A sad day in the Fox household

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by kfox75, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I had to say goodbye to a close friend today. Abby, my 3 year old lab\boxer mix, got ahold of a pork chop bone and swallowed it whole. A sharp edge on it tore her esophogus, and there was nothing the vet could do, so we had to put her down. She will be missed by all of us.

    To all who own dogs on this forum. Watch what bones you give them/ leave where they can get to them. I don't want anybody else to go through what we are feeling now. Knowing it could have been prevented if Trish and I had been paying more attention to what was going on is the worst part. Chop and chicken bones are a no go. Beef leg bones are safe. Don't let this happen to your pet.

    Kevin.
     
  2. jordan89

    jordan89 New Member

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    Sorry for your loss.
     

  3. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Sorry for you loss man and ribs are bad also.

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  4. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I am so sorry. It hurts to lose a beloved pet.
     
  5. Gert999

    Gert999 New Member

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    Sorry for your loss, friend of mines dog had similar thing happen. Dog some how ate some wood splinters from friend chopping wood smaller for fireplace.
     
  6. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    That really sucks kFox, my sincerest condolences...:(
     
  7. Georgiahunter

    Georgiahunter New Member

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    Sorry for your loss. One of my dogs tried to eat a rib bone about three years ago. It got lodged in her throat but the vet was able to get it out. It definitely made us more watchful of our dogs.
     
  8. G30USMC

    G30USMC Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sorry for your loss, I know the feeling all to well how it is to loose a pet, 4 months ago my lab was diagnosed with cancer and it rapidly grew through his entire body, watching him suffer was hard but holding him in my lap when they put him asleep makes a strong male cry, I admit it, I cried like a little baby.

    I'm sorry for your loss may god be with you and your family during this time !
     
  9. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    My heart goes out to you. Dogs are much more than just animals and pets to me. They are family members and great companions.
     
  10. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Kevin,

    Our Heart and Prayers go out to you and your family today!
    We have lost some of our Labs in recent years. Cocoa was 12 and died on the operating table during an operation. We purchased Angel to solve the large Hole in our Heart by Cocoa leaving us. Angel was 2 years old when she was ran over in my driveway by the builders wife who was building my barn while she was bringing food to the workers. We were outside and as usual Angel went to greet company. The woman was talking not paying attention and ran right over her. Once again I could not stand the hole that was left in our hearts. So in a few days I drove through a literal blizzard to get Baby Girl which is now 5 years old. I am absolutely paranoid about her safety! As I am sure that time will easy you and the families pain! But I will share one thing with all of you that certainly helped me through that terrible three year period in our life. And that is go to the Internet and Google the words **** " The Rainbow Bridge".**** And I do believe we will see them again some day in a better place! Also best thing for you to do is go fill the hole and find someone who is waiting for your families Love. It is sometimes amazing to me that I see the traits of Cocoa and Angel in Baby Girl. Almost like their spirit is also still around to remind me of the love they shared with us and we with them. Hard to believe that an Old Army Sgt. and LE with 16 years on SWAT Cop could be this soft hearted isn't it! But I like my animals much more than I like most people! I believe they are a gift from above. And love us unconditionally even when we are unlovable at times due to attitude or whatever. Still wag their tails!

    God Bless you all at this time! It is unbelievably hard! But someone will take some of the hurt away if you will let them. They need a loving home also!;)

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  11. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

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    sorry for your loss.
     
  12. DodgerBlue

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    Maybe I'm a product of our modern times. Desensitized to everything around me. War, politics, shootings, all just the norm.
    But when it comes to a family pet going to Heaven it just rips me apart. I wish you well Kevin. Im getting teary eyed just writing this. God bless you dude.
     
  13. griffin81

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    Sorry for you and your family's loss. My dogs are family and it's always tough to have one pass. Remember the good times and maybe you and your family can give a pound dog a chance at a great life. This is what I did when I lost my dog Bandit I had him 18 years a a month to the day when he passed. It was bad but I got our crazy dog Waffles from the pound an she hasn't taken his place but she has helped fill that hole in out family. She was on the list of dogs to be put down and we have her a new lease on life and for that we are both grateful.

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  14. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    That's awful...I'm sorry for your loss. :(
     
  15. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    So sorry, man. My little bud is "Cooper". Goes everywhere I do. I know the day will come when he's gone, but I don't look forward to it.

    Thoughts and prayers.

    C51
     
  16. mcb

    mcb New Member

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    Sorry for your loss.
     
  17. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Sorry about your loss brother, its always a sad time whenever a family pet passes.. My thoughts are with you
     
  18. fireguy

    fireguy New Member

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    So sorry to hear about Abby. Losing a pet is a horrible experience. I had to put my beagle Tucker down a few years ago and I couldn't stop bawling all the way home from the vet's office.
     
  19. paintsplat

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    Sorry for your loss, in the last five years we have lost two, so know what your going through.
     
  20. canebrake

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    Kevin, it doesn't get better, just easier to cope. I lost Toby two days before Christmas and the hole is still gaping! He was at my feet for 15+ years and I feel your pain!

    Thanks for the bad bone reminder and Godspeed to Abby.

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