Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Our beloved companion Danny (the howlindoggie)

Yesterday at 4.45 pm we had to give the ok for our wonderful dog Danny to be put to sleep. He had been losing weight for a few months now and the vet thought it was because of arthritis, but little did we know that he had developed many little tumors in his lungs. He had developed a cough which the vet thought was kennel cough (even though he was vaccinated annually) and was given antibiotics. He just got worse very quickly and stopped eating. No food for 3 days and difficulty breathing. So after xrays and an ultrasound, it was revealed that he had all those tumors in his lungs.

We could tell that he was suffering and had enough. The vet suggested a biopsy and that he "may" improve a little for a few weeks with some chemotherapy. We decided that we did not want him to suffer anymore and decided to have him put to sleep. He fell asleep in our arms and after having such a loving companion for 12 years, he is gone. Danny was the most beautiful dog we have ever met.

In honor of Danny and all beautiful doggies i will donate 10% of all my sales to the RSPCA in Sydney, Australia.


NinaGibsonDesigns said...

So, so sorry for your loss. What wonderful friend and member of your family.

mettle design studio said...

thanks nina.

graygirlstudios said...

I'm very sorry. I know how difficult a decision that is to make. I hope you can find peace again soon.

Catherine Chandler said...

Oh I'm so sorry about your dear doggy friend. My thoughts are with you...I still miss my dog, almost 4 years later.

veronica said...

I'm so sorry for your loss too Ceeb. I'm crying as I write this because I know how loved and nurtured Danny was from the moment you and your family rescued him and made him part of your lives. He was a beautiful dog. xo

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