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Rest in peace, Buddy

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Vallhala Sat 28-May-11 14:46:11

^"I wrote this on Monday about Buddy, a big white longhaired German Shepherd.

Not long after I'd got to know the rescue which I now help out at I had to make the awful decision to say goodbye to my gentle giant of a longhaired white GSD, Shane. Shane had Degenerative Myeleopathy (DM), a terminal condition akin to human's MS, which left his back legs paralyed and would lead from there to any of a variety of problems and then his death. I had to make the decision to say goodbye as his suffering was beyond my ability to help and there was no cure. I was in bits, Shane was all I could ever have dreamed of in a dog.

Buddy's owner was my rock. Despite living miles away she was a frequent comforter with kind words, little tales about Bud. She understood how I felt as Bud, from all I understand, is just like Shane was. She sent me photos of Buddy - I had my virtual furry comforter in him.

Now J is having to make that same awful decision. Buddy is getting old now, he's epileptic and he can no longer walk, being reliant upon being carried or the use of a doggy cart wheelchair - the vet believes that he too may have DM. Buddy's dignity and strength are slipping and there is nothing that the vets, J, I or anyone can do. sad

I'm so so sad for them both, I can't put into words how anguished I am for J and for Buddy."^

Buddy has gone, helped on his way by his vet at home with J by his side. J says "Heaven now has a big white fluffy angel". I can't put into words my feelings of utter sadness for J, her husband and her little girl... and for Buddy, the dog I never met but who I fell in love with all the same.

Run free Buddy darling.

Al0uiseG Sat 28-May-11 14:50:00

sad big tears for Buddy from Rupe and me x

coccyx Sat 28-May-11 14:53:11

Oh bless. RIP Buddy

2T2T Sat 28-May-11 22:23:23


kid Sun 29-May-11 00:37:22

It's such a hard choice to make to let them go to end the suffering. Sounds like buddy had a loving family, R.I.P Buddy xxx
I'm sure Mobes will have a good run around with you at Rainbow Bridge x

DizzyDummy Tue 31-May-11 00:51:11

God, so heartbreaking sad

MotherJack Tue 31-May-11 08:28:48

You've made me cry, Val sad
It's heartbreaking when they leave you.

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