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#341794 - 09/10/16 01:23 PM Kayos is Gone
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We lost her on August 27. My Facebook friends know this already.

She had been doing pretty good. I had noticed the tumor had started growing but it was spreading down her leg and not into her rectum which was the normal progression. My hubby was out of town on work and came home on a Thursday. I went to show him big the tumor had gotten and she screamed in pain when I touched her tail. We took her Saturday morning.

I had just brushed her on Tuesday evening and she did not cry like that. So I think it just took off and was into her bones.

Kayos was what the breed should be. Of all my dogs I never had to worry about how she would act, how she would tolerate kids or strangers. She always did the right thing. She was intuitive, she was my partner in my training business, my neutral dog for CGC tests, a therapy dog that people gravitated to. my peacemaker. I honestly do not know anyone that disliked her. She was always social but not to the extreme.

She raised puppies and taught them how to behave in the house. She mothered Mayhem.

Kayos was supposed to be an agility dog but was never able to as she had severe HD. Instead she was an ace tracker, fantastic obedience dog that would have had her UD easily if she could have jumped. Perfect therapy dog.

She was born on January 20, 2003 and passed on August 27, 2016.

She will be forever missed.

I have to share that yesterday my vet's office called. They had her hip. rofl I had wondered what would happen to it. It was titanium and would not reduce to ash obviously. I picked up her cremains the Wednesday after we lost her so I know that had it for a while. I think it would have made me cry if I had known it then but this week I can laugh about it and I think they knew to wait a bit before they told me. The vet tech said we have something that belonged to Kayos. I immediately knew it was her hip. I told them to dispose of it or use it for education if they wanted to. I think it is going to be used to show folks what one looks like and describe the surgery. So Kayos is still serving others. fetch

I am saddened by her loss. There will never be another dog like her in my life. She was truly the dog of my heart. But she is free now and I hope one day to meet her again. And I need to stop crying.

She's ours!!!

She is home!!!

My beautiful girl.


PTE,AC,URO3,AG2,UCD Xtra!Xtra! v. TeMar CDX,GN,RE,CGC,TC,HIC, Bh "Havoc" 6/4/07
PAM, URO3, UCD, UACH Tidmores Rising Star Lydia "Mayhem" CD,BN,RE,AX,AJP,OFP,P1J,CA,DN,HT,TKN,TC,CGCA 4/4/12

Lucky, Wolf, Max, Kayos - gone not forgotten. gsdhalo

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#341796 - 09/10/16 02:13 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: Kayos]
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hugging I'm sorry another wonderful dog has left GS home.

Kayos was one of the best.

With approval of my friends:

SamCat, 03/2011

Seiko, Solo, Sophie, Skye and Buddy - bridge dogs who taught me so much

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#341797 - 09/10/16 02:26 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: PositiveDog]
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#341798 - 09/10/16 02:29 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: PositiveDog]

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Oh Kathy, I have no words...

I am so so sorry that your time together has drawn to a close. She taught you so much and was there at your side through thick and thin. My heart is with you.

RIP were one in a million. Run free and run hard, girl! gsdhalo

Money talks ~ Mine says goodbye

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#341799 - 09/10/16 03:14 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: SLEACHY]
anniej Offline

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So sorry to hear about the loss of your wonderful Kayos - take comfort in the wonderful life you gave her and the knowledge that she is free from pain.

RIP Kayos

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#341800 - 09/10/16 04:12 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: anniej]
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I am so sorry for your loss rip
Suki May 31/08
Diva Dec 4/09

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#341802 - 09/10/16 06:25 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: Sylv]
Wolfie Offline

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hugging's Kathy and family.
I am sadden to hear the loss of your sweet girl. R.I.P Kayos.gsdhead
Anita & 10yr old Yukon

R.I.P Amber & Cisco:
"Goodbye may seem forever
Farewell is like the end
But in my heart's a memory
And there you'll always be."

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#341804 - 09/10/16 10:53 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: Wolfie]
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I'm so sorry for your loss. rip Kayos

Caleb (aka Caleb-Moose)
Ciara(aka Ciara Belle, Black Devil)

RIP Aodhán, Rica, Max, Kelly - gone but never forgotten - forever in my heart

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#341805 - 09/11/16 12:12 AM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: Woodreb]
middleofnowhere Offline
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Ahh Kathy, I know the loss is enormous. She had a grand life with you, fancy hip or not. What a wonderful time the two of you had.

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#341809 - 09/11/16 02:24 AM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: middleofnowhere]
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I'm so very sorry Kathy. There aren't words for such a loss. She was a great partner hugging

Kayos rip
MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
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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#341813 - 09/11/16 03:07 AM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: MaxaLisa]
Codmaster Online   content

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Very sorry for your loss!

Try to remember the good times and the funny times!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And that she awaits you at "The Bridge"!

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#341819 - 09/11/16 02:18 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: Codmaster]
Mary Jane Online   content
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I am deeply sorry for your loss of Kayos-but you know better than anyone, she will always be yours.

I am so sorry,

Mary Jane

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#341826 - 09/11/16 09:28 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: Mary Jane]
zyp Offline
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Nothing is as simple as it seems or as complicated as we make it~

Attitude is everything -- Pick a good one!
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#341827 - 09/11/16 09:39 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: zyp]
Kris Offline

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I'm so sorry Kathy... She was obviously one in a million...
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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#341828 - 09/11/16 10:13 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: Kris]
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Oh Kathy, my heart hurts for you. Wonderful Kayos will forever live on in her stories and beautiful memories. She was, in her own special way, a teacher. You had such a magical bond with Kayos. Please, take good care.
Frauchen von:

Grimm van den Heuvel, "Donnerpratzen"
Smokey The TeddyLion, DLH purrbuddy

Dir gehört mein Herz

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#341829 - 09/12/16 07:04 AM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: MaxaLisa]
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I'm so sorry for your loss. Run free, Kayos. The Rainbow bridge now has another angel, free of pain, running and playing with others like a puppy discovering a new world. She will be waiting for you at the bridge.
Roll Tide!
Free food and care to rescues just takes one click a day

Bearclaw Von Wiefelspuetz (Bear) - GSD 06-27-09

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#341833 - 09/12/16 02:21 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: Bama4us]
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Kathy, I'm so sorry. If Kayos was half as amazing in person as what we had the privilege to see and experience here, then she was indeed one hell of a dog. And you are a fantastic pet parent. Hugs and prayers for you all.

hugging gsdhalo
Tiffany mom to:
Anna, GSD 9/21/08
Panzer, GSD 9/12/15
Duncan Dog RIP 2/99-10/15
Danger Kitties: Mia & Winston RIP Alley Cat 10/12, Simon 6/13
Andon two-legger
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#341834 - 09/12/16 03:35 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: aubie]
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Kathy, I am very sorry for your loss. You two were lucky to have each other.

Rest easy, Kayos gsdhalo

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#341835 - 09/12/16 04:29 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: MaxaLisa]
Selzer Offline

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So sorry. She was well-loved and had a great life. Losing them is so hard.
Seniors: Jenna & Babs, Heidi, Odessa
Mature Adults: Milla & Ninja, Joy, Bear
Adults: Hepzibah, Karma, Cujo II, Lassie
Young Adults: Quinn
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#341837 - 09/12/16 08:00 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: Selzer]
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I have no words. Reading this makes me feel so sad. I'm so sorry Kathy, I understand. teary
Loki 8/23/08,& Augie, bday-11/13 Gday-3/14,
Larka 1/4/06-8/16/17 Palla, 7/16/06-6/10/16 you were the tree that gave me shelter, the rock that gave me strength, for ever in my heart, until my journey has run its length. I will always love you.

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#341840 - 09/12/16 08:55 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: Islandgsds]
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Kathy, I've been MIA for a bit and was shocked when I saw your post. My heart goes out to you, Kayos was your best friend. She will be missed by everyone here. RIP, sweet girl. gsdhalo
Sean - 1998/2014
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart I'll stay there forever.
Carleton DOB unknown
Neely - 2003/2015
Gizmo -2008/2011
Neeko -1991/2005

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#341848 - 09/13/16 08:07 AM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: SeanRescueMom]
Qyn Offline

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Dear Kathy, I am very sorry to read this! Such a beautiful girl right from the beginning. wub You were so lucky to have her for so long after her diagnosis and I am so grateful for her and you that you did share those wonderful extra special times!

My deepest condolences on her loss and I am certain she will continue to reign supreme wherever she is!! Hugs to you! hugging
Nix (derivative of Phoenix) Black GSD born 6 June 2011 (Gotcha day 9 Dec 2013)

Quynne gsdhalo - Black Female GSD - Sept 29, 2004 - 11 Nov 2013 Deeply missed

If you don't agree with me ... you are just not listening well enough. smile

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#341912 - 09/16/16 03:17 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: Islandgsds]
Karin Offline
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I'm so sorry to hear about Kayos, Kathy. I'm so sad to read this. She was such a beautiful and sweet tempered dog. You were so lucky to find each other and have such a strong bond. Take care and know that we're all thinking of you and feeling your loss as well.

Rest in peace, sweet girl. gsdhalo
Karin and Dave

Heidi, 12-year-old GSD
Adopted on 10/14/07 from: German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California (

Sheba, GSD/Malamute angel

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#341958 - 09/21/16 11:37 AM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: Karin]
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I've been away for a while. So sorry to return and find that you have lost Kayos. I understand the bond you and Kayos had, and I am so sorry for your loss.

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#341964 - 09/21/16 01:32 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: RileyAnna]
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Kathy, I am so very sorry for your loss. We all grew to love Kayos over the years, she will be missed. hugging

Proud Mom to Eli and Kodiak
and never to be forgotten, Shiloh and Shoshi
Every dog deserves to have a human that thinks its the greatest dog that ever lived!

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#342126 - 10/08/16 11:59 AM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: Shilohsmom]
Kayos Offline

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Thanks everyone! It has been 6 weeks today and I miss her everyday.

I have not been on line much here. I retired, opens my own training and pet sitting business and have been very busy. We also have bandwidth issues at home and I just don't get on the computer as much.

PTE,AC,URO3,AG2,UCD Xtra!Xtra! v. TeMar CDX,GN,RE,CGC,TC,HIC, Bh "Havoc" 6/4/07
PAM, URO3, UCD, UACH Tidmores Rising Star Lydia "Mayhem" CD,BN,RE,AX,AJP,OFP,P1J,CA,DN,HT,TKN,TC,CGCA 4/4/12

Lucky, Wolf, Max, Kayos - gone not forgotten. gsdhalo

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#342148 - 10/11/16 07:05 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: Kayos]
Codmaster Online   content

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It will take a while, I would say. We lost our 8yo male GSD to DM in early April and it still hurts like heck and we miss him every day!

It can be very difficult. We wish you the best of luck and hope you can remember the best things and memories of your dog!

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#342987 - 01/06/17 05:21 PM Re: Kayos is Gone [Re: MaxaLisa]
cooley254 Offline
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So sorry for your loss. She was adorable.

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