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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 - 18 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]
SeanRescueMom Offline
Carpal Tunnel

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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
_________________________
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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#343972 - 04/06/17 09:54 PM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: SeanRescueMom]
Shilohsmom Offline
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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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Rosa

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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#343974 - 04/06/17 10:54 PM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: Shilohsmom]
Wisc.Tiger_Val Offline
Member First - Owner Second "The Watcher"

Registered: 01/18/10
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Loc: Wisconsin
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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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Val da Tiger

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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#343975 - 04/07/17 02:12 AM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
Islandgsds Offline
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Loc: Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Ca...
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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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Sandra
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]
PositiveDog Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/20/10
Posts: 4906
Loc: Ohio
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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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Bonnie

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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#343977 - 04/07/17 08:14 AM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: kaisersmom]
Mary Jane Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/16/10
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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]
Sylv Offline
Veteran

Registered: 02/21/10
Posts: 1529
Loc: Sharon, Ontario, Canada
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My heart hurts for you rip
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Suki May 31/08
Diva Dec 4/09

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#343979 - 04/07/17 10:39 AM Re: Kaiser is Gone 2005 - 2017 [Re: Sylv]
middleofnowhere Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/22/10
Posts: 2717
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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]
Codmaster Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 05/14/10
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Loc: CA
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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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