti), Pudge le mutt, Tessa the iggy, Possum (Apostle), Gracie (Dusty Lady), Harold (Slatex Harold), "Cousin" Simon our step-iggy, Little Dude the iggy ,Bandit (Bb Blue Jay), Niña the galgo, Wally (Allen Hogg), Thane (Pog Mo Thoine), Oliver (JJ Special Agent), Comet, & Rosie our original mutt.

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Oh Jax!  You were gorgeous. Send your family a sign, k?  I have to admit I admire your style of being fine up until your last day. Hard on your family but better for you. 


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Patsy and DH with the Humane Society specials, Linus & Jazz, in North Dakota

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I'm so very sorry. It's always hard to lose a special dog, but it's even harder when it's so early and so suddenly.

Godspeed Jax.


Standard Poodle Daisy (12/13); Greys Hildy (Braska Hildy 7/10), Ivy (Jax Isis 10/07), Toodles (BL Toodles 7/09), Opal (Jax Opal 7/08)
Missing Cora (RL Nevada 5/99-10/09), Piper (Cee Bar Easy 2/99-1/10), Tally (Thunder La La 9/99-3/10), Edie (Daring Reva 9/99-10/12), Dixie (Kiowa Secret Sue 11/01-1/13), Jessie (P's Real Time 11/98-3/13), token boy Graham (Zydeco Dancer 9/00-5/13), Cal (Back Already 12/99-11/13), Betsy (Back Kick Beth 11/98-12/13), Standard Poodles Minnie (1/99-1/14) + Perry (9/98-2/14), Annie (Do Marcia 9/03-10/14), Pink (Miss Pinky Baker 1/02-6/15), Poppy (Cmon Err Not 8/05-1/16), Kat (Jax Candy 5/05-5/17)

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I am so sorry for your loss.


Irene Ullmann w/Shine and Odin in Lower Delaware
Angels Brandy, John E, American Idol, Paul and Fuzzy
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Your beautiful brindle champion knew how very much he was loved. I am so very sorry for your loss. :grouphug

Godspeed Jax.

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Jax sounds like he was just about the perfect dog, I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard on us when they go fast like that, but it is better for them :bighug

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So very sorry for your loss of Jax. It is never easy and the loss is unbearable. Jax knows how much you loved him and he loved you just as much.

Rest easy beautiful boy.

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I'm so sorry.  No matter how much time we have together, it is never, never enough.

May your spirit run with the wind, handsome Jax.  


Ellen, Milo, and Jeter

remembering Eve, Baz, Scout, Romie, and Nutmeg

 

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I am so sorry.  Jax had such a wonderful life with you.  It is always hard when they leave us, but it is sudden it is even harder I think. My thoughts are with you.


Patty,

Mom to Jaxson 5/12/2017

Forever in my heart: Joey 11/01/2007 to 12/06/2018, Scout 11/19/2005 to 07/15/15 and Jack 01/03/2004 to 06/11/2011

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I'm so sorry for your loss.


Star aka Starz Ovation (Ronco x Oneco Maggie*, litter #48538), Coco aka Low Key (Kiowa Mon Manny x Party Hardy, litter # 59881), and mom in Illinois
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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He was beautiful...  never enough time with them.  Sending hugs...


Jeannine with Merlin the fuzzy kitteh, and Cody grey-girl waiting at the bridge

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I have to brace my self to come here because I feel so bad that the person's houndie has crossed. I send you my condolences.


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Caroline, Mom to Daphne (49B-50215) and Penny (41D-55779)
Remembering Bridge Angels Margo and Sabrina

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