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A Sad Day Around Our House

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Friday, Saturday and today were very sad days around our house. Our 15 year old male K9 son, Tiberius, was unexpectedly diagnosed with pancreatic syndrome and a large cancerous tumor on Friday afternoon. The vet gave us four different medicines to administer to the poor, sweet soul but his illness escalated past the point of no return and he was gravely ill by Saturday afternoon. Brave little Tiberius was losing a valiant fight and hubby and I positively couldn't stand to see him suffer. Hubby agreed to meet the vet at the hospital while I turned into a total basket case at home. Life as we know it is now forever changed. His actual passing was very peaceful and painless for him. It was wrought with pain and tears for us. I haven't stopped crying since his diagnosis on Friday afternoon. We had 15 precious years with our beloved K9 son and he won't ever be forgotten. Tiberius (Ti for short) was the funniest,smartest, most playful and empathetic animal we have ever had the pleasure to come across. We adopted him from an animal shelter from West Virginia on April 01, 1998. We took him home inside the front of my jacket. He was spoiled and loved from the day we met all the way until the day we had to put him down. We may have saved him and rescued him that April day, but we were the ones who were ultimately saved and rescued. He leaves behind his mate of 14.5 years, Traci. Traci was rescued several months after Ti and the two became a team in all things until his passing yesterday. I feel like there is a giant hole in my chest where my heart used to be. Thank goodness we still have Traci to hold us together although her health is also failing. She is sixteen years old and getting very frail too. Right now as we are wracked with pain and loss, we keep trying to remember all of the wonderful times and the fun we had. It is very hard to do when the pain is so intense. Perhaps as days pass, things will slowly improve. Thanks for all of those wonderful years, Ti. You were the best buddy two lonely humans could have been blessed to have. We will always love you and you will be forever in our hearts..
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    1942 days ago
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    so sorry to hear of your loss..............
    blessings and hugs........lita

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    1942 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/27/2013 10:14:24 PM
    Aquagirl: I am so sad for all of you. My Rosie is also showing signs of aging. I will be in the same boat as you are now when her time comes. Hugs, thoughts and prayers!

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    1942 days ago
    I am so sorry, that is so tramatic. It's extremely hard to lose a pet you have had for some time. emoticon
    1942 days ago
    I am so sorry for your loss. Our pet dog passed away last year and it was tough. All the best to you and your family.
    1942 days ago
    So, so sorry for you loss, Cyndi. I understand the hole in your heart, as I still miss my dear sheltie we had for 16 years. Dogs are such great companions; if only they could live as long as we do. Take care. And take the time to grieve, if not exactly the same as you would for a dear relative, at least the same amount. This family member deserves to be remembered and you deserved to be comforted. Wishing you peace and love, Marsha
    1942 days ago
    Sorry for your loss ): Pets are just as much a part of the family as anybody else, sometimes. emoticon I know he was well loved and lived a good life- and 15 years is sure a long time for a dog to live! Looks like you had some wonderful times with your dog.
    1942 days ago
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