CuriousjockAZ dealing with some horrible news.....

  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 13, 2012 3:11 AM GMT
    Our RJ friend "Solidguy" called me and relayed that Todd (Curiousjock) may have to put one of his precious dogs (I saw her picture) down due to cancer...

    I remember in January as my partner and I were dealing with the end of our beagle Gunner, Todd's comments were very supportive and he basically said he couldn't imagine having to deal with putting down one's dog all of a sudden and without warning... and how he'd feel if he had to....


    Todd commented this morning on Facebook:

    "I wasn't able to pickup both dogs until later in the evening, but when I arrived at the Vet I was greeted with the horrible news that what they feared was true -- little Muffin has lymphoma, and the cancer is wrapped around her colon and in... 2 other areas. They didn't think there was much they could do, and recommended I put Muffin down as soon as she starts feeling any pain or discomfort -- which I agreed to do. I returned home with both dogs. As I was making dinner, pondering all these sudden development --- Muffin about to leave my life at only 3, and little Romeo coming into my life -- I looked up and realized that everything, indeed, happens for a reason, as In looked up and saw little Romeo after his Spa Day makeover looking up over the couch at me..."

    We certainly need to remember Todd and the difficulties at the moment.
    If you saw a picture of little Muffin, you would just melt.

    Thinking of you Todd, and sorry for having to deal with such a tough issue!
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    Mar 13, 2012 3:21 AM GMT
    Sorry to hear about this. I know what it's like. I lost my dog to cancer when she was young. icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 13, 2012 5:06 AM GMT

    I hope Todd's doing OK! I hope Muffin will be OK for awhile yet.
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    -Doug
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    Mar 13, 2012 5:42 AM GMT
    I'm sorry to hear this news too. Michael "QHCAguy" was recently diagnosed with cancer too. Are they the same guy?
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    Mar 13, 2012 6:00 AM GMT
    Big cyber-hug for Todd....I am so sorry....icon_cry.gif
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    Mar 13, 2012 6:01 AM GMT
    Sporty_g saidBig cyber-hug for Todd....I am so sorry....icon_cry.gif


    Thanks for the FYI Chris.
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    Mar 13, 2012 6:06 AM GMT
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    Mar 13, 2012 6:40 AM GMT
    Todd i am so sorry , you have to go thru that pain , please plan in advance for the last moment of your beloved Muffin , it helps a lot with getting closure .

    My little buddy of 17 years passed away Feb 7 2012 , and as much i had gotten prepared for his passing because of his age , it was incredibly hard , i really had the feeling to have my heart ripped off my chest and i miss him soo much .
    I had decided to have him cremated individually at a funeral home , instead off leaving at the vet , i hold him in my arm while the vet was injecting him so he passed his head resting on my chest then I brought him home , wrapped him in his blanket and placed him in his little bed , he looked so peaceful like he was sleeping , it was the image i wanted to remember , spent some time with him and then drove him at the funeral home . I had insisted during my meeting with a funeral director that i would wait for his ashes on the premises , because we were together coming back home .


    Todd i wish you the best , and you will be in my thoughts .
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    Affen


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    Mar 13, 2012 8:33 AM GMT
    big eHug

    xx
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    Mar 13, 2012 8:49 AM GMT
    Having four dogs myself, and the oldest being 15 and still going strong, then I have a 13 yo to and she too is doing well, but to have to put my 3 yo down would be a real challenge. I deal with death all the time with my work, and thats life; death. But when it comes to animals it's a diffrent feeling issue.

    All the best Todd.
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    Mar 13, 2012 9:10 AM GMT
    My thoughts and prayers go out to you. My dog has been diagnosed with CHF and I'm terrified. I love em to death and don't know how I'd cope with such a loss.
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    Mar 13, 2012 1:11 PM GMT
    Sorry to hear this news. icon_cry.gif
  • omgazn

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    Mar 13, 2012 1:12 PM GMT
    Im a big softy when it comes to dogs. Muffin will be in my prayers and thoughts.

    Jeff
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    Mar 13, 2012 1:13 PM GMT
    Hugs for Todd!
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    Mar 13, 2012 1:30 PM GMT
    Very sorry about Muffin. In her short life, she has had it better than many dogs.
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    Mar 13, 2012 1:31 PM GMT
    *huggles to Todd*
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    Mar 13, 2012 1:36 PM GMT
    Todd, as a big dog lover I fully understand what you’re going through. There’s nothing more difficult. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
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    Mar 13, 2012 1:40 PM GMT
    This is so sad. The one real cost of loving another is the pain that you have to face upon parting. I know how this feels, as I lost my best friend, Jackie (an Old English Sheepdog) who was there for me throughout my youth (age 10-21 yrs). I still think of her and sometimes she comes to me in my dreams. I haven't owned a dog since... mostly because when I finished university, I started working/traveling. You know how it is. Anyways, Todd will the right thing for his best friend and his pain will be diminished by taking those necessary steps. xo
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    Mar 13, 2012 1:49 PM GMT
    So sorry to hear it. I've been there before and it's one of the hardest things in the world to do. Take comfort in the fact that you gave them a great life, and what you're doing now is to help minimize their suffering. It doesn't make it any easier, but thinking that way has helped me get through it.
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    Mar 13, 2012 1:55 PM GMT
    I had to put this big guy down many years ago. True, he's was 19 and lived a great life, but nothing in my life was so difficult.

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    So this is one subject where I fully understand everyone's loss.
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    Mar 13, 2012 2:07 PM GMT
    Dogs are wonderful - they love us no matter what. I have a 15 year old lab mix who is not well and it is heartbreaking to watch. I'm sorry man.
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    Mar 13, 2012 2:16 PM GMT
    Death is natural.

    Doesn't make it any less sucky.
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    Mar 13, 2012 2:20 PM GMT
    This is so sad icon_sad.gif((
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    Mar 13, 2012 2:21 PM GMT

    Had to my cuddle buddy down over three years ago; still haven't brought my self to get another one.

    Big Bear Hug...to Todd
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 13, 2012 4:46 PM GMT
    Sorry to hear about your dog having to be put down. But look at it this way, that poor dog would be suffering even more if you tried to keep it alive. This is the more humane way even though it is still a tragic loss. icon_sad.gif