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#295981 - 10/01/13 04:02 AM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: FurKids]
bianca Offline
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I think you have a wonderful way of looking at this all Deb, ultimately you were there for Hannah when nobody else was hugging hugging
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Molly Moo (aka The Piranha, 4 legged mouth) GSD (31/10/09)
Cooper GSD (The Gremlin) 19/10/11
Texas - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free sweet Teppie
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#296016 - 10/01/13 05:59 PM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: Braverhund]
Kris Offline
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Originally Posted By: Braverhund
Compassion, release, and kindness must have been her lessons that Hannah gifted us with. I can think of no more wondrous, lasting legacy.

She didn't need an arduous journey of surgeries, treatments, and being present in the moment in an ailing body. She needed blessed, compassionate release from suffering. At the right time, you were there, and gifted Hannah with exactly what she needed.

Hannah accepted your gift, peacesign and gave you hers, Deb. hugging


This is one of the most beautiful sentiments I've ever read - but no surprise since it came from Patti who has incredible insight. Deb, I know this had to make you feel better - along with all of the other beautiful sentiments written by others. Such a terrible shock. I am so very sorry for the loss of Hannah. But I hang onto to the fact that she was with you and Joe when her time came. She received so much love in the time she was with you - I believe with all my heart that she knew that and was at peace. She finally found her home. Hugs to you both - this was an amazing and selfless thing you both did...
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Kris
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Samson, GSD, 10/13/07
Annabel, Keeshond, 4/21/11
Petie, Toy Poodle, 5/5/07
Kitties: Meezer, Bob, Mia and Dewey

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#296020 - 10/01/13 06:16 PM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: FurKids]
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I'm really glad that you looked into the tumors more. I think it helps to understand the reality of what she was facing.

I would like to think the same of the AC woman too - it make me feel better to believe that.
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Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
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#296024 - 10/01/13 07:30 PM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Deb that poor sole had the deck stacked against her. Too many health problems all heaped on her.

Maybe the shelter person just wanted to let her have what ever days she had left in a loving home.

I hope your heart isn't so crushed that you won't try to help another sole in the future.
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Fuzzybutt the cat.
Neilla the Big White puppy.

RIP Cheyenne - AKA: Digger, CheyChey Girl, Cheyenne Large and In charge. 2/16/02 - 2/27/16
RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14
RIP Lakota - AKA: Bubba, Big Boy, BooBoo (the other part of the Binky and BooBoo team). 1/19/03-9/19/2011
RIP DeeDee - AKA: DD Poo, Little Bit, Binky (part of the Binky and Booboo team) 6/23/02-6/20/11

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#296281 - 10/05/13 02:24 AM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
Karin Offline
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I just now read this and am so very sorry to hear what happened with Hannah. This is just heartbreaking. But Hannah's last days on this earth were filled with love and care and attention. You and your husband have my heartfelt sympathy. You are all in my thoughts tonight. hugging
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Heidi, 12-year-old GSD
Adopted on 10/14/07 from: German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California (http://www.savegsd.org)

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#296295 - 10/05/13 02:54 PM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: Karin]
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We brought Hannah home this morning. She is sitting next to Damien, Katy and Crocket with the angel statue I have sitting amongst them watching over them.

This may be selfish, but right now I cannot sprinkle her ashes so unless I change my mind one day, she will stay with us here in our house forever. She has an engraved plaque on the top that says Hannah and under that "We Love You"

Sometimes I think letting her ashes blow over the field so she's no longer confined is the right thing to do, but I just can't at least right now. I'm stuck on her tag number 812 which is the same as our address meaning that she belongs here with us. Right now, I just can't bear to let go of her again. Since I'm so torn over this, I'm going to do nothing but leave her where she is for now.

Val: I go back and forth on rescuing another dog. When husband came home from the road yesterday his first question was "Do you have another rescue lined up?" I about dropped my teeth, I hadn't even told him I'd been looking. I didn't ask him but I think he'd like me to find one.

Do we *need* another dog? No. Do we *want* another dog? Yes. I'd have a dozen if I could smile Do I feel right in helping another dog in honor of Hannah? Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

I wasn't looking for another dog when Hannah picked us ... and yes, I believe she did. Maybe I'm too superstitious but there just seems too many things pointing in that direction for me to ignore.

I see soooo many dogs posted that are in horrific shape from abuse and neglect and are now recovering and I get angry all over again thinking "Why couldn't that have been Hannah?"

The bottom line is, if there is ever another dog that finds me or Joe, there is no question .. we would do it again.

Our furkids never got to meet her, she was in too delicate condition for any meet and greets and we had to make sure she didn't have anything contagious anyway. They saw her over one gate, a room's length and then another gate so they never got closer than about 12 feet away from one another. Riley amazed us, he barked but it wasn't a threatening bark and not one hair stood up on the back of his neck, not one single hair and his tail was wagging whenever he looked at her smile We really believe eventually when we could put them together that Hannah would have been an absolute perfect "job" for him to watch over her, be her eyes and helper. We believe our Big Bad Boy would have done us proud smile

Thank you all again for sticking with me throughout all of this and for all your kindness and compassion.
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Deb • Nissa & Gracie
Forever in My Heart • Riley, Hannah, Damien, Katy, Crocket, Kayla, Gypsy, Toby and Cookie

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#296309 - 10/05/13 07:42 PM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: FurKids]
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I don't think it's selfish at all, I think that you honor her, and have given her a loving place.

It also sounds like you and Joe seem to be moving in the same direction, though I'm sure it's a process that takes some time. I have the utmost respect for that.

It also sounds like Riley would have done great wub
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Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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#296354 - 10/06/13 12:55 PM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Yeah, it does, doesn't i? smile Thanks for not thinking of me as selfish smile
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Deb • Nissa & Gracie
Forever in My Heart • Riley, Hannah, Damien, Katy, Crocket, Kayla, Gypsy, Toby and Cookie

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#296426 - 10/06/13 11:00 PM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: FurKids]
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smile

hugging
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MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

Health Index
K9 TBD info and Tick List Links
http://www.rabieschallengefund.org/

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#296445 - 10/07/13 04:19 AM Re: adopting a blind dog - intro & tips for her care? [Re: MaxaLisa]
bianca Offline
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Deb I think the last thing you are is selfish hugging hugging I'm pleased she is home now hugging


Edited by bianca (10/07/13 04:20 AM)
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Cooper GSD (The Gremlin) 19/10/11
Texas - Tabby cat (Feb 1996-2013) Run free sweet Teppie
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