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#345004 - 08/25/17 03:32 PM Happy 12th birthday, Keefer!
Cassidy's Mom Offline

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I haven't been here for awhile and a lot of you probably don't know me and my dogs, but this is a special day for us. Our boy Keefer turns 12 years old! It's especially sweet because he bloated Sunday night and needed emergency surgery to correct a 180 degree torsion. I recognized the signs that it could be bloat right away, although I hoped I was wrong, and we live less than 5 miles from an emergency vet, which saved his life. He came through the surgery well and is doing great.

We are so thankful and happy that he is here with us to celebrate his 12th birthday. wub

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#345006 - 08/25/17 06:11 PM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: Cassidy's Mom]
PositiveDog Offline
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Registered: 02/20/10
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Loc: Ohio
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Happy birthday, Keefer, beautiful boy!

I'm so glad his surgery went well for him. It's good to see him again.


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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#345007 - 08/25/17 06:57 PM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: PositiveDog]
Woodreb Offline
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Registered: 02/18/10
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Loc: New Milford, CT
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party Happy Birthday, Keefer

And get well soon from your surgery.

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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#345011 - 08/25/17 10:17 PM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: Woodreb]
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Happy Birthday, Keefer! Long time no see. smile Sorry to hear about your scare but glad everything turned out okay. Enjoy your special day!
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#345012 - 08/25/17 11:24 PM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: DancingCavy]
Shilohsmom Offline

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Happy Birthday Keefer. I'm so glad your going to be ok.


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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#345013 - 08/26/17 01:45 AM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: Shilohsmom]
Wolfie Offline

Registered: 02/20/10
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Loc: Vancouver Island, BC
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Happy Birthday, Keefer. I am glad he survived the bloat. thumbup thumbup

I have missed seeing pictures of Keefer and Halo.
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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#345014 - 08/26/17 11:05 AM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: Wolfie]
Mary Jane Offline
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Registered: 02/16/10
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Late, but sincere Happy Birthday Gorgeous Keefer!

(what a scare-I bet Keefer got some great birthday presents)

thanks for posting,

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#345015 - 08/26/17 11:17 AM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: Mary Jane]
Cassidy's Mom Offline

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Thanks everyone, we're lucky to have such a great dog!

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#345018 - 08/26/17 02:41 PM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: Cassidy's Mom]
Karin Offline
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Registered: 02/11/10
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Loc: San Jose, California
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So very happy that Keefer is doing well and that you had the knowledge and presence of mind to take him in to the ER right away. I think all of us worry about bloat in our dogs. I've been worried about Heidi a couple of times in the past and even took her in to the ER once because I was afraid that she had bloated, but luckily, it was just her sensitive stomach acting up again. We really have to be on our toes for our special senior doggies! Glad to see you here!
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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#345019 - 08/27/17 01:34 PM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: Karin]
Braverhund Offline
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Happy Birthday, Keefer! I'm so glad you are ok after that scary situation. Speedy healing to you, sweet boy! Enjoy your birthday! party
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