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#343969 - 04/06/17 09:01 PM Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017
kaisersmom Offline
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We had about 3 pretty good weeks with Kaiser after I posted that he was failing. Over the past few days he was acting not quite like himself, but nothing major. Yesterday he didn't eat his dinner and when our doorbell rang, he tried to jump up off his bed to go greet whoever it was, cried out in pain and laid back down. A few hours later I got him to go outside, but once outside, his back legs just collapsed and he was unable to get up. He tried and we tried to help him, but it wasn't meant to be. The look in his eye was telling us he had had enough and was unable to fight anymore. Our vet came to our house last night around 11:00 and Kaiser crossed peacefully over the bridge shortly after.

I can't believe he's gone. Those 11 1/2 years flew by. He was such a gentle giant and such a good boy. The house is so eerily quiet without him, but I know he is out of pain. My head knows we did the right thing, now I have to wait for my heart to catch up.

Run free my boy. We love you and we will see you again some day. frown

Coming home with Dad:


Early head tilt:


Those little needle-sharp teeth!!


The younger years:




His favorite thing in the whole world besides his Frisbee and ball:


His 11th birthday this past October:






Edited by kaisersmom (04/06/17 09:10 PM)
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Pat

Marshall Dillon or Dillon - 15 months old
Kaiser - 11 1/2 yrs old - At the Bridge
Ray (Radar) - 8 yrs old - At the Bridge

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#343971 - 04/06/17 09:36 PM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: kaisersmom]
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Pat, my heartfelt sympathies go out to you. Kaiser was such a special boy. Your memories of him will live forever in your heart. RIP sweet angel. angel
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#343972 - 04/06/17 09:54 PM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: SeanRescueMom]
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Pat, I'm so very sorry for your loss. There is never enough time, but I know you loved your Kaiser boy. angel
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#343974 - 04/06/17 10:54 PM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: Shilohsmom]
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Pat I waited until I saw the look in cheyenne's eyes that she was tired of the struggle.

The head was way ahead of the heart that day, but I knew we were doing what was best for her.

Run Free Kaiser. We will all miss you Mr. Handsome.
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Neilla the Big White puppy.

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RIP Raya - AKA: Raz-a, Ray a Sunshine, RayBestos, the little one, Silly Girl. 9/21/05 - 6/27/14

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#343975 - 04/07/17 02:12 AM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
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I remember Kaiser from the other site when he was little. I remember because he was the same age as Larka. My heart dropped when I read the title of your thread. Where has the time gone?
Kaiser was such a handsome boy, his passing will hit hard with many on the board.
I'm so sorry for your loss, RIP sweet Kaiser, run free.
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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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#343976 - 04/07/17 06:43 AM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: kaisersmom]
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I am so very sorry.

I feel I've known beautiful Kaiser forever and remember many of your stories.

Run free and happy, Kaiser. Your family will forever carry you in their hearts.
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#343977 - 04/07/17 08:14 AM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: kaisersmom]
Mary Jane Online   content
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Originally Posted By: kaisersmom
.... He tried and we tried to help him, but it wasn't meant to be. The look in his eye was telling us he had had enough ....


It is so incredibly touching that Kaiser was speaking and Pat (and husband) understood. What is more precious than that bond?

I am deeply sorry for your loss.

God speed Kaiser,

Mary Jane

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#343978 - 04/07/17 10:11 AM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: Mary Jane]
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My heart hurts for you rip
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#343979 - 04/07/17 10:39 AM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: Sylv]
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There are no right words for this. No matter how correct the decision is, it is a painful one to make. What an honor that you shared his life, what an honor for him, too.

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#343985 - 04/07/17 01:05 PM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: middleofnowhere]
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Deepest sympathy for you - take solace in that you did the right thing for your boy to release him from his never ending pain. He is waiting for you at The Bridge!

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#343989 - 04/07/17 06:13 PM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: Codmaster]
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As Bonnie said, I feel like I've known Kaiser forever. He had such distinctive and rich markings, I always knew it was him before I saw that you posted the picture. I'm very sorry for your loss, Pat...
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Annabel, Keeshond, 4/21/11
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#343992 - 04/07/17 07:00 PM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: Kris]
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I'm so sorry for your loss rip Kaiser
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#343996 - 04/07/17 09:30 PM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: Codmaster]
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Oh, Pat, I'm so very sorry. Kaiser was such a special boy. I remember him from many years ago. You gave him the kindest gift. I am wishing you strength. Rest well, precious Kaiser! gsdhalo
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#344004 - 04/08/17 12:43 PM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: Braverhund]
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I am brokenhearted for you. It is never easy to let go of our furbabies. I pray you can find peace in knowing you gave him such a wonderful life filled with love.
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#344007 - 04/08/17 01:37 PM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: Codmaster]
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My deepest sympathies teary I can't say I know the feeling yet, but knowing how just the thought of losing a dog affects me, I am sure the heartache cannot be easy. You were lucky to have each other. RIP Kaiser.
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#344017 - 04/09/17 10:29 PM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: Codmaster]
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#344019 - 04/10/17 09:28 AM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: zyp]
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I'm so sorry for your loss Pat. I hope that you will take comfort in all the good times and memories you had wit him. RIP Kaiser.
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#344021 - 04/10/17 11:03 AM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: kaisersmom]
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So sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy!! RIP Kaiser.

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#344050 - 04/14/17 01:14 AM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: kelbonc]
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Pat, I'm so very sorry. I'm very glad he had that extra time to be with you guys, in a physical way, though we know they will always be with us.

Much love to you, you helped me through a few of my own losses, my best to you hugging
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#344052 - 04/14/17 05:56 PM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Thank you for your kind words everyone. Kaiser came home a few days ago for the final time.

See you at the Bridge, my boy. paw

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Pat

Marshall Dillon or Dillon - 15 months old
Kaiser - 11 1/2 yrs old - At the Bridge
Ray (Radar) - 8 yrs old - At the Bridge

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#344053 - 04/14/17 08:52 PM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: kaisersmom]
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Beautiful! You've been in my thoughts. I hope you are doing well.
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#344054 - 04/15/17 05:39 AM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: PositiveDog]
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That is lovely wub
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Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
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Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
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#344055 - 04/15/17 09:00 AM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: kaisersmom]
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Pat,

Beautiful, touching, and true.

take care,
MJ

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#344144 - 04/23/17 04:39 PM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: Mary Jane]
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MY deepest, deepest condolences.
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