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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]
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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.

party
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#345007 - 08/25/17 06:57 PM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: PositiveDog]
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party Happy Birthday, Keefer

And get well soon from your surgery.
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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]
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Happy Birthday Keefer. I'm so glad your going to be ok.

party
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and never to be forgotten, Shiloh
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]
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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.
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#345014 - 08/26/17 11:05 AM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: Wolfie]
Mary Jane Online   content
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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,
MJ

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#345015 - 08/26/17 11:17 AM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: Mary Jane]
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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]
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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!
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#345019 - 08/27/17 01:34 PM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: Karin]
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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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#345022 - 08/27/17 08:54 PM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: Braverhund]
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Thanks, Patti! Definitely better safe than sorry, Karin. I was hoping for just gas, but was not really surprised when they confirmed that it was bloat.

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#345023 - 08/28/17 09:18 AM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: Cassidy's Mom]
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I am so glad to hear from you and see Keefer. You are such a good dog mom and got him the medical help he needed.
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#345057 - 09/02/17 02:14 PM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val]
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I missed this earlier! Happy belated to Keef!

At that age, everything is a heart stopper and so glad he pulled through. I was so sad that Max only made it to 10 1/2. No matter how long they are with us, it's never long enough.

Here's to many more months and years for your boy cheers
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#345081 - 09/04/17 09:19 PM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: MaxaLisa]
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Don't know how I missed this thread but a Very Happy Belated Birthday to Keefer. gsdhead 12 years and going strong! groovy Nice to hear from you, Deb.
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#345116 - 09/06/17 09:33 PM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: SeanRescueMom]
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Thanks, Val, Lisa, and Marlene!

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#345118 - 09/06/17 09:37 PM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: Cassidy's Mom]
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Just wondering how he's doing now after he bloated. I wish him all the best and know he's in great care.
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and never to be forgotten, Shiloh
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#345127 - 09/07/17 11:18 AM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: Shilohsmom]
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He's doing great, Rosa! He got his staples out last Friday, but within a week of the surgery he was acting completely back to normal.

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#345159 - 09/09/17 11:33 PM Re: Happy 12th birthday, Keefer! [Re: Cassidy's Mom]
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Wow, I can't believe how much time has past. it goes so quickly. Happy birthday sweet Keefer. party
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