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Zeus the Doberman was a great guy!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Yesterday we lost Zeus , the Doberman!
Zeus was son #3's , the Policeman's, canine.

Zeus is in the middle--He was almost 10 yrs old---developed ""bloat""--His stomach turned---and had to be "put down""---very sad for us all!
So, I guess I could say, "'hug your dog"", to-day----and--don't overfeed him/her---perhaps more meat--not just kibble--From what I read online, they are not too sure of the cause of this, but it does happen in deep chested dogs and horses.

To everyone who asked, the Air Canada plane , which lost it's engine, in Toronto, in the air, it was NOT son #1 , the Pilot's, plane--thank goodness! I will tell him that y'all were asking. He has told me that the pilots aren't happy that all mechanics are handled overseas--It didn't used to be that way!


The solar dryer is waiting--as is the Dreadmill---another day has begun--To-day I WILL drink more water---I will Spark--and be thankful for the small successes here on Spark!-
We CAN do this!
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IAMARMSTRONG 5/31/2012 10:35PM

    I told my animals I love them, in Zeus' memory.

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SUNNY332 5/31/2012 8:51PM

    It is so hard to loose a fur baby. Macki's health is declining and we just hate it. Bless her heart.

It is really cold here today - the high was 52 but OK with it as with it we got some much needed rain. Woohoo - the garden got a much needed drink.

Glad your Pilot Son is OK.

Have a Fab Friday.

Sunny

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ONEKIDSMOM 5/31/2012 6:49PM

    So sorry for your loss. My Diamond will welcome (probably already has) Zeus to the Rainbow bridge to frolic while they wait for their humans! I love that legend...

Hug the Germans tight.

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IMAVISION 5/31/2012 12:40PM

    I, too, am saddened upon hearing of the loss of Zeus, Jean. However, I am thankful that your family enjoyed the blessing of the time y’all had him & that your family members will always carry memories of times with him in your hearts. God bless y’all as you deal with the emotional pain of the loss of your dearly loved Zeus.

Do I have it wrong – isn’t Son #2 the pilot? I am certainly thankful that he wasn’t piloting the plane that had engine problems & I pray safety over all aircraft he pilots in the future.

Quite frankly, I agree with your son in that I don’t like all the outsourcing of jobs that is being done in both our countries. Done in the name of all-mighty greed -instead of considering the welfare of fellow citizens (those losing their livelihoods) & the overall welfare of the economies of both our countries.

My cherished Mom recently sent me an e-mail “Comments made in the year 1955!” with a caption over a photograph of a VW Bug reading: “I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.”

Little did anyone back then consider that not only would foreign business be welcomed on such a huge scale, but eventually American jobs would go overseas in such great numbers - often to the detriment of our own workforce &, thus, to our economy.

May God bless your day with sweet memories of Zeus down through the years!

Ima

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KASEYCOFF 5/31/2012 11:55AM

    Yes, I think that's the risk with larger dogs - they just seem more prone to develop those kinds of problems, even when they are fed strict diets and given meticulous care. But there is some consolation in having had his company for so many years...
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1CRAZYDOG 5/31/2012 11:37AM

    Awwwww, so sorry to hear about Zeus. It's difficult to let go of our furbabies, but if they're suffering, and there's no viable options, it's the kind thing to do. I bet Coal and Tess miss him. They look like the 3 Musketeers there standing looking out the window of the door.

PHEW. Glad to hear that it wasn't your son's plane, but I imagine it sets them ALL to thinking.

HUGS and so sorry for your loss, my dear.

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WAYSOFGRACE 5/31/2012 8:34AM

    Oh I am so sorry to hear about Zeus. emoticon It's never easy to make that decision, but it's always for the best for them.

I am also very glad to hear that the plane incident was NOT son#1!! That was scary to read about, let alone go through!!

Have a great sparking day!

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DARRLENE13 5/31/2012 7:42AM

    I am very sorry for your loss. A lot of people do not understand. I have had to put 2 Dogue de Bordeauxs down in the last 6 years due to cancer. I still think of them everday, and I will always love them.

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BD3269PM 5/31/2012 7:03AM

    sorry for your loss. Our pets are family and their loss hurts. emoticon

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