Cooper crossed the Bridge

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  1. Tim15856

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    On Nov 18 our Sheltie Cooper Crossed the Bridge. A couple weeks ago we had trouble getting him to eat. If you knew Coop, you'd know that's a major deal. A trip to the Vet didn't detect anything unusual so as SOP our Vet supplied antibiotics and something to settle his stomach. After a week and getting worse, back to the Vet for x-rays of which he said he "thinks" Coop had cancer. He added pain pills to the mix however within a couple days, we couldn't get him to eat anything besides crushed ice. It all happened so fast there was little we could do. In obvious pain and getting too weak to walk we decided to end his suffering.

    Coop was our last foster failure, just like the two before him. Four years ago our Sheltie crew was four, now we are dogless for the first time in 25 years. Not having a fenced in yard the rescue only lets us foster and adopt seniors or dogs with issues. That is why we lost so many so soon. We won't be adopting again, this is too hard to go through so frequently.

    Coop was a bit rambunctious which gave us fits at times, but he was a real good boy who was greatly attached to his daddy. Whenever I was behind a closed door, even on his last day on earth, when I'd open that door, he was sure to be laying there waiting for me. He will be greatly missed.
     
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    I had to bury two old friends this summer, age caught up with them as it does everyone. They came from a dropped dog on the road many years ago and they just adopted me so they let me stay. I have fourteen dogs and some are rescues some adoptions but I am getting too old myself and may have to stop having any after they cross the bridge or I do first....
     
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    14 dogs, I could never afford the Vet bills. I'm 62, but we decided to look for a puppy this time. Just seems too weird and too quiet not having a dog around.
     
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    Good boy. No more suffering.
     
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    I'll find you a new dog if you'll also take my wife and kids.
     
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    Tim--
    Sorry to hear about your loss. I know it's easy to get really attached, and it can be hard when their gone.
     
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    It's because of the wife and kids that I need a dog for moral support. ;-)

    Looks like this little guy will be our next Sheltie.
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